Armenia is the first country to adopt Christianity as its state religion in 301AD - Price includes Transportation
Echmiadzin, which means the «The Descent of the Only Begotten Son», is an ancient capital of Armenia. According to legend, Jesus Christ descended from heaven and indicated the spot for a church to be built. Holy Echmiadzin Cathedral was erected at that site in the 4th century (301-303), at the dawn of the Christian conversion of the country by King Trdat III and Saint Gregory the Illuminator. The Cathedral was built on top of the pagan temple of Vagharshapat, after it was destroyed by King Trdat. Armenia was the first country in the world to adopt Christianity as its state religion. Echmiadzin is the residence of the Supreme Catholicos of all Armenians and the center of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Every seven years, the rite of blessing of holy chrism is held here; thousands of believers come to Echmiadzin as pilgrims from different parts of the world for this ceremony.
We will visit Zvartnots ruins which is a seventh century cathedral built by order of the Catholicos Nerses the Builder from 641-653.
1. Echmiatsin Cathedral
2. Hripsime church
3. Zvartnots Ruins
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I'll meet you in your place (Hotel, Apartment), with a "tourbylocals" sign. Airport pickup will cost another 15$ (25$ for pickup and drop off)
End location: I'll leave you wherever you like in Yerevan city, and can suggest you where to continue you evening.
Duration: 4 hours
Transportation will be done by a big SUV Toyota Sequoia limited. the car is very comfortable with maximum 6 passengers besides driver. it has got air conditioning, and a sunroof from where you can jump up and take nice picture while the care is in motion.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
2800 Amd - Echmiadzin museum
Zvartnots entry ticket
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Good knowledge about history and the famous sightseeing sight in Armenia and fluent in English.