Arrival in Yerevan, meeting at the airport, transfer to the hotel. Experience Yerevan on foot, learn more about the iconic landmarks in this beautiful city, as well as the local anecdotes and humor. Weave your way to Republic Square then move on to the Opera House. Visit the Cascades and enjoy a panoramic view of the Armenian capital from atop a giant stairway built into a Yerevan hillside. This walk through the city will reveal some of the hidden gems of Yerevan and offer an orientation to the city so you can go back in your own time to discover more of what Yerevan has to offer.
Breakfast at hotel. Trip to Garni. The Sun Temple of Garni is one of the most ancient structures on Armenian territory. The Garni architectural complex was the summer residence of Armenian kings. The Gerhard Monastery is a fantastic sample of medieval Armenian architecture. The most original parts of the complex are two churches in the depth of the rock.
Then you will visit Yerevan brandy factory. The chance will take you to the fairyland of world-famous Armenian brandy. You will discover what the living legend of the Armenian brandy really is. Back to the hotel.
Breakfast at hotel.Trip to Tsakhkadzor sport complex, visiting Kecharis Monastery; cable car (funicular). On the way back to Yerevan visiting Lake Sevan, “the pearl of Armenia”, which is situated at an altitude of almost 2000 m. above sea level.Visiting Churches St. Karapet and Arakelots on the peninsula.Back to Yerevan?
Tasting the red wines, with the special dishes to go along with those wines. The degustation will be accompanied by live folk music and traditional Armenian dance.
The “Areni Festival Fund” will provide visitors with the coupons worth of 4,000 AMD. The price includes a glass, 3 coupons for wine tasting of the 3 producers at your request, and three the “20% off” coupons for food at any restaurant located in the designated area.
Breakfast at hotel. Trip to Echmiadzin (the center of Armenian Apostolic Church), visiting the Echmiadzin Cathedral, the most ancient Christian Temple in Armenia and the Holy See of the Armenian Apostolic Church. A short walk from the Cathedral will bring you to the St. Hripsime and Gayane Churches (7th century).
On the way back visiting Zvartnots Temple (7th century).