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Family Album

Price $900 8 days
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Family Album

$900 per person

Looking for a destination for your next family trip? Armenia is a perfect location for it! Our “Family Album” 8-day family tour in Armenia is designed for people who want to explore a new destination that is interesting and extraordinary, safe and hospitable, and where you can feel like home. You spend four nights in Armenia’s capital and three nights in the countryside.

Take a trip to the southern regions of Armenia to visit medieval monasteries and academies, or hike around an old cave town. In the north, visit the biggest lake of Armenia, fly the longest zip-line in the region and spend some fun time in the nature.

Furthermore, discover the ancient history of Armenia and get acquainted with its new educational centers. During the tour, travelers also visit local artisans to learn traditional crafts, taste natural village food and modernized Armenian dishes, and enjoy the delicate flavors of Armenian wine and brandy.

“Family Album” tour combines various activities and features a balanced tour program, aiming to make it an unforgettable journey both children and their parents. Discover Armenia together with your family!

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Tour highlights:
  • Yerevan city tour
  • Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, the spiritual center of Armenia
  • TUMO center for creative technologies
  • Enjoy the taste of Armenian cognac at Yerevan Brandy Factory
  • Explore the medieval monasteries of Khor Virap and Noravank
  • Areni-1 cave where the world’s oldest winery and shoe were discovered
  • Khndzoresk cave town
  • Tatev monastery & Wings of Tatev aerial tramway
  • Zorats Karer prehistoric archaeological site
  • Yell Extreme Park
  • Garni pagan temple & Geghard monastery
  • Traditional Armenian cuisine
  • Armenian wine and cognac tasting

(The tour program may be subject to minor changed depending on the age of the children to shape the journey accordingly).

IMPORTANT: The mentioned price is calculated for a group of 10 people with double occupancy at the Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel. Accommodation outside Yerevan is provided at Arpa Hotel (Yeghagnadzor), Mirhav Hotel (Goris), Harsnakar Hotel (Sevan). Travelers can choose to stay in a different hotel. Please note that the final price may change depending on the number of the travelers, or your preferences.

  • Included
    Accommodation
    Meals
    Museum Tickets
    Personal Guide
    Transfer to/from airport
    Transportation
  • Not Included
    Air tickets
    Alcohol
    Coffee break
    Insurance
    Subway tickets
    Visa
    Wine tasting
    Workshops
1

Arrival, transfer to hotel.

Yerevan City Tour – Mother Armenia – Yerevan History Museum and City Hall – Republic Square – Metro tour - Cascade – Matenadaran – Grand Candy - Megerian Carpet Museum

A city tour in Yerevan. Explore the different layers of the history of Armenia’s capital. Visit the Mother Armenia monument located in the Victory Park, which provides one of the best panoramic views over Yerevan with Mount Ararat in the background. A tour in the Yerevan History museum will introduce the three transformation phases of the city. Take a metro tour to Baghramyan Avenue - the administrative district of Yerevan. Walk to the Cascade complex and the Cafesjian park, visit its contemporary art center with a unique collection of art works. From here, we head to Matenadaran – the museum of ancient manuscripts. Learn about the ancient Armenian alphabet and the long traditions of translation skills. After the museum, take a short break at a famous Armenian candy shop that makes popular local donuts. In the evening, we’ll visit the Megerian Carpet museum and factory to discover the unknown history of Armenia’s carpet weaving traditions.

(The schedule of the first day of the tour program will be adjusted in accordance with the arrival time.)

2

Yerevan – Etchmiadzin Cathedral – St. Hripsime Church – Genocide Memorial – TUMO Center – Yerevan Brandy Factory - Yerevan

On the second day, make a pilgrimage to the spiritual center of all Armenians. See the mother cathedral of Etchmiadzin that was founded in 301AD, a year when Armenia officially adopted Christianity as its state religion. Visit the St. Hripsime church to learn the history of women martyrs and explore the typical Armenian national architecture principles developed in the 7th century. Both Etchmiadzin Cathedral and St. Hripsime Church are included in the UNESCO World Heritage list.

In Yerevan, visit the Genocide memorial representing a dramatic phase of Armenian history in the 20th century.

Take a guided tour inside the most innovative TUMO center for creative technologies, the best technological school of the region.

The tour program of the day ends at the Yerevan Brandy Factory famous for its Ararat brandy. Learn about the preparation process of Armenian brandy during the tour around the factory and discover the exquisite taste of this drink.

3

Yerevan – Yerevan Metro Tour - Sasuntsi Davit Train Station - Khor Virap Monastery – Armenian Khachkar Workshop – Areni-1 Cave - Noravank Monastery – Yeghegnadzor

The third day of our cultural tour in Armenia starts with a metro tour. We head to Sasuntsi David train station of Yerevan to see the Soviet neo-classicist building of the station with a contemporary spatial art work by an Italian artist. From here, a 40-minute drive will take us to the monastery of Khor Virap (translated from Armenian as ‘deep pit’), truly the witness of historical conversion of Armenia from paganism to Christianity. The first Armenian Catholicos and the patron saint of the Armenian Apostolic Church was imprisoned here for 13 years.

The area where Khor Virap is located was once part of one of the ancient capitals of Armenia - Artashat, known as the “Armenian Carthage” during the Roman era. Explore the archaeological site of Old Artashat and get acquainted with the discoveries and ongoing excavations of the city.

On our way further south, we’ll visit an artist’s house in one of the nearby villages to get acquainted with the art of Armenian cross-stones – khachkars, inscribed in the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

From here, we head to Armenia’s wine making region. Archaeological excavations of the last decade unveiled a history of local viticulture dating back to 3rd millennium BC. Visit the Areni-1 Cave where several major discoveries were made, including the world’s oldest leather shoe and the oldest winery.

Following a winding road through the volcanic canyon of Amaghu, we’ll travel to the monastery of Noravank, a secluded Christian monastery built in 13th century - a masterpiece of Armenian architecture, with elaborated ornaments and unique stone reliefs.

Accommodation in a local house in the nearby town of Yeghegnadzor.

4

Yeghegnadzor – Tatev Monastery – Khndzoresk Cave Town - Goris

We leave Yeghegnadzor and travel to the village of Tatev. Take a ride on the longest reversible aerial tramway in the world listed in Guinness Book of world records. The aerial tram takes travelers to Armenia’s largest medieval monastery and educational center – the monastery of Tatev. Situated on a vast plateau, it overlooks the Vorotan gorge and provides some breathtaking views. A choir of local children will introduce you to the spiritual and folk music in the monastery’s garden.

To conclude our exploration of Tatev village, we’ll visit a craftsman’s house who makes traditional Armenian leather shoes called ‘trekh’ and a local wool production in the nearby village of Halidzor.

Head to Khndzoresk - a cave town that was inhabited until the middle of 20th century. Hike down the steps and walk over the longest suspension bridge in Armenia that connects the two sides of the canyon. Explore the natural and man-made cave dwellings, the 17th-century small basilica nestled in the canyon and taste fresh mountain spring water. Spend some time with local youngsters collecting wild herbs used for brewing tea.

Overnight in the nearby town of Goris.
5

Goris – Zorats Karer - Vardenyats Mountain Pass – Noratus – Lake Sevan

Travel to the mysterious prehistoric archaeological site of Zorats Karer, known among travelers as the Stonehenge of Armenia. Learn about the ancient petroglyphs discovered in the nearby mountains.

Depending on the season of your journey, a short stop at an observation point in the village of Shatin will be organized; travelers will have an opportunity to see wild bezoar goats unique to the Armenian Highlands.

We leave the southern regions of Armenia and travel up north, crossing the Vardenyats mountain pass, known among locals as Selim pass. Once a part of the famous Silk Road, the Vardenyats pass is home to the only well-preserved caravanserai in Armenia. It was built by the Orbelian noble family as an overnight stop for merchants.

Continue to the shores of Lake Sevan, the largest body of water in the Republic of Armenia. Considered the second highest freshwater lake in the world, Sevan has an elevation of over 1900 meters above the sea level and is surrounded by mountain ranges. The lake is also famous for its peninsula, where a 10th-century monastery is located. The monastery provides a magnificent panoramic view of the lake.

Visit the village of Noratus, home to the largest field of Armenian khachkars (cross stones) dating from 9th to 20th centuries.

Overnight in Sevan.
6

Sevan – Dilijan – Ijevan – Yenokavan – Yerevan

On the sixth day of our family tour in Armenia, we’ll travel to the town of Dilijan, a spa resort in Armenia surrounded by lush forests of the Dilijan National Park.

Explore the medieval monastic complex of Haghartsin, located away from the main roads and settlements, in a secluded forested area. The monastery’s isolated location and the serene atmosphere surrounding the site allows travelers to connect with its spiritual heritage.

Passing through the city of Ijevan, we’ll travel to the village of Yenokavan to spend a day at the Apaga resort. Hike to Lastiver waterfall, enjoy a ride on a horse and of course, fly the longest zip-line in Armenia.

Return to Yerevan.
7

Yerevan – Garni Pagan Temple – Geghard Monastery – Levon’s cave – Yerevan Vernissage Market

Visit the 1th-century AD Hellenistic temple of Garni, located in the Kotayk province of Armenia, a 40-minute drive north-east of Yerevan. The temple seats on a cliff overlooking the breathtaking Azat gorge. Continuing the road, we’ll reach a stunning monastery carved out of a mountain – the monastery of Holy Spear or Geghard, sometimes referred to as the Armenian Petra. Part of the monastery was carved in a single massive rock in the 13th century AD. Both the temple of Garni and the Geghard monastery are recognized as UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Back in Yerevan, visit another man-made miracle – the Levon’s Divine Cave. It’s an astonishing large maze dug right under a small house where the family of the cave’s creator still lives.

Visit the open-air Vernissage market in the heart of Yerevan, where you can find variety of handmade works by local artisans representing Armenian culture. In the evening, enjoy the city night life and the Fountain Show on the Republic Square (from 9 to 11pm).

8

Checkout from hotel. Transfer to Zvartnots Airport. Departure from Yerevan.

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