Group tour: Garni Temple, Geghard Monastery and Master Class
Get acquainted with the exotic pagan history of Armenia and in contradiction with that learn about the later development and spread of Christianity in the country with our group tour, which starts from Yerevan.
Discover the pagan temple of Garni, which stands on a high plateau overlooking an incredibly beautiful scene. Continue your discoveries with the astonishing monastic complex of Geghard with its architectural solution churches drilled into the solid rock.
Traditional bread Lavash baking and tasting makes the tour more lively and interactive. Bake and taste that unique flatbread and become a participant of a small traditional ceremony of the local people. Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
Charent's Arch, Garni Armenia
The first stop is near the Arch of Charents, which is named in honor of Armenian poet Eghishe Charents, who wrote the best poem, dedicated to Armenia, full of true love and pride. From this place opens a breathtaking view to Ararat, probably the most stunning view of the Biblical mountain.
Duration: 15 minutesStop At:
Garni Temple, Geghard Monastery Road H3, Garni Armenia
The next stop is Garni Temple (77 A.D.) –it is the only standing heathen temple in the whole post-Soviet area. The temple gracefully stands on a high plateau overlooking the Azat river gorge. The surrounding area itself is incredibly beautiful. The greek-roman bath house with the mosaic, made out of 30,000 pieces of natural stones, as well as the ruins of the royal palace, will take you to 3rd century A.D.
Not far from the temple of Garni (about 10 minutes’ walk), there is a cozy local restaurant with an amazing view of the temple, where you can relax and take part in master-class of tasting of freshly baked lavash – traditional Armenian flatbread.
Duration: 45 minutesStop At:
The Monastery of Geghard, Near Goght Village, Geghard Armenia
The Monastery complex of Geghard is another historical site included to this tour. St. Geghard symbolizes the lance with which the Roman centurion pierced Jesus after crusifixion. Later the lance had been brought to Armenia and kept in Geghard Monastery for 5 centuries. The complex presents Armenia of 13th century, which is considered to be the Golden Age of the country’s architecture. However, the most astonishing part of this complex is its architectural solution churches drilled into the solid rock that were constructed in accordance to the rules of Armenian architecture. Geghard Monastery is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Duration: 45 minutes
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
Hora de Inicio:
Duración: 5 To 6 Hours
Lugar de comienzo:
Kaskad, Moskovyan pokhoc, Yerevan, Armenia
Traveler pickup is offered
"In case of pickup request, pick up will be arranged around 30(+/-10) minutes before tour's starting time from your mentioned place".
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.