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Newyear-9

Winter, 9 days, 800 km (500 miles)

One of the main features of this tour is to combine excursions with recreational activities at the ski resort of Tsakhkadzor. The tour program offers to celebrate New Year in one of the best restaurants in Yerevan, to see the main attractions of the country, and spend a few days at the ski resort of Tsaghkadzor - the only ski resort with no queues at the lifts and with a multilingual approach to instruction. You will have real fun and many unforgettable moments.
Day 1
Yerevan
After a brief rest at the hotel, guests will embark on a tour of Yerevan city that includes stops at Republic Square, Victory Park, Mother Armenia, Cafesjian Center for the Arts, The Cascade, a carpet factory, the monument to A.Tamanyan, Opera House, and Tsitsernakaberd Armenian Genocide Memorial.

(Note: Arrival day activities will be adjusted as needed according to the itinerary of the traveler.)
Meals: Lunch
Hotel Accommodations: Regineh
Travel Distance: 70 km (44 miles)
Day 2
Yerevan
Leisure Time. Walk around the city. Overnight in hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Hotel Accommodations: Regineh
Day 3
Yerevan
Leisure Time. Walk around the city. Overnight in hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Hotel Accommodations: Regineh
Day 4
Yerevan - Ejmiadzin – Zvartnots - Garni – Geghard – Yerevan
Visiting the old capital of Armenia – Vagharshapat. A trip in the territory of residence of the Catholicos – the head of Armenian Apostolic church, then visiting the First Cathedral of Saint Ejmiadzin (303 AD), which means the «The Descent of the Only Begotten Son». Visits to churches of Saint Hripsime (VIIc) as well as the ruins of Zvartnots Temple which is a monument that embodies the centuries old traditions of Armenian architects.

Geghardavank, Armenia’s 12-13cc «Monastery of the Lance» (about 45 minutes outside Yerevan city center).The name of Geghard is connected with a lance which, according to the Holy Bible, was used to pierce the side of the crucified Christ. (What is believed to be a remnant of the lance is preserved in the museum at Holy Ejmiadzin.)

Garni Temple and castle (3BC-13AD) – the summer residence of Armenian kings and site of pre-Christian temple honoring Mithra, god of the sun.
Return to Yerevan.
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Hotel Accommodations: Regineh
Travel Distance: 175 km (109 miles)
Day 5
Yerevan – Khor Virap – Noravank – bird's caves - Areni – Yerevan
Ararat valley – home of Khor Virap («Deep Dungeon») Monastery, from which Grigor Lusavorich rose from imprisonment to become the first patriarch of Armenian Apostolic Church. The monastery is very near the Turkish border and offers Armenia’s most splendid view of Mount Ararat, from which, according to the Holy Bible, Noah’s ark landed following the «Great Flood».

The tour continues to Vayots Dzor marz, along the picturesque gorge of the Gnishik River and comes to the monastery of Noravank («New Monastery») (12-15cc.) the religious center of principality of the Orbelyan dynasty, home to prominent Armenian figures of the medieval culture.

The excursion also includes a trip to Areni village which is famous for its various factory and home-made wines. Visitors will see wine as it is being processed, followed by a degustation.

Viewing the stalactites and stalagmites in Bird’s cave.

Back to Yerevan. Overnight.
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Hotel Accommodations: Regineh
Travel Distance: 320 km (200 miles)
Day 6
Yerevan – Sevan - Tsaghkadzor
Visiting the «blue pearl of Armenia» – Lake Sevan situated at an altitude of about 2000 meters above sea level. Visiting the Monastery of Sevanavank (XIc) which is located on Sevan peninsula.

A visit to Tsakhkadzor resort. Visiting Kecharis Monastery (The 11th-13th cc monastery which was a major learning center in medieval Armenia, connected to the greatest of Armenia’s Nakharar families).

Leisure time in Tsaghkadzor.
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Hotel Accommodations: Bagart
Travel Distance: 125 km (78 miles)
Day 7
Tsaghkadzor
Leisure Time. Walk around the city. Overnight in hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Hotel Accommodations: Bagart
Travel Distance: 10 km (6 miles)
Day 8
Tsaghkadzor
Leisure Time. Walk around the city. Overnight in hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Hotel Accommodations: Bagart
Travel Distance: 10 km (6 miles)
Day 9
Tsaghkadzor - Zvartnots airport
Transfer to Zvartnots Inernational Airport.
Meals:
Travel Distance: 90 km (56 miles)
Tour Price

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Tour price includes:
  • Entrance to museums and historical-cultural centres
  • Tour service
  • Meals per itinerary
  • Accommodation in a chosen hotel
  • Daily transportation and hotel transfers
  • Professional guide
  • Transfer airport-hotel-airport

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