Pilgrimage to Holy Places - North

DAY 1

Meeting at the airport, check in the hotel. Excursion to the museum of ancient manuscripts – Matenadaran, where more than 10000 ancient manuscripts are stored. 

 

a/p  Zvartnots - Yerevan

DAY 2

Depart from Yerevan. Visit Echmiatsin Monastery (The first Christian Monastery in the World). Echmiatsin is an Armenian Apostolic church, where there is situated the residence of Armenian Patriarch  - Catholicos of all Armenian. Lunch. Excursion to the ruins of Zvartnots temple - temple of “Vigil Forces”, which is considered to be the unique architectural monuiment.  

 

Yerevan – Echmiatsin – Zvartnots - Yerevan

DAY 3

Depart from Yerevan. Visit Khor Virap monastery complex, where St. Gregory the Illuminator was imprisoned. Lunch on the bank of the river in a picturesque gorge. Visit the unique monastery of Noravank, which is one of the magnificent monument of medivial Armenian architecture (13 century), and is surrounded with fancy red Rocks. On the way back an excursion to the Areni vine factory and degustation of wine. Return to Yerevan.  On the way back an excursion to the vine factory in Areni with wine degustation. Return to Yerevan.  

 

 

Yerevan – Khor Virap – Noravank – Areni - Yerevan

ДЕНЬ 4

Depart from Yerevan. Excursion to the pagan temple of Garni, dedicated to the Sun God – Mihr (the 1st century AD), which was also the summer residence of Armenian kings. Excursion Geghard Monastery (13 century), which is masterfully hewn in a huge rock, famous for its unique architecture and possessing an amazing acoustics. Lunch. Free time.     

 

Yerevan – Garni – Geghard – Yerevan 

DAY 5

Departure from Yerevan. Trip to Oshakan, in the curch of St. Mesrop Mashtots. Here, in the crypt, under a marble headstone buried relics of St. Mesrop Mashtots - the creator of the Armenian alphabet. Then move to the monastery Saghmosavank, which was built on the edge of Kasakh river canyon in the 13 th century by Vachutyan dukes. 

 

Yerevan – Oshakan   – Saghmosavank – Yerevan

DAY 6

Depart from Yerevan. Visit  Haghartsin Monastery, the beauty of which has no bounders. Recently the Arab Sheikh was so impressed the beauty of miraculus of Haghartsin that decided to finance the restoration and renovation of the Monastery. Now  the renovated  compex, lost in the mountains,  appears  in front  of you with all its  brilliance and elegance. Move to the monastery of Goshavank known for its progressive views in the Middle Ages and for the preparation of the first “Code of Law.” Move to Odzun. Check in the hotel.

 

Yerevan – Haghartsin – Goshavank - Odzun

DAY 7

Visit Odzun Monastery- one of the most ancient (VI century) Strongholds of Christianity. Here  there is also a so-called the open-air altar. Drive through the Gorge to Sanahin and Haghpat Monasteries, which are important educational centers of Middle Ages.   

 

Odzun – Sanahin – Haghpat - Odzun

DAY 8

Depart from Odzun. On the way back to Yerevan stop at Lake Sevan, which is one of the world's greatest high altitude fresh water lakes. Visit Sevanavank Monastery located on a peninsula.

Back to Yerevan, transfer to the airport.

 

 

Odzun – Sevan –Yerevan – a/p Zvartnots

 

Pricing and conditions:

 

The price can be changed depending on dates of visit and group size.

 

Child Policy : 50% from Adult  rate sharing double room with parents.

 

Rates include:

  • Meet and assist at the airport upon arrival and departure.
  • All transfers in an a/c minivan/mini bus/or coach ( as per Pax number)
  • Accommodation on B&B basis
  • A permanent guide throughout
  • All entries to sites and museums as per the above outlined
  • Water during the tours

 

Not included:

  • Personal expenditures (Beverages etc.)
  • Air tickets
  • Alcoholic drinks during meals.
  • Lunches & Dinners
  • Armenia Visa

 

Armenian Visa Regulations

 

For information about Armenian Visa you can visit  www.mfa.am/en/visa/

 

CANCELLATION POLICY and CHARGES:

 

21-15 days prior to arrival:                                 30% charge

14-7 days prior to arrival:                                    50 % charge

Less than 7 days prior to arrival or no show:      100% charge