New Year and Christmas in Armenia
December 26, 2017 – January 7, 2018

12 nights/13 days

 

ARE YOU IN A MOOD TO HAVE A DIFFERENT KIND OF

EXPERIENCE IN THE NEW YEAR? ARE YOU READY FOR EXCITING NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS?

IF YES, JOIN OUR “ARMENIAN NEW YEAR” SPECIAL TOUR.

ON THIS TOUR YOU WILL MARVEL AT THE EVERY KIND OF THE

CELEBRATIONS OF NEW YEAR & CHRISTMAS!!!

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Day 1 - December 26, 2017

 

On arrival at Zvartnots International Airport, you are met by your Tour Guide and immediately begin your unique journey  with the Great Trains of Armenia; Transfer to the hotel; Welcome Wine at the Hotel; Check-in; Rest Time

OVERNIGHT IN YEREVAN

 

Day 2 - December 27, 2017

 

Breakfast served

Yerevan…. rose-colored capital even during winter time….most of its buildings is garnished with a pink shade of “tuf” stone which is quarried in Armenia. This is the most prominent feature of Yerevan – “Pink Yerevan…”.

231706841387782288Let’s start acquaintance with the city of Yerevan by walking through the history of Armenia in the History Museum of Armenia; after we explore the antiquities of this museum, you will enjoy the tour of this enigmatic city, visiting the remarkable Matenadaran Library and Research Institute of Armenia with close to 17,000 rare manuscripts, one of the richest depositories of manuscripts and books in the world.

Lunch in an Armenian traditional restaurant. 

Let’s just walk around and get involved in the preparations of New Year and Christmas!!! We will also have a chance to see how Armenians decorate the Christmas Trees in the town with the combination of traditions and creativities.

OVERNIGHT IN YEREVAN

 

Day 3 - December 28, 2017

 

Breakfast served

85F_Z9A_clip_image0021An interesting trip to one of the regions of Armenia: Aragatsotn Region which is situated overlooking the slopes of the highest of present day Armenia – here you can find numerous churches as well as various ancient buildings at every turn. Artashavan – New Complex of Armenian Letters: “It is difficult to express the deep feeling Armenians have for their language, which many regard as the lifeblood of their culture”.

Next, in our journey is the visit with psalms to the monastery of Psalm-Saghmosavank. In silence, it seems the ancient psalms are still echoed in its walls. Along the way, you will see the most beautiful and the highest mountain peaks in Armenia, Mt. Aragats.

Lunch and hospitality with an Armenian Family.  “Eat thy bread with joy”.

Visiting the village of Oshakan, you will see the wonderful church which is built over the grave of Mesrop Mashtots, the inventor of the Armenian alphabet, and one of the greatest benefactors of the Armenian people.  

OVERNIGHT IN YEREVAN

 

Day 4 - December 29, 2017

 

Breakfast served

THE DAY IN YEREVAN


OPTIONAL
: Aquatek sporting-health and entertainment center with Water World , Fitness Club (if sport is an inseparable part of your life and if you want to be healthy, it’s just for you), Spa Center “Aphrodite” – which offers a whole set of services; Hammam (Eastern Bath) – it is said that in famous Hammam you can not only bathe but also become a part of spiritual transformation rituals held within wet steam. In the center you experience these professional services and spend some time, have a rest in a bar, where you will be offered various fito-coctails, delicious coffee or aromatic tea.

Enjoy your free time in this center

OVERNIGHT IN YEREVAN

 

Day 5 - December 30, 2017

 

Breakfast Served

The day will be unforgettable… We will depart from Yerevan to Ararat Region where Holy Biblical Mount Ararat rises from a flat plain and dominate the skyline of Armenia’s capital, Yerevan. Our journey is spiced up with the amazing view of snow-capped Mt. Ararat: The blessed Mountain for Armenians”; Khor Virap – the monastery is the site where St. Gregory the Illuminator was incarcerated and is a place of pilgrimage.

Day 1 in the center

Lunch

OVERNIGHT IN YEREVAN

 

Day 6 - December 31, 2017

 

Breakfast Served

New Year’s Eve – the day is a preparation day to welcome NEW YEAR!!!

We invite you to spend the day shopping in Yerevan, witness the local preparations as well as prepare for the NEW YEAR. Ladies will be invited to a beauty salon prior to the New Years Eve.

Lunch

1127Are you ready to celebrate the Armenian New Year?

The color and spell of the ARMENIAN NEW YEAR quite ideally emotes the verve of the country. Armenians celebrat the onset of a year to complement with the midnight of last day of December and very beginning of the day of January;  which ideally signified new life with new hopes. Joy and ecstasy laced with food, drinks, flush and colors epitomized for this day… And New Year’s celebrations offer a popular spectacle for the eyes in the form of fireworks; it has recently become a tradition in Yerevan… Enjoy this exceptional celebration and have fun in the NEW YEAR PARTY!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

OVERNIGHT IN YEREVAN

 

Day 7 - January 1, 2018

Breakfast Served

FREE TIME

Evening Cultural Event (Special Surprise for Children!)

OVERNIGHT IN YEREVAN

Day 8 - January 2, 2018

 

Breakfast Served 

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Trip to Tsakhkadzor – “Valley of Flowers”

1321184947-69You will spend three unforgettable days in a relaxing atmosphere of Tsaghkadzor town.

Tsaghkadzor is surrounded by forests on the eastern slope of Mt. Tsaghkuniats. Being one of the most beautiful areas of the country, it is a well-known resort town among tourists who enjoy winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding, etc.

Lunch

CHECK IN

DINNER & OVERNIGHT IN TSAGHKADZOR

 

Day 9 - January 3, 2018

 

Breakfast Served

imagesTZAKHATZOR – In the winter, all eyes are on Tsaghkadzor since it is the only ski center in Armenia. There are excellent conditions for off-piste skiing and snowboarding especially on the Teghenis mountain for which you can use Chair Lift. So get ready your winter sports clothing: goggles, gloves, warm hat, etc. to enjoy your winter holidays here. By the way, it is not a problem to rent all skiing, skating and snowboarding equipment in this town. In the evening, there is a number of entertainment and activities for you; bars and lounges, billiard and table tennis, bowling, pools & saunas, etc.

DINNER & OVERNIGHT IN TSAGHKADZOR

 

Day 10 - January 4, 2018

 

Breakfast Served – CHECK OUT

tsaghkadzor_kecharis3TZAKHATZOR – You will have the opportunity to scroll around the town, visit Orbelian Brothers House-Museum and Kecharis Monastery – the 11th-13th century monastery which was a major learning center in medieval Armenia. Lunch;

 In the evening you will travel back to Yerevan.  

RETURN TO YEREVAN; CHECK IN

OVERNIGHT IN YEREVAN

 

Day 11 - January 5, 2018

 

Breakfast Served

FREE TIME

Eve of Feast of the Holy Nativity and Theophany of Our Lord Jesus Christ

C16062910864_9fd48bfdf5_oandlelight (Lucernarium) Divine Liturgy in the Saint Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral – devoted to 1700th anniversary of the proclamation of Christianity as a state religion in Armenia. By the end of the Liturgy, people take home with them lit candles and lamp symbolizing the divine light and the blessing of the Church.

OVERNIGHT IN YEREVAN

 

Day 12 - January 6, 2018

 

Breakfast Served


Feast of the Holy Nativity and Theophany of Jesus Christ

tyuToday we embar our journey to the lands of ancient treasures of Christian history. Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin, you will also participate in DIVINE LITURGY of the Feast of the Holy Nativity and Theophany of Our Lord Jesus Christ, which is the commemoration of the Birth and Baptism of Jesus Christ.  It’s the “religious capital” of the country and the seat of the Supreme Patriarch-Catholics of all Armenians. It has 4 main churches, including the Cathedral. Built in 303AD, the cathedral is a masterpiece of Armenian classical architecture and is considered to be one of the world’s earliest Christian churches. Admire Hripsime and Gayane Churches (7th c) named after faithful virgins. Lunch.

OVERNIGHT IN YEREVAN

 

Day 13 - January 7, 2018

 

TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT

Have a nice and safe flight!!!

 

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**Itinerary is subject to change at any time

SERVICES:

  • Full transportation and transfers in Armenia as specified in itinerary
  • Hotel Accommodation based on Double occupancy – 12 nights
  • 10 x night in Yerevan
  • 2 x night in Tsakhkadzor
  • Meals as indicated – Breakfast, 7 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • Entrance fees to all sightseeing destinations
  • Bi-lingual tour guide
  • Complimentary water (1 bottle p/p each day)
  • NEW YEAR Gifts

Price does NOT include: 

  • Airplane Ticket
  • Visa to Armenia (Free entrance for US and EU citizens);
  • Travel Insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Day at Aquatek sporting-health and entertainment center;
  • New Year Dinner;
  • Additional tours and transfers not included in itinerary