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Day 1Yerevan 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- Lake Sevan,Dilijan

Breakfast , Departure from Yerevan to Lake Sevan.
Lake Sevan  is the largest lake in Armenia and the Caucasus region. It is one of the largest freshwater high-altitude lakes in the world.Lake Sevan is situated in the central part of the Republic of Armenia, at the altitude of 1,900 m above sea level . The Sevan peninsula(formerly an island) is  to a medieval monastery.The island was uninhabited until the end of the eighth century A.D., when monks built a chapel and a group of cells. The monastery was founded in 874 by King Ashot I, the first king of the Bagratid kingdom and  his daughter Mariam. Two churches remain, St. Arakelots and Astvatsatsin. The island monastery was, according to historians of the time, used both for worship and pilgrimage, and as a place of exile for Armenian noblemen who had fallen into disgrace. It also was the residence and headquarters for Ashot I, from which he led a battle against invading Arabs beginning in 859.We continue our journey to the Dilijan .Hear you will have a pleasant walk through a old  museum street, with the buildings preserved from 19-century with the ceramics workshop and woodcarvers studio.Than we visit  the 13th century monastery Goshavank .Overnight in Yerevan

Day 3-Transfer to the airport

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