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Yerevan: Garni Temple and Geghard Tour with Optional Lunch

Product ID: 170760
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Discover the fascinating Pagan history of Armenia and learn about the later development of Christianity in the country at the Garni Temple and Geghard Monastery. Then enjoy a baking and tasting session of the traditional Armenian bread, Lavash.
About this activity
Duration 6 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Russian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Temple of Garni, the only standing Greco-Roman temple in Armenia
  • Learn about the Geghard Monastery, Geghard meaning "spear" is a medieval monastery in the Kotayk province of Armenia and a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Bake and taste Lavash, a traditional Armenian flatbread
  • Delicious full Armenian local lunch with starters, salads, a main course, and soft drinks
Full description
The tour starts from the capital city of Armenia, Yerevan before traveling to the first stop of the day, Garni Temple. The temple, which was built in 77 AD, is the only remaining heathen temple of the post-Soviet era. The temple gracefully stands on a high plateau overlooking the Azat river gorge and has stunning views all around. At the temple, admire the on-site Greek-Roman bath house that holds a mosaic made from 30,000 pieces of natural stones, as well as the ruins of the royal palace, will dates back to the 3rd century AD.

Next, visit the Geghard Monastery complex which symbolizes the lance with which the Roman centurion pierced Jesus after crucifixion. The lance was brought to Armenia and kept in the Geghard Monastery for many centuries, and the site is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Not far from the temple of Garni, visit a cosy local restaurant with an amazing view of the temple and surrounding landscape. Here, relax after the tour and take part in a masterclass of baking and tasting fresh Lavash, a traditional Armenian flatbread.
Includes
  • Comfortable vehicle with WIFI
  • Professional guide services
  • Refreshment during tour (bottle of water & local Gatta sweet)
  • Garni Temple entrance fee
  • Lavash baking visiting fee
What’s Not Included
  • Air fairs
  • Accommodation
  • Hotel drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting point is "Yerani travel"office located in Yerevan city center, next to the Cascade complex. 2/80 Marshal Baghramyan Ave, Yerevan 0019, Armenia

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Yerani Travel

Product ID: 170760