Day 1: Arrival – Hotel – Evening Walking Tour.
Arrival. Transfer to the hotel. In the evening short walking tour in the city center.
Day 2: Yerevan – City Tour – Matenadaran – Lunch – Genocide Museum – Megerian Carpet – Hotel.
After breakfast visiting Matenadaran. The Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts is a repository of ancient manuscripts, research institute and museum located in Yerevan, Armenia. It holds one of the world’s richest depositories of medieval manuscripts and books which span a broad range of subjects, including history, philosophy, medicine, literature, art history and cosmography in Armenian and many other languages. Cascade is a giant stairway in Yerevan, Armenia. It links the downtown Kentron area of Yerevan with the Monument neighborhood. Opera House. Lunch. Drive to Genocide Museum is Armenia’s official memorial dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide, built in 1967 on the hill of Tsitsernakaberd in Yerevan. Megerian Carpet in Yerevan has a spectacular showroom where visitors from foreign countries as well as local residents can make their purchases. Visitors and guests are welcome to watch the production of the rugs which involve dyeing of the yarns by using vegetable dyes, weaving, shearing, finishing, etc… Enjoy a unique experience worth remembering. Back to hotel.
Day 3: Yerevan – Charents Ark – Geghard – Lunch – Garni – Hotel – Vernissaj ( available only in weekends).
Breakfast in the hotel. After breakfast drive to Charents Ark. Charents was an Armenian poet, writer and public activist. Higher up the gorge of the Azat river, there is a magnificent monument of medieval Armenian architecture Geghard monastery inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage list. Geghard is another incredible ancient Armenian monastery, partly carved out of a mountain. Departure to Garni Temple. It was built in the first century A.D. by the Armenian King Tiridates and it is dedicated to a heathen god, probably to Mithra, the god of the sun whose figure stood in the depth of the sanctuary. Lunch in habitat house. Back to Yerevan. Visiting Vernissage. A large open-air market in Yerevan, Armenia. The name of the market is the derived from the French word vernissage. The market lies along Aram and Buzand streets at a length of 600 metres, connecting Nalbandyan street with Khanjyan street. The market mainly features a collection of different types of traditional Armenian art works.
Day 4: Yerevan – Zvartnots Temple – Echmiadzin – Lunch – Ararat Brandy Factory – Parajanov Museum.
After breakfast driving to Zvartnots Tempe. Zvartnots temple – the pearl of the 7th c. architecture (inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage list). Continue the tour to Echmiadzin. The Church was built between the years 301 – 303 AD under the Armenian king Tiridates III and the first Armenian Catholicos, St. Gregory the Illuminator. Lunch in Echmiadzin. Back to Yerevan. Visiting famous AraratBrandy Facory. Ararat Brandy Factory is the leading enterprise of Armenia for the production of alcoholic beverages. Its main brand name is Ararat. Walk around the ageing cellar and see how the brandy spirits are preserved, know who have nominal barrels and enjoy the delicate aroma of the cellar. Pass a pleasant and memorable time in the tasting hall enjoying the delicious “THREE STARS”, “AKHTAMAR”. Visiting Parajanov Museum.
Day 5: Yerevan – Dilijan – Goshavanq – Lunch – Hagartsin – Parz Lake – Yerevan.
After breakfast drive to Dilijan. Dilijan is a spa town in the Tavush Province ofArmenia. Usually called Armenian Switzerland or Little Switzerland by the locals, it is one of the most important resorts of Armenia, situated in Dilijan National Park. The forested and reclusive city is home to numerousArmenian artists, composers, and filmmakers and features some traditional Armenian architecture. Goshavank is a 12th- or 13th-century Armenian monastery located in the village of Gosh in the Tavush Province ofArmenia. Today the monastery is not a functioning religious complex, although it remains a popular tourist destination and has recently undergone some light restoration. The impressive monastery which has remained in relatively good condition also houses one of the world’s finest examples of a khachkar.Lunch in Goshavank. Haghartsin is a 13th-century monastery located near the town of Dilijan in the Tavush Province of Armenia. It was built between the 10th and 14th centuries. Parz lake is a small lake located in the Dilijan National Park east of Dilijan in Armenia. The lake was formed by natural climatic changes. Driving back to Yerevan.
Day 6: Yerevan – Sevan – Lunch – Sevanavank – Yerevan
After breakfast driving to Sevan. Lake Sevan is the largest lake in Armenia and the Caucasus region. It is one of the largest freshwater high-altitude lakes in the world. Lake Sevan is situated in the central part of the Republic of Armenia, in the Gegharkunik Province, at the altitude of 1,900 m (6,200 ft) above sea level. Lunch in Sevan. Sevanavank is a monastic complex located on a peninsula at the northwestern shore of Lake Sevan in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia, not far from the town of Sevan. Initially the monastery was built at the southern shore of a small island.
Day 7: Breakfast – Check out – Transfer