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  1. Armenia
  2. Yerevan
  3. Amberd Fortress

From Yerevan: Byurakan, Oshakan and Amberd Fortress Day Trip

Product ID: 362800
Discover the historical, cultural and gastronomical richness of Armenia on this private tour.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Russian

Pickup included

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore a 10th-century fortress
  • Marvel at the former largest telescope in the USSR
  • Savor a delicious traditional Armenian meal
Full description
Discover the best of the Aragatsotn Province on this half-day trip. After getting picked up from the lobby of your hotel, travel to your first destination, Byurakan Observatory, which is considered the scientific pearl of Armenia. Enjoy a guided tour of the observatory and discover what was once the largest telescope in the USSR. Next, head to the 10th-century Amberd Fortress and get an overview of traditional Armenian fortress construction.

Later, continue to the village of Oshakan, where you can see the resting place of the inventor of the Armenian alphabet, Mesrop Mashtots. After his death, a small chapel was built over his tomb, which you can visit.

Finally, experience Armenian hospitality at a local family home. Sample traditional specialties around the dinner table, washed down with homemade wine. You can also enjoy a demonstration of how to make traditional lavash. After your meal, get dropped off back at your hotel in Yerevan.
Includes
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Private transportation
  • All entrance fees
  • Traditional lunch
  • Local wine
  • Lavash baking masterclass
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users