Interested in one-day excursions? «Time To Travel» offers an extensive list of one-day tours to choose from:
Tour to Tatev
This amazing tour will introduce youplaces which have historical and cultural value, you will have the opportunity to taste the dishes of Armenian cuisineand also take part in different master classes.
- Visiting Noravank monastery
- Visiting Bird’s Cave
- Visiting Areni Wine Factory
- Visiting Tatev monastery
- Visiting Karahunj observatory
The tour will start with Noravanq monastery complex․ It was built in XIII-XIV centuries. In 2002, it was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Then stop at Areni village, just opposite the Bird Cave, where the world's oldest 6,000-year-old winery was recently discovered. This region is also the center of Armenian winemaking, where you can taste wonderful wine from Areni grapes.
Then a trip to Tatev which is one of the engineering, educational centerof Armenia and the rocking monument of the monastery is a great interest to tourists.
A stop near the prehistoric megalithic structure called the Karahunj Observatory near Sisian. This monument, vertically arranged and with huge holes in the top, is dated to IV BC and according to some sources, it is considered the oldest observatory in the world.
Tour to Khor Virap and Noravank
This tour will give you an apportunity to get acquainted with the history of the spread
of Christianity in Armenia.
- Visiting Khor Virap Monastery Complex
- Visiting “Areni 1” or “Birds” cave
- Visitig Noravank Monastery Complex
The trip will allow you to visit the nearest place of Mount Ararat, Khor Virap, which offers a magnificent view of the mountain.Khor Virap is considered to be a unique model of church of Christianity. Then we will visit to “Areni 1” or “Bird’s” cave, where was found world’s oldest shoe and 6000-year-old winery. In this region grow one of the oldest types of grape of the world. There are many large and small wineries, tasting rooms and winemakers. Tourists will have the opportunity to taste wine at the Areni Wine Factory.
Then we will visit to Noravank Monastery Complex, which is surrounded by red rocks.This ecclesiastical complex attracts tourists not only with its magnificent architectural solutions, but also with its relief location and the beauty of the surrounding mountains. It was built in XIII-XIV centuries and in 2002 it was included in UNESCO World Heritage List.
This tour will introduce you the Pagan history of Armenia and and learn about the further development of Christianity in the country.
- Visiting Sevanavank (lake Sevan)
- Photo-stop at Vokhchaberd village near Charents Arch
- Visiting Garni Temple
- Participation in lavash baking ceremony in tondyr
- Visiting Geghard Monastery
A trip to one of the gems and symbols of Armenia - Sevan. It is one of the largest freshwater lakes in the Caucasus and one of the largest in the world, located 1900 meters above sea level.Ascending the stairs leading to the Sevan peninsula, you will find an unbelievable view of the lake. You will also visit Sevanavank Monastery, which is a great 9th century historical-architectural complex. Here is one of the most beautiful khachkars in Armenia - the "Savior" - one of the 13 rare khachkars about Jesus.
Photo-stop in the Voghjaberd village near the "Charents Arch" monument. From here opens an incredible view to Mount Ararat.
Then we will visit the Garni Temple. It is the only pagan tample throughout the post-Soviet area. The temple is a mixture of Greek- Roman and Armenian styles built by King Trdat I. The 24 pillars of the temple symbolize the 24 hours of the day.
Here we will take part in lavash baking ceremony in tondyr.
The next stop will be the Geghard Monastery Complex, which is also included in this tour.
According to tradition, St. Geghard, symbolizing the sacred spear by which the Roman centurion struck Jesus, was later brought to Armenia and kept in Geghard Monatery for five centuries
Tour to Amberd Fortress
A trip to Mount Aragats, which is planned for active rest lovers.
- Visiting Amberd Fortress
- Visiting Mount Aragats
- Visiting Tegher Monastery
- Visiting Lake Kari
We will start our journey from the medieval fortress town of Amberd, built in the 10th century. A spectacular view of Amberd from the top opens to the horizon.
Then we will go to Mount Aragats - the highest mountain in Armenia and the fourth in Armenian Highland. It has 4 peaks.
The nature here is extraordinarily beautiful. Aragats is one of the most beloved mountains of the Armenian people. In their works, Aragats has been praised by Armenian historians, artists, poets, musicians.
Then we will visit Tegher Monatery, located north of Byurakan, in the village of Tegher, on the right bank of the deep canyon. It is considered an original complex of 11th century, all ways of which take to Amberd.
And the last stop will be Lake Kari, which is located on the slope of Mount Aragats. It is situated on 3207 meters above the sea level. From Byurakan to Kari Lake there is a meteorological station on the east coast.
Tour To Gyumri
Tour to Gyumri, The second city after Yerevan. It attracts its visitors due to different sightseeing. Gyumri is considered a centre of art and culture. The city is also “Capital of Humor” because many humorists were born here.
- Visiting Aruchavanq
- Visiting Gyumri
- Visiting Marmashen
- Visiting Harichavank
The tour will start from aruchavank Monastery Complex, located on the western slope of Mount Aragats.The temple is standing but in ruins. Aruch Church is one of the largest historical and cultural monuments of early medieval Armenia.
Then we will go to Gyumri, which is the second city in Armenia after Yerevan. One of the sights of Gyumri is the monument of Vardan Mamikonyan, one of the icons. Gyumri is considered the center of art and culture. The city is also called the "Capital of Humor" as many humorists were born here.
Afterwards we will visit Marmashen, one of the oldest settlements of Shirak region. Here tourists will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the rich historical and cultural monuments of the village.
And the last stop will be Harichavank Monastery Complex, which was science centre. And the famous writer Avetik Isahakyan studied at the famous school operating there in 1887-1889.
Tour to Sanahin and Haghpat
- Visiting Odzun
- Visiting Sanahin Monastery Complex
- Visiting Haghpat Monastery
- Visiting Kobayr Monastery Complex
Trip to Odzun village where we will visit Odzun Monastery. It is surrounded by the magnificent nature of northern Armenia, the colorful images of which become more fairytale in the Autumn.
Afterwards we will visit Sanahin and Haghpat church complexes in the northern part of the republic, in Lori region.
Sanahin Monastery is located in the homonymous village of Tumanyan region. It is one of the most prominent monuments of Armenian architecture, built in the X-XIII centuries.
Haghpat Monastery, which has complexed and interesting structure, is distinguished by the fact that the great Armenian poet, composer, ashugh Sayat-Nova lived and worked here for several years. It was here that he wrote his famous song “Ashxarhs me panjara e”․ Tourists visiting Haghpat can see the cell that was provided to Sayat-Nova at the time of exile, and it has a small window through which he connected with the "world."
And the last stop will be the Kobayr Monastery Complex, which was one of the most famous spiritual, cultural and literary centers of Northern Armenia in the Middle Ages.
Tour To Ashtarak
- Visiting Oshakan
- Visiting Karmravor church
- Visiting Hovhannavank Church
- Visiting Mughni
- Visiting Saghmosavank
The journey will start from Oshakan village, where you will be able to see a number of archaeological monuments, large quantities of pottery, stone, bone tools, jewelry, idols and more than 100 statues were discovered during excavations. We will also visit St. Mesrop Mashtots church, under whose altar is his tomb.
Then we will visit Karmravor church, which attracts tourists with its ordinary, neat but not simple structure.
The Karmravor Church will be followed by the Hovhannavank Monastery Complex, on the inner and outer walls of which you can see more than 100 inscriptions.
The next stop will be in Mughni. The garden in front of then church reminds of paradise. It is considered one of the finest structures of late medieval Armenia with high aesthetics of architectural forms.
And the last station will be in Saghmosavank Monastery Complex,known as the manuscript store. The monastery is more beautiful if you look at it from the opposite side of the neighboring Kasakh River.
Walking tour in Yerevan
- Cascade Complex
- Opera and Ballet Theater
- Northern Avenue
- Republic square
The tour starts at the Cascade Complex, an open-air museum where sculptures of world-renowned masters are displayed. It has become a unique center of art and is considered place where you should visit in Yerevan․
Continuing the walk you will find one of the architectural masterpieces of Yerevan, the Opera and Ballet Theater building.And Liberty Square is almost always crowded at different times of the day. Like travelers, locals also love to walk around Liberty Square and reach Swan Lake.
Then the walk will continue along North Avenue to Republic Square, where you will be present at a wonderful show of singing fountains.
- Visit Etchmiadzin Cathedral
- Visit the treasure-house of Holy Etchmiadzin
- Visit Saint Hripsime Church
- Take part in local food making master class
- Visiting Zvartnots Temple
This daily tour will begin by visiting the world's first Christian temple. The Holy Etchmiadzin built in 301-304. According to the legend Saint Gregory the Illuminator had a vision of Jesus show where the cathedral should be built. The Cathedral is built on a place of pagan temple.
After that you can see a small museum which is inside of Cathedral. It is a home to many Christian relics, including pieces from the Holy Cross and Noah's Ark, as well as the spear with which Jesus was wounded.
Saint Hripsime Church is one of the excellent examples of spiritual structures of medieval Armenia. It is considered as the first cross-domed structure in Armenian architecture.
After this stop you will take part in Dolma making master class. Dolma is considered to be the second main dish in Armenian tables. You will taste it during lunch.
The tour will end by visiting Zvartnots Temple, which is included in the UNESCO heritage list.
Garni Temple and Geghard Monastery
- Photo-stop at Vokhchaberd village near Charents arch
- Visiting of pagan temple Garni
- Participation in baking lavash in tandir
- Visiting Geghard medieval monastery
Photo-stop at Vokhchaberd village near Charents arch, It offers an incredible view of Mount Ararat.
After that we will visit pagan temple Garni. It is the only Hellenistic colonnaded building in Armenia. The temple is a mixture of Greek-Roman and Armenian styles built by King Trdat I. The 24 pillars of the temple symbolize the 24 hours of the day.
We will take part in the lavash baking ceremony.
Geghard medieval monastery is also a historical complex, which is also included in this tour. By tradition, the Geghard is preserved here, symbolizing the sacred spear by which the Roman centurion struck Christ, then the spear was brought to Armenia and kept in Geghard for five centuries.
The City of Tsaghkadzor and Kecharis Monastery
During this exciting tour you will visit Tsakhkadzor, the name speaks of the beauty and the excitement of the city. Tsaghkadzor gathers people from many different and unexpected places. This area inhabited by ancient times a resort town is today. This is a great resort for people with respiratory problems. The time people spend here enhances their immunity, which allows them to feel better throughout the year. There is also the 11th-century Kecharis Monastery Complex, founded by Pahlavuni princes. The journey on the ropeway will make the excursion even more interesting.
Lake Sevan and Sevanavank
Being in Armenia, you simply do not miss your chance to visit Lake Sevan. Lake Gegharkunik, about 1,900 meters above sea level, is one of Armenia's symbols and symbols. Ascending the stairs leading to the Sevan peninsula, you will find a spectacular view of the lake. You will also visit Sevanavank, which is a great 9th century historical-architectural complex. Sevanavank is one of the most beautiful khachkars in Armenia - the "Savior". This is one of 13 rare khachkars that tell about Jesus.