CILICIA, NEMRUT, CAPPADOCIA, WESTERN ARMENIA 9 DAYS
Combine a historical and cultural trip with a seaside holiday. Enjoy Cilician Armenia, discover Western Armenia, visit Nemrut and mysterious Cappadocia, enjoy a well-deserved vacation on the Mediterranean sea. During the visit, we will see Nemrut, Mush, Kars, Adana, Tigranakert-Diyarbekir, Aratsani, Araks, Euphrates, Tigris rivers, a number of legendary fortresses, ancient churches, historical places. We will have a rest on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea on a beach with golden sand. About 4 wonderful days are devoted to the seaside vacation, during which you can have interesting excursions to a number of historical sights of Cilician Armenia.
5:30AM, Arrival: 11:00PM, Starting point: 8 Tumanyan
Accommodation in 3+ and 4 star hotels (we can provide 4+ star high-class hotel on the beach, additional price is 140,000 AMD)
Transportation in new minibuses (up to 18 seats, Mercedes Sprinter/ Volkswagen Crafter)
2 meals in a day
Tour guide service in Armenian (English summaries also can be provided, for further information contact our office)
Entrance Fees for all sights.
– Visa Fee for Turkey,
– Travel Insurance,
– Additional tours.
DAY 1 | SWEET MUSH
We will pass along the shores of the Tsovakn Lake, taking the road to Mush. We will pass through the evergreen forests of Sarikamish, after which we will go to sweet Mush. We will visit the Saint Marine Church. Then, crossing the field of Mush, we reach the banks of the river Aratsani (Eastern Euphrates) and Surukh Bridge, the place where Gevorg Chavush fought his last battle.Passing Gyumri and Bavra, then Javakhk (Georgia)
Tsovakn Hyusiso (Childir) Lake
Mush: Old Armenian Quarter, St. Marine Church, Aratsani (Eastern Euphrates) River, Mush Valley, Sulukh BridgeDinner at Mush Overnight: Mush.
DAY 2 | THE OLD GODS
Passing through the legendary Khulp region of Sassoon, we will reach Tigranakert-Diyarbekir. After we will reach the Euphrates River, which feeds Mesopotamia and is one of the important rivers of Armenian civilization. The main, expected stop of the day is the mysterious Nemrut.Breakfast at hotel
Passage through Khulp (Sasun)
Diyarbekir-Tigranakert. St. Kirakos ChurchLunch in Diyarbakir
DAY 3 | THE GATES OF CILICIA
We will start our day with a visit to the fortress of Levonkla, after which we will go to the Mediterranean Sea, where the unrepeatable seashore awaits us.Breakfast at hotel
Levonkla (the view from the foot of the fortress)
Rest on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, Korykos, CiliciaDinner at hotel Overnight: Korykos.
DAY 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 | CILICIA
It is wonderful when you are relaxing on the golden sandy beach of the Mediterranean Sea, and when Korykos, one of the most powerful fortresses of Cilician Armenia, is right in front of you, on the island, the picture is perfect. During this time, you can not only relax, swim in the Mediterranean Sea, but also participate in excursions to various wonders of Cilician Armenia.Breakfast at hotel
Rest on the shore of the Mediterranean sea. Korykos, Cilicia
Korikos sea fortressLunch in hotel
Possibility of historical excursionsDinner at hotel Overnight: Korykos.
DAY 7 | MAGICAL CAPPADOCIA
In the morning, those who wish can once again swim in the Mediterranean Sea, after which we will already go to the magical Cappadocia, where we will see the masterpieces of nature and man. We will see rocks characteristic of Cappadocia, ancient castles, and you can use your free time to walk around Goreme, which is in the heart of Cappadocia. Those who wish can board the famous hot air balloons at sunrise and enjoy Cappadocia from the height of a bird's flight.Breakfast at hotel
Morning on the beach of the Mediterranean Sea
Cappadocia. tour in Goreme and Uchisar (those who wish can visit local museums, tickets not included)Dinner in Cappadocia Overnight: Cappadocia.
DAY 8 | HIDDEN TREASURES
After breakfast in the morning (those who want balloon flight leave at sunrise and return around breakfast) we will set off for Caesarea and Yerznka. In Caesarea, we will see the famous Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator, which is a functioning Armenian church. After Caesarea we will pass through Sebastia. From Sebastia we will go to Yerznka, where we will spend the night. Here we will also see the impressive Yerznka waterfall.Breakfast at hotel
Early morning air balloon flight in Cappadocia (fee not included)
Caesarea (Kayseri). Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator
Sebastia Ker BridgeLunch in Yerznka (Erzincan)
Yerznka multi-story waterfallOvernight։ Yerznka.
DAY 9 | KARS
On the way back from Yerznka, we will visit the bridge of Hoviv and the Araks river. The trip to Kars is special. The fortress of Kars dominates not only the city, but also the surrounding area. After overcoming the fortress of Kars, the panorama of the once miraculous Armenian city opens before you, where the suffering but powerful St Apostles Church has its unique place. And in Kars we will also visit Vardan's Bridge and House of Yeghishe Charents.Breakfast at hotel
Basen: Araks River and Hoviv BridgeLunch in Kars
Kars: Kars Fortress, St Apostle’s Church, Vardan Bridge, House of Yeghishe CharentsBack to Yerevan.