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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$1740 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Your 10-Day Exclusive Customized Trip to Armenia

Day 1ArrivalYour private journey begins right from ZVARTNOTS International Airport, Yerevan, where your personal guide and driver meet you and take you to your first trip to your hotel in Dilijan to stay overnight.Day 2Dilijan - Lori - HaghpatAfter a short city-tour then take a beautiful trip to Lori with stops on the road to marvel the scenery of Lori Plateau and Debed Canyon.Then you’ll visit 5th century Odzun Church․ Lunch. After lunch you’ll continue your way to Akhtala Fortress and Church with unique frescoes. Travel to Haghpat for an overnight stay.Day 3Haghpat - Alaverdi - Sanahin - GyumriVisit the Haghpat Monastery Complex. Travel to Alaverdi, have a city-tour and continue to Sanahin, famous university once and monastery. Lunch. Visit famous Mikoyan brothers museum, Soviet-era politician and aeroplane constructor. Then travel to Gyumri. Dinner. Overnight in Gyumri.Day 4Gyumri - Mount AragatzAfter a city-tour in Gyumr you'll travel to the Mount Aragatz to visit Amberd fortress, Lake Qari, on the top of the crater 3100 metres above sea level and later in the evening, you’ll visit Byurakan observatory for stargazing. Overnight at the hotel.Day 5 Ejmiatzin - AreniCheckout and travel to Ejmiatzin. After the excursion take a trip to Khor Virap. Continue to Areni, have lunch, drink wine, visit the oldest winery in the world in Areni Cave and continue to Yeghegis to stay overnight. Dinner at the hotel.Day 6Yeghegis - Noravank - TatevCheckout and visit Noravank, a masterpiece of medieval Armenian architecture. Travel to Qarahunj, prehistoric observatory. Continue your way to Tatev to have lunch and fly on the Wings Of Tatev, reversible aerial tramway. Continue to Goris. Dinner and overnight.Day 7Tatev - Ukhtasar - SisianAfter checkout travel to another fantastic prehistoric site Ukhtasar to marvel ancient petroglyphs on the elevation of about 3200 metres above sea level on special off-road cars.* Dinner. Overnight in Sisian.Day 8Sisian - Noraduz - YerevanTravel to Yerevan taking the legendary silk road and stop at a 14th century caravanserai on the splendid Vardenyats Pass. Then continue your way to Noraduz, with about 800 khachqars. Travel along the western shore of Lake Sevan. Arrive to Yerevan, check in to the hotel. City-tour. Dinner at a restaurant. Overnight in Yerevan.Day 9Yerevan-GarniVisit the Matenadaran, Garni Temple, Ararat Brandy factory, the atmospheric Megerian Carpet. Day 10DepartureFree day in Yerevan. Transfer to the airport.

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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.

$27.06 Cultural & Theme Tours

Armenia,full-day Group Tour from Yerevan:Gyumri,Dzitoghtsyan Museum,Marmashen

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Gyumri Main Square, Gyumri, Shirak ProvinceA visit of Dzitoghtsyan museum. Observing city tour in the artistic capital of Armenia. Traditional lunch in a local restaurant. Duration: 2 hours 25 minutesStop At: Marmashen Monastery, Marmashen, Shirak Province10th century monastic complex, located on the bank of Akhuryan River.Duration: 1 hour

$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.

$91.34 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Tour from Yerevan: Gyumri, Dzitoghtsyan Museum, Marmashen Monastery

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Gyumri Main Square, Gyumri, Shirak ProvinceA visit of Dzitoghtsyan museum. Observing city tour in the artistic capital of Armenia.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Marmashen Monastery, Marmashen, Shirak Province10th century monastic complex, located on the bank of Akhuryan River.Duration: 45 minutes

$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!

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