We will be spending this day visiting the highlights of the capital of Armenia, Yerevan. We will begin the day by touring the Victory Park and the Mother Armenia statue. From there, we can have an exclusive view of central Yerevan. Next, we will walk to the Cascade Monument. By going to the top of the Cascade, a view of Mount Ararat opens up. From up high, we can see the houses lining up at the same level and several artistic sculptures come into view. By descending down the stairways, we will then visit the Opera House and Ballet theater building. From there, we will walk to the Republic Square, the center of Yerevan, where several main government buildings are located. Then, we will walk through the Abovyan Avenue while our guide recounts the ancient history of Yerevan.
On this day, we will also be visiting the Genocide Memorial Complex. An eternal flame burns at the center of it. Then, we will head to the ancient city of Etchmiadzin where the first Armenian Cathedral was built. Etchmiadzin Cathedral is inscribed on the UNESCO list. After having lunch, we will visit the ruins of Zvartnots Cathedral which is also a UNESCO site. We will then head back to Ani Plaza Hotel to spend the night in Yerevan. (overnight in Yerevan)