Private Tour to Echmiadzin, Zvartnots Тemple, Alphabet Monument and Saghmosavank

Duration
6 hours
Languages
English, Russian
During this 6-7 hour tour you will visit Echmiadzin - the first Christian church of the world, the unique Zvartnots temple, Armenian Alphabet monument, Saghmosavank monastery standing on the edge of a beautiful gorge. 

Highlights: 

  • Visit Echmiadzin - the first Christian church of the world

  • Admire the ruins of the 7th century cathedral Zvartnots

  • Find your letter in the filed of the Armenian Alphabet monument

  • Enjoy the beautiful view from Saghmosavank

Includes: 

  • A driver (guide)

  • Private sedan transportation with Wi-Fi on board

  • Pick-up and drop-off

  • Bottled water

Not included: 

  • Entrance fees

Please note: the price for a group of 4-6 people in a minivan is $130. 

Your private driver(guide) will pick you up from your hotel, and you will head towards the holy city of Armenia, where the first Christian church was built - the mother cathedral of the Armenian Apostolic Church - Echmiadzin Cathedral. The original church was built in the early fourth century between 301 and 303 according to tradition, by Armenia's patron saint Gregory the Illuminator, following the adoption of Christianity as a state religion by King Tiridates III.

Afterwards, you will head to Zvartnots cathedral, which is close to Echmiadzin. Zvartnots cathedral is a 7th century centrally planned aisled tetraconch type Armenian cathedral, built by the order of Catholicos Nerses the Builder from 643-652. Now in ruins, it is located at the edge of the city of Vagharshapat (Echmiadzin). 

The next location is a unique one, as you will not see anything like this in any other countries. On the western side of Mount Aragats stands the Armenian Alphabet Monument. On the 1600th anniversary of the invention of the Armenian alphabet, the complex was constructed in 2005. Along with memorials to the famous Armenian philosophers, the complex contains statues representing each of the 39 letters of the Armenian alphabet.

The last stop will be Saghmosavank, which is a 13th-century Armenian monastic complex situated in the village of Saghmosavan in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia. Its Armenian name means "monastery of the Psalms. "The Church of Zion in Saghmosavank (1215) and the Church of Karapet in Hovhannavank (1216–1221) are the two principal buildings of the monasteries built by Prince Vache Vachutyan, and both are cross-winged dome structures with two-floor annexes at each corner. Both cathedrals' interiors are dominated by subcupola space, which is replicated on the outside. You can stop to admire the beautiful views over Kasagh gorge. At the end of the tour, you will be taken back to your hotel. 
Tereza
With GetExperience since 2022
Meeting point
Yerevan, Armenia
Important to know
Free cancellation
Plans are subject to change, and sometimes unexpectedly. So you can cancel your event free of charge 24 hours before the start.
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$100.00 / group