Starting Time:10:00 Duration: 5-6 hrs
Tour Language: English-Russian Group Size:1-19 pax
Validity:01.04.2020 till 10.11.2020
Pick up from hotels located in the city center (per request)
New and comfortable vehicles with WIFI on board
A professional and knowledgeable friendly guide(English-Russian)
Refreshments during the tour (bottle of water, local sweet "Gatta")
Ropeway Entrance Fee
This special experience promises you a trip to the gorge of flowers, the city of Tsaghkadzor – 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.
According to tradition the fortress and flowerbed with most of the beautiful flowers were built by the order of Princess Pahlavuni. As the legend holds, once the flowers were torn from the princess’ garden and scattered over the land by the strong wind. That is why this destination is referred to as “the gorge of flowers” since it is blooming with an array of gorgeous plants. Many people visit Tsaghkadzor for its fresh air, which is known to have a countless number of health benefits. Additionally, it has become Armenia’s ski center during the winter months. Kecharis Monastery Complex of 11th century is also located here. It was founded by Pahlavuni princes.
The next stop is Lake Sevan that is only 30 minutes’ drive distance from Tsaghkadzor. It is known as a blue gem of the Armenian mountainscape. During the tour you will climb a flight of stairs to the Sevan peninsula – a pleasant work-out that will compensate itself with an unforgettable panoramic view of the lake from the top. We will also visit the monastery of Sevanavank, built by the princess Mariam to honor the life of her deceased husband in the 9th century. Sevanavank is also home to one of the most beautiful Amenaprkich (all savior) Khachkars of Armenia. This is one of the 13 rarest crosstones depicting Jesus.
After discovering historical landmarks, the most attractive part of the tour comes. You will have a chance to enjoy the blue waters of Sevan more closely during the boat trip.
For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.
Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.