Armenia Winter Tour5 Days | Yerevan, Garni, Geghard, Tsaghkadzor Ski Resort

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Armenia Winter Tour will gift you unforgettable impressions and memories will stay with you forever. You will have an interesting excursion around Yerevan where you will be introduced to famous sights of the "pink city" and its surroundings. You will also visit a ski resort Tsaghkadzor where you will spend a lovely winter day enjoying the view of snow-capped mountains and having fun with genuine winter activities.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Yerevan – arrival
 
Arrive in Yerevan. You will be met by our driver and transferred to the hotel. Check in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Yerevan
 
Meet your guide to start sightseeing in the capital of Armenia. One of the oldest cities of the world, Yerevan is famous as a pink city and calls visitors with its humble and at the same time splendid landscapes. Start city tour visiting Cascade Monument which was the main symbol of the cities 2780th anniversary with the equivalent number of stairs. Mega scale staircase is 500 meters high and 50 meters wide. A panoramic view from the monument opens up breathtaking city view with Opera House, Mount Ararat, Swan Lake, Republic Square, and posh Northern Avenue around, which you will also walk by during the tour. The next spot is Matenadaran – the Mesrop Mashtots (founder of Armenian alphabet) Institute of Ancient Manuscripts famous for being one of the world’s richest banks of medieval manuscripts with more than 300,000 archive documents.
Continue to the Armenian Genocide memorial complex on the hill of Tsitsernakaberd. An excellent round-up of the tour will be a visit to the Brandy Factory in Yerevan to taste renowned Armenian cognac. The legend says that Noah planted the first vine in the abundant Ararat valley; afterwards winery was pioneered all over the country. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Yerevan – Tsaghkadzor Ski Resort – Yerevan
 
In the morning, depart to Tsaghkadzor mountain resort located on the altitude of 1750 m above the sea level (60 km, ~1 h). It is the main winter resort in Armenia attracting travellers from all over the world. You can rent all necessary equipment to have a wonderful day of skiing (please see the rates below). For those of you who are not skiing, there is a cable car to enjoy fascinating views on Teghenis Mountains and breathe fresh air of alpine mountains. Return to Yerevan in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Yerevan – Garni – Geghard – Vernissage market – Yerevan
 
In the morning, visit Vernissage, a place in the heart of Armenia capital ideal for finding something special from Armenia, including paintings, old books, collection of coins, carpets, etc. Depart Yerevan and drive to Garni, one of the major villages in Armenia famous for its fortress. The fortress is the only pagan sacred place from the 1st century that survived aggressive introduction of Christianity in the 4th century. Next stop is at the monastery complex Geghard (means a spear in Armenian). A beautiful landscape of Geghard is framed with towering cliffs. Decorative art cut into rocks reflect and explain Medieval Ages development throughout the region. The complex was introduced to the history in the 4th century as a sacred spring inside a cave. Drive back to Yerevan. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Yerevan – departure
 
Check-out from the hotel till noon. Transfer to Yerevan International Airport. End of the tour.

Accommodation:

Comfort Option

Economy Option

Yerevan - 4 nights

Golden tulip Grand Hotel Yerevan 5*, Double Tree by Hilton 4*, Imperial Palace 4*

Silachi, Hrazdan

 

  • All transfers;
  • Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
  • Sightseeing tour program with local guide;
  • Entrance fees to sights as per itinerary;
  • Brandy tasting at Ararat factory.
  • Full board (lunches and dinners);
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Visa support and consular fees for tourist visa;
  • Personal travel insurance;
  • Rent of ski equipment (please see the rates below).
Ski pass prices (in USD)
One ride
3
Half day pass (09:00-14:00 or 14:00-17:30)
12,5
1-day pass
23
2-day pass
33
 
Equipment rental rates (in USD)
Helmet
4
Ski instructor (1 hour)
15
Ski/Snowboard clothing
11
Goggles, gloves, warm hat
7
Locker for personal items
2
Snowboard equipment (snowboard and boots)
15
Ski equipment (skis, boots and polls)
11

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