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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, Geghard, National bread lavash baking and tasting, traditional lunch

Starting time

Appr. duration

Prices AMD / per person

Price with Yerevan Card / AMD

10:00

6-7 hrs.

11000

FREE
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Are you planning to spend winter in Armenia? Then don’t miss your chance to take part in one of the famous winter excursions in Armenia. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful winter view of the Garni pagan temple, see the snow-covered 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.  The temple of Garni is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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.

Traditional lunch during the tour includes Armenian made kebab, soup spas and patatoes, as well as salads and drinks.

Tour 2: Echmiadzin (St. Hripsime, Mother Cathedral, Treasury Museum), “Machanents House” Art Center, Master-class of traditional “Dolma”, Zvartnots, traditional lunch

Starting time

Appr. duration

Prices AMD / per person

Price with Yerevan Card / AMD

10:00

6-7 hrs.

11000

FREE
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Stop 1 : Echmiadzin

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.

Stop 2: “Machanents House” ​

After discovering the architectural treasures of this region you will visit “Machanents House” Traditional Art and Cultural Center. Here you can find museum, art gallery for children, souvenirs. You will also take part in Traditional Dolma making master-class and will have a delicious lunch.

Stop 3:  Zvartnots

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.

Traditional lunch during the tour includes Armenian dolma, chicken harisa, as well as salads and drinks.

What's included

Guide Service: Russian or/and English guide
Museums' tickets tickets
Comfortable vehicles transportation
Free Wi-Fi free-wifi
Bottled water bottled-water
Traditional lunch lunch
11.11.2018-28.02.2019 calendar
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: 09:00-19:00
          Before a visit pre-call and arrange
          the tour day and time.

          Tours' scedule during
          the New Year's holidays:
          Garni, Geghard
          31 December, 2, 4, 6 January
          Echmiadzin, Zvartnots
          30 December, 2, 5 January