Here is what’s included in the program of this tour
Transfer, accommodation, walk in evening Yerevan
After the meeting at Zvartnots airport (Yerevan), accommodation, based on the selected tour package, we will begin our fascinating tour around Yerevan and the surrounding area, where within 30 km. from the city there are many cultural and historical attractions. Our tour agents, depending on your preferences and interests, will make a route for an independent evening walk through the center of Yerevan, during which you will have the opportunity to see the main sights of Yerevan: Cascade - Northern Avenue - Republic Square (show of dancing fountains). Will be reserved tables in the best restaurants in town for lunch / dinner to your taste- we recommend Wine House, Dolmama, Lavash, Tsirani, Yerevan Pandok (Average cost per person without alcohol USD 15.00).
Zvartnots, Echmiadzin, Voskeni Wines
We propose to start the second day with a visit to the unique Museum-Institute of Ancient Manuscripts-Matenadaran, the world's largest repository of manuscripts, where unique samples are exhibited, including the smallest and largest manuscript book (the entrance ticket price is not included in the tour, cost per person-USD 2.00 for a ticket, Explanations in Russian, English, Spanish, Italian, French, German and Arabic up to 10 persons-USD 5.00). After we will go to the city of Vagharshapat, where the Etchmiadzin Cathedral is located - the spiritual center of the Armenians and the oldest Christian church (301 A.C.). On the way to Etchmiadzin, we will visit the ruins of the 5th century Zvartnots temple, otherwise known as the Temple of the Biting Angels, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. After that, we will arrange an unusual wine tasting in Voskeni Wines in the form of a picnic. In the evening we will return to Yerevan.
Continuing to explore surrounding area of Yerevan and visit the only surviving pagan temple of Garniof the 1st century, nearby is the picturesque village of Geghard, where the unique carved into the rock Monastery complex Geghard (literally spear) of the 4th century is located. Here, for a long time, the spear that pierced Christ was stored, then passed and is now kept in the Echmiadzin Cathedral. In Geghart, it is proposed to have lunch in a restaurant of national cuisine, with a view to the slopes of the Khosrov Reserve. After returning to Yerevan, after a short rest, the evening is offered to be held in Mezzo Classic House Club, where jazz evenings are held regularly.
In the morning we offer an independent walking tour of the center of Yerevanduring which you can choose to visit the National Art Gallery and the National Historical Museum of Armenia or the Center for Contemporary Experimental Art. In the afternoon we will visit the medieval castle Amberd, erected on the edge of the gorge, although only a part of the walls are preserved, but completely pass the spirit of greatness. On the way to the castle there is a monument to the Armenian alphabet, each letter is carved from stone with a height of more than one meter and is decorated with traditional Armenian symbols. On the way back we will visit the largest in the region Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory where you can explore the universe with a real telescope.
Eternal City Yerevan
We will devote this day to Yerevan, at your request, we can begin the day with a picnic in the beautiful Tumo Park located on the territory of the center of creative technologies Tumo. If you travel with children, we recommend you to visit the Yerevan Children's Railway. During the day, you can visit the House-Museum of the great painter MartirosSaryan, the Museum-Institute of the Armenian National Composer Komitas or the House-Museum of the film-director Sergei Paradzhanov, the ancient city-fortress Erebuni, located on the hill Arin-Berd (Yerevan), carpet weaving factory MegeryanKarpet. Shoppers will offer to visit one of the shopping centers of Yerevan, where you will be pleasantly surprised by the prices of global brands, also operates tax-free. Evening is offered in EL Sky Bar.
KhorVirap - The monastery complex located at the foot of Biblical Mount Ararat. The monastery is located above the underground prison, in which, according to legend, the Armenian king Trdat III kept in custody for about 15 years St. Gregory the Illuminator before he was converted to Christianity. According to legend, Noah came down from the ark, first planted vines in the Ararat valley. Upon arrival in Yerevan, we will visit the museum of the legendary Ararat cognac factory, for acquaintance with the history of production and tasting. The day is offered to be completed with a dinner in the Wine House wine restaurant and a visit to the Opera and Ballet Theater, or in the jazz club of the Malkhas Jazz Club.
Vernissage (open air art exhibition), transfer
On the last day of the tour, we recommend to visit the Vernissage - a souvenir fair, as well as the central market of GUM. Depending on the time of departure, the travel agents of Chummy Tour will make an exciting route, based on your wishes.
Our standard offers can be changed according to your wishes
Number of participants:
WITHOUT ACCOMMODATION 2 PERSONS
Tour in Yerevan
Guide service on own car - class comfort while traveling on the outskirts of Yerevan (2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th days of the tour).
The services of a driver on their own car in Yerevan, to visit places outside the walking distance.
Tickets for 2 persons to visit the following sites: Garni Temple, Byurakan Observatory, Voskeni Wines and Ararat Museum (including tasting).
Creation of individual routes for walking tours in Yerevan, reservation of tables in restaurants.
Booking a tour without prepayment (payment upon arrival).