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Short Break -4 nights

Day1 – Departure from.Arrival to Yerevan.

Day2 – MATENADARAN/CASCADE/GENOCIDE MUSEUM

City tour of Yerevan- one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities, once sat at the crossroads of several important trade routes, solidifying its importance in the region. The city was redesigned in the early 1900’s, when lovely parks and squares were added to the historic part. Begin in Victory Park, situated on a hill north of the city, where you will see the towering statue of Mother Armenia up close. Visit to Matenadaran museum, which houses a unique collection of ancient manuscripts covering such lofty topics as philosophy, law, mathematics ,medicine and geography.
Continue to Cascade , a long stairway alongside multiple levels of fountains with it’s amazing sculptures square of world famous artists as Botero, Chadwick, Flanagan, the Republic Square with it magnificent buildings enhanced by singing fountains, via Northern Avenue, an ambitious project of independent Armenia to Freedom Square and Opera House.
Your visit includes also Genocide Memorial and Museum.
Finish tour by visit flea market named Vernissage open on weekend only. Large open air market for handmade souvenirs, carpets, silver and jewellery.

Overnight in Yerevan.

Day3 – ECHMIADZIN/HRIPSIME/ZVARTNOTS

Echmiadzin is the spiritual center of Armenia, the Armenian Vatican. It is truly amazing experience to visit to Echmiadzin Mother Cathedral, one of the world’s ancient churches built and consecrated by St. Gregory the illuminator and St.Trdat the Great in 303 AD . Echmiadzin translates literally “the place” where the Only Begotten Son of God descended. According to tradition, St. Gregory the illuminator saw a vision of the Only Begotten descended from heaven and with a golden hammer stroke the ground where the Cathedral was to be located.
Echmiadzin is also The Holy See of the Armenian Apostolic Church and residence for its head, the Catholicos.
The magnificent church of St. Hripsime was built in 618 by Catholicos Komitas on the site of the legendary martyrdom of virgin Hripsime that had fled to Armenia from Rome with her friends. The relics of St.Hripsime are contained in a tomb under the church .
Five kilometers towards Yerevan from Echmiadzin there are the ruins of Zvartnots.
According to the opinion of European specialists the temple of Zvartnots may be ranked with greatest monuments of ancient architecture.Next visit to the Brandy Factory “Ararat” with the degustation of 2 types of cognac.
Overnight in Yerevan.

Day4 – GARNI/ GEGHARD/PARAJANOV MUSEUM

Garni temple is the only pagan temple in a territory of Armenia built in 1st C AD by the Armenian King Trdat the First. It is dedicated to God of Sun Mithras.The Garni temple lies about 32KM East of Yerevan and the complex hosts a number of buildings including a royal palace, Roman bath and a church. Destroyed by an earthquake in 1679, the Garni Temple was reconstructed in the 1970’s and is now made up of both original and replacement masonry.
Geghard( UNESCO world heritage site in Armenia) is incredible medieval Armenian monastery, partly carved out of a mountain. Though the monastery has been around since before the 4th century, the main cathedral was built in 1215. The existing ensemble dates back to the 12th—13th centuries, the time of the flourishing of national culture, especially architecture.
Upon arrival to Yerevan visit – Sergey Parajanov Museum, which is one of the most interesting museums in Armenia. Sergei Parajanov is an Armenian film director of the soviet period. His films were rarely watched, but always admired and often regarded as one of the most important movies of the 20th century.

Overnight in Yerevan.

Day5 – Departure transfer