Meeting guests at the airport Zvartnots with the accompanying.
Transfer airport Zvartnots Yerevan.
Check in hotel.
Automobile walking tour in Yerevan, with a guide - North Avenue, Cascade, Opera and Ballet Theater.
Northern Avenue is a pedestrian avenue in Yerevan, Armenia, opened in 2007. It is in the central Kentron district and links Abovyan Street with Freedom Square on Tumanyan street. It is 450 metres (1,480 ft) long and 27 metres (89 ft) wide.
Located in downtown Yerevan, the avenue is mainly home to luxurious residential buildings, high-end branded shops, commercial offices, coffee shops, hotels, restaurants, and nightclubs.
Armenian National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet named after Alexander Spendiaryan in Yerevan was officially opened on 20 January 1933, with Alexander Spendiaryan's Almast opera performance. The opera building was designed by the Armenian architect Alexander Tamanian. It consists of two concert halls: the Aram Khatchaturian concert hall with 1,400 seats and the Alexander Spendiaryan Opera and Ballet National Theatre with 1,200 seats.
The Cascade is a giant stairway made of limestone in Yerevan, Armenia. It links the downtown Ketron area of Yerevan with the Monument neighborhood. Designed by architects Jim Torosyan, Aslan Mkhitaryan, and Sargis Gurzadyan the construction of the cascade started in 1971 and was partially completed in 1980.
This decoration of the city, in the form of a kind of architectural composition, which resembles the Tower of Babel.
Returning to hotel.
09:30 breakfast at the hotel.
Excursion to Sevan, Sevanavank, Dilijan, Goshavank with a guide.Walk on the sailing yacht to Lake Sevan.
This is without doubt one of the most exciting places in Armenia. This miracle of nature is located 60 km from Yerevan. Sevan is considered the pearl of Armenia. As the largest freshwater basin in the South Caucasus, Sevan is the second largest alpine lake in the world after the Bolivian Lake Titicaca. The gentle turquoise of the waters of Sevan is always amazing, the lake is immensely harsh and majestic. The mystery of the origin of Sevan was not completely unraveled. Some experts believe that the lake’s cup is the crater of an extinct volcano, while others say that millions of years ago, volcanic lava formed a natural reservoir that holds water inside.
Lunch in the guesthouse ‘’ Tsakhkunk ’’ without alcohol.
Dilijan is a city in the Republic of Armenia, mountain climate and spa resort. Located on the river Agstev (right tributary of the Kura).
As of the 2011 census, Dilijan has a population of 17,712, down from 23,700 reported in the 1989 census. Currently, the town has an approximate population of 16,600 as per the 2016 official estimate. The Armenian government is planning to turn Dilijan into a regional financial capital, beginning with the move of much of the Central Bank's operations to Dilijan in 2013. Dilijan is currently the fastest-growing urban settlement in Armenia.
Goshavank is a 12th- or 13th-century Armenian monastery located in the village of Gosh in the Tavush Province of Armenia. Today the monastery is not a functioning religious complex, although it remains a popular tourist destination and has recently undergone some light restoration. These restorations are being financed by an Islamic individual from the United Arab Emirates for reasons not fully understood. The impressive monastery which has remained in relatively good condition also houses one of the world's finest examples of a khachkar.
Includes Church Astvatsatsin (1191-1196) type dome hall, gavit (1197-1203), the church of St.. Gregory (1208–1241) of the dome hall type, as well as the small church Lusavorich (1237–1241) of the vaulted hall type, a 2-storey building with a book-depository (up to 1231) in the 1st floor and a temple crowned with a rotunda bell tower ( 1241-1,291), several chapels (including Hripsime, 1208) and other buildings. On the territory of the monastery there is a destroyed crypt of Mkhitar Gosh, cemeteries and skillfully made cross-stones.
In 1957–1966, the monuments of Goshavank were restored. In 1972 a historical and architectural museum was created here.
To this day, many manuscripts written in Goshavank have been preserved.
A couple of kilometers from Goshavank, in the forest, a picturesque place is Goshalich (literally Lake Gosha).
Returning to Yerevan
09:15 breakfast at the hotel.
09:30 Check out hotel.
10:00 excursion to Garni Geghard, Ejmiatsin.
Garni historical and architectural complex Garni is located next to the eponymous modern village. Garni Temple is the only monument preserved in the territory of Armenia belonging to the era of paganism and Hellenism.
Geghard is a medieval monastery in the Kotayk province of Armenia, being partially carved out of the adjacent mountain, surrounded by cliffs. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with enhanced protection status. While the main chapel was built in 1215, the monastery complex was founded in the 4th century by Gregory the Illuminator at the site of a sacred spring inside a cave. The monastery had thus been originally named Ayrivank (Այրիվանք), meaning "the Monastery of the Cave". The name commonly used for the monastery today, Geghard, or more fully Geghardavank (Գեղարդավանք), meaning "the Monastery of the Spear", originates from the spear which had wounded Jesus at the Crucifixion, allegedly brought to Armenia by Apostle Jude, called here Thaddeus, and stored amongst many other relics. Now it is displayed in the Echmiadzin treasury.
The spectacular towering cliffs surrounding the monastery are part of the Azat River gorge, and are included together with the monastery in the World Heritage Site listing. Some of the churches within the monastery complex are entirely dug out of the cliff rocks, others are little more than caves, while others are elaborate structures, with both architecturally complex walled sections and rooms deep inside the cliff. The combination, together with numerous engraved and free-standing khachkars is a unique sight, being one of the most frequented tourist destinations in Armenia. Most visitors to Geghard also choose to visit the nearby the pagan Temple of Garni, located further down the Azat River. Visiting both sites in one trip is so common that they are often referred to in unison as Garni-Geghard.
13:00 lunch in Garni without alcohol.
Etchmiadzin Cathedral is the mother church of the Armenian Apostolic Church, located in the city of Vagharshapat (Etchmiadzin), Armenia.According to scholars it was the first cathedral built in ancient Armenia,[E] and is considered the oldest cathedral in the world. The original church was built in the early fourth century—between 301 and 303 according to tradition—by Armenia's patron saint Gregory the Illuminator, following the adoption of Christianity as a state religion by King Tiridates III. It replaced a preexisting temple, symbolizing the conversion from paganism to Christianity. The core of the current building was built in 483/4 by Vahan Mamikonian after the cathedral was severely damaged in a Persian invasion. From its foundation until the second half of the fifth century, Etchmiadzin was the seat of the Catholicos, the supreme head of the Armenian Church. Although never losing its significance, the cathedral subsequently suffered centuries of virtual neglect. In 1441 it was restored as catholicosate and remains as such to this day. Since then the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin has been the administrative headquarters of the Armenian Church. Etchmiadzin was plundered by the Safavids in 1604, when relics and stones were taken out of the cathedral to New Julfa in an effort to undermine Armenians' attachment to their land. Since then the cathedral has undergone a number of renovations. Belfries were added in the latter half of the seventeenth century and in 1868 a sacristy was constructed at the cathedral's east end.Today, it incorporates styles of different periods of Armenian architecture. Diminished during the early Soviet period, Etchmiadzin revived again in the second half of the twentieth century, and under independent Armenia. As the main shrine of religious Christian Armenians worldwide, Etchmiadzin has been an important location in Armenia not only religiously, but also politically and culturally. A major pilgrimage site, it is one of the most visited places in the country. Along with several important early medieval churches located nearby, the cathedral was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000.
Transfer airport Zvartnots.