5D/4N CLASSIC JORDAN TOUR
From SGD 1588
Armenia is one of the oldest countries in the world and boasts some of Europe’s most stunning views, with the peak of Mount Ararat dominating the country’s skyline. Armenia is home to countless beautiful monasteries and they are often found in areas of truly outstanding natural beauty. The capital of Armenia, Yerevan, is a cozy city famous for its beautiful architecture. The city has a centuries-old history, cozy cafés, restaurants, and beautiful parks. Get ready to immerse yourself in centuries-old customs and traditions, learn about its colourful history and admire the spectacular scenery of this beautiful country.
Day 01: Arrival to Yerevan
Arrival to Yerevan, meeting at Zvartnots International airport. Transfer to the hotel, leisure time. In the evening a panoramic tour of the capital of Armenia, which is one of the oldest cities in the world. We’ll see the Republic Square, the National Opera and Ballet Theater, cultural – architectural complex Cascade, the monument “Mother Armenia”. Then we will visit NUR Art Gallery, where you will find unique works of Nur that is capable of creating a completely new form of art with an incredible lightness, playfulness and wit. His pieces of jewelry art full-grown sculptural compositions and every creation is unique, an absolute exclusive one-of-a-kind. Leisure time. It is possible to arrange dinner at the traditional restaurant, where each can taste delicious national dishes
Day 02: Yerevan – Geghard – Garni
After breakfast a trip to the cave Monastery Geghard (13 centaury), which consists of three churches and a huge mausoleum carved into the mountain. Continuation of the tour will bring us to the pagan temple of Garni (77 AD) – the only Hellenistic temple extant in the region. Inspection of “Temple of the Sun” and the ancient royal baths, situated on the edge of the picturesque valley. Lunch in a private house where we’ll see the baking process of Armenian traditional flatbread, lavash. By the same time we’ll have an opportunity to participate in the process of baking. Return to Yerevan. Visit to “Ararat” Brandy Factory with excursion and brandy tasting.
Day 03: Khor Virap – Noravank – Areni
Breakfast. The road from Yerevan leads through the plains of Ararat, where all of a sudden an attractive picture of Khor-Virap Monastery appears. The monastery is located 200 meters away from the Turkish border. It is the nearest spot to Ararat Mountain from Armenia. After we’ll visit Noravank Monastery, which is built in an inaccessible location among an amazing nature. The monastery is overhanging the gorge of the river Arpa. Lunch in a local restaurant. On the way back we will stop at Areni wine factory in Areni village. Return to Yerevan.
Day 04: Lake Sevan – Dilijan
Breakfast. A trip to Lake Sevan which is situated at an altitude above 1900m. Its crystalclear transparent water changes color several times during the day leaving unforgettable expressions. Inspection of Sevan Monastery, located on the peninsula that offers magnificent panoramic views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Lunch time. The tour will be continued to the forested resort town of Dilijan, which is also called “Armenian Little Switzerland” for its nature. We will drive through a plush forest to reach the Haghartsin Monastery, an 11th-13th century church situated deep in the woods. Dinner and overnight in Dilijan.
Day 05: Haghpat and Sanahin
Breakfast. Walk along one of the most beautiful and oldest streets of the Old Dilijan – Sharambeyan where we will find small art schools and souvenir shops. After we start to the Northern region of Armenia. Inspection of the medieval Sanahin bridge over the river Debed. Excursion to the Monasteries of Sanahin and Haghpat (10 -13 cc), which are among the outstanding works of medieval Armenian architecture. In their artistic merits they transcend the limits of national culture and they are now listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Property. Lunch in a local restaurant. Return to Yerevan.
Day 06: Echmiadzin and Zavartnots
After breakfast we will visit Matenadaran – Institute of ancient manuscripts. Here are kept more than 15,000 manuscripts and the collection is constantly updated with new discoveries, acquisitions and gifts. A trip to Echmiadzin, the spiritual and administrative center of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Inspection of the pearls of Armenian architecture of the Church of St. Hripsime (618AD), and the world’s first Christian Cathedral (301AD). We will visit the unique museum of Echmiadzin Cathedral. Visit the Church of St. Gayane (5-7 cc). On the way back stop at the ruins of one of the most famous temples in Armenia – Zvartnots Cathedral (7th century). Return to Yerevan. Lunch in a national restaurant.
Day 07: Departure
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport and departure.
- Accommodation in 4 Star hotel with Breakfast
- Meals: 6B 5L 1D
- Sightseeing tours as mentioned
- Entrance fees and Brandy tasting in Ararat Factory
- All entrance tickets for museums and historical monuments
- A/C Vehicle Transfers with professional Driver
- Tour Guide
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- All rates are per person based on sharing basis
- Meals/Drinks offered may differ according to package
- Confirmation of package is subject to Hotel Availability
- All rates & tour itineraries are subject to change without notice
- All activities are subject to change relative to weather conditions
- Prices do not include any additional Airport charges or other charge