Group Tour: Echmiadzin (Cathedral, Treasury and churches), Zvartnots temple

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This 4-5-hour trip takes you to the following churches that are listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The churches of St. Gayane and St. Hripsime that are two of three churches in Echmiadzin dedicated to the Christian women-martyrs escaped from Rome with their abbess Gayane.

Next stop is in Echmiadzin Mother Cathedral, the  main cathedral of the Armenian Apostolic Church and is the very first Christian cathedral in the World. Inside the cathedral you...
This 4-5-hour trip takes you to the following churches that are listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The churches of St. Gayane and St. Hripsime that are two of three churches in Echmiadzin dedicated to the Christian women-martyrs escaped from Rome with their abbess Gayane.

Next stop is in Echmiadzin Mother Cathedral, the  main cathedral of the Armenian Apostolic Church and is the very first Christian cathedral in the World. Inside the cathedral you will also visit the Treasury, where unique holy relics and religious art are housed. Among the many treasures are: the Holy Lance (Geghard) which pierced the side of Christ, the relics of Noah's Ark and other valuable pieces of art.

The final stop is Zvartnots, the medieval temple of St. Gregory built in the 7th century. It was one of the tallest buildings of the time (45-49m).
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary
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Stop At: Hyur Service, Nalbandyan str. 96, Yerevan 0010 Armenia

starting and ending point

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Saint Hripsime Church, Mesrop Mashtots St., 85, Vagharshapat Armenia

Virgin Hripsime's tomb, UNESCO heritage

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Saint Gayane Church, Issy-les-Moulineaux St., Vagharshapat Armenia

Virgin Gayane's tomb, UNESCO heritage

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Echmiadzin Monastery, Vagharshapat Armenia

Mother Cathedral of Armenia, the first Christian church in the World, UNESCO heritage

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Zvartnots Temple, Vagharshapat Armenia

ruins of temple, UNESCO heritage

Duration: 40 minutes

Important Details

Included
  • Entry/Admission - Echmiadzin Monastery
  • Hotel pick-up (centrally located hotels only)
  • Air-conditioned Transport
  • Admissions
  • Entry/Admission - Zvartnots Temple
  • Professional multilingual guide (English, Russian, Armenian)
  • Surprises or winnings during the trip
  • Light refreshments (water and cakes)
  • Free WiFi
Not Included
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Lunch
Departure Point
Hyur Service, 96 Nalbandyan St, Yerevan 0010, Armenia

Traveler pickup is offered
free pick up is possible from centrally located hotels, vacation rentals and points of interest, for more info please contact us.

10:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • The duration is approximate
  • Seats will not be known in advance
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.