Yerevan Walking tours

Our most recommended Yerevan Walking tours

Explore the Beauty of Dilijan

1. 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.

Armenian Craft Workshop

2. Armenian Craft Workshop

Armenia is a country known for its craftsmanship. You are therefore invited to learn the historic secrets of its handicraft traditions, as well as to create a souvenir with your very own hands. On this tour, attend a workshop in one of the best hidden places in Yerevan: the Khachkar’s open-air workshop studio, in the downtown. Leave for your tour in the morning and head to a studio, discover a huge collection of cross-stones exhibited all around the workshop. Here, observe the tradition of Armenian stone carving up close, and spark some inspiration for your own project. Learning under the master’s guidance and supervision, you'll soon be able to carve traditional Armenian patterns on a small piece of volcanic stone. Please note that this craft is very messy, with clouds of orange dust forming when you cut into the stone, so take the master's advice and wear a comfortable t-shirt for the class. Of course, no work of art can be created without a real effort, so expect your clothes to be covered in dust. Enjoy the friendly and warm hearted atmosphere as you let your creativity flow. At the end of the traditional masterclass, feel free to take your hand-made piece of Armenia with you. 

Yerevan: Best of Walking Tour

3. Yerevan: Best of Walking Tour

Are you thinking of visiting Yerevan? Once in a lifetime, you must visit the majestic and royal city of Yerevan, which offers a long list of museums, buildings, markets, and top attractions. Among Yerevan's top attractions is Republic Square, which is only the beginning of the city's charms. The vibrant city offers you the chance to discover some of the richest examples of Armenian history. Get stunned by the streets full of history and its beautiful atmosphere. Prepare to experience Armenia in a whole new way. Discover the secrets and interesting facts about one of the world's oldest capitals with a charismatic local guide.

The Magic and Secrets of Yerevan Walking Tour

4. 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.

Explore the Capital City Yerevan in a half-day tour

5. 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: Private City Tour with Carpet Museum Workshop

6. 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 will allow you to get acquainted with this traditional Armenian culture and all of its charm. Your tour will then take you to Tsitsernakaberd, the memorial of Armenian Genocide. Armenians from all over the world visit this memorial to honor their ancestors.

Kotayk: Day Tour to Garni and Geghard

7. 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.

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An interesting tour of the city Very exciting the Holocaust monument and Museum The guide was very nice and professional