Archaeological Tour to Armenia

9 days/8 nights
Small Group (2-13)
Any Date
Half Board
Age: 15+
Price:
1,177EUR
1,235EUR

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

  • Airport transfers
  • Half board (breakfast + lunch )
  • Accommodation in hotels 8 nights (double rooms with free WiFi)
  • All transfers in air-conditioned transport
  • Service of professional archeologist – guide for 8 days
  • 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 supplement118 EUR
  • 4* supplement72 EUR

GUARANTEED TOUR DATES

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Any date

from Yerevan
9
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Individual

Sep 18, 2019

to Yerevan

1,294 EUR

2+

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Tuesday

Sep 10, 2019

from Yerevan
9
days
Wednesday

Sep 18, 2019

to Yerevan

1,177 EUR

13

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Tuesday

Jun 16, 2020

from Yerevan
9
days
Wednesday

Jun 24, 2020

to Yerevan

1,177 EUR

13

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Tuesday

Sep 8, 2020

from Yerevan
9
days
Wednesday

Sep 16, 2020

to Yerevan

1,177 EUR

13

Spaces left
Book now
Any Day

Any date

from Yerevan
9
days
Individual

Sep 18, 2019

to Yerevan
Space left

2+

1,294 EUR

Tuesday

Sep 10, 2019

from Yerevan
9
days
Wednesday

Sep 18, 2019

to Yerevan
Space left

13

1,177 EUR

Tuesday

Jun 16, 2020

from Yerevan
9
days
Wednesday

Jun 24, 2020

to Yerevan
Space left

13

1,177 EUR

Tuesday

Sep 8, 2020

from Yerevan
9
days
Wednesday

Sep 16, 2020

to Yerevan
Space left

13

1,177 EUR

TRIP REVIEWS (3)

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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Janet Dunn

What did you like best in your trip? Liana at Arara did an amazing job to plan our trip.  We saw so much and had a great balance of ancient archaeological sites, medieval monasteries, days in the country and days to explore the city and do some shopping!  Our lunches were fabulous and plentiful!
What didn't you like in trip? Nothing-it was well planned and great!
What would you add to your trip? Possibly add to your information when booking hotels if a non-smoking room/floor is requested. Our first room in Yerevan wreaked of smoke and apparently a person in a neighboring room smoked several times during the night which somehow came into our room. We aren't used to that and it gave my roommate a bad headache and both of us had sore throats from the smoke. The hotel had no other rooms available for several days, but the cleaning staff tried to help us.
Guide: Ara was fabulous--so knowledgeable, and fun. He was a working archaeologist and a college professor so knew most of the workers and what was happening on the sites. She knew more about the artifacts in the museum than many of the guides! Ara always did a little extra to ensure we had a memorable time, including breaking into song inside old monasteries!! He was fluent in many languages. This trip (between our guide and driver) was like traveling with two friends or family.
Driver: He was the most considerate, kind gentleman who constantly was there to help us. He was always on time or early, was very safe, and helpful. Always went way beyond his job.
Car: The car was very comfortable,safe and reliable.
Hotels: Most were above expectations. Once when we were out in the country for one night only, we stayed in a place that wasn't as good. It was clean and comfortable but the owners were very abrupt and not helpful. We had to trudge our suitcases through rain and potholes to a different building, up stairs and breakfast was skimpy. ALL the other places were wonderful, good breakfasts, clean and working facilities.
Would you recommend our company to your friends? I would and have. Excellent job!  Thank you for making our trip so memorable and perfect.
09.08.2016
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WHY BOOK WITH ARARA

OWN AGENCY IN ARMENIA AND GEORGIA

With an agency 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.

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.

3000+ SATISFIED CLIENTS PER YEAR

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

TRIP ACCOMMODATION

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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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