Day trip

From Yerevan: Echmiadzin Mother Cathedral and Zvartnots Tour

From Yerevan: Echmiadzin Mother Cathedral and Zvartnots Tour

From $15 per person

This 5-hour trip invites you to visit Armenian UNESCO World Heritage sites. See the exterior of the Echmiadzin Mother Cathedral, visit the Treasures of Echmiadzin Museum, the churches of St. Gayane and St. Hripsime, as well as Zvartnots medieval temple..

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Armenian, Russian

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore incredible UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • See the very first Christian cathedral in the world
  • Take a look at the Holy Lance and relics of Noah's Ark
Full description
Your tour starts at 10:00 AM from the local partner's head office in Yerevan. Drive to western Armenia, where your first stop is St. Echmiadzin, the main Armenian Apostolic Church. The Cathedral of Echmiadzin was founded at the beginning of the fourth century and is one of the oldest churches in the world. According to the legend, the church was built in the place where the apparition of Jesus Christ was seen to Gregory the Illuminator in a dream. Your next stop is St. Hripsime's Church, one of the famous ecclesiastical buildings in the city of Echmiadzin. This is the perfect example of cross-cupola churches in Armenia. The Treasures of Echmiadzin Museum is situated in the southeast section of the Cathedral. Unique holy relics and religious art are now housed in the museum.  Your last stop is Zvartnots Temple, which is a result of skillfulness and brave creativity of Armenian architects of the 7th century. At the end of your tour, return to the Yerevan city center.
Includes
  • Professional guide service
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Light refreshments (bottled water and sweets)
  • WiFi
  • Admission fees
  • Participation in Sunday liturgy
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts

Know before you go

  • Seats are not fixed in advance
  • The Echmiadzin Cathedral can currently only be viewed from the outside, due to construction
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