In this day you will visit the monastery of Geghard, where is stored the Holy Lance, which, according to the legend, the Roman legionnaire pierced the body of Jesus Christ. The monastery is situated on the slope of an almost closed amphitheater with sheer cliffs, smashing into the blue sky, surrounded by harsh and majestic nature. Geghard Monastery has majestic inside: twilight stone halls, carved into the rock, walls with carvings and quiet murmur wafting from the source wall give a particularly mysterious view. Many pilgrims come here to dial holy water through believing in its healing properties. Tour continues to the pagan temple of Garni, dedicated to the God of sun “Mithra”. Garni Temple is picturesquely situated on a high rocky cliff. On three sides, it is surrounded by deep gorges, picturesque vertical rocks and fancy sheer stones. Lunch will be served in the fresh air, where you will see how to bake Armenian traditional bread “Lavash”. Returning to Yerevan, you will visit Vernissage (a souvenir market under the open air), where thousand various souvenirs and works of local masters can be found. A wonderful end of day will be “Armenian National Show”. In this bright atmosphere highly professional dancers, choreographers and musicians are involved. During the two-hour show you will not only enjoy the entertainment program, but also taste dishes of national cuisine.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner