ARMENIAN TREASURES OF UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE

6 DAYS/ 5 NIGHTS

DAY 1

Arrival to Zvartnots airport, transfer to Yerevan, hotel.

DAY 2

Breakfast. Half day city tour. Visits to Matenadaran – depository of ancient manuscripts, Museum of History of Armenia, Tsiternakaberd – Monument and Museum devoted to the Genocide of Armenians in 1915. In the second half of the day continue to Echmiadzin – the center of Armenian Apostolic church, Hripsime Martyria church, 7th c, Gayane Church, 7th c. On the way back visit to the ruins of Zvartnots Temple – the pearl of the 7th c. architecture. Return to Yerevan hotel, overnight.

DAY 3

Breakfast. Departure for half day tour to Garni – Pagan Temple of the 1st c. A.D., Geghard Cave Monastic complex, 12-13th cc., carved from solid rock. The complex is set into a landscape of great natural beauty, which is surrounded by towering cliffs at the entrance to the Azat Valley. Drive back to Yerevan. Free time.

DAY 4

Breakfast. Drive to Haghpat Monastic Complex of the 10-13th cc., Sanahin Monastery, 10th c. On the way stop at the Sevan Lake and visit to Sevan Monastery, 9th c. on the peninsula. Lunch on Sevan Lake. Drive back to Yerevan. Overnight.

DAY 5

Breakfast. Free day. Possibility to visit Vernissage market, where you can find the best examples of Armenian folk art, unique jewelry, exclusive handmade masterpieces craftsmanship. Visit Vernissage and take a piece of Armenia with you. In the evening farewell dinner at a traditional Armenian restaurant, where you will see how Armenian Lavash (included into the intangible heritage of UNESCO) is baked in tondir (oven) and taste it. You will listen to the wonderful sounds of Armenian Duduk and will have the opportunity to dance Kochari, both inscribed in the UNESCO.list of the intangible cultural heritage.

DAY 6

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Departure.