1. Armenia
  2. Yerevan
  3. Khor Virap

From Yerevan: Khor Virap, Etchmiadzin, and Zvartnots Tour

Product ID: 256687
Take the chance to visit Khor Virap Monastery for a spectacular view of Mount Ararat. Visit Etchmiadzin Cathedral, the churches of St. Gayane and St.Hripsime, and see ruins of the 7th-century temple of Zvartnots on this private tour.
About this ticket
Duration: 6 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Your hotel in Yerevan.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Be stunned with a view of Mount Ararat from the closest spot possible
  • Visit Khor Virap Monastery and Armenia's most sacred places
  • Explore the ruins of the 7th-century Zvartnots Cathedral
Full description
Visit Armenia’s oldest and most well-known historical landmark, Mount Ararat. This private half-day tour takes you to the closest spot possible at Khor Virap Monastery for spectacular views of the snow-capped volcano.

Located about an hour’s drive away from Yerevan, the monastery offers an amazing view of the majestic Mount Ararat. Explore Khor Virap and learn about the region’s history as a royal prison. This was the very prison where Gregory the Illuminator, the first Armenian Catholic, was held for 13 years. It’s no surprise that the monastery serves as one of the most sacred spots in Armenia.  

Discover more of Armenia’s sacred spots with a stop at Saint Hripsime Church, built on the sepulcher of the nun Hripsime and one of the oldest churches in the world. A short 5 minute drive away is the 7th-century church of Saint Gayane. From here visit the world’s first Christian Cathedral, the Holy Etchmiadzin. Built in 301-304, legend says that Jesus Christ descended here, where Gregory the Illuminator ordered to build the church.

On the way back to Yerevan, the tour will conclude with a final stop at another beautiful 7th-century temple.
  • Pickup and drop-off at your hotel
  • Guide (if option selected)
  • New and comfortable vehicles with Wi-Fi and insurance
  • Admission fees
  • Bottled water
  • City map
What’s Not Included
  • Accommodation
  • Visa

From £49.12 Per group up to 1

Customer reviews

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5 / 5

based on 3 reviews

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driver arrived on time, friendly and looked after me well. it was well organized. highly recommended

November 1, 2019


A wonderful trip to the roots of Armenia. Interesting guide, Ophelia and driver. They took care of our 4-person group so that we could see as much as possible and get a good impression from Armenia.

September 25, 2019

October 1, 2019

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Yerani Travel

Product ID: 256687