Highlights of Iran and Armenia - 15 Days (CT-04)

This two week tour marries exotic Iran with the world’s oldest Christian nation, Armenia. A packed programme celebrates the rich cultural heritage of the two neighbours, featuring ancient mosques and palaces as well as monasteries precariously perched alongside river gorges and on hill tops. The tour will delight history fans and architecture buffs, interesting anyone with a desire to travel a little off the beaten track and reap the rewards of a warm welcome.
 
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from £1,995 per person, 15 days



Day 1. Shiraz
Arrival in Iran. Transfer to the hotel. 
Day 2. Shiraz
City tour: visit Nasir Al Mulk mosque (the Pink Mosque), Vakil Complex, comprising a mosque, traditional baths and a thriving bazaar. Later enjoy the imposing Karimkhan Citadel, the beautiful Eram Garden and Hafez Tomb. 
Day 3. Shiraz - Persepolis - Pasargadae - Isfahan
Travel to Isfahan stopping at Persepolis and Naghsh-e Rostam, an ancient necropolis. Visit Pasargadae, another UNSECO World Heritage Site.
Day 4. Isfahan
City tour of Isfahan: visit the Naghshe Jahan Square Complex, Imam Mosque, Ali Qapu and Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque. Experience the Qeysarieh Bazaar and enjoy Chelel Sotun Palace and the Si-o Se pol and Khajou bridges.
Day 5. Isfahan - Abyaneh - Kashan
Set off for Kashan, stopping off en route at Abyaneh, nicknamed the “red village”. In Kashan visit the 19th century Boroujerdi House. Finally, you’ll stop at the 16th century Fin Garden, the oldest surviving garden in Iran.
Day 6. Kashan - Tehran
Continue to the Iranian capital Tehran. You’ll enjoy a visit to Niaravan Palace, a historical complex which is also home to the Sahebqraniyeh Palace, and the Tajrish Bazaar and Square.
Day 7. Tehran - Tabriz
City tour around Tehran’s major sights: Golestan Palace, the archaeological section of the National Museum and the Crown Jewels Museum. In the afternoon we'll take a short flight to Tabriz, in the north west of the country. 
Day 8. Tabriz - Jolfa
Sightseeing programme in Tabriz: a visit to the Azerbaijan Museum, the Blue Mosque, El-Goli Park. Travel to Jolfa, enjoy the Armenian St Stephen’s monastery. 
Day 9. Jolfa - Armenian border - Goris
Set off for the Armenian border, crossing at Nordooz. We continue to Goris. On the way visit the cave village of Khndzoresk. Overnight in Goris. 
Day 10. Goris - Tatev - Noravank - Khor Virap - Yerevan
Today we begin with Tatev, reached by one of the world’s longest cable cars. Afterwards, it’s on to the 12th century Noravank Monastery and Areni winery. Our final stop is at Khor Virap monastery, from which you can see Mount Ararat.
Day 11. Yerevan - Echmiadzin - Zvartnots - Yerevan
City tour of the Armenian capital. We will also visit the manuscript museum known as the Matenadaran. Later, you’ll visit the Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin, the spiritual and administrative heart of the Armenian Church. The tour will continue to the ruins of Zvartnots Cathedral. 
Day 12. Yeravan - Garni - Geghard - Yerevan
After a visit to Yerevan’s History Museum, you’ll make your way to the Pagan Temple of Garni. Nearby is the UNESCO-listed Geghard monastery. 
Day 13. Yerevan - Sevan - Dilijan - Haghpat
Today we’ll leave Yerevan bound for Lake Sevan. Visit Sevanavank Monastery. Moving on, you’ll travel to Dilijan, a resort and spa town. Last of all, you’ll visit Haghpat Monastery. Overnight in Haghpat.
Day 14. Haghpat - Sanahin Goshavank - Yerevan
Your itinerary makes a loop back towards Yerevan today. From Haghpat, you’ll head to Sanahin Monastery. Visit Goshavank monastery before returning to Yerevan.
Day 15. Departure
Today marks the end of your tour. 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
Dilijan Dilijan
Little Switzerland as it’s dubbed is a pretty resort and spa town located in the Dilijan National Park. Surrounded by the forested hills and Alpine meadows of the Lesser Cauc... 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
Haghpat Haghpat
Along with nearby Sanahin Monastery, the Haghpat Monastery shares a place on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. This mediaeval monastery was founded by Queen Khosrovanuysh around ... 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
Sanahin Sanahin
Connected to Alaverdi by a cable car said to have the steepest ascent of any in the former USSR, Sanahin village houses a 10th century monastery complex which is UNESCO-listed. The... Read more
Sevan Sevan
Lake Sevan is a popular summer beach resort. Visitors flock to its shores to enjoy the country’s only beaches and to take to the water for swimming, jet skiing, windsurfing a... 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

Quick Facts
  • Season: Four Seasons
  • Days: 15
  • Group Size: 2-10
  • Tour Grade:   Gentle

Day 1. Shiraz
Our driver will be waiting at the airport for your arrival. You’ll transfer to your hotel and there’ll be time for you to rest and settle in before our tour programme begins tomorrow. Overnight in Shiraz. (D)
Day 2. Shiraz
The name of Shiraz will be a familiar one to wine lovers; the grape originated here though these days, Shiraz wine comes mainly from France and Australia rather than Iran. The vineyards may be no more, but there are plenty of sights to explore. Your included city tour today takes you first to Nasir Al Mulk mosque; known as the Pink Mosque, it was completed in 1888. From there, you’ll visit Vakil Complex, comprising a mosque, traditional baths and a thriving bazaar. You’ll round off the day’s sightseeing with the imposing Karimkhan Citadel, the beautiful Eram Garden and Hafez Tomb. Overnight in Shiraz. (B,D)
Day 3. Shiraz - Persepolis - Naghsh-e Rostam - Pasargadae - Isfahan
This morning you’ll set off for the fabled city of Isfahan. We’ll break our journey at Persepolis. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was founded in 518BC as the capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Constructed on an immense terrace, the breathtaking palace complex was one of the most impressive sights in Persia, and now even in its ruined state it is a wonderful place. From Persepolis, you’ll move on to Naghsh-e Rostam, an ancient necropolis famous for its reliefs cut into the rock. Our final stop will be at Pasargadae, another UNSECO World Heritage Site. Cyrus the Great built it as the capital of the Achaemenid Empire and it’s also where you’ll encounter his tomb. Overnight in Isfahan. (B,D)
Day 4. Isfahan
Isfahan was abandoned as a capital in the 18th century when the seat of government shifted to Tehran. This meant that much of the historic buildings were left intact and today, the city is a delight for its Persian architecture. Your included sightseeing tour takes you to the Naghshe Jahan Square Complex, where you’ll find the Imam Mosque, Ali Qapu and Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque. There’ll be time to rummage in the Qeysarieh Bazaar, renowned for carpets and kilims. Round off the day with visits to Chelel Sotun Palace and the Si-o Se pol and Khajou bridges before returning to the hotel to relax. Overnight in Isfahan. (B,D)
Day 5. Isfahan - Abyaneh - Kashan
Today we set off for Kashan, stopping off en route at Abyaneh. This place is nicknamed the “red village” on account of its rich red soil and homes of a similar colour. Its narrow alleyways straggle up the lower flanks of Karkas Mountain. From a distance, it’s a pictureseque sight and close up you’ll enjoy learning about its clay architecture and living traditions. In Kashan, you’ll pay a visit to the 19th century Boroujerdi House. It was built by an architect for his bride, the daughter of a wealthy merchant, and is now a museum. Finally, you’ll stop at the 16th century Fin Garden, the oldest surviving garden in Iran. It’s notorious as the site of the murder of Amir Kabir, the Qajarid chancellor, taken out by an assassin sent by King Nasereddin Shah in 1852. Overnight in Kashan. (B,D)
Day 6. Kashan - Tehran
Our tour continues today to the Iranian capital Tehran. Occupying a spectacular location on the lower slopes of the Alborz Mountains, this backdrop of snow-capped peaks frames many a panoramic view in the city. You’ll enjoy a visit to Niaravan Palace, a historical complex which is also home to the Sahebqraniyeh Palace, and the Tajrish Bazaar and Square, in this, Iran’s most liberal and secular city. Overnight in Tehran. (B,D).
Day 7. Tehran - Tabriz
You’ll tackle more of Tehran’s major sights today, beginning with Golestan Palace. This walled palace complex dates from the Qajar period and forms one of the oldest groups of buildings in the country. It was once, in the 18th century, the seat of government, but now it’s more famous as the source of inspiration for countless Iranian artists and architects who come to marvel at its lavish interiors and stylish exteriors. Also on the itinerary today is the archaeological section of the National Museum and also a visit to the Crown Jewels Museum. You’ll round off the day with a flight to Tabriz, in the north west of the country. Overnight in Tabriz. (B,D)
Day 8. Tabriz - Jolfa
This morning your sightseeing programme includes some of the highlights of Tabriz, located on the ancient Silk Road. You’ll pay a visit to the Azerbaijan Museum to learn a little of the city’s archaeology and history before making your way to the Blue Mosque. Dating from the 15th century but largely rebuilt, the turquoise mosaics on its entrance archway are original. El-Goli Park completes the itinerary in Tabriz, and then we transfer to Jolfa. We’ll squeeze in a trip to the Armenian St Stephen’s monastery, dramatically sited in a deep canyon, before checking into our hotel. Overnight in Jolfa. (B,D)
Day 9. Jolfa - Armenia border - Goris
This morning we set off by car for the Armenian border, crossing at Nordooz. Your driver will assist with any customs and immigration formalities and you’ll cross over to Meghry on the Armenian side of the border to meet your new guide. Setting out for Goris, you’ll make your way along a beautiful valley alongside a stream to the cave village of Khndzoresk. Explore the caves and rock formations before continuing on to Goris where you’ll spend the night. (B,D)
Day 10. Goris - Tatev - Noravank - Khor Virap - Yerevan
Armenia is the world’s oldest Christian nation and today you’ll witness some of its most spectacular monasteries. Begin with Tatev, reached by one of the world’s longest cable cars, the Wings of Tatev, affording breathtaking views stretching for miles across the valley. Afterwards, it’s on to the 12th century Noravank Monastery. Accessed along a steep-sided canyon, it’s worth climbing the vertiginous steps across the front of the chapel for the incredible views back along the valley as seen from its upper storey. A stop has been arranged at Areni winery; the wines and fruit-based spirits make excellent souvenirs. Our final stop is at Khor Virap monastery, from which you can see Mount Ararat across the border in Turkey. You’ll spend the night in Yerevan, the Armenian capital. (B,D)
Day 11. Yerevan - Echmiadzin - Zvartnots - Yerevan
Today’s included sightseeing comprises a city tour of the Armenian capital. Imposing Republic Square is one of the city’s most distinctive landmarks. You’ll also pay a visit to the manuscript museum known as the Matenadaran. Just outside the city centre you’ll find the poignant and moving Genocide Museum, which graphically explains the events of more than a century ago. Another key part of the Tsitsernakaberd memorial complex is the obelisk and eternal flame, its simplicity creating a serene environment for contemplation. Later, you’ll visit the Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin, the spiritual and administrative heart of the Armenian Church. The tour will continue to the ruins of the glorious 7th century Zvartnots Cathedral before returning to the city for another overnight stay. (B,D)
Day 12. Yerevan - Garni - Geghard - Yerevan
After a visit to Yerevan’s History Museum, you’ll make your way out of town to the Pagan Temple of Garni. Dating from the 1st century, it’s a contrast to the many Christian monasteries scattered across the countryside. Nearby is the UNESCO-listed Geghard monastery, set right into the towering cliffs of the Azat River gorge. Overnight in Yerevan this evening. (B,D)
Day 13. Yerevan - Sevan - Dilijan - Haghpat
Today we’ll leave Yerevan bound for Lake Sevan, the pearl of Armenia. On a hilltop overlooking the lake you’ll encounter the delightful Sevanavank Monastery, occupying one of the most captivating locations of all Armenia’s monasteries. The church is impressive, its graveyard littered with engraved standing stones known as khachkars. Moving on, you’ll travel to Dilijan, a resort and spa town. Last of all, you’ll visit Haghpat Monastery, one of the largest religious and cultural centres of mediaeval Armenia. The holes you’ll see in its floors were used to store wine. Tonight your accommodation is in Haghpat. (B,D)
Day 14. Haghpat - Sanahin - Goshavank - Yerevan
Your itinerary makes a loop back towards Yerevan today. From Haghpat, you’ll head to Sanahin Monastery. Twinned with Haghpat, Sanahin’s name translates as “older than that one”. The cavernous interior features plenty of tombstones on the floor. Step on them: it’s commonly held that if you do, you’re freeing the dead of their sins. Look to see the curtain across the main body of the church, which marks that it still functions as a place of worship. Your tour will conclude with a visit to Goshavank monastery before returning to spend the final night in Yerevan. (B,D)
Day 15. Yerevan
Today marks the end of your tour. We trust that Iran and Armenia’s rich cultural heritage and long history have made for an interesting and memorable visit. (B)


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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.



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 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

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

Qefilyan Hotel Haghpat 3*
Address: Lori Region, Haghpat, Armenia
Telephone: +374 55 210 210

DESCRIPTION
Qefilyan Hotel occupies a stunning position overlooking the picturesque Debed Gorge. This elegant hotel offers a number of services including free WiFi, parking and tour desk facilities. There’s a gift shop and for a nominal extra charge, laundry service. The hotel’s restaurant accommodates local tastes as well as serving Russian and European dishes.

Rooms are cosy and simply furnished, yet clean and comfortable.  Furnished to a modern style, the 12 rooms also have a private bathroom, satellite TV, refrigerator and air conditioning.

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

Avan Dzoraget Hotel Dzoraget 4*
Address: Lori Region, 1718 Dzoraget, Armenia
Telephone: +374 10 52 09 11

DESCRIPTION
Built in 2004, the Avan Dzoraget hotel exudes an air of history despite its young age. Its designers aimed to evoke the romance associated with a mediaeval castle and it’s fair to say they pulled it off. With a basalt stone exterior and spacious interiors characterised by lofty ceilings and clever design, this building positively oozes Armenian culture from every nook and cranny. From the sculpture of Taurus in the hotel courtyard to the ancient Armenian script adorning the lobby walls, this building is a treat for the eyes. A carefully chosen setting overlooking the Debed River further adds to its charm, as does the exceptional Armenian and Georgian cuisine serves in its restaurant.

If you can bear to drag yourself away from the public areas, the 34 rooms and suites are lavishly decorated using high quality materials such as walnut and wrought iron. Wood floors strewn with Tufenkian carpets, shower stalls with glass enclosures and Armenian handicrafts add to the sumptuous effect.

FACILITIES
  • 24 hour reception
  • Private parking
  • Laundry service
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Conference room
  • Free internet access
PHOTOGALLERY




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