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The arch of “Yeghishe Charents,” Garni Temple, Geghard monastery, national bread “Lavash” baking, and tasting
This fantastic tour will introduce you to the exotic Pagan history of Armenia and show the later development and spread of Christianity in the country.
The first stop is near Charent’s arch, named in honor of Armenian poet Eghishe Charents, who loved this place and frequently visited it.
The next stop will be the Monastery complex of Geghard. St. Geghard symbolizes the lance with which the Roman centurion pierced Jesus after the crucifixion. Later the lance was brought to Armenia and kept in Geghard Monastery for 5 centuries. The complex presents Armenia of the 13th century, which is considered 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 constructed following the rules of Armenian architecture. Geghard Monastery is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Garni Temple (77 A.D.) is another historical site included in this tour. 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 to 3rd century A.D.
Not far from the temple of Garni (about 10minutes’ walk), there is a cozy local restaurant with an amazing view of the temple, where you can relax and take part in the master-class of tasting freshly baked lavash – traditional Armenian flatbread.
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This tour is valid every Tue, Fri, Sun - 10:00
The monument of A. Tamanyan, Cascade Complex
50% discounts for children
“Lavash” making master-class
Professional guide service (English, Russian)
Wi-Fi on board
All entrance tickets
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 (www.janarmenia.com) 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.
We strictly follow the COVID-19 safety rules of the RA government. Please, take masks and individual sanitizers with you.