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Yerevan: Lake Sevan, Dilijan, and Haghartsin Monastery Tour

1. Yerevan: Lake Sevan, Dilijan, and Haghartsin Monastery Tour

Discover Lake Sevan, Dilijan and more on a multi-stop guided trip from Yerevan. Start your trip by visiting one of the country’s most renowned landmarks: Lake Sevan. Merely an hour’s drive from the capital city of Yerevan, Sevan is situated at a height of 1900 m above sea level and surrounded by a vast chain of mountains. Then, prepare to be surrounded by incredible nature as you head to the north of Armenia. Visit the city of Dilijan before making a stop at the Monastery of Haghartsin, dating back to the 10th century. Haghartsin is one of those spots in Armenia that feels just like a movie set. The refectory of Haghartsin is one the biggest examples of Armenian Church architecture. It was an absolute innovation at the time it was constructed.

Tsaghkadzor, Ropeway, Lake Sevan, Trout barbecue treat

2. Tsaghkadzor, Ropeway, Lake Sevan, Trout barbecue treat

On this tour see Tsaghkadzor, known as valley of flowers, go to Kecharis monastery complex, ride on the ropeway to admire the whole beauty of the place. Afterwards visit Lake Sevan, pearl of this mountainous country. Stop at Sevanavank monastery complex on Sevan peninsula, which can be named the very point from where the whole beauty of Lake Sevan is seen. At the end of the tour you will have an amazing opportunity to taste yummy Sevan trout barbecue!

4 nights 5 days in Armenia

3. 4 nights 5 days in Armenia

If Armenia is your next destination , then you are welcome to our 4 Nights 5 Days Tour Program in Armenia! Explore the scenic beauty of Armenia with our customized tour package that takes you on a journey to the most beautiful destinations in the country. Our tour program is designed to provide you with a memorable experience filled with cultural, historical and natural wonders. Day 1 Your adventure begins as you arrive at the airport, where our friendly guide will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. After you freshen up and settle in, we'll take you on a city tour of Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. Yerevan is known for its wide avenues, green parks, and beautiful architecture, and on this tour, you'll get to see it all. You'll be amazed by the stunning Republic Square, the famous Cascade, the Opera House and more. Day 2 - Garni pagan temple, Geghard monastery, and lake Sevan On the second day, we'll take you on a tour to the ancient pagan temple of Garni, one of the few Hellenistic-style temples still standing. Then, we'll visit the magnificent Geghard monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built into the surrounding cliffs. After that, we'll take a trip to the crystal clear waters of Lake Sevan, known as the "blue gem" of Armenia. We You'll have the chance to relax, take in the scenery, and enjoy a delicious lunch by the lake. Day 3 - Echmiatsin, Hripsime, Zvartnots The third day of the tour will take you on a journey to Echmiatsin, the spiritual center of Armenia and the seat of the Armenian Apostolic Church. You'll see the Holy See, St. Hripsime Church, and Zvartnots, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You'll be amazed by the beauty and history of these ancient sites. Day 4: Khor Virap, Noravank, and Areni winery On the fourth day of your tour, we will visit Khor Virap, an ancient monastery located in the shadow of Mt. Ararat, where according to the Bible, Noah's Ark came to rest. From there, we will travel to Noravank Monastery, a magnificent medieval complex situated in a narrow gorge. Finally, we will visit Areni Winery, where you will have the opportunity to taste some of Armenia's finest wines and learn about the local winemaking traditions. Day 5: Departure On the final day of your tour, we will transfer you to the airport, where you will depart for your next destination, with memories to last a lifetime

3 days in Armenia/ Garni, Khor Virap, Noravank, Lake Sevan

4. 3 days in Armenia/ Garni, Khor Virap, Noravank, Lake Sevan

Day 1: Another must see place in Armenia is Khor Virap. It is where Grigor Luisavorich (St. Gregory the Illuminator) was imprisoned for 13 years before curing King Trdat III of a disease. This caused the adoption of Christianity in Armenia in the year 301. In fact, the name Khor Virap means “deep pit”, named after the prison where St. Gregory the Illuminator was held. The next stop will be Monastery Noravank, which dates back to XIII—XIV centuries. The complex includes the 1339 St. Astvatsatsin (“Burtelashen”) sepulchre-church, St. Stepanos Nakhavka and gavit, the St. Grigor Church and Stepanos Orbelian Sepulchre, the remains of medieval chapels and residential quarters and a modern office and hall. In the end of our trip you have an opportunity to taste armenian wine in Areni winery. Day 2: The first stop of our trip will be the Arch of Charents from where a breathtaking view opens to Ararat, probably the most stunning view of the mountain. From this place it seems that Ararat is not on the ground, but is “hanging down” from the sky. The Arch was named in honour of Armenian poet Yeghishe Charents. From here, we will continue our tour to the pagan temple Garni, built in the 1st century AD by the armenian king Trdat. The temple Garni is the only monument connecting with the era of paganism and Hellenism, dedicated to the sun god Mithra. The temple is built according to the rules of the classical Greek architecture and looks very similar to the famous temple of Athens in Greece. There is the bathhouse not far from the palace built in the 3rd century AD and has the features specific to the Roman baths of that time. The next destination of the tour will be the Monastery Geghard, which was built in the 4th century by The First Armenian Catholicos - Gregory the Illuminator. Initially it was called Airivank (cave monastery), then was renamed Geghard, which means >. The name of the monastery originates from the spear of the Roman soldier who pierced the body of Jesus Christ. Now the spear is presented in the museum of Echmiadzin. Day 3: Our wonderful tour will take you to the famous mountain-ski resort - Tsaghkadzor. Translated from Armenian the word “Tsakhkadzor” means the Gorge of Flowers. Indeed, the gorge, the mountains, snow tops, rapid rivers, picturesque valleys are covered with a flower carpet. In the north-western part of Tsakhkadzor one can find the 11th century monastic complex of Kecharis. The last destination during this trip will be “The Jewel of Armenia” or the “Geghama Sea” - Lake Sevan, which is one of the largest high-mountainous freshwater lakes in the world. In the northwest part of Sevan Lake, on a narrow rocky peninsula, there stands one of the most prominent examples of medieval Armenian architecture – Sevanavank Monastery. It was founded in 874 AD by princess Mariam.

Wine and Brandy Delight: Dilijan and Ijevan's Liquid Gems

5. Wine and Brandy Delight: Dilijan and Ijevan's Liquid Gems

Depart from Yerevan early in the morning, embarking on a delightful journey to Dilijan. Here, at the Ijevan Winery, you'll dive into the world of Armenian wine-making. Sample a variety of wines, from the intense reds to the crisp whites, each drop carrying the essence of the sun-soaked vineyards. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant in Dilijan, where you can pair your meal with some of the delightful wines you tasted earlier. The fusion of flavors and aromas will elevate your dining experience. Visit Haghartsin Monastery, tucked amidst the forested mountains. The serene ambiance of this ancient complex will provide a perfect backdrop for reflecting on the history and craftsmanship that shaped Armenia's cultural heritage. Drive to Ijevan, a town renowned for its exceptional brandy production. Here, at the Ijevan Brandy Company, you'll indulge in a sensory journey through the rich and velvety Armenian brandy. Savor the smoothness and complexity of this exquisite spirit, an embodiment of Armenian craftsmanship. As the sun sets, you'll conclude the tour with a sumptuous dinner at a local restaurant in Ijevan, complemented by a glass of fine Armenian brandy. The perfect way to toast to a day filled with liquid delights in Dilijan and Ijevan.

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What people are saying about Sevanavank

Staff was amazing, drivers provided safe transportation, and tour guides were well informed. Drivers, Arayik and Marat were friendly, as well as the tour guides, Taguhi and Karen. They covered a lot of information that I was not aware of about my country.

The best thing to mention about the trip is the guide Mrs. Jasmin, she was very knowledgeable, tolerant and understanding, also Mr. Minat our driver was very friendly and helpful.. Other things were good except for the lunch.. it was a joke.

The tour guide (a young woman) was fantastic, so knowledgeable, so friendly and with a great sense of humour. Im really sorry i cant remember her name. The food was good too

Great trip to beautiful Dilijan and Lake Seven. Our tour guide Sascha was amazing!!

Great tour, great explanations from the guide, answered all questions, very polite