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Yerevan

Armenia
A city of contrasts and contradictions

One of the world’s oldest cities, Yerevan may combine ancient stone churches with grand Soviet architecture, but the city is a joy to explore, as grand squares and hilltop vistas give way to pedestrian zones and lush parkways full of cafes, concert stages, and ice cream vendors. As the city cools, it comes alive, and with its many music venues and nightclubs, stays wide awake through the night. Armenia’s largest city by far, Yerevan is an excellent base from which to explore the rest of the country, then recharge in the evening. The city’s hills and rooftops provide excellent views of Mt. Ararat, overlooking the city and crowned with ice, even in late summer.

For a marriage of the city’s culture, traditions, and views, visit the Cascade. An Art Deco take on Babylon’s Hanging Gardens and symbol of the return of the Armenian diaspora, this art museum funded by an Armenian-American is a unique sight. Each floor is covered by a garden and a staircase, while elevators run inside, between galleries, creating a massive series of steps, and offering the city’s best vistas. Even the neighboring parks are full of creative works of art, to say nothing of the city’s many other museums, or the clubs that play host to an avant-garde music scene. Armenia is home to much of the region’s best and most unique foods, and even Yerevan’s best restaurants are surprisingly affordable.

What I love about Yerevan

Gio

Tbilisi City Host & Caucasus Destination Expert

Yerevan is the kind of the city where you can wander around for hours without getting tired. Most of the city's sights are walkable, so you don't need to worry about taxis or public transportation. With beautiful streets and parks, smiling people, and wonderful architecture, Yerevan's cozy ambience make for a perfect day of exploring by foot.

Where to stay in Yerevan

With Yerevan accommodation options ranging from boutique to modern hotels, from swank to historic (or both), whatever kind of accommodation you need, we've got it covered. Get in touch with us for a free travel consultation. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.
Boutique hotel
Boutique design hotel with great views.
Modern 4-star hotel
This modern 4-star hotel has a nice restaurant and bar as well as elegant rooms.
Luxury hotel
Beautiful luxury hotel in center of Yerevan with high quality service.

Things to do in Yerevan

We've got a broad range of city tours, day trips and excursions to keep you busy in Yerevan. Explore the Old Town and get to know the city fast with a private walking tour or explore it even further with a driving and walking combination tour. Yerevan is also an excellent base for day tripping to many other highlights of the country. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to include in your vacation package or consider for adding later.
Garni Temple, Geghard Monastery and Master Levon's Cave Private Day Trip
Yerevan Private Food Walking Tour
Ararat Brandy Factory Visit with Tasting
Khor Virap and Noravank Monasteries Private Day Trip with Wine Tasting

Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Yerevan

Spend some time in Yerevan on a tour that takes in other cities in Armenia and neighboring countries. Our vacation packages including Yerevan and other destinations make traveling in Central & Eastern Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.

Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

5.0 / 5

Average of our Guest's Ratings of our Yerevan vacation packages
Based on 2 reviews
Review by Nancy & Hughbert

Nancy & Hughbert

Florida

JayWay Travel makes it so easy and convenient. The best customer service ever. I have had three tours with JayWay Travel and will never use another tour service. If JayWay Travel doesn't serve that part of the world, I won't go there.

JayWay Travel makes it so easy and convenient. The best customer service ever. I have had three tours with JayWay Travel and will never use another tour service. If JayWay Travel doesn't serve that part of the world, I won't go there.

Year : 2019
Visited : Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Italy
Itinerary : Baku, Sheki, Tbilisi, Yerevan, Rome
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Italy
Itinerary : Baku, Sheki, Tbilisi, Yerevan, Rome
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Michael & Margaret

Michael & Margaret

Alaska

JayWay is a unique, full service boutique travel company, and provides a very high level of customer service.  They have the information and resources an independent traveler to a new country would need for a memorable adventure.

JayWay is a unique, full service boutique travel company, and provides a very high level of customer service.  They have the information and resources an independent traveler to a new country would need for a memorable adventure.

Year : 2019
Visited : Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia
Itinerary : Baku, Sheki, Sighnaghi, Tbilisi, Yerevan, Kutaisi, Batumi
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia
Itinerary : Baku, Sheki, Sighnaghi, Tbilisi, Yerevan, Kutaisi, Batumi
Rating :
5 / 5

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Yerevan

What's the best way to get local currency?

We recommend visiting bank ATMs to take out local cash, but if you have money to change, head here to find the places offering the best rates: http://rate.am/en/armenian-dram-exchange-rates/exchange-points/cash

How expensive is Yerevan?

The dollar goes far in Armenia. A quick lunch with a drink costs around $5-10, dinners $15-20, and museums about $5-10. A one-way trip on public transportation is around $0.20-0.40.

How can I get around Yerevan?

Yerevan's center is quite compact and walkable, and you're unlikely to have to use much public transportation. The city features subways, buses, trolleybuses, and "marshrutkas," privately owned minibuses that follow set routes, and depart whenever they're full (the wait is usually short). The price for a one-way trip is around $0.20-0.40.

What are regular opening hours?

Most places are open from 9 AM to 6 PM, but some cafes and restaurants open later, around 11 AM or 12 PM. Sops are open from 10 AM to between 7 to 10 PM. Museums are galleries, and some street markets, are closed Mondays. The city center has many 24/7 grocery stores.

Is Yerevan safe?

Like the rest of Armenia, Yerevan is safe for tourists, any time of day or night. The people are kind and welcoming, and even pickpocketing is rare.

Does Yerevan have options for dietary restrictions?

Armenian cuisine in general is very diverse, and you will find vegan/vegetarian options almost anywhere in the city.

How long should I spend in Yerevan?

Yerevan's center is small, but the city is a great base for day trips. We recommend three nights, which gives you time for two day trips.
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