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Day 1 : Arrival - City Tour - Matenadaran
Arrival in Zvartnots airport. Meet and greet transfer. we start our exploration of the vibrant capital of Armenia, Yerevan, where ancient culture is mixed with modern lifestyle and great traditions. Start the tour in the center to the Republic Square, We are in the Opera House, next we are in Cascade complex, an open-air museum of modern art with massive stairways leading up to the Victory Park to have a fantastic view to the entire downtown from above. Visit Matenadaran one of the world’s largest depositories that holds over 23 000 manuscripts and ancient parchments from all over Europa and Asia. Overnight at the hotel in Yerevan.
Day 2 : Yerevan - Etchmiadzin – Zvartnots –tsitsernakaberd Memorial– Yerevan
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the ruins of Zvartnots Temple (7th century) which is listed as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO. Zvartnots is an outstanding monument of world architecture, an evidence of the high level of the development of the artistic and engineering thought in the 7th-century Armenia. The cathedral had been standing for about 300 years and was destroyed by a disastrous earthquake. But even in ruins it has a majestic beauty. Proceed to the town of Echmiadzin, the center of the Armenian Church and the spiritual center of Armenian people. Here is the location of Echmiadzin Cathedral, which is the most ancient Christian temple of Armenia. The cathedral was built in 301-303 by Grigor the Enlightener, the first bishop of Armenians. Optional: Visit Maran winery for the wine degustation and excursion. Return to Yerevan. Visit Memorial park to the victims of Armenian Genocide, the first genocide of the 20th Century. Overnight at the hotel in Yerevan.
Day 3 : Yerevan - Khor Virap – Noravank –yerevan
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Khor Virap monastery 4- 17th cc. 45 km. from Yerevan the monastery of Khor-Virap has a very rich history, both religious and secular. Khor Virap was built in Artashat during the reign of the Arshakids dynasty. At that time it was used as a pit- dungeon for convicts. It is situated in the Ararat valley against the biblical Ararat Mountain, were Noah's arch cast anchor. The importance of it is connected with Gregory the Illuminator, who introduced Christianity to Armenia and is considered to be the first Armenian catholicos. Continue tour to Vayots Dzor region. After meal visit Noravank monastery - a great religious and cultural center of 12th c. Continue back to Yerevan. Overnight at the Hotel in Yerevan.
Day 4 : Yerevan - Sevan - Garni – Geghard– Yerevan
Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed to visit Sevanavank, a beautiful Monastery on the Peninsula, once and a strategic shelter for Armenian Kings. 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. The Garni canyon along the Azat River is attractive for the wonderful natural rocks start from the beginning up to the highest point of the canyon. Optional: Garni Gorge typically referred to as the "Symphony of Stones", a unique and picturesque monument of the nature. Northeast of Garni, 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. Though the monastery of Geghard was around before the 4th century, the main cathedral was built in 1215. Return to Yerevan. Overnight at the hotel in Yerevan.
Day 5 : Departure
Transfer to the airport and departure.
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