3 DAYS YEREVAN VAYOTS DZOR NORAVANK TOUR ITINERARY:
Day 1 - Yerevan - City Tour and Etchmiatsin - Arrival Day
Welcome to Yerevan. Upon arrival, visit with our local representative and you
will be transfer and check in to your hotel in Yerevan. After little break, we
shall start our city tour at 10.00AM. Firstly we will go to see the panoramic
view of Yerevan.
The Institute of Ancient Manuscripts is one of the oldest and most well-endowed
libraries in the world dominates the centre of Yerevan from its location on top
of the hill at the end of Mashtots Avenue. The Matenadaran has a collection of
more than 17000 books and manuscripts, many from ancient times, covering not
only different facets of Armenian history and culture, but also of many other
countries as well.
Along the way you will get to see the Sports and Concert complex, Kievyan
Bridge, Baghramyan Avenue-the Presidential Palace, Academy of Sciences, National
Parliament, Writers Union, and the Opera House, Republic Square
History Museum of Armenia
State History Museum of Armenia was founded in 1919.
The Museum had Archeology, Ethnography, Historiography and Fine Arts sections.
The Museum collections became the main resource for starting up a number of
museums (Museum of History of Yerevan, Armenian Ethnographic Museum, etc.). The
archeological groups of the Museum conduct excavations on various sites and
publish monographs and collections of research papers. Currently the Museum has
about 400,000 exhibits, over 5,000 of which are on a permanent display.
Pilgrimage to Etchmiadzin Cathedral, the first official Christian church in the
world, built in 301.
Etchmiatsin, called New City and Vagharshapat in the past, lying 20 km from
Yerevan, is the city where the Mother Cathedral - the throne of the Supreme
Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians - is located. It was founded in the
beginning of the 4th century A.D. According to the Revelation of Gregory the
Illuminator, Jesus Christ descended from the heavens and pointed to the site on
which the Cathedral was to be built. That is why it was named 'Etchmiatsin'
which means 'The Only Begotten Descended'.
At the end of the tour, we will drive back to Yerevan and visit Old Food Market.
On Sundays or Saturdays visit Arts and Crafts Vernisseg instead. After back to
your hotel, you are invited to our welcome dinner. We will transfer you back to
hotel at the end of the dinner. Overnight in Yerevan.
Day 2 - Yerevan - Khor Virap Monastery - Vayots Dzor Region - Noravank
(Breakfast and dinner included)
After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel at 09.00AM. Firstly we will
drive to Ararat Region, visit Khor Virap Monastery. If you want to see Mt.
Ararat at its best, Murti's Tour highly recommend you to visit Khor Virap. The
latter was a royal dungeon in Artashat (Artaxata), the ancient capital of
Armenia which is located just in front of the biblical mountain.
Afterwards we will keep moving on, we will drive to Vayots Dzor Region to visit
Winery and tasting in Areni Village. Also we will visit Noravank -The
architectural complex of Noravank (13-14th centuries).
Then we shall keep continue our tour. We will visit Noravank where is the
architectural complex of Noravank (13-14th centuries)
At the end of the tour, transfer back to your hotel and the rest of the day is
leisure. Overnight in Yerevan.
Day 3 - Yerevan - Garni Temple - Geghard Monastery - End of the Tour
(Breakfast and dinner included)
Today our tour starts pick you up from your hotel at 10.00AM. Firstly, we will
drive to Garni village to visit Garni Pagan Temple where is the ancient
architectural complex of Garni (3rd century B.C. - 1st c. A.D.), 28 kilometers
away from Yerevan, in the province of Kotayk, includes a fortress, a palace and
a pagan temple. On this triangular plateau, plunging from a height of 300 meters
to the rushing River Azat, stand the ruins of a powerful fortress with huge
basalt slabs designed for defense of the royal summer residence of Armenia.
Also we will visit Rustic House in Garni with you. In here we will organize
Armenian bread-lavash making ceremony and the visitors will participate in it.
Then Murti's Tour will visit Geghard Monastery with you. The cave monastery of
Ayrivank or Geghard. -six kilometers from Garni, dates back to the 4th century.
Subsequently destroyed, it was rebuilt in the 12th century. The main Cathedral
of the Virgin Mary was erected in 1215. The spear that pierced Christ's body is
believed to have been kept here. That is why the monastery was named Geghard
('Spear' translated from Armenian). It is a unique complex of churches carved
into the mountain and linked to each other by a series of tunnels and caves.
The last stop of today is the Old Food Market and you will be given free time to
do a little shopping for souvenir for your friends or family.
Afterwards we will drive back to Yerevan and we have arrange a farewell dinner
for you before we transfer you to airport for flying back home. We hope your
tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in future in one of our
tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop
3 DAYS YEREVAN VAYOTS DZOR NORAVANK TOUR INCLUDES:
- Arrival airport transfer from Yerevan Airport
- 2 nights accommodation with breakfast and dinner in Yerevan
- Guided Yerevan City Tour and Etchmiatsin
- Guided Khor Virap Monastery Tour and Wine Factories
- Armenian bread making ceremony
- Armenian Souvenir
- Professional English speaking guide
- All entrance fees for all museums mentioned in the itinerary
- Transportation in a Luxury Air-conditioned Coach
- Refreshments on the coach
- Return airport transfer to Yerevan Airport
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