Our Main Tour covers around 25 points of interest in the small center of Yerevan (Pokr Kentron; the circle on the map), plus detailed info about history, art, cuisine, architecture, cultural and night life, etc. It takes you to the main sites (Republic Square, Northern Avenue, Opera, Cascades, etc.) as well as to back alleys and hidden places, telling you interesting historic and contemporary stories about our 2801 years old city. It’s a fast-walking-info-packed-3-hour-tour.
We finish the tour in a bar or a cafe and give you a free copy of Backpackers’ Map of Yerevan and insider info on how to do things in Armenia. You can stay longer in the bar if you want.
What time do we meet?
4 pm (16:00)
Everyday, but it is highly advisable to reserve in order to secure your participation in the tour. In the low season (Nov-Mar) the tour might be cancelled for lack of attendees.
When to do the tour?
We recommend that you do the tour on your first day in Yerevan as it gives you plenty of incite on what to do next.
Where do we meet?
By the entrance to the History Museum on Republic Square. Not by the pond, not by the fountains. Please note that the address of the museum is 4 Republic Square, but Google Maps doesn’t configure it yet. So, follow the drop pin on the map here. You can check the photo above for the exact meeting point.
How do we find the guide?
Look for the guide with Yerevan Free Walking Tour (orange logo) badge. We don’t use umbrellas or flags.
For the time being the tour is available only in English.
How long does it take?
Around 3 hours.
How many kilometers does it run?
Is it an easy walk?
Yes. But this is a 3 hour walking and standing tour. So, please be sure that you can do it and come prepared for that; good shoes, sun tan lotion, a bottle of water, etc. in the summer, an umbrella in Spring and Autumn and a good jacket in the winter.
Do we do the tours if it rains or snows?
Yes! We do it even when it’s +40C in the summer.
Do we take a break?
Yes, we take a break (if needed), half way through the tour for toilet, etc.
Do we accept big groups?
Of course, but we do private paid tours for them. Send us an email for details.
Why is it free?
Free walking tours are done almost everywhere in the world. Guides don’t get paid a fixed salary. Travelers don’t pay anything up ahead, but tip the guide at the end. It’s up to the traveler to appreciate the tour and decide how much to give.
How do I book?
In order to secure your participation in our tours, please reserve by going to the Contact page to book.