Day trip to: Garni and Geghard
First, visit the Eastern part of Armenia and make a short stop at Charent's Arch, from where you can enjoy a wonderful view to the mount of Ararat. The next stop is the Garni Temple, the only example of a pagan temple left in Armenia. Admire the temple's unique blend of Greco-Roman and Armenian styles, and learn how it was built in the 1st century AD by King Trdat the First and dedicated to the God of Sun. Hear how, after adopting Christianity in 301AD, the pagan temple lost its significance and the fortress of Garni was transformed into a summer residence of the kings. The ruins of the royal palace, including some stunning mosaic works, can be found near the temple.
Continue to Geghard monastery, the unsurpassed masterpiece of 13th century Armenian architecture. Some of the churches of the complex are masterfully hewed in a huge rock, and you'll have chance to explore inside the cave monastery, with its rich sculptural embellishments and many khachkars (cross-stones).Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
Garni Temple, Geghard Monastery Road H3, Garni Armenia
Explore two of Armenia’s most important spiritual sites on this private half-day tour from Yerevan. Learn the fascinating history of the Garni pagan temple, then tour the magnificent cliff-side Geghard monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
The Monastery of Geghard, Near Goght Village, Geghard Armenia
Geghard monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Duration: 2 hours
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Surfaces are wheelchair accessible"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
Duration: 4 To 5 Hours
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from any hotel in Yerevan.
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.