Private Tour to Echmiadzin Cathedral, Zvartnots Temple, Masterclass of Dolma making
We invite you to take part in this 8 hours excursion which is conducted on comfortable vehicles equipped with air conditioning, accompanied by qualified guides. We will visit holy city Echmiadzin where is situated Holy Mother Cathedral, St. Gayane and St. Hripsime churches, ruins of Zvartnots Temple, as well as we'll participate in Dolma making masterclass at Machanents Art and Tourism. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
day 1 -
Drive to holy city Echmiadzin. Here is situated Holy Mother Cathedral of Armenian Apostolic Church and it is considered to be the oldest one in the world. The Cathedral was built in the early 4th century and was the seat of the head of the church - Catholicos. The cathedral was listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000. The cathedral, built in 480, is located in a walled compound with gardens and various structures. The word 'Echmiadzin' means “The coming of the only-begotten”. Visit St. Hripsime Church that is a 7th century Armenian Apostolic church in Armenia. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with other nearby churches, including Ejmiadzin Cathedral, Armenia's mother church, in 2000. Also visit St. Gayane Church that was also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage in 2000. Dolma making masterclass at Machanents Art and Tourism. The next place to visit will be magnificent Zvartnots Temple built in 643-652. Now in ruins, it is located at the edge of the city of Vagharshapat.