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Pottery master class
  • this tour is available 

Description:

Looking for an amazing opportunity to be part of the century-old traditions of pottery making and the magic of clay work? You will have the chance to create your own artwork with the help of local Gyumri masters. During this class you will learn about the properties of the clay, and develop skills while working on the pottery wheel under the guidance of an expert. Practice channeling your creative side while gaining inspiration around you to mold a vase, pot or plate.

Looking for an amazing opportunity to be part of the century-old traditions of pottery making and the magic of clay work? You will have the chance to create your own artwork with the help of local Gyumri masters. During this class you will learn about the properties of the clay, and develop skills while working on the pottery wheel under the guidance of an expert. Practice channeling your creative side while gaining inspiration around you to mold a vase, pot or plate.

Looking for an amazing opportunity to be part of the century-old traditions of pottery making and the magic of clay work? You will have the chance to create your own artwork with the help of local Gyumri masters. During this class you will learn about the properties of the clay, and develop skills while working on the pottery wheel under the guidance of an expert. Practice channeling your creative side while gaining inspiration around you to mold a vase, pot or plate.

Details:

Duration: 2 Hours

Highlights: Please, contact us 3 or 2 days prior your arrival in Gyumri.

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Sacred books
  • this tour is available 

Description:

You will have the chance to get very close to books that are hundreds of years old, which have been worshiped and honored for centuries as they are known for their miraculous properties. Half of the building where the books dwell is a home, and the other half has been turned into a church. This is the only site in Armenia that is like this. Plan your visit to this place to learn of the history behind these sacred writings from the family that has kept them safe and given them a home.      

Details:

Duration: 5 Hours

Price Includes: Tour guide and transportation

Highlights: Please, contact us 3 or 2 days prior your arrival in Gyumri.

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Ani viewpoint
  • this tour is available 

Description:

This is a unique opportunity to acquire a border pass to see the historic Armenian capital Ani from a very close viewpoint. Ani was known for being home to 1,001 churches and as the Bagratuni capital, which became known in the 10th and 11th centuries but has existed since the Bronze Age. The city lies along the Akhuryan river, which divides Armenia and Turkey. On this excursion, you might have the chance to drive down into the valley and enter the caves. Ani is so significant because of its religious sites, monasteries, bridges, and underground city that is filled with tunnels and houses. You can be one of the few to explore them fully.        

Details:

Duration: 5 Hours

Price Includes: Tour guide and transportation

Highlights: Please, contact us 3 or 2 weeks prior your arrival in Gyumri.

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Yereruyk Basilica
  • this tour is available  All year around

Description:

The Yereruyk basilica (Ереруйкская базилика) is one of the rarest, and earliest Christian architectural monuments and archaeological sites in Armenia that dates back to the 5th century. It is located 8km South of Ani, the ancient Armenian capital. This monument was included in the UNESCO World Heritage tentative list in 1995. Along the way, include a visit to the Jrapi Caravanserai as well. This is a unique tuff-stone structure that was built to shelter people that traveled along ancient caravan routes.

Details:

Duration: 3 Hours

Price: Please contact us for a price

Price Includes: Tour guide and transportation

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Religious Tour
  • this tour is available  all year round

Description:

You will have the chance to meet with a local clergyman who represents the Shirak region diocese on this tour. We will take you on a tour of two of Gyumri’s central churches, explore exclusive areas that are customarily closed to the public, and learn about the significance behind particular manuscripts and unique religious art works. Shirak diocese

Details:

Duration: 1 Hour.

Price: Please contact us for a price

Price Includes: Tour guide and translation services.

Highlights:

  • Visit to two churches.
  • Meet and greet Shirak's region diocese.
  • See unique religious art works.

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Museum Tour
  • this tour is available  throughout the entire year

Description:

Come learn about the art, architecture and history of Gyumri on our museum tour, which features visits to three different museums specializing in everything from traditional woodwork to 19th century fashion of Gyumri. Visit the museums of Gyumri accompanied with short walking tours of the city and discover the aesthetic life of Gyumri-Aleksandrapol. Shiraz-house-museum

Details:

Duration: 4 Hours

Price: Please contact us for a price

Price Includes: Tour guide and museum entrance fees

Highlights:

  • Visit 3 museums
  • Discover Gyumri-Alexandropol

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Village tour
  • this tour is available 

Description:

Learn first-hand about the traditional and authentic lifestyles of people who live in rural communities of the Shirak region. You will be able to visit the northern villages of Shirak, spend time with local families, learn about their spiritual beliefs and dine with them in the evening. Discover the ways in which these people support themselves with minimal influence from modern day society, how they have fun, and what they value. You will find yourself welcomed into the homes of these people with open arms, and depart afterwards with warm memories.        

Details:

Duration: 5 Hours

Price: Please contact us for a price

Price Includes: Tour guide, transportation and dinner

Highlights:

  • Visit the local village
  • Participate in cooking
  • We will wait for the sunset

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Wine Tasting Tour
  • this tour is available  January through March

Description:

On this tour we will be permitted to see a private collection of rare Soviet glass and to learn about the history surrounding this collection. We will also sample several wines produced by Caucasian Bouquet. These wines are the result of collaboration between Azerbaijan, Gerogia and Armenia and represent the unique and delicious flavors of these three countries. Finally, participants will view a private exhibition of the most provocative, influential and rare propaganda posters of the Soviet times.

Details:

Duration: 1 Hour

Price: Please contact us for a price

Price Includes: Museum entrance fee, translation services and wine

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Harich Tour
  • this tour is available  All year around

Description:

This tour explores the monastery complex of Harich (Аричский монастырь) and the village of Harichanaq. Discover for yourself what life is like in one of the oldest villages of the Shirak region, Harich, which lies on the western slope of the Aragats Mountains. After visiting the church, walk the streets of the village and learn of its history. Later in the day, we will travel a short distance to visit a fascinating cemetery, which according to villagers has been around long before the 7th century.    

Details:

Duration: 3 Hours

Price: Please contact us for a price

Price Includes: Tour guide, transportation and soft drinks

Highlights:

  • Visit to one of the oldest villages in Shirak
  • Tour to the monsastery complex

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Marmashen Monastery Complex
  • this tour is available  All year around

Description:

The monastic complex, known as Marmashen Vank (Монастырь Мармашен) is located on a bluff overlooking the left bank of the Akhurian River, 15km northwest of Gyumri in the Shirak region. An inscription on the south wall of the main church beholds engravings, revealing that it was built between 986 and 1029 by Price Vahram Pahlavuni. The village of Marmashen is known for its cross-stones and the monastery complex with King Argishti I inscriptions.

Details:

Duration: 2 Hours

Price: Please contact us for a price

Price Includes: Tour guide and transportation

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