Day 1: Arrival in Yerevan, transfer to the selected hotel
Day 2: Yerevan City tour
On January 20, 1933, the building was officially opened. Soon after the theatre foundation, a ballet troupe was established. Swan Lake by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was the first ballet performance in 1935.
The Armenian Genocide memorial complex is Armenia's official memorial dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide, built in 1967 on the hill of Tsitsernakaberd in Yerevan.
The History Museum of Armenia is a museum with departments of Archaeology, Numismatics, Ethnography, Modern History and Restoration. It has a national collection of 400,000 objects and was founded in 1920. Other exhibits of note include medieval Khachkars, 18th and 19th century Armenian costumes, a 5500 year old leather shoe discovered in a cave in Vayots Dzor region in 2008.
The Matenadaran is a repository of ancient manuscripts, research institute and museum in Yerevan, Armenia. It holds one of the world's richest depositories of medieval manuscripts and books which span a broad range of subjects, including theology, philosophy, history, medicine, literature, art history, and cosmography in Armenian and many other languages.
The Cascade is a giant stairway made of limestone. Inside the Cascade, underneath the exterior steps, are seven escalators that rise along the length of the complex. There are also exhibit halls connected to some of the landings along the escalators which compose the Cafesjian Museum of Modern Art.
If you would like to see Yerevan from up high, Victory Park is the place for that. It is where the statue of Mother Armenia is located and which can be seen from many parts in Yerevan.
Day 3: Ejmiatsin, Zvartnots, Khor Virap
Etchmiadzin Cathedral is the mother church of the Armenian Apostolic Church, it was the first cathedral built in ancient Armenia, and is the oldest cathedral in the world. The Church was built in the early fourth century between 301 and 303 by Armenia's patron saint Gregory the Illuminator. Included in the UNESCO World Heritage List (2000). The museum of the Cathedral has a collection of religious artifacts about Holy Mass, subjects made of gold, silver, precious stones, decorations, colossal silver boiler for making the myrrh and legendary Holy spear.
Zvartnots Cathedral is a 7th-century Armenian cathedral built by the order of Catholicos Nerses the Builder. The temple is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (2000).
Khor Virap is one of the most popular destinations in Armenia for a number of reasons, primarily because it is where Grigor Luisavorich (St. Gregory the Illuminator) was imprisoned for 13 years before curing King Trdat III of a disease. This caused the conversion of the king and Armenia into the first officially Christian nation in the world in the year 301. To this day you can visit the underground chamber which he was imprisoned in, located in the nondescript St. Gevorg Chapel apart from the main church.
Day 4: Garni Temple, Geghardavank Monastery, Sevan, Dilijan
The dominant view is that it was built in 77 AD, during the reign of king Tiridates I of Armenia. The date is calculated based on a Greek inscription.
Geghard is a medieval monastery being partially carved out of the adjacent mountain, surrounded by cliffs. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While the main chapel was built in 1215, the
monastery complex was founded in the 4th century by Gregory the Illuminator at the site of a sacred spring inside a cave.
Lunch in village house with watching of “Lavash” (Armenian traditional flat bread baked in stonemake oven) making process.
Lake Sevan is the largest body of water in Armenia and the Caucasus region. It is one of the largest freshwater high altitude (alpine) lakes in Eurasia.
Haghartsin is a 13th century monastery with its unforgettable nature.
Day 5: Georgia, Tbilisi City Tour
Tbilisi, capital of Georgia from the 5th century AD, has a long and
fascinating history. Founded in the 4th century by King Vakhtang
Gorgasali on the site of its warm mineral-water springs – it
developed into the main city of the Caucasus. By the 12th century
Tbilisi was one of the most important political, economic and
cultural centres of the Middle East. It stood as a key stop on the
famous Silk Road - on the border between Europe and Asia.
Transfer to the Tbilisi International Airport, departure
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