The Christian Armenia Tour rolls Christmas, religious tourism and a ski vacation into an irresistible winter package. Experience the magic of Christmas in Yerevan. Glide down the snow-clad slopes of Tsaghkadzor Ski Resort. Tour the world’s first official church at Etchmiadzin, UNESCO-recognized Geghard Monastery, ancient Armenian capital at Khor-Virap Monastery and more as you learn the religious history of this ancient land.
Armenia became the first nation to adopt Christianity in 301 AD, and since then Orthodox traditions and an education based on Christian morality have defined the culture. Christmas in Armenia is celebrated on January 5th- 6th, the perfect time for tourists fascinated by the country’s religious atmosphere to visit cathedrals, monasteries, temples and churches at Etchmiadzin, Zvartnots, Garni, Geghard and Yerevan.
Arrive in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. You will be met by our driver for drop-off at the hotel, where check-in begins at noon. After a rest, your guide and driver will meet you at the hotel for a private city tour to the following sights:
In the morning, your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Yerevan to drive to the city of Vagharshapat, commonly known as Etchmiadzin (20km, 30min). Upon arrival, discover the following sights:
Continue driving to Khor-Virap in southeast Armenia, passing through green pastures on the way.
After breakfast, you’ll have a free morning at the resort to continue skiing.
Drive to Geghard (85km, 1hr 40min), where you’ll tour the following:
Good to Know: We can arrange this tour on any dates you wish between December-March.