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PRIVATE TOUR: Khor Virap monastery, Charents Arch, Garni Temple, The Symphony of Stones, Geghard Monastery

Excellent from 2 reviews
100% of guests recommend


7 Hours

Tour Type

Cultural tours

Group Size

19 people


Yerevan, RA


Discover two cultural highlights of Armenia during a one-day trip from Yerevan. This 7-hours tour in Armenia includes – Khor Virap monastery, Charents Arch, Garni – Greco-Roman pagan temple, UNESCO-listed medieval monastery of Geghard and masterclass of Armenian Lavash (bread) making. Choose this individual tour, book it with us and let us show you the Land of old Legends, Biblical Stories and Ancient History!

  • Khor Virap monastery The cloister of Khor – Virap is located in the territory of the Artashat historical city, between the Lusarat and Poqr Vedi villages. On the hills of Khor – Virap the citadel of the capital has been located. Khor – Virap is one of the armenian famous sanctuaries connected with the name of Gregory the Illuminator. The fortress-monastery of Khor – Virap was built in the 17 century in the place of the royal prison. The latter was a pit full of snakes and venomous insects where the prisoners were kept. According to the ”History” of historic Agatangeghos, Gregory the Illuminator has also been imprisoned there.
  • The pagan temple of Garni was built in the second half of the 1st century by King Trdat III. This is the only pagan temple, which has been preserved on the territory of Armenia. After the adoption of Christianity it became the summer residence of Khosrovadukht, sister of King Trdat III. It was destroyed in 1679 by an earthquake. Parts, fragments of graceful columns and wall stones were spread around the temple. It is supposed that the temple was dedicated to Mithra, the God of the Sun.
  • Geghard Monastery is one of the greatest medieval architectural structures in Armenia. Geghard is completely hollowed out in a cave, it is also called a “cave monastery”. This monastery was founded in the 4th century AD. in place of the sacred spring, originating in the cave. The name of the monastery complex Geghard (spear) comes from the Langin’n spear, which pierced the body of Jesus Christ on the cross. At the moment this spear is kept in the museum of Etchmiadzin. The monastery complex Geghard is included in UNESCO World Heritage List.

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

This tour is valid every day 09:00 - 14:00

Full payment or 30% deposit required


Guide service (if chosen)

Wi-Fi in transportation

Entrance ticket (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.

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Based on 2 reviews
Very Good
stefan biston

stefan biston

15/03/2023 11:04

Clean and comfortable vehicle, professional guide

I was looking for a travel agency with good English speaking guide, because earlier I had an issue with finding a good English speaking guide in the neighbour country Georgia. JAN travel agency organized a tour for my family in English with a very good guide Marianna. Frankly speaking, I was quite surprised when I found out that our drive Ara also spoke fluent English. We visited such places s Garni pagan temple and the monastery located not far from the temple. We had to stops to see and take photos of gorgeous Ararat mountain. The weather was very fine so we could see Ararat both from Khor Virap and from the Arch. Saying that I am pleased, is so little. I adore this company, honestly. Our supporting manager Lilith was also very kind and helped me during all of my stay in Yerevan even with questions that were out of my trip information. I would like to say a huge thanks to everyone who organized my tour.
milana asilova

milana asilova

15/02/2023 18:02

Nice guide and caring staff!

Took 2 trips with JAN. The tour to Garni and Geghard was so nice and was not exhausting. We were very happy that the tour was not that long and in addition we also visited Khor Virap in order to see mount Ararat. The places that we have visited, the activities that we have taken were so fun, that I am sure that we will still be back to amazing Armenia. Now about the service, our guide was Marianna, a very nice girl with so much knowledge, she impressed our little group so much that surely we would love to travel with her again. Our driver for this tour was Ara . A very good driver with clean car and in addition he spoke fluent English!! Thanks also to the people who organized our trip and assisted us.
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