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Ski tours in Armenia

Ski tours in Armenia

Day 1

Arrival to Yerevan, meeting in the airport, transfer to the hotel in Tzakhkadzor ciry, day free for

 

Day 2

Breakfast in the hotel, tour to lake Sevan, city Dilijan (church Hagarcin)

 

Day 3

Breakfast in the hotel, full day for skiing

 

Day 4

Breakfast in the hotel, pagan temple Garni, monastery Gegard

 

Day 5

Breakfast in the hotel, full day for skiing

 

Day 6

Breakfast in the hotel, city tour in Yerevan, transfer to the airport

 

Day 1

Tsaghkadzor has been attractive since the ancient times as a residence and a resort place where people inhabited from 3-5 centuries. This residence was called as “Tsaghkunyats Canyon” and served as both country house and chase for the Arshakunis.    Many Armenian princes and kings had hunted here, attracted by the breathtaking nature, picturesque valleys and mild climate, lying at the eastern part of Tsaghkunyats Mountain. Tsaghkadzor has been attractive since the ancient times as a residence and a resort place where people inhabited from 3-5 centuries. This residence was called as “Tsaghkunyats Canyon” and served as both country house and chase for the Arshakunis. Many Armenian princes and kings had hunted here, attracted by the breathtaking nature, picturesque valleys and mild climate, lying at the eastern part of Tsaghkunyats Mountain. There are very different ski tracks on the mountain slope. There are tracks for beginners, for amateur and professional skiers.

The average track lengths are:

1st ropeway level – 1400 m                                                           

2nd ropeway level – 1600 m

3rd ropeway level – 2500m, 2600m, 2700m

4th ropeway level – 2200 m, 2400m

The total ski track length is – 7200m

The average air temperature on Mount Teghenis from the end of December to mid February to end of March -1-5 C.

The ski season – End of December, end of March

 

Day 2

Breakfast in the hotel.

Lake Sevan. The fascination and the pearl of mountainous Armenia is Sevan Lake, which is one of the world's greatest high altitude fresh-water lakes. It is about 1900 m above sea level. The lake is of volcanic origin and is surrounded with mountains of 3000 m and higer. The beautiful landscape and the crystal water serve nice preconditions for excellent rest.The lake is also famous for its peninsula and medieval church complex built in 874..

Sevanavank. A marvelous scene opens in the north-western part of Sevan Lake, where the peninsula towers over the transparent surface of the lake. Sevanavank monastery was built on the peninsula in 874 by the order of king Ashot Bagratuni's daughter princess Mariam. The silhouette of the churches against the background of the turquoise lake and blue sky casts unexplainable impression on the visitors.

Dilijan entices people with its unforgettable beauty and mild climate. The city stretches on the banks of Aghstevriver, surrounded with mountains and forests. Dilijan has the fame of a health resort. The warm sun, fresh air andnatural spas have great healing influence on people. Dilijan is also rich in interesting architectural monuments.

Haghartsin. Haghartsin monastery situated in the woodlands of Tavush region represents an indescribable example of blend of nature with architecture. It was founded in the 10-11th centuries, though new buildings were added in the 12-13th centuries. Now it consists of St. Grigor, St. Astvatsatsin (Holy Mother of God), St. Stepanos churches and some other buildings.The refectory due to its skillful architectural composition is of great interest. The huge oak tree, which is almost at the age of the monastery, completes the whole scene.

Day 3

Day free for skiing

Day 4

Breakfast in the hotel.

Garni. Garni temple which towers over a triangular cape, is the unique survived example of heathen culture in Armenia. It is a blend of Greco-Roman and Armenian styles. King Trdat the First ordered building the temple in the first century A.D. and dedicated it to the God of Sun. After adopting Christianity in 301 the pagan temple lost its significance and the fortress of Garni became the summer residence of the kings. Nowadays the ruins of the royal palace and the bathroom with a stunning mosaic work can be found near the temple.

Geghard. Geghard monastery is the unsurpassable masterpiece of the 13th century Armenian architecture. Some of the churches of the complex are masterfully hewn in a huge rock. From the outset the complex was called Ayrivank (cave monastery), later it was renamed Geghard (lance), as the lance used by the roman soldier to sting Jesus Christ's side, was kept in this monastery for many centuries. Due to its construction Geghardavank serves the best place for singing spiritual songs. The complex is rich in subtle sculptural embellishments and many striking khachkars (cross-stones).

Day 5

Day free for skiing

Day 6

Breakfast in the hotel.

ObservingcitytourinYerevanis the capital and largest city of Armenia, and one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities. It has been the capital since 1918, the thirteenth in the history of Armenia.The history of Yerevan dates back to the 8th century BC, with the founding of the fortress of Erebuni in 782 BC. Known as “The Cascade,” the complex was originally conceived by the architect Alexander Tamanyan (1878–1936). Tamanyan desired to connect the northern and central parts of the city—the historic residential and cultural centers of the city—with a vast green area of waterfalls and gardens, cascading down one of the city’s highest promontories. Inside of the cascade there is Cafesjian Center for the Arts. More an art gallery than a store, the Cafesjian Center for the Arts’ Museum Store never fails to inspire ideas for creative and interesting gifts such as jewelry, glassware, furniture, art books, home decor, Armenian crafts and much more.Visit to “Ararat” brandy factory (Like many people, Armenians have a favourite Winston Churchill quotation. Asked the secret of his long life, they tell you that the great man replied: "Cuban cigars, Armenian brandy and no sport!"). Tour in the factory and degustation. ArArAt has preserved the traditions of the legendary brandy manufacturing since 1887 when a merchant named NersesTairyan built the first wine and brandy factory in Yerevan. The products of the company were awarded numerous medals at various international exhibitions.In 1902, MkrtichMusinyants crafted the first Armenian vintage brandy Fine-Champagne Select (Otborny) and presented it in France - motherland of the cognac. Armenian brandy won the recognition of French masters which was evidence of the highest quality, a sign of leadership and innovative approach to making beverages. In 1998, Yerevan Brandy Company became part of PernodRicard Group, the world’s leader in premium wines and spirits.

Transfer to the airport

 

Price includes

Hotel Russia (SNGL)

In the group from 2-3 – 759$

In the group from 4 - 7 – 615$

In the group from 8 - 15 – 530$

Hotel Russia (DBL/TWIN)

In the group from 2-3 – 707$

In the group from 4 - 7 – 562$

In the group from 8 - 15 – 479$

Hotel Alpina (SNGL)

In the group from 2-3 – 648$

In the group from 4 - 7 – 503$

In the group from 8 - 15 – 419$

Hotel Alpina (DBL)

In the group from 2-3 – 567$

In the group from 4 - 7 – 420$

In the group from 8 - 15 – 336$

Hotel Goldem Palace (SNGL)

In the group from 2-3 – 912$

In the group from 4 - 7 – 768$

In the group from 8 - 15 – 684$

Hotel Goldem Palace (DBL)

In the group from 2-3 – 663$

In the group from 4 - 7 – 516$

In the group from 8 - 15 – 432$

 

Price include:

  • Transfer airport – hotel - airport
  • Overnight in the hotel for 5 nights
  • All breakfasts
  • Transportation service
  • Service of English speaking guide
  • Entrance tickets for historical and cultural centers

Tour price do not includes:

  • Air tickets
  • Visa support
  • lunches, dinners

 

Notes:

  1. We can offer you another hotel in Yerevan, on request.
  2. Ararat brandy factory – price includes degustation of brandies 3 years old and Akhtamar 10 years old.
  3. 15$ perperson – degustation of Akhtamar 10 years old, Nairi 20 years, Dvin 10 years.
  4. Tour program con be changed due to your arrival and departure.
  5. In case of bad weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances, for security reasons the Agent has the right to change, shorten or cancel the tour.