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Hero City Shushi

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 5 day(s)
Group Size: 8 - 50 people
Destination(s): Armenia  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 280 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 280 Euro (EUR)

Tour Dates: May, 08 - 11.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Yerevan - Noravank - Areni - Tatev - Shoushi (360km). Arrival to Yerevan, meeting at "Zvartnots" International airport. Drive to Noravank monastery (13-14th c.) situated among amazing sheer rocks on the bench of a twisty gorge. On the way to the monastery breakfast in the Cave Restaurant with a spirit of mystery and antiquity. Excursion trough the Noravank monastery, which in 13th-14th c. became a residence of Syunik's bishops and cultural center of Armenia closely connected with many of the local seats of learning. On your way to Tatev monastery you will visit Areni church (14th c). The village of Areni is famous also for its excellent wine, which you are welcome to taste.

Tour to legendary Tatev monastery one of the finest in Armenia. To the monastery you will reach by Guinness world records longest (5.7km) cableway. Built in 895, the monastic complex consists of three churches of impressive sizes. In 14th c. Grigor Tatevatci based here the University of Tatev. Lunch at Tatev Monastery area. On the way to Shoushi, descending to Vorotan gorge you can see one more creation of the nature - Devil's bridge. This not made by hands structure astonishes by its perfection, moreover, from below the bridge is entirely covered by stalactite formations. Drive to Shoushi. Dinner in the restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Shushi - Stepanakert (40km). Breakfast at the hotel. Walking tour through the Shushi city. Highly in mountains as an eyrie is stretching the city-fortress of Shoushi with its history of two hundred years. One of the basic sights of the city is Shoushi fortress. The walls of a citadel which have almost completely kept up to now from the beginning of XVIII century were erected by the meliks (princes) of Varanda and subsequently, the leaders of nomadic Turkic tribes invited here. After connection of Karabakh to Russia there have been reconstructed by Russian military engineers before heroic defense of Shoushi in the Russian-Persian war of 1826. C

Continue tour with visiting Ghazanchetsots Monastery. Basic architectural dominant of Shoushi is one of the largest Armenian temples in the world - Church of Sacred Jesus Christ, called also Ghazanchetsots, with height about 50 meters. Built in 1888 from white limestone on the wide area in city center, it is skillfully decorated by the thinnest expressive groove. Sightseeing tour to Gorge Hunot-one of the most beautiful places in Karabakh. The rocky gorge in the extent more than three kilometers and depth almost 1000 meters, is covered by dense forests and represents a unique natural and historic-architectural complex. Lunch in the national restaurant with tasting of national Karabakhian dishes. Participation in the solemn events organized in Shoushi dedicated to the Victory Holiday, the Day of the Artsakh Republic Defense Army and the liberation of Shoushi. Dinner in the restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Shushi - Stepanakert (40km). Breakfast at the hotel. Walking tour through the Shushi city. Highly in mountains as an eyrie is stretching the city-fortress of Shoushi with its history of two hundred years, which became the symbol of tireless belief of Armenian people in future. Crystal-clear mountain air, soft climate, woody vicinities, sources of medical mineral water make Shoushi one of favorite vacation spots in Republic of Montainous Karabakh. One of the basic sights of the city is Shoushi fortress. The walls of a citadel which have almost completely kept up to now from the beginning of XVIII century were erected by the meliks (princes) of Varanda and subsequently, the leaders of nomadic Turkic tribes invited here.

After connection of Karabakh to Russia there have been reconstructed by Russian military engineers before heroic defense of Shoushi in the Russian-Persian war of 1826. Continue tour with visiting Ghazanchetsots Monastery. Basic architectural dominant of Shoushi is one of the largest Armenian temples in the world - Church of Sacred Jesus Christ, called also Ghazanchetsots, with height about 50 meters. Built in 1888 from white limestone on the wide area in city center, it is skillfully decorated by the thinnest expressive groove. Sightseeing tour to Gorge Hunot-one of the most beautiful places in Karabakh. The rocky gorge in the extent more than three kilometers and depth almost 1000 meters, is covered by dense forests and represents a unique natural and historic-architectural complex. Lunch in the national restaurant with tasting of national Karabakhian dishes. Visiting museum of history of Shoushi devoted to the military operation on liberation of Shoushi on 8th May, 1992. Participation in the solemn events organized in Shoushi dedicated to the Victory Holiday, the Day of the Artsakh Republic Defense Army and the liberation of Shoushi. Dinner in the restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Stepanakert - Azokh Cave - Gtchavank - Amaras - Tigranakert - Stepanakert (150km). Brakfast at the hotel. Drive to Azokh Cave. The cave, situated near the village of Azokh, is one of the most ancient and famous sites of the primitive man in the world. This habitation of the ancient man has many entries and exits, six big spaces like labyrinth, the biggest of which occupies the area of 3000 sq.km. Tour to Gtchavank Monasery. Gtchavank monastery is one of the medieval political and spiritual centuries of Artsakh known since the early Middle Ages. Drive to Amaras Monastery, which is one of the oldest Christian sites in the world and in Nagorno-Karabakh.

At the beginning of the 5th century Mesrop Mashtots, the inventor of the Armenian Alphabet, established in Amaras the first-ever school that used his script. Lunch. Continue tour to one of the remarkable architectural monuments of Karabakh, situated 18 km away from Martakert city, at the bottom of the mountain of Vankasar, was discovered by the archaeologists in 2006. Artsakh Tigranakert is one of the three cities of the same name built by order of the Armenian king Tigran the Great in the 1c BC. Return to Stepanakert. Dinner at the restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Stepanakert - Dadivank - Yerevan (350km). Brakfast at the hotel. Check out from hotel. Drive to Dadivank monastery (9-13th c.). Dadivank monastery is situated on the left bank of the river of Tartar, 100 km south from Stepanakert. This wonderful sample of the Armenian architecture amazingly harmoniously falls in with the surrounding nature. The church with its numerous constructions is situated at the foot of the mountain covered with forests and referred to the south. The monastery was founded by St. Dadi who was the disciple of Thaddeus the Apostle who spread Christianity in Eastern Armenia during the first century A.C. In June, 2007, the grave of St. Dadi was discovered under the holy altar of the main church. Lunch. Return to Yerevan.

Note: All tours contain colorful and artistic add-ins, but we do not provide further information about them.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- All transfers by program
- Accommodation in 3* hotel in DBL room
- Meals
- High-qualified guide-interpreter
- All entrance tickets
- Professional friendly driver
- Comfortable mini bus with climate-control system
- 24-hours tourist support.

Price Excludes:
- Air ticket
- Visa to Armenia
- Medical insurance (1.2$ per day).

Supplier Information
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Location: Armenia
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M19362 has entered the world of tour business with small but confident steps, and suggests its visitors a broad range of services. We are new to this business and we are proud of it, since we have fresh ideas and new approaches. We are full of energy and hope will infect you with our optimism and love towards Armenia....

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