Winter Tour in Armenia

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Day 1:Arrival Yerevan  - Transfer from Zvartnots International Airport – City  Tour   

Arrival at the Airport  Zvartnots International Airport , accommodation to the  chosen  Hotel  in Yerevan, have a rest.  After 2 hours have a city tour in Yerevan. During the city tour visit History Museum of Armenia. It is  located on Republic Square, specializes in the fields of Archaeology, Numismatics and Ethnography.   Visit also Megerian Carpet Factory in Abovyan street here you welcome to watch the production of the rugs which involve dyeing of the yarns by using vegetable dyes, weaving, shearing, finishing, etc. you can have a walking tour in Yerevan city  and see  ,,Mother Armenia,, statue at Victory park with an incredible overview of a city,Opera, the Northern Avenue ,Republic  Square. Overnight  in Yerevan.

Day 2:Yerevan – Khor Virap  –  St. Echmiatzin -  Zvartnots- Yerevan

 After breakfast at the hotel  visit  to   Ararat Province,where  you w’ll  discover the most popular pilgrimage site in Armenia ,,Khor Virap,,. The Мonastery is famous for its location, especially for the view of the Biblical Mount Ararat, on the top of which Noah’s ark came to rest according to legend.The next stop will be in  Armavir  Province , where located  St.Echmiadzin the spiritual center of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the residence of the Catholicos of all Armenians , visit to the ,, Gandzer ,, Museum  in the  Mother Etchmiatsin ,then on the way back to Yerevan  visit to the ruins of Zvartnots - the greatest temple of early medieval Armenian architecture and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Evening walk in the centre  of Yerevan.  In your free time enjoy the active night life in  Yerevan.Spend a good time in  the  Cafes, Clubs  and  Bars  of  Yerevan .Overnight in Yerevan . 

Day 3:Yerevan – Garni - Geghard - Aghvaran – Taq Djur - Tsaghkadzor   

Breakfast at the  hotel .Preparing for tour . The first destination is  Garni village , it’s the  only, survived pagan temple in Armenia devoted to the God of Sun Mihr. The ruins of the royal palace and the bathroom with a unique mosaic work can be found near the temple. The next destination is Geghard monastery, which is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.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.          Drive  to  Aghveran . Aghveran is a mountain resort in the Kotayk Province of  Armenia , within the municipality of Arzakan  village․It is situated on the Hrazdan River's right-side tributary of Dalar. In Aghveran  you can spend good time and bathe in the mineral  water ,, TAQ DJUR ,, translated ,,hot springs,,.Drive to Tsaghkadzor ski resort town.Dinner and overnight in one of the attractive hotels in Tsaghkadzor.

Day 4:Tsaghkadzor

After breakfast  at the  Hotel begin the relaxing day  in Tsaghkadzor .   Once a  pristine hunting grounds for the Armenian dukes now the magnificent beauty of this winter fairy tale tempts winter sport lovers.The snow sparkling in the sun, the mild climate (in January the average temperature is -3°C), the existence of comfortabel hotels make this town a real paradise for the adventure-seekers. The ski season begins and lasts from mid-December to mid-March. Tsakhkadzor is a perfect resort for skiers: heavy snowfalls provide a resistantsnow cover, thickness of which reaches 2     meters. On the hillsides of Teghenis (2819m) both hard-headed thrill-seekers and inexperienced beginners can find suitable pistes. Go on top of a mountain by rope-way. Here you can ski or simply enjoy the beautiful view of the forest. Walk in the city and in the square, visit Kecharis Monastery (XIII century).There are excellent conditions for cross country skiing and snowboarding especially on the Teghenis Mountain for which you can use Chair Lift. So just prepare your skis, skate and snowboard clothing: goggles, gloves, warm hats and etc. to enjoy your winter holiday here. By the way you can find all ski, skate and snowboard equipments in the town for rent. In the evening you can visit a host of entrapment places, such as discos; pools & saunas; billiard & table tennis; bowling, etc.Dinner and overnight in one of the attractive hotels in Tsaghkadzor.

 Day 5:Tsaghkadzor - Sevan  – Yerevan – Overnight

After breakfast hotel check out.  Drive to lake Sevan - the largest of the lakes in the Caucasus, which is located at an altitude of 1900 meters. On Sevan peninsula we will visit the Monastery Sevanavank, built in the 9th century. The monastery offers an amazing view of the lake Sevan. Return to Yerevan. Today  you can  explore Yerevan, the most dynamic capital in the Caucasus. It's a beautiful European city built mostly by the local pink stone named "tuf". Yerevan as one of the most continuously inhabited cities of the world has a history that dates back 2800 years. You’ll also visit the Cascade which is a colossal white stairwell built on a Yerevan hillside in the 1970s, with water fountains running down the sides, all reminiscent of a natural river or stream cascading. It houses Gerard Cafesjian Art Museum, which is Armenia’s largest repository of modern art with the Sculpture Garden at the base of the Cascade.  It's a world class museum, indeed.  Welcome dinner with wine at a traditional Armenian guest house  ,, Silk Road ,, .Silk Road guest house / conference center is a subsidiary of “Folk Arts Hub” Foundation.The Foundation’s purpose is to revive traditional folk arts particularly textiles, to instill in the young generation the creative approach to hand made environmentally friendly products. Also, special emphasis is given to the visual arts, particularly short documentaries.. Dinner and overnight in Yerevan.

Day 6:Yerevan –  Saghmosavank  – Proshyan  Wine  Factory –  Vernissage -Yerevan

After breakfast at the Hotel  visit    Aragazotn Province  to taste Armenian traditional soup Khash in Aragatsotn region , then drive to  Monastery complex Saghmosavank, built in the XIII century, is located on the edge of stunning Kasakh River gorge. Many valuable parchments were written and painted in the library of the monastery.    On the way back to Yerevan  visit  ,, Proshyan   Wine Factory ,, to spend a tour  in the  wine vault and   taste  the best  Armenian  wine . Back to Yerevan . Free time , Visit  to  the open  air market ,, Vernissage ,,  , Vernissage, where you can buy many intersting souvenirsand hand made works  from Armenia. Dinner and overnight  in the attractive hotel in Yerevan .

Day 7:Visit  Yerevan  Mall  for shopping  –  Transfer – Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out from the hotel with baggage.Visit  to YEREVAN  or DALMA GARDEN MALLS for optional shopping.Free time.Transfer to the Zvartnots International  Airport.Departure.

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