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From Yerevan: Garni Temple & Geghard Tour with Lavash Baking

4.9 / 5

7 reviews

From Yerevan: Garni Temple & Geghard Tour with Lavash Baking

From £19.51 per person

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.

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Duration 6 hours
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Russian, English

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
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
  • Refreshments during the tour (bottle of water & local Gatta sweet)
  • Garni Temple entrance fee
  • A professional and knowledgeable guide
  • Opportunity to join different local masterclasses
  • 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    3.7/5
  • Safety
    1/5

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It is very worth it, in a few hours you visit the most interesting things outside the city with a charming guide (Aida) who explains everything to you perfectly. It honestly exceeded my expectations for the modest price it had ... we ate Lavash ... whatever we wanted and everything was great

7 November 2019

Excellent

Extremely well organised. Departed and arrived back on time Our guide Aida was lovely. Very informative and excellent English she made the tour very enjoyable. Garni Temple was beautiful as was Gerghard Monastery. The Lavash making was incredible and we had plenty of it with cheese and lovely fresh herbs. If you are only going to do one tour in Armenia I would recommend you do this one.

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24 May 2019

so much fun

30 December 2019

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