From  £1150
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Embark on a city tour of Yerevan
  • Observe the Easter Eve celebrations in Echmiadzin
  • Witness to the "Blowing of Candles" ceremony
  • Uncover Gheghard cave monastery
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Easter in Armenia Group Tour

7 Day Tour, from £1150 per person

Armenia, the first country in the world to adopt Christianity as its state religion, is peppered with monasteries, temples and churches, many of which are located in spectacular settings. This tour will take in many of these rich historical sites, together with the pleasant capital of Yerevan and various other impressive landscapes and locations.

This group tour is the perfect introduction to Armenia and operates with a minimum of 4 persons and a maximum of 15.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO YEREVAN
FLY TO YEREVAN
Arrive Yerevan and transfer to the hotel and check in for six nights.
DAY 2
YEREVAN
YEREVAN
In the morning embark on a city tour of Yerevan. Visit all the major sights, including a stop near Mother Armenia statue which provides a panoramic view of the capital and explore the Matenadaran Manuscript Museum, which hosts one of the biggest depositories of ancient manuscripts in the world. Transfer to Oshkan, where the creator of Armenian alphabet Mesrop Mashtots is buried, and observe the Foot Washing Ceremony. Enjoy lunch with a local family and try the traditional Armenian bread "lavash". In the afternoon return to Yerevan and witness to the "Blowing of Candles" at the Yerevan Cathedral. Overnight at your hotel in Yerevan (B,L)
DAY 3
GOSHAVANK
GOSHAVANK
In the morning drive towards Dilijan resort situated among forest-covered mountains. Have a walk down the museum street and enjoy its still preserved 19th century houses with artisans' studios. En route to Lake Sevan visit Goshavank, a 13th century monastery with one of the best examples of Armenian cross-stone. Reach Lake Sevan, the "Pearl of Armenia", and take part in the celebration of Good Friday at the monastery situated at the peninsula. Overnight at your hotel in Yerevan. (B,L)
 
DAY 4
ECHMIADZIN
ECHMIADZIN
Today visit the State History Museum in Yerevan and explore the Vernisage craft market with its variety of hand-made souvenirs. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Transfer to the religious centre of Armenia, Echmiadzin, and observe the Easter Eve celebrations at the main Cathedral of all Armenians. Overnight at your hotel in Yerevan. (B,L)
DAY 5
GHEGHARD
GHEGHARD
In the morning transfer to Gheghard cave monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and observe the Easter Day Liturgy. Visit Garni, a pagan temple of the 1st century. In the afternoon, return to Yerevan and stop en route to visit the Genocide Memorial Complex and get acquainted with this sad page of Armenian history. In the evening, festive dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at your hotel in Yerevan. (B,D)
DAY 6
KHOR VIRAP
KHOR VIRAP
Today visit Khor Virap monastery, which embodies the adoption of Christianity in Armenia in 301 AD, located at the foot of biblical Mt. Ararat. Continue to Noravank monastery and observe its intricate carvings. En route It may be possible to enjoy wine tasting at the village of Areni, famous for its red dry wine. Overnight at you Hotel in Yerevan. (B,L)
DAY 7
FLY TO THE UK
FLY TO THE UK
Transfer to airport for flight back to the UK.(B)

Pricing Information

7 day tour, from £1150 per person

Price Includes

  • International Flights included
  • Accommodation in three-star hotel in Yerevan.
  • All transfers and transportation by air-conditioned vehicles
  • All sightseeing tours as specified with English-speaking guides
  • Entrance fees on sightseeing tours

Price Excludes

  • Meals/Services other than those specified

Price Notes

Single Supplement: £170

The Tour operates with a minimum of 4 persons
Itinerary Dates  
12 Apr 2017
-
18 Apr 2017

Tour Route Map


  1. Armenia, Yerevan
  2. Armenia, Ararat
  3. Armenia, Khor Virap
  4. Armenia, Garni
  5. Armenia, Lake Sevan
  6. Armenia, Etchmiadzin
  7. Armenia, Yerevan

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