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Religious Tour in Armenia - GO TRAVEL
Religious Tour in Armenia
OVERVIEW

Armenia is one of the oldest and most religious countries for the organization of religious tourism, pilgrimage tours and visits to holy places. The most famous natural symbol of Armenia is Mount Ararat, the legendary Noah's Ark berth. Pilgrimage to Armenia - a journey into the history of one of the oldest Christian churches - the apostolic church. In 301 Armenia was the first in the world to adopt Christianity as a state religion. You are welcome to explore miraculous land of Christian Armenia with Go Travel.

DAY 1


 

Yerevan City Tour


Arrive to Yerevan and city tour. Central streets and avenues of Yerevan, "Cascade" complex - a favorite leisure place of residents and guests. Go to Matenadaran-ancient manuscript repository, one of the largest repositories of ancient manuscripts in the world.  Visit to the memorial complex Tsiternakaberd dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide 1915. Saint Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral, which is considered to be the largest religious building in Yerevan. Welcome dinner in the restaurant with folklore program.

 

Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan

Meal plan: Dinner

 

DAY 2


 

Yerevan – Etchmiadzin – Zvartnots – Yerevan


After breakfast Go to Etchmiadzin, the most important holy church of the Supreme Orthodox Authority of Armenia. Explore 7th century churches of St. Hripsime and St. Gayane. Go to Zvartnots (7th century) where you can see the ruins of the ancient circular church. Return to Yerevan.


 Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan 

 Meal plan: Breakfast 


DAY 3




Yerevan – Garni - Geghard - Yerevan

 

 

After breakfast Go to Garni and Geghard. Nowadays Garni and Geghard are the most popular and frequently visited places in Armenia, the cradle of Christian civilization which is so rich with historical and cultural monuments. Both of these architectural masterpieces are unique. In Garni you will find the only pagan temple preserved from pre-Christian period and Geghard is famous by its rock-carved constructions.  Return to Yerevan  


 Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan

 Meal plan: Breakfast 


DAY 4



Yerevan – Khor Virap - Noravank - Tatev Monastery - Yerevan 


 

Breakfast at the hotel and Go to Khor Virap. This fortified monastery is the place of pilgrimage and one of the most worshipped ones in Armenia and the holy site for the Armenian Apostolic Church. Continue trip to Noravank Monastery in the valley of red rocks. Noravank means “New Monastery” in Armenian. However, today this name does not match as it is already more than seven centuries old. Go to Tatev Monastery - the jewel of medieval Armenian architecture, which was constructed in the 9 th – 13 th centuries. Here you will ride on the longest cable car in the world 5.7 km over the 320 m. deep canyon. Return to Yerevan  

 


 Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan

 Meal plan: Breakfast 


DAY 5



Yerevan – Haghpat - Sanahin - Dilijan 


 

After breakfast Go to Lori Region. Today we will explore Sanahin and Haghpat monasteries. The Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin represent a fusion of vernacular and Byzantine ecclesiastical architecture. Both monasteries are located in the Debed Canyon, in the Lori-region of North Armenia. Their oldest structures date back to the 10th century. Go to Dilijan. 

 

 Overnight: Hotel in Dilijan

Meal plan:  Breakfast 

 


DAY 6



Dilijan - Goshavank - Haghartsin - Sevan - Yerevan 

 

 

 

After breakfast we will explore Goshavank Monastery. Goshavank monastery is truly a sacred place where you should step with a strong faith in God. Go to the monastery of Haghartsin and explore three churches Saint Atsvatsatsin (Holy Mother) Church, which is the monastery’s main church, Saint Grigor church and Saint Stepanos Church. After we are driving to Sevan Lake. The gentle turquoise of Sevan's waters is always astonishing: the lake is so austere and majestic. It fills a gigantic depression situated at a height of almost 2,000 meters above sea level. Another place of interest in Sevan is the medieval Sevanavank Monastery, located on a peninsula. Return to Yerevan. 

 


 Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan

 Meal plan: Breakfast 


DAY 7



 

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport

 

Breakfast at the hotel and Go to Etchmiadzin, the religious center of Armenia. The Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin is one of the most ancient and beautiful examples of Christian architecture.  A visit to the ruins of Zvartnots Temple (7th c.), which was considered to be one of the tallest buildings of its time (49m). Back to Yerevan and free time to explore Yerevan.

 

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