Fam Trip to Armenia - March 2020
With extensions to Georgia and Nagorno Karabakh
Tuesday 10 March -
Sunday 15 March 2020
6 days with several extension options
Cost of trip: Free of charge for genuine product decision-makers but please allow £315 to cover international flights
Explore the vibrant capital city of Yerevan
See Mount Ararat - fabled resting place of Noah’s Ark
Have a taste Armenia’s traditions - make tolma and lavash and drink fine Armenian brandy
Discover ancient monasteries from the very beginnings of Christianity
Visit Etchmiadzin, the religious center for all the Armenians in the world
Explore the spectacular Khor Virap monastery
Visit Areni Cave to see the world’s oldest winery (6100 years old)
Explore stunning mountains, remote villages and lakes of the Caucasus
Day 1 Tuesday 10 March. Arrive Yerevan
Day 3. Thursday 12 March. Visit Khor Virap, Arpa Protected Landscape, Noravank Monastery, Areni Cave and Vernissage Market
Day 4. Friday 13 March. Geghard monastery, Garni Temple, the Symphony of Stones, Lake Sevan and Dilijan
Day 5. Saturday 14 March. Dilijan, Goshavank, Gosh Lake, Sanahin & Haghpat
If taking extensions, please see further below.
Day 2. Wednesday 11 March. Explore Yerevan & Etchmiadzin
A full day to explore this vibrant old city which has a fascinating mix of chic modern and traditional styles. On your city tour you’ll see the Republic Square, the Opera and Ballet Theatre reflecting both the early Russian and Soviet eras of occupation of Armenia. Yerevan experiences an extraordinarily high number of days of sunshine so you should catch a glimpse of Mount Ararat towering above the city - perhaps from the top of Cascade Monument. You’ll also visit the Cafesjian Museum of Modern Art and the Mother Armenia monument presiding over the city.
Day 6 Sunday 15 March. Depart Yerevan for return flight home
Transportation and accommodation as stated in each itinerary
Transfers from the airport to hotel and back to the airport
Professional English-speaking guide throughout the programme
All breakfasts, lunches and dinners
Master classes of preparing lavash, tolma and gata
Entrance tickets to sights listed in itinerary
International flight costs
Tips and portage
Services not mentioned as included
Georgia Extension (no supplement)
STATION ACCESS FAQ
Where is Accessible (ADA) parking available?
Accessible (ADA) parking is available in the Existing North Garage and the New South Garage.
Will there still be pedestrian access to BART from the corner of N. California and Ygnacio Valley Rd. (diagonal from Target) or will it be necessary to walk around the lots to reach the station?
Where can I drop off and pickup BART passengers?
Where can I get more information about garage construction and access?
Is construction parking allowed in the Existing North Garage or New South Garage?
Where can I park my bike?
Bike parking area is located near the Station Fare Gates.
How do I pay for parking in the Existing North Garage?
Click here for payment instructions.
Those opting for our extension to Georgia will continue from Dilijan after visiting Haghpat and Sanahin monasteries as outlined above.
Nagorno Karabakh Extension (£250)
Day 5. Sat 14 March. Night in Dilijan
Day 7. Mon 16 Mar. Explore Shushi, Hunot Canyon and Khdnzoresk; then drive to Goris
Day 8. Tue 17 Mar. Drive via Tatev Monastery & Karahunj to Yerevan
Day 9. Wed 18 March. Depart Yerevan for return flight home
You will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
Day 6. Sun 15 March. Drive via Noratus, Dadivank and Gandzasar to Stepanakert
Day 5. Sat 14 Mar. Night in Dilijan
Day 7. Mon 16 Mar. Smbataberd, Tsakhats Qar and Yerevan
Day 6. Sun 15 Mar. Mt. Artanish, Noratus, Selim Pass & Yeghegis
Day 8. Tue 17 Mar. Depart Yerevan for return flight home
You will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK