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Tour to Khor Virap – Etchmiadzin

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Free your soul and feel the power…

Price Includes

  • Professional Engish speaking guide
  • Private transport for the entire route
  • Bottled spring water (2 bottles per person)
  • Entrance to the museum in Etchmiadzin

Price Excludes

  • Guide Service Fee
  • Driver Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees
What to Expect

We will help you to penetrate as deeply as possible into the history and culture of Armenia and feel the full power of its unique beauty. The only thing you will get from this tour is an unforgettable experience and hundreds of photos in the phone gallery.

 
Itinerary

Day 1Khor Virap - Etchmiadzin - Vernissage - Return to Yerevan

Departure from the hotel. A professional, experienced driver in a comfortable car picks you up from the hotel and your unforgettable journey begins.

 

Khor Virap. Today you will meet with one of the most important holy places for the entire Christian world. It was in Khor Virap that back in the 3rd century AD. Gregory the Illuminator, the first Catholicos of all Armenians, was imprisoned. You can go down to the dungeon where St. Gregory would have been imprisoned for more than 13 years. From here you can endlessly enjoy the world’s best view of the biblical Mount Ararat.

An interesting fact: Khor Virap was built on the site of the royal dungeon of the ancient capital of Armenia – the city of Artashat, through which one of the most important routes of the Great Silk Road passed.

 

Etchmiadzin. The continuation of our cultural and historical journey is the Etchmiadzin Cathedral, where the residence of the Catholicos of all Armenians is located. The first church was founded about 1700 years ago by the first Catholicos of Armenia, Gregory the Illuminator.

An interesting fact: the Etchmiadzin Museum stores the most ancient relics of the Christian world: the spear of Longinus, with which Jesus was pierced, a piece of Noah’s Ark, the relics of St. Stephen, a particle of the staff of the Apostle Bartholomew.

 

Vernissage. The end of the day is a walk through the huge oriental bazaar, strewn on all sides with silver, jewelry, and accessories in the traditional Armenian style. Openwork rings, elegant bracelets, royal necklaces – everything is exactly like the rich Armenians of the 18-19 centuries.

An interesting fact: each pattern on Armenian jewelry, carpets and costumes is symbolic and should also serve as a talisman.

 

Return to Yerevan.