What we offer

Package “Discover Armenia”

Our first travel package for Armenia is ready and will be launched as from December 2018. In this 7 days package “Discover Armenia” delivered by “Golden Apricot Travel”* you will discover the best of Armenia.

the whole package and more details you can find both in the English and Dutch version by following link

https://www.onderweg.one/what-we-offer/

 

But first of all something more about the “undiscovered pearl” Armenia

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT ARMENIA?

Armenia has in the meanwhile on all personal levels became part of my heart. But what I am personally noticing when speaking about Armenia is that people mostly say “Armenia, I don’t know anything about it … “ And for me this answer says a lot … So what can I personally say about Armenia and how it feels for me? After visiting Armenia one day you will be able to say that you were one of the first to discover Armenia when it was not spoiled by mass tourism yet. Can you imagine the time Stonehenge was not so commercial and that you could still touch the stones? Well that is what Armenia can give you I personally feel. Armenia is a hidden pearl in the Caucasus with a lot of untouched pureness, sacred places, extremely friendly people, amazing food, … . And most of all it is extremely safe to travel in Armenia …

You feel the desire to explore Armenia? Then our package “Discover Armenia” is maybe what you need … We (my Armenian wife Kristine, myself and our Armenian partners) are here to deliver you the best circumstances for your future trip to Armenia.

You can order this package “Discover Armenia” and choose according to your own desires as we have different formulas for every budget in this package. You can also choose your own dates throughout the whole year according to your personal agenda in order to book this package. The best time for visiting Armenia and for this package is from early spring until late autumn. There are 3 kind of formulas in this package, “Economy”, “Deluxe” and “Super Deluxe”. More info about the different formulas you can find below.

The biggest advantage of this package from “Golden Apricot Travel”* is that you will be able to see the best of Armenia without having to arrange anything. So you can just relax and enjoy the beauty of Armenia. Another big advantage of this package as already mentioned is that it exists of 3 formulas which you can choose according to your budget and desires. The three formulas we offer are “Economy”, “Deluxe” and “Super Deluxe”.

(*Golden Apricot Travel is owned by my wife Kristine Uzunyan and myself, Jan Moeyaert. Golden Apricot travel has an official European statute and license for organizing travels)

Practical

All accommodation for sleeping in this package is situated in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. There is an international airport in Yerevan from where we will pick you up the moment you arrive and bring you back the moment you leave Armenia again. All accommodation will be arranged and for all trips during the 7 days you will be personally picked up and brought back to your accommodation. ***SPECIAL ACTION when booking before 31 December 2018 = free assistance with booking of flights***

 

“Discover Armenia” – GENERAL PACKAGE Details

Day 1

Arrival and free day in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia

Day 2 – Geghard and Garni

GARNI TEMPLE

During this day you 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.

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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”.

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Practical:

duration trip 4/5 hours

During this trip you will discover and feel the magic of this places. An English speaking guide will tell you more about the history of the complex during the trip. For this day trip you will be picked up and dropped of at the hotel you are staying in Yerevan. While driving to this places you will be able to enjoy the beautiful landscape on the way.

Day 3 – Echmiadzin and Zvartnots

ECHMIADZIN

Echmiadzin is considered to be the spiritual center of Armenia. Echmiadzin means a place where “the only begotten son of the God descended”.  In Echmiadzin you will visit the St. Hripsime church, 618 A.D, one of the oldest standing churches in the world. You will also be able to observe the Holy Echmiadzin – the world’s first Christian Cathedral built in 301-304. 5 minutes drive away from Echmiadzin you can find the 7th century church of St. Gayane that you will also be abe to visit.

after Echmiadzin you will visit the beautiful 7th century temple Zvartnots. (All the mentioned churches are  included in the UNESCO heritage list)

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ZVARTNOTS CATHEDRAL

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

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Day 4

Free day – according to own desires or book additional package – we deliver excursions to other places with or without personal driver – for info contact us

Day 5 – Khor Virap and Noravank

KHOR VIRAP

During this day you will visit Khor Virap and Noravank. Khor Virap is an Armenian monastery located in the Ararat plain in Armenia. The view on Ararat her is amazing. You will be able to visit the place and enjoy the amazing view on Ararat.

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NORAVANK

after Khor Virap you will drive further to Noravank. Noravank is a 13th century Monastery located 122 km from Yerevan in a beautiful gorge. It is a must see when visiting Armenia.

 

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Practical:

duration trip 9/10 hours

During this trip you will discover and feel the magic of this places. An English speaking guide will tell you more about the history of the places. For this day trip you will be picked up and dropped of at the hotel you are staying in Yerevan. While driving to this places you will be able to enjoy the beautiful landscape on the way. + lunch included in this daytrip

 

Day 6 – Sevan and Dilijan

Tsaghkadzor, Lake Sevan (Sevanavank), Dilijan (Haghartsin, Goshavank)

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Places you will visit this day

  • City of Tsaghkadzor – city of flowers – a small Olympic town not far from Yerevan, approximately an hour’s drive away. It is also called the Armenian Switzerland, as it is surrounded by dense mountain forests.
  • Lake Sevan. About one hour’s drive from the capital city of Yerevan you will be able to see the beautiful lake of Sevan. Sevan is situated at the height of 1900m above sea level and surrounded by a vast chain of mountains. During this trip you will visit the Sevan peninsula and the Sevananvank monastery and enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the lake from the top.
  • The city of Dilijan and the monastery of Gosh-Goshavank.
  • The monastery of Haghartsin, dating back to the 10th-14th centuries. The name is translated as “the play of the eagle”.

Practical:

duration trip 8/9 hours

During this trip you will discover and feel the magic of this places. An English speaking guide will tell you more about the history of the places. For this day trip you will be picked up and dropped of at the hotel you are staying in Yerevan. While driving to this places you will be able to enjoy the beautiful landscape on the way. Lunch included during this trip

Day 7

Free day – according to own desires or book additional package – we deliver excursions to other places with or without personal driver – for info contact us

 

NOTES

* The order of days can be changed when chosen for option group excursion or according to your personal desires

* For the free days there is possibility to make space for your own desired trips and is also possible to book extra excursions (additional price), we deliver packages to other destinations in Armenia like Tatev, Kharajunj, Amberd castle, … and we can deliver transportation with personal driver to all places in Armenia … for more info contact us …

PRICE AND DIFFERENT FORMULAS PACKAGE “DISCOVER ARMENIA”

The price range for package “Discover Armenia”

between 650 and 1300 Euro for a 7 days (8 nights) package including day trips mentioned above, all accomodation with breakfast included, free travel guide Armenia, personal assistance, …

the differation in price is based on the type of accommodation, single or double room and the possibility to take the excursions private or in group

“ECONOMY” price ranging from 650 – 800 Euro (stay in hostels with shared rooms /  private or group excursions)
“DELUXE” price ranging from 800 – 950 Euro (stay in comfortable pensions and hotels / private or group excursions)
“SUPER DELUXE” price ranging from 950 – 1300 Euro (stay in luxury accommodation based on 4 stars or more / private or group excursions)

(private means only the person or the group ordered participating in the excursion (including own transport with own driver), group means excursion in group with other people you don’t know)

BOOKING OR MORE INFO

Contact us with your personal preferences and we will deliver you an offer with exact prices, if wanted we can deliver extra tailor made packages on free days also

*** SPECIAL ACTION WHEN BOOKING BEFORE 31 DECEMBER 2018 ***

*FREE ASSISTANCE WITH BOOKING PLANE TICKETS TO YEREVAN*

Want to order this package or you have more questions? Let us know with how many people you are planning to travel and which formula your prefer and if you want private or group excursions. Contact us by mail to info@onderweg.one or jan.moeyaert@live.be or whatsapp 0032494850240. We will come back to you with a final price offer and more info about accomodation etc…

Hope to see you in Armenia

Greets from Armenia,

Kristine and Jan

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