14 Day Exclusive Tour Through Time and Culture in Armenia
Travel through history and beauty of an ancient land during this 14-day guided tour in Armenia, designed on one hand to journey, on the other hand not to rush and be able to enjoy the trip at its best. Discover and enjoy this fantastic country together with your personal tour guide!
Your private journey begins right from ZVARTNOTS International Airport, Yerevan, where your personal guide and driver meet you and take you to your first trip to your hotel on the magnificent mountain, a four-peaked volcano massive Aragatz. Fantastic views all along the road. Especially lucky if the weather is clear and Ararat mountain is visible.
You'll check in to the hotel, visit Amberd fortress, then drive to Lake Qari on the altitude of 3090 metres above sea level. Then, late in the evening after dinner, you'll visit Byurakan Observatory for stargazing with the real telescopes.
On the second day of your trip you'll visit the impressive Dashtadem fortress and then continue your journey through Shirak region to Gyumri, with an interesting stop for lunch. You'll have dinner and will stay overnight in Gyumr, the city of wit and champions.
The next day will guide you through the history of Gyumri and beautiful old streets and then you'll head for Lori, one of the most picturesque regions of Armenia, also known for its significant historical monuments. You'll visit famous Akhtala fortress and UNESCO heritage monastic complex of Haghpat. You'll stay overnight in Haghpat.
You'll continue to discover the treasures of Lori and enjoy grandiose landscape and rich history of the region and continue your way to Tavush region and stay overnight in Dilijan, a SPA town.
On your 6th day, we will lead you to Lake Sevan with stops to have the best views of the lake and visit historical monuments. You will also visit Noratus, a unique place with about 900 khachqars. Then you'll travel the legendary Silk Road through splendid Vardenyats Pass on 2410 metres above sea level and will stop at the medieval Caravanserai. In the evening you'll arrive at Yeghegis and stay there overnight.
On day 7 you'll visit Noravank and the magnificent Gnishik Gorge, discover Areni, the wine region of Armenia, visit the famous Areni1 cave, the 6000-year-old winery, and of course will taste some of the best wine in the world. Then you'll travel to Syunik province to visit Hin Khndzorek, a cave village and pass the swinging iron bridge. You'll stay in Goris overnight.
On day 8, is the day to fly on the wings of Tatev, the longest reversible aerial tramway and visit splendid Tatev monastery. On that very day, after lunch, you'll visit a prehistoric observatory of Qarahunj, one of the oldest such constructions in the world. Then you'll travel to Sisian to stay overnight.
You'll have an off-road trip to another prehistoric monument- petroglyphs of Ukhtasar. They are situated at the altitude of about 3200 metres above sea level. Sometimes this site may be inaccessible due to weather conditions and high altitude. You'll be back to Sisian for lunch and continue your way to Yerevan. You'll stay in Yerevan all following nights until the day of your departure.
On day 10 you will be welcomed in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. You'll have a city-tour with Erebuni fortress, the birthplace of Yerevan (8th century BC), museums and famous sites of the city.
You'll visit Zvartnots, 7th-century temple, Holy Ejmiatzin and another fantastic archaeological site and museum with civilizational significance, Metzamor. When back in Yerevan you'll have a chance to visit the genocide memorial of Tzitzernakaberd.
You'll visit Garni, a famous pagan temple of the Sun. Then you'll continue to rock-carved Geghard, will have lunch and then you'll be back to Yerevan visiting the Mother Armenia monument with the city view. You'll have some time to freshen up and will go to have dinner.
Visit The Matenadaran, the biggest repository of ancient manuscripts. Then you'll walk to Ponchikantots, a very nice cafe with nostalgic childhood atmosphere to eat some special doughnuts and drink some hot chocolate! Then you'll visit an old bookstore, food market and after some time, in the evening you'll visit legendary Ararat Cognac museum with degustation. After that, you'll visit Megeryan Carpet to have farewell dinner in the most authentic atmosphere of Armenian rugs.
The last day of the trip. Depending on the time of your flight we'll manage this day the optimal way for your comfort. We'll transfer you to the airport and will hug you good-bye and begin missing you already.
- Accommodation in the best hotels in all regions visited during the trip.
- Personal professional driver during the whole trip.
- All modes of transport of high standart.
- Knowledgeable, friendly and experienced guides.
- Personal professional guide during the whole trip.
- Scheduling: Private Tour
- Languages offered on the Activity / Tour: English, German, French, Armenian, Russian, Spanish
- Duration: 14 days
- Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Available from April 2020
- A minimum of 6 adults is required to book this tour
- Pick-up servicePick up from Zvartnots Airport.
- Easy CancellationNon-refundable
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Professional private tour guide.
- All tickets and passes as per itinerary.
- All breakfasts, lunches and dinners as Per itinerary.
- Accommodation for 13 nights
- Van/ Minivan/ Mini-bus of required standart
- Professional private driver for the group during the trip.
- 1 bottled water per person per trip.
- Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks not included in prediscussed menu.
- Tips at lunches and dinners.
- Extras not discussed and confirmed in the tour program.
- Tips for your guide and driver.
- Hotel Room Service Fee
- Any expense of personal nature
Arrival at Zvartnots Airport in Yerevan. Way to Aragatz mountain, 4 peaked volcano massive. Fantastic views all along the road. Especially lucky if the weather is clear and Ararat mountain is visible. Transfer to the hotel. Check in. Lunch. Freshen up and drive to Amberd fortress.
Drive to Lake Qari on the altitude of 3090 metres above sea level. Back to the hotel. Free time. Dinner at 20:30. Visit to Byurakan Observatory for stargazing 22.00. Back to the hotel. Overnight.
Check out. Start from the hotel. Trip to impressive Dashtadem fortress.
Continue your journey through region for the next stop for lunch. Way to Gyumri, check in to the hotel. Free time. Dinner. Overnight in Gyumri.
Check out . After breakfast city tour in Gymri, visit Dzitoghtzontz museum. Travel to Lori province.
Through the gorgeous Debed canyon, trip to Akhtala. Stop for lunch. Visit 10th century Akhtala fortress and monastic complex with unique frescoes. Travel to Haghpat. Check in to the hotel. Free time. Dinner. Overnight in Haghpat.
After breakfast a visit to Haghpat UNESCO heritage complex. Way to Alaverdi/Manes, city tour-Stone bridge, Metallurigical Plant, Madan, Sarahart.
Visit to Sanahin monastery. Visit to Mikoyan museum. Lunch in nature. Day in nature with minor hikings. To the hotel. Overnight in Haghpat or in Odzun.
After breakfast check out, visit Odzun 6th century monastery. Enjoying splendid views of Lori Canyon overlooking from different points. Lunch in a village house.
Continue your way through picturesque landscapes of Lori Plateau with photo-stops. Way to Dilijan. Check in to the hotel. Free time. Dinner. Overnight in Dilijan.
Check out. 11:00- After breakfast way to Lake Sevan. First stop at Sevan Peninsula. Way to Gavar. 13:00. Lunch. Stop at Ayrivank. Continue to Noratus, a unique place with about 900 khachqars.
Continue along legendary Silk Road through splendid Vardenyats Pass on 2410 metres above sea level, stop at medieval Caravanserai. About 18:00 arrive to Yeghegis. Check in to the hotel, overnight in Yeghegis.
Check out after breakfast. Visit Noravank. Areni1 cave. Areni winery and wine degustation. Lunch. Way to Hin Kndzoresk cave village.
Arrive to Goris about 19:00. Check in to the hotel. Overnight in Goris.
Check out after breakfast. Way to Tatev. 11:00-Flight on the Wings of Tatev. Lunch.
Way to Qarahunj, prehistoric observatory. Way to Sisian. Check in to hotel. Dinner. Overnight in Sisian.
Check out. Off-road trip to Ukhtasar petroglyphs at the altitude of about 3200, an unbelievable prehistoric site. Lunch in Sisian. Way to Yerevan. Dinner. Overnight in Yerevan.
City-tour in Yerevan. Visit Erebuni fortress, the birthplace of Yerevan. History museum of Yerevan. Lunch. Visit to souvenir shop. Cascad, etc. may be in the evening. Free time. Dinner at a restaurant. Back to hotel. Overnight in Yerevan.
10:00-Start from the hotel. Visit to beautiful Zvartnots 7th,century temple ruins. St. Hripsime church 618 year, Holy Ejmiatzin. Lunch. Metzamor museum, a unique observatory and archaeological site. Visit to Tzitzernakaberd. Free time. Dinner at a restaurant. Overnight in Yerevan.
Visit to Garni, pagan temple of the Sun, I century. Geghard. Lavash baking master-class. Lunch. Back to Yerevan. Visit Victory park.
Visit to the Matenadaran. Ponchikanots, a nostalgic childhood cafe' in Yerevan. Old bookstore. Food market. Free time. 18:30 Ararat Cognac Degustation. Megeryan Carpet. Farewell dinner. Back to the hotel.
Free time. Transfer to the airport
- Armenians love tasty food and have excellent cuisine.
- Armenia is a diverse and very beautiful country with multi-millennial history. People are most friendly and hospitable.
- Our trips are customized for EVERY group. We pay special attention to details and your individual preferences.
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