PILGRIMAGE TOUR

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

DAY 1

Arrival to Zvartnots, transfer to the hotel, Yerevan.

DAY 2

Breakfast. Excursion to to Echmiadzin – the center of Armenian Apostolic church, Hripsime Martyria church, 7th c., Gayane Church, 7th c. On the return way visit to the ruins of Zvartnots Temple – the pearl of the 7th c. architecture. Return to Yerevan hotel, overnight

DAY 3

Breakfast. Tour to Khor-Virap monastery 5th c., with view of the Ararat Valley and Ararat Mountain, place of pilgrimage of all Armenians, where in underground prison St. Gregory The Illuminator was imprisoned for preaching Christianity. Continue to Noravank Monastery Complex, 12-13th cc. Drive back to Yerevan.

DAY 4

Breakfast. Excursion to Ashtarak, with visits to churches Tsiranavor, 10-13th cc., Karmravor, 7th c. and Marineh, 13th c. Continue to Saghmosavank monastery, 13th c. and Hovhannavank monastery, 13th c. Drive back to Yerevan.

DAY 5

Breakfast. Excursion to Tsakhkadzor, Flowers` Gorge, visit to Kecharis Monastery, 11-13th cc. Continue excursion to Lake Sevan, stop at the Sevan Monastery, 9th c. on the peninsula. Lunch on Sevan Lake. Drive to Dilijan. Overnight in Dilijan.

DAY 6

Breakfast. Tours to Haghartsin Monastery, 10-13th cc., Goshavank Monastery, 12-13th cc. Drive back to Yerevan.

DAY 7

Breakfast. Departure for half day tour to Garni – Pagan Temple of the 1st c. A.D., Geghard Cave Monastery, 12-13th cc., carved from solid rock. Drive back to Yerevan. In the second half of the day visit to Vernissage market, where you can find the best examples of Armenian folk art, unique jewelry, exclusive handmade masterpieces craftsmanship. Visit Vernissage and take a piece of Armenia with you. In the evening farewell dinner at a traditional Armenian restaurant, where you will see how Armenian Lavash (included into the intangible heritage of UNESCO) is baked in tondir (oven) and taste it. You will listen to the wonderful sounds of Armenian Duduk and will have the opportunity to dance Kochari, both inscribed in the UNESCO.list of the intangible cultural heritage.

DAY 8

Breakfast, transfer to the airport. Departure.