Day 1: Yerevan
Arrival at the international airport “Zvartnots”. You will be met by our English – speaking guide and transferred to the hotel. Check-in and accommodation in the hotel. Then you will have a City Tour. You will see all the beautiful attractions in Yerevan: Republic Square, the main square of the country, the National Opera and Ballet theatre, Swan lake near the Opera House, the architectural complex of Cascade. Then you will go to the Statue of “Mother Armenia” situated in the Victory Park. From the observation deck a stunningly beautiful view opens over Yerevan. Return to the hotel. Our guide will give you some tips where to eat and to go in the evening. Overnight in Yerevan.
Day 2: Yerevan – Noravank – Sisian
In the morning we proceed to Syunik region. The first destination of our tour is Noravank monastery located in the gorge among the tall, sheer, brick-red cliffs. The monastery complex is best known for Surb Astvatsatsin (Holy Mother of God) church. It is considered a medieval architectural masterpiece.
Then we will go to town of Sisisan. In Sisisan we will visit the center of “Sisian ceramics” founded by Vahagn Hambardzumyan and Zara Gasparyan in 2004.
Vahagn and Zara offer two master classes for tourists: pottery and paining on batik technology. Tourists are offered coffee and tea after classes. They can get the scarves made by themselves. But what about clay bowls, it takes them 48 hours to get dry , after which, if desired, the finished product can be delivered to Yerevan. At “Sisian ceramics”you can also buy pottery, jewelry and batik works made by masters.
Duration of the master-class: 2 hours
Group: 1-6 pax
Transfer to Yerevan.