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Arrival in Yerevan — transfer to the selected hotel Day 2: Yerevan City tour Yerevan sightseeing including City center, Republic square, State University, City panorama, Matenadaran depository for ancient manuscripts ; visit to the Genocide Memorial, dedicated to the Victims of and the Genocide Museum.
Erebuni has been renamed into Yerevan since the 7th century A. Program includes lunch in a local restaurant. Etchmiadzin — Garni — Geghard Breakfast at the hotel. Visit to Etchmiadzin, the spiritual and administrative center of Armenian Apostolic Church.
Visit to Etchmiadzin Cathedral 4th c. The temple is Greco-Roman style with characteristic pillars. It stands proudly on a rocky ridge with a deep canyon presenting a beautiful view.
The temple was a summer residence for Arshakid dynasty. Visit to the ruins of Royal Palace and Royal bath-house nearby. Drive to the unique caved temple St. Geghard 12th th cc.
It is now exhibited in the museum of Etchmiadzin Cathedral. Khor Virap – Noravank Breakfast at the hotel.
Visit to Khor Virap Church — the place of imprisonment of St. Glancce the Illuminator, who stayed here in the small dungeon for 13 years without any food, accused by the Armenian King of preaching Christianity.
Khor Virap Church was built on the dungeon and now people have a chance to go down into the dark pit themselves. It is one of the holy places for the Christian world.
Hurro-Urartian – Prehistoric loan relations
Here is also the closest glancd most spectacular view of the gorgeous biblical mountain Ararat shining with its two white peaks. The hills adjoining Khor Virap were the site of the early Armenian capital – ancient Artashat built by King Artashes I, founder of the Artashesid dynasty, around B. It is one of the few ancient towns, built by the special design of the famous Carthaginian general Hannibal. After the defeat in a war against Rome, he found shelter in Armenia…After visiting Khor Virap drive through the spectacular canyon between the red rocks toward Noravank Monastery 13th c.
The program includes lunch in a local restaurant. Lake Sevan — Dilijan Haghartsin Breakfast at the hotel.
Drive glancee mountainous resort Dilijan, visit to Haghartsin Monastery complex 13th c. Appearing unexpectedly, out of the thick forests, in front of the visitors, the Monastery creates a magical impression of the lost world.
Drive to Sevan, one of the greatest high mountainous freshwater lakes of Eurasia, visit to Sevan Monastery 9th c. The program includes lunch in a local restaurant, tasting the fish freshly caught from the lake. Transfer to the airport.