Tour duration: 7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS
Destination countries: Armenia
Arrival: Yerevan International Airport
Departure:Yerevan International Airport

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    DAY 1 | Arrival to Yerevan

    Arrival to Yerevan International Airport. Meeting at the airport with company representative.
    Transfer to Yerevan Hotel.
    Accommodation. Overnight in Yerevan.

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    DAY 2 | Yerevan sightseeing tour

    Breakfast at the hotel.
    Sightseeing tour around Yerevan, which includes the visits to the following sites: Republic square, Northern Avenue, Opera house, Cascade complex, Victory Park with panoramic views on the city, St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral, Matenadaran the museum of ancient manuscripts, Tsitsernakaberd the memorial to Armenian Genocide, Koniak and Wine factories and many other sites... Visit to Noy Conyak factory. Conyak degustation.
    Dinner and overnight in Yerevan hotel.

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    DAY 3 | Yerevan – Echmiadzin – Khor Virap

    Breakfast at the hotel.
    Visit to Echmiadzin Cathedral - one of the main attractions of the Echmiadzin is the Cathedral — the most ancient Christian temple of Armenia, one of the first in entire Christian world. The first stone of the temple, as the legend goes, was laid in 30 by the first Catholicos of Armenian Church.
    Visit to Khorvirap - the unique architectural monument, which nowadays has become one of the main attractions of Ararat Province. This fortified monastery is a place of pilgrimage and a holy site for the Armenian Apostolic Church. The history of the site dates back to a pagan temple that stood here for centuries before Christ’s birth.
    Back to Yerevan for dinner and overnight.

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    DAY 4 | Yerevan – Goshavank – Dilijan

    Breakfast at the hotel.
    The medieval monastic complex of Goshavank is located 15 km away from the resort town of Dilijan. Built in the XII-XIII centuries, the monastery was once the most important spiritual and cultural center of Armenia. The monastery of Goshavank is located in one of the most picturesque and heavenly places in Armenia, near the village of Gosh in the Tavush region. Goshavank was named in honor of the great Armenian scientist, politician, fabulist and cleric Mkhitar Gosh, who in 1188, with the support of Prince Ivane Zakaryan, founded the monastery. At the monastery, there was a school and a seminary, where the monks enlightened the people, created and preserved a lot of manuscripts.
    Sightseeing tour around Dilijan. An alpine city located on the banks of the Aghstev River, Dilijan’s heavenly climate and calming environ offer holiday-makers a peaceful and memorable escape. Often referred to as the “Switzerland of Armenia”, the city is surrounded by deep forests and spellbinding mountain views.
    Dinner and overnight in Dilijan hotel.

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    DAY 5 | Dilijan – Akhtala – Haghpat – Sanahin – Yerevan

    Breakfast at the hotel.
    After breakfast we depart to Lori region visit Akhtala one of the few churches in Armenia with its inner walls covered with frescoes, painted between 1205 and 1216, and among the best examples of Byzantine art outside of the Empire of Byzantium. Visit to Haghpat Monastic complex. It is an exceptional example of ecclesiastical architecture that developed in Armenia in the 10th to 13th centuries which is unique by virtue of its blending of elements of both Byzantine church architecture and the traditional vernacular building style of this region. Sanahin monastery: In the first half of the 10 th century Armenian clerics expelled from Byzantium constructed St. Astvatsatsin (the Mother of God) in Sanahin. The church was very similar to Georgian cult structures of that time – the cross-shaped facade crowned with big dome resting on round drum. The main monastery church, Amenaprkich (962), Gregory Magistros academy (11 th century), the round St. Gregory the Illuminator temple (1061), scriptorium (1063) and belfry (13th century) were later built around it.
    Departure back to Yerevan for dinner and overnight.

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    DAY 6 | Geghard Monastery & Garni Temple

    Breakfast at the hotel.
    Visit to Geghard Monastery is another incredible ancient Armenian monastery, partly carved out of a mountain. Though the monastery has been around since before the 4th century, the main cathedral was built in 1215. The specific character of this monument reflects, no doubt, the peculiarities of the austere and majestic scenery around it.
    Sightseeing tour around Garni Temple: The Temple of Garni is a first century Hellenic temple near Garni, Armenia. It is the only pagan temple in Armenia that survived the Christianization of the country in 301 AD. The structures of Garni combine elements of Hellenistic and national culture, which is an evidence of antique influences and the distinctive building traditions of the Armenian people. Visit to Armenian local family. An unforgettable experience is waiting for you in Garni village – you can take part in a real ritual of baking national “lavash” bread with local villagers. Enjoy the open air lunch.
    Departure back to Yerevan. Overnight in Yerevan.

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    DAY 7 | Departure

    Breakfast at the hotel. Check out.
    Transfer to Yerevan International Airport.