Arrival in Yerevan. Meet your guide at Zvartsnots Airport. The sightseeing tour of Yerevan.
The guide is a native of Yerevan, a journalist, an Armenian theatre and film actor and a professional tour guide.
Every person has desires. There are material desires that can easily be brought to life with some efforts and innermost ones – these are desires people do not open up about even with their closest ones and secretly hope for their miraculous realization. Do you know that absolutely every dream can be realized by using the sacred forces that secretly surround us from every side?
Yerevan is one of the oldest cities in the world – it is over 2800 years old. Of course, there are some particularly powerful places here, sacred places. Guests of the capital are offered the chance to experience our algorithm of desires on their own. We concluded that there is a certain metaphysical mechanism that miraculously opens the road to a dream. Join our tour and we will tell you how to realize your desires and show you places which can help you with it.
Throughout our excursion of Yerevan ‘Old city and the places for dream realization’, you will visit the following places in the company of our professional guide:
• The church that is a burial place of one of the apostles of Jesus Christ;
• One of the most mysterious passages of Yerevan. While passing it, you have a chance of not only changing your fate for better, but also fixing mistakes of the past;
• A monument to yourself – yes, yes, there is a monument to you, the person reading these lines right now and it attracts positive energy like a magnet – almost every wish comes true here;
• A unique place in the very center of the capital, where all your dreams concerning creative power come true;
• Yerevan spring – you will be able to radically change a lot after learning its secrets;
• Ancient artefacts with almost tangible creative energy;
• The most mystical area of the city and many more!
You will hear the following from our knowledgeable tour guide:
• What secrets are hidden in old Yerevan;
• How to tell the time by water and read the secret messages of old, new Yerevan;
• How to correctly formulate desires and many more;
An amazing excursion that will change your life for better.
Dinner at a restaurant. Transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Yerevan.
Breakfast. Visit Echmiadzin Cathedral (around 20 km from Yerevan), a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is the main Christian shrine of Armenia.
Tour of Khor Virap Monastery. Every Armenian knows about this unique architectural monument. This fortified monastery is a place of pilgrimage and one of the most venerated places in Armenia which is Sacred to the Armenian Apostolic Church. The monastery was erected in the period from the 6th to the 17th centuries. It is located above the underground where the enlightener of Armenia Saint Gregory the Illuminator was thrown in a pit for preaching Christianity before King Trdat decided to adopt Christianity as the countries state religion. The dungeon where the Holy Father suffered was a royal dungeon (‘Khor Virap’ – ‘deep pit’). The prisoners were thrown in this pit, full of venomous snakes and scorpions. According to the legend, St Gregory spent 13 years in this pit.
Return to Yerevan. Visit The Sergei Parajanov Museum. Around a thousand of Parajanov’s collages, paintings, installations, hats and dolls are represented in the museum. Towards the end of his life, Parajanov made two more movies at the ‘Georgia Film’ studio – ‘The legend of Suram Fortress’ and ‘Ashik-Kerib’. Sergei Parajanov (Sarkis Parajaniats, 1924-1990) was the author of several masterpieces which brought him worldwide fame.
Return to the hotel. Free time. Overnight in Yerevan.
Breakfast. On this day, you will visit the pagan temple of Garni. This is the only surviving pagan temple of the 1st century in Armenia. The Garni museum-reservation is spread over an area of 5 hectares, not far from the village of the same name, 28 kilometers east of Yerevan. It includes the number of historical and architectural monuments of the Hellenistic and early Christian period. The most prominent of them are: Garni Temple, dedicated to the sun god Mithra, and the fortress of the same name. The ruins of the royal palace and the baths built according to the Roman baths. In 2011, the complex received the prestigious UNESCO-Greece Melina Mercouri prize.
Upon returning to the capital, free time and a walk around evening Yerevan. Visit souvenir shops (optional). Next, visit a brandy factory in Yerevan. Of all the sites in Yerevan, we can name Yerevan brandy factory ‘Ararat’ as the most exquisite. Visiting Yerevan and not tasting Armenian brandy is the same as going to the birthday and not tasting the birthday cake. The history of this place begins in a distant 16th century when the Persians built the Erivan fortress here. For a long time, it was the main outpost of the city and was captured by Russian troops at the beginning of the 19th century. Later, in 1853 the fortification was destroyed by a strong earthquake and 8 years later, in 1865, the remnants and the surrounding territories were purchased by Armenian merchant Nekres Tairiants (Tairov). In 1887, this entrepreneur founded a wine factory on the territory of Erivan fortress. Very soon, he opened a line for the production of brandy.
Farewell dinner. Overnight in Yerevan.
08:30 – Breakfast. Check-out from the hotel.
09:00 – On this day, we are going to head for Tbilisi, but on the way, we will visit ‘Khachkar forest’- the largest cluster of cross stones. Afterwards, visit the ‘Pearl of Armenia’ lake Sevan.
The area of the lake is 1240km2, its maximum depth is 80m. In 1978, a national park was created on the territory of ‘Sevan’. Sevan is a lake of tectonic origin. It is surrounded by several mountain ranges. It is the second largest freshwater lake in the world in terms of reserves and is the largest in the Caucasus.
Another important sight of Sevan is Sevanavank monastery, dating back to the middle ages. The monastery is located on a peninsula 3 km from the town. It is a complex of small buildings from the 9th century.
Lunch is expected in Sevan restaurant stylized as a fisherman’s tavern. Afterwards, visit Dilijan. Take a walk around the town.
Arrival at the Georgian border. Pass through passport control. Arrival in Tbilisi. Hotel check-in. Dinner at the restaurant. Transfer back to the hotel.
Overnight in Tbilisi.
Breakfast. Tbilisi city tour. You will visit the following sites during the tour: The Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi, Metekhi Plateau with beautiful panorama of the old city, Narikala Fortress, Abanotubani or the district of sulphur baths, Meidan square, Sharden street, Sioni church, Baratashvili avenue, the famous clock tower, Liberty Square, Rustaveli avenue – the very center of the city.
Overnight in Tbilisi.
10:00- After Breakfast, visit Tbilisi sulfur baths in the old town. These are bathhouses with pools of hot sulfur water. Tbilisi bathhouses have always been very popular among visitors and were highly praised by such world-known writers and poets as Alexandre Dumas and Alexander Pushkin. A visit to a sulfur bathhouse is an unforgettable experience that one is surely going to enjoy.
Afterwards, light lunch at Khinkali place.
After lunch, drive to Kakheti, the easternmost region of Georgia and the cradle of winemaking. Learn about the history and traditions of Georgian winemaking. Visit the city of Sighnaghi and its museum where Original paintings of famous Georgian painter Niko Pirosmani are exhibited and were old archeological findings from the whole region of Kakheti can be found.
Take a walk around this wonderful, newly restored city of love – Sighnaghi.
Overnight in Kakheti.
After breakfast you have a chance to take different spa treatments available at your wonderful hotel. Later, drive to the village of Napareuli. Visit a wine company “Twins Wine Cellar” founded by brothers Gia and Gela Gamtkitsulashvili. The wine company is located in the village of Napareuli, Telavi region. “Twins Wine Cellar” follows kakhetian method of winemaking in Kvevri (underground clay amphora used for storing wine) according to the traditions of Gamtkitsulashvili family. Guests of the museum have a chance of learning about 8000-year-old tradition of winemaking in Georgia.
Afterwards, visit Alexander Chavchavadze museum in Tsinandali. The house museum of Chavchavadze is connected to the famous princely house of Chavchavadze one of the most important families in Georgia. The family produced many famous poets, military men and winemakers. The estate leaves the impression of lightness and subtlety like a refined jewelry box built in the tradition of Georgian architecture.
You are going to drive through Telavi, the capital of Kakheti where you can see beautiful carved balconies, the castle of king Erekle and 900-year-old Plane tree.
19:00-Dinner. Enjoy kakhetian ‘supra’ (a traditional Georgian meal). Master class of Churchkhela making and bread baking.
Overnight in Kakheti.
-Transfer to Tbilisi International Airport;
The tour includes:
– Hotel accommodation;
– 3 nights in Yerevan 3*;
– 2 nights in Tbilisi 4*;
– 2 Nights in Kakheti 4*;
– Excursions in Armenia;
– Excursions in Georgia;
– Meals according to the programme: breakfast/dinner + lunch (2) at Sevan and Khinkali lunch in Tbilisi;
– Transfer from Armenia to Georgia;
– Master classes according to the programme;
– Wine degustation in Georgia;
– Brandy degustation in Armenia;
– A visit to Tbilisi sulfur baths;
– All the entrance tickets in Armenia and Georgia;
– Water and napkins in the transport;
The price of the tour excludes:
– Airline tickets;
– Medical insurance;