Guided tour

Echmiadzin, Zvartnots, Yerevan: Tour with Food Master Class

Echmiadzin, Zvartnots, Yerevan: Tour with Food Master Class

From US$ 29.50 per person

Explore the sights of Armenia. Visit the religious center of the country, Echmiadzin, the 7th century Zvartnots temple, take part in an Armenian Christmas food master class, and see highlights of Yerevan.

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Duration 7 hours
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English, Russian, Armenian

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore incredible UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites
  • See the very first Christian cathedral in the World
  • Take a look at the Holy Lance and relics of Noah's Ark
  • Reveal the culinary secrets of Armenian cuisine
  • Visit the city, which is 29 years older than Rome
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Revel in the sights, sounds and smells of Armenia on a tour to appeal to all five senses. Get an idea of the country's rich religious and cultural traditions. Learn about local cuisine and enjoy the holiday spirit at the same time.

First, explore Echmiadzin, the religious center of Armenia, with churches listed among the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites. The first stops are the churches of St. Hripsime and St. Gayane in Echmiadzin, dedicated to the female Christian martyrs.

Afterwards, visit Echmiadzin Mother Cathedral, the main cathedral of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the very first Christian cathedral in the world. Currently Mother Cathedral is under reconstruction and, unfortunately, you can see it only from the outside.

See the Treasures of Echmiadzin museum with a stop at Zvartnots, the medieval temple of St. Gregory, built in the 7th century and one of the tallest buildings of its time. Next up, put on your chef's hat and participate in an Armenian Christmas food master class.

Finally, discover the sights of Yerevan, the heart of Armenia. Enjoy stories of the thousand-year history of the capital, along with observations of the main architectural monuments, and see the city spread out before you from a special viewpoint.

Includes
  • Professional multi-language guide: English, Russian, Armenian consecutively
  • Air-conditioned transport
  • Light refreshments (bottled water and sweets)
  • Lunch
  • Armenian Christmas food master class
  • WiFi
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    • 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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