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One of the most popular tours in Armenia is available to you FREE OF CHARGE with the Tour Coupon included in "Yerevan Card" package.
You can participate in one of the mentioned tours.

 

Tour 1: Garni Temple, Geghard Monastery, “Lavash” Baking and tasting

Starting time

Appr. duration

Prices AMD / per person

Price with Yerevan Card / AMD

10:00

5 hrs.

8000

FREE

Tour's availability

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun

01.03.2020 - 10.11.2020

01.05.2020 - 01.10.2020

11.11.2020 - 28.02.2021

 

 

Are you planning to spend your holidays in Armenia? Then don’t miss your chance to take part in one of the famous excursions in Armenia. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful view of the Garni pagan temple, see the Geghard monastery, and then spend a wonderful leisure time around the tonir while cooking and tasting Armenian bread - lavash.

Stop 1: Garni temple

The pagan temple of Garni was built in the second half of the 1st century by King Trdat III. This is the only pagan temple, which has been preserved on the territory of Armenia, as after the adoption of Christianity it became the summer residence of Hosorovduht, sister of King Trdat III. It was destroyed in 1679 by an earthquake. Parts, fragments of graceful columns and wall stones were spread around the temple. It is supposed that the temple was dedicated to Mithra, the God of the Sun.  

Stop 2: Geghard Monastery

Geghard Monastery is one of the greatest medieval architectural structures in Armenia. Geghard is completely hollowed out in a cave, it is also called a "cave monastery". This monastery was founded in the 4th century AD. in place of the sacred spring, originating in the cave. The name of the monastery complex Geghard (spear) comes from the Langin's spear, which pierced the body of Jesus Christ on the cross. At the moment this spear is kept in the museum of Etchmiadzin. The monastery complex Geghard is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Stop 3: National bread “Lavash” baking and tasting

Not far from the temple of Garni (about 10 minutes’ walk), there is a cozy local restaurant with an amazing view of the temple, where you can relax and take part in master-class of tasting of freshly baked lavash – traditional Armenian flatbread.

Tour 2: Echmiadzin (Mother Cathedral, St. Hripsime & St. Gayane churches Treasury Museum), Zvartnots Temple 

Starting time

Appr. duration

Prices AMD / per person

Price with Yerevan Card / AMD

10:00

5 hrs.

7000

FREE

Tour's availability

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun

01.03.2020 - 10.11.2020

 

 

 

 

11.11.2020 - 28.02.2021

 

 

Stop 1: St Hripsimeh church

The Temple of Saint Hripsime was founded in the 7th century by Catholicos Komitas I Aghtsetsi in the place of a sepulcher of Saint Hripsime. Since 2000 Saint Hripsime Temple has been included in UNESCO World Heritage List. Two prominent Armenian Cathlicoses are buried in the court yard of Saint Hripsime Temple. They are Catholicos Astvatsatur (1715-1725) and Catholicos Garaped II Oolnetzi (1725-1729).

Stop 2: Echmiadzin Mother Cathedral

You will visit the city of Echmiadzin and the Mother Cathedral of Echmiadzin. One of the world ancient cathedrals, namely mother cathedral of Echmiadzin was built in the area where the advent of Jesus occurred according to the First Armenian Patriarch (All Armenian Catholicos/Holiness) Gregory the Illuminator’s dream. It is also considered to be the first mother cathedral of the antique Armenia. The church was built in 301-303. The cathedral is included in UNESCO World Heritage List.

Stop 3: St, Gayane church

St. Gayane Temple was built in honor of St. Gayane in the VII century on the place of IV century chapel, which is one of the best monuments of Armenian architecture. The relics of Saint Gayane are kept in the southern wall of the temple, next to the altar niche. Above the western entrance there was preserved the murals of the 17th century on the theme of the birth of Christ.

Stop 4: Zvartnots temple

After studying the history of Christianity you can also pay a visit to the Zvartnots temple/cathedral which is considered to be as a unique architectural structure and is involved in the world list of UNESCO heritage sites. Here the temple/fane of the pagan god Tir was situated. Then in the 7th century the Zvartnots temple or Saint Gregory Cathedral was built. The floor, somewhere the lower wall constructions, capitals, anchors, the sculptured sun-clock and the remnants of fresco, mosaics, etc. are currently preserved here.

 

What's included

Guide Service: Russian or/and English guide
Entrance tickets tickets
Comfortable vehicles transportation
Free Wi-Fi free-wifi
Bottled water bottled-water
Free with Yerevan Card coupon and 15% discount valid for 1 year

Adress 2/80 Baghramyan Ave.

Tel +374 43 88-44-55

Www www.yeranitravel.com

Open Working days
          Every day: 08:00 - 22:00
          Before a visit pre-call and arrange
          the tour day and time.

          Tours are available 11.11-29.02

          Tours' availability during

          New Year Holidays:

          Tour 1: 30 Dec, 2-6 Jan

          Tour 2: 31 Dec, 2-6 Jan