Daily cultural and historical tours to Armenia

Daily cultural and historical tour Armenia

Armenia is a beautiful country. To see that beauty you may book a historical tour in Armenia.

All historical tour types are private and will be managed due request, despite of persons quantity.

You may also book daily hiking tour in Armenia with our company. The tour you may book follow this link.

Daily cultural tour in Armenia is good for persons, who want to visit the sights of new country, but don’t have much time.

Also you may combine some of our daily tours and make multi days tour by yourself. Daily cultural tours will be managed with comfortable vehicles and our skilled guide will be accompany you.

Also, it is possible to visit the sights of Armenia, were not been mentioned in tours. Make tour travel in Armenia unforgettable with us.

 

Tour # 1

Yerevan – Matenadaran – Garni – Geghard – Levon’s underground cave – Yerevan

Daily cultural and historical tours to Armenia

Garni: Ayas tour

Start a tour with a visit to the Institute of Ancient Manuscripts – Matenadaran the state repository that holds one of the world’s richest depositories of medieval manuscripts and books. Drive to Kotayk province and visit Garni fortress (3rd-2nd cc. BC) the summer residence of the kings and Garni temple (1st c.) . Nowadays the ruins of the royal palace and the bathroom with a stunning mosaic work can be found near the temple. Northeast of Garni, higher up the gorge of Azat river, there is an outstanding monument of medieval Armenian architecture – Geghard monastery (4-12th cc.) listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Drive to Arinj village and visit the underground cave/museum dug by Levon. It’s interesting to realize that it’s a handmade labyrinth of a cave, with stairs, rooms, chambers, open shafts and sculpting was supposed to be a simple potato cellar. Drive back to Yerevan.

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Distance: 90 km / 56 miles

Tour # 2

 Yerevan City tour – Tsitsernakaberd – Echmiadzin – Zvartnots – Brandy Factory –Yerevan

Daily cultural and historical tours to Armenia

Yerevan: Ayas tour

Start tour and explore the important sights of  Yerevan city. Visit central Food Market where we can taste and buy home-made dried fruit and fresh vegetables. Visit Armenian  Genocide museum with Tsitsernakaberd Monument . Tsitsernakaberd was built to memorialize the innocent victims of the first Genocide of the 20th century. Depart for the spiritual and administrative headquarters of the worldwide Armenian church Ejmiatsin city. Visit Ejmiatzin Cathedral  (302-303 AD) the oldest state-built church in the world and the seat of the Catholicos. On the way back to Yerevan, stop for Zvartnots temple (means “celestial angels”) 7th century wonderful architectural masterpiece. Cathedral and Churches of Echmiadzin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots are listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Visit Ararat Brandy Factory to try the exceptional taste of Armenian brandy . You may also book multi day cultural tour in Armenia, bu following the link. 

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Distance: 120 km / 74.5 miles

 

Tour # 3

Yerevan – Carpet Factory – Khor Virap – Areni village – Noravank – Yerevan

Daily cultural and historical tours to Armenia

Noravank: Ayas tour

Tour to the Megerian Carpet Factory which is a great opportunity not only to see the unique examples of handmade rugs but also to watch the process of the rug weaving. Visit historical Khor-Virap monastery (4- 17th cc.). Take the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful view to the biblical Ararat Mountain, were Noah’s arch cast anchor. Khor-Virap monastery (means «deep dungeon») rests atop a little hill; it is where Grigor Luisavorich (St. Gregory the Illuminator) was imprisoned for 13 years before adapting Christianity as a state religion in 301 AD. Proceed and visit Areni wine factory to taste local wine made from the sort of Areni grape. It is famous for its various kinds of wines. Visit Noravank 13thc. (means “New Monastery”) a masterpiece of Armenian architecture which is situated in a narrow gorge and encircled by tall, sheer, brick-red cliffs. Return to Yerevan.

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Distance: 250 km / 156 miles

 

Tour # 4

Yerevan- Gyumri city tour – Marmashen – Aruch – Yerevan

Daily cultural and historical tours to Armenia

Gyumri: Ayas tour

Start city tour in Gyumri that is the cultural center of Armenia known for its traditions and talented people. Here we can also enjoy the delicious taste of good humor. We visit the monastic complex known as Marmashen Monastery located to the northwest of Gyumri. Marmashen churches are the best surviving examples of “Ani school” of medieval Armenian architecture. Drive towards Yerevan and visit Aruch village on the way where we can see the Cathedral (7th c.) a remarkable monument of Armenian architecture and the Caravanserai (13th c.) a medieval roadside inn which had an important role in the development of international trade. Transfer to Yerevan

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Distance: 280 km / 173miles

 

Tour # 5

Yerevan – Lermontovo – Sanahin and Haghpat Monasteries – Stepanavan–Yerevan

Daily cultural and historical tours to Armenia

Molokans: Ayas tour

Drive to Lermontovo village to meet Molokans a religious movement, among the Russian peasants that refused to obey the Russian Orthodox Church in the beginning of 17th century.  It has the feel of an ethnic Russian village where villagers live according to long-held traditions. After a nice host in Molokans’ village drive to medieval Armenian monastery complexes of Haghpat (976 AD) and Sanahin (966 AD) which are inscribed in UNESCO world heritage list. Continue the trip across the river Debed and drive to Stepanavan. At the head of Stepanavan’s central square, the Stepan Shahumyan museum is situated.  After visiting the museum drive to Dendropark Botanical Garden (35 hectare) that features a diversity of tree species brought from different regions of the world. It is also a place of rest, green and fresh, even during hottest times of summer. Return to Yerevan.

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Distance: 390 km / 242  miles

 

Tour # 6

Yerevan – Khor Virap – Areni village – Noravank  – Tatev ropeway–Yerevan 

Daily cultural and historical tours to Armenia

Wings of Tatev: Ayas tour

Drive to Khor-Virap monastery (4- 17th cc.). Take the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful view to the biblical Ararat Mountain, where Noah’s arch cast anchor. Khor-Virap monastery (means «deep dungeon») rests atop a little hill; it is where Grigor Luisavorich (St. Gregory the Illuminator) was imprisoned for 13 years before adapting Christianity as a state religion in 301 AD. Visit Areni wine factory to taste local wine made from special sorts of vines. Visit Noravank 13thc. (means “New Monastery”) a masterpiece of Armenian architecture which is situated in a narrow gorge and encircled by tall, sheer, brick-red cliffs.  Drive to the 9th century Tatev monastic complex located on a large basalt plateau. The world’s longest reversible rope way Tatever (5.7 km). Tatev monastery is known for the unique monument “Gavazan” (pillar) which aimed to give early warning signals about possible earthquakes and invaders. Transfer to Yerevan

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Distance:  525 km / 326 miles

 

Tour # 7

Yerevan – Amberd fortress –Lake Kari– Hovhanavank – Saghmosavank –Levon’s underground cave– Yerevan

Daily cultural and historical tours to Armenia

Amberd fortress: Ayas tour

Visit  one of the impregnable fortresses of medieval Armenia – Amberd (7-13th cc.) with Vahramashen church (1026), the bathroom and other sections built on the rocky eminence on the slopes of Mt. Aragats at 2,300 meters above sea level.  Drive to Lake Kari (Stone Lake).  Continue and visit the monastery complexes of Hovhannavank (4-13th cc.) and Saghmosavank (13th c.) are five kilometers apart and perch on the edge of the precipitous gorge of the Kasakh river.The most ancient structure in Hovhannavank is a basilica typical of the fifth century. Drive to Arinj village and visit the underground cave/museum dug by Levon. It’s interesting to realize that it’s a handmade labyrinth of a cave, with stairs, rooms, chambers, open shafts and sculpting was supposed to be a simple potato cellar. Drive back to Yerevan. Return to Yerevan and enjoy the evening.

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Distance:   155 km / 96  miles

 

Tour # 8

Yerevan – Lake Sevan–Lake Parz–Goshavank and Haghartsin monasteries–Yerevan

Daily cultural and historical tours to Armenia

Lake Parz: Ayas tour

Start a day driving to the Gegharkunik region. Lake Sevan is the largest lake in Armenia and the Caucasus region. This huge mountain lake is situated at an altitude of about 1,900 meters above sea level. Visit Sevanavank 9thc. (Sevan monastery) located in the peninsula. Passing Sevan-Dilijan tunnel we appear in the fabulous forested resort town of Dilijan. Continue and visit a small beautiful lake called Lake Parz (clear lake) which is located in the Dilijan National Park at the altitude of 1400 m above sea level. Continue and visit the impressive monastic complex of Goshavank (12-13th cc.). Proceed and visit Haghartsin monastery (10-14th cc.) is nestled in a temperate rain forest on a mountainside. Back to Yerevan.

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Distance:  250 km / 155  miles

 

Tour # 9

Yerevan – Lake Sevan–  Noratus Cemetery – Selim Pass – Noravank– Khor Virap– Yerevan

Daily cultural and historical tours to Armenia

Lake Sevan: Ayas tour

Drive towards the lake Sevan the largest lake in Armenia and the Caucasus region.  Visit Sevanavank 9th c. (Sevan monastery) is located in the peninsula which used to be an island before.  Drive  Noratus Cemetery a medieval cemetery with a large number of early khachkars (cross-stones) dating back to 10th century. Cycle through the Selim Pass (2410m) and visit the Caravanserai built in 1332. Visit Noravank 13thc. (means “New Monastery”) a masterpiece of Armenian architecture which is situated in a narrow gorge and encircled by tall, sheer, brick-red cliffs. Drive to the sightseeing tour to historical Khor-Virap monastery  view to the biblical Ararat Mountain. The monastery was built on a dungeon, where Grigor Luisavorich (St. Gregory the Illuminator) was imprisoned for 13 years before adapting Christianity as a state religion in 301 AD. Back to the Yerevan.

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Distance:  340  km / 211  miles

 

Photos by: Vigen Hakhverdyan, Andranik Keshishyan

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