Discover the beating heart of Armenia in this compact yet comprehensive 3-day tour. Immerse yourself in the ancient, the spiritual, and the natural wonders that make this country a hidden treasure in the Caucasus.
- Delve into Yerevan’s historical and architectural marvels including the Cascade Complex and Republic Square.
- Bask in the serenity of Lake Sevan and discover the ancient Sevanavank Monastery.
- Explore the spiritual sanctity of the ancient monasteries of Geghard and Khor Virap.
- Drive through the picturesque countryside unveiling the natural beauty of Armenia.
Day 1: Yerevan Arrival and Historical Immersion
- Morning arrival in Yerevan, Armenia’s capital and heart of Armenian culture.
- Afternoon city tour featuring the Cascade Complex, Republic Square, and a leisurely stroll along the Northern Avenue.
- Evening at leisure. Discover local culinary delights or take in the ambiance of Yerevan’s cafes and nightspots.
Day 2: Lake Sevan and Geghard Monastery
- Morning drive to the tranquil Lake Sevan, visit the ancient Sevanavank Monastery.
- Continue to the mystic Geghard Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site partially carved from the surrounding mountain.
- Return to Yerevan in the evening for a free time to relax or explore the city further.
Day 3: Khor Virap and Countryside Beauty
- Depart for the Khor Virap Monastery in the morning, enjoy panoramic views of Mount Ararat.
- Scenic drive through Armenia’s picturesque countryside, with opportunities for photo stops.
- Return to Yerevan for some last-minute souvenir shopping or relax at a local café before your evening departure.
- Two nights’ accommodation in Yerevan.
- Daily breakfast.
- Transportation in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle.
- English-speaking guide for all sightseeing tours.
- Entry fees to all mentioned attractions.
- Airfare to and from Armenia.
- Personal expenses like laundry, telephone, tips, etc.
- Any meals other than breakfast.
- Travel insurance.
- Check with the Armenian consulate for the latest visa information.
- Modest dress is required when visiting religious sites.
- It’s advisable to have some local currency for small purchases as not all places accept credit cards.
- A phrasebook or translation app could be beneficial as English is not widely spoken outside Yerevan.