In the second half of September, we invite everyone to take part in an amazing festival tour in Armenia, thanks to which anyone can experience the potential of event tourism in Armenia based on their own experience.
Upon arrival at the airport you will be greeted by our guide with a sign “Partner Travel Armenia”. On the way to the hotel, the guide will tell you a few words about our tour and the specifics of your stay in Armenia. After settling, we will go for a walk in the center of Yerevan. We will see the sculptures and the Cascade, walk along Northern Avenue to Republic Square, where we will see the Museum of Armenian History. In the evening, we will have a welcome dinner in a traditional restaurant with a show program. After dinner, we will go to the Republic Square to look at the singing fountains.
In the morning after breakfast, we will go to Khachik village for the gata festival. Every year in the fall, villagers and guests gather at a holiday dedicated to the gata, a delicious Armenian dessert. During the festival, visitors will be able to take part in the preparation of the gata, enjoy folk music and dancing, participate in games and make purchases in the market, where products of local decorative and applied arts are presented. The highlight of the festival is the tasting of the largest gata in the world. Lunch will be organized at the open air from dishes prepared at the festival. In the evening, we will return to Yerevan to celebrate the Independence Day of the Republic. The celebration is a colorful event with a concert, dances and fireworks.
We will dedicate this day to the Armenian alphabet, learn its history, get acquainted with the monument of the alphabet. Then go to the village Saghmosavank, where we will visit the monastery of the same name with a long history, admire the magnificent views of the gorge at the river Kasakh. Nearby we will visit another monastery - Ohanavank. It was here that the shroud into which Jesus Christ was enveloped was kept. We will have lunch in Yerevan, in a traditional Armenian restaurant. We will go to the village of Oshakan, famous for vineyards and pomegranate gardens. Mesrop Mashtots - an Armenian linguist, the creator of the Armenian alphabet and the founder of Armenian literature rests here. In the evening, we will have free time to get to know the city and the sights. This is convenient, since areas of the city are very diverse and you may want to visit some places you liked, like a park may be, separately from the group.
Today we will go to get acquainted with the monuments of cultural heritage. Before visiting the pagan temple, we will get acquainted with the cave of grandfather Levon. This is a unique object of modern art. Levon had been digging a network of tunnels alone for 23 years. Next, we will visit the Garni temple, learn many interesting facts about this pagan temple, go down and see a unique phenomenon called the “symphony of stones” - a natural landmark crystallized under pressure: the basalt is formed into almost regular hexagons. The second estination today will be the cave monastery Geghard. So it is called due to the fact that half of the monastery is carved into a cave rock. This is a unique structure, which at one time served as a defensive fortress from the attacks of enemies and became a haven for wanderers. On the way back, we will stop for lunch, where a master class on baking lavash will be organized for us.
Today we will get acquainted with the “Armenian Sea” - Lake Sevan. However, before that we will go to the village of Bjni, which is rich with its fruit and ornamental gardens. The village is known for its mineral springs. One of the amazing places in this area is the castle, built in the rocks and partially preserved to this day. After exploring the village, we will go to Lake Sevan - the largest freshwater lake in the region. According to one of the legends, only gods and stars could drink clear water from Sevan. Today everything is much simpler, anyone can drink it, the lake is freshwater, and the water surface has an azure-blue color. Along the lake, there is an alley of khachkars, which we will definitely visit. Depending on the time of day, we can move to the other side of Sevan either by a small ferry or by a car, having toured the lake on its north side. Upon arrival at the appointed place, we will proceed to dinner. Of course, the main dish of the table will be Sevan trout, and with it, there are still a lot of interesting appetizers with their recipes. After lunch, we will rest at the shore of the lake, bask in the sun and go to another village. On the way we will stop at the stables, everyone will be able to try themselves in the role of a cowboy or a stable boy. In the village, we will get to know the locals, talk with them about the rural life and traditions that have been preserved among the inhabitants of the village. For dinner, we will be served homemade rustic food. We will spend the night in guesthouses in the village.
Next morning after a rural breakfast we will go to “little Switzerland” - the city of Dilijan, the road to which will be short. It is not for no reason that the city is called so. Dense forests combined with beautiful relief mountains give this place a great atmosphere. A photo on the background of such beauty will seem something unreal for your friends. We will then visit the mountain lake Parz lake, which lies at an altitude of 1,334 meters above sea level in Dilijan National Park. Horse rides, boat rides, cafes and a rope park are available here. Lunch will be held in a cafe at the lake. A real Armenian barbecue expects everyone without exception. Those interested can order delicious Armenian wines, including homemade ones. In the evening, we will arrive in Yerevan and will spend the evening at our discretion. On the part of the company's employees, information about interesting places in the capital will be provided based on your interests.
Whoever has not been to Khor Virap, did not see Mount Ararat. Of course, the mountain can also be seen from Yerevan, but this is not at all the kind of view that Khor Virap can provide - it is the closest point to Mount Ararat in Armenia, as well as a monastery that holds the history of the formation of Armenia as a Christian country. The movement towards the adoption of Christianity in Armenia at the level of the state religion started from here. A beautiful panorama of the vineyards will please the fans of taking a couple of photos as a memory. Next, we will go to the monastery of Noravank. Having seen enough of the beauty of this area, we will advance to the village of Areni. Visit the winery, exporting wine to Europe and the CIS countries. Wine tasting will be organized for us. You would also be able to purchase some on the spot, and then we will have lunch with traditional Armenian dishes and snacks. In the evening, we will return to Yerevan.
We will start with Echmiadzin - the residence of the Catholicos of all Armenians and the place where the throne of the Armenian Apostolic Church is located. The history of the residence dates back to 303, and the cathedral is considered one of the oldest Christian buildings in the world and is under the protection of UNESCO. There are also several Christian shrines here, including the spear, with which, according to legend, the body of Christ was pierced. You will learn about others shrines on the spot. The next will be Sardarapat - a memorial dedicated to a not so distant and very significant event in the history of Armenia and Armenians in general - the victory of the Armenian armed forces and the people's militia over Turkey’s superior regular troops in 1918. We will arrive in Yerevan by lunchtime and go to an Armenian restaurant. After lunch, we will go to the Museum of History of Armenia and go up the Cascade, from where a beautiful view of the city opens.
Today we will enjoy the festival of tea and coffee in Yerevan - one of the most delicious autumn festivals in Armenia and a good example of the development of such a phenomenon as event tourism. The festival will be held in a fabulous place - at Swan Lake in Yerevan. A pleasant walk on a warm autumn day around the transparent lake on this day will be accompanied by cheerful music, games and dancing. The entire street from the monument to Arno Babajanyan to the building of the opera will be filled with notes of coffee and tea. The smells of thyme, mint, and chamomile will certainly entice you high in the mountains, and you will recognize the taste of natural Armenian tea and definitely want to take a bit of memory of the Armenian mountains with you. We will have lunch in a traditional Armenian restaurant. After lunch, we will have a trip to the unusual museum of applied art. Guests specially come to Armenia to visit this museum. In it, all the exhibits are crocheted by one woman who has been knitting for thirty-seven years. This is a kind of encyclopedia, where you “flip through” the pages of Armenian folk tales, see the alphabet on these “pages”, they will tell you about the national heroes of Armenia, about famous composers, musicians, actors. This is a place where everything is literally saturated with love and art. This museum is the face and soul of Armenia.
In the morning, we will go to the Vernissage - a flea market where you can buy items of Armenian culture, souvenirs, and gifts with symbols of Armenia for your relatives and friends. Artists and artisans present their works here: paintings, original decorations, made in a single copy. Depending on the departure time, you will have the opportunity to visit the GUM food market in Yerevan. Various varieties of Armenian wines, brandy and, of course, you will be presented with peach, grape and mulberry vodka on the market. In addition, there will be an opportunity to try new types of cheeses from goat, sheep, and lamb milk. Armenian sweets is a separate art form. Colorful, bright as Saryan canvases, shelves full of dried fruit, sweet sudjuh and jam of different tastes - from rose petals to walnuts. After shopping, we will head to the airport. Have a nice flight and thank you for coming to visit us!
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Do I need a visa to travel in Armenia?
Citizens from different countries of CIS and EU do not need visa to visit Armenia. Visa-free entry allows you to stay in the country up to 180 days in a year.
Where can I exchange money?
Currency exchange points are located at the central streets of Yerevan, in many SAS supermarkets and as well as in any banks.
What languages are spoken in Armenia?
The official language is Armenian, but Armenians are also fluent in Russian and English.
Are plane tickets included in the tour price?
Not included. However, our managers advise clients and help to choose tickets at the best price.
Is it possible to travel in Armenia with a child?
Yes, you can. All our travel tours except for the Adventure Tour are created for the whole family including children.