EREVAN - ECHMIADZIN - ZVARTNOTS - KHOR VIRAP - GEGARD - SEVAN
2 nights / 3 days
Visit the "country of Noah": the charm and grandeur of the churches, the Armenian "Vatican" - Echmiadzin, which translates as "The Descent of the Only Begotten" (Christ), the mysterious monastery of the spear (Spear of Destiny) and next to the pre-Christian temple of Garni, one of the highest of the sea level, the freshwater lakes of the world "Blue-eyed Sevan" and the legendary "Ishkhan" (a subspecies of trout, which is wild only here). And all this for three days.
Prices for individual request.
Meeting at the airport Zvartnots, transfer to the hotel. Welcome dinner or lunch at the restaurant "Pandok Yerevan" or "Old Zangezur", optional. View of Yerevan.
Breakfast. Departure to Khor Virap - a monastery, located near the border with Turkey. The monastery is known for its location at the foot of the biblical mountain Ararat. Monastery is located above the underground prison, in which, according to legend, the Armenian king Trdat III kept in custody for about 15 years St. Gregory the Illuminator. Dinner. Garni and Geghard. Garni is a pagan temple of the 1st century AD, the only monument preserved in Armenia that belongs to the era of paganism and Hellenism. There is still a bath. Geghard, the fuller name of the monastery is Gegardavank, literally "spear monastery". The monastery was founded in the IV century on the site of a sacred spring, originating in the cave. After - Sevan - "blue-eyed beauty" of Armenia.
Breakfast. Departure to Echmiadzin-spiritual and cultural center of Armenia, inspection Etchmiadzin Cathedral, Hripsime and Gayane Temples. Zvartnots in translation from ancient Armenian means "Temple of Vigilant Angels", a temple of early medieval Armenian architecture, located near Vagharshapat (Echmiadzin). Airport transfer.