Day 1 Arrival at Yerevan Airport
Welcome to Armenia
On arrival at Yerevan International Airport you will be met by our local representative and you will be transferred to the hotel.
Check in at the hotel and rest.
After breakfast driver will pick you up and proceed for a city tour. Visit the Cascade Complex, an open-air modern art museum and climbing the stair, you will get to the Victory Park with Mother Armenia Monument towering over the city. Visit Tsitsernakaberd Memorial dedicated to the victims to the Armenian Genocide. Departure to Geghard Monastery, which is hewn out from the cave and included in the UNESCO World Heritage along with Azat River Gorge. Visit Garni Temple from 1st c. and the only preserved pagan temple in Caucasus
*Optional: Jeeping at Garni Gorge to the natural stone formation “Symphony of Stones” (UNESCO Site) (depending on weather conditions, 8 USD p/p at the location)
In the afternoon return back to Yerevan, visit Yerevan Food and Fruit market to get the best taste of Armenian fresh fruits and vegetables, local food, dried fruits and nuts.
Overnight in Yerevan
Day 2 Yerevan-Tsaghkadzor-Shopping
Breakfast at the hotel. The driver will pick you up in the hotel and proceed to a ski resort town of Tsaghkadzor. Take a cable car to the Mount Teghenis to get the best panoramic view to the resort.
Tsaghkadzor also Romanized as Tsakhkadzor is a spa town and a popular health resort in Armenia, located north of the capital Yerevan in the Kotayk Province. Tsaghkadzor literally means valley of flowers or flower canyon in Armenian. The name of Tsaghkadzor is associated with the name of the nearby Tsaghkunyats Mountains, located to the west of the town. Originally, it was known as Tsaghkunyats Dzor by its foundation during the 3rd century. In the 11th century, the town was known as Kecharuyk or Kecharis (Armenian: derived from the Kecharis Principality under the Armenian Pahlavuni family. Later, during the 17th century, the towns was called Darachichak by the Turkic invaders, keeping the name until 1947, when it was renamed Tsaghkadzor.
Free time in the area to relax or take an optional tour listed below.
Here you have a chance to enjoy real adrenaline of skiing at the slopes of Teghenis Mountain. Take one of 5 runways of 2 levels with height of 1970-2820 m (Extra cost/depending on weather condition)
You can also ride sleds on the slopes of the mountain at lower levels (Extra cost/depending on weather condition)
Return back to Yerevan and transfer to one of the largest malls for shopping. Leisure time on your own
Day 3 Yerevan- Echmiadzin-Zvartnots / End of trip
After breakfast. Prepare for check out. At around 10am the driver will pick you up proceed for a tour of Echmiadzin, the spiritual center of all Armenians.
Etchmiadzin Cathedral is the mother church of the Armenian Apostolic Church, located in the city of Vagharshapat (Etchmiadzin), Armenia. According to scholars it was the first cathedral built in ancient Armenia, and is considered the oldest cathedral in the world.
The original church was built in the early fourth century—between 301 and 303 according to tradition—by Armenia's patron saint Gregory the Illuminator, following the adoption of Christianity as a state religion by King Tiridates III. It replaced a preexisting temple, symbolizing the conversion from paganism to Christianity. The core of the current building was built in 483/4 by Vahan Mamikonian after the cathedral was severely damaged in a Persian invasion. From its foundation until the second half of the fifth century, Etchmiadzin was the seat of the Catholicos, the supreme head of the Armenian Church.
Although never losing its significance, the cathedral subsequently suffered centuries of virtual neglect. In 1441 it was restored as catholicosate and remains as such to this day. Since then the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin has been the administrative headquarters of the Armenian Church. Etchmiadzin was plundered by the Safavids in 1604, when relics and stones were taken out of the cathedral to New Julfa in an effort to undermine Armenians' attachment to their land. Since then the cathedral has undergone a number of renovations. Belfries were added in the latter half of the seventeenth century and in 1868 a sacristy was constructed at the cathedral's east end. Today, it incorporates styles of different periods of Armenian architecture. Diminished during the early Soviet period, Etchmiadzin revived again in the second half of the twentieth century, and under independent Armenia.
As the main shrine of religious Christian Armenians worldwide, Etchmiadzin has been an important location in Armenia not only religiously, but also politically and culturally. A major pilgrimage site, it is one of the most visited places in the country. Along with several important early medieval churches located nearby, the cathedral was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000.
After the tour the driver will drop you to the airport for your onward flight.
AED 2499/- Per person, Prices are based on twin sharing.
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights.
Destinations: Yerevan, Echmiadzin, Zvartnots.
The rates are subject to availability at the time of booking request. In the event if there are rate changes due to increase in Govt taxes, or hotel charges a surcharge, or BAR rates (Best available rates), we reserve the right to amend the rates without notice. The exchange rate is subject to change. Please ensure that you have secured the relevant visa / entry permits & valid passport. The best source of visa information is the embassy of the country itself.
If you are interested in going ahead with this booking, we would require deposits or payments as follows either in the form of cash or cheque:
Please ensure that the names given to us for reservations match the names in your passport, as hotels, sightseeing tour companies are very particular about name changes. Mismatched names may result in heavy amendment penalties. We strongly recommend travel insurance as part of your package – we have excellent rates with the world’s best companies – please let us know if you wish us to add this to your package.
Economy class airfare from Dubai / Yerevan / Dubai.
3 nights / 4 days accommodation in Yerevan based on double room occupancy.
Return airport transfer on private car.
Sightseeing tours as per the program with the services of local English speaking driver guide.
Entrance fees, incl. Cable car in Tsaghkadzor.
Complimentary travel insurance.
All airline and hotel taxes.