Yerevan – Amberd - Shaghmosavank – Yerevan (7 hours)
Breakfast at the hotel.
10.00 AM: Visit Amberd Fortress and Church (10th-11th centuries) perched on the slopes of Aragats
Mountain, Fortress dating back to the 9th century, 6 km from the village of Byurakan, stands halfway up
Mt. Aragats, at the height of 2300m. The fortress stands on a rocky cape formed by the rivers Amberd and
Arkhashen. There are also vestiges of a fortified three-storied palace, a church built in 1026, a palace
bathhouse with two domes, a central heating system, water tanks, a water-supply system, and a secret
passage to a nearby cleft, and other buildings. The “Garden”of Armenian Alphabet,visit Saghmosavank (12th
century) medieval monastery, situated in the breathtaking site, at the deep canyon of Ashtarak.
Overnight in Yerevan.