Description

“Ararat”
 

Day 1 Arrival

Meeting at airport with a sign “TRAVEL BEE”. Transfer to the hotel.

Free time to wander through Yerevan.

2 Day Khor Virap, Areni Cave, Noravank, In Areni winery

 

Khor Virap. Khor Virap is situated in Ararat region- on a hill in the nearby village of Small Lead. It is considered to be one of the holiest places of the Armenian Apostolic Church. According to the history, it was here that deep pit, into which Gregory the Illuminator has been imprisoned for preaching Christianity on the order  of Tiridates the III. Only after long years of imprisonment, when Gregory the Illuminator cures Тiridates the III of a serious illness, the king proclaimed Christianity as a state religion. Geographically Khor Virap is the closest spot to the Mount Ararat. From here you will have the opportunity to see the legendary mountain.

Noravank. One of the significant cultural and religious centers of medieval Armenia is the Noravank monastery complex, which is located in the Vayots Dzor region in the valley of the Arpa River Gorge and is surrounded by impassable cliffs. Noravank consists of St. Karapet (1216-1221 гг.), St. Grigory the Illuminator churches (1275г.)   and St. Astvatsatsin (Holy Mother of God) two-storey church (1339г.), which is notable for its ideal constructive and sculptural work, the western facade of which is distinguished by its uniqueness: a narrow staircase, in the form of a pyramid, leading to the second floor of the Cave-Birds (Areni-1): The cave is located 12 kilometers from Yeghegnadzor on the left bank of the Areni river. The cave consists of 3 rooms and has an area of ​​500 m², most of which have not yet been studied. As a result of excavations in the cave, metal knives, fruit seeds, the remains of grain, ropes, ceramics, clothing, raisins and prunes dating to 4200-3500 were found. BC. Here was found the world's oldest leather shoes, which are more than 5500 years old, a women's skirt attributed to 3900 BC, as well as the oldest winery in the world. Currently, this winery is considered the oldest in the world and dates from the 4th millennium BC. The caves were not residential, and the consumption of wine for people was a ritual.

3 Day

4 Day City Tour In Yerevan


 

Yerevan is one of the oldest cities in the world. The city is 30 years older than Rome. We will start our guided tour of principal exhibits from the very heart of the city. Yerevan Cascade - an open-air museum is one of the unique components of the Cafesjian Museum of Art.

The museum’s collection includes works by world famous artists such as Fernando Botero, Arshile Gorky, Jennifer Bartlett, Lynn Chadwick, Barry Flanagan and others. Here we will certainly go up to the observation deck, from where a fantastic view of the pink city opens, and of course, if you are lucky, then you will have a magnificent view of biblical Ararat. You can climb both on escalators and on foot, well this is of course for our most athletic travelers. You can take the most beautiful photographs, and get acquainted with histories and stories about why Yerevan is considered a pink city, how Cascade was built and why the most delicious coffee is drunk in the open cafes of Cascade. Further, we continue our walk to Theater Square, where the Opera and Ballet Theater and the famous Swan Lake are located, next to which our beloved Arno Babajanyan proudly “plays” on the piano. Continuing our trip, we will walk along Northern Avenue, where restaurants, cafes and shops are located. It is here that you can meet a monument to the famous florist Karabala, who always gave flowers to lovers.
 

7 Day Back Home

Transfer to  Airport.

 

Note:

Company Travel Bee do not bear responsibility for weather conditions and mode of operation of excursion objects and may make some changes to the program, namely:

- replacement of excursions with similar ones

- change of days of excursions

- combining excursions

If it is impossible to provide any point due to weather or technical conditions.

 

The tour price includes:

Transport service

Qualified Guide Service

Accommodation in 3 * hotels with breakfast  (City Hotel By Picnic, City Centre Hotel By Picnic,   Konyak Hotel , Comfort Hotel    )

All excursions and entrance fees are indicated in the tour

 

The price does not include:

  Air tickets

  Insurance

  Personal expenses

 

Cost:

   Cost per person in a double room 245 $

   Cost per person in a single room 355 $ 

   Cost per person in a triple room 225 $

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