Yerevan Long Weekend
|Yerevan||Ani Plaza Hotel ||3 nights|
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4 days from £590
International flights NOT included - see below
DAY 1 - Arrive in Yerevan.
On arrival in Yerevan you will be met by a representative of World Discovery outside immigration and customs. You will then be taken by private car direct to your hotel. Recommended flight from London: Air France from London Heathrow via Paris (see below). If you are travelling from a country other than the UK we would be happy to give you guidance on your flight options.
DAY 2 - Yerevan. Echmiadzin. Zvartnots.
Your Armenia holiday begins after breakfast when you will be collected from your hotel for a tour of Armenia's capital city, including Republic Square, the Opera House and the Presidential Palace. After lunch at a local restaurant visit the moving Armenian Genocide Museum, a memorial to the tragic events of the early 20th century, before driving some 20 kilometres outside the city to Echmiadzin, the spiritual capital of Armenia. Visit the superb church of St Hripsime, completed in the year 618 AD on the site of an earlier 4th century mausoleum, and renowned for its fine Armenian architecture of the classical period. Echmiadzin Cathedral, centre of the Armenian
Apostolic Church, is one of the world's oldest Christian churches, first built by Gregory the Illuminator in 301 to 303 A.D. Continue to the ruins of the 7th century Zvartnots Cathedral, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before returning to Yerevan.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch.
DAY 3 - Garni Temple. Geghard Monastery.
Armenia's most famous attraction is the wonderful Hellenistic citadel and temple at Garni, an hour's journey from Yerevan. Built in the first
century A.D. by the Armenian
King Tiridates, it is dedicated to a heathen god, probably to Mithra,
the god of the
sun, whose figure stood in the depth
of the sanctuary. Lunch is at a local house in Garni where
you will have opportunity to watch
the Armenian national bread lavash
being baked, as well as barbeque-making in an
underground stove called a tonir. In the afternoon visit the magnificent Geghard Monastery (pictured),
another UNESCO World Heritage Site, partly carved out of the living
rock. Return to Yereven where in the evening you will enjoy a farewell
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch.
DAY 4 - Depart for home.
Transfer to the airport for your homeward flight.
Meals included: Breakfast.
There are currently no direct flights from the UK to Armenia. We recommend the services of Air France from London Heathrow to Yerevan via Paris:
Heathrow/Paris. Depart 10.10; arrive Paris at 12.25
Paris/Yerevan. Depart at 13.20; arrive Yerevan at 19.55
Yerevan/Paris. Depart at 08.40; Arrive Paris at 11.50
Paris/Heathrow. Depart at 13.25; arrive Heathrow at 13.45
Armenia Holidays: Yerevan Long Weekend (Reference: WDAR003)
Price per person based on a minimum of two persons travelling together:
Departures on Thursdays
|All dates ||£590 |
Single Room Supplement on request.
The price includes:
- Hotel accommodation as listed above in twin-bedded or double rooms with private facilities.
- 3 breakfasts and 2 lunches as shown in the itinerary.
- Private transportation throughout.
- All sightseeing as shown, including entrance fees.
- The services of a private English-speaking guide for all included sightseeing.
Not included in the price:
- International flights (see our recommendation above). We are happy to discuss the flights with you and give you further guidance
- International airport taxes
A deposit of £150 per person is required at the time of booking. The balance of the price for your Armenia holiday must be paid at least 8 weeks before your departure date.