BAKU "INDIGNANT" AT BRITISH SUNVIL TOUR TO KARABAKH
08.12.2007 14:09 GMT+04:00
/PanARMENIAN.Net/ British SUNVIL travel agent is launching a 10-day
tour to Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh. The agenda includes tours to
the ancient monastery, churches and museum complex of Echmiadzin,
the seat of the Supreme Patriarch-Catholicos of all Armenians,
to the Sardarapat Memorial celebrating the Armenian victory over
the Turkish invaders in 1918, to the spectacular and romantic 7th
century fortress of Amberd located 2300 meters above sea level in the
mountainous Ashtarak region. The 4th century Hovannavank monastery
complex, founded by St. Gregory the Illuminator will also be visited,
as well as the 13th century Saghmosavank, famous for it depository
It also includes a full day tour north to Lake Sevan at 1900 meters
above sea level with a visit to the 9th century Sevan Monastery and
then on to the beautiful mountainous region of Dilijan and a visit
to the romantic setting of the 11th century Monastery of Haghartsin.
Visit to the Museum of Natural History then on to the unique 1st
century Temple at Garni followed by the spectacular 4th-13th century
cave monastery of Geghard, considered by many to be superior of that
of Petra in Jordan, is also scheduled.
On Day 7, the tourists are supposed to set off to Stepanakert,
visiting the monasteries of Khor Virap and Noravank on the way. Then
through wooded mountains in what is considered to be the historically
richest part of Armenia with stops at the spectacular mountain top
monastery of Tatev (conditions allowing), at the town of Sissian and
the Shake waterfall. Continue on to the town of Shushi before arriving
in Stepanakert, the capital of Nagorno Karabakh.
Upon return to Yerevan the visitors will attend the House-Museum of
In response to Baku’s "indignation" at Karabakh tours via Armenia,
SUNVIL administration said the tourists themselves decide on the route.
Details of the tour and information about Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh
can be viewed on the agent’s web site.