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Yerevan: Private Khor Virap, Garni, & Gehgard Monastery Tour

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Activity provider: Yerani Travel

Yerevan: Private Khor Virap, Garni, & Gehgard Monastery Tour

Activity provider: Yerani Travel

From US$ 125.43 per group up to 3

Take the chance to visit Khor Virap Monastery, the closest spot for a spectacular view of Mt. Ararat. You will also learn about the Pagan history of Armenia and the development of Christianity in the country as you tour Garni Temple and Geghard Monastery.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Embrace the fascinating view of Mount Ararat from the closest spot possible
  • Visit the Pegan Temple of Garni
  • Explore the Geghard Monastery
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Khor Virap monastery is located about an hour’s drive away from the capital Yerevan, and offers an amazing view of Armenia’s defining symbol: the majestic Ararat. “Khor Virap” translates as “deep dungeon”, and was built on the place of the former royal prison, located on the historical site of Artashat. It was this very prison in which they detained Gregory the Illuminator, the first Armenian Catholicos, for an entire 13 years. Your fantastic tour will introduce you to the exotic Pagan history of Armenia, before later introducing you to the development and spread of Christianity in the country. Your first stop will be Garni Temple (77 A.D.), which is the only standing heathen temple in the whole post-Soviet area. The temple is home to the Roman bath house with its mysterious mosaic which is made out of 30,000 pieces of natural stones, as well as the ruins of the royal palace which date back to the 3rd century A.D. The monastic complex of Geghard is another historical site included in this tour. Translated to “Monastery of the Holy Lance”, it refers to the lance with which Longinus pierced Jesus as he was still hanging on the cross. The complex is a representation of 13th-century Armenia, which is considered to be the golden age of the country’s architecture. The most astonishing part however is the virtue of the architect, who cut the church right into the solid rock whilst also considering all the rules of Armenian architecture. On your way to the temple, there will be another short stop at the Charents Arch where you will be given the chance to enjoy one of the best moments of your trip to Armenia: a picturesque view of the Biblical Mount Ararat.
  • Pickup and drop-off at your hotel
  • Guide (if option selected)
  • Transportation by vehicle with Wi-Fi and insurance
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • City map
  • Accommodation
  • Visas
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Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
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Tour was wonderful. Ahmad did a great job of getting me to all the sites in Armenia. He was able to answer specific questions pertaining to site. He ensured I was comfortable by providing safe transportation, bottled water, and ample time to enjoy the Armenian beauty.

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