After breakfast we start the City Tour of Yerevan city.
Yerevan is one of the most ancient cities in the world founded in 782 BC. It’s 29 years older than Rome. The founder of Yerevan was the Urartian King Argishti I who established the fortress of Erebuni on the southern part of nowadays Yerevan. Now Yerevan is a vibrant and modern European city with a specific accent of unique geography and culture.
During this tour we’ll visit the main highlights of Yerevan as well as the most important museums.
Matenadaran (Depository and Museum of Ancient Manuscripts):
On the northern part of Mashtots avenue there is Matenadaran (a book depository), one of the world’s most ancient libraries. Its collections comprise ancient Armenian books and miniature paintings that have gained world-wide fame. Among its unique treasures are the works of ancient classical authors and rare
manuscripts (also Arabian manuscripts) that have come to our days only in the Armenian translation. Several monuments to the outstanding Armenian cultural figures are located in the courtyard of Matenadaran.
“Mother Armenia” (panoramic view of Yerevan).
Cascade cultural center. Walking in open-air museum.
Lunch during tour in a local restaurant.
Armenian Genocide Memorial and museum:
The memorial-complex to the victims of the Armenian genocide towers over Tsitsernakaberd hill. At the center of the monument there is the Memorial Sepulcher with eternal flame and twelve, tall basalt slabs leaning over the flame. As a part of the Monument the arrow-shaped 44 meters high granite stele symbolizes the spiritual rebirth and bold spirit of the Armenian people.
Street tour including: Republic Square, Yerevan State University, Victory Bridge, Tsitsernakaberd (1915 Genocide Memorial), Sports & Concerts complex, Kiev Bridge, Parliament, Palace of President, Academy of Sciences, Opera house.
Evening free for optional visits. Overnight in Yerevan.
Visit to Vernissage – Yerevan’s open-air arts, crafts and souvenirs market. Enjoy the mix of cultures! Free time for Shopping.
Overnight in Yerevan.