From Paganism To Christianity

Cultural & Theme Tours in Yeghegnadzor

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During this tour you will visit many places and will go through the history.
Day 1  Arrival to Yerevan,Tranfer to the hotel.  Accommodation in a 3 star hotel.  City tour in Yerevan  Welcome dinner in a restaurant with national cuisine. Day 2  Breakfast at the hotel.  Visiting Khor Virap monastery complex (monastery located at the foot of Mount Ararat). Khor Virap's notability as a monastery and pilgrimage site is attributed to the fact that Gregory the Illuminator was initially imprisoned here for 13 years by King Tiridates III of Armenia.  Winery Areni. Tour inside the wine factory and free wine tasting.  Trip to the monastery complex Noravank. Noravank monastery is located among the bizarre sheer red rocks on the ledge of the winding gorge.  Lunch in Yeghegnadzor.  The Selim Caravan-Saray-Caravanserai of Armenia, which had provided overnight accommodation for loaded caravans that led the way through the Silk Road.  Last stop will be in Noratus - Khachkar repository (cross stones).  Overnight in Yerevan. Day 3  Breakfast at the hotel.  Visit to the only pagan temple of Garni. The structure was built by king Tiridates I in the first century AD as a temple to the sun god Mihr. After Armenia's conversion to Christianity in the early fourth century, it was converted into a royal summer house of Khosrovidukht, the sister of Tiridates III.  Geghard - “Ayrivank” (“cave monastery”). The main chapel was built in 1215, the monastery complex was founded in the 4th century by Gregory the Illuminator at the site of a sacred spring inside a cave. The monastery had thus been originally named Ayrivank, meaning "the Monastery of the Cave".  Arch of Charents. From there opens a beautiful view to Mount Ararat.  Transfer to the Airport.

What’s included

  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Entrance fees
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Local taxes
  • Breakfast
  • Wine tasting
  • All activities 
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What’s not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
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