Airport shuttle. Arrival in Yerevan, at "Zvartnots" International airport. Getting to the hotel and luggage transfer. On the way: sightseeing tour in Yerevan. Free day. Welcoming dinner.
The tour starts at 10:00. Duration: 5 hours. Breakfast at the hotel. Later on excursion to Garni and Geghard. On the way, stop at the "Arch of Charents", where you can get a splendid view of the Biblical Ararat valley. Trip to the cave monastery Geghard (5-13cc.), the tomb of the princes Proshyan. The monastery consists of a large overhead temple and three churches hewn in solid rock. There are hundreds of natural and artificial caves in the vicinity. The Holy Spear that pierced Christ's body on the cross has been kept in the church. Now the Holy Spear (Geghard - Spear) has been kept in Echmiadzin Museum. The trip continues to the pagan temple of Hellenistic type, Garni (77 AD), tour of "Temple of the Sun" and the ancient royal bath, the only Hellenistic temple preserved up to now in the region. The temple is located on the edge of the scenic gorge. Return to Yerevan. Overnight in Yerevan.Lunch for an additional fee.
. The tour starts at 10:00. Duration: 5 hours.After breakfast, trip to the first capital City of Armenian Church, Echmiadzin. Visiting the pearls of Armenian architecture, the church of St. Hripsime (year 618), and the world's first Christian Cathedral (year 301). Tour of the unique museum and treasure house of the Armenian Church. On the way back, stop at the ruins of one of the most famous temples in Armenia, Zvartnots (7c.). Return to Yerevan. Overnight at the hotel.Lunch for an additional fee.
Departure from the hotel after the breakfast. Depending on the time of departure, you can organize a trip to Yerevan Brandy Factory (15$) or Vernissage( 10$), where you can buy products of art, applied art, gifts, decorations, handmade carpets, paintings of the Armenian landscape, national musical instruments, dolls, wood, stone, clay, ceramics, silver and other materials. Later on transfer to the airport. Departure for home.