Museum Tour in Armenia

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5 Days 4 Nights
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Visit all famous museums of Yerevan and get acquainted with the most important monasteries and churches of the First Christian country in the World. Learn about unique history and culture of Armenia with Armenia Hospitality.

Departure & Return Location

Zvartnots International Airport

Departure Time

2 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Hotel accomodation
  • All transportation in destination location
  • Mealsbreakfast
  • Entrance fees
  • Tour guide

Price Excludes

  • Flights & travel insurance
  • Any private expenses
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival

– Check in hotel
– Walking city tour and acquaintance with Yerevan city center
– Dinner and overnight in Yerevan.

Day 2Yerevan City Tour

Breakfast at the hotel.
The city tour starts visiting Matenadaran, museum complex placed in the institute’s old and original building. Formerly it was just one exhibition hall but now it consists from 15 halls in which thousands of temporary, inconstant and exceptional exhibits are displayed. Manuscripts, fragments of manuscript, papers, old and ancient writings, distinct bindings, special miniatures and many more are displayed here. The whole database consists of 23 000 manuscripts.
Cascade is a huge stairway in Yerevan city center. It connects the city center Kentron with the neighborhood Monument.
Gafesjian museum was opened in 2002 by the USA Gafesjian museum fund. This was the first museum of modern arts and cultural center in Armenia.
Opera House constructed by famous Armenian architect Aleksandr Tamanyan.
Genocide Museum is Armenia’s official monument dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide of 1915. It was built in 1967 on the hill of Tsitsernakaberd.
Dinner in one of the Armenian restaurants with national cuisine. Overnight in Yerevan.

Day 3Yerevan - Geghard Monastery - Garni Temple - History Museum of Armenia - Ararat Brandy Factory - Parajanov's Museum

Breakfast at the hotel.
Proceed to Geghard Monastery via Charents Ark where we can admire with the view on biblical mountain
Geghard monastery, included in UNESCO World Heritage list, is a gorgeous monument of medieval Armenian architecture. Geghard is one of the most incredible ancient Armenian monasteries partly carved in a rock.
Garni Temple – the great example of hellenic culture in Armenia. It was built in the first century A.D. by the Armenian King Tiridates and devoted to the God of the Sun.
Return to Yerevan. Visit to The History Museum of Armenia with wide divisions of Archaeology, Numismatics, Ethnography, Modern History and Restoration. It was founded in 1920 and has a national collection of 400,000 objects.
Visit to well-known Ararat Brandy Factory, includes degustation of famous Armenia brandy. We will walk around the aging cellar and see how brandy is preserved, know who have titular barrel rolls and enjoy the distinguished aroma of the drink.
Sergei Parajanov’s Museum, one of the most popular and original museums in Armenia. S. Parajanov was a great Armenian film director and artist. He devised his own cinema style, which was fully out of with the leading principles of socialist realism (the only sanctioned art style in the former USSR). The museum’s collection comprises of 1400 exhibits and includes original collages, paintings, assemblages, drawings, hand-made dolls and hats.
Dinner with national cuisine and overnight in Yerevan.

Day 4Yerevan – Erebuni Museum and Fortress - Lake Sevan - Sevanavank - Yerevan

Breakfast at the hotel.
Erebuni museum. The fortress of Erebuni is located on Arin-Berd hill. It was built in 782 B.C. by the Urartian king Argishti the first. During the diggings started in the 20th century a wedge writing scripture was found hence the history of modern Yerevan starts from this place.
Lake Sevan is situated at about 70 miles north from Yerevan. This beautiful blue lake is 2,000 meters above sea level and is the second highest alpine lake in the world. Then we will observe Sevanavank monastic complex located on a semi-island on the shore of Lake Sevan, consisting of two churches. Primarily the monastery was built at the southern shore of a small island in 874 AD.
Return to Yerevan. Dinner and Overnight.

Day 5Yerevan - Etchmiatsin Cathedral - The Treasury Museum of Etchmiadzin - Departure

Breakfast and check out.
Drive to Etchmiatsin. The main Cathedral of St. Etchmiatsin was built in the 4th century (301-303). It is one of the oldest churches in the world and home of the Supreme Catholicos of all Armenians. Armenia was the first country in the World to accept Christianity as a state religion. Etchmiatsin is the center of the Armenian Apostolic Church. The inward of the church is covered with wall paintings constructed by Hovnatanyan family. Main Cathedral and Churches of Echmiadzin are included in UNESCO world heritage list. The Museum “Treasures of Echmiatsin” is located in the south-east part of the Cathedral. Unique precious saint relics and religious art are stored in the museum.
After Etchmiadzin drive to the Zvartnots International airport.
Departure.

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