At the bottom of the Mount Ararat


Transportation: comfortable bus with air conditioning from/to Zwartnotz airport

Accommodation: 7x hotel (all rooms with private shower/WC)

Meals: Half board (all days breakfast, 4x lunch, 3x dinner), two bottles (each 0,5 l) of water per day

Transfer: All transfers according to the program, ride on the ropeway

Tour guide: Qualified tour guide, 24 hours availability on site

Visit to a wine producer, acapella concert, visit to a brandy – distillery and brandy – tasting.

Not included:

Flight, insurance, alcoholic beverages, tips.

Planned program

Meals: B = breakfast / L = lunch/lunch package / C= coffee break / D = dinner.

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival to Yerevan. Transfer to the hotel.

Day 2: City tour and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

National Museum, Echmiadzin (4 th century) – the First Christian Church in the world, ruins of Zwartnotz Cathedral (7 th century), Magnificent View of the holy Mount Ararat, Dinner.

Overnight stay in Yerevan (B/-/D)

Day 3: Wine trails

The oldest Wine Cave (6 th century BC), Monastery Noravank, Khor Virap as a pilgrimage site with the best view of Mount Ararat, Zorats Karer/ Carahunge – prehistoric stone circle.

Overnight stay in Goris (B/L/-)

Day 4: Wings of Tatev

The ancient cave village of Khndzoresk, enchanting landscape of Vorotan Gorge, Wings of
Tatev – flight with the world’s longest (5752 m) reversible ropeway to the village of Tatev with
its famous monastery complex.

Overnight stay in Goris (B/-/D)

Day 5: Along the Silk Road

Selim (Orbelian’s) Caravanserai – height of 2410 meters above sea level, Lake Sevan – one of the largest freshwater high-altitude (alpine) lakes in Eurasia,
Khachkar Field – the largest cross stone field in the world (9-14 th centuries).

Overnight in Dilijan (B/L/-)

Day 6: Drive to Armenian highlands

Amberd Fortress – one of the few feudal castles in Armenia. Visit to a wine producer, guided tour and wine tasting.

Overnight stay in Yerevan (B/L/-)

Day 7: Paganism and Christianity – Religious Diversity

An exclusive acapella concert in Geghard Rock Monastery (4 th century), short walk in Azat Gorge, visit to Garni Temple (1 st century), taste of tender homemade bread Lavash. Return to Yerevan. Visit to brandy distillery and brandy tasting, farewell dinner.

Overnight stay in Yerevan (B/L/D)

Day 8: Journey home

Early morning flight back from Yerevan.

Program is subject to change!

Year of travel: 2021