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All Armenia in 7 Days with Private Guided Driving Tour

During our 7 days we will get familiar with the Armenian historical and religious monuments, ancient culture and national cuisine. Driving to very south of Armenia we want to take the longest reversible cable car in the world which will bring us to 9th century Tatev monastery(about 12 minutes ride). In Yeghegis village we want to take 1 hour walk towards the Zorats church so to see and feel village life in Armenia.

We will visit memorials, markets, temples, monasteries and many more to learn about the history.
We will take a journey back in time, and find the treasures of an ancient land that is landlocked and mountainous. Armenia, with its dry landscapes to dense forests and steep is ideal for hiking and any sightseeing one can think of. National capital Yerevan remains one of the world's least explored ancient cities.

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$2,262

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Duration

7 days

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  • What's included :
    • Modern, comfortable minivan with A/C
    • Off road jeep cars to Garni gorge
    • Daily water bottle
    • English speaking licensed guide
    • Entry/Admission - Garni Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Megerian Carpet Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Noy Yerevan Brandy Factory
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Accommodation
    • Entry/Admission - Wings of Tatev
    • Entry/Admission - Zorats Church

  • Day 1: Walking Tour in Yerevan

    Stop At: Republic Square, Yerevan 0001 Armenia
    We set off to explore, and we begin our walk from beautiful Republic Square through the city center and up the strikingly modern Cascades for views of Biblical Mount Ararat. During our walk we discover the ancient culture of Yerevan, the city which‌, despite numerous invasion‌, hasn't lost its unique traditions. Walking along Pushkin street we visit old backyards which date back to 19th century and discover old wineries and dental clinics there.

    During our walk we are also getting acquainted with Armenian History; Architecture; Geopolitics; Economy; Geography; Traditions; Religion History; etc.).
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Vernissage Market, Northern Avenue 6/2 Near Republic Square Subway Station, Yerevan 0013 Armenia
    Visit Statue of Garegin Nzhdeh(Armenian national hero) so we will talk here geopolitical situation of Armenia and will get acquainted to important historical facts connected to Armenia starting from 16th century; walk in Cultural Genocide park(Khachkars also know as Armenian cross-stones); Metro station Republic Square(discovering Armenian metro)
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Dolmama - Armenia's Restaurant, 10 Pushkin St, Yerevan 0010, Armenia
    We visit old backyards which date back to 19th century and discover old wineries and dental clinics there.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Dalan Art Gallery, Abovyan str. 12, Yerevan 0001 Armenia
    Walk in Abovyan street(the oldest street in Yerevan built 1856) we will stop to see and talk about old houses and buildings from 19th century which were used as profitable houses for rich Armenian merchants for example we will see there the building of richest Armenian merchant Egor Khanzadyan built 1895.

    We will visit Dalan art Gallery's hidden backyard which has a set up for jazz concerts and open air vine roofs
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Charles Aznavour Square, Abovyana St, Yerevan 0001 Armenia
    In this beautiful square we will see the oldest hotel in Yerevan "Grand hotel Yerevan" which was opened in 1926, during the Soviet period(the hotel facade is richly decorated with black Armenian tuff stone).

    We will try sea buckthorn juice which have been used over centuries as food, traditional medicine, and skin treatment in China, Russia, and northern Europe.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: The Armenian National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet named after Alexander Spendiaryan, Tumanyan O. str. 54 Azatutyan Square - Kentron District, Yerevan 0002 Armenia
    Visit Swan Lake and Opera House. The ground-breaking of the Opera-Theatre took place on 28 November 1930 during the celebrations of the 10th anniversary of Soviet Armenia. On January 20, 1933, the building was officially opened.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Cafesjian Center for the Arts, Tamanyan str. 10 Cascade Complex, Yerevan 0009 Armenia
    The Cascade (Armenian: Կասկադ, Kaskad) is a giant stairway made of limestone in Yerevan, Armenia. It links the downtown Kentron area of Yerevan with the Monument neighborhood.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Yerevan, Yerevan
    Overnight in Yerevan at Kantar hotel

    https://staykantar.com/
    Duration: 10 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Full Day Private Guided Driving Tour to Echmiadzin, Geghard Monastery and Garni Temple

    Stop At: Echmiadzin Monastery Complex, Vagharshapat 1101 Armenia
    Etchmiadzin Cathedral is the mother church of the Armenian Apostolic Church, located in the city of Vagharshapat. According to most scholars it was the first cathedral built in ancient Armenia, and is often considered the oldest cathedral in the world.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Charent's Arch, Garni Armenia
    Enjoy amazing view of Mount Ararat from Charents Arch. At one of the passes right by the road there is the Arch of Charents (architect R. Israelian, 1957), from which opens a breathtaking view of the Ararat valley.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Geghard, Geghard, Kotayk Province
    Geghard is a medieval monastery in the Kotayk province of Armenia, being partially carved out of the adjacent mountain, surrounded by cliffs. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with enhanced protection status.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Garnitoun, 8 Marzpetuni St, Garni 2215, Armenia
    Lunch
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Garni Temple, Geghard Monastery Road H3, Garni Armenia
    Garni Temple, a first century A. D. Graeco-Roman pagan temple probably devoted to Mithra. We may hear Armenian visitors give an impromptu choral concert.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Full Day Private Guided Driving Tour to south of Armenia with overnight

    Stop At: Khor Virap, Highway 11 - Near the village of Pokr Vedi Artashat, Lusarat 0612 Armenia
    The monastery is surrounded by green pasture lands and vineyards within the Ararat plain and is in view of Mount Ararat. The Arax (or Arakas) River flows close by, and the monastery is across from Aralık, Turkey.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Noravank Monastery, NoravankMonastery Road Amaghu Valley, Areni 3604 Armenia
    The monastery is best known for its two-storey Surb Astvatsatsin (Holy Mother of God) church. The gorge is known for its tall, sheer, brick-red cliffs, directly across from the monastery.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Noravank Monastery, NoravankMonastery Road Amaghu Valley, Areni 3604 Armenia
    Lunch
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Wings of Tatev, Tatev Gateway, Halidzor 3218 Armenia
    Wings of Tatev is a 5.7 km cable way between Halidzor and the Tatev monastery in Armenia. It is the longest reversible aerial tramway built in only one section, and holds the record for Longest non-stop double track cable car.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Tatev Monastery, Highway 45, Tatev 3218 Armenia
    In the 14th and 15th centuries, the monastery hosted one of the most important Armenian medieval universities, the University of Tatev, which contributed to the advancement of science, religion and philosophy, reproduction of books and development of miniature painting
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: Full Day Private Guided Driving Tour in Vayots Dzor provinces

    Stop At: Old Khndzoresk, Khndzoresk, Near Goris Armenia
    Khndzoresk Bridge is one of the most interesting attractions Syunik province. The 160-meter long bridge weighting 14 tons connects the two banks of the village, the so-called Old and New Khndzoresk. Old Khndzoresk is famous as a cave settlement, where the village is located on both slopes of the mountain and inhabitant have used natural and artificial caves on those slopes as dwellings. An interesting fact is that the area used to be inhabited till the middle of the 20th century, and the New Khndzoresk was built in the 1950s.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Zorats Church, Yeghegis Road, Yeghegis Armenia
    We walk in Yeghegis village for about 2 hours in total towards the church of St. Stepanos or Zorats (of the Army), is considered a fine relic of medieval Armenia. Its name comes allegedly from the custom of consecrating arms and horses there before battle.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Zorats Church, Yeghegis Road, Yeghegis Armenia
    Lunch
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Yeghegis Jewish Cemetery, Yeghegis Armenia
    Walk to Jewish cemetery which before belonged to the Jewish community which lived in Yeghegis in the 13th-14th centuries. No other historical evidence for the existence of this community is known, nor of contemporaneous Jewish communities in Armenia. About 40 tombstones survived in the cemetery and about another 30 were found nearby. 10 tombstones bear inscriptions in Hebrew or Aramaic.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 5: Full Day Private Guided Driving Tour in Gegharkunik and Tavush provinces

    Stop At: Orbelian Caravanserai, 11 Yerevanyan Hwy, Yeghegnadzor 3601, Armenia
    Orbelian's Caravanserai also known as Selim Caravanserai is a caravanserai in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. It was built along the Vardenyats Mountain Pass in 1332, by prince Chesar Orbelian to accommodate weary travelers and their animals as they crossed from, or into, the mountainous Vayots Dzor region.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Noratus Cemetery, Noratus Armenia
    The cemetery has the largest cluster of khachkars in Armenia. It is currently the largest surviving cemetery with khachkars following the destruction of the khachkars in Old Julfa, Nakhichevan by the government of Azerbaijan
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Monastery Sevanavank, next the Holy Mother of God Church, Sevan Armenia
    Initially the monastery was built at the southern shore of a small island. After the artificial draining of Lake Sevan, which started in the era of Joseph Stalin, the water level fell about 20 metres, and the island transformed into a peninsula. At the southern shore of this newly created peninsula, a guesthouse of the Armenian Writers' Union was built.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Dilijan National Park, Dilijan Armenia
    Overnight in DIlijan forested city

    http://casanova-inn.hotelsofarmenia.com/en/
    Duration: 10 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 6: Full Day Private Guided Driving Tour in Tavush and Lori provinces

    Stop At: Goshavank Monastery, 15 km of Dilijan, Gosh Armenia
    The impressive monastery which has remained in relatively good condition also houses one of the world's finest examples of a khachkar.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Pass By: Debed, Armenia
    This canyon manages to pack in more history and culture than anywhere else in the country. Nearly every village along the Debed River has a church, a chapel, an old fort and a sprinkling of khachkars somewhere nearby.

    Stop At: Haghpat Monastery, next to Saint Nshan Church, Haghpat 1722 Armenia
    The location of Haghpat Monastery was chosen so that it overlooks the Debed River in northern Armenia's Lori region. It was built, not on a peak, but halfway up a hillside on a site chosen to afford protection and concealment from prying eyes and also in response to a kind of monastic humility.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Haghpat Monastery, next to Saint Nshan Church, Haghpat 1722 Armenia
    Overnight in Alaverdi

    http://iris-bed-breakfast.hotelsofarmenia.com/en/
    Duration: 10 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 7: Drive back to Yerevan

    Stop At: City Market, Republic Square, Yerevan 0013 Armenia
    The displays of fresh and dried fruits at this covered market are pretty as a picture. In summer, radiant peaches, cherries, apricots and berries decorate the stalls.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Megerian Carpet Museum, Madoyan Gukas str. 9, Yerevan 0006 Armenia
    Lunch at Megerian
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Noy Yerevan Brandy Factory, Isakov admiral str. 9, Yerevan 0004 Armenia
    Noy Yerevan Brandy Factory offers visitors opportunity to taste world-renowned brandy. Built on the site of the Erivan Fortress, the factory has produced the first and only non-French brandy allowed to bear the name "cognac" and went on to become the official purveyor of the drink to the Russian Imperial Court. A guided tour reveals the factory's 125-year history, allows visitors to inspect antique bottles and barrels, and offers glimpses of the subterranean barrel storage areas.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Yerevan, Yerevan
    We have a transfer to the airport
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Zvartnots International Airport, Yerevan, Armenia
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

6

Organised by Tigran Ghazaryan

Activity ID: V-111095P2

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