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PRIVATE TOUR: St. Hripsimeh and Gayaneh churches, Echmiadzin Mother Cathedral, Zvartnots temple

Armavir region

Average from 2 reviews
50% of guests recommend


6 Hours

Tour Type

Cultural tours

Group Size

19 people


Armavir region, RA


Visit churches of Echmiatsin and Zvartnots temple, which together make up a remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Site! During this 5-hour private tour you will see a series of landmarks, from Echmiadsin Cathedral to Saint Hripsime Church, Saint Gayane Church, and the 7th-century Zvartnots Cathedral. Choose one of the presented individual tours, customized it or create your private tour in Armenia with Jan Armenia Tours and Travel! Book with us & Let us show you the Land of old Legends, Biblical Stories and Ancient History!

  • Saint Hripsime Church was founded in the 7th century by Catholicos Komitas I Aghtsetsi in the place of a sepulcher of Saint Hripsime. Since 2000 Saint Hripsime Temple has been included in UNESCO World Heritage List.
  • Echmiadzin Mother Cathedral was founded in the IV century BC, whose name means “place of the descent of the Only Begotten.” A feature of the Cathedral is that in addition to the main altar in the eastern part, there is another altar in the middle, at the site of the descent of Christ. In the right-hand boundary of the Etchmiadzin Cathedral there is the Treasury Museum, where are kept relics, church clothes, embroidered with gold and pearls, catholicos’ staffs and crosses, numerous ritual objects made of gold, silver and ivory.
  • St. Gayane Church was built in honor of St. Gayane in the VII century on the place of IV century chapel, which is one of the best monuments of Armenian architecture. The relics of Saint Gayane are kept in the southern wall of the temple, next to the altar niche.
  • Тhe magnificent Zvartnots Temple, which mean “Temple of Vigil Forces”, was built in the VII century. The temple was built for 20 years. Unfortunately, Zvartnots was destroyed by a powerful earthquake in the XX century and only its ruins remained. But even the ruins of this temple give us an idea of its rare and majestic beauty.

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

This tour is valid every Tue - Sun. 09:00 - 14:00

Full payment or 30% deposit required


Guide service (if chosen)

Wi-Fi in transportation

Entrance tickets (if chosen)

Bottled water

Lunch (if chosen)

Transportation on comfortable vehicles and professional drivers

Free pick-up & drop-off within Yerevan

Brief information about excursion stops in digital or paper form

Traffic accident insurance


Alcoholic drinks

Audio guide


Useful information

Please note
  1. Please e-mail us if there are children under 4 years with you.
  2. The tour can be organized in other languages upon request. In this case the prices can be changed.
  3. During Excursions, extra stops or places can be visited only if there is a real opportunity. Significant changes of itinerary are possible only with the agreement of the head office and recalculation of unexpected costs.
  4. When visiting churches, men and women are advised not to wear open clothes. For women, a scarf is desirable.
  5. The company is not responsible for any of your items lost or damaged in the vehicles and in the sites during private tours.
Purchase, Changing & Cancellation policy

You can buy this service in full or book it by paying 30% of the total amount. In case of booking, you will pay the rest of the cost of your service online before providing the service or in cash / non-cash at the organization's office.

In case of changing the date of service, no fee will be charged if you inform the organization at least 24 hours before the service is provided, and in case of later notification on change - 10% of the total cost will be charged. It is possible to change the direction or type of service only at least 24 hours before the service is to be provided. In this case, the final calculation is made, the corresponding changes are made, if possible.

In the case of extreme weather conditions or force majeure, the entity has the right to change, reduce or cancel the approved purchase. In case of cancellation by the organization, you are offered another equivalent service.

Without any penalty purchase cancellation is available at least 24 hours in advance. After that, the whole value of the service is non-refundable in case of purchase, cancellation, as well as without the consent of the service provider. For full information on money refund and other costs related to that can be found in the Public Contract.

Pricing policy for children

Children / kids aged 0-3 can participate in individual (private) excursions free of charge. The number of kids may change depending on the type of car & the number of guests and children participating in the tour for free. Please contact the organization in advance.

Payment methods
  1. Bank transfer is the transfer of an corresponding amount to the bank account of the organization. You can pay in drams, rubles, dollars and euros.
  2. Online payment is the payment made through the official website of the organization. At the moment it is possible to make a payment with Visa / Master cards of any exchange rate.
  3. Card payment is the payment via Visa / Master card through the POS terminal in the organization's office. The amount of the excursions/service is presented in Armenian drams, but you can pay with any exchange rate card (your bank changes the exchange rate of the corresponding amount). The organization does NOT CHARGE extra amount during card payment.
  4. Cash payment is the payment at the office of the organization by cash. Payments are accepted only in Armenian drams. There is a bank and ATM next to the organization's office.
COVID-19 safety rules

We strictly follow the COVID-19 safety rules of the RA government. Please, take masks and individual sanitizers with you.

Tour Location

Armavir region


Based on 2 reviews
Very Good
hellen ismond

hellen ismond

08/03/2023 15:56

Best service!

I have traveled a lot to many countries and when I decided to come to Armenia, I also took some tours in Tbilisi. Just in order to compare, I am absolutely pleased with the service and hospitality in Armenia, the organizator of the tour that I have taken was very kind and helped me a lot during my whole presence in Armenia. My mom and I were traveling alone and they were a reliable friend for us in Armenia. Just in case there are questions about my reservation, I have reviewed them in social media read a lot of reviews in tripadvisor and chose them, got in touch with them via e-mail and received a fast reply in 5 minutes. That is what I liked so much. I have no words to describe the politeness and kindness of driver. Also took a transfer to Tbilisi from them , I am very thankful :)
alexandra sasha

alexandra sasha

04/01/2023 12:05

Good guide and driver

We have had an amazing experience recently. The tour was really well organized. Our driver Ara took us to the most beautiful places in Armenia. Also he had great driving skills and could communicate with us in English fluently. The vehicle was very comfortable and we didn't even notice how long the road was. The nature in Armenia is absolutely perfect, food is delicious and people are kind and helpful. My family is in love with Armenia, surely we will visit Armenia again, this time for a longer period of time, and take more tours from this company. Huge thanks to the driver and the office manager, who helped us to choose the tours.
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