Spend a day in the Armenian mountains on a full-day tour from Yerevan to Lake Sevan, Monastery Sevanavank, Dilijan, Goshavank Monastery, and Haghartsin Monastery. After taking in a spectacular lake ringed by mountains, you’ll visit a series of centuries-old monasteries with fascinating history and architecture. This full-day excursion includes pickup and drop-off at a central location in Yerevan, entrance fees, and all transport for a hassle-free day of exploring.
Make your way to a central location in Yerevan for 10am departure to northwestern Armenia, where the first stop of the day is Lake Sevan, a high altitude fresh-water lake with spectacular views of the mountains. Following your time at Lake Sevan, continue to the 9th-century Monastery Sevanavank, whose profile is especially dramatic with a background of turquoise lake water and blue sky. Make a third short stop at Dilijan, a beautiful mountain town on the banks of Aghstev River, then pause for lunch at a restaurant where you can choose from four set meal options (own expense). After Dilijan head to Goshavank Monastery, founded by the famous medieval scientist Mkhitar Gosh, with an unrivaled khachkar, or cross-stone, that dates back to the 13th century. The last stop is Haghartsin Monastery, set in the woodlands of Tavush region, with a history that stretches to the 10th century, a cluster of beautiful religious buildings, and an ancient oak tree. Following your time at Haghartsin Monastery, begin the return trip to Yerevan, where this tour concludes at the original departure point.