If the holiday is still far away, but you want to have a rest and spend an unforgettable weekend, we offer you an amazing weekend tour to Armenia to run away from monotonous everyday life and plunge into a bright and hospitable atmosphere of Armenia for the affordable price! During this cheap trip for 3 days you will enjoy sightseeing of our wonderful country. The schedule of this cheap weekend tour to Armenia allows you to see the capital city Yerevan, the biblical Mount Ararat, historical and cultural centers, the objects included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, and to taste national brand of Armenia – cognac.
If you choose a weekend tour to Armenia, you will get a lot of emotions and positive energy for several months. The warmth and cheerfulness, that surrounds you during the weekend tour to Armenia, will warm you and up to time of your arrival home, leave a range of emotions.
Airport - City Tour in Yerevan
The weekend tour in Armenia will start with a sightseeing tour in Yerevan. After breakfast we visit the Institute of Ancient Manuscripts - Matenadaran named after St. Mesrop Mashtots. The most ancient manuscripts are dated back to the 5th century AD and are associated with Mesrop Mashtots, who invented the Armenian alphabet.
We shall then proceed to the Cascade. It is a 500-meter high staircase (522 steps) from tuff, with fountains and flower beds, as well as an open air museum, which presents about 30 sculptures by famous masters. Inside the complex Cafesjian Center of Arts is located on 5 tiers.
Yerevan - Garni - Geghard - Sevan - Yerevan
The day starts with a trip to the pagan temple of Garni built in the I century by Armenian king Trdat I and dedicated to the god of sun Mihr. According to history, the temple was built on the money of the Roman Emperor Nero. Azat River Gorge is famous for its basaltic pillars - the result of a volcanic lava flow.
Next stop is Geghard monastery complex (IV century), which is included in the list of World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO. Its full name is Geghardavank, literally it is translated as "Monastery of the spear". The name of the monastery complex comes from Christ Spear (Spear of Longinus), which the Roman soldier Longinus thrust in Jesus Christ. The spear is now kept in the treasury of Echmiadzin Cathedral.
We continue the tour to the pearl of Armenia - blue Sevan. Lake Sevan is a freshwater lake in the Armenian highlands. It is the largest lake in the Caucasus. It is guaranteed to be the largest source of fresh water in the region.
We will also visit Sevanavank - a monastery in the north-west coast of Lake Sevan. The monastery is located on a peninsula, which was once a small island.
Back to Yerevan.
Republic Square - Echmiadzin - Zvartnots - Airport
After breakfast, we visit the Museum of History of Armenia. The museum has collected about 400.000 exhibits. The museum exposition is divided into several departments: archaeological, ethnographic, numismatic department, historic architecture department, the Department of Modern and Contemporary history of Armenia.
We visit the Tsitsernakaberd memorial complex, dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide of 1915, and the Genocide Museum.
If you wish (for extra payment) we will visit Yerevan Brandy Factory, where we have a fascinating tour with tasting of 2 types of brandies (a three-year old "Ararat" and a ten-year old "Akhtamar").
Next we visit the city of Echmiadzin - the Center of the Armenian Apostolic Church, where the residence of the Catholicos is located. We will visit Echmiadzin Cathedral (301-483), which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list.
We visit the ruins of Zvartnots temple, which was destroyed in the earthquake. In 2000, the ruins of the temple and the archaeological area around it are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Transfer to the airport.