Budget tour to Armenia (7 days / 6 nights)

Budget tour to Armenia (7 days / 6 nights)

Travel dates

You may choose any travel date, convenient for you. The tour are available all year round.

Payment

We do not require for 100% advance payment. Full payment is possible just before the start of the tour.

Duration

Tour itinerary duration and places to be visited may be adjusted to your preferences.

Low prices

We have much cheaper prices, since we offer our own services,we do not recell tours.

Armenia is a unique and inimitable country. There is an amazing nature, unique architectural monuments and a great world historical heritage. If you are planning a budget vacation for a week, then this inexpensive tour in Armenia for 7 days is for you. A trip to Armenia for a week will give you a sea of emotions, during which you will be charged with positive energy for several months in advance.

The program of the budget tour in Armenia (7 days / 6 nights) will allow you to see the capital of Armenia - Yerevan, the biblical Mount Ararat, historical and cultural centers, objects included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Discover Armenia. Here everyone will find something special for themselves!

The program of budget tour to Armenia (7 days)

Day 1 - Airport - City Tour in Yerevan - Institute of Ancient Manuscripts Matenadaran

Institute of Ancient Manuscripts Matenadaran
Grand Cascade (open air museum)
Republic Square

Arrival and meeting in Zvartnots airport

The weekend tour starts with a walking trip through the city. Architecture of capital is original and distinctive. Today, Yerevan is a city where there are a variety of architectural styles, with green alleys, numerous fountains. You will be able to see the sights in Yerevan: the square of France, the Opera and Ballet House, Northern Avenue, the Republic Square.

After we visit the Institute of Ancient Manuscripts - Matenadaran named after St. Mesrop Mashtots. The most ancient manuscripts are dated back to the 5th century AD and are associated with Mesrop Mashtots, who invented the Armenian alphabet.

We shall then proceed to the Grand Cascade (open-air museum). It is a 500-meter high staircase (522 steps) with fountains and flower beds, as well as an open air museum, which presents about 30 sculptures by famous masters. Inside the complex Cafesjian Center of Arts is located on 5 tiers.

Transfer to the hotel / Check in

Day 2 - Tsitsernakaberd memorial complex - temple of Garni - Symphony of Stones - Geghard monastery

Tsitsernakaberd - Armenian Genocide memorial complex
Pagan temple of Garni
Geghard monastery complex (IV century)

Breakfast in the hotel

We will visit the Tsitsernakaberd memorial complex, dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide of 1915, and the Genocide Museum.

Next is the pagan temple of Garni. Garni Temple built in the 1st century by the Armenian King Tiridates I and dedicated to the God of the Sun Areg (Mihr). The temple is at the edge of a triangular cliff, which overlooks the ravine of the Azat River and the Gegham mountains.

Next stop is Geghard monastery complex (IV century), which is included in the list of World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO. Its full name is Geghardavank, literally it is translated as "Monastery of the spear". The name of the monastery complex comes from Christ Spear (Spear of Longinus), which the Roman soldier Longinus thrust in Jesus Christ. The spear is now kept in the treasury of Echmiadzin Cathedral.

Back to Yerevan

Day 3 - Yerevan - Khor Virap - Areni - Noravank - Yerevan

Khor Virap monastery
Noravank monastery

Breakfast in the hotel

This day trip begins with a visit to the monastery of Khor Virap - one of the symbols of Armenia. The Monastery is a fortress located just 40 kilometers far from Yerevan, and less than a kilometer from the republic's border with Turkey. Khor Virap is a place of pilgrimage, which is associated with the legend of Gregory the Illuminator (Grigor the Illuminator). According to church tradition, Gregory was imprisoned on the order of King Trdat III for preaching Christianity, and spent there 13 years. Those interested can go down to the prison, which has a depth of 6 m and a diameter of 4.4 m. Right in front of you, very, very close and in all its beauty you will see the symbol of Armenia - Mount Ararat.

Then we continue our way to the village of Areni in Vayots Dzor region of Armenia. We visit the "Cave of the birds", where the oldest winery in the world and the world's oldest shoe, which was more than 5500 years old, were found. Village of Areni is famous for its wines till now. Every year in October the annual festival of wines takes place there.

Optionally (for an additional fee), we will visit "Areni" wine factory and taste Armenian wine in the tasting room of the factory. The wines of this producer differ in their unique tastes. The bouquet of the fragrance is revealed gradually leaving a pleasant aftertaste.

Next, we go to Noravank monastery complex, built in XIII-XIV centuries, which is located 1.5 kilometers east of the village of Areni. The complex is located on a narrow ledge winding gorge tributary of the Arpa River. The gorge is famous for its steep red cliffs, towering behind the monastery.

Back to Yerevan.

Day 4 - Yerevan - Sevan - Dilijan - Haghartsin - Goshavank - Yerevan

Lake Sevan
Haghartsin Monastery
Goshavank - monastery complex

Breakfast in the hotel

After breakfast, we continue the tour to the pearl of Armenia - blue Sevan. Lake Sevan is a freshwater lake in the Armenian highlands. It is the largest lake in the Caucasus. It is guaranteed to be the largest source of fresh water in the region. We will also visit the Sevanavank - a monastery in the north-west coast of Lake Sevan. The monastery is located on a peninsula, which was once a small island.

We continue our tour to Tavush region of Armenia – to a small town-resort Dilijan, located on the picturesque banks of the river Aghstev.

The next stop will be Haghartsin Monastery, which was built in the X-XIII centuries, mostly under the auspices of the Bagratuni Dynasty. We will also visit Goshavank - monastery complex, built in XII-XIII centuries in the village of Gosh in Armenia. Goshavank is the cultural, educational and religious center of medieval Armenia. The sources referred to it as a seminary, university, and so on.

Return to Yerevan.

Day 5 - Yerevan - Saghmosavan - Fortress of Amberd - Aghdzk - Yerevan

Saghmosavank monastery
Monument to the Armenian alphabet, which consists of 39 letters
Fortress of Amberd

Breakfast in the hotel

On this day the tour in Armenia starts with a visit to the Saghmosavank (XII-XIII c.). The monastery is located on the right bank of the picturesque gorge of the Kasagh River, opposite the mountain Arailer (2600m.). These monasteries provide us with an opportunity to feel the power and the antiquity of Armenian architecture.

There will be a stop at Square of alphabet. This is a monument to the Armenian alphabet, which consists of 39 letters of the Armenian alphabet. There are also monuments to Mesrop Mashtots and his disciples.

Then we continue our trip to the fortress of Amberd (Fortress of clouds, VII-XIII century), which is located on the southern slope of  mount Aragats, at an altitude of 2300 m. above the sea level.

Aghdzk is a village on the slopes of Mount Aragats in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia. It is home to the Arshakid Mausoleum, a large grave monument complex and basilica of the 4th to 5th centuries. King Shapur II of Persia exhumed the bones of the Armenian kings and took them to Persia symbolically taking Armenia's power. When Sparapet Vassak Mamikonian defeated the Persians and reclaimed the bones of the Arshakuni monarchs, he buried them at Aghdzk. Remains of the monuments and the basilica may still to be seen.

Return to Yerevan

Day 6 - st. Echmiadzin - Zvartnots - History Museum of Armenia

St. Echmiadzin (Vagharshapat) - the center of the Armenian Apostolic Church
Zvartnots temple
History Museum of Armenia

Breakfast in the hotel

After breakfast, we visit the St. Ecmiadzin - the center of the Armenian Apostolic Church, where the residence of the Catholicos is located. We will visit Echmiadzin Cathedral (301-483 AD), which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list.

We visit the ruins of Zvartnots temple, which was destroyed in the earthquake. In 2000, the ruins of the temple and the archaeological area around it are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Next stop is the country's main museum - the History Museum of Armenia. The museum has collected about 400,000 exhibits. The museum exposition is divided into several departments: archaeological, ethnographic, numismatic department, historic architecture department, the Department of Modern and Contemporary history of Armenia.

Day 7 - Central Market - Vernissage - Airport

Central market of Yerevan - dried fruits
Vernissage - the market of folk art products
Vernissage - the market of folk art products

Breakfast in the hotel

Check out

A visit to the central market in YerevanDried fruits - a national treasure and the usual accompaniment to cognac. In Armenia, it seems, they can make them of anything you wish. Including watermelon, cantaloupe and even tomatoes!

Next stop is the Vernissage - the market of folk art products. Here you will find hand-made chess and backgammon made of wood, ceramic pots, made in national style, handmade ornaments, traditional musical instruments, silverware, paintings and many more things.

Transfer to airport

Armenia is a country to fall in love with!

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Prices for inexpensive tour to Armenia (price per person)

2 people
4 people
6 people
8 people
10 people
11 people or more
580 USD
440 USD
400 USD
380 USD
355 USD
on request
Your attention, please: Tour prices include all the items listed in the program. NO OTHER EXTRA CHARGES!

What is included in the tour price?

Airport-hotel-airport transfers
Accommodation in a 3* hotel with breakfast
Comfortable transport service
Accompanying guide service throughout the tour
Entrance tickets to the historical and cultural centers
2 bottles of water per day per pax during sightseeing tours
Tourist support service over the phone

What is not included in the tour price?

Airline tickets
An entry visa (if required)
Medical insurance
Alcoholic beverages

Your attention:

You may ask for your own option of hotels (3*, 4*, 5*). Guest houses, appartments and hostels are available.The tour prices will be recalculated.
Children under 5 years old - free
Children from 6 to 10 years - 50% discount when placed on extra bed

The time and the order of the excursions declared in the program are subject to change. The excursion program of the first and the last days will depend on your arrival and departure time, and the days of the week. Please note that Monday is a day off in Armenia's museums.

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