Private 8-hour Khor Virap, Garni And Geghard Trip From Yerevan

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    Flexible
  • Departure Details :
    Hotels in Yerevan
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Explore most amazing attractions of Armenia! Visit Khor Virap monastery, a great place for embracing the most picturesque views of the mountain. Visit Garni, the only pagan temple which exists in Armenia before moving onto Geghard monastery, a complex which is carved in a cave and listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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

Journey to the Southern part of Armenia to visit Khor Virap monastery, Armenia's most famous pilgrimage site. Enjoy a guided tour of the historic monastery, including a stunning view of the Biblical Mount Ararat, and learn more about Saint Gregory the Illuminator, King Trdat the 3rd, and the history of Christianity in Armenia.

After stopping for lunch (own expense) continue to 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 Geghardavank serves the best place for singing spiritual songs. The complex is rich in subtle sculptural embellishments and many striking khachkars (cross-stones).

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
  • 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