Day 1: Arrive to the Armenian border crossing at Bagratashen,
proceed usual customs and immigration formalities and drive to Yerevan.
We will visit Haghpat and Sanahin Monasteries (UNESCO World Heritage Sights) en route to the capital. Arrive Yerevan,
check - in at the hotel and time at leisure or to independently explore
the downtown and the old Abovyan Street.
Day 2: Breakfast at the hotel restaurant. Depart for
Ashtarak to visit Medieval Monasteries of Ohannavank and Saghmosavank.
Lunch at a local restaurant, which is set in the scenic gorge of the River
Kasakh. Return to Yerevan for light touring of the capital and to visit
Matenadaran (UNESCO World Heritage Sight).
Day 3: Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Noravank (UNESCO World Heritage Sight) and
Khor Virap Monasteries. We will have BBQ picnic lunch at Noravank.
Day 4: After breakfast at the hotel leave for excursion
to Etchmiatsin - the ancient capital of Armenia and the center of the Armenian
Apostolic Church (UNESCO World Heritage Sight). We will visit St. Hripsimeh Church and the Cathedral
of Holy Etchmiatsin and then return to Yerevan to visit the History
Museum of Armenia.
Day 5: Early morning breakfast at the hotel and leave
to visit the "Vernisage" open-air handicrafts fair. Proceed to visit the
fortress of Garni and the Monastery of Gueghard (UNESCO World Heritage Sight).
Day 6: After our usual breakfast at the hotel restaurant
leave for Lake Sevan, town-resort of Dilijan. We will have time to explore
the lake peninsula and have lunch at one of the restaurants here.
Day 7: Final departure from Armenia.