☘City Tour in Yerevan
Armenia’s capital, Yerevan, is one of the world’s oldest continually inhabited cities—29 year older then Rome. Throughout its 2,800-year history, kingdoms, invasions, Communism, and dictatorships have come and gone. In 2018, Armenia’s Velvet Revolution, a series of peaceful protests, ushered in government reforms and a newfound sense of optimism. Today, Yerevan is a city of one million, with a European ambience, lined with wide boulevards and sidewalk cafes. After independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, Armenia became a place of pride and pilgrimage for the world’s 7-10-million strong Armenian diaspora (far larger than Armenia’s population of around 3 million). Now, it welcomes more and more visitors annually. Yerevan is cosmopolitan, safe, and affordable—with museums, hotels, overly generous portions of food and wine, and even a night at the opera going for friendly prices.