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WE TAKE YOU TO ARMENIA 

WE TAKE YOU TO ARMENIA

"Few nations have histories as ancient, complex and laced with tragedy as Armenia. And even fewer have a culture that is as rich and resilient. This is a destination where you will be intrigued by history, awed by monuments, amazed by the landscape and charmed by down-to-earth locals." LonelyPlanet

 

Armenia dates back to times of antiquity!
 

Visit one of the most hospitable and sacred countries in the world, enjoy the culture, food, history, architecture, nature and modern life. 

The journey is guided by a local who is also a world traveler.

 

WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT

 

 

THIS JOURNEY?

  • A journey to undiscovered ancient country.

  • All-encompassing program.

  • Competitive price.

  • Guided by a world-traveler native Armenian.

  • An experience to dive into the local culture and communicate with local people. 

  • Small group to give you personal attention. 

  • And just an amazing chance to connect with some wonderful people like you!

ITINERARY

  • Travel to the world’s first Christian country

  • Delve into the world’s oldest cathedral

  • Explore one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities

  • Visit ancient monastery complexes (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE CITES)

  • Learn how to dance Armenian Traditional Dances

  • Take part in the liturgies and in some spiritual ceremonies

  • Meet Locals

EXPLORE ANCIENT ARMENIA
  • Pick up at the airport and transfer to the hotel in Yerevan, accommodation and rest.

  • Evening walk in YEREVAN- 2800-year-old capital of Armenia that is one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities.

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

  • Welcome dinner in Armenian traditional restaurant with a folk program.

Day 1: ARRIVAL TO YEREVAN

  • The Cascade complex

  • Cafesjian Center for the Arts

  • Opera house

  • Matenadaran (a repository of ancient manuscripts) 

  • Evening "Armenian traditional dance" class. 

Day 2: THE CITY OF SUN
  • The KHOR VIRAP "deep dungeon“(established in 642 CE) -the most famous pilgrimage site in Armenia. Get to know the mysterious story behind this monastery.

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

  • THE OLDEST WINERY in the world- Trchuneri (Bird’s) cave and find 6000 years old winery.

  • 13th-century NORAVANK MONASTERY- a masterpiece complex scattered by amazing khachkars (Armenian cross-stones).

Day 3: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF HISTORY
  • 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).

  • Take part in the liturgy.

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

Day 4: CATHEDRALS AND MORE
  • 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.

  • 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)

Day 5:  HELLENISTIC ART & MEDIEVAL ARCHITECTURE
  • 13th-century MONASTERY HAGHARTSIN situated in the gorgeous forest that represents an indescribable example of a blend of nature with architecture.

  • Hidden treasure LAKE PARZ in Dilijan National Park

  • OLD DILIJAN (Tufenkian center)

  • Visit a wooden museum made by a local guy who spent 20 years of his life for the arts

  • Visit a local chess club and school (Armenia is a first country that has chess as a subject in a school)

Day 6:  "Armenian Switzerland"
  • “Megerian market” factory-museum - immersing in the world of Armenian carpets and rugs, as well as learning about the art of carpet-weaving Evening walk in YEREVAN- 2800-year-old capital of Armenia that

  • Armenian art and souvenirs in Vernisaj market

  • ”ARARAT” brandy factory” (tour and tasting a legendary cognac) – Ararat cognac was Churchill’s favorite one and it boasts gold medals in spirits competitions around the world. 

  • PHOTOSHOOTING in Armenian Traditional Outfit

Day 7:  BACK TO YEREVAN

  • Check out & departure

 

If you have some more time before your flights we will organize some optional activities for you (customers will pay by themselves)

Day 8:  DEPARTURE

Armenian cuisine is as ancient as the history of Armenia, it is one of the oldest in Europe and the oldest in the South Caucasus. The dishes here are diverse and delicious thanks to the use of lots of spices, herbs, and wildflowers.
Try an ancient Armenian bread: Lavash (UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity). Taste dolma, basturma, sujukh, spas, kyufta and much more. Taste Armenian BBQ made in tonir: a special stove where many traditional Armenian dishes are made.

 

ARMENIAN CUISINE
  • Accommodation for all your stay (shared, double or twin room)

  • Breakfast

  • All entrance fees

  • Folk program

  • Armenian traditional dance class

  • Welcome dinner in a traditional restaurant 

  • Wine tasting

  • Cognac tasting

  • Photo-shooting in Armenian traditional outfit

  • Transportation

  • English Speaker Guide

WHAT IS INCLUDED

7 nights / 8 days

INVESTMENT 999 EUR

 Retreat can be purchased via PayPal below or by bank transfer. For using other methods such as Revolut or Transferwise please contact us.

 

All prices are excluded from any processing fees (PayPal, Credit Cards or bank transfer fees).

 

Please fill the registration form.

 

If you have any questions or can not find availability feel free to contact us. 

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