Welcome to Sevan

This bustling town is 6km inland from the lake’s western shore and is the administrative centre for the region. It was founded in 1842 as the Russian village of Elenovka but there are few reminders of the past. Taxis to Yerevan, the peninsula and lakeshore hotels leave from the main street, which also has shops, ATMs and a shuka

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$29 Cultural & Theme Tours

Day Tour to Sevan Lake, Tsakhkadzor Rope Way and Kecharis Monastery in Armenia

Be transferred from Yerevan to Sevan lake. Sevan Lake is your first stop and is on the Sevan peninsula with Sevanavank. Enjoy a fantastic view of the "Blue Queen" of Armenia. The moving onto Tsaghkadzor, the valley of flowers. Here you will take the rope way up to the mount. After a short walk enjoy tea or coffee with the fresh air of Mount Teghenis. Afterwards move back to Kecharis Monastery. Lunch is not included but can be arranged in Sevan. The restaurants in Sevan lake are famous for fish (Ishkhan or trout) or in Tsaghkadzor in a local restaurant. You will then be transferred back to Yerevan.

$59 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Trip to Garni,Gegard and Lake Sevan

The tour starts 9:30 in the morning. You will be picked up from hotel and your first stop will be the Arc of Ararat, where you can enjoy the fantastic view of mount Ararat. You will then move onto Garni pagan temple, which is the only pagan temple in Armenia. Pagan Temple referred to as the well known symbol of pre-Christian Armenia that was converted into a royal summer house. Then you will be taken to UNESCO listed Geghard monastery complex of 13th century. The tour continues to Sevan lake and Sevanavank, where you can enjoy the lunch with Sevan lake Iishkhan (trout). You will then be transferred to Yerevan.

$670 Cultural & Theme Tours

10-Day Exploration of Armenia and Nagorno Kharabagh

Day 1: (D only)Arrival at Zvartnots International airport, pick up to your 3-star hotel (one of the best ranked hotels in Yerevan), and welcome dinner.Day 2: (B/L/D)After breakfast you will be taken to Garni pagan temple which is the only pagan temple remaining in Armenia, then afterwards is a visit to Gegard monastery, one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Lunch will be at Geghard Gorge with a fantastic view and then back to the hotel in Yerevan.Day 3: (B/L/D) Breakfast at the hotel then a trip to Tsakhkadzor (Valley of Flowers), a very famous resort in the summer and winter. You'll then continue your trip to Sevan Lake, where you'll stay overnight in Sevan or Tsaghkadzor (a 4-star hotel)Day 4:(B/L/D) Breakfast at the hotel then to Noratus, which is the biggest crosstone yard (2500 Khachkars). Then onwards to Selim Qarvansaray. Lunch will be provided where you can relax on the river bank, then on to Jermuk (overnight in Jermuk in a 3-star hotel).Day 5: (B/L/D)After breakfast at the hotel, you will be taken to the Jermuk waterfall and water gallery, and afterwards move to Goris. Afterwards, you'll be travelling to the Old Goris caves at night (this is optional). At the end of the day, you'll be staying overnight in Goris in a 4-star hotel.Day 6:(B/L/D)After breakfast, you'll move on to one of the most exciting days of the tour. You'll visit Tatev monastery , which is the biggest monastery complex in Armenia; to get there, you'll use the longest cable car in the world. After lunch with a breathtaking view of Tatev Gorge, the group will continue to Nagorno Kharabagh. On the road, you will visit the city of Shoushi, the capital Stepanakert, and then to Vank village. Overnight will be at the 4-star hotel right at the mountain with clean fresh air and gorgeous views.Day 7:(B/L/D)In the morning enjoy a traditional village breakfast with natural products from the region. Then you'll visit one of the most beautiful monasteries, Gandzasar, that translated means a treasure mount and fully deserves its name. Then back to Goris for the overnight stay again. Day 8:(B/L/D) After breakfast, you'll travel to Noravank monastery and have lunch there at the monastery overlooking a view of the cliffs. Afterwards you'll be taken to Khor Virap and then back to the 3-star hotel in Yerevan.Day 9:(B/L/D)Free day in Yerevan to peruse the city at your leisure. Day 10: (B only)The tour program is over, and you'll be transported from the hotel to the airport. Please note: The tour includes breakfast, lunch and dinner (except on Days 1 and 10), plus hotel accommodation for the whole period.

$890 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8-Day Tour of Armenia and Georgia

1st day: Arrival at Tbilisi international airport with included transfer to the hotel in Tbilisi. In the evening you'll be taken to Tbilisi Funicular to enjoy the fantastic view of the city while eating dinner. Afterwards, enjoy a walk on the Bridge of Peace and then back to the hotel.2nd day: After breakfast you'll be taken to Samebo cathedral, the biggest religious building in Georgia and southern Caucasus. After visiting, you'll head to Armenia with your overnight stay in Ijevan.3d day: After breakfast you'll be taken to Goshavank monastery complex and moving to Sevan lake. Lunch at the lake, and then the group will travel to Yerevan for the overnight stay (3* hotel).4th day: Breakfast at the hotel; afterwards you'll visit Yerevan's famous Konyak factory. Enjoy the shops (with possibility to buy), and then you'll visit the Tsitsernakaberd Genocide Museum. Lunch will be in the city, with free time after.5th day: After breakfast it'll be time for a day trip to Garni pagan temple, which is more then 2000 years old. After, you'll be taken to Geghard monastery complex. Enjoy the lunch at Geghard Gorge with a fantastic view, and then you'll head back to Yerevan. In the evening, dinner will be local Armenian cuisine, with Armenian national music.6th day: Enjoy the last breakfast in Yerevan and travel to the Northern part of Armenia. Visit to Haghpat and Odzun monasteries, and overnight in Alavaerdi (close to the Georgian border).7th day: After breakfast, the group will travel to Georgia. You'll get to visit the Narikala Fortress by a cable car. OIvernight stay will be in Tbilisi. 8th day: Transfer to Tbilisi International Airport.

$1125 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8-Day Armenia and Georgia Tour

Armenia and Georgia have wonderful nature, immortal monuments, oriental hospitality, unique ethnic cuisine, fascinating folk music and dances and warm, family atmosphere. Your will have unforgettable impressions and enjoy warm atmosphere.Day 1:Pick up from Zvartnots International Airport and transfer to Yerevan. Welcome Evening. Evening walk in the city.Day 2:Breakfast in the Hotel. Tour to Khor Virap Monastery. The monastery is famous for its location, especially for the view of the Biblical Mount Ararat. Tour to Noravank Monastery. Lunch at the “Garandzav”Cave restaurant. Visit Jermuk: the natural mineral water resort of Armenia. Return to Yerevan.Day 3:Breakfast in the hotel . Tour to Geghard medieval monastery, listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Participation in Armenian bread “Lavash” baking. Tour to pagan temple Garni. Continue to the blue eyed pearl of Armenia-Sevan lake. Lunch in a restaurant next to the lake. Overnight in Dilijan.Day 4:Breakfast in the hotel . Visit to Haghartsin Monastery (X- XIV centuries). A trip to Haghpat Monastery (10th c.) and Sanahin monastic complex (10th c.), both are included in the UNESCO's World Heritage List. Drive to Tbilisi. Evening dinner and overnight in Tbilisi.Day 5:Breakfast in the hotel. Visit Jvari temple. Visit Mtskheta city, which is the first capital of Georgia. The main three sites in this city are Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Samtavro Temple, Bebris Tsikhe Fortress. Uplistsikhe Cave town, which was founded in 1000 BC and was a sacred temple spot during pre-Christian period. Lunch in a restaurant. Return to Tbilisi.Day 6:Breakfast in the hotel. Visit Sighnaghi. The city is famous for the production of wine and traditional carpets and also for its unique nature and architecture. Sighnaghi is known as a "Love City" in Georgia. Visit Bodbe Convent where the first apostle of Georgia St. Nino is buried, St. Stephen and St. George churches and finally walk the narrow and interesting streets. Dinner in Tbilisi.Day 7:Breakfast in the hotel . Tbilisi sightseeing including Old Tbilisi, Shota Rustaveli avenue, Sharden’s street, the Bridge of Peace, Metekhi Church (13th c.), Narikala fortress (4th c.), monument "Kartlis Mother" ("Mother Georgia"), monument to Vakhtang Gorgosali, founder of Tbilisi. Tbilisi Funicular at Mount Mtatsminda, where you can enjoy panoramic view of the city. Good bye dinner with national music and dances. Return to the hotel.Day 8:Breakfast in the hotel. Check out and transfer to Tbilisi International Airport.

$36.82 Day Trips & Excursions

1-Day Tour: Yerevan Tsakhadzor and Sevanavank from Yerevan

Be picked up and transferred from Yerevan to Sevan lake. Sevan Lake is your first stop and is on the Sevan peninsula with Sevanavank. Enjoy a fantastic view of the "Blue Queen" of Armenia. The moving onto Tsaghkadzor, the valley of flowers. There you will take the rope way up to the mount. After a short walk enjoy tea or coffee with the fresh air of Mount Teghenis. Afterwards move back to Kecharis Monastery. Lunch is not included but can be arranged in Sevan. The restaurants in Sevan lake are famous for fish (Ishkhan or trout) or in Tsaghkadzor in a local restaurant. During your trip we will visit Tsakhkadzor city which is located in 2300m above sea level. In this city you will visit Kecharis monastic complex. After transfer to Sevanavank monastery which was built in the 9th century on an island. From there is an opening picturesque scenery to Lake Sevan. After transfer to another region of Armenia which is fully covered with forests. Here is located Goshavank monastery which is dating back to XII-XIII century. Then return to Yerevan.