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  1. Armenia
  2. Yerevan
  3. Sanahin Monastery Complex

Full-Day Tour to North Armenia: Sanahin and Haghpat

Product ID: 167687
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Visit the unique monument of the Armenian Alphabet in Aparan. Journey to the Sanahin and visit the Haghpat Monasteries. Then as the last stop admire the medieval bridge of Sanahin.
About this activity
Duration 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

The tour guide will wait for you in front of your hotel at 9:30 AM.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Armenian’s best-known treasures, including the monument of Armenian Alphabet, Sanahin and Haghpat monasteries, the medieval Sanahin bridge
  • Learn about the history of Armenian Alphabet, about the history, culture, and important figures of this province
  • Discover the wonderful natural views in Province Lori
  • Enjoy your lunch by the tasting of traditional Armenian dishes
Full description
Meet your guide in front of your hotel after the lunch to start your journey:

You will cross the beautiful Aragatsotn Province hills as you drive west from Yerevan in an air-conditioned vehicle. You will arrive at the village Artashavan which is the home of the monument of Armenian Alphabet. Here you will find giant 39 stone letters dedicated to the founder of Armenia's alphabet.

Your tour will make its second stop in Sanain village where the medieval Sanahin church is located. It's one of the greatest Medieval monasteries of Armenia with beautiful architecture. The complex has numerous khachkars (stones with elaborate engravings representing a cross) and bishop grave sites scattered throughout it.

After lunch, you will make a stop in Alaverdi town, where the medieval Sanahin bridge is located. It's one of the most significant architectural constructions of medieval Armenia. The bridge is located above narrow and fertile banks of the River Debed flow. The basalt bridge with its bewitching outlines, type of stone and colour combines with the picturesque surrounding becoming its inseparable treasure.

Finally, the tour heads to Hagpat village, where you will enjoy postcard-perfect landscapes and medieval Hagpat Monastery complex which has a unique architecture including the unusual gavit, the defence of the monastery. Haghpaht had a significant influence on Armenian culture.

The Sanahin Bridge along with the monasteries of Sanahin and Haghpat is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. In the evening you will be returned to your Yerevan hotel.
Includes
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

From £389.21 Per group up to 5