Tour To The Cradle of Christianity
Private tour to Echmiadzin
Armenia is the 1st officially Christian country in the world since 301 A. D. After the country converted to Christianity Echmiadzin Mother Cathedral was built(301-303A. D)by Saint Gregory the Illuminator as a vaulted basilica.
In the Museum of the Mother Cathedral you’ll admire some amazing exhibits such as a piece from the Noah’s ark or the Holy Lance by which a Roman legionary pierced Christ’s side. Then we’ll visit St. Hripsime Church built in the 7th century. It is considered a masterpiece of early medieval Armenian architecture.
We’ll visit St. Gayane Church (630A. D. ) dedicated to a Christian virgin martyred in the 3rd century. We’ll continue to Zvartnots ruins. Built as Armenia’s main cathedral in 641-661A. D. , it was to suppress the Echmiadzin Cathedral by its grandeur. The remnants of Zvartnots, even in ruins, are a majestic sight. All 4sights mentioned in the tour are UNESCO World Heritages.
Duration: 4-5 Hours
– Transportation with a very comfortable car with a strong AC
– My services a an English speaking tour guide
– Hotel pick-up and drop-off
– Local Taxes
– Hotel accommodation