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Routes 1-2 are organized from March 15 to November 15

Route 3 is organized from April 15 to October 15

Monday

  • Route: Khor Virap – Noravank – Jermuk – Areni (winery)

    Start time: 09:00

    Duration: 10-11 hrs

    Price: 24 EUR

    By choosing this route, you will go to the province of Ararat and visit one of Armenia’s major landmarks – the monastery of Khor Virap. It was here in the royal prison where for a long time suffered the founder of Christianity in Armenia – Gregory the Illuminator. From this place opens the most breathtaking view to Mount Ararat. Your way will continue to the valley of red rocks to Noravank monastery complex built in XIII-XIV centuries. At the territory of the monastery, you will see the unique examples of Armenian cross-stones – khachkars. The next stop is the resort town of Jermuk famous for its healing mineral waters. At the end of the day, you will visit the famous wine factory in Armenia – “Areni”. Here will be organized an excursion around the factory as well as wine tasting.

  • Route: Saghmosavank – Monument of the Armenian alphabet – Amberd – barbecue picnic** Karmravor – Oshakan

    Start time: 10:00

    Duration: 6-7 hrs

    Price: 18 EUR

    By choosing this route, you will go to Aragatsotn region and visit Saghmosavank Monastery built in 1215. The monastery is located in a picturesque place on the slopes of the gorge of the River Kasakh. Next, you will see the monument to the Armenian alphabet which was founded 9 years ago in honor of the 1600th anniversary of the Armenian alphabet. Your next stop is Amberd fortress, located on the southern slope of Mount Aragats (the highest mountain in Armenia). The tour will continue to the small church of Karmravor belonging to the VII-th century, and then to the village of  Oshakan – the homeland of the creator of Armenian Alphabet, Mesrop Mashtots.

     

  • Route: Akhpat – live folk songs – Sanahin – Odzun- (church, mysterious obelisk, national interactive dances) -“Gntunik” bakery

    Start time: 09:00

    Duration: 11 hrs

    Price: 24 EUR

    The tour will begin with a trip to the northern part of Armenia, where is located one of the most significant monuments of medieval Armenia – Haghpat Monastery. It is situated in the canyon of the River Debet and is surrounded by beautiful nature and forested mountains. The monastery was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List (1996) due to its exceptional value as an example of church architecture of its time. Then the tour will continue to the monastery of Sanahin located not far away at a distance of 15 km from Haghpat. It is assumed that Sanahin as well as Akhpat was constructed for X-XIII centuries. It is also the object of UNESCO. This day you will also visit the village Odzun and see Odzun Monastery of the VI-th century. In the town of Aparan, you will visit one of the most famous bakeries in the country – “Gntunik”, here reigns colorful atmosphere and those who wish can buy delicious national bread and other baked goods.

     

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Tuesday

  • Route: Noravank – Tatev – Karahunj (Zorats Qarer)

    Start time: 09:00

    Duration: 13-14 hrs

    Price: 36 EUR

    The tour will begin with a trip to the monastery of Noravank, located in a picturesque place on the ledge of the gorge surrounded by steep red cliffs. The monastery was built in the XIII-XIV centuries. The Church of St.Astvatsatsin which is a part of the complex is considered the last masterpiece of Armenian sculptor Momik. At the territory of the monastery, you will see the unique examples of Armenian cross-stones – khachkars which are included in the UNESCO heritage list. Next you will drive to Tatev – the gem of Armenian medieval architecture. You can reach the monastery by the cable car which is the longest in the world and is included in the Guinness Book of Records. The last excursion will be held around the ancient megalithic complex Karahunj (Armenian Stonehenge).

  • Route: Khor Virap – Noravank – Stepanakert (overnight in hotels *** “Heghnar”, “Armenia” or “Valex Garden”)

    Start time: 09:00

    Duration: 3 days/ 2 nights

    Price: 155 EUR (“Heghnar” Hotel)

                 175 EUR (“Armenia” or “Valex Garden” Hotels)

    By choosing this route, you will go to the province of Ararat and visit one of Armenia’s major landmarks – the monastery of Khor Virap. It was here in the royal prison where for a long time suffered the founder of Christianity in Armenia – Gregory the Illuminator. From this place opens the most breathtaking view to Mount Ararat. Your way will continue to the valley of red rocks to Noravank monastery complex built in XIII-XIV centuries. The Church of St.Astvatsatsin which is a part of the complex is considered the last masterpiece of Armenian sculptor Momik. At the territory of the monastery, you will see the unique examples of Armenian cross-stones – khachkars which are included into the UNESCO heritage list. Next you will have a long and fascinating journey to Nagorno-Karabakh – a picturesque region in the eastern part of the Armenian highlands. Here you will have an excursion around the capital of the region – Stepanakert. The next day you will return to Yerevan.

     

  • Route: Bjni (church, optional walking to fortress) – Tsaghkadzor (Kecharis, Ropeway*) – new church of Abovyan – “Kotayk” beer factory

    Start time: 10:00

    Duration: 6-7 hrs

    Price: 16 EUR

    The tour will begin with a trip to Kotayk region to Bjni town. It is famous for its mineral springs, the water of which is widely used for medicinal purposes and is exported abroad. Here you will visit the ancient church, and those who wish will be able to walk up to the castle of the XI century -the birthplace of Armenian princes Varazhuni, and then later of the princes Orbeli-Orbelian. The tour will continue to Tsakhkadzor – a popular resort town, which is beautiful in any season, but is especially attractive to tourists in the winter due to the excellent conditions for skiing. Here you will visit the monastery of Kecharis built in XI-XIII centuries. Here you will be able to take a cable car and enjoy the beautiful nature from high (optional). The tour will end with a the trip to Abovyan town, where you will visit a new church, as well as take a tour around the brewery “Kotayk”.

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Wednesday

  • Route: GarniGeghardmasterclass on lavash baking

    Start time: 10:00

    Duration: 4-5 hrs

    Price: 18 EUR

    By choosing this route you will head to the village of Garni where is located the only surviving example of the Hellenistic architecture in the region – the temple of Garni. Nearby is located unique creation of Armenian architecture –rock monastery of Geghard the part of which is carved in the rock. It was first founded in the IV century but got its modern form in the XIII-th century after the reconstruction. In Garni village, you will have an opportunity to take part in the master-class of Armenian national bread lavash baking. It is included in the list of UNESCO Intangible Heritage.

  • Route: the tour around Stepanakert (the history museum, the market) – Gandzasar – Tigranakert – Fortress of Askeran – Stepanakert (overnight)

    Start time: 09:00

    Duration: 3 days/ 2 nights

    Price: 155 EUR (“Heghnar” Hotel)

                 175 EUR ( “Armenia” or “Valex Garden” Hotels)

    The tour will start with a long and fascinating journey to Nagorno-Karabakh – a picturesque region in the eastern part of the Armenian highlands. Here you will have an exciting excursion around the capital of the region – Stepanakert. This day you will also visit one of the most outstanding monuments of Armenian culture of the X-th cent. – Gandzasar Monastery. This acting monastery is located in the picturesque place on the bank of the River Khachen. The word «gandzasar» is translated from Armenian as «the mountain of hidden treasures”. It is said, that it was named after the hill that the locals called “gandzasar” due to the silver mines found in it. The next excursion will be held in the ancient Armenian town Tigranakert, founded in the I century BC by the ruler Tigran II. The excursion around Nagorno-Karabakh will end with the visit to Askeran Fortress located at the southern outskirts of Askeran town. The overnight will be in Stepanakert.

  • Route: Aruch – Marmashen – Gyumri (city tour, folk live music)

    Start time: 10:00

    Duration: 8-9 hrs

    Price: 20 EUR

    The tour will begin with a trip to the village of Aruch located 50 km away from Yerevan. Here is located one of the largest churches in Armenia – St. Gregory Cathedral. Next tour stop – Marmashen monastery, built in the X-XIII centuries. The monastery was built of red tuf and amazingly looks at the background of picturesque nature. The last excursion will be held around Gyumri – the second largest city in Armenia.

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Thursday

  • Route: Sevan – Noratus – Ayravank – national dance performance – Sevanavank

    Start time: 10:00

    Duration: 6-7 hrs

    Price: 18 EUR

    By choosing this route, you will go to Lake Sevan – the pearl of Armenian nature and one of the highest fresh water lakes in the world. Here you will go up the Sevan peninsula and visit the monastery of Sevanavank. Despite its modest architecture, the monastery looks majestically at the background of surrounding nature. From the hill opens the picturesque view to the lake and surrounding beauties.  The next excursion will be held on the unique cemetery of khachkars located in Noratus village. It is a true open-air museum and the largest cemetery of khachkars in Armenia. This day you will see Hayravank Monastery located on a beautiful hill with a picturesque view to Lake Sevan.

  • Route: Shushi (Ghazanchetsots) – Tatev (rope-way) – Areni (wine factory)

    Start time: 09:00

    Duration: 3 days/ 2 nights

    Price: 155 EUR (“Heghnar” Hotel)

                 175 EUR ( “Armenia” or “Vallex Garden” Hotel)

    The tour will start with a long and fascinating journey to Nagorno-Karabakh – a picturesque region in the eastern part of the Armenian highlands. Here will be held an interesting excursion around the ancient town-fortress Shushi – the important cultural center of Karabakh. After the return from Nagorno-Karabakh, you will drive to Tatev – the gem of Armenian medieval architecture. You can reach the monastery by the cable car which is the longest in the world and is included in the list of Guinness. At the end of the day, you will visit the famous wine factory in Armenia – “Areni”. Here will be organized an excursion around the factory as well as wine tasting.

     

  • Route: Areni (wine factory) – Tatev (cable way) – Khdzoresk

    Start time: 09:00

    Duration: 13-14 hrs

    Price: 36 EUR

    This day you will head to the famous wine village of Armenia – Areni, where will be held a tour around the local winery. You will get acquainted with the process of wine production in Armenia and taste the local wine sorts. The tour will continue to Tatev – the gem of Armenian medieval architecture. You can reach the monastery by the cable car which is the longest in the world and is included in the list of Guinness book of records. The last excursion of the day will be in the unique cave town Khndzoresk located on the slopes of the deep gorge not far from Goris

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Friday

  • Route: Khor Virap – Noravank – ancient cave (“Birds-Cave”) – Areni (winery)

    Start time: 9:00

    Duration: 8-9 hrs

    Price: 20 EUR

    By choosing this route, you will go to the province of Ararat and visit one of Armenia’s major landmarks – the monastery of Khor Virap. It was here in the royal prison where for a long time suffered the founder of Christianity in Armenia – Gregory the Illuminator. From this place opens the most breathtaking view to Mount Ararat. Your way will continue to the valley of red rocks to Noravank monastery complex built in XIII-XIV centuries. At the territory of the monastery, you will see the unique examples of Armenian cross-stones – khachkars. At the end of the day, you will visit the famous wine factory in Armenia – “Areni”. Here will be organized an excursion around the factory as well as wine tasting.

  • Route: GarniGeghardmasterclass on lavash baking

    Start time: 10:00

    Duration: 4-5 hrs

    Price: 18 EUR

    By choosing this route you will head to the village of Garni where is located the only surviving example of the Hellenistic architecture in the region – the temple of Garni. Nearby is located unique creation of Armenian architecture –rock monastery of Geghard the part of which is carved in the rock. It was first founded in the IV century but got its modern form in the XIII-th century after the reconstruction. In Garni village, you will have an opportunity to take part in the master-class of Armenian national bread lavash baking. It is included in the list of UNESCO Intangible Heritage.

  • Route: Alphabet Alley – Aragats Mount (Kari Lake) – Amberd – “ArmAs” winery

    Start time: 9:00

    Duration: 6-7 hrs

    Price: 16 EUR

    The tour will begin with a trip to the monument of the Armenian alphabet which was founded 9 years ago in honor of the 1600th anniversary of the Armenian alphabet. Your next stop is Amberd fortress, located on the southern slope of Mount Aragats (the highest mountain in Armenia, the height of the northern summit is 4090 m). On the slopes of the mountain, you will see a beautiful Kari Lake, located at an altitude of 3207 m above sea level. The day will end with a tour around the winery, “Armas”.

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Saturday

  • Route: Tsakhkadzor (Kecharis,  Ropeway*) – Sevan – Dilijan (Goshavank, Haghartsin) – Ijevan winery

    Start time: 10:00

    Duration: 9 hrs

    Price: 22 EUR

    The tour will begin with a trip to Tsakhkadzor – a popular resort town, which is beautiful in any season, but is especially attractive to tourists in the winter due to the excellent conditions for skiing. Here you will visit the monastery оф Kecharis built in XI-XIII centuries. The trip will continue to Lake Sevan – the pearl of Armenian nature and one of the highest fresh water lakes in the world. Here you will go up the Sevan peninsula and visit the monastery of Sevanavank. Despite its modest architecture, the monastery looks majestically at the background of surrounding nature. From the hill opens the picturesque view to the lake and surrounding beauties. The last excursion will be held in the resort town of Dilijan, famous for its magnificent nature and pure filled with pine aromas the air. Here you will hike to the monasteries of Goshavank and Haghartsin. The day will end with a tour around Ijevan winery.

  • Route: Areni (wine factory) – Tatev (cable way) – Shaki Waterfall

    Start time: 09:00

    Duration: 13-14 hrs

    Price: 36 EUR

    This day you will head to the famous wine village of Armenia – Areni, where will be held a tour around the local winery. You will get acquainted with the process of wine production in Armenia and taste the local wine sorts. The tour will continue to Tatev – the gem of Armenian medieval architecture. You can reach the monastery by the cable car which is the longest in the world and is included in the list of Guinness book of records. The last excursion of the day will be to Shaki Waterfall – a unique highlight of the Armenian nature, the waters of which fall from the height of 18 meters.

     

  • Route: Tbilisi City Tour (main sights of old and new city, cable car ride)

    Start time: 8:30

    Duration: 14-15 hrs

    Price: 28 EUR

    This route offers a fascinating city tour around the capital of Georgia – bright and hospitable Tbilisi. You will visit the most famous sights of the capital as well as have a ride by cable car to the ancient fortress Narikala. From the top of the hill opens an amazing view of the city – this is the best place for memorable photos.

     

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Sunday

  • Route: Echmiadzin (Hripsime, Gayane, The Cathedral) – Ruins of Zvartnots Temple

    Start time: 10:00

    Duration: 4-5 hrs

    Price: 16 EUR

    The tour will begin with a trip to the town of Echmiadzin – the religious center of all Armenians. Here you will visit Echmiadzin Cathedral – the first Christian church in the world, built in 301 after the adoption of Christianity in Armenia. The cathedral is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will also visit the temples of martyrs, Gayane and Hripsime. Not far from the town  are located the ruins of Zvartnots temple – another UNESCO object in Armenia. Once the temple was such a magnificent creation, that the Byzantine emperor invited the chief builder to his land with a request to erect a similar creation.

  • Route: Tsakhkadzor (the cable way*, the monastery of Kecharis) – Sevan – Sevanavank – boat trip

    Start time: 9:00

    Duration: 6-7 hrs

    Price: 16 EUR

    The tour will begin with a trip to Tsakhkadzor – a popular resort town, which is beautiful in any season, but is especially attractive to tourists in the winter due to the excellent conditions for skiing. Here you will visit the monastery of Kecharis built in XI-XIII centuries. In Tsakhadzor, you will also be able to take the cable car and enjoy the surrounding beauties from bird’s eye. The trip will continue to Lake Sevan – the pearl of Armenian nature and one of the highest fresh water lakes in the world. Here you will go up the Sevan peninsula and visit the monastery of Sevanavank. Despite its modest architecture, the monastery looks majestically at the background of surrounding nature.

  • Route: Hovannavank – Lori Fortress – Stepanavan (Dendropark) – “Gntunik bakery”

    Start time: 09:00

    Duration: 9-10 hrs

    Price: 20 EUR

    The tour will begin with a visit to Aragatsotn region where is located the cross-domed medieval monastery of Hovannavank. The monastery is located in a picturesque place on the edge of a rocky cliff. The oldest building of the complex, the Basilica belongs to the V-th century. After the excursion, your the tour will continue to Lori region, where you will see the ruins of the ancient fortress of Lori, which was once the center of Lori Kingdom. The tour will end with an excursion to Stepanavan dendropark – Armenia’s first botanical garden. 15 hectares of its territory are planted with exotic trees and the rest 20 hectares are covered by natural wild forest. It is not by chance that this amazing place is considered one of the most beautiful corners of Armenia – once here, you feel like in a fairy tale. In the town of Aparan, you will visit one of the most famous bakeries in the country – “Gntunik”, here reigns colorful atmosphere and those who wish can buy delicious national bread and other baked goods.

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* Optional: the ticket price is 4 EUR for one station.
** Optional: the cost of the picnic is 9 EUR.
*** For single supplement additional 24 EUR will be required.

 

Note
Our Regular Daily Tours to Armenia are group tours. Having chosen one of the routes presented above, you will join a group of 10-15 tourists from different countries. The information during the excursions is presented by the guide in both Russian and English languages.