Armenia is gorgeous all year round and winter is no exception. There are beautiful natural, cultural and historical monuments for you to discover and hosibable locals are always there to help. Conveniently, this tour combines sightseeing with 3 days in winter resort (can be prolonged for longer stay). Here in Armenia, developed winter sports infrastructure and other forms of entertainment are ready to satisfy all your needs and wishes.
duration: 6 days / 5 nights
best season: winter
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. After a little rest, your trip starts with a city tour around Armenia’s capital city Yerevan. First of all, 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. 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. Later that day you visit the magical Yeraz winter Park.
After the breakfast you visit the pride of Armenia – the cognac (brandy) factory. Here you have an excursion and taste couple of varieties of it. After that 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.
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 check in at the hotel and have an excursion in Kecharis monastery. Finally you have opportunity to enjoy the winter resort on your own in the afternoon and the next day.
The last day we pick you up in Tsaghkadzor dependent on your departure time and take you to the airport.