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Armenia Guaranteed Departure Tour

Phoenix Tour Armenia / Armenia Guaranteed Departure Tour

Armenia Guaranteed Departure Tour

$499 per person

Spend 6 days discovering some of Armenia’s most spectacular sights on our comprehensive Armenia Guaranteed Departure Tour. Visit several impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Main Cathedral of Echmiadzin, the fascinating Geghard Monastery Complex and the ruins of the 7th century Zvartnots Temple. Enjoy a panoramic view of Lake Sevan and marvel at the Biblical Mount Ararat from the Khor Virap Monastery. Continue to Dilijan resort and visit the stunning Haghartsin Monastery. And of course, there will be plenty of opportunities to indulge in the delicious traditional Armenian cuisine and the world renowned Armenian brandy sampling!

  • Duration
    6 Days | 5 Nights
  • Arrival
    Yerevan (every Friday)
  • Departure
    Yerevan
  • Group size
    min 2 persons - $499 p.p.
  • Included
    all transfers according to a program in a car or minivan with A/C
    accommodation in a DBL room in 3 star hotel (5 nights)
    breakfasts
    English speaking guide services
    entrance fees to museums and temples
    Areni-1 cave visit
    wine tasting in Old Bridge winery
    "Ararat" brandy degustation
    1 Armenia country map per person
    1 bottle of water per day per person (0.5L)
  • Not included
    airfare
    entry visas (if applied)
    insurance
    the cover of medical emergencies
    lunches & dinners
    all additional tours not mentioned in the program
    tipping the waiters of the restaurants
    tipping the porters of the hotels
    tipping the guide and driver
6 days | 5 nights
  • Included
    Armenia Guaranteed Departure Tour
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DAY 1  FRIDAY  YEREVAN
Arrival to Zvartnots International Airport. Meet your Phoenix Tour representative. Transfer to the hotel. Check in. Overnight in Yerevan.
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DAY 2  SATURDAY  YEREVAN CITY TOUR
Breakfast. Start exploring Yerevan, the Armenia’s capital city and one of the oldest cities in the world. Stop at the Victory Park and Mother Armenia monument to get a spectacular view of the Biblical Mt. Ararat with a panorama of central Yerevan. Visit one of the richest depositories of manuscripts and books in the world, the Matenadaran Institute of Ancient Manuscripts. Take a walking tour of the Cascade Complex, with its Sculpture Park and Cafesjian Center for the Arts. Visit the magnificent building of the Opera House, the postmodern Northern Avenue and the city's main Republic Square. Be sure to return to Republic Square after dark to see the "Dancing Fountains", a choreographed water show synched with lights and music (The fountains are on from May until the end of October). Take a tour of an open air "Vernissage" market, where you can buy some gifts, souvenirs, jewelry and other handicrafts. Stop at the popular fruit market "Shouka" to buy traditional sweets and dried fruits. Overnight in Yerevan.
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DAY 3  SUNDAY  YEREVAN – KHOR VIRAP – ECHMIADZIN – ZVARTNOTS – GARNI – GEGHARD – YEREVAN
Breakfast. Drive to the Khor Virap Monastery, where the Mt. Ararat reveals its breathtaking size and splendor. Khor Virap is one of the most popular destinations in Armenia, primarily because it is where the St. Gregory the Illuminator, the future head of the Armenian Apostolic Church, was imprisoned here for 13 years. Continue to Echmiadzin, the spiritual and administrative center of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Visit the Main Cathedral of Echmiadzin, the oldest state-built church in the world, having been built by St. Gregory the Illuminator in 303 AD (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Attend the colorful service of the Holy Liturgy, which attracts a numerous visitors and pilgrims from around the world. Drive back to Yerevan. En route to Yerevan visit ruins of the 7th century Zvartnots Temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Zvartnots Cathedral was destroyed by an earthquake in 930 AD, and was lost to history until its discovery in the early 20th century. Continue to one of the most beautiful monasteries in Armenia, the 13th century cave monastery of Geghard (UNESCO World Heritage Site). The name of the monastery originates from the spear, which had wounded Jesus at the Crucifixion, allegedly brought to Armenia by Apostle Jude, and currently stored amongst many other relics in the Echmiadzin's Cathedral Museum. Drive to the oldest surviving building on the territory of Armenia, the 1st century Garni Pagan Temple. The Garni Temple was built by the Armenian King Tiridates with the money he received after visiting Emperor Nero in Rome, and was dedicated to Sun God Mithra. Return to Yerevan. Overnight in Yerevan.
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DAY 4  MONDAY  YEREVAN – LAKE SEVAN – DILIJAN – HAGHARTSIN – YEREVAN
Breakfast. Drive to Lake Sevan. The lake's proximity to Yerevan, coupled with its cooler summer temperatures, outstretched blue waters and historic sights make it one of Armenia’s key places to visit. Walk up to the 8th century monastery of Sevanavank on Sevan peninsula, one of Armenia’s iconic landmarks. Continue to Dilijan in the Tavush Province, a resort town renowned for its charming nature and some traditional Armenian architecture. Stroll through the Dilijan’s Historic Center, the cobbled Sharambeyan Street, with its collection of stone and wooden traditional buildings, shops, restaurants, souvenir stalls and workshops. Visit the 13th century Haghartsin Monastery, hidden treasure buried in the verdure of mountain woods. Haghartsin was the major center of spiritual and cultural life of Armenia under the patronage of the Bagrutini kings. Return to Yerevan. Take a tour of the "Ararat" Brandy Factory, featuring degustation of the two types of the world renowned Armenian brandy. Overnight in Yerevan.  
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DAY 5  TUESDAY  YEREVAN – NORAVANK – ARENI CAVE – OLD BRIDGE WINERY – YEREVAN
Breakfast. Drive to the masterpiece of medieval Armenian architecture, the 14th century Noravank Monastery, a major religious and cultural center of Armenia in the past. Continue to the Areni-1 Birds Cave. In 2007, a team of Armenian and Irish archeologists were doing excavations in Areni-1 Cave, and they have discovered a 6,100-year-old winery and a 5,500-year-old leather shoe. The shoe was officially acknowledged as the oldest leather footwear in the world, and it is on the permanent display in the History Museum of Armenia. Drive to Yeghegnadzor and stopover for wine tasting at the local Old Bridge Wine Factory, which is very popular for its delicious wines. Sample the unique 3 kinds of vintage red wines and 1 kind of white wine. Return to Yerevan. Overnight in Yerevan.
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DAY 6  WEDNESDAY  YEREVAN DEPARTURE
Breakfast. Check out from hotel. Transfer to Zvartnots International Airport. Departure from Yerevan.

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