Create your own fairy tale during winter holidays and make your New Year and Christmas unforgettable. Travel through the wondrous sights of Armenia throughout the holiday season and explore the Armenian winter tale that is made complete with the professionalism of Zatik Travel & Tourism.

The tale will begin on December 30 in Yerevan. The tour through the old city of Yerevan, especially during this time of the year will leave you with the warmest emotions preparing you for the next chapters of your wintertime journey. Yerevan city tour includes the following steps:

Day 1

30 December 2018

  • Arrival to Zvartnots Airport
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Yerevan City To​ur

Day 2

31 December 2018

  • Etchmiadzin
  • Sardarapat
  • Ruins of Zvartnots Cathedral
  • New Year Eve Party

Day 6

04 January 2019

  • Khor Virap Monastery
  • Noravank Monastery
  • Areni Winery
  • Jermuk Waterfall

Day 3

01 January 2019

  • Temple of Garni
  • Geghard Monastry
  • Arch of Charents
  • Free Afternoon

Day 4

02 January 2019

  • Tsaghkadzor
  • Sevan Lake
  • Haghartsin Monastery
  • Dilijan

Day 7

05 January 2019

  • Tsitsernakaberd
  • Zvartnots Airport

Day 5

03 January 2019

  • Saghmosavank
  • Armenian Alphabet Monument
  • Gyumri
  • Gyumri City Tour

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New Year Tour Itinerary

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The tour proper will consist of the following places of interest in Yerevan:

Day 1: Yerevan City Tour

  • The tufa-stone buildings that you will see in the Republic Square portray the architecture of Soviet Armenia, the pink Yerevan.
  • Northern Avenue, the modern part of Yerevan built in 2007. Lovers of luxurious residential buildings, high-end brand stores, commercial offices, coffee shops and restaurants, hotels and nightclubs will appreciate this place. You can find the best of the above mentioned on this avenue.
  • Right above Northern Avenue you can see the beautiful Swan Lake surrounded with a comfortable little park where you can sit and enjoy the views of Yerevan. From spring to late autumn swans swim in the lake adding their grace and beauty to the overall image. In winter the lake turns into an ice rink where you can enjoy one of the most beautiful winter sports - figure skating.
  • Lunch
  • The famous Opera House, Armenian National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet, was opened in 1933. The structure of the building was designed by the well-known Armenian architect Alexander Tamanian. The building is two sided: one side is home to Opera and Ballet theater while the street side houses the Khachaturyan Concert Hall. Here you can enjoy really nice opera and ballet performances such as Spartacus, Gayane, etc. If you get the chance to be present at any of these performances, don’t think twice, take it. They will add some cclassiness to the Christmas magic.
  • Cascade is a huge stairway built of limestone. On the uppermost level you can enjoy a breathtaking view of Yerevan and Mt. Ararat. If you find it tiring or difficult to walk up the stairs, you can go inside and take the escalators. The exterior of the Cascade features fountains and modernist sculptures from the Cafesjian collection, on the inside you can also see a number of modern and interesting sculptures. Classical and jazz open-air concerts often take place at Cascade during spring, summer and early autumn, with spectators sitting on the steps. The many cafes and restaurants situated around the Cascade complex will complete your experience of this place.
  • Situated in and around the Cascade complex, Cafesjian Center for the Arts offers its visitors a number of different interesting exhibitions, lectures, seminars, films both for adults and children. Since its opening in 2009, the Center has had over a million visitors.

Day 2: Etchmiadzin, Sardarapat and Zvartnots

  • Breakfast
  • Also known as Vagharshapat, Etchmiadzin is the fourth largest city of Armenia. The city is most famous for Etchmiadzin Cathedral and Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, which is the center of Armenian Apostolic Church. We will also visit some other churches of the city which represent the true beauty of early and late medieval architecture. Vagharshapat is also called the spiritual capital of the country, or the holy city.
  • Located in Armavir province, in the village of Araks, Sardarapat memorial complex honours the soldiers who fought in the battle of Sardarapat which took place near Sardarapat village from May 22 to 29, in 1918 between Armenian military units and militia and the Ottoman army. This was a crucial historical event for Armenians that’s why the memorial is a symbol of the courageous soul of Armenians and their pride.
  • Lunch: Sandwiches in the bus
  • Zvartnots is a 7th century cathedral built in the best traditions of tetraconch type buildings by Catholicos Nerses the Builder. Though the cathedral is in ruins now, it still hasn’t lost its architectural value and beauty and of course, the ancient mysterious aura. 
  • After such a spiritual day, right before the start of the New Year, we will return to the hotel so that you can have time to prepare for the New Year Eve party at Mariott Hotel. In the evening, at 21:00 the party will start ringing the coming of the New Year full of new dreams, expectations and happiness.

Day 3: Garni, Geghard and Arc of Charents

  • Breakfast
  • The temple of Garni represents the magnificent and mind-blowing architecture of pre-Christian Armenia. It’s the only standing temple which was built in Greco-Roman collonaded style. The temple was built by king Tiridates the First in the 1st century AD to honour the god of sun Mihr. Later, when Christianity was adopted as a state religion, the temple was a royal summerhouse. The temple is a true gem for the lovers of unique and beautiful architecture and Hellenistic art.
  • After going back to the pre-Christian pagan Armenia, we will head to a monastery representing Christian times already. The Geghard monastery is exceptional in the fact that half of it was carved out of the nearby mountain, surrounded by cliffs. The main chapel being built in 1215, the monastery complex proper was founded in the 4th century by Gregory the Illuminator. Inside the cave, in the church, there is a sacred spring from which you can drink water. The monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Built in 1957 to honour one of the greatest Armenian poets Yeghishe Charents, Arch of Charents is a must-see place. The main reason for it is because from this place opens an incredible and truly breathtaking view of Ararat mountain. There are no buildings around, no sounds, just the clear and ‘naked’ nature and the biblical mountain. One wants to stand under the arch and stare into the horizon forever. This is why the place was so much loved and visited by our most-loved poet.
  • Lunch
  • After such an ethereal day, we will come back to Yerevan and you will be able to spend the rest of the day as you desire.

Day 4: Tsaghkadzor, Sevan, Haghartsin, and Dilijan

  • Breakfast
  • The best winter holiday destination - the resort town of Tsaghkadzor. This is the most popular place for spending winter holidays in as it offers great skiing opportunities over the snowy slopes of its hills. There is a ropeway that will take you up the hills for you to start your skiing experience. The town is located north of Yerevan, in Kotayk province. Here you can also visit the prominent Kecharis monastery dating back to the early 11th century and built in honour of Gregory the Illuminator by prince Grigor Magistros Pahlavuni.
  • Afterward we will head off to the Armenia’s most famous “water sight” - lake Sevan. The latter is the largest body of water not only in Armenia, but also in Caucasus. Sevan is in Gegharkunik province and is 1900m above the sea level which makes it one of the largest freshwater high-altitude lakes in Eurasia. Having enjoyed the magnificent view of the lake, we will visit Sevanavank monastery located on the peninsula at the northwestern shore of Sevan and dating back to the 9th century. On the western shore we will also see Hayravank monastery that comes with a church, a chapel and a gavit. The monastery was built around 9-12th centuries.
  • Lunch
  • After breathing the fresh air of Sevan, we will go to Haghartsin Monastery located near the town of Dilijan, in Tavush province - one of the provinces with the most beautiful nature in Armenia. The monastery dates back to the 13th century but its building started in the 10th century under the supervision of the Bagratuni dynasty. 
  • Our last destination of the day is the town of Dilijan, called Armenian Switzerland. It is situated within Dilijan National Park, in Tavush Province. It is a famous resort town and comes with many examples of Armenian traditional architecture, museums, a gallery and of course, beautiful scenery and lush forests.

Day 5: Saghmosavank, the Armenian Alphabet Monument, and Gyumri

  • Breakfast
  • Saghmosavank is a 13th century monastery situated in the village of Saghmosavan, in Aragatsotn province. The monastery was built by Prince Vache Vachutyan and is on the top of a gorge which was carved by the river Kasagh.
  • The Armenian Alphabet Monument represents the 39 letters of the Armenian alphabet in stone carvings. The monument is located in Aragatsotn province, on the Western slope of mount Aragats, in the village of Artashavan. The Armenian alphabet was created by Mesrop Mashtots in 405 and gave the start of Armenian written culture, literature, translations and education.
  • Lunch
  • The 5th day of our travels will end in the cultural centre of Armenia, the city of Gyumri. Gyumri is the second largest city of the country located in the region of Shirak. The city is also the administrative centre of Shirak province. Gyumri offers its visitors a rich cultural heritage and a number of interesting places of interest: Kumayri historic district the streets and buildings of which date back to the 18-19th centuries, Sev Berd - a 19th century Russian Imperial fortress, statue of Mother Armenia, many squares coming with interesting stories and art-related backgrounds. Gyumri is also the seat of the Diocese of Shirak of the Armenian Apostolic Church.

Day 6: Khor Virap, Noravank and Jermuk.

  • Breakfast
  • Khor Virap Monastry is the place where Christianity started being promoted and spread throughout the country in the early 4th century. The monastery is on top of a hill in Ararat valley. If the weather happens to be clear, you will be able to have an incredible view of Mount Ararat in its eternal whiteness.
  • On the way to our next step, we will go to Areni winery and enjoy a sip of genuine Armenian wine
  • Noravank is one of the gems of Armenia, a 13th century monastery featuring the architecture of medieval times. The monastery is surrounded with red cliffs and beautiful views of nature. The bishops of Syunik province used to reside here in the 13-14th centuries. The place is prominent for its two-storey church called Holy Mother of God. 
  • Lunch
  • Afterward, we’ll drive to the resort town of Jermuk situated in Vayots Dzor Province, and famous for its hot springs, health and medical spa centers and the mineral water brand of the same name. In the town you will see the mineral water springs and the waterfall.

Day 7: Tsitsernakaberd

  • Breakfast
  • The Armenian Genocide memorial complex is Armenia's official memorial dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide, built in 1967 on the hill of Tsitsernakaberd in Yerevan.

January 5 is the last day and the last chapter of our small winter travel book. Having had your breakfast in the morning, we will drop you at the airport after which you will say goodbye to Yerevan and Armenia taking with you the warmest memories and the rich experience and knowledge gained from one of your most beautiful real-life fairy tales created by Armenia itself and by Zatik Travel & Tourism.

USD 1700$ / person

Price includes

  • Ticket from Beirut to Yerevan
  • Accomodation in a 2 star hotel 
  • Airport Pickup
  • Lunch
  • Transportation to New Year's Party
  • Tours mentioned above
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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