Unveiling Ancient Wonders: A 4-Day Armenian Odyssey

Discover the allure of Armenia’s ancient roots, pristine natural beauty, and rich spiritual heritage in this meticulously planned 4-day tour. Engage with the past in Yerevan’s architectural marvels, feel the tranquility of Lake Sevan, and delve into the country’s religious traditions at renowned monastic complexes.

Trip Highlights:

  1. Stroll through Yerevan’s historic center, marveling at architectural wonders like the Cascade Complex and Republic Square.
  2. Unwind beside the tranquil waters of Lake Sevan and explore the ancient Sevanavank Monastery.
  3. Trace the spiritual legacy of Armenia at the monastic complexes of Noravank and Tatev.
  4. Uncover the rich tapestry of Armenian liturgical tradition at the holy city of Etchmiadzin.
  5. Drive through Armenia’s captivating countryside, unveiling the nation’s natural and historical gems.


Day 1: Arrival in Yerevan and Historic Walk

  • Morning arrival in Yerevan, the vibrant capital of Armenia.
  • Embark on an afternoon city tour visiting the iconic Cascade Complex, Republic Square, and a leisurely promenade along the Northern Avenue.
  • Free evening to discover the myriad culinary delights in local restaurants or explore Yerevan’s bustling nightlife.

Day 2: Lake Sevan and Tsaghkadzor

  • Departure to Lake Sevan in the morning, a high-altitude lake known for its clear waters and serene landscape. Explore the Sevanavank Monastery.
  • Continue to Tsaghkadzor, a popular spa town and ski resort, to see the Kecharis Monastery.
  • Drive back to Yerevan in the evening with free time to enjoy the city at your leisure.

Day 3: Holy Etchmiadzin and Zvartnots Ruins

  • Morning journey to Etchmiadzin, the spiritual center of Armenia, to visit the magnificent Etchmiadzin Cathedral.
  • Explore the nearby ruins of Zvartnots Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its intricate stone carvings and historical significance.
  • Return to Yerevan for a free evening to relax or explore further.

Day 4: Monastic Trail – Noravank and Tatev

  • Morning departure to the picturesque Noravank Monastery nestled within dramatic cliffs.
  • Continue south to the Tatev Monastery, taking the Wings of Tatev, the world’s longest reversible aerial tramway, for a scenic ride to the monastic complex.
  • Return to Yerevan for some last-minute souvenir shopping or leisure time before your evening departure.

What’s Included:

  1. Three nights’ accommodation in Yerevan.
  2. Daily breakfast.
  3. Transportation in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle.
  4. English-speaking guide for all sightseeing tours.
  5. Entry fees to all mentioned attractions.

What’s Excluded:

  1. Airfare to and from Armenia.
  2. Personal expenses like laundry, telephone, tips, etc.
  3. Any meals other than breakfast.
  4. Travel insurance.

Important Notes:

  1. Check the latest visa requirements from the Armenian consulate.
  2. Dress modestly when visiting religious sites.
  3. Having some local currency for small purchases is advisable as not all places accept credit cards.
  4. A phrasebook or translation app can be helpful as English is not widely spoken outside Yerevan.