Day 1: Yerevan - Kars. Depart from Yerevan; Lunch on the way. The road: Yerevan, Akhltskhe, Vale, Posof, Artahan, Kars. Pass two borders: Armenian - Georgian, Georgian - Turkish. Dinner. Overnight in Kars.
Day 2: Kars - Van. Breakfast served. Kars – is a town that is dominated by the ruins of the ancient castle, sits at the top a rocky hill overlooking Kars and St. Arakelots Cathedral, Cathedral of theHoly Apostles (10th century), Armenian Old Houses and Kars Museum with the wide collection of antiquities; Lunch; Ani. Today the great City of Ani is in ruins... a ghost town, a mere shadow of the once world-renowned splendor of 1,000 years ago; can attract us even today; panoramic view of Mt. Ararat from the Western Armenia; City tour in Igdir: with its high mountain ranges, remote plateaus, plains splashed with color, and some of the best architecture within, this region brings history to life; City tour in Dougbayazid - it was settled by Armenians in the Daroynk Fortress, emanated lava of Tondrouk; Berkri waterfall. Dinner near waterfall; Lake Van, the first meeting with it in front of Lim Island. Overnight in Van.
Day 3: Van. Breakfast served. Van-Tushpa one of the ancient and important capitals of Great Armenia in the second millennium B.C., ancient fortress of Van Kingdom, visiting the museum of VAN, ancient town and water canals area, Mher’s Door - with the famous Urartian cuneiform inscription; Varagavank; Archak Lake. Driving to Haykaberd - "Armenian Fortress", Lunch in the territory of fortress. Free time in the town. Dinner. Overnight in Van.
Day 4: Van - Mush. Breakfast served. Akhtamar the volcanic isle; on which only the majestic Holy Cross Church has survived and has been renovated; every place with a breathtaking view of Lake Van as it has been said “Van is in this “World–Paradise is in the Next”; Lunch - the tasting famous fish "Tarekh" from Lake Van, depart from Van to Mush the center of both Paganism and Christianity in Historical Armenia; Mt. Nemrut one of the most impressive worshipping grounds/connected with the weather and time. Bitlis is located on the most important pass in the eastern Taurus Mountains, the city itself fanning upward like an amphitheater from the river vale/a short visit. Dinner. Overnight in Mush.
Day 5: Mush - Erzrum. Breakfast served. Walking in the Mush valley, Sulukh bridge- with 12 arches and Meghraget; St. Karapet church: originally it was a big and beautiful 4the monastery; but if you hope to experience this unrepeatable monastery let's muster up our courage to do it. Fortress of Khnus. Lunch on the way, Varto Karliov, Erzrum, Tercan Apranits the unique Khachkars with high of about 6.40 meter. Dinner. Overnight in Erzrum.
Day 6: Erzrum – Kars. Breakfast served. In the town of Erzrun-Karin visiting Armenian Church, Fortress - one of the important remains from the period of Byzantine is the well preserved a fortress city that has been a military bastion since Roman times; Old Houses; Market, the fortress of Basen. Lunch on the way. The Sheapherd’s bridge the confluence of Araqs and Mourad (Aratsani) rivers. Dinner, Overnight in Kars.
Day 7: Yerevan. Breakfast served. Pass two borders: Turkish - Georgian, Georgian - Armenian. Arrive to Yerevan.
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