Pilgrimage to Holy Places - South

This tour is intended for people of believers and respects the Christian canons and traditions.

 

DAY 1

Meeting at the airport. Check in the hotel. Free time. Yerevan City tour. Welcome traditional Dinner.

 

Yerevan – City Tour

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 Areni vine factory and degustation of wine. Return to Yerevan.   

 

Yerevan – Khor Virap – Noravank – Areni - Yerevan

 DAY 4

Depart from Yerevan. Trip to the pagan temple 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

Depart 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 Saghmosavank monastery, which was built on the edge of Kasakh river canyon in the 13 th century by Vachutyan dukes. 

 

Ереван – Oshakan   – Saghmosavank – Yerevan

DAY 6

Depart from Yerevan. Trip to the Forest Kingdom of Armenia – Dilijan. Visit Aghartsin and Goshavank monasteries. Haghartsin is an indescribiable example of blend of nature with architecture (10-11 centuries). Goshavank monastery consists of several religious and secular buildings.  Depart from Goshavank to Sevan one of the world’s greatest high altitude fresh water lakes, which proudly stands at the top of the cliffs of the peninsula and  goes deep into the lake. Lunch on the shore of the lake. Visit the Monastery Sevanavank located on the peninsula.

 

Yerevan – Haghartsin – Goshavank – Sevanavank - Yerevan

DAY 7

Excursion to the Museum of Ancient Manuscripts – Matenadaran, where more than 10000 ancient manuscripts are stored. Visit several churches in Yerevan (by your choice, guide is included to the tour).

 

Yerevan - Matenadaran

DAY 8

Depart from Yerevan. Trip to Tatev Monastery, which has been the religious center of Syunik Kingdom, since 9thcentury. In 904 in the courtyard of the complex was set "Gavazan" - swaying pillar (the only one in the world). On the way visit Tanahat Monastery and ruins of Gladzor University. Lunch on the bank of the Arpa river.

Check in the hotel in Goris. Dinner   

 

Yerevan – Galidzor – Tatev - Goris

 DAY 9

Depart from Goris to Karabakh. Visit Gandzasar Monastery, which is considered to be one of the pearls of Armenian medivial architecture. It was built by Hasan Djalal in the 13 th century. Walking tour in cave city – the Old Goris.

 

Goris – Karabakh (Gandzasar, Dadivank) - Goris

DAY 10

Depart from Goris to Yerevan. Lunch on the bank of the Arpa river.

Transfer to the airport. 

 

Goris - Yerevan

 

 

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