Tour Details

Tsaghkadzor in Bold Start - 29 Jan 2016 End - 04 Feb 2016

Country:
Armenia
Type:
Leisure / Events
Activity level:
Level 3
Airport transfer:
Yes
Hotel type:
3 star
Meal:
Half Board
Guide:
English
249 $ per person
adults
0 children
Add 3 guests to get price: 0 $
Summary

Winter in Armenia is splendid with the abundance of snow that make some of its destination perfect for skiing. Tsaghkadzor is among them. 6 day tour to Tsaghkadzor includes all the activities that winter seems to be meant for. Before moving to Tsaghkadzor, you will have a city tour for the first day to discover Yerevan, the most interesting and educating sights of it. Afterwards moving to Tsaghkadzor having a little rest we will start exploring it. Days will include visiting Kecharis Monastery, taking a ropeway on the slope of Mount Teghenis and, of course, skiing all way around. You will also have a chance to visit Lake Sevan and discover Sevanavank monastic complex on the rocky peninsula, St. Astvatsatsin Church and everything around. With amazing catches of landscapes from Tsaghkadzor and Lake Sevan we will be back to Yerevan to enjoy an evening walk around the city.

Day 1
Arrival

Arrival, meeting and transfer to the hotel (preferred arrival times before the tour start day 12pm - 6am). You will be checked in hotel the time you arrive, your room will be reserved. There are preferred arrival times as it would be better to have some rest before the start of the tour. In case you have some free time our guide will advise how to spend your time, what to visit, where to eat.

Meal in fee: Breakfast
Accommodation: Envoy Hostel or similar

Arrival in Zvartnots Internazional Airport (Armenia)

Day 2
Geghard

After having rest we will start our wonderful trip around the capital of Armenia, Yerevan. The first day includes visiting Museum of history of Armenia which is the national museum of Armenia founded in 1919. Then we will have a city tour in Yerevan and we will get acquainted with the interesting sights around the city.  The tour also includes visiting Garni and Geghard, which are situated in Kotayq region and are considered the must-see sights of Armenia. Garni temple is the only example of Hellenistic arcitecture in the territory of all the post soviet countries. Geghard or Rock monastery is one of the masterpieces of the medieval Armenian architecture.(UNESCO). Return to Yerevan. Walk in the evening.

Meal in fee: Breakfast 
Accommodation: Envoy Hostel or similar


Photo by Nicolas Landru 
Day 3 - 5
Tsaghkadzor

Early in the morning we move to Tsaghkadzor. Tsaghkadzor is situated in Tsakhunyanc Mountains 58km away from Yerevan. It’s one of the greatest resort centers of Armenia. The name Tsaghkadzor means 'gorge of flowers' in Armenian, the best time to visit Tsaghkadzor is winter as it’s a great place for skiing. In ancient times, Armenian kings used to spend their time hunting in this area. It attracted the nobles with its nature and weather. In a year, the number of sunny days reaches for 270 and snow layer reaches for 1.40 m. It’s perfect time to start skiing!

Meal in fee: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: University Guesthouse or similar

Photo by Mikhail Shapaev
Day 6
Sevan

We will continue our tour to Sevan which is 60km away from Yerevan on a highway which cuts northward through mountains and rocks. Sevan is considered to be the Queen of Armenia. Sevan, with its pure air and sandy beaches, is a popular holiday resort. Sevan has always been famous for its fish "Ishkhan" which means "prince-fish" in Armenian. One of the most interesting sites in Sevan is the Sevanavank monastic complex on the rocky peninsula founded in 874 AD by King Ashot I and his daughter Mariam. There is also St. Astvatsatsin Church meaning the "Holy Mother of God" and Surp Arakelots meaning the "Holy Apostles". After our tour around Lake Sevan and its wonders, we will be back to Tsaghkadzor.

Meal in fee: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Envoy Hostel or similar

Photo by Sergey Yakovlev
Day 7
Departure

Breakfast. Hotel check out (12pm-2pm). Transfer to the airport. Departure.

Departure from Zvartnots International Airport

Day 8
Yerevan

When back to Yerevan we you will have free time here to walk around the city.

Meal in fee: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Envoy hostel or similar

Taken from Wikipedia.org
Overall

Price includes:

  • Accommodation: 5 days in  hostel, 3 days in guesthouse
  • Meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
  • Transport:transfers
  • Entrance fees

Price excludes:

  • Airtickets
  • Insurance
  • Visa
  • Tour guide