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Cultural Exploration In Armenia

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  • 10 days / 9 nights
  • Small Group: max 13 p.
  • Physical rating - Easy

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USA, The UK, Australia, UAE, and EU member countries citizens are exempt from visas to Armenia and Georgia. For the visa information for other countries citizens please check Visa section.

Why you'll love this trip
  • You will visit 6100-year-old winery, where clay pots and grape seeds were found, local family run cheese farm to taste unique cheeses aged in wine and brandy.
  • Ride the world's longest Cable Car of 5.9 kilometers lengths in the Syunik region
  • Join a 13-member group of travelers from Europe, the Americas, and Australia, aged 55 to 60, for an exciting adventure.
Is this trip right for you?
  • 7 - 8 hours of sightseeing per day, with average drive length of 200 km
  • Visit 6100-year-old winery, where clay pots and grape seeds were found
  • Ride the world's longest Cable Car of 5.9 kilometers lengths in the Syunik region
  • Visit local family run cheese farm to taste unique cheeses aged in wine and brandy
  • Small group of 13 persons from Europe, Americas, Australia, average group age is 55 -60
Day by day itinerary

Day 1Arrival - Yerevan Old & New

Welcome to the vibrant and ancient city of Yerevan! Our tour begins at Victory Park, where we’ll enjoy a panoramic view of Yerevan and the majestic Mount Ararat. Next, we’ll explore the Cascade Complex, a grand staircase adorned with statues by renowned sculptors. This lively area is a favourite among locals, with its charming sidewalk cafes, restaurants, and beautiful artworks. Our journey continues to Matenadaran, one of the world’s largest manuscript depositories.

As we stroll through the city, we’ll pass by notable landmarks such as the State Opera House, Northern Avenue, and their surroundings, showcasing a captivating blend of architectural styles. Our path will lead us to the heart of Yerevan—the Republic Square, a bustling centre filled with significant historical data about Armenia and Yerevan. However, we won’t miss the opportunity to explore Kond Neighborhood, the oldest part of the city, tucked away from the bustling centre. A leisurely walk through the narrow streets and small houses of Kond will transport us back to a bygone era, offering a unique perspective of the capital.

Included Activities:

  • Yerevan Walking tour
  •  Matenadaran visit
  •  Kond visit

 Hotel in Yerevan
 Not included
7 hours

Day 2 Armenian Religious Center - Ejmiatsin

This day we’ll venture beyond the city to discover the captivating surroundings. Our first stop will be the renowned Ejmiatsin Cathedral, the world’s first Christian church. Inside the “Ejmiatsin Museum,” we’ll explore the ancient Christian world, including precious relics like the Holy Spear and a fragment of Noah’s Ark. Lunch will be served at the ethnographic centre. Next, we’ll visit the significant Sardarapat Memorial and ethnographic museum. The museum’s architecture faithfully replicates mediaeval Armenian fortifications. On our way back to Yerevan, we’ll pass by the ruins of Zvartnots Cathedral, a mesmerising 7th-century structure with a compelling history and the stunning backdrop of Mount Ararat. In the evening, we’ll return to Yerevan, where you can enjoy a peaceful evening or immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant cultural scene. Options abound, including attending an opera or ballet performance, or visiting a charming jazz club featuring world-class musicians—all at affordable prices.

Included Activities:   

  • Ejmiatsin Cathedral-Ejmiatsin Museum visit
  • Sardarapat visit
  • Zvartnots Cathedral visi

 Hotel in Yerevan
 Breakfast, Lunch
7 hours

Day 3Southwestern Armenian Treasures

Undoubtedly, the Khor Virap Monastery is a must-visit in Armenia, being the birthplace of Christianity as a state religion. After diving into Armenia’s rich history and admiring Mount Ararat from the hand’s reach, our tour takes us to the Old Areni Winery, where we taste local wines made of the endemic sort of grape Areni. Lunch will be served in a local guest house where we will taste Armenian traditional dishes. Our next stop is Areni Cave, the world’s oldest winery, dating back an astonishing 6,100 years. Continuing to Noravank Monastery located amidst red rocks made of the same stone. We’ll then capture stunning photos at the picturesque Spandaryan Reservoir before concluding our tour in Goris, where a delightful dinner awaits at the hotel.

Included Activities:   

  • Khor Virap visit
  • Old Areni Factory visit
  • Areni Cave visit
  • Noravank Monastery visit
  • Spandaryan Reservoir-photo stop

 Hotel in Goris
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
8 hours

Day 4Cave Town & World's Longest Cable Car

On the fourth day, our adventure begins in the historic village of Khndzoresk, where we’ll explore natural and man-made caves that once housed brave defenders of the land. Crossing a swinging bridge, we’ll move between the old and new parts of Khndzoresk. For lunch, we’ll enjoy a delicious meal at a restaurant with breathtaking views of the renowned Tatev Monastery. Tatev, a significant monastery in Armenia, will captivate us with its cultural and historical significance. To truly embrace the experience, we’ll take a thrilling cable car ride over the deep Vorotan River canyon. Our journey continues to the village of Hermon for rest and overnight stay, with a stop at the impressive Shaqi waterfall along the way. Weather permitting, we’ll be treated to a stunning night sky adorned with stars and the magnificent sight of the Milky Way.

Included Activities:   

  • Khndzoresk walking tour
  • Tatev Monastery visit
  • Tatev Cable car ride
  • Shaqi waterfall visit

 Hotel in Hermon Village
  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
7 hours

Day 5Silk Road & Armenian Switzerland

Get ready for an adventurous day as we travel back in time along the historic Silk Road. Our first stop is the Selim Caravanserai, a 13th-century inn that once hosted traders from China, India, and Europe. From the mountain pass, we’ll enjoy a breathtaking view of the cascading mountains. Continuing our journey, we’ll visit a historical village known for housing the world’s largest collection of khachkars (cross-stones). Here, we’ll have the opportunity to visit a family cheese farm and savour the unique flavours of locally aged cheeses, infused with wine and brandy. Driving along Lake Sevan, one of the world’s highest freshwater lakes situated at an altitude of around 2000 metres, we’ll enjoy a delightful lakeside lunch with a magnificent view. Our next destination is Dilijan, often called the “little Switzerland” of Armenia, renowned for its national parks and invigorating mountain air. Exploring the Old Dilijan Complex, characterised by its charming wooden balconies and artisan shops, we’ll take a leisurely stroll through this picturesque town, immersing ourselves in its delightful atmosphere.

Included Activities:   

  • The Great Silk Road- stop at Selim Caravanserai
  • Cheese tasting in family farm
  • Drive along Lake Sevan
  • Little Switzerland- Dilijan visit
  • Old Dilijan complex visit

 Hotel in Dilijan
  Breakfast, Lunch
7 hours

Day 6UNESCO World Heritage Sites

As part of our program Lori is included in the sixth day. The region of Lori will not leave us less amazed and surprised, since its location allows people to admire the centuries old churches of UNESCO world heritage sites, with their breathtaking surroundings. Here we will have an amazing opportunity to view two ancient monasteries in Aghtala and Haghpat – the real signs of Armenians living here from very old times. While the village of Dsegh is not a thing to miss for sure, it makes its visitors out of mind for its awesome nature, people and interesting cultural spots. We together will have lunch in the restaurant and the chef will demonstrate some traditional Armenian dish cooking.

Included Activities:   

  • Haghartstin Monastery visit
  • Tea tasting at Molokans
  • Lori berd Fortress visit

 Hotel in Dsegh Village
  Breakfast, Lunch
6 hours

Day 7 A City of Arts and Crafts

During those all days, we have tried our best to show our guests the Armenian culture and history, but the seventh day promises to be full of many more surprises than any other day (though each day is unique in its own way). We will drive into the cultural centre of Armenia, Gyumri. With its lofty black-and-apricot architecture, pottery studios and cute cafes, Armenia’s second-largest city, Gyumri, is the country’s creative capital and historical hub. In Gyumri we will have the chance not only to participate in several master classes, but also to dive into one of the most tragic parts of Armenian history and its dramatic consequences on the country. The tour will continue to another ancient monastery Marmashen with its incredible location over Akhurian River and Armenian-Turkish borders.

Included Activities:   

  • Gyumri city tour
  • Dzitoghtsonts museum visit
  • Aslamazyan Gallery visit
  • Marmashen Monastery visit

 Hotel in Gyumri
  Breakfast, Lunch
7 hours

Day 8Medieval Fortress & Armenian Alphabet Monument

If all the ways take us to Rome, then in Armenia they take us to the capital Yerevan. Today’s lunch will be on the road to Yerevan. We will have a stop at Gntuniq supermarket and bakery, where you will have a chance to see how the bread is baked on the walls of a hot oven and will smell a flavour of new baked hot bread. On the way back to Yerevan, the Monastery Saghmosavank will open its doors in front of us- one of the marvels of Armenia, with its marvellous canyon. Then we will go to find out the largest alphabet in the world, where the letters are gravestones and to find our first letters there. A visit to the fortress of Amberd would not bother us a lot. It would be even a shame for us not to pay attention to how the ancestors of today’s Armenian people lived and defended themselves. Due to those fortresses Armenians carried their brave history throughout centuries.

Included Activities:   

  • Gntuniq supermarket stop
  • Saghmosavank Monastery visit
  • Armenian Alphabet Monument visit
  • Amberd fortress visit

 Hotel in Yerevan
7 hours

Day 9Faith Before Christianity

Who said that Armenians were Christian all the time? What about the faith before Christianity? Yes, the previous day of the flight will be dedicated to explore two different faiths of Armenia: temple of Garni – the pagan symbol of the country and the Geghard Monastery – built from rocks with obscure and unbelievable architectural techniques. Both of them are surely close to each other but totally different universes. The region will amaze us with its breathtaking Azat Reservoir, Arch of Charents and so on, but we decided to get back to Yerevan and enjoy Ararat Brandy Company with its amazing museum and factory. Later the day, of course, we will celebrate the end of the tour with a farewell dinner.

Included Activities:   

  • Garni Temple visit
  • Geghard Monastery visit
  • Azat Reservoir visit
  • Arch of Charents visit
  • Brandy tasting at Ararat Brandy

 Hotel in Yerevan
  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
8 hours

Day 10Departure Day

Transfer to the airport.Armenia was happy to have you here and keep in mind Armenia will continue to amaze you despite how many times you have been here.


Price Includes
  • Transportation
  • Private airport transfers
  • Air conditioned private transportation
  • Local Experience
  • Brandy tasting in Ararat Brandy factory
  • Wine tasting in Areny winery
  • Cheese tasting in family farm
  • Tatever Cable Car
  • Museums
  • Entrance fees to museums
  • Museum guide fees
  • Hotels
  • Overnight stays in double / twin rooms for 9 nights
  • Meals
  • 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Staff & experts
  • English speaking local guides
  • 24 / 7 customer support service
Price Exludes
  • Airfare
  • Tips
  • Room service fees
  • Any private expenses
  • Single Supplement-€ 220 whole tour
  • 4* upgrade-€ 35 per night
  • Extra night price-€ 70

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Dates & Prices 2024
Guaranteed DatesAvailabilityPrice per person
18 April - 27 Aug13 seats left€1,677
09 May - 17 May13 seats left€1,677
30 May - 07 June13 seats left€1,677
27 June - 06 July13 seats left€1,677
11 July - 20 July13 seats left€1,677
01 Aug - 10 Aug13 seats left€1,677
29 Aug - 07 Sep13 seats left€1,677
03 Oct -12 Oct13 seats left€1,677
07 Nov - 16 Nov10 seats left€1,557
5 Reviews
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Dan Walker

Family Traveller

We are truly grateful for our tour guide-driver Arthur, who made our 10-day tour an unforgettable experience. He’s a friendly, cheerful, and comfortable person to deal with. Highly recommended company.

June 28, 2023

Joey Brown

Solo Traveller

The tour was good, I enjoyed it fully. Though I took it solo and I got new acquaintances in our small group of 5. The guide Ani was really good and the places I visited were fascinating. Thank you Rima for all your support and quick answers to my messages.

April 12, 2023

Joanne Campbell

Couple Traveller

I was looking for a guaranteed group tour to Armenia and checked a couple of UK travel websites, which do not guarantee that the tour will be organised on all the dates they published on the website. As I wanted to travel in the second half of October I couldn’t find an appropriate company, so I started to check local ones and chose Cascade Travel. We booked a small group tour to Armenia and then it turned out some people in our group would travel to Georgia the day we were close to the Georgian border. We started in a group of 10 and ended up 4. It was a lot of fun and very comfortable to travel in a group especially when the group members are good to hang out with in the evenings. Yeghevnut hotel in Goris has a nice terrace to sit in the evening. In Kaghni hotel we organised farewell dinner with all group members, those who would continue the next day tour to Georgia. There are a couple of small issues to mention, the cable car to Tatev Monastery was overcrowded and if you are ot close to the window you are risking to see nothing when passing the canyon, which is impressive. Berlin Art Hotel in Gyumri is located very close to the hospital but it is still in the city centre, freshly renovated and has fine breakfast. We travelled in a 20 seater minibus but when some part of group continued to Georgia our car was changed to a smaller 6 seater one which was ok for 4 of us but we didn’t expect that. Overall no specific concerns we are satisfied with the tour.

November 17, 2022

Ann Marie Rowe

Family Traveller

We booked this tour private for our family to Armenia with some changes. We were traveling with kids who would get bored with sightseeing only. So we added a zipline, river rafting and paddle-boarding activities in the tour. The last one paddle-boarding was just amazing. we rode boards in Azat reservoir, very close to Garni temple, it was evening time and sunset was astonishing, all surrounding hills and rocks where red as the water itself. Karen, the instructor is very skillful and sweet guy, we simply enjoyed a couple of hours ride. This was definitely the highlight of the tour.

July 6, 2022

Mateo Castillo

Couple Traveller

Everything was well organized, thank you guys for that quick and simple booking process and meeting me and my girlfriend with flowers at the airport as I wrote our arrival day was her birthday. That was a nice surprise.

May 31, 2022
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