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Garni & Geghard Guided Tour with Lavash Baking Experience

4.5 / 5

6 reviews

Activity provider: Hyur Service LLC

Garni & Geghard Guided Tour with Lavash Baking Experience

Activity provider: Hyur Service LLC

From US$ 25 per person

Visit Armenia's popular attractions. Explore Garni, the only pagan temple in Armenia, and Geghard Monastery, a complex carved in a cave. Then learn how to bake Lavash, Armenia bread, at a family-style restaurant.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Russian, Armenian

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the views of Mount Ararat from Charent's Arch
  • Explore the 1st-century Garni pagan temple
  • Discover the legends of St. Lance at Geghard Monastery
  • Taste delicious traditional Armenian bread
Full description
Explore Armenia and see its popular attractions. Visit the Garni pagan temple and Geghard Monastery. Learn the interesting history and legends of these places from a multi-lingual guide. Afterward, see the process of how Lavash, Armenian bread, is made and enjoy trying it with local cheese and greens. Meet your guide at 10:00 AM at the meeting point and head out to the Eastern part of Armenia. Have a short stop at Charent's Arch, from where a wonderful view of Mount Ararat can be seen. Continue on to Garni pagan temple. Be impressed as it towers over a triangular cape. The temple is a blend of Greco-Roman and Armenian styles. Learn about the temple's history extending back to the 1st-century to the present day. Head to Geghard monastery and witness a masterpiece of 13th-century Armenian architecture. See churches of the complex that were carved into rock. Hear about the legend of the Holy Lance and see fascinating features of the structure. Your next stop is at family-style restaurant where you can see the process of baking Armenian bread, Lavash. Made of flour, water, and salt, see how the thickness of the bread varies depending on how thin it was rolled out. Toasted sesame seeds and/or poppy seeds are sometimes sprinkled on before baking. Traditionally the dough is rolled out flat and slapped against hot walls of a clay oven. Have the opportunity to participate in the baking procedure. Taste the bread with local cheese and greens. Conclude your tour with a return to the meeting point.
Includes
  • Russian, English, and Armenian-speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned transportion
  • Admission fees
  • Lavash baking master-class and tasting
  • Light refreshments (bottled water and sweets)
  • WiFi
  • 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
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Hyur Service (Head Office) 96 Nalbandyan Street, Yerevan. Please arrive at the meeting point 15-30 minutes before the activity starts for check-in.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts

Know before you go

  • Seats are not fixed in advance
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 6 reviews

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Nice tour, very good guide! The tour lasted enough to visit the places and enjoy the lavash experience. I was expecting a 20/25 people max group, however we were around 50/60. This did not prevent the guide to explain in details, everything was well explained - the guide managed to do so, despite the high number of people. It would have been nice to have an audio device, to listen to her when visiting places around - to boost the quality of the experience.

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August 6, 2022

very good excursion and very good guide Yelena

June 27, 2022

Very good and recommended

December 20, 2021

Product ID: 396080