Tour Program

Day
1
Arrival to Tbilisi
Itinerary
Meeting with representative of SR1432.
Accommondation at the hotel. Overnight in Tbilisi.
Meals
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Accomodation
Hotel
Day
2
Gudauri
Itinerary
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Gudauri Ski Resort. Accommondation at 3* Alphina hotel. Overnight in Gudauri.
Meals
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Accomodation
Hotel
Day
3
Gudauri
Itinerary
Breakfast at the hotel. Leisure time for skiing in Gudauri. Overnight in Gudauri.
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
4
Gudauri
Itinerary
Breakfast at the hotel. Skiing in Gudauri. Overnight in Gudauri.
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
5
Drive to Tbilisi
Itinerary
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive back to Tbilisi. Overnight in Tbilisi.
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
6
Meeting at the Border – Dilijan – Sevan lake – Yerevan
Itinerary
Meeting at Armenian-Georgian border after passing it. Drive to mountainous resort Dilijan, or so called “Armenian Switzerland”, which is well-known for its forests as well as for its mysterious flora and fauna. During the drive one can enjoy the unbelievable change of the surrounding environment and land shaft from the mountainous lake to the green and rich forest mountains. Small walking city tour in Dilijan: visit to handicrafts’ street, where one can watch the preparation of different national souvenirs from wood, stone and ceramics. Visit to Haghartsin Monastery which is located in the secluded place of the forest. Haghartsin dates back to 11-13th century and represents a magnificent piece of history, culture and architecture. Besides the place is so unique and the scenery with the nature surrounding it is so breathtaking that most of visitors are in awe. Appearing unexpectedly, out of the dense forests, in front of the visitors, the Monastery creates a magical impression of the lost world. Drive to Sevan, one of the greatest high mountainous freshwater lakes of Eurasia, climb on Akhtamar peninsula from where the fascinating view on the Lake is open. Visit Sevanavank monastery, which stands in its greatness on the peninsula overlooking the lake for centuries. Drive to Yerevan. O/N in Yerevan.
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
7
Yerevan City tour
Itinerary
Breakfast at the hotel. City tour - Yerevan sightseeing including City center, Republic square, State University, City panorama, Mother Armenia Monument, Parliament, President’s Palace, Opera, Sports & Concert Complex. Visit to Cascade complex, which is considered the modern art center of Yerevan, with art pieces displayed throughout the whole area: the boulevard and up the stairs, from top of which you can enjoy the panoramic view on the city and Mountain Ararat. Cascade is home to Cafesjan modern art museum. This place becomes even more charming in the evenings, when it is full of people, both locals and tourists from all over the world, enjoying the magic and the warmth of the capital. O/N in Yerevan.
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
8
Vernissage – Tsaghkadzor – Shopping
Itinerary
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Vernissage (an open-air exhibition-market, where you can find unique examples of art and craft work, traditional carpets, jewellery, old collections of coins and medallions, musical instruments, electronics).. Drive to Tsaghkadzor town the magical place of forested mountains (means gorge of flowers), short walking tour around the small town. Opportunity to go up to the mountain peaks by rope way, where you will catch an unforgettable gorgeous panoramic view of this part of the world (optional, at extra charge 5$ per ticket for going up the first level and back). In winter Tsaghkadzor is a well-known ski resort with several levels of ropeways leading up the mountains. In summer it’s a pleasant place to spend the afternoon in nature and enjoy the sun. Visit Kecharis monastery. Drive back to Yerevan. Drop to Dalma Garden or Yerevan Mall for shopping. O/N in Yerevan.
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
9
Haghpat – Sanahin – Border
Itinerary
Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out.Visit the masterpieces of medieval Armenian architecture - Sanahin Monastery (centuries IX - XII) and Haghpat Monastery (centuries XI - XIII), which are included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage (2000). They are located in the northern part of Armenia, in the region of Lori, near the town of Alaverdi. The monasteries were important religious centers as around 500 monks lived there. They were also schools and manuscript repositories. Sanahin Monastery is among the most famous monasteries of medieval Armenia. It is a complex of Churches included the Church of Holy Mother of God, the Church of San Amenaprkich, the Chapel of San Gregorio (X century), a building of the Academy (XI century), a depositary (XI century), a building of Gallery (X century), a hall (XII century) andbells (XIII century). All these buildings are around the ancient Church of Blessed Virgin St. The academy was historically known as Grigor Pahlavuni Academy, where great attention to the arts and humanities was paid. famous Armenian scientists taught at the academy. In the twelfth century, Sanahin had a medical school. There were many notable people who graduated from the school; one of them is the singer and musician national Sayat-Nova. Haghpat Monastery, located northwest of Sanahin was built with the appearance of the above. The clock tower was built in 1210 and is one of the most beautiful examples of this type of medieval times in Armenia. Bell tower of the monastery, built in 1245, is distinguished from all the main monuments, and has an architectural design worthy of mention. The complex was home to libraries, scriptoriums, schools and canteens. Here Arts and Humanities, theology and painting were taught. The most interesting feature of Haghpat is the refectory (XIII century). Drive to Akhtala monastery, which was built in 13th c. and is unique for having well preserved fresco paintings on inside walls. The village, where the monastery is located, is situated on the left bank of river Debed. There are numerous archaeological sites surrounding the village. Drive to the Armenian – Georgian Border.

Drive to Tbilisi. Overnight in Tbilisi.

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Accomodation
Hotel
Day
10
Departure
Itinerary
Free time in Tbilisi for shopping. Transfer to the airport.
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