The Trail through Ages Tour

Armenians refer to themselves as "hay" and the country as "Hayastan", originating from the legend of the great warrior, Haik, who defeated the Persian warrior Bell. The people of Armenia, Armens are already mentioned in ancient cuneiform tablets of Darii I of Persia and in Homer's Iliad. Although little is known about the first inhabitants of today's Armenia, significant petroglyphs in the Geghama Mountains prove the existence of human beings in this region before 12,000 BC.

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 - 2

Arrival Yerevan city sightseeing tour, Garni Geghard

Matenadaran (museum of manuscripts) Mayr Hayastan (Mother Armenia), Arch of Charents Garni pagan temple (I c. AD) Geghard (12-13th c. monastery carved into solid rock) Return to Yerevan

Day 2

Etchmiadzin, Zvartnots

Breakfast in hotel St. Hripsime temple (7th c.) Cathedral (4th c.) Museum of Cathedral Churches of St. Gayane Ruins of Zvartnots (Temple of Heaven Angels, 7th c.) Return to Yerevan, Tsitsernakaberd Yerevan Cognac Factory

Day 3

Lake Sevan, Dilijan

Breakfast in hotel Lake Sevan Church of Peninsula Haghartsin Monastery (11-13th c.) Goshavank Monastery (12th c.) Return to Yerevan

Day 4

Khor Virap

Breakfast in hotel Khor Virap Monastery Noravank Monastery Return to Yerevan



Orient Travel Armenia recommends the following guidelines for customized 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.