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Group Tour: Saghmosavank, Alphabet Alley, Amberd, sweet master class, Oshakan

Yerevan, Armenia
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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
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Travel into western Armenia to admire scenic medieval monasteries, forts, and more on this 7-hour tour from Yerevan. Visit the 13th-century Saghmosavank Monastery, set above a gorge beneath Mt. Aragats, and famous for its frescoes. Plus, see the unique Alphabet monument, the 7th-century Amberd fortress and Karmravor Church, and Oshakan village, one of Armenia’s holiest places, and savor a barbecue picnic (additional cost). Your tour includes air-conditioned transport, central Yerevan hotel pickup, and entrance fees.
  • All entrance fees included
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors


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Fantastic trip - tour guide very...
, Apr 2018
Fantastic trip - tour guide very knowledgeable about the sites, excellent English, kept to time but always had enough time for photos and own time at the site, snack provided, lovely bus and very careful driver. Perfect. Very handy hotel pick up included.
Especially Saghmosavank and Amberd are...
Thomas P
, Oct 2017
Especially Saghmosavank and Amberd are worth to see! So beautiful landscape. Recommended!

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Great tour

Group Tour: Garni pagan temple, Geghard monastery, Lake Sevan, Sevanavank | Mar 2020
Great tour with Sam and Harut. Sam was really knowledgeable about all of the locations and we had ample time to see them all. Would highly recommend this tour!
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Great tour of Armenia!

Private 7-8 hour Trip to Garni - Geghard - Lake Sevan - Sevanavank from Yerevan | Jan 2020
We really enjoyed this tour of Armenia. Xach was a brilliant, friendly and knowledgable tour guide. The sites of Garni and Geghard were very interesting and Lake Sevan was amazing. We would definitely recommend this tour!
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Khor virap and norovank

Group Tour: Khor Virap, Noravank, Hin Areni (wine tasting), ancient "Birds-Cave" | Dec 2019
Noravank is great. Khor virap without the view of the Ararat is nothing great. So travellers should make sure that they chose a day when clear sky is evident. Geghhard js possible the best monastry
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Awesome Tour

Private 8-9-hour Echmiadzin, Zvartnots, Garni and Geghard trip from Yerevan | Dec 2019
Had a lovely day. Armenia is beautiful and the tour company was very good. Driver was friendly and professional. Recommended
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A very fun and informative day

star-5Pam H
Group Tour: Garni pagan temple, Geghard monastery, Lake Sevan, Sevanavank | Dec 2019
Our guide facilitated this tour extremely well, and a lot was included. The lunch in the orchard was lovely, and the sites we visited were amazing.
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Good way to see some sites but depends on the tour guide you get

star-3Pam H
Group Tour: Echmiadzin (Cathedral, Treasury and churches), Zvartnots temple | Dec 2019
This day trip was good for seeing the monuments included, but the tour wasn't facilitated very well. English speakers had to wait while Russian speakers were given information about the sites, but when the guide was speaking in English several of the Russian people on the tour spoke over her and had conversations in Russian so much of the information was missed. This could have been avoided if the English speakers (which were a smaller group) were allowed to walk away and explore while the information was being given in Russian, and vice versa. We did not manage to explore many of the monuments as we would have liked because so much time was wasted standing around waiting for the Russian group to get all of the information.
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Well Organised 🙂🙂

Group Tour: Erebuni museum, Megerian carpet and Ararat Brandy factory in Yerevan | Nov 2019
I was apprehensive about going on my own but I had a lovely time. Guide was very informative. Time to take every thing in. Didn't feel rushed.
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Somewhat interesting.

Private 7-8 hour Trip to Garni - Geghard - Lake Sevan - Sevanavank from Yerevan | Oct 2019
I did not have a guide or an English speaking driver. Tour was ok the view from monastery at Lake Sevan was beautiful.
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Great sightseeing!

Private 7-8-hour Khor Virap, Garni temple & Geghard monastery trip from Yerevan | Aug 2019
Pick up was on time, everything went smoothly. The local guide Stefan is a very expert and friendly persone. He provided Us with lots information and He replied to all our curiosities. The tour doesn t last 8 hours but it was better like that!
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Thoroughly enjoyable day trip!

Group Tour: Garni pagan temple, Geghard monastery, Lake Sevan, Sevanavank | Aug 2019
This was a great day-trip to see and learn about some historical sites and attractions of Armenia. I totally enjoyed it and would certainly recommend it to others. The entire trip was made very pleasant by our excellent tour guide Vard (not sure if I got her spelling right). She single handedly managed a bus full of tourists in such a lovely and patient manner. And more important, was always there to answer questions and share with us so much about the history of Armenia. A word of thanks to the driver Narik as well for driving us safe.
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Thanks to Arthur and Sam for a great trip!

star-5Fridtjof L. F
Private 7-8-hour Khor Virap, Garni temple & Geghard monastery trip from Yerevan | Aug 2019
Thanks to Arthur and Sam for a great trip! Sam is very knowledgeable, there isn't a question to which he doesn't know the answer.
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Good tour, could be better

star-3Jeff S
Group Tour: Dream trip to South of Armenia in 2 days | Aug 2019
I saw a lot of good things on this tour but I felt cheated when, after a long bumpy ride, we were only given 40 minutes to explore Khndzoresk caves area, most of that time spent descending/ascending 400+ wooden stairs. I also felt sorry for a woman behind me who had trouble climbing the stairs to meet the unreasonable deadline. This tour could use better time management.
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Great trip!

star-5Paul J
Group Tour: Khor Virap, Noravank, "Devil's" bridge, Tatev (wayback on Ropeway) | Aug 2019
This was a really good trip, a completely full day of great sightseeing. We started around 9:00 AM and drove to several sights. The tour guides were awesome. This was an action packed day, driving through the beautiful scenery of Armenia, straddling the border with Azerbaijan and Turkey. Some tour guides might try to spread this out over two days as the driving distance is far. You get alot of value on this trip. Great job. Highly recommend.
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The long cable ride! Wow!!

Group Tour: Khor Virap, Noravank, "Devil's" bridge, Tatev (wayback on Ropeway) | Aug 2019
Our woman guide was so knowledgeable and entertaining. The landscape was out of this world... She made a long day so lively!!
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Amazing site to behold in person

Private Half-Day Khor Virap Monastery & Mount Ararat view Tour from Yerevan | Jul 2019
The guide was so literate, and articulate. She knew so much about Armenia, I was completely moved by the experience. I haven’t stopped thinking about the conversation we had. Mt A was breathtaking and the closed border is the most unique situation I’ve ever encountered.
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