Magical Colors of Autumn
October 27-November 04, 2018

Discover this Ancient Land through Your Eyes

Day 0 in the center (1)

 

Day 1 - October 27, 2018

 

Arrival in Yerevan – Transfer to the Hotel, CHECK IN, unpack, rest

OVERNIGHT IN YEREVAN

 

Day 2 - October 28, 2018

 

hhYerevan City Tour – Our trip through the territories of Armenia begins today in Yerevan – the capital, one of the most ancient cities in the world – Erebouni Fortress which was founded in 782 BC. You begin with your first walk from the museum of Erebouni to the top of Arin-Berd hill to discover the ancient fortress.

Continuing the city tour, your second stop is Tsitsernakaberd memorial and museum to the 1915 Genocide, the most important monument in Yerevan today.

Lunch in Yerevan Armenian Traditional Restaurant  

Our next stop is the Cascade, which is a huge white stairwell built on a Yerevan hillside in the 1970s, with water fountains running down the sides, all reminiscent of a natural river or stream cascading. It connects the central district to Haghtanak Park –“Victory” Park to the center of the city. 

The structure has escalators so that it is unnecessary to manually ascend the stairs all the way to the top.

OVERNIGHT IN YEREVAN

 

Day 3 - October 29, 2018

 

Breakfast served

lav 4 picsToday you will enjoy a tour of the most enigmatic of cities, visiting the remarkable Matenadaran Library and Research Institute of Armenia with close to 17,000 rare manuscripts, one of the richest depositories of manuscripts and books in the world.

Then we  will travel to Garni, the location of the rare pre-Christian pagan temple maintained in Armenia.
Later on, we will reach (UNESCO) Geghard (Cave monastery) architectural complex (12-13th centuries), carved out of one monolithic rock. Due to the extraordinary acoustics, when the local monk begins to sing in this chamber it is hard to believe a large choir isn’t singing… be aware it is only one man…

A visit to Geghard is truly a spiritual experience.

Lunch and Lavash-making in Armenian traditional way in “tonir” (special pit for making Armenian Traditional Bread: LAVASH). “Eat thy bread with joy” in Geghard

OVERNIGHT IN YEREVAN

 

Day 4 - October 30, 2018

 

Breakfast served

10995351_10152734986471408_2584808083600428037_nWe embark on our journey to the land of ancient treasures of Christian history – (UNESCO) At the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, the “religious capital” and the seat of the Supreme Patriarch-Catholics of all Armenians.

Then, admire the Monasteries of Sts. Hripsime and Gayane Churches (7th c) dedicated to these faithful virgins, 3rd century followers of Christ who were martyred.

Lunch  and  LAVASH making in an Armenian traditional fashion in a “tonir” (special pit to bake Armenian Traditional Bread: LAVASH).  in Etchmiadzin.

On the way back to Yerevan, (UNESCO) visit the magnificent ruins of Zvartnots (celestial angels) Cathedral (7th c) which will show you the uniqueness of the Armenian church architecture, where once stood an impressive three-tiered circular structure with a spectacular central dome.

OVERNIGHT IN YEREVAN

 

Day 5 - October 31, 2018

 

Breakfast served and Check out

V22095635_10214486528054421_266471272_oisit to Lake Sevan – the emerald of Armenia – Sevan Monastery on the peninsula – Dilijan – a piece of Switzerland in Armenia – earth and sky, woods, fields and rivers, the mountains are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn in a classroom… The old approach in the new century … “Old Town Dilijan” complete with craftsmen workshops, small shops with traditional Armenian products and crafts, museum, showing typical 19th century living with all its local customs and handmade wood furnishings…..

Goshavank Monastery -10-13th century.

Lunch in Sevan
OVERNIGHT IN DILIJAN

 

Day 6 - November 1, 2018

 

Breakfast served and Check out

download.doVisit  Jermook  – Mountain SPA Town – famous for its hot springs and mineral water . It is attractive for its fresh air, waterfalls, artificial lakes, walking trails, the surrounding forests and mineral water pools.

Lunch in the way

Hotel Accommodation in Jermook

OVERNIGHT IN JERMOOK

 

Day 7 - November 2, 2018

 

Btatev1reakfast Served

Rest and Free Day in Jermook

OPTIONAL: Trip to Tatev

OVERNIGHT IN JERMOOK

 

Day 8 - November 3, 2018

 

Breakfast served and Check out

Next, we will take the path through the narrow gorge, revealing Noravank Monastery, nestled inside the deep red landscape of the tuf stone mountains.

Later on we will taste and enjoy a guided tour of the famous “Areni Winery.”  In Armenian, there is a famous saying that “Wine is bottled poetry”.

D270415125011_fufjriving through the fertile plains of the Ararat valley, you will reach Khor Virap Monastery – the beginning of the History of Christianity in Armenia, magnificently set against the towering slopes of the Biblical Mountain, Ararat. You have some quite spectacular photo opportunities before a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty. The monastery is the site where St. Gregory the Illuminator was incarcerated and it is a pilgrimage destination for every believer

Arrival Yerevan  and  Hotel accommodation

OVERNIGHT IN YEREVAN

 

Day 9 - November 4, 2018

 

Breakfast Served and Check-out

TRANSFER to AIRPORT 
Have a nice and safe flight!!!

**Itinerary is subject to change at any time

 

SERVICES:

  • Full transportation and transfers in Armenia as specified in itinerary
  • Hotel Accommodation in Armenia –  8 nights 

    5 nights in Yerevan

    1 night in Dilijan

    2 nights in Jermook

  • Meals as indicated – Breakfast, 5 x Lunch, 1 x Dinner 
  • Entrance fee to all sightseeing destinations
  • Bi-lingual tour guide
  • Bottle water

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