ARMENIA TOUR Armenia is located in the Caucasus, between Europe and Asia. A state with ancient Christian civilizations, there are many ancient places of worship. (TOURS FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FOR GROUPS)
Day 1: YEREVAN. Arrival from Italy, transfer to the hotel.
Day 2: Yerevan City Tour. Breakfast at the hotel. Guided visit to the Museum of History with many finds dating back from the 5th millennium BC. until the XVIII century AD. Lunch in a typical restaurant with traditional dishes. After lunch visit the Cascade monument where you can admire various sculptures and works by contemporary artists (Botero, Chadwick, Flanagan etc.). Visit to the Victory Park. Visit to the ARARAT cognac distillery. After the visits, return to the hotel for dinner and overnight in Yerevan. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight in Yerevan.
Day 3: Yerevan, Sevan Lake, Goshavank, Noradus. Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for the lake of Sevan, located about 2000 meters above the sea level, occupying the territory of 1300 sq km. Visit of the Sevan Peninsula with its two churches. Continue to Taush, visit of the convent of the thirteenth century. Goshavank is dedicated to Mikhitar Gosh – the 13th century legislator. Stop in Noraduz, an ancient cemetery of crosses. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight in Yerevan.
Day 4 : Yerevan, Echmiadzin, Zvartnotz. Breakfast at the hotel. Visit of the ancient capital of Armenia Echmiadzin (The Descent of the Only Begotten), the spiritual center of the Armenian people, the main seat of the Katolicos of all Armenians. Arrival in Echmiadzin, visit of the Mayr Tachar cathedral, the oldest Christian church, founded by St. Gregory the Illuminator at the beginning of the fourth century (it is preferable to visit Echmiadzin on Sunday in order to participate in the Armenian Mass). On the way stop at the beautiful church dedicated to Saint Hripsime built in 618 in honor of the homonymous martyr, in the place where there was a chapel with the burial of the Saint. Later visit to Zvartnotz (Temple of the Angels) of the ruins of the church dedicated to S. Gregorio built between 642 and 662 by Katolikos Nerses (called the Builder). Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight in Yerevan.
Day 5: Yerevan, Khor Virap, Noravank. Breakfast in the hotel. Departure for the Ararat region where you can visit the famous pilgrimage site Khor Virap located on the slopes of Monte Biblico. According to tradition, in the monastery of Khor Virap, St. Gregory the Illuminator was a held prisoner for 13 years in a deep well by King Tiridat III because of his Christian faith. Continue to Vayotz Dzor, visit to the magnificent monastery of Noravank dating back to the XIII - XIV century. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight in Yerevan.
Day 6: Yerevan, Garni, Geghard. Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for the Kotayk region, visit to the only pagan temple Garni preserved in Armenia since the Hellenistic era. Visit of the famous monastery of Geghard (Convent of the Lancia, a fragment of the tip that according to tradition wounded the side of Christ). Visit of the Museum and the Armenian Genocide Monument made by the Turks in 1915. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight in Yerevan.
Day 7: Yerevan, Hovhannavank, Saghmosavank, Amberd, Matenadaran. Breakfast in the hotel. Departure for Ashtarak, visit to the 13th century Hovhannavank and Saghmosavank church. Continue to Mount Aragatz, visit to the ruins of the Amberd fortress. Return to Yerevan and visit the beautiful library of ancient MATENADARAN manuscripts. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight in Yerevan.
Day 8: YEREVAN / ITALY Departure. Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport.
PRICES STARTING FROM EURO 650,00 (Tour feasible for both individuals and groups
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THE PRICE INCLUDES: Accommodation in Yerevan x 7 nights. All transfers by coach with A / C.
Full board (during all meals a 0.5ml bottle of water is provided per person) An Italian-speaking local guide. All entrance fees to museums according to the programme.
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: Medical-baggage-cancellation insurance, tips, drinks, personal extras in general and anything not expressly indicated in the programme.