Winter tours in Armenia
Winter holidays are a great opportunity to travel to ancient Armenia, visit its cultural and historical sights, learn about local traditions, get acquainted with wonderful hospitable people and taste the world famous Armenian cuisine.
The best places to visit in Armenia in winter
Armenia is special in its own way. A warm winter makes it possible to organize fascinating tours both in Yerevan and in its environs. Travelers of all age categories can spend interesting time here.
Yerevan in winter
It is recommended to start a trip around Armenia from the capital. Since the beginning of December winter Yerevan turns into a colorful festive city drowning in the New Year's lights of garlands which decorate all the streets, shops and restaurants. The city tour includes a visit to the Institute of Ancient Manuscripts Matenadaran. Here tourists can see centuries-old books and documents telling about Armenian and world history. There is the Cascade near the Matenadaran from where you can see a fabulous view of the whole city. You can get warm after visiting interesting museums, ancient churches and places of entertainment in one of the many cozy teahouses or coffee shops where guests will be pleasantly surprised by the hearty welcome and excellent service. Be sure to try the national Armenian cuisine, in particular a dish called "khash" which is usually eaten here in cold season.
Sightseeing in the vicinity of Yerevan
The must visit place during a trip to Armenia in winter is Ejmiatsin which is the spiritual center of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Here you can take part in the Christmas liturgy. Sculptures symbolizing the birth of Christ are installed on the territory of the church complex.
You need to visit the monastery of Khor Virap to admire the beauty of the snow-capped peaks of the
sacred Mount Ararat from the closest distance where the first Catholicos of All Armenians Gregory the Illuminator was imprisoned for 13 years.
It is also worth to visit in winter in Armenia the temple of Garni. Тhis is the only monument of paganism and Hellenism which survived on the territory of the country. The monastery complex Geghard partially carved in the rock is located close to Garni. Tours in Armenia include visiting many other cultural monuments that will help tourists to discover the history of this ancient country.
Those who prefer active recreation can go skiing and snowboarding in Armenia. Ski resorts in Tsaghkadzor, Jermuk and Sevan are excellent places for winter sports lovers. There is all the necessary equipment which will suit both professionals and beginners.
The prices of tours around Yerevan and its environs, visiting various places of interest and different kinds of entertainment are notable for their availability. That's why winter tours to Armenia are acceptable for tourists with any financial opportunities. You can spend a wonderful time here with the whole family, relax in health resorts, as well as make New Year and Christmas holidays unforgettable.