Gyumri is unlike any other city in Armenia, and during the excursion you will understand what its extraordinary flavor is woven from. Let's talk about history, architecture, traditions and local people - hospitable people with a special talk and humor, who created an amazing forge of talents. And in Aragatsotn or Shirak region, you will visit ancient temples with valuable frescoes. Individual excursion for 1-6 people Duration 10 hours Children Without children How it goes By car € 170 per excursion Price for 1-6 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
Alexandropol-Leninakan-Gyumri In Gyumri, only if you “get lost” in the old quarters, you can understand the city. On Abovyan, Rustaveli streets and Teryan I will introduce you to authentic 19th century architecture. And on Varpetov street you can visit the museums of the actor Frunzik Mkrtchyan, the writers O. Shiraz and A. Isahakyan. You will discover the cinematic history of the city, where phaetons, streets and balconies flashed on TV screens. Find out what interesting stories are behind each house. You will walk along the pavements and try to imagine the life of the inhabitants of Alexandropol. And also visit Armenian Church of St. Savior and Seven Wounds of the Holy Mother of God
Russian trace in Gyumri On a walk, we will not ignore the Russian-Persian war of 1804-13, after which Gyumri became part of the Russian Empire. You will learn how Nicholas I influenced the development of the city, visit the Russian church Plplan Zham and inspect the powerful outpost - Black fortress, built to protect the borders from the Persian and Turkish threats. See the memorial complex "Hill of Honor" and Motherland monument … You will also hear about a modern military base and trace the city's long-standing relationship with Russia
Temples in the vicinity of the city In two neighboring regions - Aragatsotn or Shirak region - you, by choice, visit Mughni church or Lmbatavank … 2 km from Ashtarak, in the village of Mughni, see the 17th century St. Gevork Church. You will see the wall paintings and the 10th century khachkar, which "walked" to France, hear the history of the icon, which has brought trouble for a long time, and about the tragic fate of Diocletian's wife. And in the church Lmbatavank 5-7 centuries. get to know the valuable frescoes.
- The tour is suitable for those who arrive or depart from the Shirak International Airport of the city of Gyumri
- Additional expenses: lunch and tickets to the museum - house-museum of Frunzik Mkrtchyan - AMD 300, Dzitoghtsyants house - AMD 1000.
- The tour will start and end at a convenient place for you
The meeting point is by agreement with the guide, you can discuss it when ordering the excursion.