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Lake Sevan, Noratus Crosstones, Hayravank Monastery, Sevanavank Monastery


6-7 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

4 people


Armenian, English, Russian


this individual tour is assigned from 1 to 4 people price 35600 amd. from 4 to 6 people price 53400 amd.

This private tour includes visits of attractions along the southern coast of Lake Sevan and its peninsula. One of the hallmarks of Armenian identity is the art of khachkars (cross-stones), and the first stop is foreseen at Noratus open-air museum, where hundreds of unique exhibits are collected, among which one can find very delicate khachkars of 13th-14th centuries. The next on the route is Hayravank monastery, which belongs to the monuments of the 9th century. The highlight of the tour is Sevanavank monastery, located on a peninsula, from where there opens an amazing view of the lake, shimmering in a palette of blue, emerald and green. Currently a religious seminary functions there which is not readily open to the public.


Lake Sevan
 Lake Sevan

The fascination and the "pearl" of mountainous Armenia is Lake Sevan, which is one of the world's greatest high altitude fresh-water lakes. It is about 1900 m above sea level. The lake is of volcanic origin and is surrounded with mountains of 3000 m and higher. The beautiful landscape and the crystal water serve nice preconditions for excellent rest.The lake is also famous for its peninsula and medieval church complex, built in 874.

Noratus Crosstones
Noratus Crosstones

The art of khachkar (cross-stone) is the most original manifestation of Armenian medieval culture. Noratus, truly considered to be a forest of khachkars and an open-air museum, displays hundreds of khachkars, the most stunning of which are the so-called "embroidered" ones, typical to the 13th-14th centuries. This is a unique place, where one can reveal the development of khachkarial art in its historical process. Armenian cross-stones art is included in UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Hayravank Monastery
Hayravank Monastery

The church of Hayravank is built on a high rock on the shore of Lake Sevan. There is no written testimony concerning the date of its foundation, however, according to the constructional solutions, it has gained its place among the 9th century architectural pillars. This cozy church is built of roughly hewn stone and looks rather modest.

Sevanavank Monastery
Sevanavank Monastery

A marvelous scene opens in the north-western part of Lake Sevan, where the peninsula towers over the transparent surface of the lake. Sevanavank monastery was built on the peninsula in 874 by the order of king Ashot Bagratuni's daughter – princess Mariam. The silhouette of the churches against the background of the turquoise lake and blue sky casts unexplainable impression on the visitors.


  • Comfortable car with an experienced driver
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicles
  • Free pick-up & drop-off within Yerevan
  • Extra stops on the route upon request
  • WiFi in the vehicles
  • Food
  • Specialized experienced guide
  • We can provide a lunch box upon request


Full day (7+ hours)

Tour's Location


Is the tour safe and comfortable?

For the safety and comfort of tourists the high quality buses with air conditioner, TV, comfortable seats, and first air supplies, are chosen. Thanks to the skilled drivers you will have no worries about the route.
The best hotels in each town are chosen for overnight.

What about the guide’s knowledge level?

The guide gives detailed information about the places of interests included in the tour

Is the deviation from the route possible?

Tour is mainly organized according to the route. There may be exceptions only in case of agreement among the group members if there is a wish to visit the places not far from the route. Otherwise, visits to other places with the guide are possible to arrange with additional payment.

Where can I buy souvenirs?

Souvenirs can be purchased in Vernissage, which is located in the centre of Yerevan, near the Republic Square. Numerous traditonal and contemporary art exhibits are sold here. There are also many other souvenir shops on Abovyan and Tumanyan streets.

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