When September Comes
Type: event, gourmet, classic; excursion
Meal plan: BB
Price: 320EUR/pppt/ (calculated for 8 pax)
Day 1. Arrival (40 km)
Arrival to Yerevan,
Meeting at "Zvartnots" International airport,
Transfer to the hotel,
Overnight at the hotel (Yerevan)
Day 2. Yerevan (50 km)
After breakfast at the hotel meet your tour guide and start city tour round Yerevan. The contemporary capital of Armenia is 13th and is one of the oldest cities in the world founded in 782 BC. During the tour you will visit Erebouni Museum of the History of the Foundation of Yerevan which stands at the foot of the Arin Berd hill, on the top of which the Urartian Fortress Erebouni has been constructed. The next visit is Yerevan History Museum which throws light on the history of the city beginning from ancient times up to our days. Visiting Tsisernakaberd Memorial Complex dedicated to the memory of the 1.5 million Armenians who perished in the first genocide of the 20th century, at the hands of the Ottoman Empire. Return to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel (Yerevan).
Day 3. Yerevan- Garni- Gegard- Yerevan (80km)
Breakfast at the hotel. Visiting where you will get acquaintanted with the large collection of materials connected with the history of Armenia and ancient eastern countries in the Armenian Highland. Drive to Garni Temple(1stA.D.) which is the only "witness" of Hellenistic Epoch in the territory of CIS. Temple is dedicated to Mithra - the God of Sun. Continue the tour to (12-13th centuries). Geghard Monastery complex was initially known as Ayrivank (Cave Monastery). The name refers to the biblical lance with which a Roman soldier pierced Christ's body. Hundreds of Khachkars (cross-stones) and can be observed in the rocks surrounding the Monastery. Geghard Monastery and the upper Azat Valley are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Return to Yerevan with stop at the Charents's Arch. It is from here that one of the greatest Armenian poets of 20th century admired the view of the double-peaked Mount Ararat. Drive to Hotel. Overnight at the hotel (Yerevan).
Breakfast at the hotel. Trip to the "Armenian Pearl" - Lake Sevan which is the 2nd high-altitude and largest lake in the world with its sweet and astonishingly blue water. Drive to Lori Region. Visiting Kobayr which is a 12th century Armenian monastery located in the village Kober. The monastery was built on a shelf of a gorge by the princes of the junior Bagratuni branch, Kyurikids in 1171. Continue tour to Akhtala town. built in the 10th century, while maintaining Kyurik Bagratouni's government. Inside Akhtala's fortress there is a monastery which consists of 3 churches, a bell-tower, hall and stone made dwellings. Here you will participate in the annual barbecue fest which will be held with the title "When September Comes". In the program of the festival: Armenian national songs, dances, games, performances and tasting of Khorovats (Barbecue) made by different nations. Return to Yerevan. Overnight at the hotel (Yerevan).
Day 5. Yerevan-Echmiadzin-Zvartnots-Yerevan(60km)
Breakfast at the hotel. Check Out from hotel. Morning visit
to -one of the unique institutes of ancient manuscripts in the world. Tour to (Tour and
degustation). Tour to centuries-old monuments and listed on UNESCO World Heritage list.
Visiting the churches of 3 Holy Virgins: centre-domed cruciform Church of (618),
domical basilica of (630) and 'domed gallery' type Church of (1694).
is an official residence of Armenian Catholicos. Visiting (7-10th centuries)- a Temple of
Transfer to the airport 3 hours before flight.
Support in airport check-in.
- All transfers by program
- Accommodation in 3* hotel in DBL room
- High-qualified guide-interpreter in preferred language
- All entrance tickets
- Professional friendly driver
- Comfortable mini-bus with climate-control system
- 24-hours tourist support
- Souvenirs as presents from SacVoyage
- Air ticket
- Medical insurance (1.2$ per day)
- HB Supplement is 40$
- FB Supplement is 80$