Immerse on the culture and history, visit the most beautiful places of Armenia. Take the best memories with you by meeting the locals, immersing into the local culture, participating liturgies & spiritual ceremonies. 

Travel to Armenia: a country dating back to times of antiquity, a country full of rich history, unique architecture, beautiful landscapes, and strong energy points.

This is an exclusive trip created by a world-traveler native Armenian who wants to show you her wonderful homeland.  

As a traveler, Kristine knows what do each traveler needs to see and experience and as a native Armenian, she knows what to show and tell about her precious country.

Available languages: English, Spanish & Russian

 

 

ARMENIA: IMMERSION TOUR

ITINERARY

DAY 1: ARRIVAL & WELCOME DINNER

Pick up at the airport and transfer to the hotel in Yerevan, accommodation and rest.

Welcome dinner in Armenian traditional restaurant with a folk program.

 The evening walk from Northern Avenue to Republic Square. Participation in Dancing fountains show.

DAY 2: REFLECTION OF HISTORY

Etchmiadzin - Zvartnots  - Tsitsernakaberd - Yerevan

  • TSITSERNAKABERD (The Armenian Genocide memorial complex) - a solemn reminder of the first genocide of the 20th century

  • SAINT ECHMIADZIN (one of the oldest churches in the world) – the spiritual center of Armenia, (UNESCO World Heritage Site).

  • 7th-century ZVARTNOTS CATHEDRAL (UNESCO World Heritage Site) - a masterpiece of early medieval Armenian architecture.

  • Overnight Yerevan

DAY 3: SOUL & WINE

Yerevan- Khor Virap- Areni - Birds' Cave - Noravank - Yerevan

  • Morning Meditation and Yoga

  • The KHOR VIRAP "deep dungeon“(established in 642 CE): the most famous pilgrimage site in Armenia. Get to know the mysterious story behind it.

  • ARENI (tour, wine tasting). Visit the winemaking region where wines from the indigenous grape sort produced.

  • Trchuneri (Bird’s) cave: THE OLDEST WINERY in the world (6000 years old)

  • 13th-century NORAVANK MONASTERY; through a narrow canyon get to the valley of red rock where this masterpiece is located.

  • Overnight Yerevan

DAY 4: HELLENISTIC ART & MEDIEVAL ARCHITECTURE 

Yerevan- Garni- Geghard - Sevan- Sevanavank - Dilijan 

  • Hellenistic GARNI - the only pagan temple in Armenia (76 AD).  

  • UNESCO World Heritage GEGHARD MONASTERY (the 4th century) -a fantastic example of Armenian medieval architecture carved into nearby rocks.

  • Chanting in a chapel of Geghard

  • Armenian traditional famous Gata tasting.

  • SEVAN – the largest lake in the Caucasus, the “blue pearl of Armenia” and one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world

  • SEVANAVANK monastic complex (founded in 874) from where a marvelous scene opens in the north-western part of Sevan Lake

  • Overnight Dilijan

DAY 5: GREEN ESCAPE & IN-DEPTH CULTURE

Old Dilijan - Local Schools - Haghartsin Church - Cooking Class - Dinner in Local Family 

  • OLD DILIJAN (Tufenkian center)

  • Visiting a local school and a chess club 

  • Visit a wooden museum made by a local guy who spent 20 years of his life to make it.

  • 13th-century MONASTERY HAGHARTSIN - an indescribable example of a blend of nature with architecture.

  • Cooking class in a local family

  • Traditional dinner with local families.

  • Overnight Dilijan

DAY 6: THE CITY OF SUN

Explore Yerevan: one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities

  • The Cascade complex

  • Cafesjian Center for the Arts

  • Opera house

  • History Museum of Armenia

  • Matenadaran (a repository of ancient manuscripts) 

  • Evening walk in YEREVAN: 2800-year-old capital