• Arrival in Yerevan
• Yerevan City Tour- Mother Armenia - Cascade Complex - Opera House – Saryan Park - Abovyan street - Republic Square
The day begins with a warm welcome to Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia. You will first be given time to check in in the hotel and freshen up before the adventure begins.
The first day of the tour begins with a lovely city tour throughout the capital of Armenia. The first stop is the legendary Mother Armenia statue. The 55-meter-tall statue, which used to be Stalin's statue back in the olden days, is located at a serendipitous location with an amazing view of the city. It symbolizes peace through strength. The trip will then bring you to the beautiful Cascade Complex, which is a beloved place for evening walks and leisure. The park of modern and creative sculptures will freely captivate your attention and make you fall in love with the place. The trip will then take you to Matenadaran, a favorite place for all who like to be left amazed. The museum, which is part of the Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, will astonish you with the complexity and elegance of medieval Armenian manuscript making and calligraphy.
You will be given time in the afternoon to have a nice lunch at a lovely restaurant.
The following part of the trip which will happen on foot and will take you to the Saryan Park of Paintings, the Opera House, Abovyan street, the oldest street of the city, and the Republic Square.
The Opera House will you leave you amazed with its unique look and astonishing capaciousness. There, you will be told the astonishing history of the building and interesting facts about it. This musical story will be the continuation of the soul-enriching spectacle of beautiful paintings at the Saryan Park. The enlightening walk will then take you to the Abovyan Street, which is the oldest street of the city. Along the way, you will the see the beautiful Moscow Cinema and some of the oldest surviving city of the old town center. Just a few more minutes and you are at the Republic Square- the heart of the city. It has always been the main square of the city (in different sizes, of course) and will take you to the imaginative world of Soviet architecture. The beautiful fountains and unique buildings will give you a full idea of the perception of time and space in the Soviet. You will then be given free time to enjoy the rest of your time shopping or having something to eat or drink on the Northern Avenue.
The second part of the trip will invite you for a long and insightful rumination at the Yerevan History Museum or the Erebuni Museum Archaeological Preserve. In both museums, the collection on display is as comprehensive as it possibly could be. Both take you through the entire history of Yerevan, beginning from the very history of the area and ending with the developments of the modern history of the settlement. Enjoy!
Distance- ~12 km
Accessibility- No dirt roads need to be passed to arrive at the sites. Some of the sites, namely the Cascade Complex and Matenadaran, will require climbing up a certain number of stairs.
Altitude Changes- 40 % of the road, gradually
Photo taking- The vehicle will stop at several viewpoints for the visitors to take photos.
Overall level of difficulty- E