Private tour

Discover Echmiadzin and Zvartnots

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Activity provider: Armenia-Tour

Discover Echmiadzin and Zvartnots

Activity provider: Armenia-Tour

From US$ 164.03 per person

Enjoy the tour to the religious center of Armenia – Echmiadzin. Explore Mother Cathedral, learn interesting stories about the wonderful church of St. Hripsime. And finally, the experienced guide will take you through the history of Zvartnots temple.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Russian
Pickup included
You will be picked up from your hotel in Yerevan. Please indicate the name and the address.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Discover Mother Cathedral of Echmiadzin
  • Learn about the church of St. Hripsime
  • Explore the ruins of the ancient temple Zvartnots
Full description
Soak up the history of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, on this half-day tour. The visit to Echmiadzin is an essential part of any trip to Armenia. It is considered to be the oldest cathedral in the world. The original church was built in the early fourth century, after the adoption of Christianity. The cathedral is the main shrine of religious Christian Armenians worldwide. This holy place is among the most visited destinations in the country. Next, explore the seventh century church, Saint Hripsime, which is located close to the Mother Cathedral. It is one of the oldest classical churches in the country, dedicated to the martyred Saint Hripsime. Your final stop will be the gorgeous ruins of Zvartnots – the cathedral of the 7th century. This monument is quite impressive for the onlooker. Its unique design is a proof of developed Armenian architecture of the time. You will learn the history, as well as interesting facts about this astonishing cathedral. After uncovering the secrets of these ruins, seeing the serene locations and experiencing the magical atmosphere, you will return to the city.   
  • Transportation
  • Professional guide service
  • Entrance tickets of Zvartnots temple
  • Travel documentation
  • Mineral water
  • Meals

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4.7 /5

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Wonderful tour. The guide was very friendly and personable and very knowledge. She was able to share a lot about the sites we visited and about Armenia's culture and history. The tour allows for time to walk around and take photos of the sites. The best tour I have been on!

December 21, 2019

Good tour and a first class guide, special thanks to Sirano

June 2, 2019

Great Tour, we learned a lot about the Armenian history. We had a very good and reliable driver and we are very satisfied.

August 29, 2021


Product ID: 133701