Yerevan City tour – Matenadaran - Ararat brandy factory - Vernisage and Food Market (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Start the City tour of Yerevan. Yerevan is the capital of the Republic of Armenia, as well as being the largest city in the country. It is one of the oldest cities in the world. Its foundation dates from the century 782 A.C. when carried the name Erebuni. Here are both historical and cultural values that have secular life. The city tour will give you the opportunity to get to know the two hearts of the city - the Republic Square and the Opera Square, then go up or down the Cascade monument, which become an open-air museum today. Lunch in Armenian restaurant.
Visit the Genocide memorial. During the 1st World War Armenia suffered one of the bloodiest and most painful pages of its history - the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Every year on April 24 thousands of people visit the memorial to pay homage to their ancestors. Our first impressions about the country will be highlighted with the visit to Manuscript museum of Matenadaran which has an amazing collection of beautifully illuminated medieval Armenian manuscripts, including medieval Bibles.
Visit the famous Ararat Brandy Factory where we can make an excursion through the factory and have a cognac tasting. By the way, this brandy has many famous lovers, such like Winston Churchill, all Russian leaders.
You will also have a chance to explore the outdoor handicraft market Vernisage where you can find the most attractive hand-made souvenirs, carpets, handicrafts made from local volcanic glass obsidian, Armenian cross-stones (khachkars) made of tuff stone, some interesting ceramic items and other local souvenirs. We will visit the Yerevan Food Market: here we can taste traditional Armenian dried and candied fruits, nuts, spices, cheeses, meat delicacies.
Dinner with Armenian folk music. Overnight at the hotel.