Regular tour: Haghpat Monastery, Mikoyan house-museum, Sanahin Monastery, Armenian Barbeque making master-class

Regular tour: Haghpat Monastery, Mikoyan house-museum, Sanahin Monastery, Barbeque master-class

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One-day guided tour in Armenia: Garni pagan temple, Geghard Monastery, Lavash baking and testing master-class. Professional guide service and comfortable transport.

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LOCATION:
Haghpat, Alaverdi, RA
DURATION:
12 hours
GROUP SIZE:
19 PAX
PRICE PER ADULT:
15000 AMD
PRICE PER CHILD:
7500 AMD
TOUR LANGUAGE:
Russian, English
PICK UP POINT:
Cascade Complex
STARTING TIME:
08:00

INCLUDED

 Wi FI

 TICKETS

 BOTTLED WATER

 LUNCH

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Brief description

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, where two of the three monasteries are in included the 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. Mikoyan house-museum is also included in this tour. This tour is also unique with its masterclass of Armenian Barbecue. You will get aquainted with the secrets of the traditional Armenian dish and taste it during the lunch.

  1. Transportation on comfortable vehicles
  2. Lunch
  3. Professional guide service
  4. All tickets to mentioned historic and cultural sights, museums
  5. Drinking water in the vehicle
  6. Taxes
  1. Additional alcoholic drinks
  1. The tour for children under 4 is free of charge
  2. 50 % discount for children 4-10 is available
  3. We can organize the pick-up from your hotel in city center
  4. Please e-mail us if there are children under 4 years with you

Stop 1: 11:30
Haghpat Monastery

The Monastery Complex of Haghpat is located in the village of Haghbat , Lori region. Haghpat Monastery was founded in the X-XIII centuries by the royal Bagratuni dynasty.Of all the monastic buildings preserved – the main church of St. Nshan (967-991) with sculptural images from the outside and murals (XIII-XIV centuries) inside, the church of St. Gregory (1005) and a small dome church of St. Astvatsatsin (XII-XIII centuries. ), a refectory of the 13th century, a book depository of the 13th century, a tiered bell tower (1245), khachkars(cross-stones). The Hghpat monastery was the largest scientific center with a rich collection of manuscripts. There were rooms for the census of manuscripts of the library, refectory and universities. Since 1996, the Haghpat monastery is protected by UNESCO and included in the List of World Heritage Sites.

Stop 2: 13:00
Mikoyan house-museum

Mikoyan house-museum is also included in this tour. In the museum Mikoyan’s family’s personal things are shown, as well as materials that tell about their past actions. On the opening day there were brought influential vital exemplars.

Stop 3: 14:00
Sanahin Monastery

Sanahin Monastery is located in the village of Sanahin, Lori region. Sanahin Monastery was built in 10th – 13th centuries. This monastery was the educational centre of Armenia. There were academies, libraries, scriptoriums and schools where the books were copied. In the first half of the 10th century Armenian clerics expelled from Byzantium constructed St. Astvatsatsin (the Mother of God) in Sanahin. The main monastery church, Amenaprkich (962), Gregory Magistros academy (11 th century), the round St. Gregory the Illuminator temple (1061), scriptorium (1063) and belfry (13th century) were later built around it. The complex is under protection of the UNESCO.
This tour is also unique with its masterclass of Armenian Barbecue. You will have the opportunity not only to get familiar with the secrets of the traditional Armenian dish, but also taste it during the lunch.

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