Private Yerevan Tour: Erebuni Museum, Matenadaran, Tsitsernakaberd

Private Yerevan Tour: Erebuni Museum, Matenadaran, Tsitsernakaberd
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$100
Duration: 5 hours
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Enjoy a 5-hour city tour of Yerevan. Visit the Erebuni Museum the “birthplace” of Yerevan on the fortress of Erebuni is on ArinBerd hill. It was built in 782 BC. During the excavations started in the 20th century an inscription was found, according to which the history of nowadays Yerevan starts from this place. Next up see the local food market and taste natural products offered by locals. See Matenadaran named after Mesrop Mashtots, one of the richest repositories of ancient manuscripts in the world. Finally see Tsitsernakaberd, the Genocide Memorial dedicated to the memory of 1.5 million Armenians who perished in the first genocide of the 20th century, at the hands of the Turkish government.

Meet a driver at your hotel for a departure time that's convenient to you, then head to southeastern Yerevan to visit the Erebuni Town-Fortress on Arin Berd hill, built in 782 B.C. by the Urartian King Argishti the First. On the top of the hill you'll find the ruins of the citadel and frescoes, then see what's been excavated in the onsite museum.  The next short stop is at a local market, where you'll have the chance to taste some local natural foods. 

Continue to the northern part of Mashtots Avenue to see Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, one of the world's most historic libraries. Learn about collections that include ancient Armenian books and miniature paintings, as well as the works of classical authors. Several monuments to outstanding Armenian cultural figures are located in the Matenadaran courtyard.

The next destination is the memorial-complex to the victims of the Armenian genocide, Tsitsernakaberd. At the center of the monument there is an eternal flame and twelve basalt slabs, and granite stele symbolize the spiritual rebirth and bold spirit of the Armenian people. The Genocide Museum contains many photos taken by witnesses, archival documents, documentary films, and original documents. Following your time at Tsitsernakaberd, head to Dalma Garden Mall for a shopping trip, then finish the day with return transfer to your original departure point. 

Enjoy a 5-hour city tour of Yerevan. Visit the Erebuni Museum the “birthplace” of Yerevan on the fortress of Erebuni is on ArinBerd hill. It was built in 782 BC. During the excavations started in the 20th century an inscription was found, according to which the history of nowadays Yerevan starts from this place. Next up see the local food market and taste natural products offered by locals. See Matenadaran named after Mesrop Mashtots, one of the richest repositories of ancient manuscripts in the world. Finally see Tsitsernakaberd, the Genocide Memorial dedicated to the memory of 1.5 million Armenians who perished in the first genocide of the 20th century, at the hands of the Turkish government.