Group Tour: Garni Temple, Geghard Monastery, National bread “Lavash” baking and tasting, Lake Sevan (Sevanavank), traditional lunch
Local food tasting
Pick up at your hotel in the city center
Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior the starting
Professional guide service
Wi-Fi on board
All entrance tickets
This fantastic tour will introduce you to the exotic Pagan history of Armenia, and show the later development and spread of Christianity in the country. The first 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 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.
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.
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 and tasting of freshly baked Lavash – traditional Armenian flatbread.
The next stop is Lake Sevan known as a blue gem of the Armenian mountain scape. The Lake is situated at the height of 1900 m above sea level and surrounded by a vast chain of mountains.
It is mandatory condition to get acquainted with the culture of each country by tasting its national dishes and by disclosing of its ingredients. In the frames of the tour the guests will be served with traditional Armenian dishes.
Starting point: “Yerani Travel” office (2/80 Baghramyan Ave., near “Cascade” complex).
Please approach the office 15 minutes before starting the tour.
Free cancellation at least 24 hours before the starting time.
For security reasons the trip might be modified or cancelled in case of bad weather conditions.