ANI, VAN, MUSH, KARS, ERZURUM, BERKRI, MOUNT ARARAT
Visit Western Armenia (nowadays Eastern Turkey) where You can discover rich Armenian cultural and historical heritage. 4 day tour to Western Armenia will let you visit and discover Ani, Van & Aghtamar, Erzurum, Mush, Kars, Bayazed, Berkri, Mount Ararat from “the other side”. Hamshen Tour is a professional travel agency focused on tours to Historical Armenia and our company is doing its best to provide quality service, the best in Armenia. We have English-speaking experienced guides (on demand).
5:00AM, Arrival: 11:00PM, Starting point: 8 Tumanyan
Accommodation in 3 and 4 star hotels
Transportation in new minibuses (15-18 people, Mercedes Sprinter/Volkswagen Crafter),
2 meals in a day (breakfast-lunch or breakfast-dinner),
Tour guide in Armenian or English (well-known Armenian Turkologists and Historians),
Entrance Fees for all sights,
Ferry ticket in Lake Van.
– Visa Fee for Turkey,
– Travel Insurance,
– Additional tours.
DAY 1 | Magnificent Ani and Kars
Tsovakn Hyusiso (Childir) Lake,
Kars: Kars Fortress, St Apostles Church, Vardan Bridge, House of Yeghishe Charents,
Ani: Cathedral, Honents, Abughamrents, Prkich Churches, Ani Walls, other places,Dinner in Kars Hotel in Kars.
DAY 2 | Sweet Mush
Basen: Araks River and Hoviv Bridge,
Erzurum (Karin): Armenian Church, Sanasaryan College, Erzurum Fortress,Lunch in Erzurum
Bingol (Byurakn) Mountains,
Aratsani (Eastern Euphrates) River, Mush Valley, Sulukh Bridge,
Mush: Old Armenian Quarter and St. Marine Church,Hotel in Mush.
DAY 3 | Van Dream
Nemrut (Van): Crater *,
Bitlis (Baghesh): Bitlis Fortress and Cross Stones of Por Village*,
Aghtamar Island, Holy Cross Church, Swimming in Lake Van,Lunch near lake – “Vana tarekh” (Van Fish)
Van: Van Cats, Van Fortress, Urartian Mausoleum, Mher’s Door,
Varagavank Monastery*,Hotel in Van or Berkri.
DAY 4 | Biblical Ararat
Daroink (Bayazed) Fortress,
Mount Ararat (passing by the slopes of the mountain),
Passing the city of Igdir, Araks River, Turkish-Armenian Border,Lunch in Kars Back to Yerevan.