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Day Trip to Hovhannavank Saghmosavank Alphabet Monument Amberd, Wine Factory

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Yerevan, Armenia
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6 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 1 more
Get out of the city and visit monasteries with ease on this day tour from Yerevan. Travel in an air-conditioned vehicle with onboard WiFI so you can stay connected. Make your way with a guide to the Qasakh... More
Get out of the city and visit monasteries with ease on this day tour from Yerevan. Travel in an air-conditioned vehicle with onboard WiFI so you can stay connected. Make your way with a guide to the Qasakh River gorge and visit the Saghmosavank and Hovhannavank monasteries. Stop by the Amberd Fortress and the Alphabet Monument. Continue on to Proshyan Wine Factory and sample local wines.

Highlights

  • Travel comfortably in a WiFi-equipped air-conditioned vehicle
  • Learn about the area from your guide
  • Taste a sample of local wines
  • Hassle-free pickup from your centrally-located hotel

What To Expect

This day trip takes you to explore one of the most beautiful gorges of Armenia:  the Gorge of Qasakh River, famous for its beautiful churches standing right on cliff’s edge.

Both monastic complexes included
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This day trip takes you to explore one of the most beautiful gorges of Armenia:  the Gorge of Qasakh River, famous for its beautiful churches standing right on cliff’s edge.

Both monastic complexes included in this daily tour date back to the 13th century, and were built by the same noble family.

Saghmosavank is translated as the monastery of psalms.
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This day trip takes you to explore one of the most beautiful gorges of Armenia:  the Gorge of Qasakh River, famous for its beautiful churches standing right on cliff’s edge.

Both monastic complexes included in this daily tour date back to the 13th century, and were built by the same noble family.

Saghmosavank is translated as the monastery of psalms. According to the legend, the psalm singing of Gregory the Illuminator was heard for several miles, when he asserted in the caves underneath the church. It was also famous for its medieval manuscripts and book-repository. Although quite modest compared to Hovhannavank (which is considered one of the most beautiful churches in Armenia), Saghmosavank possesses a particular charm.

The monastery of Hovhannavank is about 5km south from Saghmosavank. The complex includes the 4th century basilica church of St, John the Baptist, which was built by Gregory the Illuminator himself on the relics of St, John the Baptist, and the main church of St. Karapet (St. John’s other name). It is also famous for its tympanum, which is engraved according to the parable of the Wise and Stupid Virgins from the book of Matthew.

Our next destination is the Amberd fortress, located on the slopes of Mount Aragats – the highest peak in Armenia. In the 13th century, the Zakaryan noble family started the liberation of Armenia from the Seljuk Turks from this very fortress. The name “Amberd” originates from the fact that the fortress is located at the altitude of 2300m above the sea level, translating as “Fortress in the Clouds”.

On the way to Amberd, we will have a short stop at the Alley of the Alphabet, where you will be given the chance to find the first letter of your name and even snap a picture with it. Not only is Armenian a very old language, but it is also an independent branch of the Indo-European languages, making it unlike any other tongue in the world.

The last spot is Proshyan wine factory, where the visitors can taste and purchase wine  right from the factory.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicles
Professional guide service (English and Russian)
Local sweets and bottled water
Pick up at your hotel in the city center
Fuel surcharge
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Flight ticket
Accommodation
Travel insurance
Hotel drop-off
Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

“Yerani Travel” office near “Cascade” complex. Please approach 30 minutes before departure time.

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Product code: 55659P52

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