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Day Tour to Echmiatsin Cathedral, St Hripsime and St Gayane Armenia

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USD 25.00
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    What to Expect
    In the morning visit Etchmiadzin Cathedral. This is the mother church of the Armenian Apostolic Church located in the city of Vagharshapat, Armenia. Most scholars believe this to be the first Cathedral, but not the first church built in ancient Armenia. It is also believed to be the oldest cathedral in the world

    After visiting the Cathedral you will visit Saint Hripsimé Church, which is one of the oldest surviving churches in Armenia. The church was erected by Catholicos Komitas atop the original mausoleum in 395 AD that contained the remains of the martyred Saint Hripsimé. The church was dedicated to Saint Hripsimé and the structure was completed in 618 AD.

    The third visit will be to Church of Saint Gayane that was built by Catholicos Ezra I in the year 630. It is located within walking distance from the Etchmiadzin Cathedral. This is a 7th-century Armenian church in Vagharshapat (Etchmiadzin) the religious center of Armenia. St. Gayane.
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    10:00 AM / PM
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    • Local guide
    • Entry/Admission - Saint Hripsime Church
    • Entry/Admission - Saint Gayane Church
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Food and drinks
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    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
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    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    The most amazing tour was organized by central tour to visit the wonderful Cathedral of Echmiadizin and all the site. Thank you for our guide Garine.
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    By: Central Tour
    Yash Sahani
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Awesome tour to tatev
    I must say it was wonderful experience and team taking us feels like more of family then a professional guide.
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    Sydney, Australia
    Armenia-lovely private tour
    From Tbilisi my wife and I did a 4 day, 3 night private tour into Armenia 🇦🇲 with Nvard Melkonyan of Central
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    Steven C
    Great Experience in Both Tours I had booked with Central Tour
    Did 2 tours with them, one is Garni-Geghard and Lake Sevan day tour and the one is 2 days 1 night to South Armenia
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    Arlington, Virginia
    fantastic Armenia experience with Central Tour
    I had a 3-day private tour with Central Tour, covering most of the major interesting spots in Armenia. Nvard is
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    Unforgettable experience
    It was unforgettable and comfortable tour. Every monastery was awesome. And Nvard is a very knowledgeable guide,
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    Lars V
    Mountains and culture.
    I was picked up from the hotel by Nvard, the tour guide, and Tigran the tour driver. It was a comfort to know I
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    the temple of?
    the temple itself is not much, maybe the description helps more, buut the view around it is amazing and the
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    Samina M
    Excellent tour with a warm, insightful guide
    Our day trip to Garni and Geghard was memorable. Our guide, Nvard, was knowledgeable and friendly. We had a
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    This is superb!
    This was a superb tour. I'd class it as a wondeful two day experience of part of a beautiful country and its
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    Del and Linda McCuen
    This was an amazing trip. Armenia and Georgia are both beautiful countries. Our guides and drivers were very
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