Private tour to Garni temple, Geghard Monastery, Symphony of Stones

Discover two cultural highlights of Armenia during a half-day trip from Yerevan. This 5-hours tour in Armenia includes – Charents Arch, Garni – Greco-Roman pagan temple, UNESCO-listed medieval monastery of Geghard and masterclass of Armenian Lavash (bread) making.Choose this individual tour, book it with us and let us show you the Land of old Legends, Biblical Stories and Ancient History!

per adult from

$91

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Duration

6 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Driver/guide
    • English or Russian speaking Guide service, if choosing "with a guide" option
    • Hotel pickup
    • Hotel drop-off
    • Live commentary on board
    • Bottled water
    • Entry/Admission - Garni Temple
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Lunch
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Charent's Arch, Garni Armenia

    Charents Arch is located near Yerevan, between the pagan temple of Garni and Geghard Christian monastery complex in the village of Vokhchaberd. At first glance, the Arch seems to be the most ordinary and unremarkable, but coming closer, passing to the platform inside the arch and looking at the panorama, everything becomes clear – this is the best place to admire the great and sacred mountain of Ararat, to be in unity with it and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Garni Temple, Geghard Monastery Road H3, Garni Armenia

    The pagan temple of Garni was built in the second half of the 1st century by King Trdat III. This is the only pagan temple, which has been preserved on the territory of Armenia. After the adoption of Christianity it became the summer residence of Khosrovadukht, sister of King Trdat III. It was destroyed in 1679 by an earthquake. Parts, fragments of graceful columns and wall stones were spread around the temple. It is supposed that the temple was dedicated to Mithra, the God of the Sun. The temple of Garni is included in UNESCO World Heritage List.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Noah's Garden, Marzpetuni, 10, Garni Armenia

    The Noyan Garden Gallery presents Armenia with its entire palette. For thousands of years Armenia has been famous for its cultural achievements, cuisine and winemaking. Our goal is to present deeply the Armenian culture making it accessible to everyone. We want to involve in this project the layers of society who have alienated their roots and, of course, tourists visiting us to recognize Armenia. There is a hall where rarest samples of Armenian artifacts, pottery and carpet weaving are kept. Here you can taste Armenian wines, dried fruits and other Armenian dishes prepared from the sun-warming and ripe fruits that are made by preserving the traditions of Armenian traditional cuisine. The Noyan Garden Gallery will introduce you to Armenia and make you a part of it.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Gegard Monastery, Gorge of the River Gokht, Goght Armenia

    Geghard Monastery is one of the greatest medieval architectural structures in Armenia. Geghard is completely hollowed out in a cave, it is also called a “cave monastery”. This monastery was founded in the 4th century AD. in place of the sacred spring, originating in the cave. The name of the monastery complex Geghard (spear) comes from the Langin’n spear, which pierced the body of Jesus Christ on the cross. At the moment this spear is kept in the museum of Etchmiadzin. The monastery complex Geghard is included in UNESCO World Heritage List.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Garni Gorge, Route Below the Garni Temple, Garni 2215 Armenia

    In the province of Kotayk, not far from the village Garni is situated one of the most well-known and beautiful natural monuments of Armenia – Symphony of Stones. It is said that this natural monument is the result of the collapse of the volcanic rocks.The monument consists of huge paradoxically symmetric hexagon and pentagon basalt columns (nearly 50 meters high). These stones hanging against the gravity resemble an organ, which explains why it is also referred to as “Basalt Organ Pipes”. The river of Azat flows through the gorge, thus peppering the mesmerizing beauty of stones with burble. From the territory of the monument you can also enter to Khosrov Forest State Reserve and discover one of the specially protected areas of Armenia.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will do the pick-up from your hotel, hostel, apartment in Yerevan!
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

7

Organised by Jan Armenia Tours

Activity ID: V-144154P51

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