Unforgettable Armenia, sightseeing tour (7 day)

Travelling to Armenia - Sightseeing tour to Armenia (7 days/6 nights)

Travel dates

You may choose any travel date, convenient for you. The tour is 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 country with a very ancient history and centuries-old traditions. During the travelling to Armenia, you will see a magical world, where the story gets even into wrinkles, where everyone has retained their unique identity.

We present you a 7-day Unforgettable Armenia - sightseeing tour. The fertile sightseeing tour program will provide you with an opportunity to learn more deeply about the country with the rich historical and cultural heritage during the travelling to Armenia. You will visit cultural and historical sites, which are now under UNESCO protection, enjoy the unique and original architecture of Armenia, see how the national bread – lavash is baked, taste Armenian national dishes of Armenian cuisine, and of course, get a lot of positive emotions. Travelling to Armenia is the way to feel the taste of life!

It’s cheap with us; we have the honest prices for sightseeing tours to Armenia! We do not resell the tours and excursions, bur offer our own tours to Armenia without intermediaries. Save your money with us!

It is possible there will not be anything interesting for you among our offers. So, we are ready to plan a tour to Armenia with you for ANY NUMBER OF DAYS and places you want to visit.

Unforgettable Armenia - program of travelling to Armenia (7 days/6 nights)

Day 1 - Airport - City Tour in Yerevan - Megerian Carpet factory

City Tour in Yerevan
Carpet factory
Grand Cascade

Arrival and meeting in Zvartnots airport

The 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.

Next we will visit the Megerian Carpet factory. Browse through hundreds of antique and new handmade carpets and learn the process of carpet-making at Megerian Carpet Museum. This private, family-run exhibition space offers high-quality Armenian rugs and carpets. You will get a chance to see weavers working on their patters and learn about the history of the trade.

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.

We continue our tour in Armenia and visit "ArArAt" Brandy Factory, where we have a fascinating tour with tasting of 2 types of brandies (a three-year "Ararat" and a ten-year "Akhtamar") - For additional fee

Transfer to the hotel / Check in

Day 2 - Erebuni Fortress - Garni - masterclass of baking lavash - Geghard - Yerevan

Erebuni museum
Pagan temple of Garni
Geghard monastery complex (IV century)

Breakfast in the hotel

The day starts with a visit to the Erebuni Fortress, also known as Arin Berd. It is an Urartian fortified city, located in Yerevan. It was one of several fortresses built along the northern Urartian border. The name Yerevan itself is derived from Erebuni. Erebuni was founded by Urartian King Argishti I in 782 BC. It was built on top of a hill called Arin Berd overlooking the Aras River Valley to serve as a military stronghold to protect the kingdom's northern borders.

Next stop 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.

Masterclass of baking lavash in tandoor and Gata making masterclass (national baking)

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 - Institute of Ancient Manuscripts Matenadaran - Sevan - Dilijan - Haghartsin - Yerevan

Institute of Ancient Manuscripts Matenadaran
The pearl of Armenia - blue Sevan
Haghartsin Monastery

Breakfast in the hotel

After breakfast 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 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.

Return to Yerevan

Day 4 - Yerevan - Khor Virap - Noravank - Tatev - Goris

Monastery of Khor Virap
Noravank monastery complex
Tatev Monastery

Breakfast in the hotel

After breakfast, we go to the Armenian Monastery of Khor Virap, situated at the foot of Mount Ararat, near the border with Turkey. It is a place of pilgrimage, which is connected with the legend of Grigor Lusavorich (Grigor the Illuminator). According to church tradition, Gregory was imprisoned on the orders of King Trdat III, caught in that he professes Christianity, and was held there for 13years. 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.

After we go to Noravank monastery complex, built in XIII-XIV centuries, which is located  1.5 kilometers east to 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.

Then we continue the journey to the Tatev monastery (IX-XIII centuries), which is located on the edge of a gigantic canyon. Tatev was one of the most famous spiritual and educational centers of the Middle Ages. The complex can be called one of the most noteworthy places on earth. The ropeway "Wings of Tatev" (the longest ropeway in the world - 5752 m, ranked in the Guinness Book of Records) will carry us over the beautiful Vorotan gorge directly to Tatev monastery.

Overnight in Goris

Day 5 - Khndzoresk - Karahunj - Jermuk - Birds cave - Yerevan

Cave town Khndzoresk
Jermuk resort town
Wine tasting at the Areni factory

Breakfast in the hotel

After breakfast, we visit a village in the eastern part of the Syunik region of Armenia - Khndzoresk. The main attraction of the city is the "cave city".  Here people lived in the caves until 1958. In 2012 there was built "Hanging Bridge" over the gorge that connects the two banks of the old village Khndzoresk. The height of the bridge is 60 meters and its length is 100 metres.

Then we visit the prehistoric complex Karahunj (Zorats Karer), located at an altitude of 1770m, which is also called "Armenian Stonehenge". The complex consists of lots of large standing stones, some of which have circular openings in thier upper part. Karahunj is considered to be one of the oldest observatories in the world.

Trip to Jermuk - a resort town in Vayots Dzor region of Armenia. It is located on the Arpa river, North of the Kechut reservoir, on a plateau to the West of the Zangezur ridge. In Soviet times, the city was a popular holiday destination, known for the warm spring. The city produces the famous mineral table water "Jermuk". Here is the waterfall of Jermuk. Currently, the city is being rebuilt to make Jermuk the center of tourism again. 

Then we continue our way to 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.

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.

Return to Yerevan

Day 6 - Yerevan - Saghmosavan - Alphabet Square - Fortress of Amberd - History Museum of Armenia

Saghmosavank monastery
Monument to the Armenian alphabet
Amberd fortress

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.

Return to Yerevan

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 - Tsitsernakaberd - st. Echmiadzin - Zvartnots - Airport

Vernissage - the market of folk art products
Tsitsernakaberd memorial complex dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide of 1915
Ruins of Zvartnots temple

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.

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

Next stop is 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.

Transfer to airport

Armenia is a country to fall in love with!

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Prices on Armenia tour package (price per person)

2 people
4 people
6 people
8 people
10 people
11 people or more
725 USD
530 USD
465 USD
450 USD
415 USD
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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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