Tour to Garni and Geghard
Tour to Garni and Geghard is exactly what you need. It's the best choice not only because both Garni and Geghard located in a distance of 30 km from Yerevan, but also because it is one of favorite tourist destinations: tour from Paganism to Christianity, where you can enjoy architectural heritage of the country, it’s incredible nature and have a lovely conversation with locals.
As a matter of fact, pagan temple Garni and Geghard monastery doesn’t share any commonality. The only thing that connects them is quite close location and belonging to the cultural heritage of the Armenian nation.
The tour is assigned for travelers of all ages and preferences. Optionally, the tour can be designed with emphasis on active journey, as well as on gastronomic and ethnographic aspects
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What's included :
- Private transportation
- WiFi on board
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Bottled water
- All Fees and Taxes
- Entry/Admission - Garni Temple
- Entry/Admission - Garni Gorge
- Entry/Admission - The Monastery of Geghard
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Voghjaberd, Armenia
Photo-stop at Vokhchaberd village near Charents arch. In good weather, it offers an incredible view of Mount Ararat.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Garni Temple, Geghard Monastery Road H3, Garni Armenia
Visiting of pagan temple Garni. It is the only Hellenistic colonnaded building in Armenia. It was built by king Tiridates I in the second half of the 2nd century AD (77 AD) as a temple to the god of sun Mithra (known as Mihr in Armenian). Later on it was converted into a royal summer house of Armenian kings. In the territory of the temple one can find ruins of the fortress, a royal summer palace and a bath complex, which was built in the 3rd century AD. It also offers a magnificent view of the river Azat and Garni Gorge.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Garni Gorge, Route Below the Garni Temple, Garni 2215 Armenia
A small hike to the Garni Gorge, where we can discover the natural wonder – "Symphony of the Stones" basalt column formations along the cliff side. The natural symmetry fascinates and attracts the eye. Օptionally you can order an SUV to go down to the gorge.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: The Monastery of Geghard, Near Goght Village, Geghard Armenia
Visiting Geghard medieval monastery. The name Geghard or more fully Geghardavank, meaning “the Monastery of the Spear”, originates from the spear which had wounded Jesus, brought to Armenia and now is displayed in the Echmiadzin treasury. Monastery is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the most popular places in Armenia. By the way, right at the entrance local women sell candies, home-made food and Geghard gata – everyone should try it.
Duration: 1 hour
Departure Point :Free Walking Tour in Yerevan, 4 Republic Square, Երևան 0001, Armenia
Departure Time :8:30 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- 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.