This affordable tour package allows you to get acquainted with most of Armenia’s must-see places in and nearby the capital. Moreover, The accommodation in the heart of Yerevan is convenient for managing your free time. While visiting UNESCO world heritage sights in private and comfortable conditions will exceed all your expectations.
duration: 5 days / 4 night
best season: spring / fall
start / end point: yerevan
family friendly: yes
representative of our company greets you at the airport and takes you to your hotel in yerevan in a comfortable vehicle.
Your trip starts with a city tour around Armenia’s capital city Yerevan. First of all, you will be able to enjoy an amazing view to Yerevan and Mount Ararat from the observation area in the Victory Park. The excursion will continue to the Cascade – the favorite place of Yerevan residents. The cascade is a huge staircase that connects the city center with the residential area. Downstairs, you will see the unique sculptures, belonging to the world famous foreign sculptors. Next, you will pass through the main street of the city and see the building of the opera and ballet theatre, several central streets of Yerevan, and the Republic Square – the “heart” of the capital.
The day starts with a visit to Garni Pagan Temple located not far from Yerevan. It was dedicated to the sun god mitra (mihr) and was the summer residence of Armenian kings. Next is a UNESCO heritage sight Monastery of Geghard. It is known for its peerless sculptures and cave church. Founded in the 3rd centurym, its name translates as spear, dedicated to the Holy Lance, which used to be kept here. Lastly, you visit Lake Sevan. It is a pearl of this mountainous country and one of the largest freshwater high-altitude lakes in Eurasia. It contains fresh cold water and is located 1900 meters above sea level. Hence, swimming in the lake is recommended only during the summer. You will also visit Sevanavank, a monastery complex on Sevan peninsula.
Day 4 begins with a trip through the Ararat Valley to the monastery of Khor Virap. Its history is related to the adoption of Christianity in Armenia. It offers the most spectacular view of Mount Ararat. The trip continues towards Areni wine region. Here you participate in tasting local wines and have an excursion at a wine factory. Next, you visit the cave with excavations of the oldest winery in the world. After the dinner in Areni, the tour continues towards the masterpiece of medieval Armenian architecture - the noravank monastery. It is surrounded by picturesque red cliffs and beautiful landscapes.