Armenia & Karabakh in 10 Days

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Tour Details

Explore the gems of Armenia and Karabakh in our 10 day tour.

Departure & Return Location

Zvartnots International Airport

Departure Time

2 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • All transportation in destination location
  • Hotel Accomodation
  • MealsBreakfast - Lunch - DInner
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance fees

Price Excludes

  • Flights & travel insurance
  • Any private expenses
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival

– Transfer. Accommodation in the hotel.

Day 2Yerevan City Tour

– Breakfast at the hotel.
– City tour. Visit to the museum of Matenadaran. The Matenadaran is one of the oldest and richest bookdepositories in the world. Lunch. Visit to the museum of History.
– Dinner.
– Overnight in Yerevan.

Day 3Yerevan - Echmiadzin - Zvartnots - Yerevan

– Breakfast at the hotel.
– Departure for Etchmiatsin. Holy Etchmiatsin Cathedral was erected at that site in the 4th century (301-303), at the dawn of the Christian conversion of the country. The Cathedral was built on top of the pagan temple of Vagharshapat, after it was destroyed by King Trdat. Armenia was the first country in the world to adopt Christianity as its state religion. Etchmiatsein is the residence of the Supreme Catholicos of all Armenians and the center of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
– The architectural masterpiece of Zvartnots was built between the years 641 and 662. It was damaged by an earthquake in the 10th century and unearthed nearly a thousand years later in 1900-1907, in the town of Etchmiadzin.
– Return to Yerevan. Lunch.
– Visit to Vernisage, open air handicraft market.
– Dinner. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 4Yerevan - Khor-Virap - Noravank - Karahunj - Stepanakert

– Breakfast at the hotel.
– Khor Virap dates back to 4th – 17th centuries and offers the best view of the Sacred Mountain Ararat where Noah’s Ark landed.
– Noravank Monastery is situated deep in the Noravank canyon, and from a distance appears to be perched high on the flat surface of a rock, nestled into a majestic mountain. The main church of St. Karapet was built in 1221-1227.
– Lunch in the restaurant in Noravank.
– Karahunj, Zorakarer is 3, 500 years older than Stonehenge of England and 3, 000 years older than the Egyptian pyramids. The total area of the observatory is 7 hectares. According to the scientist’s findings, a temple consisting of 40 stones built in honor of Ari, central God of Armenian pantheon, is situated in the central part of Carahunge. The temple has a large and developed observatory, and also a university that makes up the wings of the temple.
– Drive to Stepanakert.
– Dinner.
– Overnight in the hotel in Stepanakert.

Day 5Stepanakert - Gandzasar - Shushi - Stepanakert

– Breakfast at the hotel.
– Departure for the monastery of Gandzasar. Perhaps, it is the most important architectural monument of Artsakh. It is located near the town of Vank of the Mardakert district of the Karabakh Republic, in the very heart of Artsakh’s historical province of Khachen. For long a symbol of Artsakh’s Armenian statehood, the word “Gandzasar” is translated from Armenian as “Treasure-Mountain”.
– Lunch.
– Visit to the city of Shushi. Shushi is a historical town, with old city walls, churches and even mosques, from the pre-war mixed population. Now semi-abandoned, it still has a lot of natural and architectural beauty to offer visitor.
– Return to Stepanakert.
– Dinner.
– Overnight in Stepanakert.

Day 6Stepanakert - Tatev - Selim - Noraduz - Sevan

– Breakfast at the hotel.
– Visit to the monastery of Tatev. The monastery was built during the 9-13th centuries as an Armenian intellectual center where philosophers, musicians, painters, calligraphers and monks lived.
– Lunch.
– Visit to the caravanserai of Selim, best preserved part of the ancient silk road in Armenia.
– Noraduz – the art of khachkar (cross-stone) is the most original manifestation of Armenian medieval culture. Noraduz which is truly considered a forest of khachkars and open-air museum, displays hundreds of khachkars.
– Dinner and overnight in Sevan.

Day 7Sevan - Haghartsin - Goshavank - Yerevan

– Breakfast at the hotel.
– Resort town of Dilijan and visit to the monastery of Hagartsin.
– Visit to the monastery Goshavank. Goshavank is a 12-13th century Armenian monastery located in the village of Gosh in the Tavush Province of Armenia.
– Lunch in Dilijan.
– Return to Yerevan. Dinner.
– Dinner and overnight in Yerevan.

Day 8Yerevan - Garni - Geghard - Yerevan

– Breakfast at the hotel.
– Garni Temple, the pre-eminent example of Hellenistic culture in Armenia today, acted as a summer resort of Armenian kings over two thousand years ago. The Garni Fortress was built in the 3rd century BC on a triangular plateau. The elevated site juts outover a deep canyon and enjoys natural protection on three of four sides by the deep valley and rocky cliffs. Virtually impregnable, it was one of the most legendary fortresses of ancient Armenia.
– The outstanding Geghard monastery is situated 6 km from Garni Temple. It is one of the greatest spiritual and cultural centers in the country.
– Farewell dinner party in traditional Armenian restaurant.
– Overnight in Yerevan.

Day 9Departure

– Transfer to the airport.

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