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From Yerevan: Gyumri City and Harichavank Day Trip

1. From Yerevan: Gyumri City and Harichavank Day Trip

Explore Armenia's cultural capital of Gyumri on a guided tour. Visit the city center to see the Black Fortress. Learn about local history during a stop at the Dzitoghtsyan Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life. After exploring Gyumri, continue to the Harichavank Monastery. Start the tour with a drive from Yerevan to Gyumri city, located in the middle of Shirak valley. Explore the most colorful city in Armenia. Witness the local traditions and national spirit that is deeply rooted in the everyday life of the locals. Delve deeper into history at Dzitoghtsyan, located in the historic district of Gyumri. This remarkable mansion was built in 1872 by the merchant Petros Dzitoghtsyan from the indigenous red tuff stone of Shirak. In 1984 the Museum of Urban Life was established in this building. See exhibits displaying the Gyumri’s history, culture and architecture. Continue to a unique hallmark of Gyumri, the Black Fortress. Feel the spirit of antiquity in this complex of military buildings. This structure made of black tuff is the southern castle of the ancient Alexandrapol fortress. Enjoy views of Black Fortress, the Statue of Mother Armenia and Shirak stadium. Walk along the streets of old Gyumri to hear the voice of the smiths' hammers. The old houses, a part of which resisted the devastating 1988 earthquake, speak of the city’s high architectural achievements. Stop for a lunch break in a national-style restaurant in Gyumri. Choose from 3 meal options on the way and pay upon arrival. Head to the final stop of the tour, the Harichavank Monastery. Explore this prominent spiritual and cultural center of Shirak region. Harichavank houses St. Gregory and St. Astvatsatsin Churches, established before the 13th century. Not far from the main buildings lies a small chapel. The chapel is built on a piece of rock, which split from the cape during an earthquake. The chapel now towers over the canyon. Admire Armenian architecture from different eras in this monastery complex. At the end of the day trip, hop back on your air-conditioned ride to return to Yerevan.

From Yerevan: Highlights of Gyumri Private Day Tour

2. From Yerevan: Highlights of Gyumri Private Day Tour

The tour will start from your hotel in Yerevan and at the end of the tour we will organize the drop off in the same place. This tour will take you to the city of Gyumri – once the artistic capital, and possibly the most beautiful city of Armenia. You will get to explore the city center with its two famous churches. To get acquainted with the daily urban life of Gyumri, you will visit the Dzitoghtsyan House-Museum of Urban Life and National Architecture, where a collection of the Alexandropol social life characteristics, from the 19th century up to the 1920s. exhibits. The next stop will be the Black Fortress; built during the Russian-Turkish War, the fortress still serves as a military base. The next spot included in this tour is the 7th-century monastic complex of Harichavank, located near the village of Harich, which was especially renowned for its school and scriptorium. Highlights: - Black fortress - Saint Michael Church - Vardanants square - Abovyan Street - Pharmacy and old barbershop buildings - Museum of Dzitholtsons - Photoshoot with the traditional costumes in Zanan (optional)

From Yerevan: Gyumri- the capital of Humour

3. From Yerevan: Gyumri- the capital of Humour

Start your adventure with a city tour, taking in the sights and sounds of Gyumri streets and its unique architecture. Discover the Black Fortress, a symbol of resilience standing tall against the backdrop of the city’s skyline. Continue your journey with a visit to the Dzitoghtsyan Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life. Step back in time as you explore exhibits showcasing the rich heritage and architectural evolution of Gyumri. Throughout the tour, our guide will share fascinating stories and insights, offering you a deeper appreciation for Gyumri’s cultural significance.

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Harichavank: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Yerevan: Gyumri City and Harichavank Day Trip

From Yerevan: Gyumri City and Harichavank Day Trip

Explore Armenia's cultural capital of Gyumri on a guided tour. Visit the city center to see the Black Fortress. Learn about local history during a stop at the Dzitoghtsyan Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life. After exploring Gyumri, continue to the Harichavank Monastery. Start the tour with a drive from Yerevan to Gyumri city, located in the middle of Shirak valley. Explore the most colorful city in Armenia. Witness the local traditions and national spirit that is deeply rooted in the everyday life of the locals. Delve deeper into history at Dzitoghtsyan, located in the historic district of Gyumri. This remarkable mansion was built in 1872 by the merchant Petros Dzitoghtsyan from the indigenous red tuff stone of Shirak. In 1984 the Museum of Urban Life was established in this building. See exhibits displaying the Gyumri’s history, culture and architecture. Continue to a unique hallmark of Gyumri, the Black Fortress. Feel the spirit of antiquity in this complex of military buildings. This structure made of black tuff is the southern castle of the ancient Alexandrapol fortress. Enjoy views of Black Fortress, the Statue of Mother Armenia and Shirak stadium. Walk along the streets of old Gyumri to hear the voice of the smiths' hammers. The old houses, a part of which resisted the devastating 1988 earthquake, speak of the city’s high architectural achievements. Stop for a lunch break in a national-style restaurant in Gyumri. Choose from 3 meal options on the way and pay upon arrival. Head to the final stop of the tour, the Harichavank Monastery. Explore this prominent spiritual and cultural center of Shirak region. Harichavank houses St. Gregory and St. Astvatsatsin Churches, established before the 13th century. Not far from the main buildings lies a small chapel. The chapel is built on a piece of rock, which split from the cape during an earthquake. The chapel now towers over the canyon. Admire Armenian architecture from different eras in this monastery complex. At the end of the day trip, hop back on your air-conditioned ride to return to Yerevan.

From Yerevan: Highlights of Gyumri Private Day Tour

From Yerevan: Highlights of Gyumri Private Day Tour

The tour will start from your hotel in Yerevan and at the end of the tour we will organize the drop off in the same place. This tour will take you to the city of Gyumri – once the artistic capital, and possibly the most beautiful city of Armenia. You will get to explore the city center with its two famous churches. To get acquainted with the daily urban life of Gyumri, you will visit the Dzitoghtsyan House-Museum of Urban Life and National Architecture, where a collection of the Alexandropol social life characteristics, from the 19th century up to the 1920s. exhibits. The next stop will be the Black Fortress; built during the Russian-Turkish War, the fortress still serves as a military base. The next spot included in this tour is the 7th-century monastic complex of Harichavank, located near the village of Harich, which was especially renowned for its school and scriptorium. Highlights: - Black fortress - Saint Michael Church - Vardanants square - Abovyan Street - Pharmacy and old barbershop buildings - Museum of Dzitholtsons - Photoshoot with the traditional costumes in Zanan (optional)

From Yerevan: Gyumri- the capital of Humour

From Yerevan: Gyumri- the capital of Humour

Start your adventure with a city tour, taking in the sights and sounds of Gyumri streets and its unique architecture. Discover the Black Fortress, a symbol of resilience standing tall against the backdrop of the city’s skyline. Continue your journey with a visit to the Dzitoghtsyan Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life. Step back in time as you explore exhibits showcasing the rich heritage and architectural evolution of Gyumri. Throughout the tour, our guide will share fascinating stories and insights, offering you a deeper appreciation for Gyumri’s cultural significance.

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4.8
(4 reviews)

Amazing tour with Jan Armenia travel agency. Very good company, commitment in timing, driving safely, exploring all programs and more. I highly recommended this company. Driver name : Tigran , was really good and full of information and he spoke English, which make our tour easy and wonderful. Company Supervisor : Ms.Armeek, she was really good and following up and she make sure all time that we are happy and safe and all was going well. She spoke different languages and Arabic as well which help us a lot. We gave them 5 starts.

Tatev was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and personable. The tour was tailored to maximize the historic and cultural highlights of Gyumri. Lebon, our driver was great, the drive was smooth and comfortable. We felt safe the whole trip. Ideally the tour could be organized as a single language experience, as it was distracting for the tourists as languages kept switching back and forth. Overall the tour was well worth the cost and time.

Varduhie and Xachic were incredible. A very good day, complete excursion, Varduhie explains very well each story linked to the monuments visited, each legend. I recommend ! Thank you for everything ❤️

I recommend this excursion, it was very nice. Unbeatable value for money. The driver was perfect and the guide Anna is truly exceptional. We were very lucky to have him

Well done Mayis and Samuel!!! Best wishes, Jasmine