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Yerevan: Garni, Geghard & Lake Sevan Tour with Lavash Baking

Yerevan: Garni, Geghard & Lake Sevan Tour with Lavash Baking

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Explore the amazing attractions of Armenia including Garni, the only remained pagan temple in Armenia and Geghard Monastery, which is carved into a cave. See the baking process of lavish bread and visit Lake Sevan and the Sevanavank monastery.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Russian, Armenian

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit popular religious complexes in Armenia on a full-day tour
  • Admire views of Mount Ararat and visit the Garni pagan temple
  • Marvel at the 13th-century architecture of Geghard Monastery
  • Taste delicious Armenian lavash bread and observe how its made
  • Immerse yourself in the spectacular landscape of Lake Sevan
Full description
Start the tour at 10 AM by arriving at the local operator's office in Yerevan. After checking in, set off towards the Eastern part of Armenia in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. First, make a short stop at Charent's Arch where you can soak up the wonderful views to the biblical Mount Ararat. Them, head over to the Garni pagan temple which towers over a triangular cape. Admire the temple's blend of Greco-Roman and Armenian styles and see the ruins of the former royal palace with its stunning mosaics. After this, continue on to a masterpiece of 13th-century Armenian architecture at Geghard Monastery. Learn about how this cave monastery was believed to have housed the relic of the lance that pierced the side of Jesus as he hung on the cross. Experience its incredible construction which boasts fascinating acoustics which has served as a good place to sing spiritual songs. Marvel at some of the churches in the complex which are masterfully hewed into a huge rock. Discover how the complex is rich in subtle sculptural embellishments and many striking khachkars (cross-stones). Next up, stop for lunch at a cozy family-style restaurant called Abelyan House. Here, also watch the process of baking the Armenian lavash bread. Observe how the dough is rolled out flat and slapped against the hot walls of a clay oven. Have a good opportunity to participate in a lavash baking procedure. Savor the opportunity to taste it afterward with local cheese and greens. Following this, pop over to the amazing Lake Sevan, which is one of the world's greatest high altitude fresh-water lakes. Learn about how the lake is of volcanic origin and is surrounded by mountains of 3000 m and higher. Immerse yourself in the beautiful landscape surrounded by crystal-clear water. Check out the medieval church complex of Sevanavank Monastery on the peninsular before you head off. Finally, hop back into the vehicle and take the return journey back to the meeting point in Yerevan where the tour concludes.
Includes
  • Professional multi-language guide in Russian, English, and Armenian
  • Air-conditioned transport
  • Light refreshments (bottled water and sweets)
  • WiFi
  • Admissions
  • Lavash baking master-class and tasting
  • Lunch (available to purchase for around $6-8)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

At the local supplier's office, 96 Nalbandyan St, Yerevan 0010, Armenia. Please arrive at the meeting point 15-30 minutes before the activity starts for check-in

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts

Know before you go

  • There are 200 steps to climb to Sevanavank
  • Seats are not fixed in advance
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October 12, 2021

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