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ARMENIA - NAGORNO-KARABAKH

ARMENIA - NAGORNO-KARABAKH

12-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 -Echmiadzin - Zvartnots - Yerevan

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

 

Day 4: 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 5: Goris - Khndzoresk - Shushi - Stepanakert

Khndzoresk, ancient troglodyte city (14th to 15th centuries); city of Shushi, ancient fortress of Shushi (18th century) city of Stepanakert; city tour; Artshakh Historical Museum, local carpet factory.

 

Day 6: Stepanakert -Gandzasar - Amaras - Stepanakert

Medieval monastery of Gandzasar (13th century), Monastery of Amaras, one of the first schools founded by Mesrop Mashtots, the creator of the Armenian alphabet in 405.

 

Day 7: Stepanakert - Tatev - Jermuk

Devil's Bridge, the result of a slow accumulation of limestone deposited by water, Tatev monastery (9th century), the pearl of Armenian medieval architecture, Jermuk spa, famous for its natural minerals.

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

 

Day 8: Jermuk -Selim - Noraduz - Sevan - Dilijan

Selim Caravanserai (14th century) cemetery of Noradouz with 700 khachkars ("Cross Stone"), Lake Sevan (at 2000m), Peninsula with the monastery of Sevanavank (9th to 13th centuries), city of Dilijan, a beautiful resort and spa, Old Dilijan.

 

Day 9: Dilijan - Sanahin - Haghpat - Odzun - Dzoraget

Fortress-monastery of Akhtala (10th century); Haghpat and Sanahin monasteries, World Heritage of UNESCO, Odzoun basilica and the monument with two tomb steles (5th to 6th centuries), Dzoraget.

 

Day 10: Dzoraget - Amberd - Saghmosavank - Ohanavank - Yerevan

Medieval monasteries of Saghmosavank and Ohanavank (13th century) located along the canyon Kasakh, fortress Amberd (7th century) erected on a rocky promontory, Yerevan.

 

Day 11: Yerevan - Garni - Geghard - Yerevan

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 12: Transfer to Zvartnots airport, departure.

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