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Matenadaran (Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts) Tours and Tickets

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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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Open Tues-Sat 10am-5pm
53 Mashtots Avenue, Yerevan
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Yerevan Card Including Free 40+ Museums, 5+ Tours & Discounts

Yerevan Card Including Free 40+ Museums, 5+ Tours & Discounts

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This convenient pass gets you discounts and freebies at Yerevan's best restaurants, hotels, cafes, and attractions. The pass includes a free airport transfer, public transportation, and one-time entrances to many of the city’s top museums, galleries, and attractions. You can also take tours including a double-decker bus city tour, Ararat brandy company tour, guided-tours in Armenia and more.
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  • 365 days
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Yerevan City Tour: Erebuni, Matenadaran & Tsitsernakaberd Museums

Private Yerevan City Tour: Erebuni, Matenadaran & Tsitsernakaberd Museums

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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10-Day Great Armenian Discovery Tour

10-Day Great Armenian Discovery Tour

The comprehensive itinerary of this ten day tour enables participants to get to know the fascinating country of Armenia. Many of the country’s most attractive monasteries feature in the programme, including Khor Virap with its views of Mount Ararat, Sevanavank overlooking beautiful Lake Sevan and Tatev, perched on a hill and reached by the world’s longest cable car. The tour also includes time in the capital Yerevan, the pretty spa town of Dilijan and some spectacular scenic drives including a crossing of the Selim Pass.
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  • 10 days
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Yerevan City Tour: Private Tour

Yerevan City Tour: Private Tour

Walking down the beautiful streets of Yerevan, which has been known as “pink city” for ages because of the color of the stones it has been built with. So we will visit Republic Square, Mashtots Avenue, the house of Opera and Ballet the park “Cascade“ which is giant stairway in Yerevan. Inside the Cascade, underneath the exterior steps is an escalator going the length of the complex. Cascade is one of the unique places in Yerevan. From above Cascade, the whole city becomes visible.You will visit Matenadaran where you can find a huge collection of antic books and the biggest book of the World. You will be educated about the history of Yerevan and Armenian as well as have a time to remember!
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Yerevan tour in a retro Lada with drinks (Yerevan city tour)

Yerevan tour in a retro Lada with drinks (Yerevan city tour)

Have a fun evening tour passing by Yerevan beautiful landmarks on The Lada, a very dear car to many people
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Little Armenia

Little Armenia

Armenia is a country of breathtaking landscapes, ancient monasteries, medieval architecture. Here you will experience the warmth and hospitality of one of the oldest civilizations in the world.
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  • 8 days
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Private City Tour in Yerevan

Private City Tour in Yerevan

Maximize time in the city of Yerevan with a half-day private tour. See buildings made of pink volcanic rock, visit the Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, and explore the Park of Victory. Learn about the Armenian Genocide at the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex. Finish the private tour with a stop and tasting at an Armenian brandy factory.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Splendid Armenia

Splendid Armenia

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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Architectural Yerevan

Architectural Yerevan

Go off the beaten track and uncover Yerevan's rich architectural history with this private tour. Learn about Armenian history and culture as you explore such notable sites as Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, the Monument of Mesrop Mashtots, Saint Gregory The Illuminator Cathedral, and Erebuni Town-Fortress.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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Feel The Magic Of Armenia

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Feel the breath of Christianity and the combination of the old and the modern city which is one of the oldest in the world (2800 years old). Let your soul soar and visit the most incredible monasteries ever. Trace the Silk Road in Armenia by following its caravanserai, or inns; medieval stopping points where caravan riders and their pack animals spent the night.
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  • 3 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,605.13
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Gastronomic Tour in Armenia

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Depart from your country and start a nice journey to Armenia, the country full of picturesque mountainous landscapes, ancient sights, delicious cuisine and exciting monasteries!
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$743.59
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Ancient Armenia: Seven-day tour to Armenia

Ancient Armenia: Seven-day tour to Armenia

It’s high time to be closer to culture, astounding nature and incredibly delicious cuisine! Savour seven days in an off-the-beaten-track country with a rich history, exceptionally breathtaking monastic complexes and khachkars which are surprisingly different and perfect combinations of the old and new!
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  • 7 days
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$948.72
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5-Day Highlights of Armenia Tour

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  • 5 days
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Travel to Armenia

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The tour is interesting enough as during a short stay in Armenia travelers will be enabled to explore main highlights of Armenia. Thus, they will form a general idea of country it is in its huge cultural & historical heritage.
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  • 5 days
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$596.93
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The country of rich history and precious culture is right here! Have a one-in-a-lifetime experience in Armenia and open completely new and different corner for you
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  • 6 days
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$641.03
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Yerevan city tour in a retro car with drinks - hidden gem in Armenia

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The only classical car tour in Yerevan that shows the vibe of Yerevan, a great match between the car interior exterior feeling and the city, have a fun tour while enjoying some drinks that completes the experience.
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  • 2 hours
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$35.90
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Yerevan City tour

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Enjoy your time in Yerevan and discover the ancient city which is older than Eternal City Rome. During this trip, you will visit Matenadaran, where old Armenian writings are kept, Tsitsernakaberd which is memorial of victims of Armenian Genocide and also do not miss a chance to go to Erebuni Museum and see how Yerevan developed as a city. After all this, it is planned to go to Local Market where you can enjoy delicious food. Tour is a one-day tour.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$161.03
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16-Day Discover Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan Tour

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These three Caucasus nations couldn’t be more different, but they share a common desire to show guests warm hospitality which makes them a wonderful choice for a holiday. This 16-day tour will show you the highlights of Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. You’ll enjoy visits to UNESCO-listed monasteries, unique subterranean cave systems, wineries and of course, a rural landscape that’s as diverse as it is beautiful. The three capitals also have a different flavour, but all are compelling in their history and rich heritage.
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  • 16 days
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$3,388.15
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Private City Tour of Yerevan

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Due to this Private Yerevan City Tour - You will see the best of what this vibrant capital offers. - You will explore the most interesting sites, parts, squares and corners. - Your highly qualified & certified guide will share the rich and old historical past of Yerevan. - It will be super flexible tour adapted to your pace so you spend longer or shorter time if you prefer. - You can also have as many stops as you want to see as many sites in Yerevan as you would like apart from the mentioned ones as there is no time limit. You are more than welcome to take unforgettable memories of Yerevan!
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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$223.59
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$223.59
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12-Day Armenia and Georgia Highlights Small-Group Tour

12-Day Armenia and Georgia Highlights Small-Group Tour

This 12 day tour combines the best of Armenia and Georgia, two very different but equally rewarding countries. In both, you’ll discover centuries-old monasteries in breathtaking locations, fascinating museums, characterful cities and of course a landscape that’s as beautiful as it is varied. Taste Armenian brandy, learn how to bake lavash, explore underground cave cities, luxuriate in a thermal bath and visit a chaotic animal bazaar. Throughout, you’ll receive a typically warm Caucasus welcome in a region where hospitality means so much more than just polite and efficient service.
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  • 12 days
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$2,400.71
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$2,400.71

City Tour in Yerevan (Matenadaran, Tsitsernakaberd, Erebuni Museum)

City Tour in Yerevan (Matenadaran, Tsitsernakaberd, Erebuni Museum)

Armenia is a country of incomparable beauty, with fresh air and breathtaking views! We invite you to see the magical country with your own eyes and enjoy the wonderful nature!
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$145.00
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$145.00
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Armenia: The Land of Stones and Volcanoes

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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  • 10 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$3,399.25
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$3,399.25
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8-Day Best of Armenia Tour

8-Day Best of Armenia Tour

This eight day tour offers the chance to travel to many of Armenia’s most important cultural sites. You’ll tour many of the countries captivating monasteries - each has a spectacular setting and you won’t tire of such a varied programme. As well as the monasteries of Geghard, Sevanavank, Noravank, Khor Virap, Sanahin and Haghpat, you’ll get the chance to explore Armenia’s delightful capital Yerevan, taste local wine in Areni and also to visit the spa town of Dilijan.
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  • 8 days
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$1,598.42
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$1,598.42

Armenia: On Noah's traces

Armenia: On Noah's traces

Armenia is one of the oldest civilized countries in the world with the recorded history of more than 2000 years.  This country with rich cultural heritage is always happy to welcome guests from all over the world to discover the treasures of the warm country. Being at the intersection of Europe and Asia, Armenia preserved its cultural and national identity, which is reflected in traditions, literature, architecture and even the national cuisine. The descendants of Noah will warmly welcome you in Armenia!  
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  • 10 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,937.69
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$2,937.69
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Matenadaran (Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts) hours of operation: Open Tues-Sat 10am-5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.