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 Fadey. 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. Kecharis monastery, a leisure in Tsakhkadzor.
Breakfast in the hotel. Departure to the popular ski and climatic resort of Tsaghkadzor (literally "valley of flowers"). 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. A check in the hotel. Leisure at the resort for 3 days.

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

Prices are per person in double room

Hotel 2-3 pax 4-10 pax 11+ pax Additional for SGL
HrazdanNareElysium Gallery (Yerevan) + Nairi, Kechi (Tsakhkadzor) 235605 AMD 172324 AMD 141780 AMD 30600 AMD
AraratMinotelNairiBass Boutique (Yerevan) + Sport Complex, Kecharis  (Tsakhkadzor) 280641 AMD 217360 AMD 186816 AMD 64500 AMD
Opera SuiteHiltonHyatt PlaceParis (Yerevan) + Sport Complex, Kecharis (Tsakhkadzor) 323175 AMD 259894 AMD 229323 AMD 90000 AMD

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

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

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