Day 1.
Arrival to Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, one of the ancient  cities in the world. A brief sightseeing city tour and hotel check-in

Day 2. Introduction to Armenian history and familiarization with Yerevan (Matenadaran, the State Museum of History of Armenia, Armenian Genocide Museum, Brandy Factory "Ararat",The Cascade Complex).
Breakfast in the hotel. Visit to Matenadaran, a scientific research institute, named after the founder of the Armenian alphabet Mesrop Mashtots which is a unique repository of ancient Armenian manuscripts in its kind.  For a more thorough acquaintance with the history of Armenia, we will visit the National History Museum of Armenia, which carries visitors into the most distant past. Coins of two thousand years, jewelry, rugs, household items of ancient Armenians - all of this and much more constitutes the exposure of the museum (nearly 400,000 exhibits). A brief pause for lunch, during which time you will enjoy an unforgettable taste of Armenian dolma. After lunch, we will visit the museum and memorial to the victims of the Armenian Genocide carried out by Ottoman Turkey in 1915. A tour to the famous legendary Yerevan Brandy Company “ArArAt”, which products have repeatedly been honored with medals at various international exhibitions. Knowingly as a recipe for longevity, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill recommended: "Never be late for dinner, smoke Hawaiian cigars and drink Armenian cognac." In the evening we will have a walk through the most favorite place of Yerevan citizens, the Cascade complex. Back to the hotel.

Day 3. Gegard Monastery complex, the Sun God’s pagan temple of Garni, the carpets factory.
Breakfast in the hotel.   Our journey starts with a small stop at the arch named after the famous Armenian poet Yeghishe Charents, with views of the Biblical Mount Ararat. Then we are heading to the monastic complex Geghard (IV century). This unique architectural construction is included in the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage. The full name – is Gegardavank, literally - "The spear monastery". The name of the monastery complex comes from the spear of Longinus that pierced the body of Jesus Christ on the Cross, and, allegedly, brought to Armenia by Apostle Apostle Judas Thaddaeus. Now the spear is exhibited in the Museum of Etchmiadzin. Our next goal is the Sun God’s pagan temple, which is in the neighboring village - Garni. Temple of Garni - is the only preserved monument in Armenia belonging to the era of paganism and Hellenism. Near the temple are preserved the remains of an ancient fortress (76) and the royal palace, as well as the bath house which was built in the III century. Next we will have a dinner in a rural environment, and taking part in the national pita bread (lavash) baking in а tonir. After the dinner break we will return to Yerevan and visit the carpets factory: ”The Megheryan Caret”. Here you can observe the production the carpets that include yarn dyeing with vegetable colorants, weaving, cutting, decoration, etc. Back to the hotel.

Day 4. Tsakhkadzor, Sevan, the Mother Armenia Memorial.
Breakfast in the hotel. Departure to the popular ski and climatic resort of Tsaghkadzor (literally "valley of flowers"). Here we expect a climb up the Tsakhkadzor ropeway (1 line, the length of 1137 m.). After Here we will visit the monastery complex of Kecharis (XI-XIII cc.), which was one of the major spiritual center of Armenia and had his own school.  Next in our tour- is visiting Sevan Lake, which is situated at an altitude of 1900 m above sea level, it has an area of 1240 square kilometers and a depth of 83 m. Besides the lake and the surrounding mountains, the most famous landmark of the coast is considered to be the Sevanavank Monastery in the north-west of the lake, which is our next stop point. Initially, it was located on the island, but over the years the water level dropped, and the land was joined with an island with the Isthmus, and the monastery found himself standing on the peninsula. After the we will enjoy our dinner - the Sevan fish barbecue in the restaurant overlooking the "blue-eyed" Sevan. After the dinner we will return to Yerevan, where we’ll have an evening walk at the monument "Mother Armenia", which was built in honor of the Soviet victory in Great Patriotic War. There you are offered the panoramic views of the evening Yerevan. Back to the hotel.

Day 5. Khor Virap, Noravank. Winery "Areni".
Breakfast in the hotel. Our journey begins with a visit to the Khor Virap monastery. It is known for its location at the foot of the biblical Mount Ararat, where, according to legend, appeared Noah on the ark after the Flood. The monastery is situated over the subsurface prison where, according to legend, the Armenian king Trdat III kept in captivity St. Gregory the Illuminator for about 15 years, before it was converted to Christianity in 301 AD Our next stop is Noravank Monastery, which dates back to the XIII century. It is one of the most beautiful medieval buildings in Armenia. Our dinner break following in the village of Areni winery, where wine is made from the same grape variety for thousands of years In the afternoon we will visit the winery and see the process of wine production with degustation of different varieties of locally produced wines. Return to the hotel.

Day 6. The Hripsimeh Church, the Cathedral of Echmiadzin, Zvartnots Temple. Sergei Parajanov museum. Gala Dinner.
Breakfast in the hotel. Today, our journey starts with a tour of the so-called "Armenian Vatican" – Echmiadzin city. The first stop is St. Hripsimeh church (618 AD), which is included in UNESCO World Heritage List. Next we will visit the Cathedral of Echmiadzin, the center of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the residence of the Supreme Patriarch and the Catholicos of All Armenians. There is also a museum where stores various relics, including the Spear of Longinus and particle of Noah’s Ark inside the cathedral. Break for the lunch. The next stop is the ruins of Zvartnots temple - which means "Temple of Vigil Angels” which is translated from the ancient Armenian; the temple is the early medieval Armenian architecture. It was built by the Catholicos Nerses III the Builder in 640-650 years. The Byzantine emperor Constants II attended a ceremony of the colossal temple consecration, and then wished to build the same in Constantinople. Next we will visit the museum of Sergei Parajanov. He was a great director and screenwriter, who create a new language of cinematography, the artist, the art which has no analogues in the world of art. Gala Dinner in one of the Armenian picturesque tavern where you will enjoy traditional Armenian dishes, enjoy live music and dancing. Back to the hotel.

Day 7.
Breakfast in the hotel. Check-out from the hotel. Airport shuttle service.

Prices are per person in double room

Hotel 2-3 per. 4-10 per. 11+ per. Additional for SGL
HrazdanNareElysium Gallery 416300 AMD 279500 AMD 224846 AMD 42000 AMD
AraratMinotelNairiBass Boutique 456400 AMD 319400 AMD 264900 AMD 48000 AMD
Opera SuiteHiltonHyatt PlaceParis 566453 AMD 429385 AMD 373800 AMD 105000 AMD

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Group tours with guaranteed departures

Hotel

HrazdanNare,

Elysium Gallery

AraratNairi,

Minotel,

Bass Boutique

Opera Suite,

Hyatt Place,

HiltonParis

05.09.2016 – 11.09.2016

252000 AMD 292000 AMD 398000 AMD

19.09.2016 – 25.09.2016

252000 AMD

292000 AMD

398000 AMD

10.10.2016 – 16.10.2016

252000 AMD

292000 AMD

398000 AMD

24.10.2016 – 30.10.2016

252000 AMD

292000 AMD

398000 AMD

07.11.2016 – 13.11.2016

252000 AMD

292000 AMD

398000 AMD

21.11.2016 – 27.11.2016

252000 AMD

292000 AMD

398000 AMD

Additional for SGL

105000 AMD

105000 AMD

105000 AMD

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THE PRICE INCLUDES: transfers throughout the entire program at comfortable transport, accommodation, two meals a day (breakfast and lunch), professional guide, tour entrance fees, brandy and wine degustation, a farewell dinner.

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: airfare, medical insurance, alcoholic beverages.

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