Armenia Open Air Museum

If I were to be asked where on the planet Earth one can see the most incredible wonders, I would first of all say Armenia, said Rockwell Kent.

There is no other land in the world so full of wonders as the land of Armenians... But whatever may have been their destiny, and it has been bitter, whatever it may be in future, their country must ever be one of the most interesting in the world George Gordon Byron

General Information

Detailed Sample Itinerary

Places Visited 

Yerevan, Echmiadzin, Gyumri, Odzun, Sevan, Dilijan, Garni, Geghard, Khor-Virap, Sisian, Yerevan, Ashtarak

Departure Dates 

Flexible and customizable for private departures.

Detailed Sample Itinerary 

Day 1

Yerevan city tour

Arrival in Yerevan, at the International Airport Zvartnots Meeting and pick up to the HTL . Check in. Leisure time. City tour. Visit the Museum- Fortress Erebuni, proceed to the History Museum of Armenia. Visit Tsitsernakaberd, memorial complex dedicated to the victims of the Genocide, 1915. Matenadaran rare depository of manuscripts Visit Yerevan Brandy Factory with the tasting.

Day 2

Garni- Geghard (80 km)

Yerevan Drive to Garni pagan temple, the summer residence of Armenian Kings (1st. C ). Observing Geghard monastery complex (12-13th.c ), cut in one monolithic rock. Return to the city. Walking around the Vernissage open-air handicraft shop. Free time. Visit Concert hall or the opera performance.

Day 3

Echmiadzin-Metsamor-Sardarapat (140 km)

Drive to Echmiadzin Armenians spiritual center . Visit the Cathedral of Armenian Apostolic Church (4th.c ). Enter the museum inside the church. Visit the church St. Hripsime (7th. C ). Proceed to Metsamor- observing the ruins of the settlement ( 2 thousand years BC) and local archeological museum exhibits. Drive to Sardarapat .Visit the Ethnographic Museum of Armenia. On the way back observing the ruins of the church Zvartnots (7th. C ). Return to Yerevan.

Day 4

Tsakhkadzor - Sevan (80 km)

Drive to Tsakhkadzor the gorge of flowers, during the Soviet times there was located Olympic center of winter sport games. Observing Kecharis monastery (11-12th. C ). Ascent to the mountain Tegenis (3100 m) by the cable way. Drive to the Lake Sevan, 1900 m above the sea level. Observing the monastery complex on the peninsula (9th. C ). Overnight at Lake Sevan.

Day 5

Sanahin Haghpat (320 km)

Drive to the high mountain resort Dilijan .Observing the monastery complex Haghartsin (11-13th. C ). Proceed to Alaverdi , observing the monasteries Sanahin (9-12th. C ) and Haghpat (11-13th. C ). Return to Yerevan.

Day 6

Khor Virab- Noravank (250 km)

Drive to Khor Virab, the border with Turkey and observing the church St. Blessed Mother (17th. C ). From the hill everyone can admire the handsome view of the biblical mountain Ararat. Proceed to monastery Noravank (13-14th. C ). On the way back stop in Areni country and wine tasting in the Wine factory. Return to Yerevan.

Day 7

Ashtarak Amberd (120 km)

Drive to Ashtarak to the foot of the mountain Aragats. Observing the churches Tsiranavor (5th. C ) and Karmravor (7th. C ). Proceeding up by the mountainside of Aragats- the highest point of Armenia (4090 m). Observing the fortress Amberd (10-12th. C ) (2300 m above the sea level). Return to Yerevan. Free time. Farewell dinner. Check out, pick up to the Airport Zvartnots.

Day 9


Sisian, Tanahat monastery complex (13th c), Gladzor university. Noravank (13-14th cc.), lunch-picnic. Khor-Virap (4th c.). Artashat ancient trade center. Dinner, overnight in Yerevan.

Day 10

Yerevan, Ashtarak

Matenadaran - institute and museum of medieval manuscripts. Ashtarak, medieval bridge (13th c.), Karmravor (7th c.) and Tsiranavor (5th-c.) churches. Lunch. Hamberd castle and church (10-13th cc.), Saghmosavank monastery (13th-c.). Parting dinner, overnight in Yerevan.

Day 11




Orient Travel Armenia recommends the following guidelines for customized Festival Armenia tour packages excluding international flights:

  • 5-star: USD $200 - $1,000+ per person per day
  • 4-star: Minimum USD $150 per person per day
  • 3-star: Minimum USD $100 per person per day

The customized package will include accommodations, airport transfers and other transportation within Armenia, guided tours or activities, unique experiences, trip planning, and 24X7 support during your trip.

Please inquire for a custom quote. The price is customized based on final accommodation choices, travel dates, and other custom preferences.