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Stonehenge - The Oldest In The World

  Duration: 10 days / 9 nights; Tour Type: Cultural, Historical; Best Period: May - October; Distance to be passed: 1300 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Holy Mount Ararat

Duration: 9 days / 8 nights; Tour Type: Cultural, Historical; Best Period: May - October; Distance: ~1080 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Guaranteed Departures

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour Type: Cultural, Leisure; Best Period: according to set dates; Distance: ~500 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Armenia – Top Destination of the year

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour type: Cultural, Historical, Wine; Best Period: March - November; Distance to be passed: ~1150 km; Coutnry: Armenia See more details

ARMENIA UNESCO

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour Type: Historical, Wine, Cognac, Hiking; Best Period: May - October; Distance to be passed: ~1550 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Following the Great Silk Road

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour Type: Silk Road, Cultural, Historical, Wine; Best Period: May - October; Distance to be passed: ~1050 km Countries: Georgia, Armenia See more details

Feel The Road from Armenia to Karabakh

  Duration: 14 days / 13 nights; Tour Type: Jeeping, Historical, Adventure, Wine Best Period: May - October; Distance: ~1900 km; Countries: Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh See more details

Pearls of Caucasus

Duration: 13 days / 12 nights Tour type: Cultural, Historical, Wine, Gourmand Best Period: March - December Distance: Countries: Armenia, Georgia See more details
Yerevan

The pink and ancient and at the same time cheerful city welcomes all its visitors in all its modesty and luxury. This ancient city is older than Rome. The city has witnessed four settlement phases from the end of the 4th millennium BC to the beginning of the 2nd millennium BC. Lying on the main trade routes between East and West, Yerevan was constantly fought back and forth during the course of the time.

The city is situated on the left bank of the river Hrazdan, rushing across the Ararat valley.

 

It is impossible to imagine Yerevan without the famous Opera and Ballet House, The Republic Square with its colorful fountains and the Government House.

 

Armenian people have always treated their culture with great cautiousness. Even during wars and the great Armenian tragedy, genocide, people have been first protected the ancient Armenian valuable manuscripts even if it cost their life in the process of spiritual conquest and assimilation. An innumerable number of the manuscripts have been lost as a result of invasions and robbery. These manuscripts are paid a special attention to till our days. For that purpose in 1957 a State Repository of ancient manuscripts, called Matenadaran, was built. Hardly any visitor can ever leave the country without seeing those old and sacred books that have survived through many centuries full of disasters. Thus, Matenadaran is a must see place in Armenia.

 

Just at the entrance you can get acquainted with ancient philosophers, scientists and people of arts: Toros Roslin, Grigor Tatevatsi, Anania Shirakatsi, Movses Khorenatsi, Mkhitar Gosh and Frik, and finally the statue of the first Armenian teacher and the creator of the Armenian alphabet Mesrop Mashtots.

 

Tsitsernakaberd memorial was built in 1966 dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide. The monument was erected on one of the three hills called Tsitsernakaberd, along the River Hrazdan. The name itself means “Swallow’s fortress.”

The monument includes a high pillar of 44 m with twelve lower slabs positioned in a circle. The high narrowing pillar represents the national rebirth of Armenians. And the twelve lower ones represent the twelve Armenian provinces that are today in the territory of Turkey. Within the twelve slabs the eternal fire is burning.

 

According to other versions of the interpretation of the meaning the two parts symbolize the Eastern and Western parts of Armenia. Others claim that the monument represents Ararat Mountain, Great and Little one, which is again in the territory of the present day Turkey.

 

The Cascade Monument can be treated as a kind of splendid architectural solution linking the city center with the vast green gardens. It is the best link that the main architect of the capital Yerevan Alexander Tamanyan could have ever created as a juncture between two parts of the city. The whole complex itself is a huge marvelous staircase built on a rock.

The Cascade Monument is situated not far from the Opera House. It designates the 2780 anniversary of the capital city.

 

If you walk up the “huge staircase” of 500 meters height and 50 meters width, you can enjoy the wonderful panorama of the city with the spectacular Opera House, Mount Ararat as well as the view to the whole city.
The deliberately lined trees and the beautifully decorated flowers give a special look to the monument.

 

The History Museum of Armenia was founded in 1919 as Ethnographic-Anthropological Museum-Library. The museum is dedicated to one of the oldest civililasations in the world.

 

The museum houses more than 400 000 archeological, ethnographic and numismatic items, such as collections of documents, photos and paintings. Guns of primitive man, weapons and utensils, jewelry and handicrafts since Urartian times till the present day are among them. All of the items cover the whole history of Armenians beginning from primeval times to present day. Of special interest is the extensive library consisting of about 50 000 volumes with the first printed book called Urbatagirk. The book was printed in 1512 in Venice.

 

The Armenian National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, named after Alexander Spendarian is built in a classic style. The beautiful round construction is situated in the center of the city. The entrance of the Opera House has a noble and solemn look partially due to the column decorations and partially due to the huge space.

 

The building was designed by Alexander Tamanyan who was the chief architect of the capital city. His ideal and unique ideas have given a special look to our city.

 

The legendary Armenian land has a long history behind of making wine of really delicate taste. According to a well known legend Noah planted the first vine in the fertile Ararat valley. After that people tasted the first wine, and thus the production began and spread throughout the country. The fact that the oldest in the world winery was unearthed in the Armenian village of Areni, proves that the roots of wine making culture existed from times immemorial.

 

Armenia has even better known traditions of brandy production. Armenian brandy is a wonderful present for honorable guests be it a statesman, a businessman, a man of culture or an ordinary man.

 

Erebuni fortress was built on top of a hill as a strategic military center and a royal residence in 782 BC. That hill, Arin Berd, overlooks the Araks River Valley. The Erebuni fortress was explored only after the first half of the 20th century. Only in 1950 during the Arin Berd excavations, an inscription of Argishti the First was found. Expeditions proved it to be a part of the Erebuni Fortress.

 

This unique architectural complex is a palace with religious and economic structures located on three sides of the central square.