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  • From Yerevan: Khorvirap, Noravank, & Areni Winery Day Trip

    1. From Yerevan: Khorvirap, Noravank, & Areni Winery Day Trip

    Khor Virap Monastery is located about an hour’s drive away from the capital Yerevan, and offers an amazing view of Armenia’s defining symbol – the majestic Ararat. Khor Virap translates as deep dungeon, and it was built on the place of the former royal prison, located on the historical site of Artashat. The Monastery is also one of the most sacred spots for Armenians around the world. This tour will also take you to the Areni Cave (Bird’s Cave). In 2008, archeologists discovered several of the world’s oldest artifacts, including a leather shoe and a winery here. The site, overlooking Arpa River near the town of Areni, is claimed to date back to the Early Bronze Age. It contains evidence of elaborate burial rituals and agricultural practices. Another place that can’t be missed is Noravank. It is one of the gems of medieval Armenian architecture, nestled high among the stunning brick-red...

    The guide was very good and helpful and explained all the locations with patience. Good vehicle for the entire trip even though it was raining and roads were pretty bad. Lunch was at a very scenic location and was very good. Having a 3 yr old I had my doubts for the trip, but it turned out to be a memorable one.

  • Armenia: Private Tour to Garni, Geghard, and Lake Sevan

    2. Armenia: Private Tour to Garni, Geghard, and Lake Sevan

    This tour will introduce you to the mysterious pagan history of Armenia and explain the spread and influence of Christianity in the country's history. Visit the Temple of Garni, the only standing Greco-Roman temple in the whole post-Soviet area. Standing on a high plateau overlooking the Azat River gorge, the temple is home to a Roman bathhouse which houses a mosaic, made out of 30,000 pieces of natural stones. It also hosts the ruins of the royal palace, dating back to the 3rd-century. Head to the monastic complex of Geghard. The complex is from medieval times, which was considered to be the Golden Age of the country’s architecture. Check out the impressive church cut right out of solid rock.  Drive to the beautiful Lake Sevan surrounded by a vast chain of mountains. Climb a flight of stairs to the Sevan peninsula for an unforgettable panoramic view of the lake and see the 9th-century...

    We appreciated how the tour company messaged us before the day of the trip to welcome us and review the itinerary. The driver showed up right on time and was pleasant and professional. It's important to note that most drivers won't speak English so you may only smile and point to communicate. We were blown away with how magnificent each landmark was. We were given as much time to explore as we wanted. It's also important to note that the driving culture is a bit different than what you may be used to. There's a lot of passing in single lanes and the roads are a bit bumpy; however, you are in very safe hands! I only write that to suggest to anyone who is sensitive to motion to maybe take something before as you'll be driving for hours. I highly recommend this tour!!!

  • Yerevan: Aragats Northern Summit Full-Day Hiking Tour

    3. Yerevan: Aragats Northern Summit Full-Day Hiking Tour

    Embark on an adventurous full day tour and discover the pleasure of hiking in this area! Your morning will start with a pick-up from your hotel in Yerevan, in order to start the trekking experience. While driving to your starting point, Kari Lich, you will admire the green endless pastures on the way. On the journey, you will have a stop at a mystic place, where everything is against the laws of physics. The water here does not flow down but it goes upward. The vehicle drives up to the hill itself without its driver. It is unbelievable, however, this is the natural phenomenon  that you will witness. After, you will proceed on to Kari Lich, from where your hiking mission will start to the north summit. Different views will be unpacked in front of your eyes: from the green meadows and rocks to the boulders and ice spots. Your trek will include stops from time to time, in order to gain mo...

  • Yerevan: Private Wings of Tatev and Jermuk Waterfall Tour

    4. Yerevan: Private Wings of Tatev and Jermuk Waterfall Tour

    After departing from Yerevan, you will venture towards the Tatev Monastery, which was once the educational and spiritual center of Armenia. It’s built on a high plateau in the Vorotan River gorge, and is surrounded by breathtaking mountains and dense forests. From here you can reach world’s longest cableway Wings of Tatev. Throughout your ride, you will enjoy a spectacular view over one of the most beautiful spots in Armenia. Jermuk is positioned within the forests and mountains of Aragatsotn, on a little plateau 2,080 meters above sea level. Jermuk is widely recognized with its curable water, with these waters a reliable means of treatment for numerous illnesses for hundreds of years. Following this, you will arrive at the longest airway tramway in the world (6 kilometers long), which was registered in the Guinness Book of Records in 2010. The Wings of Tatev will take you straight to ...

  • Armenia: Private Tour to Amberd Fortress and Lake Kari

    5. Armenia: Private Tour to Amberd Fortress and Lake Kari

    The tour will take you to the Amberd Fortress, located on the slopes of Mount Aragats – the highest peak in Armenia. In the 13th Century, the Zakaryan noble family started the liberation of Armenia from the Seljuk Turks from this very fortress. The name Amberd originates from the fact that the fortress is located at the altitude of 2300m above sea level, it translates as Fortress in the Clouds. Lake Kari is also located on the slopes of Mount Aragats. Looking straight across from the Lake’s shore, you will see the Biblical Mount Ararat. The word Qari translates as Stone, giving the name Stone Lake, which originates from Armenian folklore. It is believed that the Lake was formed and maintained by stone rivers.

  • Armenia: Private Tour to Amberd, Hovhannavank & Saghmosavank

    6. Armenia: Private Tour to Amberd, Hovhannavank & Saghmosavank

    This tour takes you to explore one of the most beautiful gorges in Armenia: the Gorge of Qasakh River, famous for its beautiful churches standing right on the cliff’s edge. Both monastic complexes included in this daily tour date back to the 13th Century, and were built by the same noble family. Visit Saghmosavank, which possesses a particular charm - as you will discover. The monastery of Hovhannavank is about 5 km south from Saghmosavank. The complex includes the 4th century basilica church of St John the Baptist, which was built by Gregory the Illuminator himself on the relics of St John the Baptist. On the way, you will stop at the Alley of the Alphabet, where you will be given the chance to find the first letter of your name and snap a picture with it. Armenian is not only a very old language, but it is also an independent branch of the Indo-European languages, making it unlike an...

  • From Yerevan: Khor Virap, Etchmiadzin, and Zvartnots Tour

    7. From Yerevan: Khor Virap, Etchmiadzin, and Zvartnots Tour

    Visit Armenia’s oldest and most well-known historical landmark, Mount Ararat. This private half-day tour takes you to the closest spot possible at Khor Virap Monastery for spectacular views of the snow-capped volcano. Located about an hour’s drive away from Yerevan, the monastery offers an amazing view of the majestic Mount Ararat. Explore Khor Virap and learn about the region’s history as a royal prison. This was the very prison where Gregory the Illuminator, the first Armenian Catholic, was held for 13 years. It’s no surprise that the monastery serves as one of the most sacred spots in Armenia.   Discover more of Armenia’s sacred spots with a stop at Saint Hripsime Church, built on the sepulcher of the nun Hripsime and one of the oldest churches in the world. A short 5 minute drive away is the 7th-century church of Saint Gayane. From here visit the world’s first Christian Cathedral, ...

    driver arrived on time, friendly and looked after me well. it was well organized. highly recommended

  • From Yerevan: Trekking and Wine Tasting Tour

    8. From Yerevan: Trekking and Wine Tasting Tour

    Start the day by heading for the Southern Province Vayots Dzor, which is considered the ancient cradle of wine-making. For thousands of years, it has been an important center of viticulture in the region with authentic grape varieties that grow on its fertile soil. In the morning you will drive to the village Amaghu, from where you will start trekking to the architectural masterpiece Noravank Monastery, which is perched on the rocky outcrop. The everlasting impression of the stunning panorama is guaranteed here. Later, you will head to Areni Cave, where a 6000-year old shoe has been revealed together with wine vessels and other accessories which testify that Armenia is an ancient and authentic center of wine-making. After that, you will discover the secrets of pure wine-making and taste the authentic wine of Areni. At the end of the afternoon, you will be accompanied back to your hotel...

  • Privare Tour: Tatev, Ropeway, Khndzoresk, & Areni Winary

    9. Privare Tour: Tatev, Ropeway, Khndzoresk, & Areni Winary

    The South of Armenia is stunning and very different from the North, plus it only takes about 2 hours to drive from Yerevan to Areni. The town is known for its spectacular history in wine making, bearing the name of one of the oldest grape varieties in the world. So if you are a wine connoisseur, don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit Areni and all of its vineyards. Your first destination will be one of the numerous vineyards, where you will have a wine tasting. Afterwards, continue your drive to arrive at the longest airway tramway in the world, which was registered in the Guinness book of records in 2010. The Wings of Tatev will take you straight to the 9th Century Tatev Monastery, which once was the educational and spiritual center of Armenia. It is built on a high plateau in the Vorotan River gorge, and is surrounded by breathtaking mountains and dense forests. During your ride, ...

  • Yerevan: Private City Tour with Carpet Museum Workshop

    10. Yerevan: Private City Tour with Carpet Museum Workshop

    After being collected from your centrally-located accommodation, you will begin your guided tour of Armenia’s beloved capital, the city of Yerevan. Legend says that the first word Noah pronounced as he exited the ark was “Yerevats”, translated as “it is seen”. This refers to the land he supposedly saw after the huge flood, which was later changed to “Yerevan”. You can find information on the history of city in the Yerevan History Museum, established in 1931. There are more than 87,000 cultural values in the museum which tell stories of the city which range from ancient times to the modern age. Afterwards, you will visit the handmade carpet factory “Megeryan”, where you will get acquainted with the culture of carpet weaving, which occupies a special place in the Armenian cultural system. Throughout this part of the excursion, you will take part in a master class of carpet weaving that w...

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What people are saying about Yerevan

We appreciated how the tour company messaged us before the day of the trip to welcome us and review the itinerary. The driver showed up right on time and was pleasant and professional. It's important to note that most drivers won't speak English so you may only smile and point to communicate. We were blown away with how magnificent each landmark was. We were given as much time to explore as we wanted. It's also important to note that the driving culture is a bit different than what you may be used to. There's a lot of passing in single lanes and the roads are a bit bumpy; however, you are in very safe hands! I only write that to suggest to anyone who is sensitive to motion to maybe take something before as you'll be driving for hours. I highly recommend this tour!!!

Great tour, probably the best I ever had! Both the driver and the guide were such nice people. The timings and visits were perfectly planned and we had time ti enjoy every bit of the beautiful destinations, without rushing it. The lunch was so good too. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone ❤️

Tour was wonderful. Ahmad did a great job of getting me to all the sites in Armenia. He was able to answer specific questions pertaining to site. He ensured I was comfortable by providing safe transportation, bottled water, and ample time to enjoy the Armenian beauty.

The driver was very polite and helpful. The only issue was he doesn’t speak English wich was bit difficult to communicate with.

Informative, comfortable and must go trip to enjoy nature as well as History of Armenia