|Prices for Walking Tours in Yerevan *|
|3 persons||4-5 persons||6 and more persons|
|350000 AMD / 625 €||285000 AMD / 500 €||235000 AMD / 400 €|
* Tour rates are indicated in drams(AMD) and euro (€) per person in a double room
Day 1 – Arrival and departure from Zvartnots airport to the hotel. Walking tour along the sights of Yerevan. It will allow you to get acquainted with the Armenian capital. Visit Yerevan Brandy factory where you can taste different types of cognac. Evening jazz concert in one of Yerevan’s finest cafes (“Toumanyan Island”). Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 – Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion to Garni, the only pagan temple in the Caucasus (built in the 1st century BC by King Tiridates I). The temple, with its unique design (in Greek-Roman and Armenian style), was devoted to the sun god, Mihr. Visiting Geghard monastery complex, part of which is submerged in the cliff, from here is the old name – Ayrivank (“cave monastery”). The spear was kept in this monastery for 500 years since the name of Geghard, which in Armenian means “spear”. Departure to Etchmiadzin, visit the Mother Cathedral (IV-V cc.), Hripsime Church (VII century), Gayane Church (VII century), Shoghakat Church. Then we will visit Zvartnots Temple, which is located near Yerevan and is one of the brightest examples of medieval Armenian architecture.
Day 3 – Trip to Khor Virap, which is located at the foot of Mount Ararat. Here is a wonderful view of the Biblical Mount. The monastery was built on the site of the St. Gregory the Illuminator (deep pit). Then we will go to Areni village to visit Areni 1 Cave, which dates back to 5000s BC. We will visit a local winemaking restaurant, have lunch and taste different types of wines, then we will go to Noravank (XIII century), famous for its unusual architecture. After visiting the monastery of Tatev (9th century), we will reach the world’s longest ropeway (included in the Guinness book). Then we will visit Goris. Overnight in Goris, at the hotel.
Day 4 – Breakfast in Goris, in the hotel. While crossing the Selim Pass, a short stop at the medieval caravanserai (XIII century), through which the Silk Road passes. Visit Noratus, a cross-stone medieval cemetery, included in the UNESCO list. After going to Lake Sevan, we will visit Sevanavank Monastery, located on the peninsula on the northwest coast of the Lake. From here opens the beautiful view of Sevan. Visit Dilijan, which is unique in its nature and history. Overnight in Dilijan, at the hotel.
Day 5 – Breakfast in Dilijan, at the hotel. Visit Goshavank and Haghartsin (XII-XIII centuries) monastic complexes. Then visit the north-east of Armenia, Haghpat, and Sanahin monasteries (X-XIII centuries), included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Then we’ll visit the city of Tbilisi, which history begins in the 5th century when King Vakhtang Gorgasali founded the city in the beautiful valley. Visit Narikala Fortress, walk along Roustaveli Street and Liberty Square. During our visit, we will visit the Holy Trinity Church, which is one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world and the largest in Georgia. After visiting the Armenian Church of St. Echmiadzin, we will walk along the glass bridge of Peace, watch dancing fountains. Overnight at the Tbilisi Hotel.
Day 6 – Breakfast at the Tbilisi Hotel. Visit Telavi. Stop at Ujarmah Fortress – Castle, founded in the 3rd century, and as historians say, here is one of the three crosses symbolizing the adoption of Christianity in Georgia. Then we will visit the Icalgo Academy, where, according to the legend, the 12th-century Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli studied for years. In Cinandali village, we will taste different types of wines, and then we’ll go to the town of Signachi (a city of love). Visit Bodbe monastery, founded by the King of Mirian in the IV century. Overnight at the Tbilisi Hotel.
Day 7 – Breakfast at the Tbilisi Hotel. Visit the ancient capital and religious center of Georgia, Mtskheta (300 years old). Then we will visit the Jvari Monastery (6th century), which stands on a high mountain, from where opens the magnificent view of the ancient city. Then we will walk along the narrow streets of Tbilisi and visit Svetitskhoveli Temple. In Akhaltskha, we will visit the castle of the 10th century and Armenian St. Nshan church. Then we’ll arrive in Gyumri, which is the second largest city in Armenia and is known for its rich cultural heritage, unique humor, centuries-old traditions. Overnight in Gyumri.
Day 8 – Breakfast at the hotel. Sightseeing in Gyumri. Visiting the Black Castle, built during the reign of Emperor Nikolay I, as well as a visit to Kumayri ancient city (historical and museum reserve).
Transfer to the airport and departure.
|DEPARTURE TIME||Tour start time is variable and depends on the season. The exact time of the trip is coordinated on the spot with the guide|