Tour to ArmeniaThe Armenian apricotCharents Arch Garni pagan tampleTsaghkadzor ropewaysweet-stuff Sevanavank Monastery and the Sevan Lake GeghardavankAreni grape harvestAraratian tapakaMother Cathedral of Holy EtchmiadzinCascade YerevanYerevan the city of love.Wings of Tatev cableway between Halidzor and the Tatev monastery in ArmeniArchaeological monument Zvartnoc and Ararat Mount Armenian fruits in market.Khorovats and lavash biking in tonir.

Classical tour in Armenia

7 days / 6 nights
Sightseeing ethnic tour

Exceptional 9.85
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If you are planning your first trip to Armenia this tour package is just for you! The itinerary gives you opportunity to discover the country: traditions, lots of interesting historic facts, visit the most important historic, cultural and religious centers, communicate with people, taste Armenian national dishes, even take part in backing process of Armenian national bread - lavash and making khorovats (Armenian BBQ), be participant of preparation process of Armenian national brendy (Cognac) and taste it. You will enjoy all the above mentioned within a week's stay. The tour is organized in a special way to see interesting variety of the Armenian nature and during almost all your trip have the view of Bible mount Ararat.

Tour programm

Day 1

Airport - Tour in Yerevan

14:00 Arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel in Yerevan, accommodation and a little rest. 15:30 Tour to Matenadaran – research institute and museum, which holds one of the world's richest depositories of medieval manuscripts and books. 16:30 Bus tour in Yerevan with stops near statue of David of Sassoun and Mother Armenia statue at Victory park with an incredible overview of a city. The Cascade complex, Cafesjian Center for the Arts, Opera house. 19:00 Welcome dinner at “Yerevan Tavern” restaurant with folk program (Armenian national songs and dances). 21:30 Evening walk from the Northern Avenue to Republic Square. Participation in Dancing fountains show. 23:00 Return to the hotel.
Day 2

Yerevan - Echmiadzin – Zvartnots – Yerevan

Breakfast at hotel. 10:00 Tour to so called “Armenian Vatican” Echmiadzin – the spiritual center of Armenia, where Pontifical Residence of Catholicos of All Armenians – the head of Armenian Apostolic church is located. The city is just about 20 km from Yerevan. Here we'll visit 4th century Echmiadzin Cathedral, Echmiadzin treasury, where the lance that pierced the side of Christ by the Roman soldier is also exposed. We will visit Zvartnots Cathedral, which is considered as a masterpiece of early medieval Armenian architecture, and listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. 14:00 Lunch at apricot orchard of “Van” restaurant in the open air. 16:00 Return to Yerevan, where we’ll visit Ararat brandy factory and taste few brands of Armenian brandy (cognac). Free evening in Yerevan.
Day 3

Yerevan – Khor Virap – Areni – Noravank – Tatev – Goris

Breakfast at hotel. 8:00 Check out of a hotel and heading for the South of Armenia. 9:00 First stop – Khor Virap Monastery which offers magnificent view on biblical Mount Ararat. 11. Visiting Trchuneri (Bird) cave, where we also can find 6000 years old winery. Few years ago the oldest shoe in history had been found also in this region. Despite the fact, that the archeological excavations are still ongoing, we have a chance to peak into a mystical cave. It is Areni wine region, where famous red wine Areni is produced. We will not miss a chance to taste it at one of local wineries or at home of local peasant. 12:00 Visiting of Noravank Monastery of XIII century, hidden in mystic red cliffs. 13:30 Lunch at “Lchak” restataurant. 16:30 We will rise from Alidzor village to Tatev monastery on a cableway “Wings of Tatev”. 19:30 Accomodation at Mirhav hotel in Goris. 20:00 Dinner at the hotel.
Day 4

Goris - Karahunj - Selim - Noratus - Sevan - Tsaghkunq – Tsaghkadzor

Breakfast at the hotel 8:00 Leaving for the tour 9:00 Karahunj – Zorats Qarer, is a prehistoric archaeological site of VI millennium BC, which is often called as the “Armenian Stonehenge”. 12:00 Vardenyats (Selim) caravanserai – one of the important destinations in Armenia on Great Silk Road. This buildings were built along commercial routes for the accommodation of travelers, who were travelled from Europe to the East. 13:00 Noratus – the biggest khachkar cemetery on the territory of modern Armenia. 14:00 Lunch at seaside Tsovatsoc restaurant, a dish from local sig fish, brand kebabs from Sevan crayfish. 15:00 Tour to Sevan lake – the biggest lake in Caucasus. On the North-West shore we will visit Sevanavank monastery. 17:00 Rest and dinner at colorful guest house Tsaghkunq, the chief will give a masterclass in cooking a lamb in tandoor (for 10+ groups). 21:00 Transfer to Tsaghkadzor, accommodation at the hotel.
Day 5

Tsaghkadzor – Geghard – Garni – Stone Symphony - Yerevan

Breakfast at the hotel. 10:00 Check out of the hotel. 10:15 We will rise one level on Tsaghkadzor cableroad. 11:00 Kecharis monastery. 11:30 Photo-stop near Charents arch against the backdrop of Mount Ararat. 12:00 Tour to Geghard medieval monastery – a fantastic example of medieval Armenian architecture of XII century. It is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. 14:00 Lunch at village house in Garni, participation in baking Armenian bread lavash. 15:30 Tour to pagan temple Garni – the only preserved monument, referring to the era of paganism and Hellenism. 16:30 A short walking tour to Garni gorge – to the natural wonder "Symphony of the Stones". 18:30 Return to Yerevan and accommodation at the hotel, time for rest. Free evening.
Day 6

Yerevan – Shopping – Amberd - Yerevan

Breakfast at the hotel. 10:00 Preparing for the tour. 10:30 History museum of Armenia, where different eras of the Armenian Highland are represented - beginning from the Paleolithic to the present days. 12:30 Time for shopping. You can chose from a big variety of souvenirs and local products, which are in high demand among our guests – wines, brandies, dried fruits, sweets, herbs, jewelry, etc. For this purpose we will visit the souvenir market Vernissage and Tashir – the market of local sweets and dried fruits. 14:00 Lunch at refined restaurant Charentsi 28 of Western Armenian cuisine. 15:30 Afterwards we will go on tour to Amberd Fortress – the historical security complex, which consists of the castle of VII century and the church of XI century. It's one of the fewest preserved fortresses on the territory of Armenia. Free evening.
Day 7

Yerevan - Airport

Breakfast at the hotel. 09:30 Check out of the hotel. 10:00 Transfer to airport.

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* Extra charge for single room - 100$ per person.

The tour price includes: 
  • Airport-hotel-airport individual transfers;
  • Accommodation: 4 nights in Nare Hotel in Yerevan, 1 night in Mirhav Hotel in Goris, 1 night in Tsaghkahovit Hotel  in Tsaghkadzor (semi-lux rooms),  breakfast included; 
  • All the transfers on a comfortable vehicle;
  • 5 lunches and 2 dinners at the best restaurants of Armenian cuisine, guest homes and peasant houses;
  • Welcome dinner with folk program and wine;
  • English speaking guide (7 guided tours and 2 transfers);
  • Entrance fees;
  • Wine and brandy tasting;
  • Drinking spring water in a vehicle;
  • Tour program, tour-map of Armenia; 
  • Around-the-clock phone support; 
  • Taxes.
The tour price does not include: 
  • Airline tickets;
  • Beverages;
  • Insurance.
  • If needed, one can chose any other hotel in Armenia;
  • The tour is free for children under 5;
  • 50% discount for children from 6 to 10 years with extra bed in a room;
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Author : Svetlana, 20 April 2017, 00:38
Armenia tasteful
"I bow my head under your beauties. And kiss them all on crimson lips... A firestone country, an almaz country, a dream country (translated from Russian) !" Those poetic lines by Gorodinskiy still repeat in my mind after visiting your amazing country. Having returned from Armenia not long ago, we already miss the country that had wrapped us with such hearty welcome. And this all was possible thanks to the high quality staff your company has. Gor and Arayik revealed Armenia to us, showing us its pearls and giving us a chance to peep into the pages of its centuries-old history. Thank you for the warm welcome. I would also like to highlight the professionalism and unlimited positivity that Gor possesses. Svetlana and Marina. Nizhnevartovsk
Author : Aleks Shava, 31 October 2016, 07:43
Sincere and wonderful!
Thank you for a well-organized tour. Everything was fair, and not merely professional, but humanly honest and excellent! How can I help you and invite hundreds of people from Israel to visit Armenia? Especially when according to Torah, Mount Ararat has a significant meaning for the Jews, too! Really, thank you very much, but please do not drive so fast by the magnificent rocks in Goris and Sevan. Special thanks to the guide and our driver!
Author : Lyudmila, 05 August 2016, 13:54
Just a fairy tale
Author : Dear friends! After this trip one wants to address the organizers and guides of the Classical tour in Armenia for the period from 16 to 22 July 2016 in exactly this manner. Sweet, precautious tour consultant Satine Apresyan, attractive universal guide Ruben Hovsepyan, quiet and reliable driver Arkadiy and all the kind-hearted marvelous people who we met during our tour in Armenia (of course, including my amazing trip companions from St. Petersburg, Nizhniy Novgorod, Odessa, Rostov-on-Don and Poland), - we all became a little closer to one another during such a short period of 6 days which was still full of events!!!Thanks to Barev Armenia for new friends and fantastic impressions from their saint ancient country, its nature and people! Success and prosperity to your friendly team! And I want to cite here this poem which I dedicated to our kind Armenian “knights”, and read it for them when leaving. I want you also to be aware of the feelings of gratefulness we have towards them: “Our sweet Ruben and Arkadiy! We felt sad looking at you when departing. We just told you “Barev dzez”, and tomorrow’s is our last day. Our fairy tale in Yerevan will get lost soon in a maze. It was for a short time that we were together, but everyone got enough attention! Having toured in half the country, let us wish you luck and depart now. We say to you “Shnorhakalutyun”, as well as “Merci”, “ Ev Tstesutyun” from the bottom of our hearts”! (translated from a rhymed poem, original in Russian, See you again in your beautiful land))) THANK YOU!!!
Author : Nataliya, 11 July 2016, 10:28
Tour Classic in Armenia
Hello. We had our vacation between 24.06.2016 and 30.06.2016, and the tour was named Classical. Our tour guide Gor and driver Ashot used only 7 days to show us Armenia, its landmarks and people living there in such a way that we honestly fell in love with Armenia. Thank you for attention, hospitality and perfect organization, well-planned timetable, and professionalism. Everything was organized on the highest level. I recommend this route to everybody. Thank you, Barev Armenia. I wish wellbeing and prosperity to You. Nataliya.
Author : Konstantin, 01 July 2016, 13:15
One of my best trips.
The heading already gives the gist. The views, the sights, the food, the nature, the wine – everything was top quality! Separate thanks to Gor and Ashot – these people really tried hard, and they managed to leave the best impression about Armenia and the Armenian people. Thank you!
Author : Yelena Vasilyeva, 07 June 2016, 01:42
Tour to Armenia May 21-27
I want to thank the company “Barev Armenia” for the great organization of the tour in Armenia. We travel very much, and we have many experiences to compare with, and we say that we really liked everything! The hotels are amazing, the girls at the hotels are affable and always eager to help. The hotel Nare in Yerevan is especially good. Besides, I want to thank our guide Gor Karapetyan and driver Ashot for punctuality and preciseness throughout the tour, for loads of interesting information about Armenia and constant care for us – restless tourists:))) I needed to find some relatives in Sevan, and Gor found a car with a driver, who drove me in the town and helped to find my relatives. Thank you very much! Best regards.
Author : Matveeva Tatyana, 17 May 2016, 15:19
Interesting tour, excellent organization.
Thank you for the great mood, Barev Armenia! We found the site with this trip accidentally, when searching for “where to go for the May holidays”. I chose “Classical tour in Armenia” from April 30th. I did not regret about my decision, which happens very rarely. From the very beginning of the written correspondence regarding organizational matters and till the departure from the airport! Now let me put down everything in a proper order: 1. The organization of the whole tour was on the highest level. Very good hotels! I especially liked the hotel Nare in Yerevan and the view of Yerevan from its balcony. 2. Meals – we were fed "to the maximum". Everything was delicious, various, very nourishing. And even the places where we dined, and sometimes had a supper, were chosen successfully. We will especially remember the dinner in the apricot treegarden, though there were no apricots on the trees yet. 3. Our guide - our "star Gor" (Gor Hovhannesyan). Gor takes the credits for setting the great mood even at the times of difficult weather conditions. Thank you for attentiveness, goodwill and surprising bonus route deviations. We especially liked the "not extreme" short routes. 4. Thanks to our driver Manvel – a real professional. 5. And we want to say thanks to Barev Armenia for forming such a great group of travelers in the minibus. We immediately became a united group of like-minded people under the leadership of Gor. It was good, joyful and exciting. The one-week tour was so inclusive, it felt like a month (and this is not only my opinion). Thank you. I really hope I will come back to Armenia.
Author : Yulia, 18 November 2015, 05:25
Wonderful tour, great organization
In November 2015 we had our vacation in Armenia thanks to your company. We opted for the Classic tour of Armenia with trips to Tatev, Noravank, Lake Sevan. I understood that I did not know anything about Armenia before that. It is the most ancient country with the richest cultural heritage. Armenia is worth visiting. And on the website of the company first of all I want to write about the tour organization. 1. We were welcomed at the airport on time and taken to the hotel. Frankly speaking, it was the first time I was worried after booking a trip in an unfamiliar country via Internet that they might forget about us, or be late or something like that. And we were also taken back to the airport on time and with comfort and stories about Armenia and the Armenians (one can’t do without). 2. The guide. One can’t find a guide of that level easily. Gor, thank you very much for sharing your knowledge about your country, your jokes, “interesting facts”, your attention and goodwill during seven days. Thanks a lot! 3. The driver. You know after our recent trip to Turkey where every other driver considers himself Schumacher and drives fast on serpent roads like on a highway, our driver Ashtar (I hope I spelled his name correctly) seemed a guardian angel to us. He always took us to our destinations without any problems, picked up, told stories during the dinner and supper, played Armenian folk music and Irina Allegrova in the car for us. A special thank you to him, too. 4. The choice of hotels and restaurants for dinner and supper. Excellent choice! I had never felt myself in such a gastronomic heaven in any other country, like I did in Armenia. We tasted all the delicious dishes of the Armenian cuisine. 5. Armenia itself. A beautiful country with beautiful people! We liked it very much there. P.S. I share my impressions about Armenia and my trip there with the tour operator Barev Armenia in the blog.
Author : Levitina I.V., 13 November 2015, 04:57
Excursion tour with rest in Sevan
We had never been in Armenia before. We found the web page of Barev Armenia through a Yandex search. We immediately liked that the tour managers gave us accurate and prompt replies for our request and throughout further correspondence. We chose an excursion tour with a rest in Sevan. We fixed in our memories the general image of the country as warm, hospitable and very beautiful, with ancient history and culture, amazing cuisine – but how hot it is there!!!We were pleasantly surprised by hotel Paris- everything was top notch. But we got really disappointed by the awful hotel Harsnakar on Lake Sevan- especially in contrast with everything else. All, apart from the lake itself, was terrible – rude personnel, filth and lack of basic items in the rooms, horrible restaurant – dirty and with virtually no breakfast, filth on the beach…overall, I highly recommend that you exclude them from your partners in order to avoid conflicts in the future. And big thanks to our coordinators for quickly rescuing us from there! Your staff is above any praise. They are all very professional – guide Ruben is unique with the width of his knowledge, driver Mihran is a virtuoso behind the wheel of a reliable car- just what is needed for the mountain roads. With the exception of the above mentioned hotel, everything was great – clean, tasty and comfortable. Really delicious and abundant – we will miss you…Yes, we will definitely advise your company to our friends and acquaintances!
Author : Anne Van Hoof, 26 July 2015, 02:30
Fascinating and immensely friendly country - Armenia!
We only returned from Erevan at lunchtime yesterday! I just wanted to add a few words to repeat how satisfied we have been by your services all along. The tour your arranged for us has made our holidays an unforgettable experience and we truly enjoyed the company of Arthur and Gor and the wide knowledge of Armenia Gor shared with us . You have made us discover a fascinating and immensely friendly country. We were just sorry that we had to leave!!!! We have friends who are planning to visit next year and if they look for a reliable agency we will certainly recommend you. Thank you again for the excellent services from our initial contacts early this year until completion of our tour. Kind regards,
Author : Ольга Овчинникова, 27 November 2014, 05:17
Незабываемое путешествие о Армении!
Огромное спасибо Барев Армения за замечательную организацию нашего недельного тура в Армению! Тур очень насыщенный, продуманный, больше за неделю успеть просто невозможно. Все было очень четко – от встречи в аэропорту до трансфера в аэропорт (Машина отличная – удобная, бесшумная, очень чистая, новая). Музеи интересные и во всех музеях нам встречались люди, прекрасно знающие историю Армении и стремящиеся наиболее интересно о ней нам рассказать. Во многом благодаря экскурсоводам в Матенадаране и Музее Истории Армении так интересно побывать. Мы попросили гида добавить к запланированным музеям Национальную галерею- и оказалось, что Художественная галерея в Ереване очень богатая. Обед в Армении- это нечто особенное. Ни разу блюда не повторялись, все было очень вкусно. Мы побывали в очень разных регионах Армении. Природа потрясающая, виды нереальной красоты мы запомним навсегда. Очень хочется приехать еще раз. Особенно хочу поблагодарить нашего гида Асмик и водителя Араика. Асмик – лучший гид из тех, что мне встречались. Она знает ответы на все вопросы – а состав нашей группы очень разнообразный и вопросы мы задавали из всех областей - и Асмик отвечала на все. Я просто потрясена ее эрудицией. Мы не слышали от нее заученных экскурсоводческих лекций- только увлекательные рассказы - об истории Армении, об архитектуре, о блюдах армянской кухни и о многом другом, она рассказывала и легенды и анекдоты, связанные с нашим путешествием. В поездке были совершенно неожиданные замечательные моменты, например некоторые из нас в монастыре Ахпат стояли совсем рядом с колоколами на втором этаже колокольни во время колокольного звона. Во время переездов в машине звучала музыка армянских музыкантов различных времен и стилей, мы увидели запись всеармянского танца вокруг горы Арагац и у колонн руин Звартноца. Очень много интересного мы увидели, услышали, попробовали в этой поездке благодаря нашему гиду, всего не перечислишь. Асмик- девушка, с которой очень интересно и приятно общаться. Большое спасибо! Араик- потрясающающий водитель. Серпантинные дороги Армении для нас- людей с равнины- были бы испытанием, если бы за рулем был кто-то другой . Но Араик вел машину настолько аккуратно, что мы сразу почувствовали себя в полной безопасности и просто смотрели по сторонам на изумительную красоту, которая нас окружала повсюду в Армении. На протяжении всего путешествия мы чувствовали внимание Араика. Большое спасибо! С уважением, Ольга Овчинникова
Author : Przemyslaw, 18 August 2014, 00:28

Dear Barev Team, We are back in Poland and I am writing to thank you very much for organizing the trips in Armenia. We have visited all we have planned. The driver and the guide were very good. Armenia is a beautiful country and we are happy we had an opportunity to spent part of our holidays in your country. Best greetings from Toruń

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