Day Trip to Garni Temple Geghard Monastery Lavash baking and tasting

Day Trip to Garni Temple Geghard Monastery Lavash baking and tasting
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$18.82
Duration: 6 hours
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Explore the history and delights of Armenia in comfort on our amazing 5-hour tour! Travel by air-conditioned vehicle with professional guide using free Wi-Fi on board and tasting local sweets.
Our fantastic tour starts from Garni Temple (77 A.D.): the only standing heathen temple in the post-Soviet area which is also included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our next stop will be the monastic complex of Geghard. Not far from the temple of Garni, there is a cozy restaurant, where you can relax and taste some freshly baked lavash – traditional Armenian flatbread. Prior the tasting you will be presented a master class of lavash baking.  Also, on the way to the temple, there will be another short stop at the Charents Arch, where you will be given the chance to enjoy one of the best moments of your trip to Armenia – a picturesque view of the Biblical Mount Ararat.

If you are planning on travelling to Armenia, don’t forget to include this unforgettable destination in your plans. Our fantastic tour will introduce you to the exotic Pagan history of Armenia, and show the later development and spread of Christianity in the country. Garni Temple (77 A.D.) – our first stop – is the only standing heathen temple in the whole post-Soviet area. The temple gracefully stands on a high plateau overlooking the Azat river gorge. The plateau itself is incredibly beautiful and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the surrounding area. It is also home to the roman bath house with the mysterious mosaic, made out of 30,000 pieces of natural stones, as well as the ruins of the royal palace, dating back to 3rd century A.D.
The monastic complex of Geghard is another historical site included in this daily tour. Approximately translated into English as “Monastery of the Holy Lance”, it refers to the lance with which Longinus pierced Jesus still hanging on the cross, later brought to Armenia and kept in the Geghard monastery for 5 centuries. The complex is a representation of 13thCentury Armenia, which is considered to be the Golden Age of the country’s architecture. However, the most astonishing part is the virtue of the architect, who cut the church right into the solid rock whilst considering all the rules of Armenian architecture.
Not far from the temple of Garni, there is a cozy local restaurant, where you can relax and taste some freshly baked lavash – traditional Armenian flatbread. You will be presented a master class of lavash baking prior to tasting it, of course. Also, on the way to the temple, there will be another short stop at the Charents Arch, where you will be given the chance to enjoy one of the best moments of your trip to Armenia – a picturesque view of the Biblical Mount Ararat.

Explore the history and delights of Armenia in comfort on our amazing 5-hour tour! Travel by air-conditioned vehicle with professional guide using free Wi-Fi on board and tasting local sweets.
Our fantastic tour starts from Garni Temple (77 A.D.): the only standing heathen temple in the post-Soviet area which is also included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our next stop will be the monastic complex of Geghard. Not far from the temple of Garni, there is a cozy restaurant, where you can relax and taste some freshly baked lavash – traditional Armenian flatbread. Prior the tasting you will be presented a master class of lavash baking.  Also, on the way to the temple, there will be another short stop at the Charents Arch, where you will be given the chance to enjoy one of the best moments of your trip to Armenia – a picturesque view of the Biblical Mount Ararat.