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Guaranteed Group Tour: Weekend in Armenia, 3 days

hgjhg gfjgf ik; ujopKhor Virap is the most famous pilgrimage site in Armenia, as it is directly connected with the adoption of Christianity. As a state religion Christianity in Armenia was adopted in 301 due to endeavors of Saint Gregory the Illuminator, who before converting king Trdat the 3rd to Christianity, was imprisoned in the dungeon over which a church of Khor Virap monastery was built in the 17th century. From the monastery one can admire the stunning view of the Biblical Mount Ararat.

per adult from

$338

AUD

Duration

3 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 3x Breakfast
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Guide services
    • Entry/Admission - Garni Temple
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Visit to Khor Virap, Noravank, Hin Areni (tour and tasting), & ancient cave for $25 per person

  • Day 1: Transfer: Form Zvartnots airport to Yerevan Hotel

    Stop At: Yerevan, Yerevan
    For additional fee - $25 per person.
    09:00 Khor Virap, Noravank, “Hin Areni” wine factory (tour and tasting), ancient cave (“Birds-Cave”) (9-10 hrs)

    Duration: 9 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Yerevan - Garni, Geghard, Lavash baking - Yerevan

    Stop At: Garni Temple, Geghard Monastery Road H3, Garni Armenia
    Garni temple which towers over a triangular cape, is the unique survived example of heathen culture in Armenia. It is a blend of Greco-Roman and Armenian styles. King Trdat the First ordered building the temple in the first century A.D. and dedicated it to the God of Sun. After adopting Christianity in 301 the pagan temple lost its significance and the fortress of Garni became the summer residence of the kings. Nowadays the ruins of the royal palace and the bathroom with a stunning mosaic work can be found near the temple.
    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: The Monastery of Geghard, Near Goght Village, Geghard Armenia
    Geghard monastery is the unsurpassable masterpiece of the 13th century Armenian architecture. Some of the churches of the complex are masterfully hewn in a huge rock. From the outset the complex was called Ayrivank (cave monastery), later it was renamed Geghard (lance), as the lance used by the roman soldier to sting Jesus Christ's side, was kept in this monastery for many centuries. Due to its construction Geghardavank serves the best place for singing spiritual songs. The complex is rich in subtle sculptural embellishments and many striking khachkars (cross-stones).
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Yerevan - Tsaghkadzor (Kecharis, Ropeway) - Sevan, Sevanavank - transfer to Airport

    Stop At: Famous Kalyan Lounge Tsaghkadzor, Orbeli Brothers 18, Tsakhkadzor 2310 Armenia
    Tsaghkadzor city ("Valley of flowers") is considered to be one of the most popular winter resorts of Armenia. It is one of the places of our mountainous country, where the beauty of the nature appears with its whole variety. Tsaghkadzor is situated in Kotayk region, 50 kilometers North from Yerevan, on the eastern slope of Teghenis Mountain and is surrounded with virginal woods and alpine meadows.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Kecharis Monastery, Khachatur Kecharetsi St, Tsakhkadzor 2310 Armenia
    Kecharis monastery is in the north-western part of Tsakhkadzor. It was built in 11-13th centuries. The monastery consists of four churches and a half-destroyed mausoleum of Grigorius Pahlavuni, who financed building the monastery.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Monastery Sevanavank, next the Holy Mother of God Church, Sevan Armenia
    A marvelous scene opens in the north-western part of Sevan Lake, where the peninsula towers over the transparent surface of the lake. Sevanavank monastery was built on the peninsula in 874 by the order of king Ashot Bagratuni's daughter princess Mariam. The silhouette of the churches against the background of the turquoise lake and blue sky casts unexplainable impression on the visitors.
    Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Ani Central Inn, 20/3 Tigran Mets Ave, Yerevan 0018, Armenia
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Zvartnots International Airport, Yerevan, Armenia
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Positive Day Tour

Activity ID: V-254005P13

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