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Eternal Armenia Tour

PRIVATE TOUR - 9 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$ 2530

Private Tour Highlights

  • Drive through the Selim Caravanserai that served as an important center of exchange and trade during the times of Great Silk Road.
  • See the only temple that has been preserved from the Pagan times in Armenia, Garni.
  • Take in some of the most beautiful cathedrals, churches and monasteries of the region with breathtaking mountain backdrops.
  • Visit Areni village, considered to be the center of the wine production industry in Armenia and taste its excellent wines.
  • enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the beautiful Lake Sevan with its astonishingly blue waters.
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Tour Overview

Yampu Travelers will experience the mysticism and rich history of Armenia with our suggested Eternal Armenia Tour, where historic architecture dots heavenly mountainscapes, ancient vineyards provide delectable wines, and local families welcome visitors to experience their way of life.

Starting in the country’s capital, Yerevan, travelers will be introduced to Armenia’s history with an excursion to centuries-old monuments before departing to Khor Virap Monastery to soak in the extraordinary views of the sacred Ararat Mountain.

After visiting the small village of Areni and tasting its regional wines, the tour continues to the city of Dilijan with stops along the important trade route, the Silk Road, while also taking in views of one of the largest lakes in the world.  Travelers will tour Dilijan, making stops at some of the most important highlights including Haghpat Monastery, one of the largest religious, cultural, and educational centers of medieval Armenia.

Explorers will then wrap up their Armenia tour by returning to Yerevan for their flight home. But before catching their flight, visitors will see the only temple that has preserved from the Pagan times in Armenia, Garni, followed by a visit to a local family’s home to learn how to make Lavash, Armenia’s national bread.

 

 

Inclusions
Price includes domestic and regional flights within the itinerary; all hotel accommodations including daily continental or buffet breakfast and daily city tax; all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; guided tours in English including entrance fees.
Exclusions

International airfare (unless specifically included), airport departure taxes that must be paid on-site, gratuities, meals not mentioned, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages with meals, early / late check-out, room service, visa fees/services and other personal items or services not mentioned.

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Single N/A £$3205 N/A N/A

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Overnight Flight to Armenia

Overnight International Flight to Yerevan

Overnight International Flight to Yerevan

Day
2

Welcome to Yerevan!

Upon arrival, be met at the airport to transfer to your hotel.

Yerevan is believed to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world with early settlements as early as the 4th Millennium BC.

Upon arrival, be met at the airport to transfer to your hotel.

Yerevan is believed to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world with early settlements as early as the 4th Millennium BC.

Day
3

Ejmiatsin & Zvartnots Monuments Tour

We will start the first day of the Armenia Tour with an excursion to centuries-old monuments, Ejmiatsin and Zvartnots. These sites are listed on UNESCO World Heritage list. The Cathedral of Ejmiatsin, founded in 303, is the official residence of the Catholicos of Armenia. We'll continue the trip to Zvartnots Temple, which was built in 7th century by Nerses Builder Catholicos. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Yerevan where you will visit the famous arts and crafts market of Vernisage. Overnight at the hotel in Yerevan. ...read less

Day
4

Khor Virap Monastery Wine Tour

After breakfast, depart to Khor Virap Monastery (4-18th cc.). This monastery is very prominent because of its history; Gregory the Illuminator, who introduced Christianity to Armenia, had been imprisoned there for 13 years as at that time there was a prison in the place of the monastery. Here we can enjoy the spectacular view of the sacred Ararat Mountain - an immortal symbol of Armenia. We will continue our tour to Noravank - a monastery of XII century situated among amazing sheer rocks on the bench of a twisty gorge. This is the only monastery where we may find a unique sculpture of Father God. On our way back we will visit village Areni which is considered to be an important center of the wine production industry. You are welcome to taste its excellent wine. Enjoy lunch at a local house in Areni then drive to Goris for the evening. ...read less

Day
5

Transfer to Dilijan with Visit to Noraduz

Today, we are going to pass the pathways that have been used by the travelers of the Great Silk Road. We will drive through the Selim Caravanserai, which served as an important center of exchange, trade and for overnight during the times of Great Silk Road. Here we can see the immortal tracks of world history. Make a visit to Noraduz before driving to Lake Sevan, one of the largest lakes in the world. Here we can enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the beautiful lake with its astonishingly blue waters. Then we will visit Hayrivank monastery and Sevanavank complex, which is situated on Sevan Peninsula. There are two monasteries actually; one of them is destroyed but the other stands still. They have been built in the middle Ages, around the 10th century. Then, we will drive to Dilijan. Walking along the Sharambeyan Street, which is one of the oldest streets of the city. Here we can buy souvenirs and see the life of the small city while breathing the clean mountain air. Overnight in Dilijan. ...read less

Day
6

Dilijan Historical Tour

Today we will visit two unique monuments of Armenian architecture of X-XIV centuries: the monasteries of Sanahin and Haghpat which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Literally the name "Sanahin" in Armenian means "this one is older than the other," which probably means that this monastery is older of than Haghpat. These two monasteries are very close to each other and can be easily seen from one to the other. Both are located on an uneven plateau, separated by a deep crack formed by a small river that flows into the river Debed. Haghpat Monastery was one of the largest religious, cultural and educational centers of medieval Armenia. Lunch at a local restaurant before heading back to Yerevan. ...read less

Day
7

Yerevan City Tour

After breakfast, we will start the tour in the capital of Armenia: Yerevan. For ages this city has been known as a "pink city" because of the color of the stone it has been built with. We will visit Republic square, Mashtoc Avenue, the House of Opera and Ballet after Aram Khachatryan, and the park "Cascad". Then we will visit the Manuscript Museum of Armenia, which is called Matenadaran; here is where all ancient Armenian Manuscripts are kept. Then we should visit the Genocide Memorial known as Tsitsernakaberd. Overnight at your hotel. ...read less

Day
8

Garni & Geghard Tour

After breakfast, you will depart to Garni for a tour. This Pagan Temple was built in the 1st century AD. It is the only temple that has been preserved from the Pagan times in Armenia. It was devoted to the god Mihr, the god of cleanness. In 1679 it was destroyed by an earthquake. In 1975 the Temple was restored. We will then continue our trip to Geghard Monastery. Its name came from the legendary lance that was used to pierce the body of Christ. It has been kept here for centuries. Though the exact foundation of the monastery is unknown, the present complex was built in the mid - 13th century. Afterwards we will visit a local house where you will have the chance to see and participate in the preparation of Armenian national bread: lavash. It is very thin and usually sold in very large forms. It is usually cooked in a ground oven called a "tonir". Recently it has been recognized as non-material heritage of UNESCO. Head back to Yerevan for the evening. ...read less

Day
9

International Flight Home

At the appropriate time, you will end your Armenia Tour by being met at your hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight home.

At the appropriate time, you will end your Armenia Tour by being met at your hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight home.

Yerevan, Armenia

Goris, Armenia

Dilijan, Armenia

Places You'll See

  • Yerevan

    The capital of Armenia, Yereva, is believed to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, emerging as a city around 782 BC. Though this is when the city is thought to be founded, archaeological findings point out that early settlements existed as early as the 4th Millenium BC. Today, Armenia’s capital is home to 1-million people. Visitors are welcomed to stroll the lively streets adorned with Soviet-era architecture, chic shops, and tasty restaurants. Take in the city’s history with visits to the iconic Cascade stairway, the Opera House, and other points of interest.

  • Goris

    Known as one of the most beautiful cities in Armenia, Goris is the second-largest city in the Syunik Province characterized by the regional architecture and its long tree-lined avenues. The city dates as far back as the Urartian period, earning its name from the Indo-European pre-language words “gor” (rock), “es” (to be) thanks to the surrounding rock pyramids, and caves. Visitors can also explore its iconic monasteries and castles including the must-see Tatev Monastery.

  • Dilijan

    Known as the “Little Armenian Switzerland”, Dilijan is one of the most picturesque and pleasant parts of Armenia. Dense forests, curative mineral springs, clear lakes, and wonderful highland sceneries of Dilijan National Park are a magnet for nature lovers. Moreover, the experience of natural beauty is accompanied by the discovery of historical monuments, such as the many monasteries the region has to offer.

Hotel Options

4 Star Properties

Yerevan : Grand Hotel Yerevan

Dilijan : Best Western Paradise

Goris : Mina Hotel

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Traveled March, 2017

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Rosabel

Traveled November, 2012

Amazing trip

Amazing trip

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Traveled July 2019

Always a great trip with Yampu!

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