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Yerevan: Garni, Geghard & Lake Sevan Tour with Lavash Baking

1. Yerevan: Garni, Geghard & Lake Sevan Tour with Lavash Baking

Start the tour at 10 AM by arriving at the local operator's office in Yerevan. After checking in, set off towards the Eastern part of Armenia in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. First, make a short stop at Charent's Arch where you can soak up the wonderful views to the biblical Mount Ararat. Them, head over to the Garni pagan temple which towers over a triangular cape. Admire the temple's blend of Greco-Roman and Armenian styles and see the ruins of the former royal palace with its stunning mosaics. After this, continue on to a masterpiece of 13th-century Armenian architecture at Geghard Monastery. Learn about how this cave monastery was believed to have housed the relic of the lance that pierced the side of Jesus as he hung on the cross. Experience its incredible construction which boasts fascinating acoustics which has served as a good place to sing spiritual songs. Marvel at some of the churches in the complex which are masterfully hewed into a huge rock. Discover how the complex is rich in subtle sculptural embellishments and many striking khachkars (cross-stones). Next up, stop for lunch at a cozy family-style restaurant called Abelyan House. Here, also watch the process of baking the Armenian lavash bread. Observe how the dough is rolled out flat and slapped against the hot walls of a clay oven. Have a good opportunity to participate in a lavash baking procedure. Savor the opportunity to taste it afterward with local cheese and greens. Following this, pop over to the amazing Lake Sevan, which is one of the world's greatest high altitude fresh-water lakes. Learn about how the lake is of volcanic origin and is surrounded by mountains of 3000 m and higher. Immerse yourself in the beautiful landscape surrounded by crystal-clear water. Check out the medieval church complex of Sevanavank Monastery on the peninsular before you head off. Finally, hop back into the vehicle and take the return journey back to the meeting point in Yerevan where the tour concludes.

Armenia: Private Tour to Garni, Geghard, and Lake Sevan

2. Armenia: Private Tour to Garni, Geghard, and Lake Sevan

This tour will introduce you to the mysterious pagan history of Armenia and explain the spread and influence of Christianity in the country's history. Visit the Temple of Garni, the only standing Greco-Roman temple in the whole post-Soviet area. Standing on a high plateau overlooking the Azat River gorge, the temple is home to a Roman bathhouse which houses a mosaic, made out of 30,000 pieces of natural stones. It also hosts the ruins of the royal palace, dating back to the 3rd-century. Head to the monastic complex of Geghard. The complex is from medieval times, which was considered to be the Golden Age of the country’s architecture. Check out the impressive church cut right out of solid rock.  Drive to the beautiful Lake Sevan surrounded by a vast chain of mountains. Climb a flight of stairs to the Sevan peninsula for an unforgettable panoramic view of the lake and see the 9th-century monastery of Sevanavank. Built by the princess Mariam in honor of her late husband, Sevanavank is also home to one of the most beautiful Amenaprkich Khachkars of Armenia.

Yerevan: City Highlights, Erebuni Museum & Fortress

3. Yerevan: City Highlights, Erebuni Museum & Fortress

We offer you to start your journey across Armenia with a fascinating sightseeing tour of Yerevan, the heart of Armenia. You are going to enjoy interesting stories of the thousand-year history of the capital along with visits of architectural monuments (such as the Opera House, Cascade Complex, National Assembly Building, Republic Square, Erebuni Museum and Fortress), as well as vintage central streets of the city (such as Abovyan str., Mashtots ave., Baghramyan ave., Northern ave.). And from the height of the special viewpoint the whole city will open up towards you.

Armenia: Private Tour to Lake Sevan, Sevanavank Monastery

4. Armenia: Private Tour to Lake Sevan, Sevanavank Monastery

Whilst staying in Armenia, you cannot miss the opportunity to visit one of the country’s most renowned landmarks – the beautiful lake Sevan. Merely an hour’s drive from the capital city of Yerevan, Sevan is situated at a height of 1900m above sea level and surrounded by a vast chain of mountains. The tour begins by climbing a flight of stairs to the Sevan peninsula – a pleasant morning workout that will be compensated for by the unforgettable panoramic views of the lake from the top. You will also visit the monastery of Sevanavank, built by Princess Mariam to honor the life of her deceased husband in the 9th Century. Sevanavank is also home to one of the most beautiful Amenaprkich (all savior) Khachkars of Armenia. This is one of the 13 rarest crosstones depicting Jesus.

The Best of Yerevan Walking Tour

5. The Best of Yerevan Walking Tour

Are you thinking of visiting Yerevan? Once in a lifetime, you must visit the majestic and royal city of Yerevan, which offers a long list of museums, buildings, markets, and top attractions. Among Yerevan's top attractions is Republic Square, which is only the beginning of the city's charms. The vibrant city offers you the chance to discover some of the richest examples of Armenian history. Get stunned by the streets full of history and its beautiful atmosphere. Prepare to experience Armenia in a whole new way. Discover the secrets and interesting facts about one of the world's oldest capitals with a charismatic local guide.

Private Tour: Lake Sevan, Dilijan, Goshavank and Haghartsin

6. Private Tour: Lake Sevan, Dilijan, Goshavank and Haghartsin

Whilst staying in Armenia, you simply cannot miss the opportunity to visit the country’s most renowned landmark – the beautiful Lake Sevan. Merely an hour’s drive from the capital city of Yerevan, Sevan is situated at a height of 1900m above sea level and surrounded by a vast chain of mountains.The tour begins as you climb a flight of stairs to the Sevan peninsula – a pleasant morning workout that will reward you with unforgettable panoramic views of the Lake from the top. You will also visit the monastery of Sevanavank, built by Princess Mariam to honor the life of her deceased husband in the 9th Century. The tour will then take you to the North of Armenia, where you will be surrounded by beautiful nature. Near to the city of Dilijan, you will make a stop at the monastery of Gosh-Goshavank. This historical church is located in the heart of nature and by a beautiful village with the same name. Mkhitar Gosh was one of the great intellectual powers of his day, authoring numerous works, including the first code of civil and Canon law that was used in both Greater Armenia and Cilicia. The last destination during this trip will be the monastery of Haghartsin, dating back to the 10th -14th Centuries. The name translates as “the play of the eagle”. The scenery here is stunning, with both the monastery and the nature surrounding it providing breathtaking views.

Magic Christmas Tour in Yerevan

7. Magic Christmas Tour in Yerevan

You will visit the most charming places in the city and explore the city while hearing fascinating facts and legends. How does Yerevan celebrate Christmas? Why do Armenians celebrate Christmas on January 6th? Discover a wide variety of Armenian traditions and customs, which include a wide range of seasonal products. You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in Yerevan's streets, buildings, and corners. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. Perfect for those visiting the city for the first time and wanting to get the most out of it!

Armenia: Full-Day Cultural Tour with Alphabet Monument Visit

8. Armenia: Full-Day Cultural Tour with Alphabet Monument Visit

After hotel pick-up, head to the Aragatsotn Province to see the treasure of Armenian modern architecture, the Alphabet Monument. In the alphabet garden, have the unique opportunity to see each letter of the alphabet carved out of tufa stone. Take a picture of you with your human-size initial and snow-capped Mount Aragats in the background. Continue to the the beautiful and ancient Saghmosavank Monastery, located at the edge of a canyon. Finally, visit the village Ashtarak, and thanks to Armenian hospitality, try delicious specialties prepared specially for you. Take an opportunity to witness and participate in the process of making Armenian traditional flat-bread lavash. In the evening, benefit from a safe and comfortable transfer back to your hotel in Yerevan.

From Yerevan: Byurakan, Oshakan and Amberd Fortress Day Trip

9. From Yerevan: Byurakan, Oshakan and Amberd Fortress Day Trip

Discover the best of the Aragatsotn Province on this half-day trip. After getting picked up from the lobby of your hotel, travel to your first destination, Byurakan Observatory, which is considered the scientific pearl of Armenia. Enjoy a guided tour of the observatory and discover what was once the largest telescope in the USSR. Next, head to the 10th-century Amberd Fortress and get an overview of traditional Armenian fortress construction. Later, continue to the village of Oshakan, where you can see the resting place of the inventor of the Armenian alphabet, Mesrop Mashtots. After his death, a small chapel was built over his tomb, which you can visit. Finally, experience Armenian hospitality at a local family home. Sample traditional specialties around the dinner table, washed down with homemade wine. You can also enjoy a demonstration of how to make traditional lavash. After your meal, get dropped off back at your hotel in Yerevan.

Yerevan: Lake Sevan, Noratus, & Hayravank Monastery Tour

10. Yerevan: Lake Sevan, Noratus, & Hayravank Monastery Tour

Whilst staying in Armenia, you simply cannot miss the opportunity of visiting one of the country’s most renowned landmarks: the beautiful Lake Sevan. Merely an hour’s drive from the capital city of Yerevan, Sevan is situated at the height of 1,900 meters above sea level and surrounded by a vast chain of mountains. Here you will visit Hayravank Monastery, which is situated on a high hill. The trip will then continue along the shore to reach Noratus, a village which is home to the largest collection of the Armenian Khachkars, stone steles engraved with a cross which are designed to show the way to salvation. According to the legend, Hayk (the ancestor of all Armenians) ordered his people to decorate every single stone in Armenia, which is why you will see some 3,000 of these decorated stones, which depict various stories from different ages.

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Amazing experience. Even though it was a very misty day and was not possible to fully appreciate the surroundings, it was a great way to understand the culture and past of the region. Be ready to climb lots of stairs! We were lucky enough to get snow when we reach to the top of lake Sevan monastery :D Highly recommended!

This was an amazing tour (even in the heart of winter). So many beautiful sights. The driver, Spartan, was very skilled, punctual and professional and the guide, Tatev, was so kind knowledgeable and personable. She spoke perfect English, Russian and Armenian. Highly recommend this tour!

Super entertaining trour with lots to learn about past and present of Armenia. The guide was very knowledgeable and help us understand every step of the way. Highly recommended :)

I loved the tour, and our tour guide and the driver were great.

Amazing guide tout. Full of information. Lunch its tasty .