Yerevan and Its Vicinities 3-Day Tour3 Days | Yerevan, Garni, Geghard, Etchmiadzin

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Yerevan and its vicinities 3-day tour offers you a magical journey to pagan temples of times long past, the medieval Geghard Monastery and Etchmiadzin, the first Christian cathedral in the world. Enjoy the view of one of the world’s oldest cities atop Yerevan’s giant Cascade stairway or catch a glimpse of the mesmerizing Mount Ararat as it shelters the capital’s pink-hued architecture in its maternal shade. With each step you’ll uncover the rich spiritual heritage of the first Christian country in the world.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Yerevan - city tour
 
Arrival in Yerevan. Meet your driver at the airport. Transfer to the Hotel. Check in at noon. After short rest start exploring Yerevan, one of the world’s oldest cities. Yerevan is often referred to as a “Pink City” and impresses visitors with its grand Soviet architecture. Our first stop in will be at the Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex on Tsitsernakaberd Hill. Next, we will visit the modern symbol of Yerevan – Cascade Monument. The Cascade is a giant stairway (572 steps) linking the downtown area of Yerevan with the Monument neighborhood. From the top of the monument you can capture the best panorama of Yerevan and the Mountain Ararat. Continue exploring the city by walking along the beautiful streets, past Opera House, Republic Square, and Abovyan Avenue. Transfer to the hotel. The rest of the evening free. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Yerevan – Garni – Geghard – Etchmiadzin – Yerevan
 
Depart Yerevan and drive to Garni, the only pagan temple in Armenia that survived Christianization of Armenia in the 4th century. The next stop is Geghard Monastery (meaning "spear" in Armenian). The monastery complex was founded in the 4th century by Gregory the Illuminator at the site of a sacred spring inside a cave. Continue to Etchmiadzin. According to many scholars it was the first cathedral built in ancient Armenia. We will visit the main Cathedral* (it is the residence of the Catholicos, the supreme head of the Armenian Apostolic Church) and the museum of Christian relics. Drive back to Yerevan. Overnight at the hotel.
* The site is presently under the renovation works.
Day 3: Yerevan – departure
 
Check-out from the hotel till noon. Free time till the transfer to Yerevan International Airport. Departure. End of the tour.
  • All transfers (1-2 pax by sedan, 3-4 pax by Mercedes Vito or similar, 5-10 pax by Mercedes Sprinter passenger van);
  • Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
  • Sightseeing tour program in Armenia with local English-speaking guide;
  • Entrance tickets to sights as per itinerary;
  • Bottled drinking water.
  • Full board (lunches and dinners);
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Visa support and consular fees for tourist visa;
  • Tips are not included, but would be appreciated;
  • Personal travel insurance.

Accommodation:

Economy Option
Comfort Option
Yerevan - 2 nights
Cascade, Silachi, Hrazdan or similarDoubleTree by Hilton Yerevan, Opera Suite

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