Travel Tips Yerevan

Where to Go within the Region

The Caucasus is a fascinating place to visit, especially considering the vast differences in culture, language, traditions and food in such short distances travelled.

 

Around Armenia

There is so much to see and do in Armenia. The list below are some suggestions to consider:

  • Gyumri – the second largest city in Armenia is also known as the Cultural centre. Shaken by the 1988 earthquake, Gyumri is rebuilt, preserving its old worldly charm. Only a couple of hours away from Yerevan, it makes a good day or overnight destination.
  • Tatev monastery, though a bit far from Yerevan (5 hours away) is a treat to see. Perched on the edge of a cliff it offers breathtaking views of the valley. Easiest way to access it is via the new and modern installed cable car giving birds eye views of the valley.
  • Essential sights you should not miss are offered by envoy tours including Garni temple, Geghard monastery (tucked away inside a mountain) and the serene Lake Sevan.
  • Explore the Christian historical sights by visiting the main cathedral, Ejmisatsin, Khor Virap dungeon (with a gorgeous view of Mount Ararat) as well as the stunning 2 store, Noravank monastery joining the Enlightened Armenia tour with Envoy Tours. valley

Georgia

A close and easy destination from Armenia. If you have made an effort to reach this part of the world its a must see.

  • Tbilisi is a very picturesque capital city with a beautiful old town area to explore. A hub of intellectual happenings back in the 1800’s its a mini Paris scene! Pay a visit to Envoy Hostel Tbilisi nestled close to the Narikala fortress when you are there!
  • Enjoy the view of the Mtkvari River from one of the bridges
  • Wonder around the cobblestoned streets of the Old Town area
  • Visit the domed Orbeliani Baths
  • Admire the colourful Mosque close to the Baths
  • Visit the dominating Narikala Fortress
  • Indulge in the fine Georgian food and wine
  • Take a day trip to Mtskheta
  • Spend a couple of days in Kazbegi, an excellent region for hiking. Also you will see the much photographed Tsminda Sameba Church
  • Take a tour or two to explore the region with Envoy Tours in Georgia and book yourself in to stay at Envoy Hostel Tbilisi!