Itinerary for FARs 2010 Young Professional Trip To Armenia And Nagorno Karabakh

And here it is. Our 2010 Itinerary, lots of exciting stops planned along the way. Tune in next week when we introduce all of them in detail. A glimpse into the future, "pre-living" the 2010 FAR Young Professional Trip on our blog.



-Arto (arto at farusa.org / far@farusa.org)



July 7th to 21st, 2010



July 7th - Depart from JFK to Vienna flight OS 88 at 5:50pm



(Alternative July 8th - Depart from JFK to Moscow flight SU 314 at 2:20pm)



July 9th - Arriving Yerevan via Moscow at 2:50pm, via Vienna at 4:45am. lodging at Golden Tulip Hotel.



July 10th - After breakfast visit FAR office. Depart to Garni (1st century) lunch then Geghard (13th century).



July 11th - Tour of Echmiadzin, St. Hripsime and St. Gayane churches, badarak in the Cathedral.



July 12th - Depart for Gumri visit FAR projects and the city. Overnight in Gumri: “Arax” Hotel.



July 13th - Depart for Sanahin and Haghbat (10th century) preserved by UNESCO, included in World Heritage List. Overnight in Dzoraget “Tufenkian” Hotel.



July 14th - Depart for Dilijan. Visit the peninsula on lake Sevan and the chapels of 12th century. Visit of the Dzaghgadzor winter resort.



July 15th - Site seeing of Yerevan, Genocide memorial, Matenadaran, St Gregory Church, the Cascade.



July 16th - Depart to Oshakan, Saghmosavank Ambert lunch in Ashtarak.



July 17th - Depart to Goris, make a stop in Khor Virap. After lunch visit Datev Monastery (12th century). Overnight in “Mirhav” Hotel in Goris.



July 18th - After breakfast depart to Stepanakert /Karabakh/ lodging at Hotel Yerevan. Visit Stepanakert . After lunch depart to Gandzasar Monastery.



July 19th - After breakfast visit Sushi town, lunch in Noravank Complex (12th century). Return to Yerevan, Check in at Golden Tulip Hotel.



July 20th - Visit Diaspora Minister. Free day for shopping or museum.



July 21st - Depart to the airport for NY via Vienna OS 642 at 5:40am or Moscow SU 192 at 7:00am. Arriving JFK via Vienna at 2:15pm or via Moscow at 5:00pm.



Total cost of the land package - $1,555 (single supplement +$450)



Includes: Double-occupancy hotel accommodation, air port transfers, all taxes, two meals per day in Yerevan, tree meals per day outside of Yerevan, entrance fees, and guided daily sightseeing.



Does not include: Visas (Armenia $8, Karabagh $11), gratuities, concerts. Air Fare: via Vienna $1,685/ via Moscow $ 1,100.



(Subject to change without notice in sequence of days and other adjustments)

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