Day trip

Garni Temple & Geghard Monastery Day Trip

Garni Temple & Geghard Monastery Day Trip

From US$ 146.14 per group up to 2

Explore the only Pagan Temple not only in Armenia and the Caucasus but in the former USSR. Visit one of the most unique rock-cut monasteries in the world, the monastery of Geghard which is a UNESCO Heritage Site.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Russian, Arabic
Pickup included
Your accommodation in Yerevan
Wheelchair accessible
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the only Pagan Temple in Armenia and the USSR
  • Discover one of the most unique rock-cut monasteries in the world
  • See how the Armenian traditional bread "Lavash" is baked
Full description
Leave behind the frantic pace of the city and head towards the Garni Pagan Temple, the only Hellenistic Temple in the Caucasus and the former USSR. Find out how the temple was built in 77AD by the Armenian King Tiridates I and dedicated to the God of Sun, Mithra.  Next, proceed to Geghard Monastery, an incredible ancient Armenian monastery, partly carved into the side of a mountain. Discover how it is said that the Holy Lance that pierced the body of Christ was kept here. Admire the architectural forms and the decoration which show that Armenian builders could not only create superb works of architecture out of stone but also hew them in solid rock.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entrance fee to Garni temple
  • Professional tour guide with more than 5 years of experience
  • Transportation in a modern air-conditioned car with a friendly driver
  • Meals
  • Tips to the guide and driver

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