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Week in Armenia 8 days / 7 nights

Arrival everyday exept Suturdays

Itinerary

Day 1 Friday: Arrival in Yerevan – transfer to the selected hotel

Arrival in Yerevan – transfer to the selected hotel.

Day 2 Saturday: Yerevan City tour

Breakfast at the hotel. City tour- Yerevan sightseeing including City center, Republic square, State University, City panorama, Mother Armenia Monument, Parliament, President’s Palace, Opera, Sports & Concert Complex. Visit to the Genocide Memorial, dedicated to the Victims of 1915 and the Genocide Museum.

 

 

Visit to Matenadaran (depository for ancient manuscripts, which collection is one of the biggest in the world). This outstanding collection includes manuscripts dating from 7th century and is widely appreciated by history and art amateurs and professionals.

 

 

Visit to Cascade complex, which is considered the modern art center of Yerevan, with art pieces displayed throughout the whole area: the boulevard and up the stairs, from top of which you can enjoy the panoramic view on the city and Mountain Ararat. Cascade is home to Cafesjan modern art museum. This place becomes even more charming in the evenings, when it is full of people, both locals and tourists from all over the world, enjoying the magic and the warmth of the capital. You will enjoy spending time in one of the cosy open-air cafes surrounded by beautiful sculptures, redolent flowers shining brightly with magic colors.  Visit to the ruins of Erebuni fortress, founded during the Urartian Kingdom by King Argishti in 782 BC and the Erebuni museum (1968) with Urartian period exhibits. Erebuni has been renamed into Yerevan since the 7th century A.D., when it was the capital of Armenia. O/N in Yerevan.

 

 

Option: Visit the Brandy Factory (+ wine tasting tour of 2 types of the Armenian brandy).

Day 3 Sunday: Yerevan - Etchmiadzin – Zvartnots - Yerevan

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Etchmiadzin, the spiritual and administrative center of Armenian Apostolic Church. Visit to Etchmiadzin Cathedral (4th c.), the museum, St. Hripsime’s Church (7th c.), ruins of Zvartnots temple (7th c.), (UNESCO World Heritage list 2000). Drive back to Yerevan. O/N in Yerevan.

Day 4 Monday: Yerevan - Khor Virap – Noravank – Areni Winery -Yerevan

Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Visit to Khor Virap Church – the place of imprisonment of St. Gregory the Illuminator, who stayed here in the small dungeon for 13 years without any food, accused by the Armenian King of preaching Christianity.  It is one of the holy places for the Christian world. Here is also the closest and most spectacular view of the gorgeous biblical mountain Ararat shining with its two white peaks. It is one of the few ancient towns, built by the special design of the famous Carthaginian general Hannibal. After the defeat in a war against Rome, he found shelter in Armenia…After visiting Khor Virap drive through the spectacular canyon between the red rocks toward Noravank Monastery (13th c.). Tour to “Areni” Winery/ wine testing. Drive back to Yerevan. O/n in Yerevan.

Day 5 Thusday: Yerevan - Lake Sevan – Dilijan (Haghartsin) -Yerevan

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Sevan, one of the greatest high mountainous freshwater lakes of Eurasia, visit to Sevan Monastery (9th c.). Drive to mountainous resort Dilijan, walk on craftsmen street, visit to Haghartsin Monastery complex (13th c.), including Church St. Stepanos, St. Mary and St. Gregory’s Church, as well as famous refectory. Appearing unexpectedly, out of the thick forests, in front of the visitors, the Monastery creates a magical impression of the lost world and then visit to Goshavank Monastery (13th c.). Drive back to Yerevan.  O/N in Yerevan.

Day 6 Wednesday:Yerevan - Garni – Geghard -Yerevan

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to the only remaining pagan temple in Armenia devoted to the God of Sun – Myrth, in Garni, built in 77 AD by King Trdat (Arshakid Dynasty). Photo stop at Charentc Arc. The temple is Greco-Roman style with characteristic pillars. It stands proudly on a rocky ridge with a deep canyon presenting a beautiful view. The temple was a summer residence for Arshakid dynasty. Visit to the ruins of Royal Palace and Royal bath-house nearby. Drive to the unique caved temple St. Geghard (12th -13th cc.), the name of which means “holy spear” in the honor of the long-preserved spear, the same spear that pierced the body of crucified Christ. It is now exhibited in the museum of Etchmiadzin Cathedral. Geghard Monastery is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list (2000). The program includes family hosted lunch in village house and watching of “Lavash” (Armenian traditional flat bread baked in stone-make oven) making process. Drive back to Yerevan.  O/N in Yerevan.

Day 7 Thursday: Free day in Yerevan

Option: Visit the Brandy Factory (tour +tasting of two kinds of Armenian brandy).

 

 

Visit to one of the city's museums. (National History Museum, House-Museum of Sergey Parajanov, National Art Gallery and others.).

Day 8 Friday

Transfer to the airport

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