Private Tour: Haghpat and Sanahin MonasteriesSale - Online Only!
Comfortable vehicles with air conditioning (1-3 pax – sedan, 4-7 pax – minivan, 8-19 pax – minibus)
Pick up and drop off at your hotel
Bottled water provided
Free Wi-Fi on board
Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior the tour
During this tour, we will be travelling in the direction of north-east, to one of the greenest regions of Armenia – the region of Lori. The monasteries are included in UNESCO list. The monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin are closely connected, and located within 20 minutes of drive from each other. Legend says that both monasteries were built by father and son Masons, with Sanahin having been built earlier by the father. The name says it all: Sanahin literally means “this is older than the other”, whereas Haghpat means “great wall”.
The main churches in both complexes were built by Queen Khosrovanuysh, for the prosperity of her two sons, Princes Smbat and Kurike, whom you can observe on the east walls of the main churches. The major church in Haghpat Complex – St. Nshan or the Holy Cross – was built in 976, and the main church in the Sanahin Complex was built some 30 years earlier.
Starting time and place: at request
Possible languages: English, Russian. In case the tour is organized in other language, changes of the prices are possible.