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8 Days History tour itinerary for armenia: Come Across Historic Forts, Churches Ruins & Cave Temples

Dilijan, Garni, Goris, Jermuk, Yerevan

Archeology
Archeology Tour
History
History Tour
Sightseeing
Sightseeing Tour

Explore major relevant archaeological sites during this tour. Here, you will visit the Geghard Monastery, Erebuni Fortress, St. Hripsime Church, St. Echmiadzin Cathedral, Tatev Monastery etc. can also explore hiking options at Khndzoresk cave town.

DAY 01

Arrive at Yerevan

  • Arrive in Yerevan and transfer to hotel for accommodation.

  • Overnight in the hotel.

DAY 02

Garni Pagan Temple

  • Trip to Greco-Roman style Garni pagan temple (1st century AD). It is the only pagan temple in Armenia and in the Caucasus.

  • Visit Geghard Monastery (12-13th century UNESCO heritage).

  • See the historical marvel of Erebuni Fortress (782 BC) and Museum.

DAY 03

Churches and Museums

  • Take a trip to St. Echmiadzin Cathedral (301 AD, UNESCO heritage, and the religious center of Armenia, an Armenian Vatican).

  • Explore St. Hripsime Church (7th century UNESCO heritage).

  • Stop at the Metsamor archaeological site and Museum. 

  • Visit Zvartnots Church ruins (7th century UNESCO heritage).

  • Proceed to the State History Museum of Armenia. 

DAY 04

Century Old Monasteries

  • Visit Khor Virap Monastery (17th century). From here, one can enjoy the majestic view of Biblical Mount Ararat (5165 m.)

  • Stop at Areni winery for wine tasting.

  • Head to the ancient archaeological cave at Areni.

  • Proceed to Noravank Monastery (10-14th century).

  • Drive to South Armenia, Syunik Region.

  • Overnight in Goris. 

DAY 05

Scintillating Waterfalls

  • Explore the Khndzoresk cave town (hiking is optional).

  • Take the longest cable car in the world to Tatev Monastery (9-15th century).

  • Stop at Stonehenge (5000 BC), a circular arrangement of 204 stones that is believed to be a celestial observatory.

  • Marvel at the Jermuk waterfalls.

  • Look into the Mineral water tasting.

  • Overnight in Jermuk - mineral water treatment tour (optional).

DAY 06

Selim Pass - Lake Sevan

  • Visit the Selim Caranceray (14th century) - located in the south of the Selim Pass (2410 m). When Armenia was a station along the Great Silk Road (from China to Europe), there were many active Caravansaries (rest stops) for caravans that passed through.

  • Marvel at Lake Sevan (1916 m),  the largest lake in Armenia and a large alpine lake in the world. See the Noraduz cross-stones and the Sevan Monastery (9th century).

  • Overnight in Dilijan.

DAY 07

Goshavank, Haghartsin Monastery - Parz lake

  • Visit the Goshavank Monastery (12-13th century).

  • Stop at the Haghartsin monastery (10-12 th century).

  • Marvel at the Parz Lake.

  • Look at the Ethnographic museum and handicraft art street in Dilijan.

  • Back to Yerevan. 

DAY 08

Departure

  • Transfer to the airport for departure.

  • 600 USD Per Group
  • Transportation. 

  • Armenian tour guide. 

  • Hotel, meal, and entrance tickets.

  • The itinerary is flexible upon your request!

  • The 8 days archaeological tour in Armenia covers most of the important archaeological sites.    Tourists will know about valuable exhibits in the historical sites of the country. The tour is full of archaeological excavations, centuries-old monuments and an unforgettable journey through time!    

Dilijan, Garni, Goris, Jermuk, Yerevan

Archeology
Archeology Tour
History
History Tour
Sightseeing
Sightseeing Tour
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Susanna Grigoryan

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