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A veritable treasure trove of incredibly beautiful old monuments and monasteries tucked in the mountains
Reveal the beauty of Armenia’s ancient landscapes. Armenia is becoming an increasingly popular tourist attraction, with the small but charming nation boasting a rich history.
Explore the relics of Armenia’s rich past undisturbed, wander through its monasteries and temples, and enjoy them in their silent splendor.
Yerevan is a delightful capital. Its wide, leafy boulevards are lined with cafés and restaurants where Armenians like to sit chatting late into the night.
This program is to get you acquainted with the historical and cultural monuments and cultural sights.
Return economy class airfare
2 nights stay in Tsaghkadzor at 4 star hotel
2 nights stay in Yerevan at 4 star hotel
Lake Sevan-Garni-Gehard Tour
Yerevan City Tour
English Speaking Guide
Return airport transfers
Arrival-Transfer to Tsaghkadzor ski resort
Depart from your country and start a nice journey to Caucasus Region. Our guide will meet you at the airport and begin our unique journey with the great trains of Armenia. Transfer to Tsaghkadzor hotel, check in. Free time to relax
Free day in Tsaghkadzor Ski Resort
Tsaghkadzor is one of the most beautiful mountain resorts of the world. This resort- rich with recreation customs- is situated on the South East of mountain range Tsaghkunyats, 1840m above sea-level. It is surrounded with mountains (the highest of which are Teghnis/2820/ and Tsaghkunyats/2851/) that are covered with thick and verdant forests. Not long ago Tsaghkadzor was announced an international tourism center. It offers, perhaps, the largest variety of active recreation in Armenia.
Winter is Tsaghkadzor’s season. Crystal clear air, bright and clean winter sky and snow-capped mountains…pure white everywhere. It is rather mild here.The ski season starts at the end of November and finishes mid-April. Snow surface on the slopes of the mountain is 1.4 meters and due to exceptional weather conditions even long after the snowfall its surface doesn’t freeze.
Tsaghkadzor-Lake Sevan-Garni-Gehard-Yerevan (170km, 7-8hrs)
Today we will visit Lake Sevan – the emerald of Armenia, a beauty under the sky. Lake Sevan is considered to be one of the largest sweet water lakes in the world, situated at an altitide of 1,897 meters above sea level. Climb on peninsula from where the fascinating view on the Lake is open. Visit Sevanavank monastery.
Then we will go to the Pagan Temple of Garni. The Pagan Temple of Garni is the only non-Christian temple currently standing in Armenia. The architectural complex of Garni was Armenia’s foremost center of Hellenistic culture and the summer residence of Armenian kings.
Geghard is an incredible ancient Armenian monastery, partly carved out of a mountain. It is said that the Holy Lance that pierced the body of Christ was kept here. The architectural forms and the decoration of Geghard’s rock premises show that Armenian builders could not only create superb works of architecture out of stone, but also hew them in solid rock. It is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Drive to Yerevan.
Yerevan- Yerevan City Tour- (135 km, 4-5 hrs)
A variety of options await to be explored during your Yerevan city tour. The tour begins with a visit to Mother Armenia, a statue which was constructed to replace a monumental statue of Joseph Stalin.
Thereafter, you will head to the Cascade, a giant stairway in the capital city which links downtown Kentron area of Yerevan with the Monument neighbourhood. The stairs afford walkers unobstructed views of central Yerevan and Mount Ararat. From the Cascade, you will be heading to the Opera House. A visit to the Republic Square awaits you next. The Square is famous for the dancing water fountains located at the north-eastern end along the National Gallery. The buildings around the Square are made of rose and white Armenian tufa stones and provide a great insight into the architectural heritage of Armenia.
If you are looking for some shopping during your holiday to Armenia, Vernissage (open only on week-ends) is the place to be. Hundreds of vendors selling a variety of crafts and souvenirs will leave you spoilt for choice. Woodcarving items, antiques, and wool carpets can also be bought from here.
Savor a breakfast and complete the hotel check-out, transfer to Yerevan International Airport. Board your return flight and cherish the fond memories of Georgia.
Optional tours, excursions and activities.
All other services not mentioned under ‘Inclusions’
*Price mentioned is starting from, per person based on 2 persons travelling together and sharing twin/double room, subject to seasonal surcharges and availability.
Price mentioned in Saudi Riyal (SAR) includes flight from Riyadh, package also available from Jeddah and Dammam. Flights from other cities can be booked based on availability and the cost is subject to change.
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For convenience of passengers and / or feasibility of operations, ITL World or their service providers may sometimes amend the itinerary.
International hotel check in time is between 2pm and 3pm and check out time is between 11am and 12pm. (Exceptions apply). Early check in and or late check-out is subject to availability of rooms and may be chargeable.
It is the responsibility of the passengers to ensure they hold valid passport, visa, travel and medical insurance, vaccination etc., as applicable for each destination.
City/tourist tax as applicable, must be paid directly at the hotel.
To assist with visa application process, ITL World would provide copies of air tickets, travel insurance and other ground service vouchers for bookings made and fully paid for. Approval and issuance of visa is at the discretion of respective Embassies or Consulates and ITL World cannot in anyway influence this process. Certain nationals however receive visa on arrival in select countries, subject to prior online approvals