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Free Cultural Walking Tour in Yerevan - Traditions and Armenian cuisine

Duration: 3h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Tigran
Quality Verified Registered on August 23, 2020

***I am in love with Yerevan and spend most of my time walking around its streets and bridges to discover hidden gems to share with other travelers!*** Let me take you on alternative routes around Yerevan with top sights and show you charming passages, secret gardens and the best shopping districts while I share their history and tell you my favorite tales of the city. I am a licensed tour guide since 2015 and I have extensive background and knowledge in the history of Armenia, which dates back to 3, 500 B. C. 1.Intensive English Certificate - courses 1st and 2nd level; 15/01/2008 - 23/03/2008. 2.Tour Guide Certificate (provider UNHCR; 13/10/2014 - 01/06/2015) Looking forward to meeting you. Tigran

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Tour description

We set out to explore and begin our walk from the beautiful Republic Square through the center of the city till the surprisingly modern waterfalls to enjoy the views of the biblical Mount Ararat. During our walk we discover the ancient culture of Yerevan, the city that, despite numerous invasions, has not lost its unique traditions. We will also get acquainted with Armenian history; Architecture; Armenian food features; Geopolitics; Economy; Geography; Traditions; History of religion and many more. 


Additional information 


Unfortunately we we are not able to invite children(1 -10 years old) for our tour - thank you for your understanding.

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    5GH7+9C Yerevan, Armenia
    5GH7+9C Yerevan, Armenia
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    In front of the History Museum of Armenia (the meeting point is right between the dancing fountains and the History Museum). I'll be waiting for you with a red umbrella written "Free Walking Tour in Yerevan"

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Republic Square

    An oval roundabout square with a stone pattern in its center designed to look like a traditional Armenian rug.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Mirzoyan Library

    A gem in the city. Filled with books, journals related to design and photography, and a bar and gallery, the space is peaceful and amazing.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Vernissage

    Vernissage is a large open-air market in Yerevan, Armenia. The name of the market is the derived from the French word vernissage. Next to the market we will visit Cultural Genocide park where is located the Statue of Garegin Nzhdeh(Armenian military commander); walk in Cultural Genocide park(Khachkars also know as Armenian cross-stones); Metro station Republic Square(discovering Armenian metro)

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Garegin Nzhdeh Monument

    Garegin Nzhdeh was an Armenian statesman, military commander and political thinker and became one of the key political and military leaders of the First Republic of Armenia (1918–1921).

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Sakharov Square

    Sakharov square (formerly called Azizbekov square) was re-named in 1991 after the eminent specialist of Armenian history and culture, physicist, atomic scientist, one of the authors of the hydrogen bomb, the USSR NAS academician, the laureate of the 1975 Nobel Prize, public and political figure Andrey Sakharov.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Dalan Art Gallery

    "Dalan" in Yerevan is a 19th century house which now serves as a restaurant and art gallery.

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Charles Aznavour square

    In this beautiful square we will see the oldest hotel in Yerevan "Grand hotel Yerevan" which was opened in 1926, during the Soviet period(the hotel facade is richly decorated with black Armenian tuff stone).

  • 8
    Outside visit
    Opera and Ballet Theatre

    Visit Swan Lake and Opera House. The ground-breaking of the Opera-Theatre took place on 28 November 1930 during the celebrations of the 10th anniversary of Soviet Armenia. On January 20, 1933, the building was officially opened.

  • 9
    Outside visit
    Cafesjian Center for the Arts

    The Cascade is a giant stairway made of limestone in Yerevan, Armenia. It links the downtown Kentron area of Yerevan with the Monument neighborhood. The construction of the cascade started in 1971 and was partially completed in 1980.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Diego 26 May 2024
Bogotá

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
We had a great time during our walking tour with Tigran. He knows everything there is to know about Yerevan and Armenian heritage and is able to explain it in a fun way. Definitely worth it.
Christiana 25 May 2024
Zürich

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Tigran was very fun and knowledgeable. The tour lasts 3.5 hours, but time passes very quickly. It's a nice mix of cultural and historical information that gives you a nice overview of the Armenian country and Armenian people. I totally recommend!
Christian 24 May 2024
Freiburg im Breisgau

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
The tour with Tigran was an experience. He is a humorously crazy guide who can impart a lot of knowledge. His tour was very entertaining. If you want to get a really deep insight into the city, but also the people and culture of Armenia, you should walk with Tigran. You should allow plenty of time. We were only a small group, but due to many political questions (which he was able to answer well) it took us 4 hours. We would do a tour with Tigran again! :)
Sofija 20 May 2024
Prilep

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Travelled in group - May 2024
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Maja 04 May 2024
Milan

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Guide was very friendly and informed about city's history and culture. He showed us spots which otherwise we wouldn't have known about. Highly recomend!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 25 people.
Pets
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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