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Meet and Greet
Transfer to Hotel
Feel the breath of Christianity!
Do you know that Armenia has another capital besides
Yerevan? It is Etchmiadzin, the spiritual capital of Armenia.
Enjoy an excursion out to the Church of the Holy Virgin
Hripsime which offers good views of the Mountains Ararat
and Aragats. This building has stood since 618 AD. Visit also
the 7th-century church of the Holy Virgin Gayane, which is
an important architectural structure in Armenia. These
virgins martyred to spread Christianity in Armenia. Stop for
a minute and find your peace in Mother See of Holy
Etchmiadzin, the holy capital of Armenia. The church was
built in the place, where the Son of God (Jesus Christ)
appeared in the dream of the first Catholicos of Armenia St.
Gregory the Illuminator pointed out. This is where the name
Etchmiadzin (Only-begotten came down) emerged. You will
take part in holy liturgy.
On the way back to Yerevan enjoy the next Armenian 7th
century sanctuary Zvartnots, which means “Angels meeting”.
Both Zvartnots temple and Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin are
listed in UNESCO World’s Cultural Heritage Sites.
Continue your wonderful tour to the 1st Century A.D. Pagan
Temple Garni, which is the only standing heathen temple in
Armenia. The plateau, on which the temple stands, is incredibly
beautiful and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site
along with the surrounding area. Special for you a musician will
play an Armenian national instrument duduk, which is also
included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Feel the mystery
and go reveal the 4th-century Geghard monastery which is cut into
the side of the rock. The name Geghard appeared because of the
holy spear brought there in the 1st century by the Apostles. Now
the spear is situated in the museum of Etchmiadzin. Besides
discovering this wonderful monastery you will have an
opportunity to listen to the choir music in the monastery, you
don’t even imagine how it sounds.
Feel the combination of the old and the modern city which is one
of the oldest in the world (2800 years old).
Take a look to Yerevan from the Park of Victory. The park is a
large forested area with an artificial lake, an amusement park,
cafes, the statue of Mother Armenia and a museum. Mother
Armenia is the female personification of Armenia. It symbolizes
peace through strength.
Feel the history of Armenia and visit Matenadaran!
It is the biggest repository of ancient manuscripts with its
research institute and a museum in the heart of our city.
Visit Megerian Carpet in Yerevan, which has a spectacular showroom
where visitors can make their purchases.
Don’t hesitate to join the dancers!
Finally, savour Armenia is well known throughout the world also
for its cognac. When Winston Churchill was asked about the
secret to his long life, he replied with “Cuban cigars, Armenian
brandy!” Surely, you would like to visit the Armenian brandy
factory … Let’s discover it!
Drive through the pretty Ararat Valley to the 4th-century monastery
Khor Virap, where you will enjoy the closest view of
Mt. Ararat. Ararat is the mountain, which will let you feel where
your ancestors come from. “Khor Virap” means “deep dungeon”,
where the first Armenian Catholicos Gregory the Illuminator has
been detained for 13 years for spreading Christianity in the 4th
A TOUCI-I OF SPIRIT
Continue your tour to Areni caves. It is where the oldest shoe in
the world was found during the archaeological excavations.
Several years ago a place, equipped for wine production was
found in Bird Cave. This most ancient winery in the world has
Taste some Armenian wines near the cave!
Visit the most beautiful Noravank monastic complex, which was
constructed in the 13th century. Consequently, a major
religious, and later, cultural centre of Armenia was closely
connected with many educational institutes, primarily with
Gladzor’s university and library.
Everybody knows that Armenian cuisine is one of the tastiest …
So we give you the opportunity to be present in the master class
of baking traditional Armenian bread, which is called lavash.
This flat bread is also included in the UNESCO World Heritage
Have a rest in Jermuk, the centre of medical tourism in
Armenia. Jermuk mineral water from natural sources is unique
and rare minerals with the chemical content to be biologically
active, which make it very effective in the treatment and
prevention of various diseases. Water is also used for (SPA)
procedures, which you can enjoy in the hotel.
Let your soul soar and visit the 9th-century monastery of Tatev,
which is one of the oldest and most famous monastery complexes
in Armenia. Since medieval times Tatev Monastery has been a
vital scholastic, enlightenment and spiritual centre and has
played a singular role in the country’s history.
You will reach the monastery by the cable car. The ropeway is
the longest in the world and if you are looking for unforgettable
adventures in the air and want to fly, you don’t need planes!
Wings of Tatev will take you to the sky!
You can trace the Silk Road in Armenia by following its
caravanserai, or inns; medieval stopping points where the caravan
riders and their pack animals spent the night. The Selim Pass
Caravanserai is a valuable example of these inns along the
Armenian Silk Road.
Visit Hayravank, which is a 9th to 12th century Armenian
monastery located along the southwest shores of Lake
Early morning start your tour to Goshavank Monastery to see
the fine examples of cross-stones (khachkar), Khachkar is one
of the symbols of Armenia. Goshavank was called after
Mkhitar Gosh, who was one of the great intellectual powers of
his day and he is an author of the first code of civil and Canon
law that was used in both Greater Armenia and Cilicia. He is
buried near the church, which was built by him in 1188.
To explore the nature of the Tavush region, it is a must to visit the
medieval monastic complex Haghartsin located deep in the
hidden Pearl of Armenia. Have a rest in Dilijan!
Enjoying the fresh air and the nature of Armenia go to Sevan
Peninsula, where the 9th-century Sevanavank is located. It was
built by the Armenian Princess Mariam to honour her deceased
Have lunch on the boat swimming and admiring with the
the beauty of one of the largest freshwater high-altitude (alpine)
lakes in Eurasia, Lake Sevan!
Visit the 13th-century Saghmosvank, which was built in the
village of Saghmosavan near the deep gorge of Qasagh River.
Overall, its excellent location provides additional beauty and
comeliness to the monastery. In the 13th century, it was one of
the educational, cultural and spiritual centres of Armenia.
Discover Armenian Alphabet Monument in Artashavan. Giant
stone letters are dedicated to the founder of Armenia’s
alphabet, Mesrop Mashtots. Find your first letter of the name!
It is a must thing to visit Armenia and taste Armenian wine.
Armenia Wine Company is a family-owned company. Beginning
with the plantation of vineyards in 2006, the winery was built
two years later in 2008. Nowadays, the company is the icon of
modern winemaking of Armenia with its award-winning wines
and state of the art winery.