Yerevan city tour, ARARAT Brandy Factory, Megerian Carpet factory-museum, Matenadaran – The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts

Yerevan, ARARAT Brandy Factory, Megerian Carpet factory-museum, Matenadaran – The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts

1. Yerevan main sights
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Yerevan main sights
Yerevan is the capital city of Armenia, a city, which is 29 years older than Rome! It dates back to 782 BC, when the fortress of Erebuni was built by king Argishti The First. Yerevan is often referred to as "The Pink City" for many buildings are made of pink tuff stone. The capital city is a major tourist destination thanks to its numerous landmarks, extensive nightlife, great museums and lovely parks. A walking tour is the best way to really get immersed in Yerevan's culture, history and cuisine. One of the truly magnificent sights is Republic Square with musical fountains: from early May till mid-autumn there is a fantastic singing-dancing fountains show, accompanied by some great music of various genres. Another sight not to be missed is Cascade Complex, offering absolutely breathtaking views from the top to the city. You can fully enjoy it at night, when Yerevan lights up.
2. ARARAT Brandy Factory
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ARARAT Brandy Factory
ARARAT brandies, produced by "Yerevan Brandy Company", embody the Legend itself, the spirit of Armenia, its cultural and historical heritage and the craftsmanship of the Armenian people. ARARAT is the most famous and successful brand of Armenian brandy in the world. In the brandy factory one can follow the production phases of brandy making, also enjoy the delicious taste and flavor of different kinds of ARARAT brandy just from the first hand. In the museum of the factory the 120 years old history of Armenian brandy production is presented.

2 types of packages are offered for the visitors:

Package 1 - Tour and degustation of two types of brandy ("3 stars", "Akhtamar"). The cost of the ticket is 4 500 AMD.
Package 2 - Tour and degustation of three types of brandy ("Akhtamar", "Nairi", "Dvin"). The cost of the ticket is 10 000 AMD.
3. Megerian Carpet factory-museum
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Megerian Carpet factory-museum
Rugs and carpets have always served as a unique way of Armenian cultural expression. The Megerian Family has been involved in selling, restoration and production of fine oriental rugs for over four generations. Originally from Armenia, the Megerians established their rug trade business in the United States in 1917, and quickly developed an expertise in rug repairing and restoration. Over time, they began to realize the growing demand for different trends and subtle design changes and took their well honed skills to the loom to create their own decorative rugs. In Megerian Carpet one can find a rich collection of rugs and carpets with various ornaments and patterns, typical of Armenian culture. The most ancient carpet, that is kept here, dates back to the 17th century.
4. Matenadaran – The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts
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Matenadaran – The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts
On the northern part of Mashtots avenue there is Matenadaran (translated as a book depository), one of the world's most ancient libraries. Its collections comprise ancient Armenian books and miniature paintings, that have gained worldwide fame. Among its unique treasures there are the works of ancient classical authors and rare manuscripts, that have come to our days only in the Armenian translation. Several monuments to the outstanding Armenian cultural figures are located in the courtyard of Matenadaran.

Inclusions

  • Professional drivers
  • Air-conditioned vehicles
  • Bottled water
  • Free pick-up & drop-off within Yerevan
  • Vehicle & passengers insurance
  • Extra stops on the route upon request

Exclusions

  • Significant deviations from the route
  • Alcoholic beverages if lunch option selected
  • Audio guides
  • WiFi in the vehicles
  • Visit the city, which is 29 years older than Rome
  • Savour exquisite Armenian brandy
  • Get immersed in the best traditions of Armenian carpet weaving
  • Explore the surviving, unique and inestimably valuable Armenian manuscripts