Geghard - Garni - Yerevan
Full day tour to the cave Monastery Geghard (13th century), which consists of three churches and a huge mausoleum carved into the mountain. Continuation of the tour will bring us to the pagan temple of Garni (77 AD) - the only Hellenistic temple extant in the region. Inspection of "Temple of the Sun" and the ancient royal baths, situated on the edge of the picturesque valley. Lunch in a private house where we'll see the baking process of Armenian traditional flatbread, lavash. At the same time, we will have an opportunity to participate in the process of baking. Return to Yerevan. Visit to "Ararat" Brandy Factory with excursion and brandy tasting.
Khor Virap - Noravank - Areni
The road from Yerevan leads through the plains of Ararat, where all of a sudden an attractive picture of Khor-Virap Monastery appears. The monastery is located 200 meters away from the Turkish border. It is the nearest spot to Ararat Mountain from Armenia. After we'll visit Noravank Monastery, which is built in an inaccessible location among an amazing nature. The monastery is overhanging the gorge of the river Arpa. Lunch in a local restaurant. On the way back we will stop at Areni wine factory in Areni village. Return to Yerevan.
Yerevan - Echmiadzin - Zavartnots
This day we will visit Matenadaran - Institute of ancient manuscripts. Here are kept more than 15,000 manuscripts and the collection is constantly updated with new discoveries, acquisitions and gifts. A trip to Echmiadzin, the spiritual and administrative center of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Inspection of the pearls of Armenian architecture of the Church of St. Hripsime (618 AD), and the World's first Christian Cathedral (301 AD). We will visit the unique museum of Echmiadzin Cathedral. Visit the Church of St. Gayane (5-7 cc). On the way back stop at the ruins of one of the most famous temples in Armenia - Zvartnots Cathedral (7th century). Return to Yerevan. Lunch in a local restaurant.
Lake Sevan - Ijevan
Full day tour to Lake Sevan - one of the most beautiful and large mountain lakes in the World, which is bordered on all sides by high mountain ridges. We will visit Sevanavank Monastery, located on the peninsula that offers magnificent panoramic views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Then, the excursion continues to the beautiful town of Ijevan. Visit to Ijevan wine factory famous for its white wine production and exceptionally tasty wines. Lunch in a local restaurant. Return to Yerevan.
Afternoon we will visit the famous brandy/wine/vodka factory "Noy". During this half day tour, we will see distillation department, cooperage department, the museum, wine-cellar, where we can taste old wines and brandies. Visit to "Ararat" brandy factory, which became part of Pernod Ricard Group in 1998, the world's leader in premium wines and spirits. Here we will have a tour through the museum of the factory.
Yerevan City Tour
Today we visit Matenadaran - Institute of ancient manuscripts. Here are kept more than 15,000 manuscripts and fragments, and a collection of constantly updated with new discoveries, acquisitions and gifts. Visit of the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex dedicated to the memory of the victims of the genocide of 1915 and Armenian Genocide Museum. Walking tour in the city center where we'll see the Republic Square, the National Opera and Ballet Theater, Northern Avenue, Abovyan street - one of the oldest and well-known streets of the capital, cultural - architectural complex Cascade. Lunch time. Visit to "Ararat" Brandy Factory with excursion and brandy tasting.