Whilst staying in Armenia, you simply cannot miss the opportunity of visiting one of the country’s most renowned landmarks – the beautiful lake Sevan. Merely an hour’s drive from the capital city of Yerevan, Sevan is situated at the height of 1900m above sea level and surrounded by a vast chain of mountains.The tour begins by climbing a flight of stairs to the Sevan peninsula – a pleasant morning work-out that will compensate itself with an unforgettable panoramic view of the lake from the top. We will also visit the monastery of Sevanavank, built by the princess Mariam to honor the life of her deceased husband in the 9th century. Sevanavank is also home to one of the most beautiful Amenaprkich (all savior) Khachkars of Armenia. This is one of the 13 rarest crosstones depicting Jesus.
The tour will then take you to the North of Armenia, where you will be surrounded by beautiful nature. Through the city of Dilijan, we will make a stop at the monastery of Gosh-Goshavank. This historical church is located in the heart of nature and beautiful village which has the same name.
Mkhitar Gosh was one of the great intellectual powers of his day, “a humble man of wisdom”, authoring numerous works, including the first code of civil and Canon law that was used in both Greater Armenia and Cilicia. He is buried near the church which he himself built in 1188. Here you will also see Pavghos’s (Poghos) Khachkar, considered to be the most beautiful “embroidered” Khachkar (stone cross) in Armenia.
The last destination during this trip will be the monastery of Haghartsin, dating back to the 10th -14th centuries. The name is translated as “the play of the eagle”. The scenery is somewhat similar to a stunning work of art, with both the monastery and the nature surrounding it providing a breathtaking view. It is one of those spots in Armenia that feels like a breathtaking unreal movie set. The refectory of Haghartsin is considered the biggest amongst Armenian Church architecture; it was an absolute innovation of its time! If you are curious as to why, there will be nothing better than seeing it for yourself!
The duration of the tour may vary depending on the weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances.
For security reasons the trip might be modified or cancelled in case of bad weather conditions.
Amberd Fortress, Mount Aragats, Lake Kari, Armenian Alphabet Alley, Saghmosavank Monastery, national sweets master class in Armenian village garden
Yerevan observing city tour, Echmiadzin (Hripsime, Gayane, Mother Cathedral - from outside, Museum "Treasures of Echmiadzin"), Zvartnots
Hin Areni Wine factory (tour and tasting), Tatev (wayback on "Wings of Tatev" Ropeway), Khndzoresk Caves & swinging bridge
Khor Virap Monastery, Noravank Monastery, Hin Areni Wine factory (tour and tasting), Areni-1 (Birds-Cave)
Blue Sevan, Evergreen Dilijan: Lake Sevan (Sevanavank), Dilijan, Haghartsin monastery, walking tour along the oldest street of Dilijan, lake ”Parz”, deer farm, Тraditional Lunch