Welcome to Gyumri


The townsfolk of Gyumri have a distinctive accent with hints of western Armenian, and a famously ridiculous sense of humour in tandem with conservative social mores. Other Armenians like to tease Gyumritsis about local delicacies such as kalla (cow’s head) and the particularly rich stew of khash made here in the cold seasons (made from animal parts). The winters last longer here than in Yerevan, until April or May.


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$1822 Cultural & Theme Tours

11-Day Armenia Photography Tour

DAY1 Pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel. Walking tour in Yerevan, during which you’ll get acquainted with the capital of Armenia. Overnight in Yerevan. (L) DAY2 Breakfast at the hotel. Tour to the only pagan temple left in Armenia – Garni, Garni gorge, to the “Symphony of the Stones”, Geghard monastery which are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight in Yerevan. (L) DAY3 Breakfast at the hotel. Tour to Khor Virap monastery, Areni vinery, Noravank monastery surrounded by the gorge known for its tall, brick-red cliffs. Overnight in Goris (L) DAY4 Breakfast at the hotel. Tour to Tatev monastic complex to get to which we'll take the cable car Wings of Tatev. Tour to Shaki waterfall, Khndzoresk, famous for its canyon with picturesque rock formations, ancient cave settlement and the 160-meter long swinging bridge. Overnight in Goris. (D) DAY5 Breakfast at the hotel. Tour to Selim caravanserai, Lake Sevan, Sevanavank monastic complex located on the peninsula, which was an island until the mid-20th century. Overnight in Sevan/Dilijan. (D) DAY6 Breakfast at the hotel. Tour to Old Dilijan spa city usually called Armenian Switzerland or Little Switzerland, Odzun monastery. Overnight in Alaverdi. (D) DAY7 Breakfast at the hotel. Tour to Haghpat monastery, Gyumri, walking sightseeing in the second largest city in Armenia. Tour to Marmashen a 10th-century Armenian monastic complex. Overnight in Gyumri (L) DAY8 Breakfast at the hotel. Tour to Talin, a seventh-century Armenian cathedral, Amberd, a 7th-century fortress located on the slopes of Mount Aragats. Overnight in Yerevan (D) DAY9 Breakfast at the hotel. Tour to Etchmiadzin, one of the three saint places in Armenia, the center of Armenian Apostolic church, St. Gayane and St. Hripsime churches and the archaeological remains at Zvartnots which are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. (L) DAY10 Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out, transfer to the airport.

$26.66 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Trip to Gyumri city (Dzitoghtsyan museum), Marmashen, traditional lunch

This tour will take you to the city of Gyumri – once the artistic capital, and possibly the most beautiful city of Armenia. The next spot included in this day trip is the 10th century monastic complex of Marmashen, located on the bank of Akhuryan River. Here, you can explore the cradle of the world famous gothic architecture, which was proven to have been spread all over the world thanks to this Monastery. The History museum of Shirak region exhibits elements of the daily urban life of Gyumri of 19 th century. It was founded in 1984 in the Dzitoghtsyan family house.As part of the tour, guests will taste the most famous dishes of traditional Armenian cuisine. The dishes are unique with their taste and appetizing aroma, characteristic only for Armenian cuisine.

$92.30 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour: Gyumri, Marmashen, Dzitoghtsyan Museum

This tour will take you to the city of Gyumri – once the artistic capital, and possibly the most beautiful city of Armenia. You will get the chance to explore the city center with its two famous churches, as well as the Black Fortress; built during the Russian –Turkish war, the fortress still serves as a military base.The next spot included in this day trip is the 10th century monastic complex of Marmashen, located on the bank of Akhuryan River. Here, you can explore the cradle of the world famous gothic architecture, which was proven to have been spread all over the world thanks to this Monastery. The History museum of Shirak region exhibits elements of the daily urban life of Gyumri of 19 th century. It was founded in 1984 in the Dzitoghtsyan family house.

$30 Cultural & Theme Tours

One Day Tour To Gyumri City Without Guide

Your driver will meet you at a prearranged place and you will begin an exciting journey. Departing from the capital in the direction to the north, you will find that it is not just a machine, but a time machine. untouched mountain ranges will accompany you all the way. On arrival in the city, you will have a feeling that you have gone back in time! During your tour you will seeOld Town Gyumri which can be proud of the magnificent architecture, buildings of pre-Soviet times, and streets that are covered with cobblestones. You will visit the 2 largest churches of the city and a unique museum of Everyday life, Museum Dzitoghtyan, which was the mansion of one of the richest families in Alexandrapol (Gyumri).To describe all the charm of this city we will not have enough limit! On this, wherever you are from, how much time you would have in Armenia, visit the city of Gyumri!

$1686.71 Multi-day & Extended Tours

11-Day Georgia and Armenia Tour from Tbilisi

The 11-days tour to Georgia and Armenia will introduce you the main highlights of two Caucasus countries. Often considered as the bridge between Europe and Asia, these lands are nestled between Russia, Turkey, and the Black Sea and hold unique enchantments for the travelers to discover.  The tour encompasses travelling from the capital city-Tbilisi, to Armenia and back to Tbilisi, where the journey comes to the end.  You will take guided excursion to the major cities like Tbilisi, Mtskheta, Borjomi, Yerevan and Gyumri, enjoy an off-road adventure to Kazbegi mountains, visit the ancient cave town Uplistsikhe and Vardzia, explore UNESCO heritage sights, taste national cuisine and make unforgettable memories, by taking in the cultural highlights and breathtaking views of both countries. You will be accompanied by a professional guide through the tour, travel by the air-conditioned coach to all destinations, have overnights in 3-star hotels, with breakfasts each morning. During the breaks, you shall have free time to explore the highlights of both countries’ independently. Day by day itinerary:  Day 1: Tbilisi City TourDay 2: Tbilisi –Mtskheta-Ananuri- GudauriDay 3: Gudauri-Kazbegi - TbilisiDay 4: Tbilisi-Gori-Uplistsikhe-AkhaltsikheDay 5: Akhaltsikhe-Rabath-Vardzia-AkhaltsikheDay 6: Akhaltsikhe - GiumriDay 7: Giumri-Ejmiatsin-Zvartnoc-YerevanDay 8: Yerevan-Garn-Geghard-YerevanDay 9: Yerevan-Khor Virap-Areni-Noravak-YerevanDay 10: Yerevan-Sevan-Sanahin-Hagpat-SadakhloDay 11: Tbilisi

$2299.33 Multi-day & Extended Tours

15-Day Tour to Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia from Baku

Day 1 Baku City Tour 10:00 am pickup from your hotel in Baku. Baku sightseeing and visit: Mountain Park and Baku Bay, Old City, Shirvanshakhs Palace, Karvansaray, "Giz Galasi". Overnight in Baku. Day 2 Baku-Sheki Breakfast. Start the route to the town Sheki. Visit Mountain Mausoleum Diri-Baba & Shemakha Mosque. Also visit Sheki Fortress, Sheki Khan Palace, Caravanserai and Mosque. Overnight in Sheki. Day 3 Sheki-Sighnaghi Breakfast. Excursion in Kish village and Alban Church. Drive to the Azerbaijan-Georgia border. Continue the trip to Georgia. Arrive in Signagi and visit Sighnaghi museum. Overnight in Signagi. Day 4 Sighnaghi-Tsinandali-Shumi-Telavi-Tbilisi Breakfast. Explore Tsinandali house-museum with a glass of wine. Continue to Shumi winery, wine-tasting with snacks. Overnight in Tbilisi. Day 5 Tbilisi City Tour Breakfast. Have Tbilisi Sightseeing tour and visit: Holy Trinity Cathedral, Metekhi church, Shardeni Street, Bridge of Peace, Narikhala fortress by aerial cable car, Legvtakhevi, Abanotubani. Day 6 Tbilisi-Mtskheta-Ananuri-Gudauri Breakfast. Drive to Mtskheta. Visit two UNESCO sites: Jvari church and Svetitskhoveli cathedral. Stop at Ananuri castle. Overnight in Gudauri. Day 7 Gudauri-Kazbegi-Tbilisi Breakfast. Visit the top of the Mount Gergeti, Holy Trinity Church and Stepantsminda village. Drive back to Tbilisi for overnight. Day 8 Tbilisi-Gori-Uplistsikhe-Borjomi-Akhaltsikhe Breakfast. Drive to Samtskhe region.Visit Stalin's house-museum. Explore Uplistskhe, one of the oldest inhabited caves in Georgia. Next stop is a town Borjomi. Walk in Central park and taste mineral waters. Overnight in Akhaltsikhe. Day 9 Akhaltsikhe-Vardzia-Akhaltsikhe Breakfast. Visit Rabati medieval Castle situated on the rocky inn. Drive to Vardzia rock-hewn caves. Drive back to Akhaltsikhe. Overnight in Akhaltsikhe.  Day 10 Akhaltsikhe-Bavra-Gyumri Continue to Georgia-Armenian border and drive to Gyumri for overnight. Day 11 Gyumri-Ejmiatsin-Zvartnoc-Yerevan Breakfast, sightseeing in Gyumri. Continue to Echmiadzin. Visit to Zvartnoc. Drive to Yerevan and visit to Manuscript museum Matenadaran. Overnight in Yerevan. Day 12 Yerevan-Garni-Geghard-Yerevan Breakfast. Excursion around Yerevan. Visit History museum, Republic Square, Geghard Monastery, Garni Temple. Overnight in Yerevan. Day 13 Yerevan-Khor Virap-Areni-Noravak-Yerevan Breakfast. Visit Khor Virap Monastery. Next continue to Village Areni and have wine-tasting in the factory. Visit Noravank monastery. Overnight in Yerevan. Day 14 Yerevan-Sevan-Sanahin-Hagpat-Sadakhlo-Tbilisi Breakfast. Trip to Lake Sevan. Drive to Dilijan and visit the Sharamberyan Street. Next visit to the medieval Sanahin and Haghpat Monasteries.Transfer to Tbilisi for overnight. Day 15 Tbilisi Breakfast. Check out time until 12:00 pm. End of service.

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