Group Travel “Discover the hidden pearl of Armenia”
April 9 @ 12:00 pm - April 17 @ 12:00 pm| EUR1110
Group Travel April 2019 – Groepsreis April 2019
“Armenia, the hidden pearl in the Caucasus” – “Armenië, de verborgen parel in de Caucasus”
Group travel guided by Kristine and Jan – Groepsreis begeleid door Kristine en Jan
(Nederlandstalige versie zie verder)
Following to our package “Discover Armenia” Kristine and I are proud to announce our first group travel in Armenia that will take place in April 2019. As we know a lot of people are interested to travel to Armenia that would like to do it in a group.
There will come more group travels and more dates in the future concerning travels but for the group travel in April Kristine and I will personally guide this group travel.
The dates for the travel in April are from 9 April to 17 April. The main strength from this travel is that you will discover Armenia with locals and you will be able to discover the beauty away from the paved touristic paths.
The main spoken language during the travel will be English but Kristine and I together also speak Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Armenian and Russian. So don’t let language be a barrier. A basic knowledge from English for during this trip is enough.
*special note* *for people travelling from Belgium and Holland, there is a straight flight from Brussels to Yerevan and back for an economic price of 300 Euro for the dates in April mentioned, so don’t wait to long for booking flights* *you can take a flight to Yerevan from different airports in Europe, we personally pick you up at the airport no matter time of arrival* for more info about suggested flights and transport possibilities please contact us
(participants group travel minimum 3 – maximum 12)
Volgend op onze pakketreis “Discover Armenië” zijn Kristine en mezelf verheugd om onze eerste groepsreis naar Armenië aan jullie voor te stellen. Deze groepsreis zal doorgaan in april 2019. We weten dat vele mensen geïnteresseerd zijn om naar Armenië te komen en dat ook graag met een groep te doen.
Er zullen naar de toekomst meerdere groepsreizen volgen alsook met bijhorende data. De groepsreis in April zullen Kristine en mezelf persoonlijk begeleiden. De data voor de groepsreis in april is van 9 april tot 17 april
De grote meerwaarde van deze groepsreis is dat je Armenië zal ontdekken samen met locals. Daarnaast zal je de schoonheid van Armenië ontdekken weg van de gebaande toeristische paden.
De voertaal tijdens de reis zal overwegend Engels zijn. Daarnaast spreken Kristine en mezelf samen ook Nederlands, Frans, Duits, Spaans, Armeens en Russisch. Laat taal dus geen barrière zijn. Basiskennis van het Engels volstaat voor deze groepsreis.
*voor mensen die reizen vanuit België of Nederland, er is een rechtstreekse retour vlucht van Brussel naar Yerevan voor een economische prijs van 300 Euro voor de data van deze groepsreis, dus wacht niet te lang om vluchten te boeken* *je kan vanuit verschillende Europese luchthavens naar Yerevan vliegen, we halen je persoonlijk op los van uur van aankomst en vertrek* voor meer info over voorgestelde vluchten of transportmogelijkheden gelieve ons te contacteren
(deelnemers groepsreis – minimum 3 – maximum 12)
Hope to see you in Armenia
A lot of Greets,
Kristine and Jan
Schedule Group Travel (in English)
We are exploring Yerevan starting from Yerevan. We will stay in comfortable 3stars plus accomodation in the centre of Yerevan. All days we will have our personal transport with personal drivers who will pick us up and who will bring us to the locations and back.
(9-10 April arriving time in Yerevan)
Day 1 – exploring Yerevan – breakfast and lunch included (Wednesday 10 April)
Lunch together in a nice restaurant in Yerevan and getting to know the group
Walking and exploring Yerevan, visit Historical Museum Yerevan and other places in Yerevan and getting to Know the history of Armenia
Day 2 – Khor Virap and Noravank – breakfast and lunch included (Thursday 11 April)
pictures by AK Gallery
after the visit of Khor Virap on the way to the Noravank temple we will have lunch and wine tasting event
Day 3 – Geghard and Garni – breakfast and lunch included (Friday 12 April)
During this day we will visit of one the oldest remaining Pagan Temples in Armenia. Located in a beautiful gorge in the Armenian mountains, the Garni complex is a must visit. This beautiful temple is gracefully standing on a high plateau overlooking the Azat river Gorge. This complex is UNESCO world heritage and for sure this mystical place with its interesting history will speak to your heart.
pictures by AK Gallery
pictures Garni Gorge – photoshoot Kristine and Jan by Suren Manvelyan
after our visit of the Garni temple we will have lunch together in in a local restaurant and after drive further to the Geghard Monastery
Another must see while visiting Armenia is the complex of the Geghard Monastery. This complex is a true masterpiece of architecture. Located in a beautiful spot in the mountains this complex is totally excavated out of the mountains. For sure this mystical place will make a deep impression on you. Inside the complex there is also a sacred source. According to the legends in this place the lance of Longinus was kept for 5 centuries after being brought there from the holy land. That is also the reason this complex is called “the monastery of the holy lance”.
Day 4 – Sevan and Idjevan – breakfast and lunch included (Saturday 13 April)
Morning – Visit lake Sevan
after our visit of Lake Sevan we will have lunch in a restaurant near lake Sevan – we will taste the amazing fish from Lake Sevan overthere
Visit of waterfalls in region of Idjevan
leaving the paved tourist paths we will visit a magical and hidden place in the forests of Idjevan
Day 5 – Echmiadzin and Zvartnots – Breakfast, lunch and dinner included (Sunday 14 April)
+ evening dinner traditional Armenian BBQ and visit of future Golden Apricot Eco Village
Today we will visit Echmiadzin. Echmiadzin is considered to be the spiritual center of Armenia. In Echmiadzin we will will visit the St. Hripsime church, 618 A.D, one of the oldest standing churches in the world. We will also visit the Holy Echmiadzin – the world’s first Christian Cathedral built in 301-304. After we will take a 5 minutes drive and visit St Gayane Church. A guide will tell you about the history of this place.
(All the mentioned churches are included in the UNESCO heritage list)
after our visit of Echmiadzin we will have lunch in a local restaurant and after drive further to the magical Zvartnots Cathedral who is standing in front of the magical mountain of Ararat.
Zvartnots Cathedral meaning ‘celestial angels cathedral’is a 7th-century Armenian cathedral/temple complex built by the order of Catholicos Nerses the Builder from 643-652. Now in ruins, it is located at the edge of the city of Vagharshapat (Etchmiadzin) in Armavir Province of Armenia looking out on the holy mountain of Ararat
picture by AK Gallery
Evening – Traditional Armenian BBQ in future Golden Apricot Eco Village
After our trip to Echmiadzin and Zvartnots we will drive to the grounds where the future Golden Apricot Eco Village will be established
Together we will eat typical Armenian BBQ in the wonderful apricot gardens on the ground of the future Eco Village and we will explore the domain and enjoy the view and atmosphere and the magical view on Ararat overthere
Day 6 – Zorats Karer – Breakfast and lunch included (Monday 15 April)
picture AK Gallery
also called the Armenian Stonehenge
Zorats Karer also called Karahunj is a prehistorical archaeological site near the town of Sisian in the Syunik Province of Armenia. It is also know as the Armenian Stonehenge. But the interesting thing is that this region is predating the British Stonehenge with thousands of years.
Today we are going to explore this magical place. We are spending the whole day in this mystical region. The magic of this place is that you still can be close and touch the stones
During this day we will dive into the mysteries of this sacred place
Lunch in a local restaurant is included during the daytrip
Day 7 – free day to relax (Tuesday 16 April) – breakfast and dinner included
free day according to own desires with possibility to buy souvenirs or do another trip (we can help with that)
in the evening we will have dinner together in a Restaurant in Yerevan for our last evening with local dance and music
Day 8 – (Wednesday 17 April)
with a heart full of memories ending of this group journey
Price for this journey
- all nights in a shared 2-persons room with 2 single beds in 3 stars plus accommodation in the center of Yerevan
- breakfast and lunch included for all days except for last day which is a free day
- all tours mentioned included top comfort transport and personal English speaking guides
- guidance from Kristine and Jan (we will be guiding all trips together with other local guides)
- all day breakfast, 6 lunches in restaurants and 2 dinners in restaurants
- all entrance tickets during the trip
- wine tasting event
- traditional Armenian BBQ event
- event with local dance and music
- all transport
- high quality travel insurance for each participant – Europe Assistance
- free airport transfer
- main language during travel is English but we (Kristine and myself) speak English-Dutch-French-German-Spanish-Russian-Armenian
- you will be able to see and explore Armenia as a local
- and a lot more …
Hope to see you in Armenia
Kristine and Jan
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