Consider yourself a night owl or just don’t want to wake up early when you are on vacation? Then this tour in perfect for you as all the excursions start after 12:00 and last until midnight. You visit many of Armenia’s must-see sights, taste the amazing local food, wine and beer; enjoy Armenian music, Yerevan urban life, and much more. It combined fun, adventure and cognition, while ensuring your complete rest with good morning sleep.
duration: 5 days / 4 night
best season: spring / fall
start / end point: yerevan
meals: late breakfast and dinner
After your arrival we will meet you at the airport and transfer to your hotel in yerevan. First we have a dinner with national dishes at a restaurant. Your trip starts with a city tour around yerevan. From the observation area in the victory park, you will be able to enjoy an amazing view to yerevan and mount ararat. The excursion will continue to the cascade – the favorite place of yerevan residents that is particularly beautiful at night. The cascade is a huge staircase that connects the city center with the residential area. downstairs, you will see the unique sculptures, belonging to the world famous foreign sculptors. Next, you will pass through the main street of the city, and see the building of the opera and ballet theatre, several central streets of yerevan, and the republic square – the “heart” of the capital. Meals: dinner
The day starts with a late breakfast at the hotel, followed by a visit to garni pagan temple not far from yerevan. it was dedicated to the sun god mitra (mihr) and was the summer residence of early medieval armenian kings. Next is a visit to the unesco heritage sight monastery of geghard, which is known for its peerless sculptures and cave church. Founded in the 3rd century its name translates as spear, dedicated to the holy lance, which used to be kept here. Then, the tour continues with a drive to the largest lake in caucasus, the ‘blue eyed’ lake sevan, where you will visit the medieval sevanavank and have a dinner at a restaurant by the lake with local fish. After returning to yerevan, you get acquainted with yerevan urban night life, visit a pub a taste best of armenian beer. Meals: dinner
After the late breakfast at the hotel, the tour in the southern armenia begins with the first stop at the khor virap ancient monastery, which is also the closest point to the biblical mount ararat and offers a magnificent view. The trip continues towards areni, where you participate in tasting local wines and have an excursion at a wine factory. Next, you visit the cave with excavations of the oldest winery in the world. After the dinner in areni, the tour continues towards the masterpiece of medieval armenian architecture - the noravank monastery, which is surrounded by picturesque red cliffs. You return to yerevan in the evening and visit one of the famous local jazz clubs. Meals: dinner
At the afternoon after the late breakfast have an hour ride to ashtarak region where you firstly visit the monasteries, including medieval saghmosavank, and the ruins of ambert fortress, located halfway up on the mount aragats. Then, if the weather allows, the tour continues with drive to 3200 meters above sea level, where the lake kari is located. here, you have a dinner at the restaurant by the lake. From there you visit the famous byurakan observatory that used to be the leading astronomical research center in the soviet union and recently took part in discovering first exoplanets. You have tour in the observatory and take part in star gazing after the sundown. Meals: dinner
Warm farewell, pick up at the hotel, transfer to the airport and departure.