Sightseeing Tour Armenia

Armenia is a country with a long history and rich cultural heritage. Due to its unique location between the Orient and Occident, Armenia has been an important point on the Silk Road connecting Medieval Europe and China. A multitude of influences have shaped the Armenian culture and gave it’s distinct character that is hard to label neither as Eastern nor as Western.

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What’s inside tour

• Transfer from and to Airport
• 7day trip around Armenia
• Guided visits to UNESCO monuments
• Visit Sevan Lake
• 7 nights in 3/4 star hotels & select family-run Bed&Breakfasts
• Daily Breakfasts + 3x Lunch and 2x Dinner
• Professional & friendly tour guides


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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival to Yerevan, transfer from the airport to hotel. Yerevan city tour, History museum.

Day 2

We start off with a tour to the only survived pagan temple of Garni. After a short visit there, we head to Geghard Monastery- a UNESCO heritage site. We return back to Yerevan to visit the Matenadaran Manuscript museum, where thousands of ancient manuscripts are kept from around the world.

Day 3

Destination Gyumri, the second-largest city in Armenia, located in the north-west of the country. Gyumri, formerly known as Alexandrapol is a city with a rich cultural heritage and many authentic things to see and experience. During the day we will also visit the house-museum of a prominent Soviet-Armenian painter Minas Avetisyan.

Day 4

We visit an ancient cave settlement near the town of Spitak afterwards we travel to a 13th century monastery Haghartsin, located in deep forests of Dilijan. Our end destination is the town of Dilijan, located entirely in a National Park.

Day 5

Haghpat is another UNESCO-listed cultural heritage monument, a 11-12th cnetury monastic complex in the Lori region of Armenia. Afterwards, a quick tour to Zarni-Parni a fortress carved in a cave. After a relaxing day, we return to Dilijan where we stay overnight.

Day 6

Is the day to relax from intense sightseeing and immerse into the calmness of Sevan Lake. First we visit the Sevan peninsula and a monastery located on the peninsula. After that, we head to Tsapatagh a cozy hotel on the east coast of the lake Sevan, where you can relax and enjoy the beautiful sunset over the lake. On our way to Tsapatagh we will stop by and see some abandoned Soviet hotels on the way.

Day 7

We leave Tsapatagh early in the morning and follow the traces of traders of the silk road connecting China and Europe. Heading south towards the breathtaking Selim mountain pass where the Orbelian Caravanserai is located, where traders used to rest. After that we make a short stop at the Noravank church built in the 13th century and continue to the north towards Yerevan. On our way we stop by the Areni-1 cave, where bronze-age wineries were discovered recently.

Day 8

Your last day in Yerevan starts with a breakfast at the hotel, after which you have some free time for yourself. No events are planned for that day, except your transfer to Zvartnots Airport, from where you will return home.