Duration – 4 days / 3 nights
First christian church of the world of 4th century is in 60 km from Yerevan and it is a great centre of pilgrimage for Armenians from all over the world. Ejmiatsin means ” descent of the unique Son “, in reference to the vision of saint Gregory the Illuminator, to which an angel would have appeared to indicate the site of the cathedral. This is the seat of Catholicos: spiritual father for all Armenians.
Arrival, transfer from the airport to the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion in Echmiatsin, participation in mass, visit to the churches of St Hripsime and St Gayane. Temple of Zvartnots.Return to Yerevan, Meal. In the afternoon a visit to the St Grigor Lusavorich Cathedral.
Breakfast at the hotel. City tour in Yerevan. Matenadaran Museum and research institute of ancient manuscripts. Tsitsernakaberd ” Fortress of the swallows ” in memory of the Genocide of 1915. Pilgrimage in Khor Virap (“deep hole ” where Gregory the Illuminator have been imprisoned). Spiritual concert. Return to Yerevan. Dinner.
Breakfast at the hotel. Seeing off to the airport. Departure.