Day 1: 08.07.22
Departure for Yerevan. Yerevan, ancient city and the capital of Armenia by night
Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Relax. In the afternoon Panoramic city tour of Yerevan. Yerevan, the capital of the Republic of Armenia is a lively metropolis with an ancient history dating back to 782 BC. Yerevan is located in a valley surrounded by hills. At the south-west part it overlooks the Ararat plain dominated by Mount Ararat covered with perennial snows. Visit to the main monuments of Yerevan Republic Square, Opera Square and Swan Lake, the Northern Avenue, Abovyan street with the “Armenian Belle Epoque” buildings, Cascade square with its Contemporary Art Centre, Tsitsernakaberd Memorial. The beautiful view opens on the city from the Victory Park where there is also the monumental statue of ‘’Mother Armenia”. We will stop and admire also the musical Fountains, which form water choreography synchronized with the music and feature not only classical music but also pop, rock and contemporary jazz. We will hear the world’s classical music masterpieces along with the national music. Overnight in hotel in Yerevan.
Day 2: 09.07.22
Valley “Symphony of Stones” and Lake Sevan “The Pearl of Armenia”
Breakfast at the hotel. After the breakfast we continue towards the Kotayk region where we will visit the pagan temple of Garni, an ionic temple built in the Hellenistic period (77 AD) on a triangular promontory surrounded by deep gorges. Descent in the Azat Canyon which is a place particularly known for its formations of basalt columns called the "Symphony of the stones". In the village of Garni we will watch also the ceremony of traditional lavash, Armenian bread baking by the women of the village (UNESCO Heritage from 2014) and taste. We will visit Geghard (UNESCO), a 13th century rock-carved monastery. The name indicates the spear that pierced the side of Christ, a relic that was kept for a long time in this monastery, now the it is exhibited in the museum of Etchmiatsin. After the breakfast we will departure towards Lake Sevan, the Pearl of Armenia and also one of the largest high altitude lakes in the world. We will visit the peninsula of Sevan from where there is also a beautiful panorama of the lake. It will be a boat trip on the shimmering waters of Lake Sevan. The lake Sevan is famous also for its endemic fish type – Sevan trout, Salmo Ishkhan. It’s a big pity to leave Sevan without tasting the fish of the lake with the view on Lake Sevan. Return to Yerevan. Overnight in hotel in Yerevan.
Option: While you are in Yerevan we strongly advise you “WINE & GRAPES SPA” CENTER for couples especially, the first and unique spa center in Yerevan. The grape and wine SPA shall give you an opportunity to feel the magic strength of the Ararat valley sweet grape. The wine bathing, steaming, skin peeling with the grape seeds and fresh blend, the massage with the grape oil and too many procedures shall take you to another world of Edem. You will taste the grape honey juice and wine made of it, which is a Divine drink.
Day 3: Free time 10.07.22
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast free time. Overnight in a hotel in Yerevan.
Optional Tour available for special price.
Day 4: Departure 11.07.22
After breakfast transfer to the airport. Check-in and departure.