4 Day Private Guided Driving Tour in Armenia

During our 4 days we will get familiar with the Armenian historical and religious monuments, ancient culture and national cuisine. We will visit a family that lives in a village near to lake Sevan family produces more than 8 types of cheese with grape leaves and wine. We will visit memorials, markets, temples, monasteries and many more to learn about the history.

We will take a journey back in time, and find the treasures of an ancient land that is landlocked and mountainous. Armenia, with its dry landscapes to dense forests and steep is ideal for hiking and any sightseeing one can think of. National capital Yerevan remains one of the world's least explored ancient cities.

Duration 4 days
Pickup Hotel pickup available
Voucher Mobile ticket
What's included :
  • Modern, comfortable minivans with A/C
  • English speaking licensed guide
  • Daily water bottle
  • Entry/Admission - Garni Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Areni Wine Factory
What's excluded :
  • Foods and drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs

Day 1: 3-Hour-Long Private Guided Walking Tour in Yerevan

Stop At: Republic Square, Yerevan 0001 Armenia
We set off to explore, and we begin our walk from beautiful Republic Square through the city center and up the strikingly modern Cascades for views of Biblical Mount Ararat. During our walk we discover the ancient culture of Yerevan, the city which‌, despite numerous invasion‌, hasn't lost its unique traditions. Walking along Pushkin street we visit old backyards which date back to 19th century and discover old wineries and dental clinics there.

During our walk we are also getting acquainted with Armenian History; Architecture; Geopolitics; Economy; Geography; Traditions; Religion History; etc.).
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Vernissage Market, Northern Avenue 6/2 Near Republic Square Subway Station, Yerevan 0013 Armenia
Visit Statue of Garegin Nzhdeh(Armenian national hero) so we will talk here geopolitical situation of Armenia and will get acquainted to important historical facts connected to Armenia starting from 16th century; walk in Cultural Genocide park(Khachkars also know as Armenian cross-stones); Metro station Republic Square(discovering Armenian metro)
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Dolmama - Armenia's Restaurant, 10 Pushkin St, Yerevan 0010, Armenia
We visit old backyards which date back to 19th century and discover old wineries and dental clinics there.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Dalan Art Gallery, Abovyan str. 12, Yerevan 0001 Armenia
Walk in Abovyan street(the oldest street in Yerevan built 1856) we will stop to see and talk about old houses and buildings from 19th century which were used as profitable houses for rich Armenian merchants for example we will see there the building of richest Armenian merchant Egor Khanzadyan built 1895.

We will visit Dalan art Gallery's hidden backyard which has a set up for jazz concerts and open air vine roofs
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Charles Aznavour Square, Abovyana St, Yerevan 0001 Armenia
In this beautiful square we will see the oldest hotel in Yerevan "Grand hotel Yerevan" which was opened in 1926, during the Soviet period(the hotel facade is richly decorated with black Armenian tuff stone).

We will try sea buckthorn juice which have been used over centuries as food, traditional medicine, and skin treatment in China, Russia, and northern Europe.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Armenian National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet named after Alexander Spendiaryan, Tumanyan O. str. 54 Azatutyan Square - Kentron District, Yerevan 0002 Armenia
Visit Swan Lake and Opera House. The ground-breaking of the Opera-Theatre took place on 28 November 1930 during the celebrations of the 10th anniversary of Soviet Armenia. On January 20, 1933, the building was officially opened.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cafesjian Center for the Arts, Tamanyan str. 10 Cascade Complex, Yerevan 0009 Armenia
The Cascade (Armenian: Կասկադ, Kaskad) is a giant stairway made of limestone in Yerevan, Armenia. It links the downtown Kentron area of Yerevan with the Monument neighborhood.
Duration: 15 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Full Day Private Guided Driving Tour to Echmiadzin, Geghard Monastery and Garni Temple

Stop At: Echmiadzin Monastery Complex, Vagharshapat 1101 Armenia
Etchmiadzin Cathedral is the mother church of the Armenian Apostolic Church, located in the city of Vagharshapat. According to most scholars it was the first cathedral built in ancient Armenia, and is often considered the oldest cathedral in the world.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Charent's Arch, Garni Armenia
Enjoy amazing view of Mount Ararat from Charents Arch. At one of the passes right by the road there is the Arch of Charents (architect R. Israelian, 1957), from which opens a breathtaking view of the Ararat valley.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Monastery of Geghard, Near Goght Village, Geghard Armenia
Geghard is a medieval monastery in the Kotayk province of Armenia, being partially carved out of the adjacent mountain, surrounded by cliffs. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with enhanced protection status.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Garnitoun, 8 Marzpetuni St, Garni 2215, Armenia
Lunch
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Garni Temple, Geghard Monastery Road H3, Garni Armenia
Garni Temple, a first century A. D. Graeco-Roman pagan temple probably devoted to Mithra. We may hear Armenian visitors give an impromptu choral concert.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Day trip to Khor Virap, Areni wine village and Noravank Monastery

Stop At: Khor Virap, Highway 11 - Near the village of Pokr Vedi Artashat, Lusarat 0612 Armenia
The monastery is surrounded by green pasture lands and vineyards within the Ararat plain and is in view of Mount Ararat. The Arax (or Arakas) River flows close by, and the monastery is across from Aralık, Turkey.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Noravank Monastery, NoravankMonastery Road Amaghu Valley, Areni 3604 Armenia
The monastery is best known for its two-storey Surb Astvatsatsin (Holy Mother of God) church. The gorge is known for its tall, sheer, brick-red cliffs, directly across from the monastery.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Noravank Monastery, NoravankMonastery Road Amaghu Valley, Areni 3604 Armenia
Lunch
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Areni Wine Factory, Areni Armenia
''Hin Areni” winery is located in Areni village, Vayots Dzor region. Vayots Dzor Region and Areni village in particular has been the cradle of Armenian winemaking for millennia. A 6,100-year-old winery was discovered in 2007 in the the village of Areni.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 4: Day trip to Lake Sevan and Dilijan forested city

Stop At: Monastery Sevanavank, next the Holy Mother of God Church, Sevan Armenia
On the shores of the high-altitude Lake Sevan (the largest body of water in Armenia and the Caucasus region) we pause at Sevanavank Monastery(founded in 874 AD by Princess Mariam the daughter of Ashot king). The Monastery is located on a peninsula at the northwestern shore of Lake Sevan after the artificial draining of Lake Sevan, which started in the era of Joseph Stalin, the water level fell about 20 meters, and the island transformed into a peninsula.
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Dilijan National Park, Dilijan Armenia
We continue to drive to Dilijan Nature Reserve, characterized by forests of oak and beech. Usually called Armenian Switzerland or Little Switzerland by the locals, it is one of the most important resorts of Armenia. The Sharambeyan street in the center has been preserved and maintained as an "old town".

Stop At: Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex, Sharambeyan St, Dilijan 3901, Armenia
The Sharambeyan street in the center has been preserved and maintained as an "old town".
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Dilijan, Dilijan, Tavush Province
Lunch
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Goshavank Monastery, 15 km of Dilijan, Gosh Armenia
We visit the monastery of Goshavank, once famous for its library, founded in the 13th century, restorations are being financed by an Islamic individual from the United Arab Emirates for reasons not fully understood.
Duration: 40 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
Departure Point :
Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up from your hotel / apartment or any other location in Yerevan.Airports
  • Zvartnots International Airport, Yerevan, Armenia
Departure Time :
9:00 AM
Return Detail :
-
Hotel Pickup :
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

6

Organised by Tigran Ghazaryan

Activity ID: V-111095P4

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