Lake Sevan, Sevanavank Monastery, Dilijan, Goshavank Monastery, Haghartsin Monastery in Yerevan, Armenia
On this tour visit Lake Sevan, pearl of this mountainous country and one of the largest freshwater high-altitude lakes in Eurasia. See Sevanavank, a monastery complex on Sevan peninsula, from where the whole beauty of Lake Sevan can be observed.
- Discover Lake Sevan and Sevanavank monastery
- Visit Goshavank monastery
- Enjoy Dilijan sightseeing
- Explore Haghartsin Monastery, recently renovated by donation of Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, the Ruler of Sharjah
- Professional guide: ENG + RUS + ARM consecutively
- Transportation by air-conditioned vehicles
- Bottled water & pastries
- Admission tickets
- WiFi in the vehicles
- Vehicle & passengers insurance
- Personal Expenses
- Hotel drop-off after return to Yerevan
- Lunch cost (3 500 AMD 4 500 AMD)
Please note: meeting point will be provided after confirmation of the tour. The price for a child 3-8 y.o. is 50% from adult price.
Currently a religious seminary functions here, which is not readily open to the public. You will then go to Dilijan, otherwise referred to as "Armenian Switzerland" for its fantastic natural forests. The town is a part of Dilijan National Park. The next stop is Goshavank monastery, surrounded by green territories. Finally, visit Haghartsin, a 10th century monastery which has been recently renovated by donation of Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, the Ruler of Sharjah, who was impressed by the monastery when visiting it.
The fascination and the "pearl" of mountainous Armenia is Lake Sevan, 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 higher. 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.
A marvelous scene opens in the north-western part of Lake Sevan, 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 Aghstev river, surrounded with mountains and forests. Dilijan has the fame of a health resort. The warm sun, fresh air and natural spas have great healing influence on people. Dilijan is also rich in interesting architectural monuments.
Goshavank was founded by the famous medieval scientist, fabulist Mkhitar Gosh. The complex consists of several religious and secular buildings. The unrivalled khachkar, put in front of the one-naved basilica, was created by the skillful master Poghos in 1291. Goshavank used to be one of the most famous religious and cultural centers in medieval Armenia.