Yerevan City Tour: Erebuni Museum, Local Market, Matenadaran, Tsitsernakaberd
Enjoy a 6-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 Megerian carpet museum-factory where various types of Armenian rugs are presented. See how Armenian brandy is produced, follow its production phases and enjoy the delicious taste and flavor of different kinds of ARARAT brandies just from the first hand. Finally visit "Armenian brands" trade center where different productions of Armenian manufacturers are presented.
The tour starts at 10:00 a. m. from central Yerevan. You will be driven to the the South-Eastern part of Yerevan where the first stop is foreseen at the fortress of Erebuni on ArinBerd hill. It was built in 782 B.C. by the Urartian king Argishti the first. During the excavations started in the 20th century a cuneiform inscription was found, according to which the history of nowadays Yerevan starts from this place. On the top of the hill the ruins of the citadel and the frescoes on the wall reveal the high artistic achievements of those remote centuries. The museum down the hill displays the findings that have been excavated in the territory of the fortress. The next short stop is at Local market where there is a chance to taste and buy local natural food.
The third stop is Megerian carpet museum-factory. 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.
The next point is Yerevan Brandy Company which is 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. We are pleased to invite you to get acquainted with the history of brandy making in Armenia, follow its production phases and enjoy the delicious taste and flavor of different kinds of ARARAT brandies just from the first hand.
The last stop is "Armenian brands" trade center where the production of Armenian manufacturers are presented. The guests can stay there upon preference for shopping. You will be returned to central Yerevan.