Day trip to: Garni and Geghard

Tour info

Duration
4 hours - 5 hours
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Meeting Point
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Why take this tour?

First, visit the Eastern part of Armenia and make a short stop at Charent's Arch, from where you can enjoy a wonderful view to the mount of Ararat. The next stop is the Garni Temple, the only example of a pagan temple left in Armenia. Admire the temple's unique blend of Greco-Roman and Armenian styles, and learn how it was built in the 1st century AD by King Trdat the First and dedicated to the God of Sun. Hear how, after adopting Christianity in 301AD, the pagan temple lost its significance and the fortress of Garni was transformed into a summer residence of the kings. The ruins of the royal palace, including some stunning mosaic works, can be found near the temple. Continue to Geghard monastery, the unsurpassed masterpiece of 13th century Armenian architecture. Some of the churches of the complex are masterfully hewed in a huge rock, and you'll have chance to explore inside the cave monastery, with its rich sculptural embellishments and many khachkars (cross-stones).

What’s included?

  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • Professional English or Russian speaking guide driver

  • Water

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Taxes

  • Entry/Admission - Garni Temple

  • Entry/Admission - The Monastery of Geghard

  • Lunch

  • Garni entrance fee

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Before you book

  • Duration: 4-5 hours

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Armenia Experience Private Tours & Excursions

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About operator:

ARMENIA EXPERIENCE as an experienced incoming travel agency located in Yerevan, Armenia. We organize group and private tours, multi-day tour packages, return transfers, including large variety of services in the territory of Armenia. Individual tour is the opportunity to travel exactly the way you want. You plan the trip yourself, you do not need to adapt to any conditions and dates. You can book tours by car and by minivan in any direction and on any given day. Tours are conducted on comfortable vehicles equipped with air conditioning. We provide the best service to our customers, targeting their friendship and a long lasting relationship.

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