Armenia-Georgia

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Day 1: Arrival in Yerevan, transfer to the selected hotel

 

Day 2: Yerevan City tour

  • Breakfast in hotel
  • Opera and ballet national theatre

On January 20, 1933, the building was officially opened. Soon after the theatre foundation, a ballet troupe was established. Swan Lake by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was the first ballet performance in 1935.

  • Baghramyan ave. (Parliament, Presidential house)
  • Tsitsernakaberd (Armenian Genocide memorial monument and museum)

The Armenian Genocide memorial complex is Armenia's official memorial dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide, built in 1967 on the hill of Tsitsernakaberd in Yerevan.

  • Republic square, History museum of Armenia

The History Museum of Armenia is a museum with departments of  Archaeology,  Numismatics,  Ethnography, Modern History and Restoration. It has a national collection of 400,000 objects and was founded in 1920. Other exhibits of note include medieval Khachkars, 18th and 19th century Armenian costumes, a 5500 year old leather shoe discovered in a cave in Vayots Dzor region in 2008.

  • Lunchtime
  • Matenadaran

The Matenadaran is a repository of ancient manuscripts, research institute and museum in Yerevan,  Armenia. It holds one of the world's richest depositories of medieval  manuscripts and books which span a broad range of subjects, including theology, philosophy, history, medicine, literature, art history, and  cosmography in Armenian and many other languages.

  • Cascade complex, Cafesjian Center of the Arts

The Cascade is a giant stairway made of limestone. Inside the Cascade, underneath the exterior steps, are seven escalators that rise along the length of the complex. There are also exhibit halls connected to some of the landings along the escalators which compose the Cafesjian Museum of Modern Art.

  • Victory Park, Mother Armenia statue

If you would like to see Yerevan from up high, Victory Park is the place for that. It is where the statue of Mother Armenia is located and which can be seen from many parts in Yerevan.

  • Overnight in Yerevan (evening dinner)

Day 3: Ejmiatsin, Zvartnots, Khor Virap

  • Breakfast in hotel
  • Etchmiadzin Cathedral, Saint Gayane Church, Saint Hripsime Church

Etchmiadzin Cathedral is the mother church of the Armenian Apostolic Church, it was the first  cathedral  built in ancient  Armenia,  and is the oldest cathedral in the world. The Church was built in the early fourth century between 301 and 303 by Armenia's patron saint Gregory the Illuminator. Included in the UNESCO World Heritage List (2000). The museum of the Cathedral has a collection of religious artifacts about Holy Mass, subjects made of gold, silver, precious stones, decorations, colossal silver boiler for making the myrrh and legendary Holy spear.

  • Zvartnots Temple

Zvartnots Cathedral is a 7th-century Armenian cathedral built by the order of Catholicos Nerses the Builder. The temple is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (2000).

  • Lunch in national restaurant
  • Khor Virap

Khor Virap is one of the most popular destinations in Armenia for a number of reasons, primarily because it is where Grigor Luisavorich (St. Gregory the Illuminator) was imprisoned for 13 years before curing King Trdat III of a disease. This caused the conversion of the king and Armenia into the first officially Christian nation in the world in the year 301. To this day you can visit the underground chamber which he was imprisoned in, located in the nondescript St. Gevorg Chapel apart from the main church.

  • Overnight in Yerevan (evening dinner)

Day 4: Garni Temple, Geghardavank Monastery, Sevan, Dilijan

  • Breakfast in hotel
  • Garni Temple, Symphony of Stones

The dominant view is that it was built in 77 AD, during the reign of king Tiridates I of Armenia. The date is calculated based on a Greek inscription.

  • Geghardavank Monastery

Geghard is a medieval monastery being partially carved out of the adjacent mountain, surrounded by cliffs. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While the main chapel was built in 1215, the

monastery complex was founded in the 4th century by Gregory the Illuminator at the site of a sacred spring inside a cave.

  • Lunch with Lavash making process

Lunch in village house with watching of “Lavash” (Armenian traditional flat bread baked in stonemake oven) making process.

  • Sevanavank, Sevan Lake

Lake Sevan is the largest body of water in Armenia and the Caucasus region. It is one of the largest freshwater high altitude (alpine) lakes in Eurasia.

  • Dilijan city, Haghartsin Monastery complex

Haghartsin is a 13th century monastery with its unforgettable nature.

  • Overnight in Dilijan (evening dinner) 

Day 5: Georgia, Tbilisi City Tour

  • Breakfast in hotel 

Tbilisi, capital of Georgia from the 5th century AD, has a long and

fascinating history. Founded in the 4th century by King Vakhtang

Gorgasali on the site of its warm mineral-water springs – it

developed into the main city of the Caucasus. By the 12th century

Tbilisi was one of the most important political, economic and

cultural centres of the Middle East. It stood as a key stop on the

famous Silk Road - on the border between Europe and Asia.

  • Lunchtime

Transfer to the Tbilisi International Airport, departure

  • info: 5 days / 4 nights
  • price: starting 215 euro
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Includes

The rate includes

  • 3 nights hotel in Yerevan
  • 1 night hotel in Dilijan
  • Transfer from and to airport, transportation with A/C
  • HB breakfast, lunch, dinner, water, coffee or tea
  • Guide service with similar language
  • Entry tickets

 

Not Includes

The rate is not includes

  • Flight ticket
  • Insurance
  • Entry tickets in Georgia