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Private Tour to Khor Virap, Garni and Geghard

Explore most amazing places of Armenia! Visit Garni, the only pagan temple in Armenia. After that Geghard monastery, a complex which is carved in a cave and listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.Visit Khor Virap monastery, with great view of Mount Ararat.

per adult from

$103

AUD

Duration

7 to 8 minutes

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Professional English or Russian speaking guide service (if choosing "with a guide" option)
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Hotel Pick up and drop off
    • Bottled Water
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Garni entrance fee at 1500 AMD ~ 3USD per person
    • Entry/Admission - Garni Temple
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

    The Temple of Garni is the only standing Greco-Roman colonnaded building in Armenia and the former Soviet Union. An Ionic pagan temple located in the village of Garni, Armenia, it is the best-known structure and symbol of pre-Christian Armenia.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: The Monastery of Geghard, Near Goght Village, Geghard Armenia

    Geghard is a medieval monastery in the Kotayk province of Armenia, being partially carved out of the adjacent mountain, surrounded by cliffs. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with enhanced protection status.
    While the main chapel was built in 1215, the monastery complex was founded in the 4th century by Gregory the Illuminator at the site of a sacred spring inside a cave. The monastery had thus been originally named Ayrivank, meaning "the Monastery of the Cave". The name commonly used for the monastery today, Geghard, or more fully Geghardavank, meaning "the Monastery of the Spear", originates from the spear which had wounded Jesus at the Crucifixion, allegedly brought to Armenia by Apostle Jude, called here Thaddeus, and stored amongst many other relics. Now it is displayed in the Echmiadzin treasury.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Khor Virap, Highway 11 - Near the village of Pokr Vedi Artashat, Lusarat 0612 Armenia

    The Khor Virap ( meaning "deep dungeon" is an Armenian monastery located in the Ararat plain in Armenia, near the closed border with Turkey. The monastery was host to a theological seminary and was the residence of Armenian Catholicos.
    Khor Virap's notability as a monastery and pilgrimage site is attributed to the fact that Gregory the Illuminator was initially imprisoned here for about 14 years by King Tiridates III of Armenia. Saint Gregory subsequently became the king's religious mentor, and they led the proselytizing activity in the country. In the year 301, Armenia was the first country in the world to be declared a Christian nation. A chapel was initially built in 642 at the site of Khor Virap by Nerses III the Builder as a mark of veneration to Saint Gregory.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please contact us to fix the exact time and starting point.
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 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 MemoryMaker Travel Armenia

Activity ID: V-76232P9

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