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Tatev Monastery

Tatev Monastery

Armenia

The beautiful country of Armenia lies in the highlands surrounding the Biblical mountains of Ararat, upon which Noah's Ark is said to have come to rest after the flood. Bordering Turkey and Georgia, Armenia was the first country in the world to adopt Christianity as the state religion in 301 A.D. Its first churches were founded in the fourth century and it is rich in UNESCO World Heritage Sites dating back to antiquity.

Sanahin and Haghpat • Eurasia • Garni • Haghartsin Monastery • Mount Ararat

Day 1 Fly on an overnight flight to Armenia.

Day 2 After boarding the coach in the morning, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site monastery complex of Sanahin and Haghpat. Continue to the hotel near Sevan, one of the greatest high Mountain lakes of Eurasia.

Day 3 Visit the 9th Century Sevan Monastery and the 13th Century Haghartsin Monastery before continuing to Armenia's capital city of Yerevan.

Day 4 Guided tour of Yerevan including the ruins of the Erebuni fortress which was founded by King Argishti of the Urartian Kingdom in 782 BC. Visit Republic Square and the Communist built Cascade as well as the 1915 Genocide Memorial and Museum.

Day 5 Drive to Garni and the only remaining pagan temple in Armenia. Continue to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, cave temple and monastery of St Geghard, Lunch is hosted by a local family.

Day 6 Today, visit to Khor Virap Church, where St Gregory the Illuminator was imprisoned for preaching Christianity. Enjoy excellent views of Mount Ararat, the reputed resting place of Noah's Ark.

Day 7 Explore the Vernisaj arts & crafts market and the 4th Century Etchmiadzin Cathedral, where the holy lance relic is preserved. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, 7th Century ruins of Zvartnots temple.

Day 8 Transfer to airport and fly home.

All tours are tailored to your requirements

Marriott Hotel, Tsaghkadzor

This 5 star hotel in the Armenian mountain resort of Tsaghkadzor has modern rooms and an indoor swimming pool. Bedrooms have flat-screen satellite TV and private bathrooms. The restaurants and bars provide a variety of food and drink.

• 5 star • 100 bedrooms

• Swimming pool • Sauna

Metropol Hotel, Yerevan

The 4 Star Metropol is a sizable hotel in Yerevan and is a perfect venue from which to explore the sights of Armenia's capital. Located on Mashtots Avenue, the Metropol Hotel is only 15 minutes drive from the International Airport and within walking distance of many historic sites. There is a popular restaurant, health club and swimming pool available to the guests.

• 4 stars • Indoor pool • Central location

Your tour includes:

• Scheduled flights to Armenia

• 1 night bed and breakfast in Sevan

• 5 nights bed and breakfast in Yerevan

• 6 lunches

• Excursions and admissions as detailed in the itinerary

• English speaking guides

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