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Armenia Special Interest Packages

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Armenia
Yerevan
14 PM
12 PM
0 Adults, 0 Children
Full Board

Package Itinerary:

  • Yerevan City Tour & Ararat Brandy Factory
  • Etchmiatsin, Zvartnots & Vernissage
  • Khor Virap, Noravank, Areni & Yeghegnadzor
  • Orbelian Caravanserai, Noratus, Sevanavank & Sevan
  • Dilijan, Lake Parz & Goshavank
  • Geghard, Garni, Lavash baking & In Vino

Package Includes

  • Meet & assist upon arrival and departure.
  • 5 nights in Yerevan, 1 night in Yeghegnadzor & 1 night in Dilijan.
  • Meals as mentioned in the program.
  • All sightseeing entrance fees as mentioned in the program.
  • Professional tour guide with the language of your choice.
  • Transportation by vehicles with A/C as specified in the program.
  • 1 complimentary bottle of water per day & 24/7 customer service.

Package does not Include

  • Flight Tickets
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned in the program
  • Additional tours and transportation not mentioned in the program
  • Tips and other personal expenses

Food Tour In Armenia 8 Days / 7 Nights

Arrival in Land of NOAH. At Zvartnots International airport you will be welcomed and assisted through immigration and customs by Santa Maria Tours representative, then escorted to your hotel.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan.

After breakfast at the hotel, your guide meets you at the lobby to start off your trip with a city tour in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia and the largest city of the country.  As one of the oldest capitals in the world, Yerevan was founded in the 8th-century BC and was known as Erebuni. Next, visit some of the main streets of Yerevan such as Baghramyan and Mashtots Avenues, as well as Abovyan Street which still showcases century-old houses and historical buildings. Then, head to the Victory Park, from where a panoramic view of the city and the majestic Mt. Ararat opens. From the park, continue your walk through the Cascade, an architectural complex of a massive staircase with fountain terraces to the Opera and Ballet Theater. The Cascade also houses Cafesjian Center for the Arts, which offers a rich collection of Armenian and international contemporary art, including a selection of artwork from the personal collection of its founder Gerard L. Cafesjian. The program also includes a visit to Matenadaran, an outstanding repository of Armenian manuscripts. Located on Mashtots Ave., the museum is named after Mesrop Mashtots, the creator of the Armenian Alphabet, and houses over 23000 treasured pieces of manuscripts and scrolls. Conclude your day by a visit to the legendary Armenian Brandy Factory that started its production in 1887 in Yerevan.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan,
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

In the morning, your first stop is Etchmiatsin, the center of the Armenian Apostolic Church and Mother See of Holy Etchmiatsin. The Cathedral of Etchmiatsin was built in the early 4th-century by St. Gregory the Illuminator and King Tiridates, following the adoption of Christianity as the state religion of Armenia. In Etchmiadzin, the tour continues to St. Gayane and St. Hripsime Churches of the 7th-century, both listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will have lunch at the Cross of Armenian Unity Charity Organization. On the way back to Yerevan, you will stop by the ruins of Zvartnots, which in archaic Armenian means “dedicated to the angels”. Built in the 7th-century, Zvartnots is the oldest and largest aisled tetraconch church in historical Armenia. The Cathedral was completely ruined in an earthquake in the 10th-century but was reconstructed in the 1940s. After returning to Yerevan, you will take a walk to Vernissage, which is one of the largest craft markets in the region. Here we can find some of the best traditional arts and crafts, souvenirs, and antique objects, such as traditional dolls, paintings, woodwork and ceramic, carpets, old photo cameras, and other equipment, as well as Armenian brand new and antique jewelries made of silver and bronze. Conclude your day with a tour around Megerian carpet factory, followed by a dinner at the factory’s traditional Armenian restaurant. Established in 1917 in New York, the Megerian museum offers an opportunity to view the intricate process of carpet weaving and enjoy a display of antique rugs and carpets.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Start this day by visiting Khor Virap Monastery, right on the foot of the biblical Mt. Ararat. The legend of this monastery is associated with St. Gregory the Illuminator, who was imprisoned here for 13 years. The trip continues to Yeghegnadzor, where you can have lunch and then visit Noravank Monastery located in a narrow gorge of Armagu River. A gem of the Armenian medieval architecture, the 13th-century monastery is the masterpiece of Master Momik. The program includes a stop by Areni village, where you will enjoy some wine-tasting at Areni Winery. You will stay overnight in Yeghegnbadzor.
Overnight: Hotel in Yeghegnadzor
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

After breakfast at the hotel, set off for the Orbelians’ Caravanserai, one of the oldest inns Silk Road travelers used throughout centuries. Then, continue the ancient Silk Road to Noratus village, where you will have an opportunity to see the preparation of different types of traditional Armenian cheese. The trip continues along the ancient Silk Road to Lake Sevan, to the Blue Pearl of Armenia. At an altitude of 1900 m above sea level, it is the largest sweet water lake in Armenia and the Caucasus region. Located up on the cliffs of a small peninsula, stands the Monastery of Sevanavank. You will have your lunch on the shore of Lake Sevan.
Overnight: Hotel in Dilijan
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Start this day by visiting Dilijan, a picturesque resort town. The tour in the old districts of Dilijan includes Sharambeyan street. Complete the tour by visiting some of the craftsmen’s workshops, art galleries, and museums. Then, visit the 13th-century Haghartsin monastery, recently restored by a Muslim Sheikh from the United Arab Emirates. The monastery is easily accessible through paved roads and has a large parking area, a gift shop, bakery, and other facilities. The program also includes a visit to the 12-13th century Monastery of Goshavank located in Gosh village. The 12th-13th century monastery is in Gosh village, surrounded by village homes. Return to Yerevan for overnight.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

A trip to the pagan Temple of Garni, one of the most visited historical sites of Armenia. Built in the 1st century AD, the Temple of Garni managed to survive the destruction of all the pagan temples following Armenia’s adoption of Christianity in 301. Following severe damage by earthquakes, the temple was reconstructed. Situated on a cliff, the temple overlooks a spectacular view of the Geghama Mountains and the gorge of Azat River. After lunch in Garni village and an opportunity to participate in the preparation of the traditional Armenian bread lavash, the trip continues to the medieval Geghard Monastery, located deep within Azat Valley and founded by Saint Gregory the Illuminator. It’s worth to mention that Geghard has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. On the last evening of your trip, a Gala Dinner is organized. Enjoy your evening by walking in the historic streets of Yerevan.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

After Breakfast, time to bid farewell to your Tour director and new found friends as you transferred to Zvartnots International airport for your return flight.
Meals: Breakfast

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