Join our “Hello, Gyumri!” weekend tour in Armenia and explore Armenia’s cultural capital – the city of Gyumri! Today, Gyumri is the second largest city in the country. Proclaimed the cultural capital of Armenia, Gyumri was severely damaged during the devastating earthquake in 1988. Witness the revival of the city, with its classical style buildings, narrow cobblestone streets and warmhearted people.
Walk in the city center and explore Gyumri’s 2-century old buildings, parks and cultural sites. Visit the Dzitoghtsyan museum to learn about the daily urban life of Gyumri. We will also visit the nearby monastery of Marmashen, a medieval monastery situated on the bank of Akhuryan river, facing the Armenian-Turkish border.
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- Yerevan city tour – explore the different layers of history of Armenia’s capital
- Visit Matenadaran, a unique museum of ancient manuscripts
- Walking tour in Gyumri – explore city’s 2-century old buildings, parks and cultural sites
- Visit Dzitoghtsyan Museum of National Architecture to learn about the daily urban life of Gyumri
- Travel to Marmashen monastery, a masterpiece of Armenian architecture
- Take a tour around the ArmAs vineyards and taste some fine Armenian wines
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Yerevan City Tour – Mother Armenia – Republic Square – Yerevan Metro - Cascade – Matenadaran - Genocide Memorial – Agricultural Market
A city tour in Yerevan to explore the different layers of its history. Visit the Mother Armenia monument located in the Victory Park, which provides one of the best panoramic views over the capital of Armenia with Mount Ararat in the background. Explore the central Republic Square and the surrounding parks, then take an underground tour to the administrative district of the downtown where the Parliament building, the Presidential Palace, the National Academy of Science and other cultural buildings are located. Walking along the Baghramyan Avenue, we’ll visit the Cascade complex and the Cafesjian park to see the contemporary art center with its unique collection. Our next stop is Matenadaran – the museum of ancient manuscripts. Learn about the ancient Armenian alphabet and the long traditions of translation skills. From here, we’ll drive to the Genocide memorial, representing one of the most tragic events in Armenian history which today makes a significant part of Armenian national identity. Another stop at the agricultural market of Yerevan, where you can get acquainted with local produce.
Yerevan - Gyumri City Tour – Marmashen Monastery – ArmAs Vineyards – Yerevan
A 2-hour drive will take travelers to the second largest city in Armenia - Gyumri. Proclaimed the cultural capital of Armenia, Gyumri was severely damaged during the 1988 earthquake. Witness the revival of the city, with its classical style buildings and narrow cobblestone streets
City tour in Gyumri. Walk in the city center and explore Gyumri’s 2-century old buildings, parks and cultural sites. Visit the Dzitoghtsyan museum to learn about the daily urban life of Gyumri. Meet villagers at the agricultural market to get acquainted with local produce.
Leaving Gyumri, we then head to Marmashen, a medieval monastery situated on the bank of Akhuryan river, facing the Armenian-Turkish border.
On the way back to Yerevan, we’ll make a stop at the ArmAs winery for a tour around its vineyards. Taste some fine Armenian wines.
Return to Yerevan. Free time to enjoy the friendly atmosphere of Yerevan in the evening.