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DISCOVERY OF THE CHRISTIAN OASIS

DISCOVERY OF THE CHRISTIAN OASIS

9-day program

Day 1: Arrival in Yerevan and transfer to the hotel.

 

 

Day 2: City Tour

Visiting museums: Museum of History, Matenadaran - Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, Paradjanov Museum, etc.

 

 

 

Day 3: Yerevan - Khor Virap - Noravank - Goris

Khor-Virap, the first Christian monastery in Armenia, Areni wine factory, wine and cheese tasting; medieval monastery of Noravank (13th century); Karahunj, ancient observatory (2nd millennium BC), city of Goris.  

 

 

Day 4: Goris - Tatev - Noraduz - Sevan

Tatev monastery (9th century), the pearl of Armenian medieval architecture; Caravanserai of Selim (14th century) cemetery of Noradouz with 700 khachkars ("Cross Stone"), Lake Sevan (at 2000m ) Peninsula with the monastery of Sevanavank (9th to 13th centuries).

 

OPTIONAL: To Tatev by ropeway, recognized by Guinness World Records as the longest ropeway in the world with a length of 5.7 km.

 

 

Day 5: Sevan - Dilijan - Odzun - Dzoraget

City of Dilijan, a beautiful resort and spa; Old Dilijan district; Goshavank Monastery (12th to 13th centuries), Odzoun basilica and the monument with two tomb steles (5th to 6th centuries), Dzoraget.

 

 

Day 6: Dzoraget - Sanahin - Haghpat - Akhtala - Yerevan

Fortress-monastery of Akhtala (9th century), Haghpat and Sanahin monasteries, World Heritage of UNESCO.

 

 

 

Day 7: Yerevan -Echmiadzin - Zvartnots - Yerevan

Cathedral Echmiadzin, residence of Armenian Catholicos; ruins of the cathedral of Zvartnots (7th century), Museum and Memorial of the Armenian Genocide, Vernissage.  

 

Day 8: Yerevan -Garni - Geghard - Yerevan

Cave monastery of Geghard (9th to 13th centuries), a UNESCO World Heritage pagan temple of Garni-a Hellenistic unique monument, Armenian Brandy Factory "Ararat", visit and wine degustation.

 

Day 9: Transfer to Zvartnots airport, departure.


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