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Discover Armenia

8 days/ 7 nights

During this tour you will discover the highlights of Armenia, visiting the most interesting places here. You will never forget your journey to this unique country!


day 1
Day 1: Arrival
15 minutes 15 kms.

Departure from homeland. Arrival to Zvartnots International Airport, Yerevan. Transfer to the Hotel.

day 2
Day 2: City tour - Tsitsernakaberd - Etchmiadzin - Zvartnots
10:00-17:00 80 kms.

After breakfast at the hotel, you will meet your tour guide and start a city tour in Yerevan. During the city tour, you will see the most beautiful sights in Yerevan, like The Republic Square, where you may see the stone carpet right in the middle, hiding history of 3000 years underneath, and the opera and Ballet Theatre, projected by the architect of Yerevan, Aleksander Tamanyan. Afterwards, you will admire the enchanting panorama of Yerevan and the biblical Mount Ararat from the top of Cascade Monument, visit the Cafesjian Museum of Modern Arts and Mother Armenia Monument. Then you will visit Tsitsernakaberd - the Genocide Memorial, to get closer to one of the saddest pages of the Armenian history.

Afterwards, you will head to Etchmiadzin – the religious center for all the Armenians in the world. Etchmiadzin is one of the first Christian buildings in the world, constructed in 301-303 years, when Armenia officially adopted Christianity as a state religion in 301.

On the way back you will visit the ruins of Zvartnots Temple (7th century). This construction is listed as UNESCO Cultural Heritage. Drive back to Yerevan. Free time on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Yerevan. (B/-/-)

day 3
Day 3: Matenadaran - Geghard - Garni - Yerevan
10:00-16:00 100 kms.

After enjoying the breakfast at the hotel, you will visit the treasury of the Armenian manuscripts - Matenadaran. The ancient writings, books and documents have been collected here since the V century, when the Armenian alphabet was created in 405.

Then you will lead your way to one of the most amazing Monasteries in Armenia – Geghard, inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage. It is also known as Ayrivank, which means “church carved out from the rock”. There is a myth about the healing source inside the church, according to which, it can cure any sickness even when you drink a sip of it. Geghard Monastery is the best place to sing spiritual songs, because of its acoustics.

Afterwards, you will drive to the Garni Pagan Temple (1st century AD), the only Hellenistic temple existing nowadays in Caucasus. It has Parthenon-type structure with 24 pillars, which means the 24 hours of the day. Drive back to Yerevan. Free time on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Yerevan. (B/-/-)

day 4
Day 4: Yerevan - Amberd - Armenian Alphabet Monument - Saghmosavank - Yerevan
120 kms. 10:00-16:00

After breakfast, you will head to Amberd Fortress, located on the foot of Mount Aragats. The 7th century Amberd fortress (10-13th cc) was the patrimony of the Pahlavouni princes, and is one of the few more or less preserved feudal castles of Armenia. The name literally translates as "fortress in the clouds".

Then you will visit Armenian Alphabet Monument, set against the backdrop of Armenia’s Mt. Aragats. It was built in 2005 in commemoration of the 1600th anniversary of the Armenian alphabet.

Afterwards, you will continue your ride towards Saghmosavank Monastery, standing atop the precipitous gorge. Once you reach the monastery you can admire the incredible view of the canyon. Drive back to Yerevan. Free time on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Yerevan. (B/-/-)

day 5
Day 5: Yerevan - Khor Virap - Noravank - Areni Winery - Yerevan
09:00-17:30 260 kms.

After breakfast at the hotel drive to Khor Virap - the closest point to Mount Ararat. Khor Virap was built as a prison and served as such for the first Armenian Catholicos Gregori Illuminator for his attempt to spread Christianity in pagan Armenia. After 14 years of imprisonment, he was freed and Armenia the first in the world adopted Christianity as a state religion.

Drive to Noravank– a complex with a two-floor church, which is standing in between red cliffs. The existence of the second floor describes the way to God, but the way back is a lot harder. Noravank Monastic Complex belongs to the 13-14th centuries.

On the way back to Yerevan, you will visit Areni Wine factory. The oldest winery in the world was discovered in this area (6000 years). Drive to Yerevan. Free time on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Yerevan. (B/-/-)

day 6
Day 6: Yerevan - Sevan - Dilijan - Goshavank - Yerevan
09:00 - 17:00 250 kms.

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Sevan Lake, which is the second highest freshwater lake in the world. Reaching the peninsula of Sevan, you may climb the stairs to Sevanavank Monastery (4-9th century) and enjoy the view to the blue-eyed lake from above the hill.

Moving to the North, passing through the tunnel you will appear in a quite different landscape, reaching Dilijan, another health resort in Armenia, famous for its humidity and forests.

Then you will visit Goshavank Monastery, situated in Gosh village on a green hill, which was founded in the 12th century and used to be an educational center. Drive back to Yerevan. Free time on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Yerevan. (B/-/-)

day 7
Day 7: Free day

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will have an opportunity to spend time on your own and enjoy the city! (B/-/-)

day 8
Day 8: Departure
15 minutes 15 kms.

Transfer to the airport. Departure home!

Payment Terms
Cancellation Policy
The price includes:
  • 7 X overnights in Yerevan
  • Transportation according to the program
  • English speaking guide during the program (except from free day)
  • Entrance fees and local guides according to the program
  • Breakfasts
  • Wine degustation in Areni
  • One bottle of water per person per day
The price excludes:
  • Flight ticket
  • Insurance
  • Visa fee
  • Lunches, dinners and alcoholic beverages
  • Tips and portage
  • Services not specified in the inclusions
40% of the package price shall be paid to the Tour Operator 21 days prior to the arrival 60% of the package price shall be paid to the Tour Operator 7 days prior to the arrival If at the moment of arrival the package price is not fully credited to the Tour Operator account, the Tour Operator reserves the right to suspend the contract. The amount shall be transferred to the Tour Operator Bank Account.
In case of cancellation the below fees apply
  • 21 days or more prior to arrival date – Free of charge
  • 20-7 days – 40% of the package price will be charged
  • 6-1 days – 70% of the package price will be charged
  • On departure date 90% of the package price will be charged
  • Grand Hotel Yerevan 5*, Yerevan, or similar
  • Hotel Diamond House 4*, Yerevan, or similar
  • Hotel Shirak 3*, Yerevan, or similar


Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
Visa Regulation

In order to check the visa regulations for your country of origin, we recommend you to follow the below given link to get more information on visa requirements before your trip:



What is the Currency in Armenia?

The national currency of Armenia is ‘dram,’ which is a word from the 12 century with Greek origin meaning ‘money’. Dram was actually first issued in 1993. There are both coin denominations and banknotes. The coin denominations come in 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500 coins. The banknotes exist in the following denominations: 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000 50,000 and 100,000.

What is the Exchange Rate in Armenia?

The current exchange rate for dollar and dram is approximately the following: 1 USD = 483 AMD (Armenian Dram), 1 EUR = 553 EUR.

1000 AMD = 2.08 USD; 5,000 AMD = 10.41 USD; 10,000 AMD = 20.81 USD; 20,000 AMD = 41.62 USD; 50,000 AMD = 104.06 USD; 100,000 AMD = 208.12 USD

1000 AMD = 1.8 EUR; 5,000 AMD = 9.04 EUR; 10,000 AMD = 18.08 EUR; 20,000 AMD = 36.16 EUR; 50,000 AMD = 90.41 EUR; 100,000 AMD = 180.83 EUR

What Money Should You Take With You in Armenia?

You can easily bring cash in Rubles, euros or dollars. The money exchange stops are very easy to find. It is also important to have some small denominations on you, such as 1,000 drams and/or some coins, they come in handy when using transport buying water or something else especially in the regions and small towns.

What is the weather like in Armenia?

Armenia’s climate is very unique and distinct due to many factors. The summers in Armenia can be very hot with a temperature ranging from 28-35° C (83-95° F) and the winters are moderately cold, with a temperature ranging from 5-7° C (23 to 19° F). Rains are not very common in Armenia and as a result the humidity in the air is quite low. All of this is due to the fact that the country is located in the mountains and has a very small portion that is located below 1,000 meters (3,300 feet) above sea level. The temperature in regions is usually slightly lower than in Yerevan, so while traveling to areas in the regions it is better to pack a few warmer clothes than what you are already wearing.

What is The Best Time to Travel to Armenia?

The best season for visiting Armenia and getting the chance to experience its full beauty is from April to October. What concerns the weather, it is quite hot in Armenia during summer with a temperature ranging from 28 – 35 °C and above.