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From Yerevan: Lake Sevan and Dilijan Full-Day Tour

From Yerevan: Lake Sevan and Dilijan Full-Day Tour

Spend a day enjoying the stunning natural scenery and ancient monasteries of north-western Armenia. Check out a volcanic lake surrounded by mountains, admire the majestic lake-front Sevanavank Monastery, and see how nature blends with the architecture of the Haghartsin Monastery. Learn the stories of these historic places in English, Russian, and, depending on availability, in Armenian. The first stop is Sevan Lake, which at 1,900-meters above sea level is one of the world's greatest high-altitude freshwater lakes. The lake is of volcanic origin and is surrounded by mountains of 3,000 meters and higher. Admire the beautiful landscape and the crystal waters as well as the medieval church complex built on the peninsula in 874. The next stop is Sevanavank Monastery, which was built on the peninsula in 874 by the order of King Ashot Bagratuni's daughter, Princess Mariam. The silhouette of the church against the background of the turquoise lake and blue sky is sure to impress.  Have a short stop in Dilijan, a town on the banks of the Aghstev River surrounded by mountains and forests. Dilijan has the fame of a health resort as its warm sun, fresh air, and natural spas have a great healing influence on people. Take a break to have lunch at a cozy nearby restaurant before continuing to Goshavank Monastery, founded by the famous medieval scientist Mkhitar Gosh. The complex consists of several religious and secular buildings. Make sure to stop and admire the khachkar (Armenian cross-stone) situated in front of the basilica. One of the most famous Armenian symbols, this khachkar was carved by the skillful master Poghos in 1291. The last stop is Haghartsin Monastery, situated in the woodlands of the Tavush Region. Founded in the 10th-11th centuries, it consists of St. Grigor, St. Astvatsatsin (Holy Mother of God), and St. Stepanos churches. The huge oak tree, which is almost the same age as the monastery, completes the whole scene and is a great example of architecture blending with nature over the years. The monastery has been recently renovated by the donation of Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, the Ruler of Sharjah, who was impressed by the monastery when visiting it. After a day full of exploring, return to the meeting point in an air-conditioned van.

Yerevan: Sevan, Haghartsin, Goshavank, & Dilijan Group Tour

Yerevan: Sevan, Haghartsin, Goshavank, & Dilijan Group Tour

Begin your tour in Yerevan from where you will be driven to Lake Sevan to visit the Sevanavank Monastery. On the drive, take in scenes of Armenia's unique blend of desert and dense forest landscapes. Arrive on the northwestern shore of the lake and find yourself at the picturesque monastery perched on a peninsula. Immerse yourself in the monastery's rich history. Venturing onward, head into the Tavush region, home to Goshavank and Haghartsin monasteries and architectural gems dating back to the 10th and 13th centuries. Nestled amidst forested mountains, these sites offer awe-inspiring vistas and profound historical insight. Head back towards Yerevan and stop at the Old Dilijan Complex, which epitomizes the 19th-century spirit of Dilijan. Explore its charming lanes and atmospheric surroundings, a testament to the city's cultural heritage, before concluding your tour.

One day in Armenia from Tbilisi, Akhpati-Sevan-Yerevan.

One day in Armenia from Tbilisi, Akhpati-Sevan-Yerevan.

We will depart from Tbilisi at 07:00 in the morning to the border of Armenia, after crossing the border we will visit the Akhpat Monastery. The old monastery is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. And we will leave for the capital Yerevan, on the way we will stop at a fast food place where you can taste traditional and vegetarian dishes, after that you will visit the capital of Armenia Yerevan, in Yerevan you will see the monument of the Mother of Armenia and discover Mount Ararat. Walk down the stairs from top to bottom on the cascade and take a lot of unforgettable pictures, as well as visit the Genocide Museum at the Republic Square. and take a walk in the center of the capital city of Yerevan. And on the way back visit Sevan Lake, then we will continue to Sevan Lake, where we will visit the best restaurant spread over a huge area, here we will have the opportunity to taste the delicious products of Sevan Lake. Views Sevanavanki is a monastery on the Sevan Peninsula, the existing temples were built at the end of the 9th century. The patron saint of the monastery, the complex consists of the churches of St. Karapet and St. Apostles built in the 9th century. Once the monastery served as an outpost of the castle. And go back to Tbilisi...

Tsaghkadzor/ Kecharis, Lake Sevan, Dilijan/ Haghartsin

Tsaghkadzor/ Kecharis, Lake Sevan, Dilijan/ Haghartsin

Our wonderful tour will take you to the famous mountain-ski resort - Tsaghkadzor. Translated from Armenian the word “Tsakhkadzor” means the Gorge of Flowers. In the north-western part of Tsakhkadzor one can find the 11th century monastic complex of Kecharis. The next destination during this trip will be “The Jewel of Armenia” or the “Geghama Sea” - Lake Sevan, which is one of the largest high-mountainous freshwater lakes in the world. In the northwest part of Sevan Lake, on a narrow rocky peninsula, there stands one of the most prominent examples of medieval Armenian architecture – Sevanavank Monastery. It was founded in 874 AD by princess Mariam. The next destination of the tour is “Armenian Switzerland” - Dilijan. In 13 km northeast of Dilijan in a cozy place one can find Monastery complex Haghartsin ('Dance of the Eagles’). It was built between the 10th and 13th centuries. There are stunning khachkars, a sundial on the wall of St Gregory, a ruined gavit and a refectory with stunning arched ceiling.

Sevan, Haghartsin, & Dilijan Group Tour from Yerevan

Sevan, Haghartsin, & Dilijan Group Tour from Yerevan

Begin your tour in Yerevan from where you will be driven to Lake Sevan to visit the Sevanavank Monastery. On the drive, take in scenes of Armenia's unique blend of desert and dense forest landscapes. Arrive on the northwestern shore of the lake and find yourself at the picturesque monastery perched on a peninsula. Immerse yourself in the monastery's rich history. Venturing onward, head into the Tavush region, home to Haghartsin monastery and architectural gems dating back to the 10th and 13th centuries. Nestled amidst forested mountains, these sites offer awe-inspiring vistas and profound historical insight. Head back towards Yerevan and stop at the Old Dilijan Complex, which epitomizes the 19th-century spirit of Dilijan. Explore its charming lanes and atmospheric surroundings, a testament to the city's cultural heritage, before concluding your tour.

From Yerevan: Sevan, Dilijan, Haghartsin, Goshavank

From Yerevan: Sevan, Dilijan, Haghartsin, Goshavank

One of the most popular destinations for both local and foreign tourists is Sevan, Dilijan. This fact is not accidental at all, as within the framework of the tour one can simultaneously discover the desert, and dense forest landscapes of Armenian nature. Our first stop will be in Sevanavank monastery, to reach which we have to climb several dozen steps starting from the peninsula. After getting acquainted with monastery we will see the Sevan lake. Continuing the way, we will reach the Tavush region, where we will visit Goshavank and Haghartsin monasteries built in the 10th and 13th centuries. Surrounded by forested mountains, these two famous monasteries will surely impress you. During the tour, we will have a shortstop in the area of the Old Dilijan complex. The complex fully reflects the real spirit of the city of Dilijan in the 19th century.

Yerevan: Private Day Trip to Sevan, Dilijan, and Tsaghkadzor

Yerevan: Private Day Trip to Sevan, Dilijan, and Tsaghkadzor

This day trip itinerary is designed to give you a taste of some of the most beautiful and historic destinations in Armenia. Starting from Yerevan, you will first visit Sevan Lake, which is one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world and a popular tourist destination. Here, you can take a stroll along the beach and enjoy the stunning views of the lake and surrounding mountains. You will then visit the nearby Sevanavank Monastery, which offers breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding landscape. After leaving Sevan, you will head to Dilijan National Park and visit Parz Lake, a small but picturesque lake located in the park. Here, you can take a walk around the lake and enjoy the tranquility of the surrounding forest. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Haghartsin Monastery, which is nestled in the forest and is known for its picturesque setting and historic architecture. Next, you will head to Dilijan city and take a leisurely walk through the charming town. Dilijan is known for its 19th-century architecture and artisan shops, and you can take in the sights and sounds of this delightful town at your own pace. Finally, you will return to Tsaghkadzor, a popular mountain resort town known for its skiing, hiking, and other outdoor activities. Here, you can take a cable car ride up the mountain for stunning views of the area and explore the town at your leisure. The tour concludes with a return to Yerevan, where you can reflect on the day's experiences and memories of the beautiful sights and sounds of Armenia.

Tsaghkadzor (Kecharis, ropeway), Lake Sevan (Sevanavank)

Tsaghkadzor (Kecharis, ropeway), Lake Sevan (Sevanavank)

Embark on a private day trip from Yerevan to the ski resort of Tsaghkadzor to explore the 11th-century monastic complex of Kecharis. Admire Sevanavank Monastery on Lake Seven, one of the world's highest mountainous freshwater lakes, afterward. After pickup at your hotel in Yerevan, drive toward Tsakhkadzor, which means the "Gorge of Flowers" in Armenian, with your driver. Take in stunning views of the mountains, snow tops, rapid rivers, and picturesque valleys. Upon arrival in the north-western part of Tsakhkadzor, find the 11th-century Kecharis Monastery. Get some time to explore the monastic complex, either on your own or with a guide if you choose the tour option with a guide. Next, continue to the so-called "Jewel of Armenia,” Lake Sevan. There, marvel at one of the most prominent examples of medieval Armenian architecture – Sevanavank Monastery — which was founded on a narrow rocky peninsula on the northwest part of the lake in 874 AD. After time to discover Sevanavank Monastery, return to Yerevan for drop-off at your hotel.

Winter tour: Lake Sevan, Tsaghkadzor

Winter tour: Lake Sevan, Tsaghkadzor

Our wonderful tour will take you to the famous mountain-ski resort - Tsaghkadzor. Translated from Armenian the word “Tsakhkadzor”. In the north-western part of Tsakhkadzor one can find the 11th century monastic complex of Kecharis. During the tour you will be given a free time to take a ride on the cable car. It’s a good possibility to see the beauty of the Armenian nature and Teghenis Mountain. In the winter you can go skiing or snowboarding after reaching the top. No matter which season you take a ride, you can enjoy a fantastic view and have unforgettable emotions. The last destination during this trip will be “The Jewel of Armenia” or the “Geghama Sea” - Lake Sevan. In the northwest part of Sevan Lake, on a narrow rocky peninsula, there stands one of the most prominent examples of medieval Armenian architecture – Sevanavank Monastery. It was founded in 874 AD by princess Mariam.

Day trip to: Fabulous Tsaghkadzor, Emerald Sevan

Day trip to: Fabulous Tsaghkadzor, Emerald Sevan

According to tradition the fortress and flowerbed with most of the beautiful flowers were built by the order of Princess Pahlavi. As the legend holds, once the flowers were torn from the princess’ garden and scattered over the land by the strong wind. That is why this destination is referred to as “the gorge of flowers” since it is blooming with an array of gorgeous plants. Many people visit Tsaghkadzor for its fresh air, which is known to have a countless number of health benefits. Additionally, it has become Armenia’s ski center during the winter months. The Kecharis Monastery Complex of the 11th century is also located here. It was founded by Pahlavuni princes. The next stop is Lake Sevan that is only 30 minutes’ drive distance from Tsaghkadzor. It is known as a blue gem of the Armenian mountains cape.

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(15 reviews)

Great tour. Eduard was a fantastic guide with incredible knowledge and passion for his country. Lunch was really good as well.

It was an unforgettable trip with amazing guide and driver, a perfectly planned tour program, a wonderful lunch.

the trip was very well organized. the amount of time for sightseeing and free time is perfectly matched.

The tour is amazing. The guide is awesome. All is good!

Very informative and professional guide. Good driver