Brush The Dust Off Archaic Yet Still-Standing Marvels
Get introduced to the exotic Pagan history of Armenia, and discern the later development and spread of Christianity in the country on your visits to the historic Geghard Monastery and Garni Temple. Top off this 5-hour tour by visiting a cosy restaurant to take part in a lavash (traditional Armenian flatbread) baking masterclass.
Geghard & garni tour
Make the first stop near Charent’s Arch which was named in honour of the Armenian poet Eghishe Charents, who loved this place and used to visit it frequently.
Next, reach the Monastery complex of Geghard. The complex presents Armenia of the 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 was constructed in accordance with the rules of Armenian architecture.
Visit the historical site of 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 surrounding area itself is incredibly beautiful. The Greek-Roman bathhouse with the mosaic, made out of 30,000 pieces of natural stones, as well as the ruins of the royal palace, will take you back to 3rd century A.D.
Move not far from the temple of Garni (about 10 minutes’ walk) to a cosy local restaurant with an amazing view of the temple, where you can relax and take part in master-class of tasting of freshly baked lavash – traditional Armenian flatbread.
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Pick up is offered from Holets located in City center per request, otherwise, the starting point is at the tour operator's office located in the city center, near Cascade Complex.
The drop-off in all cases is the same as the starting point, at the operator's office located in the city center, near Cascade Complex.
The tour starts at 10:00 am.
Please approach the office 15 minutes before starting the tour.
The tour is operational on Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun (Mar to Oct).
In case you want to book your tour on Sat (Apr to Oct), please check with us for availability.
For security reasons, the trip might be modified or cancelled in case of bad weather conditions.
- No refund of initial 20% deposit in case of any cancellation
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