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Matenadaran (Museum of Ancient Manuscripts) Tours

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Matenadaran (Museum of Ancient Manuscripts)
This world-class museum is home to one of the largest—and most impressive—collections of ancient manuscripts on earth. They cover a wide-range of topics, including history, medicine, literature and philosophy.

In addition to a museum, where travelers can learn about the history of the Armenian alphabet, examine parchments and copies of the first printed books, Matenadaran is home to one of the most important scientific research centers in the country.

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The museum is located at 53 Mashtots Avenue in Yerevan. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am-5pm. The museum is closed on Sunday and Monday.
Address: 53 Mashtots Avenue, Yerevan, Armenia
Hours: Open Tues-Sat 10am-5pm
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Group City Tour - Matenadaran - Yerevan Brandy Company

** We don't combine multilingual groups* 24/7 phone support * Professional Drivers* Intelligent Guides* Comfortable vehicles with AC, Wi-Fi and GPS
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Private Yerevan Tour: Erebuni Museum, Matenadaran, Tsitsernakaberd

Step into the history and culture of Armenia on a 5-hour private tour of Yerevan that can be tailored to your schedule and interests. Enjoy the flexibility of a personal driver/guide as you explore some of the city’s top museums, taste your way through a local food market, and visit Tsitsernakaberd, a moving memorial to the Armenian genocide. This 5-hour tour includes pickup and drop-off at Yerevan hotels, all transport, entrance fees, and a brandy tasting, and it’s the perfect orientation to Armenia’s capital city.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Yerevan City Tour

Get a comprehensive and educational overview of Yerevan on this tour. Travel through the city in a comfortable minivan and learn about tis history from your guide. Stop at the city’s highlights, including the Mother Armenia statue, Matenadaran and its collection of books, the Cascade art installations, and the Genocide Memorial.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Private City Segway Tour for 1 or 2 people

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  • 60 to 90 minutes
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  • 6 hours
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Splendid Armenia... Let your soul touch the spiritual boundless harmony and feel the unique and awe-inspiring beauty of Armenian churches. Try a new way of life and learn to celebrate every day that is given to you...
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  • 11 days
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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

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  • 7 days
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Armenia: The Land of Stones and Volcanoes

Embark on an exciting journey through the colorful geology of the Armenian plateau and discover its turbulent past. Walk through beautiful mountain landscapes and explore the crater of extinct volcanoes. Climb the highest peak of Armenia. Enjoy a fantastic view of the mountain lakes. Become a witness of beautiful traditions and discover impressive geological natural phenomena, where one can harmonize with magnificient cultural sites. Through authentic encounters and consumption of Armenian traditional meals and wine, we will make your trip even more enjoyable and full of unforgettable experiences.
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We offer an amazing excursion to the famouse architectural sights of the Capital of Armenia Yerevan city by comfortable VIP class carsAmaze YourselfYour comfort is our main priority
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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

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Areni Wine Festival / 03-09.10.2019

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  • 7 days
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  • 7 days
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One week but numerous discoveries! Join the trip and unveil main landmarks of ancient Armenia.
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  • 7 days
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