Day 1

Arrival in Yerevan, transfer from the airport to the hotel and accommodation.

Breakfast. In the morning: Museum of History with a rich collection. Lunch. In the afternoon: City tour of Yerevan: Republic Square, Mashdots Avenue, Bagramian Avenue, Palace of the President, the Parliament, the University, Monuments to Vardan Mamigonian, David of Sassoun, Mother Armenia, the Cascade, St. Gregory the Illuminator Mother Temple. Welcoming dinner in restaurant.

Day 2

Breakfast in hotel. Morning: Visit to Tsitsernakaberd: 1915 Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex and Museum. A view of the city; Tour continues to Ashtarak district. Lunch. After lunch continue your tour around Ashtarak, where you can see the churches of Karmravor and Saghmosavank and the Dgher monastery. As part of this day trip visit the cemetery of Mesrob Mashdots (founder of the Armenian alphabet) in Oshakan. Dinner in restaurant.

Day 3

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning: Visit to Vernisage, (opened only on Saturday and Sunday). Lunch. Afternoon: Visit to the Garni Pagan Temple (1st c. B.C.) and Geghard Monastery (10th-13th) situated in a solid rock Behind the main church is another chapel, which has the most incredible acoustics. Dinner in a local restaurant.

Day 4

Breakfast. Visit to Khor Virap Monastery sits on the Ararat Valley south of the capital and is utterly dwarfed by Mount Ararat, considerate holy for Armenian people. This is the proud site of Armenia’s adoption of Christianity in around 301 A.D.” It is the place where the man responsible for Armenia’s religious renaissance St. Gregory the Illuminator was reportedly thrown into one (at Khor Virab) as a punishment from the pagan king, Trdat III. Lunch at Noravank before returning to Yerevan. The tour will continue following Noravank Monastery and Areni, where you can taste vineyard. Dinner in restaurant.

Day 5

Breakfast. Morning: Visit to Echmiadzin, mainly holy church of Supreme Orthodox Authority of the Armenia Inside the main church you can also see what are the Holy Lance and piece of Noah’s Ark. After you will also visit the 7th century churches of St. Hripsime and St. Gayane. St. Hripsime was another victim of Trdat III king and was murdered for refusing to marry him. Lunch in typical restaurant. Visit of Zvartnotz ( 7th century) where you can see the ruins of the ancient circular church. Dinner in restaurant.

Day 6

Breakfast. Morning: Excursion to Lake Sevan. The Lake is called “the pearl of Armenia”. A lake of great beauty, it lies 2000 m above sea level and is one of the largest mountain lakes in the world. You will visit the Arakelots Monastery (874 A.D.) and Astvatsatsin Church on the Sevan Peninsula. Lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch the tour will continue to Dilijan- Goshavank where you will visit the Monastery there. Back to Yerevan and dinner in restaurant.

Day 7

Breakfast. Morning: Visit to the National Art Gallery dating from the Early Middle Ages until the present day. Lunch. Visit to Matenadaran – Deposit of ancient books and rare illuminated manuscripts. Shopping in the afternoon. Fruits and vegetables market. In the evening of folkloric music and dance show following the Armenian Days. Goodbye dinner.

Day 8