|· Traces of pre-historic civilisations, numerous antic fortresses and temples
· Ancient trade routes of the Great Silk Road
· Following the traces of Strabon and Marco Polo
· The ancient trade centres - Dvin, Armavir, Artashat
· The stone witnesses of the Great Silk Road - Selim, Aruch and Talin caravan-sarays
· The mute evidences of different civilisations
Forgotten Trails - Silk Road Tour top |
Start and finish of the tour: in Yerevan.
Accommodation: hotels in Yerevan and Gyumri, private house in Odzun, guest house near Sevan, hotel "Basen" in Sisian .
Day 6: Dilijan, Goshavank monastery complex (10-13thcc.),
lunch, Haghartsin (10-13th cc), Lake Sevan, peninsula, Sevan
Monastery (9-13thcc.). Noradouz medieval khachkars field (9 -17th
cc.). Dinner and overnight at the guest house near Lake Sevan.
Day 1-2: Arrival at Zvartnots airport. Time for leisure.
Museum of History. Lunch at the restaurant. City tour. Erebuny
fortress and museum (782 BC). Dinner, overnight at the hotel in
Day 3: Etchmiadzin, Cathedral (303AD), St Gayane (630AD)
Ethnographic museum in Sardarapat, lunch. St.Hripsime (618AD)
churches, Zvartnots (643AD). Dinner, overnight at the hotel in
Day 4: Aruch (7th cc.) church and caravansary, Mastara (5th
cc.), Harichavank (7-13th cc.), lunch-picnic. Gyumri. Marmashen
(10-11th cc.). Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Gyumri.
Day 5: Kobayr (12 -13th cc.) Haghpat (10 -13th cc.)
lunch-picnic, and Sanahin (10 -13th cc.) monastery complexes, Odzun
temple (6th c.). Dinner and overnight at the private house in Odzun.
Day 7: Lake Sevan, Selim pass and caravan-saray (10-15th
cc.), Yeghegis village, Zorats church (14th c.), Gndevank (10th c.),
Sisian. Dinner and overnight at the hotel "Basen" in
Day 8: Karahunge ancient observatory (5 mil. BC), Khndzoresk
ancient village in caves (I mil. BC), lunch at the restaurant in
Goris. Tatev monastery complex and university (9-13th cc.). Dinner
and overnight in the cottages of the tourist base in Sisian.
Day 9: Sisian, Tanahat monastery complex (13th c), Gladzor
university. Noravank (13-14th cc.), lunch-picnic. Khor-Virap (4th
c.). Artashat ancient trade center. Dinner, overnight at the hotel
Day 10: Matenadaran - institute and museum of medieval
manuscripts. Geghard (4-13th cc), lunch-picnic, Garni pagan temple
(1st c.). Museum of S.Paradjanov. Parting dinner, overnight at the
hotel in Yerevan.
Day 11: Transfer to the airport. Departure.