Private Tour to Garni, Geghard, Echmiadzin, & Zvartnots

Private Tour to Garni, Geghard, Echmiadzin, & Zvartnots

From US$ 73.03 Per group up to 3

Learn about Armenia's Pagan history and the development of Christianity at Garni Temple and Geghard Monastery. Explore Echmiadzin Mother Cathedral, St.Gayane and St.Hripsime Churches, and the 7th Century Zvartnots Temple ruins.

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Duration 9 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Your hotel in Yerevan.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Pegan Temple of Garni, the only standing Greco-Roman temple in Armenia
  • Explore Geghard Monastery
  • Observe Holy Echmiadzin – the world’s first Christian Cathedral
  • Discover the 7th Century Zvartnots Cathedral
Full description
This tour will introduce you to the exotic Pagan history of Armenia, and explain the later development and spread of Christianity in the country. Garni Temple (77 A.D.) is the only standing heathen temple in the whole post-Soviet area. The temple stands on a high plateau overlooking the Azat River gorge. It is also home to the roman bath house with its mysterious mosaic, made out of 30,000 pieces of natural stones, as well as the ruins of the royal palace, dating back to 3rd Century A.D. The monastic complex of Geghard is another historical site included on this private tour. The complex is a representation of 13th Century Armenia, which is considered to be the Golden Age of the country’s architecture. The most astonishing part is that this church is cut out solid rock. Whilst travelling to Armenia, you may also be interested in seeing the world’s first Christian Cathedral church. Echmiadzin is considered to be the spiritual center of all Armenians all over the world. You will also visit the St. Hripsime Church. This amazing building has stood since its construction in 618 A.D, making it one of the oldest standing churches in the world. Five minutes drive away will be your next stop at the 7th Century Church of St. Gayane. On the way back to Yerevan, you will make a final stop at another beautiful 7th Century temple, also included in the UNESCO heritage list.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at your hotel
  • Guide (if option selected)
  • New and comfortable vehicles with Wi-Fi and insurance
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • City map
  • Accommodation
  • Visa
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Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

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  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
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