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It’s a pleasure to welcome to Silk Road Armenia Travel Agency. You are welcome to cross the paths of the historical mother land of all Armenians. In fact this is what can be called paradise country. It is the country of Biblical Noah and Biblical Ararat. This legendary country waits to open its hospitable doors for you to give you best memories and impressions ever! Note: Vernissage / Armenian handicraft market / is open only on Saturdays and Sundays On Monday all museums are closed/ Matenadaran is also closed on Sundays / Zvartnots monument is closed on Mondays Ejmiatsin Cathedral is under restoration and the visit to Ejmiatsin will be comprised of the other churches and monasteries there
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Stop At: Zvartnots International Airport, Yerevan, Armenia

/ 30 km, 15 min. drive / Arrival at the Zvartnoc airport and transfer to the hotel.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, Manushyan St, Vagharshapat Armenia

Breakfast. We will start the excursion to centuries-old monuments Ejmiatsin and Zvartnots. These sites are listed on UNESCO World Heritage list. The Cathedral of Ejmiatsin, founded in 303, is the official residence of the Catholicos of Armenia. We’ll continue the trip to Zvartnots Temple, which was built on 7th century by Nerses Builder Catholicos. Drive to Parakar village and at a local house we will have lunch and will enjoy the cooking master class of Armenian desserts “gata” and “Sudzukh”. The show will by run by a famous Armenian TV star. The active participants will get gifts by the host. Drive back to Yerevan. (B, L).

Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, Mashots Av 53, Yerevan 0013 Armenia

50 km 50 min. drive and approx. 6 hours’ tour / Breakfast. We will start the tour with the tour in the capital of Armenia: Yerevan. For ages this city has been known as a “pink city” because of the color of the stone it has been built with. So we will visit Republic square, Mashtoc Avenue, the House of Opera and Ballet after Aram Khachatryan, the park “Cascad”. Then we will visit the Manuscript Museum of Armenia, which is called Matenadaran; here all ancient Armenian Manuscripts are kept. Then we should visit Erebuni museum and Genocide Memorial known as Tsitsernakaberd. Overnight in the hotel. (B)

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Monastery Sevanavank, next the Holy Mother of God Church, Sevan Armenia

Breakfast. We will drive to Lake Sevan which is one of the largest lakes in the world. It stands out with its sweet and astonishingly blue water. Here we can enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the beautiful lake. Then we will visit Sevanavank Monastery which is situated on Sevan Peninsula. There are 2 monasteries actually; one of them is destroyed but the other stands still. They have been built in the Middle Ages, around 10th century. Then we will drive to Dilijan. Walking along the Sharamberyan Street we will come across with many museums, souvenirs’ markets, small shops and so on. We will also observe two traditional houses built of wood, with tiled roofs and balconies with meticulously carved being typical examples of Dilijan. Get back to Yerevan. Overnight in Yerevan. (B)

Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Garni Temple, Geghard Monastery Road H3, Garni Armenia

Breakfast. Take trip to Garni. This Pagan Temple was built in the 1st century AD. It is the only temple that has been preserves from the Pagan times in Armenia. It was devoted to the god Mihr, who was the god of cleanness. In 1679 it was destroyed by earthquake. In the 1975 the Temple was restored. Then we will continue our trip to Geghard Monastery. Its name came from the legendary lance that was used to pierce the body of Christ. It has been kept here for centuries. Though the exact foundation of the monastery is unknown, the present complex was built in the mid – 13th century. Afterwards we will a local house where you will have the chance to see and participate in the preparation of Armenian national bread: lavash. It is a very thin, usually sold in very large forms. It is usually cooked in a ground oven: “tonir''. In 2015 it has been inscribed in UNESCO intangible heritage list. Here we will enjoy the “Armenian fast food” with lavash and cheese. Get back to Yerevan and overnight at hotel. (B)

Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: Cafesjian Center for the Arts, Tamanyan str. 10, Yerevan 0009 Armenia

FREE DAY IN YEREVAN

Duration: 24 hours

Stop At: Cafesjian Center for the Arts, Tamanyan str. 10, Yerevan 0009 Armenia

FREE DAY IN YEREVAN

Duration: 24 hours

Stop At: Zvartnots International Airport, Yerevan, Armenia

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport.

Duration: 30 minutes
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Important Information
Duration
8 days
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accomodation in hotels in DBL rooms
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Transportation / 2-4 pax- Mini van, 5-13 pax- Mercedes Sprinter, 14-20 pax, Mercedes Atego
  • All entrance fees to monuments mentioned in the program
  • A bottle of water per day per person
  • Master class of Armenian desserts
  • Master class of “lavash”
  • Entry/Admission - Zvartnots International Airport
  • Entry/Admission - The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots
  • Entry/Admission - Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts
  • Entry/Admission - Monastery Sevanavank
  • Entry/Admission - Garni Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Cafesjian Center for the Arts
  • Entry/Admission - Cafesjian Center for the Arts
  • Entry/Admission - Zvartnots International Airport
Exclusions
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Air Tickets
  • Visits outside the program
  • Other meals not mentioned in the program
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
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