“Zvartnots” International Airport.
Breakfast at the hotel. Yerevan City Tour: The Republic Square, the Opera House, the main streets, the Northern Avenue with many brand shops, luxurious cafes and restaurants, the Cascade, the Park of Freedom. Tour to the Matenadaran, which is one of the richest and fascinating depositories of old manuscripts and books in the world. Presently, the collection has over 100,000 books dated back to 405 AC, when Saint Mesrop Mashtots created the Armenian alphabet. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. After you will be picked up and accompanied to visit a number of churches located very close to Yerevan, in Ashtarak city. You will visit Hovhanavanq, a monastic complex situated in the village of Ohanavan. It was known to be a spiritual, scientific and cultural center. At a very close distance to Hovhanavanq, Saghmosavank Monastery is situated. When visiting Ashtarak, you should also go to the village Oshakan where Mesrop Mashtots, the inventor of the Armenian Alphabet, was buried and a chapel is built over his grave. Ride back to Yerevan. Overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Participating in the Taraz festival. The festival is arranged every year and it is a celebration of one of the richest of Armenian traditions – “Taraz”. Traditional “Taraz” (national dress) reflects the cultural identity of the nation and the peculiarities of the national character. In the course of history the clothing of every region received its unique style and features, so the traditional Armenian “Taraz” was divided into two large groups – Western and Eastern Armenian. Return to the hotel. Overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Trip to Lake Sevan – the Blue Pearl of Armenia. Lake Sevan is one of the high-altitude lakes in the world situated at the altitude of 1896 meters above the sea level. On clear and sunny days it looks like a piece of sky that has descended to the earth among the mountains. A visit to Sevanavank Monastery located on the Northwestern shore of Lake Sevan. According to an inscription in one of the churches, it was founded in 874 AD by Princess Mariam. The Monastery is also well known of its Seminary. The trip will be continued to Dilijan. Here is Dilijan you will see Goshavank – a Monastery which gives a special look to Dilijan region. It is situated in dense oak woods, in the gorges of small but steep mountain fallings. There is also a unique Khachkar which is worth seeing. Ride back to Yerevan. Overnight.