Yerevan City Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Yerevan

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Yerevan city tour is a great opportunity to see all the beautiful and cultural places in one day, the tour is located in Yerevan and it will take about 4 hours. You will visit Mother Armenia statue, Matenadaran where you can find a huge collection of antic books and the biggest book of the World, Cascade, Opera House, North avenue, Republic Square, 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. You will be accompanied with guide and will have a comfortable mini-van.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, YerevanThe Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts commonly referred to as the Matenadaran, is a repository of ancient manuscripts, research institute and museum in Yerevan, Armenia. It holds one of the world's richest depositories of medieval manuscripts and books which span a broad range of subjects, including theology, philosophy, history, medicine, literature, art history, and cosmography in Armenian and many other languages.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Opera, YerevanThe ground-breaking of the Opera-Theatre took place on 28 November 1930 during the celebrations of the 10th anniversary of Soviet Armenia. On January 20, 1933, the building was officially opened. Soon after the theatre foundation, a ballet troupe was established. Swan Lake by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was the first ballet performance in 1935.Based on Tamanian's design and under the supervision of his son the theatre hall was completed in 1939, and the opera building was renamed after Alexander Spendiaryan. Large-scale construction works did not finish until 1953, when the entire building was finally completed with its current shape.The opening of the theatre promoted the creation of new national operas and ballets. The first Armenian ballet was Happiness by Aram Khachaturian. On the basis of this ballet the composer soon created Gayane which has been performed all over the world. Many other Armenian composers have written operas and ballets. Over the years, these artists have worked at the theatre: singers Gohar Gasparyan, Tatevik Sazandaryan, Mihran Yerkat, Pavel Lisitsian, Haykanush Danielyan, Nar Hovhannisyan, Gegham Grigoryan, Anahit Mekhitarian; conductors Konstantin Sarajev, Michael Tavrizyan, Aram Katanyan, Yuri Davtyan; ballet masters A. Petrosyan, M. Chmshkyan, Vanush Khanamiryan, Vilen Galstyan; painters Martiros Saryan, Minas Avetisyan.Since 1935 a unique Armenian opera, Anoush by Armen Tigranian, has been performed in Yerevan opera theatre. It was a great step in Armenian opera history. Anoush is in the repertoire of the theatre until now.Since it was opened, the Armenian National Opera & Ballet Theatre has performed more than 200 different operas and ballets by Armenian, Russian and Western European composers. The theatre company has performed in more than 20 countries, e.g. in Russia, Spain, Lebanon, United States, Greece, Germany. In 1956, the theatre received the status of National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.The theatre has also hosted concerts performed by Charles Aznavour, Ian Anderson, John McLaughlin, Akvarium and many others.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Republic Square, YerevanThe square consists of two sections. The oval roundabout that has a stone pattern in the center, meant to look like a traditional Armenian rug from above. The trapezoid-shaped section which contains the musical fountain in front of the History Museum and the National Gallery. The buildings around the square are made of pink and yellow tuff stones, fortified on a basalt-made ground anchor.Duration: 30 minutes

What’s included

  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Entry/Admission - Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees all included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
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