One day tour to Garni and Geghard

Private & Custom Tours in Yerevan

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The start of the tour is from the center of Yerevan. During the tour we visit Garni - the only pagan temple left in Armenia. It is a blend of Greco-Roman and Armenian styles built by King Trdat I in the first century A.D. and dedicated it to the God of Sun. Our second stop is in Geghard - 13th century monastery carved out of the adjacent mountain and initially called Ayrivank (the Monastery of the Cave ) is included in the World Heritage Site. Due to the fact that the famous spear, with which the Roman soldier wounded Jesus, was kept here for 500 years, the monastery was called Geghardavank (the Monastery of the Spear). On the way to Garni and Geghard the memorial arch made in honor of a prominent Armenian writer Yeghishe Charents can be seen. A magnificent view of Ararat and Armenia opens from the arch. Back to Yerevan.
The start of the tour is from the center of Yerevan. During the tour we visit Garni - the only pagan temple left in Armenia. It is a blend of Greco-Roman and Armenian styles built by King Trdat I in the first century A.D. and dedicated it to the God of Sun. Our second stop is in Geghard - 13th century monastery carved out of the adjacent mountain and initially called Ayrivank (the Monastery of the Cave ) is included in the World Heritage Site. Due to the fact that the famous spear, with which the Roman soldier wounded Jesus, was kept here for 500 years, the monastery was called Geghardavank (the Monastery of the Spear). On the way to Garni and Geghard the memorial arch made in honor of a prominent Armenian writer Yeghishe Charents can be seen. A magnificent view of Ararat and Armenia opens from the arch. Back to Yerevan.

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • Transport by private vehicle

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
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