➊ The flat region of Armavir is undoubtedly the country's religious inspiration. Located in the Ararat valley, it opens an uninterrupted view the stunning Mount Ararat. The short journey to the region ends with an educational visit to the St. Hripsime Church. Located at the doorstep of the town of Vagharshapat (which is where the Holy See of the Armenian Apostolic Church is located), the church takes you far back to the earliest accounts of Christianity in Armenia. The informational details are then complemented by the paced journey throughout the Mother See of Holy Ejmiatsin. In site, the full account of the adoption of Christianity as a state religion will be delivered to you and will get the chance to see the oldest cathedral in the world- the Mother Cathedral of Ejmiatsin.
➋ After a session of fine dining at a homey local restaurant, the journey will continue to the ruins of the one-of-a-kind Zvartnots Temple. The unique architecture and residential courtyard of the temple will leave you amazed.
➌ Discover the heartbreaking story of the Armenian Genocide on a tour to Yerevan's Armenian Genocide Museum. You will be taken on a journey through the museum's powerful exhibits, providing a unique insight into the tragic events that took place in the early 20th century. Upon arrival at the museum, you will be greeted by a solemn memorial dedicated to the victims of the genocide. As you step inside the museum, you will see a variety of artifacts, photographs, and documents that bear witness to the atrocities committed against the Armenian people.
Your guide will lead you through the museum's exhibits, providing context and historical background to the events depicted. You will see firsthand the impact that the genocide had on Armenian culture, art, and society, and how it continues to shape the Armenian identity to this day. The tour will conclude with a visit to the nearby Tsitsernakaberd Memorial, where you can pay your respects to the victims of the genocide and take in stunning views of the city.
This day tour to Yerevan's Armenian Genocide Museum is a must for anyone interested in Armenian history, culture, and the human experience.