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  2. Yerevan
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Discover Geghard Monastery and Garni temple, half-day trip

Product ID: 130038
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Amazing discovery tour to the monastery of Geghard and the temple of Garni. These are considered to be well known religious monuments of Armenia. They are located close to each other and both of them are worth a visit.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Russian
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

You will be picked up from your hotel in Yerevan. Please advise your hotel name and address.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the medieval Monastery of Geghard
  • Enjoy the beauty of the only pagan temple of Garni
  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage sites, learn the importance, and see their majesty
Full description
This 4-5 hour amazing short tour presents two diverse architectural monuments of Pagan and Christian Armenia. It will start from Yerevan, the capital of Armenia.

The first destination will be the Monastery of Geghard. It is a marvelous monastery complex surrounded by cliffs and mountains. Being partially in caves, it is in full harmonization with nature. This unique example of the Armenian medieval architecture is inscribed on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The next is Garni, the only pagan temple in Armenia, which survived after adopting Christianity. It is located not far from Geghard monastery. This is the only standing Greco-Roman colonnaded building in Armenia from the first century A.D., as a temple dedicated to the God of Sun, Mihr. This astonishing monument is symbolizing pre-Christian Armenia and representing a world value. These two wonderful monuments are attractive for both locals and foreigners. 

After the exploration of these fascinating sights you will return back to the initial meeting point.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Professional guide or driver-guide service
  • Entrance tickets for the temple
  • Travel documentation
  • Mineral water
What’s Not Included
  • Meals
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ARATOURS Travel Services

Product ID: 130038