Day 1 29.12.2017
Arrival at the Zvartnots international airport. Transfer to the hotel. Rest.

Day 2 29.12.2017 (Fr.)
City tour. Visit the statue of Mother of Armenia, view point of Yerevan city. In that place, there are replaced the tanks, aircraft from Second World War. Afterward visit Cafesjian Sculpture Garden is located at the base of the Cascade and presents one of the finest collections of monumental sculpture found anywhere in the world. Its unobstructed walkways, long vistas, and formal garden areas have been specially designed to provide a modern setting for large-scale sculpture by such internationally recognized figures as Fernando Botero, Lynn Chadwick, Jaume Plensa, Barry Flanagan, Yue Minjun. In the afternoon visit Armenian Matenadaran manuscript museum (closed on Sunday and Monday). Manuscript, fragments of manuscript, documents, old printed books, precious bindings, individual miniatures, and more are shown from the Matenadaran’s database of roughly 23,000 manuscripts. Visit Armenian traditional Market, where you can see Armenian women`s masterpieces how they design their products for sale. As in winter time there are not fruits so in market you will find different kinds of dry fruits. Then continue to Yerevan Railway station. The first Yerevan Railway station was built in 1902, connected Yerevan to Gyumri and Tbilisi (Georgian capital) and the second connection was with Persia. Nowadays building is from Soviet times and it is typical Soviet style building. There is underground metro. From there seat metro to the Republic Square of Yerevan and from the Republic square to walk to the Opera house. Stay in Yerevan.

Day 3 30.12.2017 (Sat)
Drive to Garni pagan temple (1st c.), Geghard monastery (13th UNESCO), Visit Armenian department store. Return Yerevan.

Day 4 31.12.2017 (Sun)
To visit Armenian family, to participate in preparation of New Year, to make Armenian salads, different dishes. Option 1 stay in that family to celebrate New Year, watching New Year programs, the speech of president. Option 2 visit Republic square to see fireworks.

Day 5 01.01.2018
Walk in the city center, where you can see many Santa Clauses. In the afternoon visit Armenian family to continue celebrating New Year.

Day 6 02.01.2018
Drive to Tsaghkadzor winter resort and Sevan lake, Return Yerevan. Stay in Yerevan.

Day 7 03.01.2018
Drive to Gyumri (about 2hours), City tour in Gyumri by walking (if the weather is good walk, if not by car) . Visit Amenaprkich church, which was built the same style as there was in Ani. Then walk down to the Russian church. This city is interesting for Russians as it was economic and cultural center of Armenia. Nowadays it has military important meaning, so there are Russians soldiers in this city. Visit Museum of National Architecture and Urban life (closed on Monday if it will be open in New Year).
If there will be snow in Gyumri to make some snow activity with locals. Stay in Gyumri.

Day 8 04.01.2018
Drive back to Yerevan. On the way visit Mastara church (5th c.) The architecture of Mastara is interesting because of its the four projecting apses, inward-facing circular and outward facing polygonal, offer the requisite supports to hold up the imposing polygonal cupola. Drive to Ashtarak city, Return Yerevan.

Day 9 05.01.2018
Drive to Armavir region, visit Hripsime church (7th c.), then Echmiadzin cathedral (4th c., UNESCO) to take part in holly mass of Christmas Eve.

Day 10 06.01.2018
Visit Armenian church for Christmas service and then to the family to celebrate Armenian Christmas.

Day 11 07.01.2018
Departure.

Pax

4* hotel per person
Opera suite hotel

4* hotel per person
Metropol hotel
Home stay per person in
Triple or Double room
sharing room
 3-5 pax by Vito  $ 1850 USD  $ 1740 USD  $ 1540 USD
 6-9 pax by minibus  $ 1350 USD  $ 1275 USD  
 10-14 pax by minibus  $ 1250 USD  $ 1160 USD  
 Single supplement  $ 360 USD  $ 300 USD  

The price includes:
Transfers from/to airport
Accommodation
Transportation as mention in the program
Licensed guide
Entrance fees
Meal: FB
1 bottle mineral water per day

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Air fare
Travel insurance
Alcohol beverages which is not mention in the program
Visa fee
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