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Yerevan: Self-Guided Audio Tour

1. Yerevan: Self-Guided Audio Tour

There's so much to explore in Yerevan. See the best of the city as you take advantage of the navigation functionality and suggested walking routes offered by this self-guided audio tour. Immerse yourself in the culture and history of the city as you check out iconic landmarks including Republic Square, the Cascade Complex, the National Gallery of Armenia, and the Armenian Opera Theatre. Tune into the audio commentary to hear all about the tourist hotspots. Go at your own pace and take a break whenever you fancy. When you’re ready, plan your next walking route, pinpoint your favorite sights and seek out the best photo opportunities as you explore the city.

Explore the Beauty of Dilijan

2. Explore the Beauty of Dilijan

Start your trip early in the morning by visiting Dilijan, which is well-known as “The Little Switzerland” of Armenia. It is a worthwhile place to spend at least a single day. Unforgettable memories will be created while strolling in the Old Dilijan Complex. Here, you will have the opportunity to explore and participate in the wood and ceramic workshops, as well as buy some unique handmade souvenirs from the mineral and silver, ideal for your loved ones. Depart to the most romantic part of this trip - The Parz Lich (Clear Lake). It embodies the majestic site of this city. Here, you will enjoy your time in the nature embrace while listening to incredible facts from your expert guide. Take a boat trip on the calm water of this lake, while capturing memorable photographs of the heavenly surrounding nature. Then to end this magnificent day trip by relaxing your mind from the daily hustle and bustle on the lakeside, before the comfortable return back to the Capital city Yerevan.

The Magic and Secrets of Yerevan Walking Tour

3. The Magic and Secrets of Yerevan Walking Tour

Discover the secrets of what the natives call the pink pearl of Armenia, a magical Eastern European capital city built of the local pink stone called tuf. Though Yerevan is a modern, cosmopolitan European capital, its rich cultural history dates back 2,800 years. Your tour of discovery begins in the Republic Square with it magnificent buildings framing singing fountains and continues down Abovyan Street, one of Yerevan’s oldest thoroughfares and formerly a section of the Silk Road. From its ancient precincts, emerge onto Northern Avenue, built specifically for pedestrian traffic into the most modern part of the city. Next up, the Cascade, a huge white stairwell built into a Yerevan hillside featuring water fountains along its length reminiscent of a natural cascade in a river or stream. The Cascade is emerging as one of the focal points in Yerevan, similar to the Republic Square. It offers spectacular views of Mount Ararat and the city center. From there you will walk down Baghramyan Avenue to see the Parliament House, the Presidential Palace and the "Lover's Park." Continue to the southern part of the city by Yerevan subway to visit Armenia’s largest house of worship, St. Gregory the Illuminator’s Church built in 2001 to commemorate Armenia's 1700th anniversary of Christianity. From there it's a short walk to the City Bazaar, a real living “museum of food” where you will be greeted by vendors asking you to sample their goods. Find delicacies including delicious homemade dried fruits stuffed with nuts, paper thin fruit ‘lavash’, ‘sujukh’ (local walnuts threaded on string and dipped in grape molasses), fresh ‘lavash’ bread and organic fruit and vegetables along with exotic herbs and spices.

Evening Walking Group Tour: Explore city center of Yerevan

4. Evening Walking Group Tour: Explore city center of Yerevan

Take the opportunity to participate in an exciting group city walking tour to discover the hidden story of Yerevan. The tour takes you to the heart of the city, Republic Square. Here you will get in touch with the great history of Armenia through the magnificent architectural ensembles that surrounds the square. After freshening up with natural spring water coming up right from the ground, you will head to one of the oldest parts of the city. Walk by the Moscow Cinema towards the Opera and Ballet Theater. The cinema is a masterpieces of world architecture and a major landmark of Yerevan. Not far is Freedom Square, also known as Opera or Theatre Square. This square is one of the most popular places for local young people to relax, skate, or bike. In Freedom Square is also Swan Lake. The lake's history is closely connected to the Opera Theatre and serves as another spot for relaxing or meeting locals.   Continue on your walking tour to French Square and the park of the Yerevan State Conservatory where you will reach the Cascade Complex. Also known as the Stairway to Heaven, the Cascade Complex is an iconic symbol of Armenia's capital. It's beloved by not only locals, but visitors as well. There are cozy cafes, bars, and restaurants in the area. Concerts and traditional dance events are also held here to entertain the public.  After learning more history of Yerevan and climbing some 572 steps up the Cascade you will see the extraordinary beauty of the city with the majestic Mount Ararat in the background.

Armenia: Wine, Brandy and Crayfish Party

5. Armenia: Wine, Brandy and Crayfish Party

Begin your day with a private transfer to Ararat Brandy Factory, where your local guide will share with you the secrets of making and preserving the legendary cognac. After learning the history of Armenia's number one brand, you will have a brandy tasting session, paired with dark delicious chocolate. In the afternoon, you will be driven to the western region of the country - Aragatsotn. The fertile lands of the province are the best for the production of world-class wines. In a cozy restaurant, have a delicious dining experience and a glass of good wine in the spacious balcony that overlooks ArmAs Estate with Mount Ararat in the background. In the evening you will be driven back to Yerevan, in order to take part in traditional beer and crayfish eating evening. Fresh and plentiful crayfish always goes smoothly with good local beer. This is a real ritual for Armenians and is one of the most entertaining ways of spending the evening in a friendly atmosphere. At the end of the day, you will be dropped off at your hotel for enjoying well-deserved rest. 

Explore the Capital City Yerevan in a half-day tour

6. Explore the Capital City Yerevan in a half-day tour

Join this 4-5 hour excursion to experience the highlights of Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia. The tour will start from Matenadaran, the Institute of Ancient Manuscripts. Matenadaran in Old Armenian means “manuscript store” or “library”. It is considered to be the major center of the preservation of the Armenian literature. The second stop is Megeryan Carpet factory. Get a chance to immerse yourself in the world of Armenian carpets and rugs, as well as learn about the art of carpet-weaving. Different collections of traditional Armenian carpets are presented in the factory. This is an amazing place, where guests can also buy unique examples from different collections of this factory. Then, you will enjoy a memorable visit to Yerevan Brandy Company. The guide will tell you about the remarkable history of this factory, as well as Armenian cognac production. You will have a chance to discover how is produced cognac from the grape vine to the bottle. You will enjoy a tasting to compare excellent quality cognacs of various ages, as well as get an opportunity to purchase products directly from the producer.    After this interesting discovery, you will return to the initial meeting point.

Yerevan: Best of Walking Tour

7. Yerevan: Best of Walking Tour

See the central district of Kentron and sights like Republic Square, all in the company of your local guide. Meet your guide and get ready to get under Yerevan's skin. They'll show you the most charming places in the city while telling you fascinating tales from its storied past. Be stunned by streets full of history, and taken in by the city's unique and beautiful atmosphere. Discover the stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners as your guide takes you to essential sights, as well as hidden gems off the beaten track.

Yerevan: Self-Guided Tour for your Audio Device with Map

8. Yerevan: Self-Guided Tour for your Audio Device with Map

Discover the highlights in Yerevan with this audio tour that can be played on your smartphone device. Put in your earphones and immerse yourself in the city's rich history. Find your way around easily with the points of interest marked on your map. Download your tour while connected to the internet and use the downloaded audio files and map offline to save your data. Walk through the streets of Yerevan to see sights like the Aram Khachaturian House Museum, which covers the life and work of the renowned 20th century composer. Admire the singing fountains of Republic Square and the fantastic artistic creations in the Sculpture Park. Hear the history behind the monuments to Alexander Tamanyan and Avetik Isahakyan. Soak up the vibe on Ring Boulevard. See the statue that represents the friendship between Yerevan and its sister city Carara. Discover stunning religious architecture at the Holy Mother of Kathoghike Church, the Zoravor Surp Astvatsatsin Church, the Blue Mosque and the Saint Sarkis Church. Uncover th secrets Old Yerevan and explore Mesrop Mashtots Avenue. Find out about local art at the Yerjan Museum of Contemporary Art, Children’s Art Museum, the Stanislavsky Russian Drama Theatre, the Moscow Cinema, and the Khachkar Stonemasons Workshop.

Kotayk: Day Tour to Garni and Geghard

9. Kotayk: Day Tour to Garni and Geghard

The spiritual histories of Paganism and Christianity come alive on this tour of key religious sites in the Kotayk region. Ideal for travelers hoping to learn more about this complex culture, this tour explores the Pagan Temple Garni and nearby Christian Monastery of Geghard. After pick-up in air-conditioned vehicles, the first stop is the village of Garni, known to be over 4000 years old. Here guests visit the magnificent Hellenistic Sun Temple of Garni. Afterwards, the tour moves to Garni Canyon, where the famous rock formations of hexagonal cylinders make up the "Symphony of Stones." Before leaving Garni, guests can experience local culture by baking traditional Lavash bread. The final stop on the tour is Geghard Cave Monastery, a huge building partially carved from the mountain rock it is built upon. Here the spectacular towers and unique lighting conditions make for an unforgettable sight. After exploring this UNESCO World Heritage Site, guests will be transported back to their accommodation in Yerevan.

Yerevan: 2 nights in Armenia Experience

10. Yerevan: 2 nights in Armenia Experience

Day 1: You will be greeted at the airport before being transferred to your hotel. Following some rest you will receive a city tour, visiting Republic Square, Northern Avenue, Opera Square, Cascade, the Genocide Memorial, and the Konyak Factory. Outside of enjoying the legends of Armenian Konyak and wine making, you'll also receive a tour inside the building where a part of the Old Yerevan fortress was found. Day 2: Following breakfast, you'll enjoy a day trip to the Lake Sevan Peninsula and Sevanavank Monastery. Following that, your tour will continue to the Garni Pagan Temple, which is the only pagan temple remaining in Armenia. Your last stop is to the Geghard Monastery, after which you will return to Yerevan. Day 3: On the morning of your final day, you will be transferred to Yerevan Airport.

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What people are saying about Yerevan

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 7 reviews

It was an enjoyable tour although I could not understand why some people complained at the end. I am not the easiest person on the planet, and I enjoyed it! The tour guide was knowledgeable (I can't remember the name right now, a man with a name starting in S, maybe Samuel?), patient and friendly. The tour had a good pace although it was long - a good day out. The sightseeing was interesting. I went solo and met some interesting people too. Lunch was tasty and I could order a glass of good wine for a minimal fee. I suggest you go early as I arrived exactly on time and I did not have a good seat on the coach. Very good tour, recommended.

This is excellent value for money. The tour guide was really friendly and struck a good balance between giving information and not being annoyingly over-talkative. The itinerary is great and a lot is packed into one day. I would have liked to have spent more time in Dilijan is the only thing, we literally stopped for a photo and then continued. Lunch was also excellent (not included in the price but it was equivalent to about €10 for two courses + coffee).

I had a great time, Anahit was very knowledgeable and Arayik was the best. I wish you all the success in the future. Thank you, Jasmine

Although the journey was long, it was a very good tour with visits to these impressive monasteries!

Well done Mayis and Samuel!!! Best wishes, Jasmine