Duration: 5.5-6 hours (including transfers)
Distance: 35-50 km one way
Matenadaran: 1000 AMD per person (~2.5 USD)
Armenia History Museum: 2000 AMD per person (~5 USD)
Armenian Brandy Company: 3500 AMD per person (~9 USD)
Local guides on Spot:
Matenadaran: 5000 AMD (~12 USD per group)
Armenian History Museum: 5000 AMD (~ 12 USD per group)
Price for 2-4 pax: by Mercedes VITO (5 seats) = AMD equivalent to USD 150 (including guide service)
Price for 5-12 pax: by Mercedes Sprinter (17 seats) =AMD equivalent to USD 180 (including guide service)
Price for 12 pax and more: By buses (25 seats and more) = AMD equivalent to USD 225 (including guide service)
Tour description: The day starts with a visit to History Museum housed by Yerevan City Hall. Providing an excellent introduction to the history of the city, the museum is an ideal place to start your exploration of new and old Yerevan. Continue with a walking tour of Yerevan exploring various layers of its history – medieval shrines hidden behind imposing Soviet-style façades, narrow streets of the old center with sunlight playing on its pink walls, Closed Market and Blue Mosque on Mashtots Avenue, Republic Square, Cascade and Mother Armenia, Opera House and ambitious projects of independent Armenia – North Avenue and spacious Grigor Lusavorich (St. Gregory the Illuminator) Cathedral consecrated by His Holiness the Patriarch of all Armenians in the presence of His Holiness Pope John Paul ll.
A cultural showcase not to be missed is Matenadaran, one of the world’s oldest repositories of Greek, Persian and Arabic manuscripts.
Our next stop is Genocide Memorial situated on the hills overlooking the city, a solemn reminder of the first genocide of the 20thc.
On a lighter note we can make an optional excursion to Ararat Brandy factory.
*This tour can be ideally combined with: