Grand Tour of Armenia

6 Nights / 7 Days | 1 Country / 1 City

Grand Tour of Armenia

6 Nights / 7 Days - 1 Country / 1 City

Yerevan (6N)

  • Honeymoon
  • Family with Kids

Starting Price Per Adult

₹ 31001

₹ 31001

  • day 1

  • MORNING

    Arrive in Yerevan.

  • MORNING TO NOON

    Transfer to Hotel.

  • FULL DAY

    Free Time at Leisure.

  • day 2

  • MORNING

    Breakfast in the hotel.

  • FULL DAY

    Enjoy Yerevan City Tour

  • day 3

  • MORNING

    Breakfast in the hotel.

  • FULL DAY

    Excursion to Echmiadzin (Hripsime, Gayane, Mother Cathedral – from outside), Zvartnots

  • day 4

  • MORNING

    Breakfast in the hotel.

  • FULL DAY

    Excursion to Garni Temple – Geghard Monastery

  • day 5

  • MORNING

    Breakfast in the hotel.

  • FULL DAY

    Excursion to Hin Areni Wine Factory (Tour & Tasting) – Shaki Waterfall – Tatev (wayback on Wings of Tatev Ropeway)

  • day 6

  • MORNING

    Breakfast in the hotel.

  • FULL DAY

    Excursion to Lake Sevan, Sevanavank – Dilijan (old town, Haghartsin Monastery)

  • day 7

  • MORNING

    Departure from Yerevan and Transferred to Airport for your onward Flight.

Day 1

| Yerevan

Arrive in Yerevan. Our local representative will meet you & transfer you to your Hotel in Yerevan. Yerevan is the capital of the Republic of Armenia and is the 12th capital of the historical Armenia. The capital of Armenia is also one of the most ancient cities of the world. There are numerous museums, monuments, churches in Yerevan which evidence the high spiritual, cultural and scientific status of the city. Due to rich historic and cultural heritage, unique architecture, developing urban infrastructure and the hospitality so characteristic of Armenians, Yerevan attracts more and more tourists expanding the geography of tourism market and strengthening its positions on the map of best touristic directions. Check-In at your Hotel & Rest of the Day is free at Leisure.

Day 2

| Yerevan

Breakfast in the hotel. Yerevan – the capital of Armenia, is known as the Pink City, the volcanic rock (tuff) iconic of its state buildings forming a fondant panorama around the city’s heart. Meanwhile the verdant hills which cup the 13th capital of Armenia provide a setting which masks its many battle scars. Yerevan can be perplexing. Its neoclassical squares conjure Vienna, while its wide boulevards brim with Parisian élan. The city is known for its squares, parks, historic monuments, and delicious dolma, just to name a few of its attractions.
Yerevan is one of the most ancient cities in the world. Despite its history of centuries, the present and the past coexist in harmony inside its walls. This is evidenced by the spirit the city is filled with. New buildings, monuments, fountains, memorials and parks appear side-by-side with the architecture of centuries and complement the image of Yerevan together. Being a reminiscent of “sun rays”, the city itself disposes to long, yet never tiring walks. The weather will delight you with its lack of rains, hot summers, clear blue sky and multitudes of sun and color. The city is literally saturated with bright light. You can see a magnificent panorama overlooking Mount Ararat from any height or elevation. This is the breathtaking view our capital begins with, always happy to host any newcomers with great love.
Our tour will introduce you to such famous places as: St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral, Republic Square, Marshal Baghramyan Avenue. A visit to the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide with a stop in Victory Park with an overview of the Mother Armenia monument and the famous panoramic view of the city center. Mandatory walk along the Northern Avenue and the open-air museum of the Cascade complex.

Day 3

| Yerevan

Breakfast in the hotel. This trip takes you to churches, that are listed among the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites. The first stops are the churches of St. Hripsime and St. Gayane, that are two of three churches in Echmiadzin, dedicated to the Christian women-martyrs who escaped from Rome with their abbess Gayane. Next up is Echmiadzin Mother Cathedral, the main cathedral of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the very first Christian cathedral in the World. Currently Mother Cathedral is under reconstruction and, unfortunately, you can see it only from the outside. The center of Armenian Apostolic church – St. Echmiadzin is located 20 km far from Yerevan. The Cathedral of Echmiadzin was founded at the beginning of the fourth century and is one of the oldest churches in the world. According to the legend, the church was built in the place where apparition of Jesus Christ was seen to Gregory The Illuminator in the dream. The interior of the church is covered with frescoes, created by Hovnatanyan family. The residence of the Catholicos and the Theological Academy are situated near the Cathedral. Starting from the end of 2018 year till the present day reconstruction works are being carried out, thus the visit of Mother Cathedral currently is foreseen only from outside. The site is included in UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List. This marvelous temple is a result of skillfulness and brave creativity of Armenian architects of the 7th century. Having been built on several columns, it was able to survive only till the 10th century. When in the beginning of the 20th century this site was being excavated, many specialists could hardly accept its reconstruction model, designed by famous Armenian architect Toros Toramanyan, as it was difficult to believe, that such a huge and complicated construction could have been built those days, and amazingly at that time one of the bas-relieves of St. Chapelle church in Paris came to prove Toramanyan’s version; the bas-relief depicts Zvartnots temple with Noah's Ark and it looks like the model, represented by the architect. The site is included in UNESCO Cultural World Heritage List.

Day 4

| Yerevan

Breakfast in the hotel. One of the most unusual places in Armenia, the village of Garni that bears the same name as the ancient pagan temple, is situated on 37 km from the center of Yerevan. Before the adoption of Christianity, the architecture in Armenia was interrelated with the Hellenistic style. This is evidenced by Garni, executed in this elegant manner with a characteristic colonnade on all sides and located on the top of a hill divided from the mountain range by a deep gorge. The temple was restored in 1976 and welcomes a multitude of tourists daily to this day. Since 2011, it has been awarded the UNESCO heritage award. The picturesque mountains, steep gorge and endless echo to be heard again and again, fascinate and ask to return. Once approaching Geghard, the tops of the crosses and the church itself will not be the first thing to notice, as that place will belong to music. The musicians are right the ascent to the church, always playing, welcoming guests with joy and loud national music. The air is filled with the aroma of national delicacies, such as dried fruit, sweet sujukh and honey, yet once you climb up the hill, you will be shocked by what you see. You will appear in front of the gates, leading to the temple of Geghard, completely carved out of the mountain. This masterpiece of Armenian medieval architecture amazes with its detail and antiquity. Geghard is a complex consisting of the main chapel, two cave halls, and tombs. There is a cold spring in the first cave hall, which to this day captures the attention of the visitors. It is believed that its holy water heals diseases, rejuvenates and gifts beauty. Literally translated, Geghard means “holy spear” in memory of the spear kept in it, which had wounded Jesus Christ at the Crucifixion. It is also included in the UNESCO list of heritage since 2000. The nearby flowing Azat River hypnotizes with its murmur, pigeons hover over the church, and the coolness from the gorge gives strength to continue the path to new discoveries and impressions.

Day 5

| Yerevan

Breakfast in the hotel. On this tour first visit "Hin Areni" wine factory in Areni settlement, where you will have a tour and tasting of its famous wines. Afterwards there comes the visit of Shaki waterfall, which is located in one of the coziest and nicest corners of Syunik province, gloriously opening its striking beauty to all the admirers. And the last stop will be Tatev monastery, that was once a spiritual center and also had outstanding scientific and political significance. Vayots Dzor and Areni village in particular has been the cradle of Armenian winemaking for millennia. "Hin Areni" wine factory opens up the doors of this region to the world to showcase the historic and indigenous Armenian grape varietals. At the winery the historic traditions of winemaking are well combined with state-of-the-art modern equipment. "Hin Areni" wine factory has the capacity to process over 250 tonnes of grapes. Shaki waterfall is in the southern part of Armenia, close to Sisian. The fall, being located in one of the coziest and nicest corners of Syunik, gloriously opens its striking beauty to all admirers. The air here is full of inspiring melody of water and scent of mountains, loading all their wafts. Among the architectural pillars of Zangezour, the monastery of Tatev does not have its “rivals”. It used to be the wealthiest medieval monastery in Armenia. Besides being a religious center, Tatev was also the important strategical center of Syunik kingdom. Being situated on a naturally defended place, Tatev monastery has always been an impregnable fortress for alien. In non-stable political conditions several secret ways in the territory of the fortress led to the canyon and served as a link between the monastery and the external world. Church bells were ringing loud in Tatev on October 16 of 2010, heralding the launch of a program to revive a medieval monastic complex and the opening of “Wings of Tatev Ropeway” The 5.7 km ropeway, built within 11 months, passes through a deep gorge of the River Vorotan and over hills, covered with lush forests. The tramway is supported by three towers between its two terminals. One terminal is on a hill, overlooking the village of Halidzor and the other is near Tatev Monastery, on the road to Tatev village. Two cabins operate at once, traveling in opposite directions. There are 6 cables altogether (3 for each cabin), each uniquely foreseen for the specifications of this project. Within about 11 minutes a tramway cabin takes passengers, 30at a time, from the village of Halidzor to the magnificent complex of Tatev.

Day 6

| Yerevan

Breakfast in the hotel. Hidden corners, ravenous cities and a secret – entrusted only to the gorge. People looking forward to experiencing natural scenery, through outdoor activities while caring about the sustainability and the impact on the environment of these activities, will find their happy place in Armenia. The tour starts from Yerevan, the capital and heads to the north of the country. Passing through the long highway, catch your first glimpse of the expansive waters of the beautiful Lake Sevan with its backdrop of mountain peaks. The road then will take you to Dilijan, nick-named as the little Armenian Switzerland. Lake Sevan is one of the first associations that comes to mind after mentioning Armenia. It is the largest source of fresh water for the country and the also the biggest in the whole Caucasus. Surrounded by mountain ranges at an altitude of about 1900 meters above sea level, Sevan is striking in its beauty and azure-blue water surface. The lake has a small peninsula, at the top of which is located the monastery of Sevanavank. In a complex with several buildings, the monastery has been preserved since the 18th century and is still in effect. From a height, it seems that the mountains and the water merge together and there is not a single border between them. Watching the endless play of the waves shimmering under the sun makes one mistake it for a sea. This association is truthful indeed. In the ancient Armenian sources, Sevan was called “the Geghama Sea”, or was simply referred to as “the sea”. Amazing nature combines rocky landscape and pine mini forests located alongside the coast. Once here for the first time, you begin to feel the infinite harmony and inner peace. We invite you to immerse yourself in this feeling and relax both mentally and physically. Dilijan is a city of forests. Surrounded by them on almost all sides, it resembles a fairy tale that was made to be written about, painted and have songs dedicated to its beauty. So it is, Dilijan is an intellectual city, which is home to many cultural figures of Armenia. There are colleges, specialized schools and a sports complex, and two branches of state institutions. The valley charges with a youth spirit, floating in the air. It disposes to create and relax. The nature makes you stop for a moment and just listen. You hear the wind and strive to remember everything that is there: Lake Parz, forests, an amphitheater, museums and eternally beautiful monasteries. You can experience all this beauty with us.

Day 7

| Yerevan

After your breakfast, you will be transferred to airport for your onward flight, We return home with wonderful memories of our tour.

Standard :

14th Floor or similar

Deluxe :

Ani Grand or similar

Premium :

Radisson Blu or similar

Economy :

Ani Central Inn or similar

Inclusions

Exclusions

Inclusions

  • 6 Nights’ accommodation in Yerevan in selected Category Hotel
  • Daily Breakfast at your Hotel
  • All Tours & Transfers on Private Basis
  • Return Airport Transfers
  • Professional English Speaking Guide
  • All Excursions as per Itinerary
  • Wine degustation in “Hin Areni” Wine factory
  • Entrance Fees (Zvartnots temple, Garni temple, “Hin Areni” Wine factory, “Wings of Tatev” cable car)
  • Local Taxes & Charges

Exclusions

  • International Airfares
  • Visa Cost for Armenia
  • Anything which is not specified under Inclusions
  • Travel Insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.
  • Guide & Entrance fees during sightseeing or any other item not specified in inclusions.
  • Any revision in air fares, increase in taxes or fuel surcharge, ROE, leading to increase in surface transportation and land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
  • Any Surcharges if applicable due to peak season or any other event
  • Rates are subject to availablity & are subject to change depending on season, surcharge, exibhitions, fairs etc
  • Local Taxes & VAT
  • Rates are subject to availablity

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy (Per Person)
Days before departure:Cancellation Charge:
10 days100%
10 to 15 days75% + Non Refundable Component
15 to 30 days30% + Non Refundable Component
Hotel / Air 100% in case of non-refundable ticket / Hotel Room
Cruise / Visa On Actuals

Payment Policy

Payment PolicyOnline Advance as per Website
Within 45 to 30 days prior to the departure of the tour 75% of total tour cost or Non Refundable component whichever is higher
Within 30 days prior to the departure of the tour100% of total tour cost

Terms & Conditions

  • All Prices are in Indian Rupees and subject to change without prior notice.

  • Price quoted are subject to availablity at time of confirmation, we are currently not holding any blocking against the sent quotation.

  • Tour prices are valid for Indian Nationals & Foreigners holding Indian Resident Permit.

  • Booking confirmations are subject to availability.

  • All Hotels Rooms are subject to availability

  • We are not holding any reservations of air seats, hotel rooms, conference rooms etc. Final availability status will only be known when we request for bookings.

  • Holiday Surcharge will be additional if applicable

  • Any overstay expenses due to delay or change or cancellation in flight will be on the guests own & Akbar Holidays will not be held liable for such expenses however we will provide best possible assistance.

About Destination

Armenia, a country located in the South Caucasus region, is a hidden gem for tourists seeking a unique and enriching travel experience. Nestled between Europe and Asia, this landlocked nation boasts a rich cultural heritage, breathtaking landscapes, and warm hospitality.
One of the main attractions for tourists in Armenia is its ancient history. The country is home to numerous historical sites, including the magnificent monasteries of Geghard and Tatev, which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These architectural marvels showcase the country's Christian heritage and offer visitors a glimpse into the country's past.
Nature lovers will find Armenia's landscapes truly captivating. The country is blessed with picturesque mountains, stunning lakes, and lush forests. Mount Ararat, with its snow-capped peaks, is an iconic symbol of Armenia and offers hikers and climbers a thrilling adventure. Lake Sevan, the largest lake in the Caucasus region, is a popular destination for water sports enthusiasts and provides a tranquil setting for relaxation.

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