Classical / Cultural Tour
Yerevan

Simphony of stones

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Address: 37 Nalbandyan st. Yerevan , Armenia

Tel: (+374 11) 96 02 01, (+374 11) 96 01 02, (+374 98) 90 41 84

E-mail: info@hayqtour.am, hayqtour@mail.ru

Day 1. Yerevan City Tour

Arrival. On arrival you are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. We will have a familiarization tour of the capital, during which you will see all the major sights of the capital, including the Republic Square, the Opera house, the Cascade where you will see the statue of the world-famous sculptor Fernando Botero "The Black Cat”. We will also visit Baghramyan Avenue, where you will see the Parliament, the Palace of President, the National Academy of Sciences. The excursion also includes a visit to the State History Museums with the valuable exhibits from pre-historic times to our days. We will visit the Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex Tsitsernakaberd and Victory Park. Overnight in Yerevan.

Day 2. Trip to Geghard and Garni temple

In the morning we will drive east of Yerevan and visit a unique medieval monastery of Geghard which was included in the list of UNESCO world heritage sites. Some chambers of the monastery were carved out of solid rock and possess exceptional acoustics. We will then continue towards Garni village where we will visit a pagan temple from 1st century AD – the only one remaining from pre-Christian period in Armenia. The temple is located on a triangular cape overlooking the deep canyon of Garni. We can organize the lunch in the village house with lavash baking process. After returning to Yerevan we visit Matenadaran Manuscript Museum which hosts one of the biggest collections of ancient Armenian manuscripts Farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Yerevan with the live folk music. Overnight in Yerevan.

Day 3. Exploring the South: Khor Virab - Noravank

The road leads through the plains of Ararat. Lying in the shadow of Biblical Mt. Ararat, where Noah’s Ark landed, this piece of the land in Armenia has always been vital for the agriculture of the country. According to tradition, this was the place where Noah first planted a vine after he descended from the Ark. Driving past the farms all of a sudden an attractive picture of Khor Virab Monastery appears, resting on a lonely hill. Weather permitting we will have an exceptional view of Mt. Ararat from here! Driving via the picturesque gorge we will reach Noravank Monastery, which is situated on the hill of the twisted gorge, among the freakish plumb rosy cliffs. Noravank Monastery, really the place of breathtaking natural beauty, provides great opportunities for taking pictures. This site is special with its exceptional intricate carvings of exterior. En route we will stop in Areni village famous for wine production. Here we shall visit a small, family-owned winery and try the wine produced here.Overnight in Yerevan.

Day 4. Trip to the Spiritual capital of Armenia – Handicraft market

This excursion takes us to one of the oldest and coziest towns of Armenia – Echmiadzin, which is the religious center of all Armenians. The main Cathedral of Echmiadzin was the first official Church built in Armenia. Today it is the Holy See of Echmiadzin, where the Catholicos of Armenia resides. Legend tells that it was here that Jesus Christ descended from Heaven to show where he wanted a church to be built. Echmiadzin means "The Coming of Only Begotten”. On a Sunday you can listen to the beautiful choir performance of Divine Lithurgy here. After this we will visit the archeological site of Zvartnots Cathedral, which is a masterpiece of Armenian architecture! The area is a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site.If it is a weekd-end in the afternoon you will have time to explore the outdoor handicraft market Vernisage where you can find the most attractive handmade souvenirs, carpets, handicrafts made from local volcanic glass obsidian, Armenian cross-stones (khachkars) made of tuffa, some interesting ceramic items and other local souvenirs. Transfer to airport.