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Amazing 7-Day tour in Armenia!

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Day 1: Yerevan

Stop At: Dancing Fountains, Yerevan
Enjoin the dancing fountain experience
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Republic Square, Yerevan
Observe the beautiful Architecture
Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Zvartnots International Airport
Arrival at Zvartnots International Airport. Greeting and meeting. Hotel transfer and leisure time at your disposal.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight

Day 2: Yerevan: Matenadaran – Ararat Brandy- Megerian Carpets Factory– City Tour

Stop At: Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, Yerevan
Meet the beginning of your interesting day in one of oldest cities in the world. The guide will be waiting for you to start the day full of discoveries. We will take a city tour in the capital, where we will uncover the main landmarks of the colorful city. Next, we will visit the scientific and research center of the Matenadaran, where numerous ancient manuscripts and books are preserved and demonstrated. The huge complex is located on the hillside area of Mashtots Avenue, where splendid panorama of the city will attract you. Right after we finish our observation mission in the Matenadaran, we will head to Megerian carpet factory, where numerous rugs exhibited in the museum of the factory represent long history of Armenian rug-making art. Here, we will have traditional lunch, with delicious variety of Armenian ancient cuisine. After a lovely lunch break, we will continue to Armenian Genocide Memorial and museum. In the evening you will be invited for an evening stroll through the city.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight

Day 3: Yerevan − Amberd − Aragats – Yerevan

Stop At: Amberd Fortress, Byurakan, Aragatsotn
Wake up and prepare for a day full of adventures. First, we will cover the 11th-century Fortress of Amberd, with picturesque valleys on the background which is located on the slopes of the highest mountain of Armenia, Aragats. We will pass to Vahramashen church, situated next to the fortress, where we will have a short lunch break on a lovely picnic spot. Now it is time to hike the southern peak (3888 m above sea level) of the highest top in Armenia − Aragats (4090 m above sea level). On our way to the southern peak of the mount, we will unfold the beauty of Lake Qari with its cool and fresh water. As we reach the peak, you will be astonished by the fascinating view of the sky that will seem to be closer and of the mesmerizing view of the Mount Ararat. Depending on your wishes, we can also hike up to the East Summit (3650 m above sea level). In the evening, we will drive back to our hotel in Yerevan.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight

Day 4: Yerevan – Lake Sevan – Geghard – Basalt Organs – Garni – Yerevan

Stop At: Lake Sevan, Lake Sevan, Gegharkunik Province
At the beginning of the day we will drive to the largest lake in Armenia − Sevan. Then, the tour will continue to Sevan peninsula, where you will be awarded black-colored ancient Monastery Sevanavank and breathtaking views over the top of the peninsula. Later, we will proceed to monastery of Geghard (UNESCO World Heritage Site). The part of the monastery was cut out of the rock, which grants the visitors marvelous picture of Azat Valley. The trip will continue onwards to Garni, where we will reveal nature-made Basalt organs. Later, we will hike up to the Pagan Temple of Garni and admire the magnificent natural scenery from the top. At the end of the day you will have a drive back to your hotel.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight

Day 5: Yerevan - Khor Virap – Areni – Noravank − Yerevan

Stop At: Khor Virap, Lusarat, Ararat Province
Today, we will head to the southern part of the country. The first stop will be at Khor Virap Monastery, standing high in the plain valley of Ararat. We will be gifted a flawless view of the Mount Ararat on a clear day. Next, we will drive to the wine-making center of the country − Areni. Here, we will have a traditional Armenian lunch and taste some delicious local wine. Afterwards, we will drive to Amaghu Gorge, which is always twined with Grand Canyon, where one of the most beautiful monasteries called Noravank is situated. This is a perfect location for taking photos and admiring the red cliffs. Later, we will return to Yerevan and enjoy our leisure time.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight

Day 6: Yerevan – Zvartnots − Etchmiadzin – Aknashen – Yerevan

Stop At: Zvartnots Temple, Vagharshapat, Armavir Province
After breakfast, we will depart to the Armavir Province, where we will discover the main points of interest of this region. First, we will have a stop at the ruins of Zvartnots Cathedral, which once used to be a circle-shaped architectural masterpiece. Later, we will visit the spiritual city of Armenia − Etchmiadzin. We will take a tour inside the religious complex of the city, where the oldest church of the country is situated. Afterwards, we will proceed to Aknashen Village, where hospitable people will be waiting for us to have traditional lunch consisting of unique Armenian dishes, we will also have an opportunity to take part in the process of baking Armenian bread − "lavash".
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight

Day 7: Return flight

Pass By: Zvartnots International Airport
Transfer to the airport. End of our services.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Reviewed June 1, 2019

The Discovery of the monastery of Khor Virap and the wonderful landscape with the Ararat mount in the background was really wonderfullMore

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank JMNFSG
ARATOURS, Tour & Travel Agent at ARATOURS Travel Services, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2019

Dear Jacques, Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your tour! We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay in Armenia and in Georgia. We hope that you will remember beautiful moments spent in 2 countires, and that this will not be your...More

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