Armenian Travel Bureau

Inbound travel to the Republic of Armenia


Two days trip in Armenia

Featured experiences, 2 days, 560 km (350 miles)

You will discover Armenia during this trip and experience interesting master-classes in the second city of Armenia - Gyumri, as well as in the small Switzerland - Dilijan resort town.
Day 1
Yerevan – Dashtadem – Harich – Gyumri, city tour – Alberd Vardanyan, Sculpture and Art Tour - Yerankyuni, Blacksmith experience - Yerevan
Dashtadem: is a unique fort – residence of the Armenian princes Kamsarakan (X c.). Being located on a tiny hill, which dominates over the Ararat valley and Mount Aragats, Dashtadem (translated from Armenian as «Opposite the field») has been a strategic point since the Paleolithic period.

There were people living here still in the Bronze Age – some traces of the huge settlement can be noticed at present. Moreover, in the walls of the fort, though dating to the 10th century and substantially rebuilt in the 19th century, one can notice some traces of cyclopean masonry.
The trip continues along the Shirak plateau. Visiting the Monastery Harichavank (VII-XIXcc.) – the largest religious and cultural center of Shirak province, which is famous for its monastery school.


Gyumri is the center of Shirak province and the second largest and economically important city of the Republic. A trip through Gyumri, site of a devastating earthquake in 1988, still rebuilding. Tourists will see the restored city, and new churches, a new residential area «Ani» and the Monument of the outstanding French singer-songwriter Charles Aznavour.

Vardanyan Sculpture tour and visit to artists house and workshop. Visiting Yerankyuni – Blacksmith experience.
Return to Yerevan. Dinner.
Travel Distance: 300 km (188 miles)
Day 2
Yerevan – Sevan lake – Sevanavank monastery – Dilijan – Haghartsin monastery – BuduArt, Batik painting – Yerevan
Depart for the region of Gegharkunik. Visit the Lake Sevan known as the pearl of Armenia located about 1900m above sea level - the largest lake of the Transcaucasia. In 874 A.D. Princess Mariam built two churches on the top of the Sevan Island (now peninsula).

To visit the monastery of Sevan we have to climb 200 steps (steps are quite low and are comfortable to climb).
Continue to Dilijan town – “Armenian Switzerland”.


The monastery of Haghartsin (XIII c.) is unique with its natural surroundings, as it situated deep in a thick forest.

Visit to the art center – BuduArt. Batik painting master-class. Drive back to Yerevan. Dinner.
Travel Distance: 260 km (163 miles)
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Tour price includes:
  • Entrance to museums and historical-cultural centres
  • Tour service
  • Meals per itinerary
  • Daily transportation and hotel transfers
  • Professional guide

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