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7 Days Architecture tour itinerary for armenia: Enjoy Winter & New Year With Incredible Sightseeing

Yerevan, Odzun, Garni, Geghard, Sevan, Tsaghkadzor, Khor Virap, Noravank, Areni, Vagharshapat, Zvartnots

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Discover how wonderful Armenia looks in the winter months. What else could be better in winter in this historical country rather than New Year? You are welcome to enjoy a fun and interesting New Year. Odzun Monastery, Etchmiadzin Cathedral Geghard Monastery, Khor Virap Monastery, etc. await you. 

DAY 01

Arrival to Yerevan, transfer to the hotel

  • Meet the friendly driver and safely transfer to the hotel. You’ll have free time to walk around the festive Yerevan.

DAY 02

Lori fortress, Odzun, Winter rafting, Byurakan Observatory, Yerevan

Your second day will be busy. You’ll receive spiritual nourishment, feel genuine adrenaline, and follow the stars. 

  • As you have a lot to do, having breakfast, start your tour at 8 AM. 

  • Go to the North of Armenia - the most beautiful Lori region. The Lori fortress, which is a dilapidated building dating back to the 10th century, will be your first stop. The fortress is situated in a very attractive place. 

  • Then, continue your way to the Odzun Monastery, which is a 5th-century construction. This is a restored and currently functioning church. 

  • Have a lunch break, then you’re gonna go to get some adrenaline. Armenia offers winter rafting. 

  • Raft in the mountains. Definitely, it’s worth a try. 

  • On your way back to Yerevan, visit one of the most important observatories in Eastern Europe and the Middle East - Byurakan Observatory to stare at the stars. 

  • Enjoying a busy day, return back to Yerevan, have dinner, and sleep to have rest and be ready for the coming adventures.

DAY 03

Matenadaran, Garni Temple, Geghard Monastery, Micro art museum

The third day will also be a mix. 

  • Start the day with a visit to Matenadaran - one of the oldest and largest centres in the world where ancient manuscripts are preserved. 

  • Then, you’ll tour to the Temple of Garni which is the only preserved pre-Christian building in Armenia. 

  • Next stop will be in the Geghard Monastery - a 4th-century building that is included in the UNESCO world heritage list. 

  • Upon arriving in Yerevan, visit the Ter Ghazaryans’ Micro Art Museum, which is unique in it's kind and able to surprise everybody. Here, you’ll explore sculptures made in the needle hole.

DAY 04

Sevan, Hayravank, Mikayelyan Family Farm, cheese and wine tasting, Tsaghkadzor (Ropewayի, Kecharis)

  • It’s impossible to visit Armenia and not see Sevan Lake - our blue-eyed wonder. Armenians consider it to be their sea. It’s the 2nd high-altitude lake in the world which has sweet water after the lake Titicaca in South Africa.

  • On the shore of Sevan, the Hayravank Monastery is located - the monastery of father Hovhannes, which is a 9th-century structure standing to today.

  • Then, you’ll go to a very interesting cheese farm where the cheeses ripen in wine and cognac. Surely, you’ll taste these cheeses and drink wine.

  • Then, continue your tour to Tsaghkadzor with your Armenia tour guide.

  • Enjoy nature in this town, take a ropeway and visit the Kecharis Monastery Complex.

DAY 05

Khor Virap, Noravank, Areni Cave, Areni Winery

  • On the 5th day of your tour, having breakfast, set off in the footsteps of history.

  • First stop will be the Khor Virap Monastery, where, according to the legend, Gregory the Illuminator was kept. Thanks to him, Christianity was adopted as the state religion in Armenia. By the way, here you may enjoy a stunning view of Mount Ararat.

  • Then, the road leads to Noravank, surrounded by red and pink rocks. This is an amazing sight.

  • Visit the Areni Cave, where the oldest winery and shoe were discovered.

  • Continue your tour to Areni winery, get familiar with its activities, and taste different wines.

  • Have dinner in a place where an Armenian family makes homemade wines and serves very tasty eco food.

DAY 06

Etchmiadzin, St Gayane, and St Hripsime monasteries, Rug making masterclass, Zvartnots

  • On the last day of the tour, visit the Holy capital of Armenia - Vagharshapat, better known as Etchmiadzin.

  • The church of the same name - Etchmiadzin Cathedral is one of the first in the world and also the residence of the Armenian Catholicos.

  • visit the churches of St Gayane and St Hripsime.

  • Eat lunch and enjoy the aromatic flavours of the Armenian cuisine.

  • After satisfying the stomach, you’ll have a masterclass in rug weaving.

  • On your way back to Yerevan, visit the destroyed Zvartnots Cathedral.

DAY 07

Shopping, Transfer to the airport, Departure

Vernissage Market, Northern Avenue 6/2, Yerevan 0013 Armenia 

  • Have breakfast in the morning.

  • Leave the hotel with already packed suitcases. 

  • Visit Vernissage to buy souvenirs and only then continue your way to the airport.

  • 952 USD Per Adult , 478 USD Per Child
  • Comfortable transportation

  • Armenian guide services

  • Accommodation in an upscale hotel

  • Breakfasts at the hotel

  • Lunches

  • A daily bottle of water

  • Entrance tickets Masterclass Taxes

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Dinners

  • Additional costs

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.

  • Not wheelchair accessible

  • Stroller accessible

  • Near public transportation

  • Infant seats available

  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems.

  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers.

  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level.

  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers.

Yerevan, Odzun, Garni, Geghard, Sevan, Tsaghkadzor, Khor Virap, Noravank, Areni, Vagharshapat, Zvartnots

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