Regular tour: Hovhannavank and Saghmosavank monasteries, Armenian Alphabet Monument, Amberd Fortress

Regular tour: Hovhannavank and Saghmosavank monasteries, Alphabet Monument, Amberd Fortress

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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:
Ohanavan, Amberd, RA
DURATION:
5 hours
GROUP SIZE:
19 PAX
PRICE PER ADULT:
9000 AMD
PRICE PER CHILD:
4500 AMD
TOUR LANGUAGE:
Russian, English
PICK UP POINT:
Cascade Complex
STARTING TIME:
10:00

INCLUDED

 Wi FI

 TICKETS

 BOTTLED WATER

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Brief description

The Hovhannavank monastery includes the 4th century basilica church of St, John the Baptist, which was built by Gregory the Illuminator himself on the relics of St, John the Baptist, and the main church of St. Karapet (St. John’s other name). Saghmosavank is translated as the monastery of psalms. According to the legend, the psalm singing of Gregory the Illuminator was heard for several miles, when he asserted in the caves underneath the church. We will also have a short stop at the Alley of the Alphabet, where you will be given the chance to find the first letter of your name and even snap a picture with it. Amberd is the largest Armenian fortress, which is located in Aragatsotn province on the slope of Mount Aragats at an altitude of more than 2000 meters. Amberd is a historical value, from where you can admire the picturesque Armenian nature.

  1. Transportation on comfortable vehicles
  2. Professional guide service
  3. All tickets to mentioned historic and cultural sights, museums
  4. Drinking water in the vehicle
  5. 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: 11:00
Hovhannavank Monastery

The monastery of Hovhannavank is about 5km south from Saghmosavank. The complex includes the 4th century basilica church of St, John the Baptist, which was built by Gregory the Illuminator himself on the relics of St, John the Baptist, and the main church of St. Karapet (St. John’s other name). It is also famous for its tympanum, which is engraved according to the parable of the Wise and Stupid Virgins from the book of Matthew.

Stop 2: 12:00
Saghmosavank Monastery

Saghmosavank is translated as the monastery of psalms. According to the legend, the psalm singing of Gregory the Illuminator was heard for several miles, when he asserted in the caves underneath the church. It was also famous for its medieval manuscripts and book-repository. Although quite modest compared to Hovhannavank (which is considered one of the most beautiful churches in Armenia), Saghmosavank possesses a particular charm.

Stop 3: 13:30
Armenian Alphabet Monument

On the way to Amberd, we will have a short stop at the Alley of the Alphabet, where you will be given the chance to find the first letter of your name and even snap a picture with it. Not only is Armenian a very old language, but it is also an independent branch of the Indo-European languages, making it unlike any other tongue in the world.

Stop 4: 14:00
Amberd Fortress

Amberd is the largest Armenian fortress, which is located in Aragatsotn province on the slope of Mount Aragats at an altitude of more than 2000 meters. The fortress was erected in the X-XIII centuries, which is reached us in a dilapidated state. It personifies the indomitable spirit of those times when it performed the seemingly incredible defensive functions. Amberd is a historical value, from where you can admire the picturesque Armenian nature.

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