The "Pink City" is celebrating its 2800th anniversary

duration 04 October-11 October 2018

This will be a surprise for you, but Yerevan is older than Rome. Yerevan was founded in 782 BC and it is the largest inhabited city in Armenia. Soon this amazing city is going to celebrate its 2800th anniversary.

The city council will organize a number of events around the city on 29th and 30th of September. This is a perfect year to visit Armenia and see its beauty together with national dances, music and other activities.

Trust your vacation to us! Our travel agency guarantees an impressive and unforgettable experience in Yerevan – a city that is 29 years older than Rome.

ITINERARY

Day 1 Yerevan
Arrival at Zvartnots International Airport. Hotel transfer and leisure time at your disposal.

Day 2 Yerevan city tour
In the morning, you will meet your guide in the lobby of the hotel.
After, we will visit Yerevan History Museum, which was founded in 1931 and is located near Yerevan City Hall building. The museum keeps around 89.700 objects, representing Yerevan's history starting from Erebuni period until nowadays. Not far from the museum, you can discover the Republic Square, which is considered as one of the most beautiful squares in the world. The middle of the square looks like a huge Armenian rug from above.
Afterward, we will head to Megerian carpet factory, where numerous rugs with different patterns and colors exhibited in the museum of the factory represent the long history of the Armenian rug-making art. After admiring the museum and the process of making traditional carpets, we will be invited to taste exquisite Armenian dishes. In the evening you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 3 Yerevan: Anniversary Celebration – Garni – Geghard – Yerevan
Every year in October the residents and visitors celebrate the birthday of our city. This year the major celebration will take place on the 29th and 30th of September.
Even a special state commission was formed to help to prepare for the capital's jubilee.
We will leave Yerevan for a short time to visit Kotayk Province and discover Geghard monastery, which was founded in the 13th century. In 2000 Geghard Monastery was inscribed on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. Not far from Geghard we will also visit the pagan temple of Garni. Most of the travellers always combine these two sites, that is why it is also called Garni-Geghard tour.
The Temple of Garni often hosts Armenian religious concerts. We will be one of those lucky guests, who will attend this spiritual concert during our exploratory mission. After the concert we will come back to Yerevan and enjoy our free time.

Day 4 Yerevan: Anniversary Celebration
We will take part in different events and celebrations dedicated to the 2800th anniversary of the city. After the celebration we will taste famous dishes of the Armenian cuisine in a gourmet restaurant.

Day 5 Closed Market Gum – Ararat Factory- Cooking Master Class – Cultural Evening
The first site we are going to visit today is Yerevan's Closed Market. The variety of appealing and colorful specialties and spices will catch your eye immediately. This is where the combination of different colors and flavors create a unique culture. You will be offered delicious fruits and sweets. You can take the opportunity to buy local vegetables, fruits, herbs, cheese, the list may go on.
Next, we will head to Ararat Brandy Factory as it is impossible to visit Armenia without tasting number one brand of the country.
Later, we will take part in the cooking master class at the host family.

Day 6 Yerevan – Matenadaran – Zvartnots – Etchmiadzin – Aknashen – Yerevan
We will begin our day with visiting the Matenadaran, which is a scientific center and the museum of ancient manuscripts. Afterwards we can visit Etchmiadzin, the religious center of all Armenians. On the way to Etchmiadzin we will discover the ruins of Zvartnots Cathedral. The village named Aknashen will be our next stop. Here you can taste traditional dishes and participate in "lavash" baking process.
Lavash is a traditional Armenian flatbread, which was inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Day 7 Free Day in Yerevan
This will be the last day of your stay in Yerevan. Enjoy your time and visit the Republic Square and the Singing Fountains in the evening. The illuminated city will attract you. Take a chance to reveal Cascade with its beautiful surroundings and modern sculptures.
You will conclude your day with an amazing dinner in a nice restaurant.
Thank You for choosing Armenia.

Day 8 Return flight
Transfer to the airport. End of our services.

PRICES & SERVICES

Price per Person: 650 €
Single room surcharge: 120 €
Small group: 4-12 people

Services offered

Transport
All transfers and transportation

Supervision
Local English speaking guide

Accommodation, Food, Drinks
7 nights in comfortable hotels (double room)
Full Board (breakfast starting from the 2nd day and dinner till the 7th day (excluding becerage))
Drinking Water

Entrance
All entrance tickets

Travel preparation
Travel documentation
Maps

 

***International flight is not included in the price.

DATES

 

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Available 04.10.18  11.10.18   € 650  € 120  

 

 

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NOTES


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