Highlights of Armenia - 6 days (AM-01)

If your time or budget is limited, this short tour of Armenia will provide the opportunity to visit some of the country’s most fascinating and culturally important sights. You’ll have time to explore the capital city of Yerevan as well as visit ancient monasteries, historic cathedrals and of course appreciate some of mountainous Armenia’s most breathtaking scenery.
Yerevan
Echmiatsin
Noravank
Tatev
Goris
Areni
Khor Virap
Geghard
Garni
Zvarnots

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from £995 per person, 6 days



Day 1. Yerevani
Arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Day 2. Yerevan - Ejmiatsin - Zvarnots - Yerevan
We will have a city tour of Yerevan. We will also visit the Matenadaran Library with its collection of manuscripts. Later, we’ll tour the brandy factory to explore the history of Armenian cognac. From Yerevan, we make an excursion to the centuries-old monuments of Ejmiatsin and Zvartnots.
Day 3. Yerevan - Khor Virap - Noravank - Tatev - Goris
After breakfast, we’ll take a trip to Khor Virap Monastery, which dates from the 4th century. Then we will continue the tour to Noravank, a 12th century monastery situated on a ledge within the sheer cliff face of a meandering gorge. Next, we drive to Goris to visit the Tatev Monastery by cable car.
Day 4. Goris - Selim Caravanserai - Noratus - Yerevan 
Today, following breakfast, we’ll travel to Sevan via the Selim Pass stopping at Selim Caravanserai.
Day 5. Yerevan - Garni - Geghard - Yerevan
We’ll take a trip to Garni where we will walk along the canyon, past the beautiful columnar basalt 9th century stone bridge and explore the Pagan Temple. Next, we’ll head to Geghard Monastery and also pay a visit to a local house where you will participate in the preparation of the Armenian bread, lavash.
Day 6. Yerevan
Departure, transfer to the airport.
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Areni Areni
Archaeological excavations at Areni-1 in 2007 uncovered several interesting finds, notably three pots containing human skulls. Inside one was what’s thought to be the oldest ... Read more
Echmiatsin Echmiatsin
Renamed Vagharshapat a couple of decades ago, this is Armenia’s fourth largest city. The base of the Armenian Catholicos, it’s packed full of churches and has not one b... Read more
Garni Garni
One of Armenia’s must-see sights, the archaeological site of Garni features the remains of the temple and Roman-style baths built in 76 AD on the foundation of stone walls co... Read more
Geghard Geghard
North east of Garni, higher up the Azat Gorge, sits the Geghard Monastery. Its cathedral was constructed in 1215 though the monastery had been around for hundreds of years before t... Read more
Goris Goris
The attractive town of Goris is located in central Armenia and is famed for its thousands of rock-hewn dwellings. It has a number of important tourist attractions, among them the A... Read more
Khor Virap Khor Virap
Khor Virap has immense significance to Armenian history. It was there that Grigor Lusavorich, or St Gregory the Illuminator as he later became, was imprisoned. Whilst behind bars, ... Read more
Noravank Noravank
With its backdrop of the terracotta cliffs of the Amaghu River gorge, this monastery must have one of the most picturesque settings in all of Armenia. The monastery features the tw... Read more
Tatev Tatev
The monastery at Tatev is reached by the “Wings of Tatev” cable car, opened in 2010 and the world’s longest non-stop double track cable car. This 9th century Arme... Read more
Yerevan - the Capital of Armenia Yerevan - the Capital of Armenia
Nicknamed the “pink city” on account of the widespread use of rose-coloured tuff rock in its architecture, the Armenian capital was founded way back in 782 BC. Modern Y... Read more
Zvartnots Zvartnots
The collapse of this ruined 7th century cathedral located just a few kilometres from Yerevan’s international airport remains a mystery. It was built at the place where King T... Read more

Quick Facts
  • Season: Winter
  • Days: 6
  • Group Size: 2-10
  • Tour Grade:   Gentle

Day 1. Yerevani
On arrival at the airport you’ll be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel. (D)
Day 2. Yerevan - Ejmiatsin - Zvarnots - Yerevan
After breakfast we will have a city tour of Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. Yerevan is one of the oldest cities in the world, 29 years older than Rome in fact. Our first stop will be the history museum and then we’ll move on to the remarkable Matenadaran Library. With its collection of 17,000 rare items, it is one of the world’s oldest repositories of Greek, Persian and Arabic manuscripts. Later, we’ll tour the brandy factory to explore the history of Armenian cognac and of course, taste a few. From Yerevan, we make an excursion to the centuries-old monuments of Ejmiatsin and Zvartnots, which are both listed on UNESCO World Heritage list. The Cathedral of Ejmiatsin, dating from 303AD, is still an official residence of Armenian Catholicos to this day. Our tour continues on to Zvartnots, the Temple of Vigil Forces or Heavenly Angels, constructed from the 7th century onwards. Overnight in Yerevan. (B, D)
Day 3. Yerevan - Khor Virap - Noravank - Areni - Tatev - Goris
After breakfast, we’ll take a trip to Khor Virap Monastery, which dates from the 4th century.  The importance of this monastery is tied in with Gregory the Illuminator, who introduced Christianity in Armenia. Here you can enjoy a spectacular view of the sacred Ararat Mountain - an immortal symbol of Armenia. Then we will continue the tour to Noravank, a twelfth century monastery situated on a ledge within the sheer cliff face of a meandering gorge. Moving on, you’ll visit Areni village for a wine tasting. Next, we drive to Goris, where we will have a beautiful excursion to the ancient Tatev Monastery. To reach it, we’ll need to ride the world’s longest non-stop reversible cable car. Tatev Monastery, which dates from the 9th century, is a former centre for the sciences and the arts and today the complex consists of three churches, a refectory, a library, a vault and several residences. Magnificent canyons surround the monastery. Overnight in Goris. (B, D)
Day 4. Goris - Selim Caravanserai - Noratus - Yerevan 
Today, following breakfast, we’ll travel to Sevan via the Selim Pass, through which the Great Silk Road passed. We’ll stop at Selim Caravanserai, built in the 14th century to accommodate weary travellers and their animals as they crossed from, or into, the mountainous Vayots Dzor region. Overnight in Yerevan. (B, D)
Day 5. Yerevan - Garni - Geghard - Yerevan
After breakfast, we’ll take a trip to Garni. You will walk along the canyon, past the beautiful columnar basalt 9th century stone bridge over the Azat River to Garni the Pagan Temple. This temple was built in the 1st century AD, but in 1679 it was destroyed by an earthquake. In 1975 the temple was restored. Next, we’ll head to Geghard Monastery, whose name came from the legendary lance that was used to pierce the body of Christ, and which was kept here for centuries. Though the exact foundation of the monastery is unknown, the present complex was built in the mid 13th century. Afterwards you’ll pay a visit to a local house where you will have the chance to see and participate in the preparation of the Armenian bread, lavash, before heading back to Yerevan. Overnight in Yerevan. (B, D)
Day 6. Yerevan
After breakfast at the hotel, you’ll be collected for your return transfer to the airport. (B)


Want to travel on different dates?
Please see below for our group tour dates, if you would like to travel on a different day, please let us know and we will come back to you with an offer. There might be additional surcharges for a private tour but all depends on the number of people in your party and your travel preferences.

Note on pricing
Prices depend on the hotel category and are listed below. Please read notes at the bottom of the table to learn more about the meaning of each pricing section.

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01.05.2019 - 06.05.2019 £995 £1,295 £115 £275 book now
08.05.2019 - 13.05.2019 £995 £1,295 £115 £275 book now
15.05.2019 - 20.05.2019 £995 £1,295 £115 £275 book now
22.05.2019 - 27.05.2019 £995 £1,295 £115 £275 book now
29.05.2019 - 03.06.2019 £995 £1,295 £115 £275 book now
05.06.2019 - 10.06.2019 £995 £1,295 £115 £275 book now
12.06.2019 - 17.06.2019 £995 £1,295 £115 £275 book now
19.06.2019 - 24.06.2019 £995 £1,295 £115 £275 book now
26.06.2019 - 01.07.2019 £995 £1,295 £115 £275 book now
03.07.2019 - 08.07.2019 £995 £1,295 £115 £275 book now
10.07.2019 - 15.07.2019 £995 £1,295 £115 £275 book now
17.07.2019 - 22.07.2019 £995 £1,295 £115 £275 book now
24.07.2019 - 29.07.2019 £995 £1,295 £115 £275 book now
31.07.2019 - 05.08.2019 £995 £1,295 £115 £275 book now
07.08.2019 - 12.08.2019 £995 £1,295 £115 £275 book now
14.08.2019 - 19.08.2019 £995 £1,295 £115 £275 book now
21.08.2019 - 26.08.2019 £995 £1,295 £115 £275 book now
28.08.2019 - 02.09.2019 £995 £1,295 £115 £275 book now
04.09.2019 - 09.09.2019 £995 £1,295 £115 £275 book now
11.09.2019 - 16.09.2019 £995 £1,295 £115 £275 book now
18.09.2019 - 23.09.2019 £995 £1,295 £115 £275 book now
25.09.2019 - 30.09.2019 £995 £1,295 £115 £275 book now
02.10.2019 - 07.10.2019 £995 £1,295 £115 £275 book now
09.10.2019 - 14.10.2019 £995 £1,295 £115 £275 book now
16.10.2019 - 21.10.2019 £995 £1,295 £115 £275 book now
23.10.2019 - 28.10.2019 £995 £1,295 £115 £275 book now
30.10.2019 - 04.11.2019 £995 £1,295 £115 £275 book now
06.11.2019 - 11.11.2019 £995 £1,295 £115 £275 book now

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Dates Excluding flights Including flights Single supplement Solo supplement Book
01.05.2019 - 06.05.2019 £1,045 £1,345 £125 £275 book now
08.05.2019 - 13.05.2019 £1,045 £1,345 £125 £275 book now
15.05.2019 - 20.05.2019 £1,045 £1,345 £125 £275 book now
22.05.2019 - 27.05.2019 £1,045 £1,345 £125 £275 book now
29.05.2019 - 03.06.2019 £1,045 £1,345 £125 £275 book now
05.06.2019 - 10.06.2019 £1,045 £1,345 £125 £275 book now
12.06.2019 - 17.06.2019 £1,045 £1,345 £125 £275 book now
19.06.2019 - 24.06.2019 £1,045 £1,345 £125 £275 book now
26.06.2019 - 01.07.2019 £1,045 £1,345 £125 £275 book now
03.07.2019 - 08.07.2019 £1,045 £1,345 £125 £275 book now
10.07.2019 - 15.07.2019 £1,045 £1,345 £125 £275 book now
17.07.2019 - 22.07.2019 £1,045 £1,345 £125 £275 book now
24.07.2019 - 29.07.2019 £1,045 £1,345 £125 £275 book now
31.07.2019 - 05.08.2019 £1,045 £1,345 £125 £275 book now
07.08.2019 - 12.08.2019 £1,045 £1,345 £125 £275 book now
14.08.2019 - 19.08.2019 £1,045 £1,345 £125 £275 book now
21.08.2019 - 26.08.2019 £1,045 £1,345 £125 £275 book now
28.08.2019 - 02.09.2019 £1,045 £1,345 £125 £275 book now
04.09.2019 - 09.09.2019 £1,045 £1,345 £125 £275 book now
11.09.2019 - 16.09.2019 £1,045 £1,345 £125 £275 book now
18.09.2019 - 23.09.2019 £1,045 £1,345 £125 £275 book now
25.09.2019 - 30.09.2019 £1,045 £1,345 £125 £275 book now
02.10.2019 - 07.10.2019 £1,045 £1,345 £125 £275 book now
09.10.2019 - 14.10.2019 £1,045 £1,345 £125 £275 book now
16.10.2019 - 21.10.2019 £1,045 £1,345 £125 £275 book now
23.10.2019 - 28.10.2019 £1,045 £1,345 £125 £275 book now
30.10.2019 - 04.11.2019 £1,045 £1,345 £125 £275 book now
06.11.2019 - 11.11.2019 £1,045 £1,345 £125 £275 book now

Note on pricing:

  1. All prices are per person, in British Pounds. All included services are listed in the tour overview section.
  2. Price “Including flight” is subject to airfare availability and will be reconfirmed upon your booking. We advise not to delay with booking your tour as airfares may go up.
  3. Price “Excluding flight” does not cover airfare, you are free to book your own flights.
  4. Single supplement goes towards single room accommodation.
  5. Solo supplement is payable in the unlikely event when you are the only person on the tour. It will be refunded if other people join the same tour.



Hotel Cascade Yerevan 3*
Address: 10/10 Zarubyan street, Yerevan, Armenia
Telephone: +374 60 400 440

DESCRIPTION
Since opening in January 2013, the Cascade Hotel in Yerevan has been pleasing customers with its quality of accommodation and family atmosphere. Located an easy stroll from the Cascade Complex and also the Cafesjian Centre of Arts, many of the Armenian capital’s attractions are just a stone’s throw from the hotel.

The 25 well-equipped rooms at the Cascade Hotel are classically furnished and are en-suite.  They feature air conditioning, flat screen TV, phone and in room refrigerator. In addition there is free WiFi across the hotel.

The hotel’s restaurant serves both Armenian and international cuisine and there’s also a lounge bar where you’ll be able to sip a cocktail or relax with a glass of wine. In addition a range of services are provided including free parking to the front of the hotel, 24 hour currency exchange and an ATM.

FACILITIES
  • 24 hour reception
  • Room service
  • Private parking
  • Bar
  • ATM with currency exchange
  • Free internet access
PHOTOGALLERY

Historic Yerevan Hotel 4*
Address: 48 Hanrapetutyan St, Yerevan, Armenia
Telephone: +374 93 94 78 88

DESCRIPTION
Opened in 2012, Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel is the most recent of the Tufenkian Heritage hotels to open in Armenia. Conveniently located at the junction of Hanrapetutyan and Buzand Streets, the hotel is situated near Republic Square right at the heart of the action. This elegant boutique hotel sets style at the centre of its agenda yet doesn’t forget the importance of backing up aesthetics with good service.

The 85 rooms are equipped with designer fittings, satellite TV, minibar and furnishings chosen with comfort in mind.  It offers free WiFi and a seasonal outdoor pool. The hotel’s Kharpert Restaurant specialises in Armenian and Italian dishes; there’s also a bar lounge and a conference centre.

FACILITIES
  • 24 hour reception
  • Room service
  • Laundry service
  • Bar
  • Business centre
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free internet access
PHOTOGALLERY

Hotel Mina Goris 3*
Address: 169 Mashtoc Str., Goris, Armenia
Telephone: +374 99 03 01 19

DESCRIPTION
Mina Hotel in Goris provides everything you expect from a decent three star hotel. Its 24 hour reception means there’s always someone on hand should you need them, and there is also laundry service, porters available and room service. Luggage storage can be arranged for the day of check out. There is a parking area and also conference facilities.

Mina Hotel offers 22 comfortably furnished rooms in a modern style. Each room has its own bathroom as well as hairdryer, satellite TV and cable internet connection. WiFi is available in the hotel lobby.  

FACILITIES
  • 24 hour reception
  • Private parking
  • Laundry service
  • Free internet access
PHOTOGALLERY

Hotel Mirhav Goris 4*
Address: 100 Mashtots Str., Goris, Armenia
Telephone: +374 98 28 44 02

DESCRIPTION
Located on a hillside in the northern part of Goris, one of this charming hotel’s main selling points is its ability to provide a fabulous view. Inside, a cosy feel is achieved by incorporating locally produced textiles, rugs and furniture to create a tasteful home away from home. 

The Mirhav Hotel has 31 rooms, each with en suite bathroom, satellite TV, hair dryer and telephone from which guests are permitted free local calls. WiFi is free also.  Laundry and ironing service can be provided on request and at an additional cost. The hotel’s restaurant serves tasty dishes each evening as well as a simple breakfast to start the day.

FACILITIES
  • 24 hour reception
  • Private parking
  • Laundry service
  • Free internet access
PHOTOGALLERY




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