Private tour to Gyumri old town and Marmashen monastery

Private tour to Gyumri old town and Marmashen monastery

During this 8-9 hours tour the guests will visit the second largest city of Armenia, which is considered to be the cultural capital of our the Country. There will be a walking tour through the narrow old streets of the city. You will visit black fortress, several churches and squares as well as Urban Life museum. Next stop is foreseen at Marmashen monastery on the picturesque bank of Akhuryan river.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Gyumri, Gyumri, Shirak Province

Gyumri is located in the north-western part of Armenia, in the middle of Shirak valley, 126 km far from Yerevan. From the ethnical point of view it is the most colorful city in Armenia. The local traditions are deeply rooted here, national spirit is reflcted in everything. Walking along the streets of old Gyumri one still seems to hear the voice of the smiths' hammers, it seems that a cart will appear from the street corner and the carter will call to show around the city. The old houses, a part of which fortunately resisted the devastating earthquake in 1988, speak of the high architectural achievements of the city. These buildings are notable with their architectural solutions, combination of colorful stone and masterfully elaborated bas-reliefs. Gyumri has always been in the center of cultural events.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Marmashen Monastery, Marmashen Armenia

On the picturesque bank of Akhuryan river there is the magnificent monastery Marmashen built by Duke Vahram Pahlavuni. It is a huge complex, the construction of which started in 986 and finished in 1029. The main church is a domed hall. The facades of the church are elaborated with triangular niches, which endow the edifice with special liveliness. The survived eastern and northern walls of the second church, which is adjacent to the main church, prove that both with its composition and architectural details it is the smaller duplication of the main church. This complex built with well-hewn red tufa on the background of the blue sky casts an enigmatic impression.

Duration: 40 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Infant seats available"
"Near public transportation"
"Stroller accessible"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"

Duración: 8 To 9 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Hyur Service (Head Office), 96 Nalbandyan poxoc, Yerevan 0010, Armenia

Traveler pickup is offered

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


  • Air-conditioned transport
  • Fuel surcharge and parking fee
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional English or Russian speaking guide service (if choosing "with a guide" option)
  • Bottled water

No Incluye

  • Lunch
  • Gyumri Urban life museum entrance fee at 1000 AMD/ ~ 2.20$ per person


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