Yerevan – Gegard Monastery – Garni Temple – Yerevan
The Arch of Charents: 10:30
Charents Arch is located on the road to Garni and is used as a spectacular place to view Mt. Ararat and her valley. On a clear day it provides a simply spectacular view.
Gegard Monastery: 11:40
Geghard is another incredible ancient Armenian monastery, partly carved out of a mountain. Though the monastery has been around since before the 4th century, the main cathedral was built in 1215. The monastery is located literally at the end of the road. It was firstly called Ayrivank because of the cave structures, and since the 13th century Geghard was held in honor of the holy spear in the monastery (by which Jesus was crucified).
Garni Temple: 12:30
Garni Temple is the only standing legacy of the Hellenistic era that has reached us. The castle was built probably in 2nd century BC..It was destroyed in the 1st century BC by Roman troops. In the 70s of the 1st century Garni was restored by King Trdat the 1st, whose Greek inscription calls it "the impregnable fortress". The Garni Temple was dedicated to Mihr, the god of war and the sun. In Garni village you will have the unique opportunity to attend lavash baking ceremony. It is no secret that lavash has a special meaning for Armenians and its baking process is a great and beautiful ritual.
Group size: 10+ pax
The price includes:
- Transportation services during the tour
- Professional guide services
- Museum entrance tickets during the tour
- Lavash baking master class
The price excludes:
- Lunch, dinner
- Personal expenses
- Alcoholic drinkd
- Prices refer to one person according to specified number of people.
- The tour is free for children up to 6 year old