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Armenia & Karabagh

These 15 day tours focus on the unique cultural, religious and historic sights of Armenia and Karabagh. Some of the key points of interest include Holy Etchmiadzin Cathedral, numerous monasteries included in the UNESCO World Heritage list, the vibrant and inviting city of Yerevan, and the beautiful, mountainous region of Nagorno Karabagh.

Itinerary Overview

  • Yerevan, Armenia
  • Garni & Geghart
  • Tsaghkadzor, Sevan & Dilijan
  • Etchmidzin & Sartarabad
  • Haghbat & Sanahin
  • Khor Virap, Noravank, Karahunj & Goris
  • Tatev, Shushi & Stepanakert
  • Gandzasar
  • Yerablur and Victory Park
  • Amberd & Oshagan


What's Included

Airfare

Provided by Aeroflot.

Transportation

Sidon Travel contracts only the most experienced and highly respected bus operators and uses only the latest model quality buses available. Transfers to and from the airport included.

Accommodations

In Yerevan, the Marriot or Ani Plaza Hotel.

Sightseeing

Sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary to be provided. All sightseeing with local guides where applicable.

Tour Director

The services of a professional, multilingual tour director will be provided where applicable.

Meals

Total of 25 meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Extras

Medical Insurance Included.

Dates and Prices

Terms and Conditions Armenia and Karabagh


Itinerary

2019 Armenia & Karabagh Tentative Tour Itinerary (Sample 15 day)

DAY 1 Depart U.S.A.
Overnight transatlantic flight
DAY 2 Arrive Yerevan
Take a connecting flight for an evening arrival into Yerevan. Check-in to your hotel.

DAY 3 Yerevan City Tour
Your city tour includes a visit to the Erebouni Museum, the statue of David of Sassoun, St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral, and the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Monument and Museum.B D

DAY 4 Amberd & Oshagan
Excursion to Amberd Fortress located on the picturesque slope of Mt. Aragats, the highest peak in Armenia. Also see Artashavan and the village of Oshagan, burial site of Mesrob Mashtots near Ashtarak. B
DAY 5 Haghbat & Sanahin
Excursion to the province of Lori. Visit Haghbat, one of the largest medieval monasteries of Armenia. Next visit the Sanahin Monastery. The Haghbat and Sanahin Monasteries are considered to be jewels of medieval Armenian architecture, preserved by UNESCO, included in the World Heritage List. B L
DAY 6 Tsaghkadzor,, Sevan & Dilijan
Visit the resort town of Tsaghkadzor, a winter paradise and tourist destination year round. Continue your journey to Lake Sevan. Climb up Sevan peninsula and see 'Sevanavank' atop the mountain. The excursion follows into Dilijan, where you will visit Haghartsin Monastery.B L
DAY 7 Garni & Geghart
Excursion to Garni, the only pagan temple in Armenia, and the incredible Christian Monastery of Geghart, partly carved out of solid rock between 11-13th centuries. Experience traditional lavash making ceremony in Garni village. B L
DAY 8 Etchmiadzin & Sartarabad
Visit the church of the Holy Virgin St. Hripsime. Pilgrimage to Etchmiadzin Cathedral, the first official Christian church in the world, built in 301 A.D. Depart Etchmiadzin to Sartarabad, symbol of Armenian pride and survival. Visit the Monument and Ethnographic Museum. B L
DAY 9 Khor Virap, Noravank & Jermuk (Overnight in Jermuk)
Depart Yerevan. Along the way visit the historic Khor Virap Monastery, site where St. Gregory the Illuminator was imprisoned. Follow the trip to the Province of Vayots Dzor and visit Noravank Monestery. Lunch in Vayk. Continue on to the resort town Jermuk. Visit the nearby waterfall. Check-in to the Hyatt Place Jermuk. Dinner at your hotel. B L D
DAY 10 Goris, Tatev, Shushi & Stepanakert (Overnight in Stepanakert)
Depart Jermuk to the town of Goris. Visit Tatev Monastery: Experience the World's Longest Aerial Tramway to Tatev Monastery. Depart Goris for Karabagh. Enter the town of Shushi. Visit the beautiful Surb Amenaprkitch Ghazanchetsots Church (19th century) and the monument of the Liberation of Shushi Tank. Finally you will arrive Stepanakert and check-in to the Vallex Garden Hotel. Dinner at the hotel. B L D
DAY 11 Stepanakert City Tour (Overnight in Stepanakert)
Stepanakert city tour, including the Artsakh State Museum, Revival Square and the Memorial Monument to the soldiers of Artsakh. Excursion to Dikranakert, a ruined Armenian city dating back to the Hellenistic period. B L D
DAY 12 Stepanakert To Yerevan
Depart Stepanakert to Yerevan. On route, visit Gandzasar Monastery (13th c.). Continue to Vardenis and travel along Lake Sevan’s border on route to Yerevan. Arrive Yerevan and check-in to your hotel. B L
DAY 13 Free Day
An opportunity to relax, shop, or revisit your favorite sites. B
DAY 14 Yerablur, Victory Park & Shopping
Visit Yerablur, Three-Hills Memorial devoted to the heroes of the Karabagh war, and Victory Park. See the statue of Mother Armenia and Cascade. Enjoy shopping at Vernisage. Visit Armen Carpet rug factory, Grand Candy and Tashir Mall.
Farewell Dinner at a trendy restaurant. B D
DAY 15 Depart Yerevan
Depart Yerevan.

B = Breakfast | L = Lunch | D = Dinner
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