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5-DAYS AROUND ARMENIA

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Day 1 [Saturday]. Meeting with our representatives at “Zvartnots” Intl Airport. Lunch in the national tavern in Yerevan. Transfer to the hotel. Support during check-in. Rest at the hotel. Evening sightseeing tour by minivan and several stops for hiking: Cascade, the House of Opera and Bally, Swan Lake, monuments of H. Tumanyan, A. Spendaryan, A. Babajanyan. Singing color Fountains at the Republic Square.

Day 2 [Sunday]. Visiting “Vernissage” – an open-air fair-sales of Armenian craftsmen, where you will find a lot of souvenirs from wood, glass, metal, stone etc. Excursion to Garni and Geghard – 2 monuments that are included in UNESCO Heritage list. Garni is the only “witness” of Hellenic Epoch of Armenia After numerous attacks of Romans the temple was reconstructed and dedicated to Mithra, the God of Sun, in 77AD. A grotto monastery Geghard is situated at the distance of 9 km from Garni. We know that even at the beginning of IVth century there was a cloister named Ayrivank (arm “cavy monastery”) due to its location in natural and artificial caves. Exclusive offer from “Globe Travel” – lunch at the house of peasant. Wonderful opportunity to see how the Armenian lavash is baked.

Day 3 [Monday]. Visiting Matenadaran where almost 17 thousand ancient manuscripts are kept. Trip to the “Armenian pearl”, which is so marvelous at any season! Don’t miss your chance to visit Sevanavank monastery on the peninsula and to taste famous Armenian trout right after in a cozy restaurant on the cost of Lake Sevan.

Day 4 [Tuesday]. Visiting the Museum of History of Yerevan, beautiful exposure on three floors. (Duration – 1 hour). Transfer to the city of Ejmiatsin - the spiritual capital of Armenia. Visit the Cathedral and the Museum Ejmiatsin, where you will have a great opportunity to see the tip of the spear (arm. "gegard"), which was pierced Christ by the Roman legionary. Excursion to the ruins of Zvartnots ("Vigil Forces) (VII c.), which was destroyed by an earthquake in 939, listed in the UNESCO list of historical and cultural monuments of world cultural heritage. Lunch in national tavern. Visit Yerevan Brandy Factory “Ararat”, tasting of cognac 5-, 10- and 15-years of exposure.

Day 5 [Wednesday]. Visiting the Central market to buy some fresh fruits and oriental sweets. Support during check-out. Visit to the Museum of Martiros Saryan – famous Armenian painter. Lunch. Transfer to the airport 2 hours before departure. Farewells with our staff after getting memorable gifts from “Globe Travel”.