The Treasury of Ancient Culture Tour

Explore the complexities, beauty and challenges of ancient and modern life on this the treasury of ancient culture, sheltered by the Biblical Ararat tour. We will uncover the archaeological beginnings of the Christian religion, and expose you to the social labyrinths of modern Armenia...

General Information

Detailed Sample Itinerary

Places Visited 

Yerevan, Garni, Geghard, Khor Virab, Echmiadzin, Zvartnots, Sevan, Ashtarak, Amberd

Departure Dates 

Flexible and customizable for private departures.

Detailed Sample Itinerary 

Day 1


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

Khor Virab- Echmiadzin-Zvartnots (120 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 Echmiadzin the spiritual center of all Armenians. Visit the Cathedral of Armenian Apostolic Church (4th. C ). Enter the museum inside the church. Visit the church St. Hripsime (7th. C ).On the way back observing the ruins of Zvartnots (7th. C ). Drive back to Yerevan. Visit the Carpet Factory.

Day 4

Sevan Dilijan (240 km)

Drive to the Lake Sevan , 1900 m above the sea level. Observing the monastery complex on the peninsula (9th.c ). Proceed to the high mountain resort Dilijan .Observing the monastery complex Haghartsin (11-13th.c ). Return to Yerevan

Day 5

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 ). Return to Yerevan. Free time. Farewell dinner. Check out, pick up to the Airport Zvartnots.



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.