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Discoveries Between Asia and Europe

9 days/ 8 nights

You will have the opportunity to explore Armenia's hidden corners with overnights out of the capital.


day 1
Day 1: Arrival
15 minutes 15 kms.

Departure from homeland. Arrival to Zvartnots International Airport in Yerevan. Transfer to the Hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Yerevan.

day 2
Day 2: City tour - Ejmiadzin - Zvartnots - Yerevan
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.

Drive to Ejmiadzin – the religious center for all the Armenians in the world. Ejmiadzin 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 from Ejmiadzin 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: Yerevan - Khor Virap - Noravank - Areni - Goris
09:00-17:30 270 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 Monastery – 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.

Then you will visit Areni Wine factory, to taste one of the best Armenian wines. The oldest winery in the world was discovered in this area (6000 years). Drive to Goris, one of the oldest towns in the South of Armenia. Free time on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Goris. (B/-/-)

day 4
Day 4: Goris - Khndzoresk - Tatev Monastery - Zorats Karer - Jermuk
09:00-17:30 170 kms.

Breakfast at the hotel. After having a short tour in Goris, you will drive to Khndzoresk – a cave village.

Afterwards, you will lead your way to the amazing Tatev Monastery. The longest aerial tramway which is included in the Guinness records’ book, will take you to the wonderful complex of Tatev. Tatev monastery was built in the 9th century. You may see there the warning stone, which was moving, when the enemy was not far from the area. A beloved place by all the Armenians and everyone who has ever seen it.

Then, you will lead your way to an ancient observatory, the Armenian Stonehenge, which is called Zorats Karer or Karahunj. It is 3500 years older than the Stonehenge in England and 3000 years older than the Egyptian pyramids. Drive to one of the best health resorts in Armenia - Jermuk, famous for its natural sources of mineral water. Visit the waterfall of Jermuk. Free time on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Jermuk. (B/-/-)

day 5
Day 5: Jermuk - Selim - Noratus - Sevan Lake - Dilijan
09:00-17:00 220 kms.

Breakfast at the hotel. After a short tour in Jermuk, you will head to the North of Armenia, passing through Selim caravanserai and Noratus cemetery. This way used to be the Silk Road, and the Caravanserai worked as a hotel for the merchants.

Then the road leads 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 and enjoy the view to the blue-eyed lake from above the hill.

Moving to the North, passing through a tunnel you will appear in a quite different landscape, reaching Dilijan, another health resort in Armenia, famous for its humidity and forests. Free time on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Dilijan. (B/-/-)

day 6
Day 6: Dilijan- Goshavank- Sanahin- Haghpat
09:00-16:00 145 kms.

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning Dilijan will awaken you with its freshness and let you enjoy the rest of the trip. 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. You will find a unique Khachkar (cross-stone) under the wall of the church, which was created with old simple instruments.

In the north part of Armenia, not far from the border with Georgia, you will find Haghpat and Sanahin monasteries (10th century), listed as UNESCO World heritage. Free time on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Haghpat. (B/-/-)

day 7
Day 7: Haghpat- Akhtala Monastery- Odzun- Hovhannavank - Yerevan
10:00-17:00 215 kms.

After breakfast at the hotel, you will lead your way to Akhtala Medieval Fortress (10th century). The main church belongs to the 6th century. This is one of the most amazing sights in the Northern part of Armenia.

Your next stop is Odzun Church (5-7th century). Drive to Hovhannavank (Aragatsotn region), located in Ohanavan village. Part of the church has remained from the 4th century, the other part was built later in the 13th century. Drive back to Yerevan. Free time on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Yerevan. (B/-/-)

day 8
Day 8: Matenadaran - Garni - Geghard - Yerevan
10:00-16:00 100 kms.

After enjoying the breakfast at the hotel, you will visit Matenadaran- a depository of one of the oldest and richest manuscript collections in the world (about 17,000 manuscripts and approximately 300 0000 other archived documents that have been collected and passed from one generation to the other, starting from 405 AD, when the Armenian alphabet was created).

Afterwards, you will lead your way 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.

Your next destination will be one of the most amazing Monasteries in Armenia – Geghard, listed as 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. Drive back to Yerevan. Free time on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Yerevan. (B/-/-)

day 9
Day 9: Departure
15 minutes 15 kms.

Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out. Transfer to the airport. Departure home!

Payment Terms
Cancellation Policy
The price includes:
  • 4 X overnights at the hotel in Yerevan
  • 1 X overnight at the hotel in Goris
  • 1 X overnight at the hotel in Jermuk
  • 1 X overnight at the hotel in Dilijan
  • 1 X overnight at the hotel in Haghpat
  • Transportation according to the itinerary
  • Transfers (airport-hotel-airport)
  • English speaking guide throughout the program
  • Entrance fees and local guides according to the program
  • Breakfasts
  • One bottle of water per person per day
The price excludes:
  • Flight tickets
  • Insurance
  • Visa fee
  • Tips and portage
  • Lunches and dinners and alcoholic beverages
  • Services, not mentioned 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
  • Silachi 3*, Yerevan or similar
  • Diamond House 4*, Yerevan or similar
  • Mina 3*, Goris, or similar
  • Diana 4*, Goris, or similar
  • Diligence 3*, Dilijan, or similar
  • BW Paradise 4*, Dilijan, or similar
  • Verona 3*, Jermuk, or similar
  • Nairi 4*, Jermuk, or similar
  • Qefo 3*, Haghpat, or similar
  • Avan Dzoraget 4*, Lori, 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 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.