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Itinerary in Brief:
Day 1: Arrival
Day 2: Yerevan city tour
Day 3: Yerevan - Garni – Geghard - Sevan - Yerevan
Day 4: Departure
Day1 Arrival at Zvartnotz International Airport. Our tourist guide will welcome you at the airport. Transfer to the hotel/apartment in Yerevan.
Day2 We start our exploration with the Republic Square with it magnificent buildings enhanced by singing fountains. Walking down the Abovyan Street, one of the oldest streets in Yerevan which was on the Great Silk Road, Northern Avenue, Opera House. Visiting the colosal Monument of Cascade. A visit to the “Covered” Bazaar known as “Pak Shuka” on Mashtots Avenue. It’s a real museum of food. Have a fascinating journey through the Armenian glorious history with a visit to the History Museum of Armenia, one of the best museums in the world. The museum represents an integral picture of the history and culture of Armenia from prehistoric times (one million years ago) till our days. Here you can find the world’s oldest leather shoe (5500years old) found only 3years ago!
Visit Matenadaran-Repository of ancient manuscripts. The Matenadaran after St. Mesrop Mashtotz is a scientific research institute of old manuscripts at the Government of the Republic of Armenia. The Matenadaran is the largest center of study and safekeeping of Armenian manuscripts in the world.
Day 3 - Garni Temple - Geghard Monastery - Lake Sevan
The Pagan Temple of Garni is the only non-Christian temple currently standing in Armenia. Gracing the hillside the pagan temple was dedicated to the God of Sun, Mithra. It was built in 77A.D. by the Armenian King Trdat I. The architectural complex of Garni was Armenia's foremost center of Hellenistic culture and the summer residence of Armenian kings.
Driving for 9 more kilometers from Garni, you'll reach the Monastery of Geghard, which is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Geghard is an incredible ancient Armenian monastery, partly carved out of a mountain. Though the monastery has been around since before the 4th century, the main cathedral was built in 1215.It is said that the holy lance that pierced the body of Christ was kept here. The architectural forms and the decoration of Geghard's rock premises show that Armenian builders could not only create superb works of architecture out of stone, but also hew them in solid rock. Overnight in Yerevan.
Continue to the Lake Sevan, the largest lake in Armenia and one of the largest high-altitude lakes in the world, situated at 1900m above sea level. A famous writer has poetically characterized Sevan, "A genuine piece of sky, dropped down on earth among mountains". Visiting the Monastery of Sevanavank (9th century) which is located on Sevan peninsula.
Overnight in Yerevan.
Transfer to Airport. Departure.
*Itinerary is subject to change at any time upon your request.
The rates include:
Accommodation at 3* hotel in Yerevan (3 nights)
Multi-lingual professional tourist guide
Breakfast at the hotel
Entrance fees to all visited placed
The rates do not include:
Visa to Armenia
Single room supplement