Guaranteed departure: December 30 – January 4 (6 days)
* Celebrate the New Year in a wonderful, hospitable country of Armenia
* Enjoy the friendly and festive atmosphere of the dynamic city of Yerevan
* Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Geghard
* Wander the streets of Yerevan and gaze the vista of Mt. Ararat
* Ski in Armenia's major ski resort town of Tsakhkadzor
Arrival. Our tour guide welcomes you at the airport. Transfer. Hotel check-in. Rest.
Yerevan City Tour. Yerevan is like a fairy-tale city on New Year’s Eve. Immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere of the Republic Square marveling at the giant Christmas tree with its thousands of lights in the middle of the square. Walking down the Abovyan Street, the oldest streets in Yerevan which was on the Silk Road, Northern Avenue, Opera House. Visiting the Cascade and take the escalators in order to explore the Cafesjian Center for the Arts. Continue to "Mother Armenia Statue" with a bird's eye view of Yerevan and the biblical Mount Ararat. Visiting the city "Bazaar", the Blue Mosque and the church of St. Gregory the Illuminator. Overnight in Yerevan.
Evening Program: Welcoming the new Year 2016 at one of the best Armenian restaurants with live music, lots of food and drinks.
Free day. Explore Yerevan on your own!
An unforgettable tour to Garni Pagan Temple and Geghard Cave Monastery. Garni is a 1st century temple similar to the Greek Parthenon located at a stunning mountainous setting surrounded by deep gorges. It’s the only Hellenistic temple in the territory of the former USSR countries. Continue to Geghard Monastery (13th century) carved out of a huge rock.It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was here where the “holy spear” was kept piercing Christ’s side.
Visit the biggest ski resort of Armenia, the town of Tsakhkadzor (“Valley of Flowers”). There are excellent conditions for cross country skiing and snowboarding especially on the Teghenis Mountain for which you can use Chair Lift. So just prepare your skis, skate and snowboard clothing: goggles, gloves, warm hats and etc. to enjoy your winter holiday here. By the way you can find all ski, skate and snowboard equipments in the town for rent. Then visit Kecharis medieval monastic complex (13th century) located in the town.
Transfer to airport. Departure.
The dates of the itinerary can be changed according to your flight schedule. Other changes can be made upon your request. Your stay in Armenia can be prolonged at Armenia’s major ski resort town of Taghkadzor “Valley of flowers” if you are interested in skiing.
We could also prolong the program organizing tours for the Armenian Christmas which is held on January 6.
The rates include:
Accommodation (hotel in Yerevan)
Multi-lingual professional tourist guide
Breakfast at the hotel
Entrance ticket to Garni
The rates do not include:
Lunches, dinners and New Year Gala dinner
Visa to Armenia
Ski and snowboard rent