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Private Tour to Echmiadzin

Armenia
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Duration

5 Hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

6 people

Languages

English

Overview

Private Tour to Echmiadzin

Echmiadzin is one of the Historical Capitals of Armenia and the Spiritual Center of the Armenians, as it is the seat of the Catholicos of All Armenians, the head of the Armenian Apostolic Church. This is one of the most popular day tours to UNESCO World heritage and archeological sites in Armenia.

On this day we will visit  the Holy See of the Armenian Apostolic Church, where the Armenian Catholicos(Supreme Patriarch) resides as well as St. Hripsime Church, built in 7th century. It is considered a masterpiece of early medieval Armenian architecture .

Also we will visit Zvartnots  was a majestic cathedral dedicated to St. Gregory. Zvartnots, built as Armenia’s main cathedral in 641-661. The Ruins of Zvartnots are listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Highlights

  • Visit the Holy See of the Armenian Apostolic Church, where the Armenian Catholicos(Supreme Patriarch) resides.
  • It is the first and oldest official Church in the world build in 301-303 AD
  • Visit St Hripsime, a masterpiece of early medieval Armenian architecture
  • All the sites we will visit are UNESCO Heritage Sites

Itinerary

Echmiadzin Mother Cathedral - St. Hripsime Church - Zvartnots Ruins

Leave for Echmiadzin, the Holy See of the Armenian Apostolic Church, where the Armenian Catholicos(Supreme Patriarch) resides.
Visit St. Hripsime Church, built in 7th century. It is considered a masterpiece of early medieval Armenian architecture Echmiadzin Mother Cathedral, historically, is the focal point of the city of Echmiadzin, the oldest church in the world. It was originally built by Saint Gregory the Illuminator as a vaulted basilica in 301-303, when Armenia was the only country in the world the state religion of which was Christianity. The church was built on the place of a pagan temple, the remains of which can be seen until now. The Etchmiadzin Cathedral is listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
On the way back to Yerevan visit the Ruins of Zvartnots Cathedral.
Zvartnots  was a majestic cathedral dedicated to St. Gregory. Zvartnots, built as Armenia’s main cathedral in 641-661, was to suppress the Echmiadzin Cathedral by its grandeur. Zvartnots lay in ruins as early as in 10th century. The remnants of Zvartnots, even in ruins, are a majestic sight. The Ruins of Zvartnots are listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Included/Excluded

  • Transportation with a very comfortable car with a strong AC
  • My services a an English speaking tour guide
  • Free WiFi in the car
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Local Taxes
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals

Tour's Location

Armenia

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