Private 7 Hour Trip To Garni - Geghard - Lake Sevan - Sevanavank From Yerevan

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    Flexible
  • Departure Details :
    Hotels in Yerevan
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point

Overview

Explore most amazing attractions of Armenia!  First up visit Garni, the only pagan temple which exists in Armenia before moving onto Geghard monastery, a complex which is carved in a cave.Go to Lake Sevan, pearl of this mountainous country. Stop at the Sevanavank Monastery complex on Sevan Peninsula.

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The starting point and time of the tour can tailored to your preferences. 

You will first of all visit the Eastern part of Armenia and have a short stop at Charent's Arch, from where the wonderful view to Biblical mount Ararat is seen. The next stop is Garni pagan temple which towers over a triangular cape, is the unique survived example of heathen culture in Armenia. It is a blend of Greco-Roman and Armenian styles. King Trdat the First ordered building the temple in the first century A.D. and dedicated it to the God of Sun. After adopting Christianity in 301 the pagan temple lost its significance and the fortress of Garni became the summer residence of the kings. Nowadays the ruins of the royal palace and the bathroom with a stunning mosaic work can be found near the temple.
You will then visit Geghard monastery, the unsurpassed masterpiece of the 13th century Armenian architecture. Some of the churches of the complex are masterfully hewed in a huge rock. From the outset the complex was called Ayrivank (cave monastery), later it was renamed Geghard (lance), as the lance used by the roman soldier to sting Jesus Christ's side, was kept in this monastery for many centuries. Due to its construction Geghar-davank serves the best place for singing spiritual songs. The complex is rich in subtle sculptural embellishments and many striking khachkars (cross-stones).
After stopping for lunch (own expense) at a lake-shore restaurant, continue to the Sevan Lake, a freshwater lakes located at around 1900m above sea level. The final stop is Sevanavank monastery, which was built on the Sevan peninsula in 874 by the order of King Ashot Bagratuni's daughter, Princess Mariam. 
Your tour ends back in Yerevan.

Inclusions

  • Professional English or Russian speaking guide service
  • Air-conditioned transport 
  • Fuel surcharge and parking fee
  • Water
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All taxes and fees

Exclusions

  • Lunch price
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

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