THE SECRETS OF GARNI AND GEGHARD

Day 1- Arrievl, Yerevan city tour

Arrival to Yerevan Airport. Meeting with  assistant. Transfer and accommodation in hotel in Yerevan. We start from Yerevan city tour.During this tour you will see all the major sights of the capital ( including the  Republic Square with It’s magnificent buildings enhanced by singing fountains,, the Opera house, the Cascade where you will see the statue of the world-famous sculptor Fernando Botero "The Black Cat” , the Parliament, the Palace of President, the National Academy of Sciences). Than we visit   Manuscript museum of Matenadaran which has an amazing collection of beautifully illuminated medieval Armenian manuscripts, including medieval Bibles.We will also visit the Genocide Memorial Complex and get acquainted with this sad page of Armenian history.Overnight in Yerevan.

 

Day 2- Trip to Geghard and Garni temple

Breakfast in Hotel. Half day visit of Geghard and Garni.We  drive east of Yerevan and visit a unique medieval monastery of Geghard which was included in the list of UNESCO world heritage sites. Some chambers of the monastery were carved out of solid rock and possess exceptional acoustics. We will then continue towards Garni village where we will visit a pagan temple from 1st century AD – the only one remaining from pre-Christian period in Armenia. The temple is located on a triangular cape overlooking the deep canyon of Garni.Overnight in Yerevan.                                                               

 

 

Day 3-Transfer to the airport 

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