Garni Temple-Geghardavank Tour - 6 Days

Garni Temple

The Temple of Garni (Armenian: “Garnu tacar”) is located in the village of Garni in Kotayk Province, Armenia, and it was once a pagan temple dedicated to the Armenian sun god Mihr. Built in the middle of the 1st century CE, the Temple of Garni remarkably survived the destruction of pagan temples following Armenia’s conversion to Christianity in the 4th century CE, and countless invasions and earthquakes until its collapse in 1679 CE. After continuous excavations in the late 19th and early 20th centuries CE, the Temple of Garni was reconstructed between 1969-1975 CE. Today, it is the only free-standing Greco-Roman structure in Armenia and seen by many as a potent symbol of Armenia’s classical past as well as its deep historical ties to the civilizations of Greece and Rome.

Geghardavank

Geghardavank (also known as ‘Ayrivank; – the cave monastery) is situated in a picturesque canyon, 28 km south-east of Yerevan. The main church of Katoghike is a domed hall construction built in 1215. The narthex was attached from the west in 1225-1230. The other parts of the monastery were created under the rule of father and son Proshians/Khaghbakyans, and were carved out of solid rock. The first church was carved out by architect Galdzak in 1282. The second church of St. Godmother and the adjacent narthex date back to 1283. On the second level, there is another rock-carved building – the mausoleum of Papak and his wife Rousukan (1288).

Itinerary

Day 1

Transfer from the airport

Day 2

Yerevan City Tour (Republic Square, Opera and
Ballet Theatre, Northern Avenue, Cascade Complex, Noy
brandy factory (tour and tasting), Victory Park, Mother
Armenia Monument etc.)

Day 3

Sevan Lake, Sevanavank Monastery, Tsaghkadzor,
Tsaghkadzor Ropeway, Kecharis Monastery

Day 4

Khor Virap Monastery, Areni Winery, Noravank
Monastery

Day 5

Garni Temple -Geghardavank – The Symphony of
Stones

Day 6

Transfer to the airport

Tour Inclusions

  • Transportation (Vehicle with air conditions and free Wi-Fi,
  • professional driver)
  • Entrance and ticket fees
  • Accommodation (breakfast included)
  • Meals (alcoholic drinks not included)
  • Sweets and water in the car
  • English speaking professional guide (2 guides in case of 50 Pax)
  • Doctor (in case of more than 7 Pax)
  • Both way transfers
  • Visa (with invitation)

Tour Exclusions ( Not Included Facilities )

  • Airplane tickets
  • Price refers to 1 person according to specifies number of people
  • (in case of changes there will be recalculation)
  • he succession of itinerary might be changed depending on working/non-working days, arrival/departure schedule and
  • seasons

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Garni Temple-Geghardavank Tour