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Tour Armenia for a weekend

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Duration

4 Days 3 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

15 people

Languages

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Overview

Enjoy a fulfilling experience while visiting Armenia during a weekend. Visit Armenia’s most highlighted cultural sites and touch on the history, architecture, and traditions of this country. You will have sufficient time to explore Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia. You can explore the ancient city of Etchmiadzin and its UNESCO recognized medieval monasteries. You can also enjoy the picturesque natural sceneries of Armenia by visiting the Sevan Lake. For more information about the attractions mentioned through this itinerary, you can check out our blogs’ posts.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore around the Abovyan Avenue while your guide recounts the history of Yerevan
  • Visit some of the unique UNESCO recognized sites of Armenia
  • Discover the Greco-Roman Garni Temple
  • Visit Sevanavank Monastery at top of a hill while enjoying a beautiful landscape

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Yerevan (overnight in Yerevan)

The Tour begins when your plane lands at Zvartnots International Airport in Yerevan. Our representative will be there to greet you. We will begin the day by visiting the Genocide Memorial Complex. An eternal flame burns at the center of it. Next, we will visit the Cascade Monument. By going to the top of the Cascade, a view of Mount Ararat opens up. From up high, we can see the houses lining up at the same level and several artistic sculptures come into view. By descending down the stairways, we will then visit the Opera House and Ballet theater building. From there, we will walk to the Republic Square, the center of Yerevan, where several main government buildings are located. Then, we will walk through the Abovyan Avenue while our guide recounts the ancient history of Yerevan. We will then head to Ani Plaza Hotel to spend the night in Yerevan.

Day 2: Yerevan - Etchmiadzin - Yerevan

On the second day, we will head to the ancient city of Etchmiadzin where the first Armenian Cathedral was built. Etchmiadzin Cathedral is inscribed on the UNESCO list. Next, we will visit the ruins of Zvartnots Cathedral which is also a UNESCO site. We will then head back to Ani Plaza Hotel. For the rest of the day, you will have time on your own to explore Yerevan. You can visit the famous Brandy factory of Yerevan where you can have a taste of Armenian beverage, Cognac. Or, you can visit the large open-air market of Vernissage where you can find a collection of Armenian Art works and souvenirs. Or else, you can explore the Manuscript Museum of Armenia. (overnight in Yerevan)

Day 3: Yerevan – Garni – Sevan - Yerevan

On this day, we will drive to Garni Village and explore this wonderful eco-village and the Greco-Roman Garni Temple. Before having lunch, we will have the opportunity to see the process of baking Armenian traditional bread called lavash. Next, we will head to Kotayk province to visit the Medieval Geghard Monastery. This UNESCO site is a complex of rock-cut churches and tombs which are surrounded by high cliffs. We will head to Sevan Lake and then by climbing a few stairs, we will visit Sevanavank Monastery at top of a hill. We will then head to Ani Plaza Hotel to spend the night in Yerevan.(overnight in Yerevan)

Day 4: Departure

Depending on the time of your International flight whether at midnight or early in the morning, we will take you to Zvartnots International Airport where you will leave with unforgettable memories.

Included/Excluded

  • All airport transfers
  • Accommodation in standard 3 or 4 star hotels
  • Private air conditioned vehicle for the whole trip
  • Meals (Breakfast & Lunch)
  • Expert English/Russian speaking local guide
  • All the mentioned entrance fees
  • Daily refreshments
  • A booklet with information on the attractions
  • International flights
  • Visa fee
  • Tips for the Guide and the Driver
  • Other personal expenses not mentioned in the itinerary

Tour's Location

FAQs

1. What kinds of dishes are served in Armenia?
Armenians use various herbs from Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Eastern European regions in their dishes. Commonly, the Armenian dishes contain vegetables. The locals serve most of these dishes with a special bread called Lavash.
2. Should I have any cash with me while traveling around Armenia?
While traveling around Armenia, make sure you have enough cash with you for vernissages and shops that only accept cash. Commonly, you can exchange USD and Euro all around Armenia.
3. What credit cards are accepted in Armenia?
The ATMs and bank services in Armenia accept Master and Visa cards. You can exchange your credit card money to Armenian dram which is the national currency of Armenia.
4. What is the dress code in Armenia?
There is no strict dress code in Armenia. Modest clothing is highly preferred while traveling around this country. For visiting Monasteries and churches in Armenia, one should wear pants and clothing that covers one’s shoulders and chests.
5. Do I need a travel adapter in Armenia?
The standard voltage in Armenia ranges from 100 V to 127 V. With this being said, you may need a plug adapter or voltage converter in Armenia.
6. What Airlines provide flights to Armenia?
There are many cheap and fast flights by different Airlines to Armenia. A few of these Airlines are namely Emirates flights, Air France flights, and Qatar Airways flights.
7. How far in advance should I book Armenia Tours?
We advise you to book Armenia tours a few months in advance since there is no guarantee that the hotels mentioned in the tour packages will be available in your requested time. Especially, if you are planning to travel during peak seasons which is from late May to July and September to early November
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