“Zvartnots” International Airport.
Breakfast at the hotel. Yerevan City Tour: the center of the city, the Republic Square, walking tour at Cascade where you will visit Gafesjyan Art museum, the Opera house, Matenadaran (the world’s largest depository) Tsitsernakaberd (memorial of the Armenian Genocide). Ride back to the hotel. Overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Trip to Echmiadzin – the spiritual center of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the residence of the Catholicos of Armenians. Afterwards, you will be guided to the ruins of the temple of Zvartnots (VII c.) which is a masterpiece of the Armenian architecture. Holy Echmiadzin and the Temple of Zvartnots are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Ride back to Yerevan. Overnight.
The day will begin with a tasty Armenian breakfast you will never forget. A tour to Geghard, another incredible ancient Armenian monastery, entirely carved out of a mountain, will be followed by a visit to the magnificent “temple of the Sun” in Garni, the only pagan temple in Armenia, where you can admire the unique mosaic baths and ruins of the Royal palace. Transfer to Yerevan. Overnight.
Celebrating International Jazz Day has become a good tradition in Yerevan. On April 30 popular Armenian jazzmen such as Levon Malkhasyan (Malkhas), Armen Tutunjyan (Chico), the Pop and Symphonic Orchestra headed by the RA Public TV and Radio as well as young jazzmen with their bands take part in the open-air concert held in the area of the cultural and architectural complex «Cascade». The main amazement for jazz lovers is the performance of the guests of the event – the jazz legends who visit Armenia. Last year famous bass-guitarist Richard Bona and popular singer Roberto Kel Torres were present and had a performance during the festival. Jazz rhythms attract not only townspeople but also the guests of the capital to the festival.