Archaeological Tour to Armenia

9 days/8 nights
Small Group (2-13)
Any Date
Half Board
Age: 15+
Price:
1,391USD
1,460USD

The Highlights of the Tour

Visit the main archeological sites of the country Plunge into the ancient times and learn about the findings of Chalcolithic, Bronze Age and the Middle Ages Have a look at the remains of the oldest winery in the world Explore ancient petroglyphs Have a look at the cuneiform inscription belonging to Urartian kings Explore Echmiadzin Cathedral - the mother church of Armenian Apostolic Church and one of the oldest cathedrals in the world
Areni Cave - Petroglyphs

ITINERARY

Introduction

Archaeological Tour to Armenia will lead you to the most important archaeological sites. You will learn about valuable finds and exhibits, visit the historical places of the country. This tour is created for anyone who is interested in archaeological excavations and wants to learn more about the centuries-old history of the country. Together with AraraTour you will have an unforgettable journey through time!

Day 1 - Arrival - City tour around Yerevan

Day 2 - Metsamor - Echmiadzin - Shengavit

Day 3 - Geghard - Garni - Erebuni

Geghard - Garni - Erebuni
The third day begins with a tour to Garni and Geghard. Cave monastery of Geghard is an example of medieval Armenian architecture of the 13 th century and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. After a trip to the monastery, the tour continues to the village of Garni, where the temple Garni built in the Hellenistic style in 76 AD is located. In the village of Garni we will organize a delicious lunch, after which we are going to visit the Museum of History of Yerevan. Crossing the threshold of the museum, you will begin an exciting and unforgettable journey through time. It offers different exhibits and valuable archaeological finds that were discovered during excavations of the fortress of Erebuni. Leaving the museum, you can buy some copies of various exhibits and take home not only unforgettable memories but also some pieces of cultural peculiarities of Armenia. Near the museum the remains of the Erebuni fortress are located. You’ll see how people lived in 782 BC, as well as walk through the different rooms of the fortress.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 - Khor Virap - Artashat - Noravank - Areni

Day 5 - Tatev - Karahunj - Hermon

Day 6 - Muradsar - Hermon

Day 7 - Selim Pass - Lchashen - Yerevan

Day 8 - Agarak - Oshakan

Day 9 - Departure

Transfer to the airport, departure

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

The tour price includes

  • Private airport transfers according to your flight information
  • Half board (breakfast + lunch )
  • Accommodation in hotels 8 nights (double rooms with free Wi-Fi)
  • All transfers in air-conditioned transport (vaccinated drivers)
  • Service of professional archeologist – guide for 8 days (vaccinated guide)
  • All admission fees
  • 1 bottle (0,5 litre) of water per day per person

The tour price doesn't include

  • Flights (available upon request)
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa Fee
  • Single supplement139 USD
  • Additional night71 USD
  • 4* supplement85 USD

GUARANTEED TOUR DATES

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Private tour

Any date

from Yerevan
9
days
Individual

Sep 18, 2019

to Yerevan

1,529 USD

2+

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Private tour

Any date

from Yerevan
9
days
Individual

Sep 18, 2019

to Yerevan
Space left

2+

1,529 USD

TRIP REVIEWS (4)

Guido B.

Good morning Tatev!! I really enjoyed my stay and I am fascinated by your country and culture. Undoubtedly wonderful! I have very much appreciated the service provided by you and Ara: really very good professional service! I have already some friends asking suggestions since would like to visit and will share your contact

Review on Tripadvisor

07.06.2021
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Janet Rounds Dunn

My nephew, Daniel, my friend, Diane, and I took an amazing archaeological tour of Armenia this Sept 2016. Arara's Liana Levonyan arranged this most perfect private tour for us, providing our multi-talented guide, Armine and dear driver, Andrinak.
Armine is a working archaeologist and college professor (not to mention a singer/songwriter) who personally worked on most of the sites we visited. She explained in meaningful detail what we were seeing and her professional theories - connecting the importance of ancient Armenia to the development of our western world. Andrinak, a former engineer, was so professional; knowing shortcuts, more "comfortable" routes, provided help for us over rocks and up steep hills, and ensured the car was clean and comfortable. These two quickly became our teachers, treasured friends and family to us.
We saw sites and evidence of huge, walled prehistoric cities, many Iron Age civilizations, artifacts in national and local museums, burial sites of beloved warriors and kings, rock pictographs, 11th and 12th century monasteries and early Armenian churches. We spoke with archaeologists who were currently working on the sites and even jumped down into graves and pits for closer, first-hand looks! Truly a once in a lifetime experience for us!
Hotels and staff were great and food was delicious and abundant. We left our trip in love with this beautiful, historic land and its people.
18.09.2016 
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Ilona Gajdikova

Dear Liana, thank you, I am back in Iraq fully immersed in work :D
Once more thank you very much for the really perfect organization and your great communication. I was really impressed by your professionalism and as it was just second time in my life I asked somebody else to prepare my holiday, for sure I am happy I made such a good choice with your agency!
I enjoyed my holiday and I really appreciated Levon as a guide because he is a wonderful source of information!
I will do my best to come back to you with more detailed feedback soon, when I will find more time to focus on it.
I wish you many satisfied clients!

Warm regards and all the best,

Ilona
13.06.2018
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WHY BOOK WITH ARARA

OWN AGENCY IN ARMENIA AND GEORGIA

With agencies operating in Georgia, we are able to provide clients with the best price and quality services.

CENTRAL LOCATED HOTELS

We choose only the best hotels located in the city center close to the main sights.

GUIDES WITH 5+ YEAR EXPERIENCE

We work only with professional guides and guides who have experience in tourism for more than 5 years. All our guides are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

THE BEST PRICE IN THE MARKET FOR HIGH-QUALITY SERVICE

With Arara you book at first hand from a qualified local Armenian agency. Avoid surcharges applied by intermediaries and save money!

LICENSED AIR CONDITIONED TRANSPORT

We provide our tourists with comfortable air-conditioned transport. All our drivers are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

3000+ SATISFIED CLIENTS PER YEAR

Every year we get a great number of positive feedback from our clients.

TRIP ACCOMMODATION

Cascade (Yerevan)

LucyTour

Goris

PACKING CHECKLIST

Documents:

Passport, flight ticket (printed or electronic), insurance, visa (if required)

First aid kit:

bandaids / plasters, special medicine or drugs in permanent use, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, lip balm

Essentials:

Credit/debit cards, cash (cards can be used in city, cash in regions), moneybelt, laptop/tablet/phone, chargers, camera with extra memory cards and batteries, outlet adapter

Dressing:

There are no restrictions regarding clothes; scarf or shawl is advisable for churches (obligatory in Georgia for women)

Spring / Autumn:

long pants/jeans, long sleeve blouses, light raincoat, jacket, comfortable waterproof shoes, umbrella

Summer:

T-shirts, shorts, long sleeve blouses for evening, sandals, umbrella, sun protection, sun glasses, sunhat

Winter:

Warm coat, warm wool sweater, long warm trousers, long boots (waterproof), scarf, gloves

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