The Yerevan City Tour welcomes you to a capital that will surprise and delight with its diverse sites. Journey up the stairs of Cascade Complex, through Republic Square and colorful Vernisaj Market and into Matenadaran Institute of Ancient Manuscripts. Rediscover the hidden Holy Mother of God Katoghike Church and pay respects at Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex before a rug weaving lesson at Megerian Carpet Museum.
Yerevan, far more than Armenia’s capital city, is also one of the oldest cities in the world, one of the pinkest cities on the planet and the curator of rare manuscripts at the Matendaran and the world’s largest Armenian Apostolic church, Saint Gregory The Illuminator Cathedral. Come discover this fascinating and elegant city!
Your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, to begin your private city tour to the following:
Drive to Matenadaran, also known as the Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, which holds nearly half of the world’s 30,000 Armenian manuscripts, including original texts and early 5th-6th century writings, plus over 400,000 scientific texts in multiple other languages.
Cascade Complex, whose 500 steps serve as a modern city symbol and house the Cafesjian Center for the Arts.
Holy Mother of God Katoghike Church (13th century), one of the city’s oldest churches which is famous for the historic engravings on its walls and for its mysterious disappearance from the public eye on two occasions.
Walk though Republic Square and Vernisaj Market, the largest souvenir bazaar in Yerevan which holds some of the finest examples of Armenian folk art, a large selection of unique jewelry and exclusive handmade masterpieces.
Saint Gregory The Illuminator Cathedral (2001), the world’s largest Armenian Apostolic cathedral, which sits atop a hill and consists of three churches, a bell tower and dozens of arches.
Tsitsernakaberd (1967), the Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex on Tsitsernakaberd Hill which is dedicated to the victims of the massacres of the early 20th century.
Megerian Carpet Museum, where you can observe the production of rugs firsthand and see colorful carpets from each region of Armenia.
Transfer back to the hotel. End of Yerevan City Tour.