This tour package is made for those travelers who are looking for a glamorous getaway vacation. Take romantic trips to the most enticing sights and resorts in Armenia. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or a family adventure, we offer you an array of vacation activities. Get pampered at a luxurious resort on the shores of Lake Sevan, relax in the sun or take a dip in the water, explore the beauty of the forested mountains of Dilijan spa town, known as “a piece of Switzerland in Armenia”, or take your time in Armenia’s major ski resort town of Tsaghkadzor where you’ll experience the joy of viewing the forested mountains and the town from the heights of a ropeway, or spend an unforgettable time in Jermuk town, Armenia’s major climatic and hydrotherapic resort, famous for its hot mineral water springs with salubrious qualities, take healing water procedures or get a relaxing massage in a spa!
Arrival at Zvartnotz International Airport. Our driver will welcome you at the airport.Transfer to the hotel/apartment in Yerevan.
Explore Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia. It’s a modern European city with all kinds of entertainment centers. Visit Matenadaran , a unique Research Institute and Museum of Ancient Manuscripts. The Matenadaran is the largest center of study and safekeeping of Armenian manuscripts in the world.
Visit "Ararat" Brandy Factory. Here a guide will tell you the history of brandy-making in Armenia. After tour you’ll taste the best Armenian brandies with chocolate: Nairi (maturity of 20 years), Akhtamar (maturity of 10 years) and 3* (maturity of 3 years). Lunch in a traditional Armenian restaurant. Visit a Carpet Factory in Yerevan and get acquainted with the difficult, but interesting technique of making rugs and carpets. Stroll in “Pak Shuka”("Close Market") fruit and vegetable market. Evening free. Overnight in Yerevan.
Breakfast at the hotel. Leave for the Lake Sevan (60km away from Yerevan).VisitSevanavank Monastery (9th century) which is located on Sevan peninsula.Accommodation in a resort located on the most beautiful beach of the lake. The resort has a fantastic location and scenery. The complex will provide you with water bikes, water motorcycles, yachts and boats. There are also an open air restaurant and a café, where it is more pleasant to enjoy the delicious dishes.
The Lake Sevan is a huge mountainous lake which takes up 5% of Armenia'ssurface area. It’s one of the most beautiful alpine lakes in the world situated at 1900m above sea level. On a clear and sunny day, the water is often deep turquoise color. It has white-sand beaches. The Sevan basin has a unique combination of mountainous air, the big fresh water lake and woods. Overnight in Sevan, in your resort.
After breakfast visit the town of Tsaghkadzor, known for being a ski resort, with forests and an ancient monastery named Kecharis( 11-13th centuries). In the summer, people go there to get away from the city life of Yerevan, and the heat, for the fresh air in the mountains. In the winter, the town is completely overtaken by skiers and people who just want to relax and enjoy the snow and scenery. The modern rope-way will take you to the top of Teghenis Mountain, where the greens of land and the blue of the sky get in fusion. Back to the Lake Sevan where you can enjoy the sunny beach of the resort and the refreshing waters of the lake. Overnight in Sevan.
Breakfast at the hotel. Leave for Dilijan resort town in the North of Armenia. Words alone can't describe the natural beauty of Dilijan. Many poets used to say, "If there are woods, mountains, streams and mineral waters in paradise, it must be like Dilijan." As a climatic balneal health centre of medium- mountain zone, Dilijan is characterized by mild, moderate warm summer, sunny warm winter and dry warm weather during the whole year. Due to its forested mountains and mild climate, Dilijan is named "Armenia's little Switzerland."
You'll see the most beautiful part of the town, Old Dilijan. Visit Goshavank Monastery (12-13th centuries). The monastery played a prominent role in Armenia's religious, cultural and educational life through the Middle Ages. Accommodation in a beautiful resort. Overnight in Dilijan.
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Dilijan’s History and Etnographic Museum. Rest. In the evening you’ll visit a picturesque lake, named Parz Lich (“Clear Lake") in the middle of a thick forest, not so far from Dilijan. Here you’ll admire the tranquility of the lake and will hear the voice of the forest.
Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Dilijan. Drive back to the Lake Sevan. Visit Hayravank Moanstery (9th century), a tiny and a beautiful church on the shores of the lake.Visit the impressive field of Armenian stone-crosses – Noratus cemetery. This is the biggest forest of stone-crosses in the territory of the Republic of Armenia where you can find approximately 900 stone-crosses, which are different from each other. Drive through the fascinating Selim Mountain Pass (2410 m above sea level), which offers a fantastic view of colorful mountains and thousands of natural water springs. The Silk Road, which used to connect China to Europe, used to pass through Selim. That’s why there’s an old caravanserai here built in 1332 by Prince Chesar Orbelian, according to an inscription in Armenian and Arabic. The caravanserais were the rest-stops of antiquity, a welcome sight for travelers, traders and explorers of the old. This caravanserai offered hospitality to travelers who used the highway crossing the Selim (Sulema) mountains.Selim is the best preserved of all medieval caravanserais in Armenia.As soon as you get out of Selim Mountain Pass you’ll appear in Vayots Dzor region. This is where our last destionation, Jermuk spa town, is located. Overnight in Jermuk, in a resort.
Breakfast at the hotel. Explore the lovely spa town of Jermuk. It is a first-rank climatic and hydrotherapic resort in Armenia, known for its thermal mineral springs at a height of 2080m above sea level. Jermuk is one of the most unpolluted areas in Armenia. The spa offers treatment of the following diseases: diseases of the alimentary canal (gastritis, peptic ulcer, duodenal ulcer); diseases of liver, gall-bladder (cholecystitis, cholangitis) and pancreas; diseases of musculoskeletal system; gynecological illnesses; metabolic imbalance (alimentary obesity, pancreatic (insular) diabetes, gout, oxaluria); peripheral nervous system disorders; skin diseases; oral cavity diseases; ear-throat-nose diseases; orthopedic diseases; proctological and urological diseases; radiculitis; rheumatism; sciatica; and system diseases.
Visit Tsolk Waterfall in Jermuk, the mineral water drinking gallery, the beautiful "Park of Statues". Overnight in Jermuk.
Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Jermuk town. Visit Noravank Monastery, an architectural gemstone nestled among brick-red cliffs, just above a deep gorge. The breathtaking church of the monastery is St. Astvatsatsin, a two-storied building with an open-air church.
In the village of Areni, you’ll have a wine-tasting tour in one of the wineries.
Drive to Khor Virap Monastery. It was in Khor Virap Monastery where St. Gregory the Illuminator was imprisoned for 13 years before curing King Trdat III of a disease. This caused the conversion of the king and Armenia into the first officially Christian nation in the world in the year 301. To this day you can visit the underground chamber he was imprisoned. Its location, near the closest point to Mount Ararat within Armenian borders, offers a spectacular view of the mountain, the national symbol of Armenia. Overnight in Yerevan.
Leave for the town of Echmiadzin, the Holy See of the Armenian Apostolic Church, where the Armenian Catholicos(Supreme Patriarch) resides.
Visit St. Hripsime Church, built in 7th century. It is considered a masterpiece of early medieval Armenian architecture.
Proceed to Echmiadzin Mother Cathedral, which, historically, is the focal point of the city of Echmiadzin, the oldest church in the world. It was originally built by Saint Gregory the Illuminator as a vaulted basilica in 301-303, when Armenia was the only country in the world the state religion of which was Christianity. The Etchmiadzin Cathedral is listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Continue to Sardarapat village. Visit Sardarapat Battle Memorial Complex and the rich Ethnographic Museum. Experience a journey between the recent past and the ancient past. See the Sardarapat battlefield with its bell tower honoring a strategically important 1918 Armenian victory and tour the Armenian Ethnographic museum. Overnight in Yerevan.
Transfer to airport. Departure.
*Itinerary is subject to change at any time upon your request.
The price includes: Accommodation in Yerevan, Dilijan, Sevan, Jermuk (at 4* and 5* hotels and resorts) based on double accupancy
Full transportation and transfers in Armenia according to itinerary
Breakfast at hotels
Entrance fee to all sightseeing destinations