Home Travel tours Beauties of Armenia and Artsakh
duration: 14 days / 13 nights
location: Armenia,
  • Yerevan
  • Khor Virap
  • Noravank Monastery
  • Tatev Monastery
  • Zvartnoc
  • SANAHIN
  • Vagharshapat
  • Amberd
  • Lake Sevan
  • Garni
  • Kari Lake
  • Stepanavan
  • Selim caravansary
  • Jermuk
  • Dilijan
  • Geghard
  • Areni
  • Goris
  • Stepanakert
  • Shushi
  • Gandzasar
  • Askeran
  • Qarahunj
  • Tsapatagh
  • Alaverdi
  • Aparan
  • Oshakan

Beauties of Armenia and Artsakh

The highlights of this tour:

  • Experience authentic rural life of Karabakh. 
  • Taste the famous "Zhengyalov Hats" national dish of Karabakh, made from bread and extremely tasty local herbs. 
  • Take a photo with the monument called popularly "Tatik and Papik" (Grandmother and Grandfather), an old Armenian man and woman hewn from rock.
  • Unique traditions, magic nature, rich cultural heritage and local cuisine make Artsakh very attractive for tourists.
1days
Welcome to Armenia
  • Yerevan
Arrival in Yerevan, meeting, transfer to the hotel City tour around Yerevan - the ancient capital of Armenia. Explore the uniqueness of the city streets; you will enjoy the warm atmosphere, friendly smiles of local people and unique coloring of this wonderful ancient city - Opera House, Cascade Complex, Republic Square, the Governmental Building, Statue of Victory, the Stadium and the canyon of Hrazdan. At 20:00, have a welcome dinner in Armenian traditional restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
2days
Trip to Southern Armenia
  • Yerevan   |   Khor-Virap   |   Areni   |   Noravank  |  Goris
Breakfast at the hotel. The excursion to the brandy factory "ArArAt" with the cognac degustation. Continue trip to Khor Virap Monastery (17-18 centuries). Enjoy the impressive view of Mount Ararat. Visit to Areni wine factory with wine degustation. Visit to Noravank Monastery (13 century). Lunch in the restaurant. A stroll to Goris city. Accommodation at the hotel. Dinner at the restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.

3days
The Wings of Tatev
  • Goris  |   Tatev Monastery  |  Khndzoresk   |   Stepanakert
Breakfast at the hotel. Sightseeing tour around Goris. Visit to the Monastery of Tatev (9-13 centuries). At 11:00 lifting to the Monastery by the ropeway. Lunch in the restaurant "Tatevatun". Drive to Khndzoresk - located to the right of Goris (8 km). The village is well known of its "natural stony carpets". Old Khndzoresk Cave village - located on the steep slope of a gorge, is comprised of both natural and manmade caves. At the inhabiting community's height, some estimates suggest that population grew to as many as 15,000 people. Continue our trip to Nagorno Kharabakh. Arrival in Stepanakert. Accommodation at the hotel. Free time at the hotel. Dinner at the restaurant or in the city center. Overnight at the hotel.
4days
Acquaintance with Artsakh
  • Stepanakert    |   Shushi    |   Stepanakert
Breakfast at the hotel. The Renaissance Square, the Memorial to the Soldiers of Artsakh. City tour in Stepanakert - State Museum of Artsakh Drive to Shushi city. Clear mountain air, mild climate, forested neighborhood, due to the sources of medicinal mineral water, Shushi is one of the favorite holiday destinations in Kharabakh. One of main sights in the town is the Fortress of Shushi. As well, another main architectural heritage is the Cathedral of Christ the Holy Savior, known as the Ghazanchetsots Cathedral. The cathedral has seen a number of uses over the years. Visit to the Museum of Shushi city. It is located in two charming mansions of the mid 19th century; the local historical museum of Shushi city includes the great collection of artifacts. Here is exhibited the materials of illustrated history of the city since the foundation to nowadays. The separate hall is devoted to the military operations for the liberation of Shushi on 9 May 1992. The collection of museum are constantly updated with new exhibits. Lunch in the restaurant at the hotel Shushi Grand. Come back to Stepanakert. Dinner in the restaurant or in the city center. Overnight at the hotel.
5days
The oldest tree of Artsakh
  • Stepanakert    |  Amaras   |  Tnjri Tsar    |   Stepanakert
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Amaras. Amaras is one of the first monasteries that have emerged during the spread of Christianity in Artsakh and Utica. The monastery is located in Martuni Region, in the southeastern part of Nagorno Kharabakh. The Gregory Illuminator founded the monastery Amaras in the 4th century. Visit to Tnjri Tsar. Nearby from Skhtorashen village stands a large sycamore - more than 2000 years. The tree higher than 54m. In the hole has the 44m2 area. Inside the tree can easily accommodate more than a hundred people. The diameter of magistralny base hollow 27m. A huge sycamore casts a shadow on the surface is 1400m2. The size of the leaves of the tree is 0.5 m. Come back to Stepanakert. Lunch in the restaurant. Free time in the city center. Dinner in the restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
6days
"Treasure-Mountain" of Artsakh
  • Stepanakert    |   Gandzasar   |   Askeran   |   Stepanakert
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit to the Monastery Gandzasar. Gandzasar - one of the most important monasteries of Artsakh. It is located nearly Vank city, in Martakert Region. Continue trip to the Fortress Askeran, located in the southern part of Askeran village, at 4 kilometres from Stepanakert. Surrounding by the valley of the river Karkar, it was known also as Mayraberd from ancient times and the important strategic object in the 18th century. Drive back to Stepanakert. Dinner at the restaurant or in the city center. Overnight at the hotel.
7days
Armenian Stonehenge / mineral waters
  • Stepanakert   |  Qarahunj   |  Jermuk
Breakfast at the hotel. The morning will start with the visit to Jermuk. On the way have a visit to Qarahunj or Zorats Qarer - the prehistoric archaeological site. It is also often referred to in international tourist lore as the "Armenian Stonehenge". Lunch in the restaurant. Accommodation at the hotel. Walk through on the refreshing park, in the autumn forests; go to the sources of mineral waters, to the waterfall. Free time: a high quality of mineral waters of Jermuk in the combination with the unique landscape and climatic conditions of the resort. Mineral waters have a medical impact on the human organism. Dinner in the hotel or in the city center. Overnight at the hotel.
8days
The oldest khachkars in the cemetery
  • Jermuk   |  Selim Caravanserai   |  Noraduz   |  Lake Sevan 
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Lake Sevan through Selim Pass. A walk on mountain road from the height 2400m down to the panorama of Sevan. Coffee break time. Our trip to Noraduz. On the lakeshore of Sevan is located Noraduz village. The village is well-known of the cemetery of "khachkars". In this small territory, there are more than 900 "khachkars" of various eras and styles. Accommodation at the hotel. Dinner at the restaurant of the hotel. Time for relax at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel. 
9days
THE PEARL OF ARMENIA / LITTLE SWITZERLAND
  • Sevan     Dilijan    |   Alaverdi
Breakfast at the hotel. Visiting the Monastery of Sevanavank (IX century) which is located on Sevan peninsula. Drive to the spa town Dilijan, usually called Armenian Switzerland or Little Switzerland. Lunch in the restaurant "Haykanush". In the menu is included: various soups, a soup from the lamb with apricots and a beef soup with pomegranate, a great variety of salads and second dishes. The restaurant has a beautiful view of the old town of Dilijan. The excursion to Agartsnavank Monastery (X-XIV centuries). Continue trip to Alaverdi. Accommodation at the hotel. The hotel is designed to evoke the historical romance and excitement associated with medieval Armenian castles. Dinner at the restaurant of the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
10days
The Treasures of UNESCO
  • Alaverdi    |  Haghpat   |   Sanahin    |   Alaverdi
Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion to Haghpat and Sanahin Monasteries (10-13 cc.). The two monastic complexes represent the highest flowering of Armenian religious architecture. Lunch at the local restaurant. Come back to the hotel. Time for relax. Dinner at the restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
11days
Stone lake
  • Alaverdi   |   Aparan   |   Lake Kari   |   Amberd   |  Oshakan   |  Yerevan
Early breakfast at the hotel. Departure in Aparan. Drive to Lake Kari. Coffee break in the transport. Lake Kari - translated as the "stone lake", located on the height 3200m, in the slopes of Mount Aragats mostly formed by ice and snow. Visit to the Fortress Amberd (11-13 cc.) - the House of Pahlavuni. The site started as a Stone Age settlement. Drive to Oshakan - best known for the Saint Mesrop Mashtots Cathedral, which is the burial place of Saint Mesrop Mashtots, the creator of the Armenian alphabet. Lunch at the restaurant. The excursion to the Brandy Factory Oshakan with the degustation of wine and cognac. Come back to Yerevan. Accommodation at the hotel. Dinner at the restaurant in Yerevan. Overnight at the hotel.
12days
Holy Echmiadzin
  • Yerevan    |  Etchmiadzin   |   Zvartnots  |   Yerevan
Breakfast at the hotel.  The day starts with a visit to the Sergej Paradjanov Museum is a tribute to one of the greatest figures of 20th-century world cinema. Parajanov’s visionary films, such as “The Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors,” “Sayat-Nova,” and “The Legend of Suram Fortress,” earned him international acclaim and led to lifelong persecution by the Soviet regime. Visit to Saint Hripsime Church (the 7th c.) - One of the oldest surviving churches in the country. Continue trip to Etchmiatsin city – the regional center of Armenia. Have a visit to the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin (the 4th century). Sightseeing tour around the ruins of Zvartnots. Come back to Yerevan. Visit to the carpet factory "Megerian Carpet". Megerian Oriental Rug family specialists in new and antique oriental rug sales and production. The Megerian Brother's tradition and integrity in the fine craft of hand-made rug making, and restoration of rugs and tapestries is world renown. Lunch at the restaurant of the factory with the master class of famous Armenian dish. Drive to Matenadaran - a repository of ancient manuscripts, research institute and museum. Shopping time. Recommended sites: Vernissage Armenian market.  Dinner at the restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
13days
The Monastery of the Cave / Valley of flowers
  • Yerevan   |  Garni   |  Geghard   |   Tsaghkadzor  |  Yerevan
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to the Temple of Garni (the 1st c.) - the classical Hellenistic temple. On the way have a visit to the Arch of Charents. Next visit to the Monastery of Geghard (the 13th c.) - being partially carved out of the adjacent mountain, surrounded by cliffs. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lunch at the restaurant at the restaurant with mulberry vodka tasting and have a master class of Armenian national bread "lavash". Drive to Tsaghkadzor - a spa town and a popular lifting through the ropeway to the Mount Tegenis (2858m). Visit to Kecharis Monastery (11-13cc.). Visit to Tsitsernakaberd - the Armenian Genocide memorial complex - dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide. Dinner at the restaurant. Overnight at the hotel. 
14days
Departure
  • Yerevan    |   "Zvartnots" International Airport 

Breakfast at  the hotel. Transfer to airport. 

2 person

4 - 6 person8 - 15 person20 and more person

1870 EUR / 2030 USD

1200 EUR / 1290 USD890 EUR / 960 USD715 EUR / 790 USD

*The prices are per person

In the price is included:

Accommodation in a double room at Shirak*** / Hrazdan*** hotels in Yerevan, Mirhav*** hotel in Goris, Park Hotel Artsakh*** in Stepanakert, Verona*** hotel in Jermuk, Tsovasar**** hotel in Sevan, Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget**** hotel in Alaverdi / All breakfasts / Comfortable air-conditioned transport with a professional driver / Entrance tickets on the mentioned monuments / Guide service / All mentioned excursions / Degustation / Water in a transport


The price is not included:

Air tickets / SGL SPL cost: 220 eur / 240 usd / Alcoholic and soft drinks / Cost for visa / Fee for a photo and video in a museums / Tips / Personal expenses and other services, which are not mentioned above


Meals

12 Euro per person per lunch

17 Euro per person per dinner


Notes:

  • The choice of hotel in the whole territory of Armenia upon your wish
  • Start of the tour in Yerevan from the location where you are
  • Tour package for children till 5 years- free of charge
  • For children from 6 till 10 years old - 50 % sale for an extra bed
  • The museums in Yerevan are not working on Mondays


Important: The tour program is changeable, depending on the arrival / departure time of guests, the requests of guests, and the weather forecast.

If any other tour don’t correspond to your inquiry, our managers help you to organize the individual tour upon your preferences. 

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