Garni, Geghard, Sevan, Haghartsin, Zvartnots, Tatev, Karahundj/ 5 day in Armenia

This tour program is perfect especially for those who wants to visit Armenia in less then a week and have unforgettable impressions about this beautiful country.

Duration 5 days
Pickup Hotel pickup available
Voucher Mobile ticket
What's included :
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle according to the number of participants
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Entry/Admission - Garni Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Zvartnots Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Hovhannes Tumanyan House-Museum
What's excluded :
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Tatev ropeway ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Wings of Tatev

Day 1: Garni, Geghard

Stop At: Garni Temple, Geghard Monastery Road H3, Garni Armenia
The pagan temple Garni was 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.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Monastery of Geghard, Near Goght Village, Geghard Armenia
The Monastery Geghard was built in the 4th century by The First Armenian Catholicos - Gregory the Illuminator.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Noravank, Karahundj, Tatev

Stop At: Noravank Monastery, NoravankMonastery Road Amaghu Valley, Areni 3604 Armenia
One of the wonderful monuments of medieval Armenia - the Monastery of Noravank 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.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), Sisian Armenia
Karahunj or Karahunj Observatory is also known as Zorats Karer or Zorats Kar is a megalithic composition of Bronze Age tombs (cists, dolmens or tumuli) and over 220 standing stones (menhirs).

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tatev Monastery, Highway 45, Tatev 3218 Armenia
Another famous monument of medieval Armenian architecture is Tatev Monastery, which was built in the 9th-13th centuries. In translation from the old Armenian (grabar) "tatev" means "give wings". Indeed, located at a great height, it seems that Tatev stretches upward to the sky. The walls seem to be a natural extension of the rock that raises it so high.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Wings of Tatev, Tatev Gateway, Halidzor 3218 Armenia
the longest cable car in the world (5.7 km)
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Echmiadzin, Zvartnots

Stop At: Echmiadzin Monastery Complex, Vagharshapat 1101 Armenia
The word “Echmiadzin” means a place where “the only begotten son of the God descended”. According to a legend, Jesus Christ descended from heaven and indicated the spot for a church to be built. Echmiadzin is the residence of the Supreme Catholicos of all Armenians and the center of the Armenian Apostolic Church.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Saint Gayane Church, Issy-les-Moulineaux St., Vagharshapat Armenia
7th century church, which is listed on the UNESCO World’s Cultural Heritage Sites.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Saint Hripsime Church, Mesrop Mashtots St., 85 Near the Echmiadzin Monastery Complex, Vagharshapat 1101 Armenia
7th century church, which is listed on the UNESCO World’s Cultural Heritage Sites.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Zvartnots Temple, Yerevan-Vagharshapat Highway Near the Echmiadzin Monastery Complex, Vagharshapat 1101 Armenia
Beeing one of the brightest landmarks of medieval Armenian architecture – the magnificent Zvartnots Temple was constructed in the 7th century. All these churches and the temple are listed on the UNESCO World’s Cultural Heritage Sites.

Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 4: Lake Sevan, Dilijan

Stop At: Monastery Sevanavank, next the Holy Mother of God Church, Sevan Armenia
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. The remnants of the monastery that was constructed in the 9th century include only two temples – Surb Arakelots and Surb Astvatsatsin, standing among numerous khachkars. The church buildings were constructed from black tuff, which probably gave the monastery its name Sevanavank - “the Black Monastery”.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Haghartsin Monastery, Dilijan Armenia
In 13 km northeast of Dilijan in a cozy place one can find Monastery complex Haghartsin ('Dance of the Eagles’). It was built between the 10th and 13th centuries and has three churches: one named for Gregory the Illuminator; another for the Virgin Mary (Surp Astvatsatsin); and the third for St Stephen (Stepanos). There are stunning khachkars, a sundial on the wall of St Gregory, a ruined gavit and a refectory with stunning arched ceiling.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Goshavank Monastery, 15 km of Dilijan, Gosh, Dilijan Armenia
The Monastery Goshavank became one of the most famous religious and scholarly centers in medieval Armenia in the 12th-13th centuries, led by one of Armenia's most accomplished scholars, legal experts and scientists, Mkhitar Gosh (Mkhitar from Gosh, 1130–1213). The monastery was renamed Goshavank upon his death. The monastery was built between 1188 and the late 13th century.

Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 5: Haghpat, Sanahin, Odzun, Dsegh

Stop At: Haghpat Monastery, next to Saint Nshan Church, Haghpat 1722 Armenia
The monastery of Haghpat, founded by Queen Khosrovanush (wife of the Armenian King Ashot III) in AD 976, consists of one narthex, two corridor-sepulchers, a refectory, a scriptorium, the Chapel of Hamazasp, a belfry, several chapel-tombs and cross-stones (khachkars)․

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Monastery of Sanahin, Alaverdi 1705 Armenia
Sanahin used to be the administrative centre and family burial place of the Kyurikyan Bagratids (10th and 11th centuries), as well as the Episcopal residence for the diocese (until the 11th century). The Sanahin monastery contains St Astvatsatsin (Holy Mother of God), St Amenaprkich (Redeemer) and St Grigor Churches, narthex, scriptorium, belfry and academy.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Odzun Church, Off H-35 & M-6, Odzun, Alaverdi Armenia
Odzun Church is an Armenian basilica constructed around the 5th-7th century in the Odzun village of the Lori Province of Armenia. From the northern and southern sides of the temple there are arched galleries – a rare feature of Armenian temples architecture. There are a number of khachkars around the temple.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Hovhannes Tumanyan House-Museum, H22, Dsegh Armenia
On one side of the Debed River you will visit the picturesque village of Dsegh - the birthplace of the famous Armenian poet Hovhannes Tumanyan. Tumanyan wrote poems, quatrains, ballads, novels, fables, critical and journalistic articles. During the tour you will visit the House-Museum museum of Hovhannes Tumanyan.

Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
Departure Point :
Traveler pickup is offered
Please mention the exact location you want to be picked up at.
Departure Time :
9:00 AM
Return Detail :
-
Hotel Pickup :
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

7

Organised by Land of Noah Travel Agency

Activity ID: V-92438P77

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