1. Yerevan, Echmiadzin & Zvartnots Tour with a Guide
Explore the fascinating sights of Yerevan, the heart of Armenia. Learn about the spread of Christianity in Armenia as you visit the St. Hripsime and St. Gayane churches. Finally, admire medieval Armenian architecture at the Zvartnots Temple which was built in the 7th century. Meet your guide at 9 AM at the meeting point. Enjoy interesting stories from the 1000-year history of the capital. Marvel at the main architectural monuments and vintage central streets. Catch a panoramic view of the whole city from the height of a special viewpoint. Next up, visit Echmiadzin and its churches, listed among UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites. The first stops are the churches of St. Hripsime and St. Gayane, dedicated to the Christian women-martyrs who escaped from Rome with their abbess Gayane. Afterward visit the Echmiadzin Mother Cathedral, the main cathedral of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the very first Christian cathedral in the world. Currently, Mother Cathedral is under reconstruction and can only be seen from the outside. Continue to the Treasures of Echmiadzin museum with a final stop near Zvartnots, the medieval temple of St. Gregory.