Come join us for New Year celebrations in Armenia from 29 December to January the 2nd, 2019! During this tour you will enjoy: 4 days of sightseeing tour out of Yerevan; snow and winter resort; New Year’s Eve celebrations in Yerevan; and much more.
* price depends on the number of participants and preferes accommodation
duration: 29.12.2018 - 02.01.2019
start / end point: yerevan
meals: upon request
family friendly: yes
After your arrival we will meet you at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Yerevan. Your trip starts with a city tour around Armenia’s capital city Yerevan. First of all, you will be able to enjoy an amazing view to Yerevan and Mount Ararat from the observation area in the Victory Park. The excursion will continue to the Cascade – the favorite place of Yerevan residents. 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.
After the breakfast at the hotel you visit Lake Sevan, pearl of this mountainous country and one of the largest freshwater high-altitude lakes in Eurasia. Swimming in the lake in recommended only during the summer as it contains fresh cold water and is located 1900 meters above sea level. You will also visit Sevanavank, a monastery complex on Sevan peninsula. By the noon you depart to the winter resort town of Tsaghkadzor where you have an excursion in Kecharis monastery and ride a ropeway 1 station up on the montain Teghenis. Return to Yerevan in the evening.
After the breakfast you visit to Garni Pagan Temple located not far from Yerevan. It was dedicated to the sun god mitra (mihr) and was the summer residence ofl Armenian kings. Next is a visit to the UNESCO World 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 that used to be kept here. After returning to Yerevan you have a free time to enjoy everything the city offers you on the New Year's Eve.
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. The tour continues towards the masterpiece of medieval Armenian architecture - the Noravank monastery, which is surrounded by picturesque red cliffs. Return to Yerevan in the evening