Join us on the Armenia Silk Road Tour as we view the world from Selim Caravanserai, explore Khndzoresk Cave Village, feel the ancient might of Erebuni and Amberd Fortresses and revel in the mystery of Karahunj. Glide through the air on the Wings of Tatev, eavesdrop on local lore at Jermuk Waterfall and taste local specialties at Areni Winery as we uncover Silk Road influences all across Armenia.
Armenia, a vital link on the Silk Road’s northern artery, served as both giver and recipient of beliefs and material goods through the centuries. Vestiges of the country’s early and medieval periods, preserved in such relics as UNESCO-inscribed Haghpat and Sanahin Monasteries, the medieval university at Tatev Armenian Apostolic Monastery and the cobblestone streets of Dilijan, continue to invoke curiosity and awe.
Arrive in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. You will be met by our driver for drop-off at the hotel, where check-in begins at noon. After a rest, enjoy your private city tour to the following sights:
After breakfast, depart Yerevan to travel to Khor-Virap in southeast Armenia (45km, 50min), passing through green pastures on the way.
Drive to Noravank (75km, 1hr 20min).
After breakfast, visit Haghartsin Monastery (10th-13th centuries), hidden in a wooded corner of paradise some ten kilometers from Dilijan. Visit St. Gregory Church, St. Stepanos Church, St. Astvatsatsin Cathedral and the refectory, an impressive example of medieval secular architecture.
Drive (20km, 30min) to Goshavank Monastery Complex (12th -13th centuries), located in the picturesque village of Gosh. Formerly a major university and library, you’ll have the chance to tour its churches and see Armenia’s famous cross-stone khachkars.
Continue to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites near Alaverdi (90km, 2hrs):
Drive in the morning to the city of Vagharshapat, commonly known as Etchmiadzin (20km, 30min). Upon arrival, discover the following sights: