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What makes for a great Congress or Corporate Experience venue? Beautiful, modern infrastructure? Easy air access to cities around the world? A cultural pre-disposition to hospitality?A unique and memorable destination that will stick in the memories of congress attendees for years to come?

Armenia boasts all of this and more!

Bursting with a fully built modern tourist infrastructure that hasn’t interfered with the old-world charm of the city, Yerevan, Armenia’s capital, is a city built for congresses. A thriving metropolis of 1 million people, it is also highly centralized, which means that everything congress-goers would want to experience in the city is within walking distance.

If you are wanting a corporate experience that walks on the wild side, Armenia is built for year-round adventure. With massive mountains or deep hidden valleys, Armenia is ready to give you the thrill of a lifetime, be it paragliding, rock climbing, horse-trekking, or winter skiing and snowboarding.

Armenia is also easy to get in and out of. Boasting a new, ultra-modern airport that opened in 2011, Yerevan is accessible with direct flights from the region’s major capitals. Frequent flights from Paris, Vienna, Rome, Prague, Warsaw, Dubai, Beirut, Kiev, Minsk, Moscow, St. Petersburg, and many other cities make getting to and from Yerevan an afterthought.

But what makes Armenia special as a venue for your next congress or corporate experience is Armenia’s unique brand of hospitality that had been a defining trait of Armenians the world over. Armenia is a nation of people who take pride in and get great joy from making guests feel welcome.

Indeed, organize your next congress or corporate experience in Armenia and give your participants an experience unlike any other!

Recent congresses hosted in Armenia include:

  • The Young Medics International Conference
  • The European Movement International (EMI) Congress
  • The Men’s Health Regional Conference
  • The Armenian International Congress on Telemedicine and eHealth

Contact Amistad today to start planning your next congress or corporate experience!

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An Unforgettable Congress in Armenia:Option A 3 nights/4 days

A Congress shouldn’t just be another meeting.  It should be an experience that creates exceptional memories.  And there is no place better suited to create such memories than Armenia – an undiscovered ancient land on the far western end of the old Silk Route.
Depending on the schedule of the Congress, the tours are flexible: either in the morning or in the afternoon. 

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An Unforgettable Congress in Armenia:Option B 4 nights /5 days

A Congress shouldn’t just be another meeting.  It should be an experience that creates exceptional memories.  And there is no place better suited to create such memories than Armenia – an undiscovered ancient land on the far western end of the old Silk Route.

Depending on the schedule of the Congress, the tours are flexible: either in the morning or in the afternoon. 

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An Unforgettable Congress in Armenia:Option C 5 nights/6 days

A Congress shouldn’t just be another meeting.  It should be an experience that creates exceptional memories.  And there is no place better suited to create such memories than Armenia – an undiscovered ancient land on the far western end of the old Silk Route.
Depending on the schedule of the Congress, the tours are flexible: either in the morning or in the afternoon. 

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Days 1/2

Yerevan
Airport assistance

Two young women in traditional costumes will welcome the group.  The guests, accompanied by their guide, will head to the hotel.  Luggage will be sent directly to the hotel by our staff.
Upon arriving in their room, our guests will find a welcome card from Amistad Tour along with a souvenir, a fruit basket, and a bottle of Armenian wine.
Our guests will stay at the Marriott Hotel, a 5 star property, located on Republic Square, and offering the following facilities:

  • 9 meeting rooms (the largest one with a maximum seating capacity of 1,000)
  • Spacentre
  • Fitnesscentre
  • Guide dogs allowed for persons with disabilities
  • Business centre
  • Wireless connection
  • Restaurantsandlounges

A buffet breakfast will be served daily in the VIP lounge room exclusively for the group. 
Our professional guides will be waiting in the lobby to accompany the guests in a comfortable air-conditioned coach for each leg of the tour.
The Full Day Tour will begin with the familiarization of Yerevan - the capital of Armenia. We start the tour from the History Museum of Armenia. After the visit a short coffee break in theCafé Jazzve with delicious desserts, which is located near the History Museum.  Next is a visitthe Genocide Memorial Complex and Museumto pay respects to the memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide in 1915. 

    
   
We’ll have lunch at the "Old Erivan”restaurant, which is known for its warm hospitality and wonderful cuisine.  Here our guests will taste the best of Armenian dishes. 

  

After lunch we’ll take a tour of the Matenadaran– one of the oldest and richest book depositories in the world.  Its collection of about 17,000 manuscripts includes almost all the areas of ancient and medieval Armenian culture and sciences - history,  medicine, philosophy, law, mathematics-cosmography, calendar theory, alchemy-chemistry, translations, literature, chronology, art history, miniature, music, and theatre.

    
   
We’ll have dinner at the Ararat restaurant.During the first part of the evening, our guests will be introduced to traditional folk dance, and enjoy the mystical sounds of the ancient Armenian "duduk”, a wind instrument, and will watch a charming ensemble playing  stringed "Qanons”. During the second part of the show, a showman will entertain the guests by singing popular hits in their native languages. 

      

Overnight at the Marriott Hotel in Yerevan.

 
    
Day 3

Alaverdi – Dilijan – Sevan – Yerevan

Buffet breakfast in the VIP lounge room for the group.
After breakfast, we will travel to the mountain resort town of Dilijan to visit the monastic complexes of Goshavank(XII-XIII century A.D. located in the beautiful Guetik rocky valley, 16 km from Dilijan) and Haghartsin (built by architect Minas in 1248A.D. with lavish decorations of carved stone).  Haghartsin’s main church was typical of churches built between the tenth and thirteenth centuries.  In the city of Dilijan we will visit a special exhibit which reconstructed by archaeologists to show how people lived in the Paleolithic age and what kind of tools they used.  A resident archaeologist will provide a tour and explanation. 
From there we’ll travel to Lake Sevan.  It is the largest lake in Armenia and one of the highest mountain lakes of the world. Here we will visit the monastery of the Holy Apostles called Sevanavanqwhich was founded in 874 A.D. by Princess Mariam Bagratuni.  Lunch will be at the AshotErkat Restaurant, which is located on the shore of the Lake Sevan and offers a magnificent panorama.

    
   
After lunch, we’ll have a short sail onboard the ancient boatKilikia boat to have a broad view of the lake. 
Afterwards we’ll return to Yerevan for a dinner at the restaurantNoyanTun, where guests will have an opportunity to taste the very best of French cuisine.  The menu contains a great variety of seafood and steaks made of premium beef from Argentina or Australia.  The meat is prepared on a special grill made with volcanic stone.  The wine list is deep with bottles from different wine-making regions, both from France, and from the Old and New Worlds.

  
  
Overnight at the hotel in Yerevan.
Day 4

Yerevan – Garni – Gueghard

Buffet breakfast in the VIP lounge room for the group.
Lunch will be in the scenic Hrazdan Gorge at the restaurant Florencewhere you can choose either Armenian or European fare. 


 
In the afternoon we’ll visit to Ararat Brandy Factory and Museum where our guests will explore the 120-year history of one of the world’s most renowned brandy factories, and see the oldest Armenian barrels producedand awards that Ararat has won through the decades.  The visit includes a cognac tasting.
   
    

We’ll then drive to the Kotayk region. On the way, we’ll stop at the Charents Arch, named after the great Armenian Poet.  Here there is a spectacular  view of Mt.  Ararat (weather permitting). Then, will proceed to visit the GeghardMonestary, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Geghard was founded in the IV century by Gregory the Illuminator around a spring in a cave and carved from the rock.
Thereafter our guests will watch the process of making Armenian "lavash” (bread) in an Armenian family’s home.  As well, we’ll visit the Greco-Roman Garni Temple, a pagan temple (1stc. A.D.) and the fortress (2nd c. B.C.) in Garni village. The group members will have the opportunity to listen to a capellaconcertin the natural acoustic hall of Garni.
The farewell dinner will be on the temple grounds.  The area will be closed for the public, giving total privacy to your group. Once the guests enter the temple’s grounds, the lights will be turned on and a quartet, which will play soulful music at the temple, will be illuminated by colorful lights.  After a touching show, a special dinner will be served.  

  
  
Day 5

Departure

Buffet breakfast in the VIP lounge room for the group.
After breakfast, check-out and transfer to the airport.  Luggage will be transported separately and assistance at check-in will be offered.  Before departure you can pay a visit to the duty free shops, offering local products and handicrafts, as well as traditional high-end duty-free fare.
Useful Tips: 
For lunches and dinners casual dress is recommended. 
Comfortable shoes are recommended for excursions outside Yerevan.
Vernissage, the open market in Yerevan, blossoms on the weekends as all kinds of national crafts, including jewelry, carpets, woodwork, ceramics, canvases, paintings, and many other works of art.