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Group Tour: Garni Temple, Geghard, and Lavash Baking from Yerevan
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Group Tour: Garni Temple, Geghard, and Lavash Baking from Yerevan

By Hyur Service
Recommended by 99% of travelers
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About
Discover two cultural highlights of eastern Armenia during this day trip from Yerevan, with a guide to explain each feature. Tour Garni, a Greco-Roman pagan temple, then visit the UNESCO-listed medieval monastery of Geghard. Light refreshments and “lavash” (Armenian bread) tasting are included.
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Ages 0-80, max of 49 per group
Duration: 5–6 hours
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Live guide: Russian, English
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Highlights
  • Cover two historical highlights of Armenia in one day
  • Guide explains the significance of Garni temple and Geghard monastery
  • Wi-Fi-enabled transport arranged from Yerevan to each locale
  • Witness the culinary tradition of lavash baking

  • Professional guide: ENG + RUS consecutively
  • Air-conditioned vehicles
  • Bottled water & pastries
  • Admission tickets
  • WiFi in the vehicles
  • Vehicle & passengers insurance
  • Master class & tasting
  • Entry/Admission - Garni Temple
What's not included
  • Lunch stop
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off


Start:
  • Hyur Service (Head Office), 96 Nalbandyan poxoc, Yerevan 0010, Armenia
    on the left hand, little bit down from Nalbandyan and Tumanyan corner
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 34487P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • The duration is approximate
    • Seats will not be known in advance
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers

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

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 34487P1

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    • 96 Nalbandyan poxoc, Yerevan 0010, Armenia
      on the left hand, little bit down from Nalbandyan and Tumanyan corner
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    • Hyur Service
      10,858
      Yerevan, Armenia
      Joined in April 2016
    • Navigator07204665204
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      ❤️Huyr with my love ❤️
      💙Thanks marina & ara💙 Marina is professional and provided us with important information Even the signal of the fisherman and 😄the big fish The best day in my trip Hyur make me happy
      Written June 15, 2024
    • 85nellak
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fabulous trip!
      Spartac and Karen were fabulous! Such a fun tour to see everything and it went so smoothly. Karen was very informative! The lunch was great as well. :)
      Written June 15, 2024
    • kbH2553ZC
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Supertour
      It's excellent! I knew many facts of Armenians History and rest! Awesome landscape, great artefacts. Thank you Mania!
      Written June 15, 2024
    • magicmikexo
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Incredible experience
      I had a tour to see Khor Virap, Geghart and Garni today! I was hosted by Tatevik and driven by Arakel. They were terrific! Not only did we visit the above sites that Tatevik helpfully educated me on, we also made a couple of side stops to buy lavesh and sharot, as well as visited an apricot orchard to pick heaps of apricots. The experience was amazing, thoroughly recommended!
      Written June 15, 2024
    • Safari55894188402
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lovely trip
      Lovely trip with Tamara, helpful and explained our trip throughout. Enjoyed the snowy ice lakes and the heritage of the churches and the beautiful landscape.
      Written June 14, 2024
    • F2336GKinesf
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Get most out of you day in Armenia
      Trip was great. Bus was clean and air conditioned, there were bottles of cold water for everyone. Tour guides Edward and Spartak did amazing job at explaining the history of all sites as well as Armenia in general. They speak fluent English and Russian, so you'll be covered. All the sites were definitely worth seeing and lunch was very good also. Can definitely recommend.
      Written June 14, 2024
    • P483TYelenas
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great
      Guide Eduard and driver Spartak are high professionals. Thank them for their work 👏 the tour was well orgysnd pl es were great
      Written June 14, 2024
    • T8711SQnatashar
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Reliable transfer service by Hyur
      My mother and I used the transfer service offered by Hyur. We had a wonderfully easy trip from Yerevan to Dilijan with a very professional and friendly driver Vardan. I highly recommend Vardan and Hyur - not only for guided tours but also for reliable transfer.
      Written June 14, 2024
    • 56ravindrak
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome experience
      We took the group tour from Hyur and that was really great. The bus was comfortable with good English/ Russian speaking guide who was very knowledgeable lady and never tired of answering us. They provided enough time at all stops. I recommend this service to all. Thanks Hyur and keep it up.
      Written June 13, 2024
    • Y4674EJphilipb
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Super guide, stunning sights, long drive
      Absolutely professional tour by any standard. Edward’s knowledge extends well beyond what he tells you. Ask him an arcane question about Armenia (in one of several languages). He’ll know the answer. The winery is surprisingly large and produces equally surprisingly good wine. Tatev is can’t miss both for its beauty and significance to Armenia. Yes, the drive is long. Unfortunately, nothing can be done about that. Fortunately. Ashot is an excellent driver.
      Written June 13, 2024
    • Dinka1997ar
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lake Sevan meeting
      Really enjoyed the tour - many thanks to driver Norik and guide Anna - everything was clear, used double language for our group, told the story about Yerevan and places we visited during the tour. The weather was perfect, lots of mountains, Sevan is huge with no borders, tasty vegetarian food (or fish/meat on your choice). Thank you for the wonderful day in Armenia and jokes)
      Written June 13, 2024
    • 997alishant
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent thanks
      The best company and tour service The driver Aro and the tour guide Edwards were excellent polite , respectful and the best of all they surpassed our expectations. Thank you
      Written June 13, 2024
    • sofyas543
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great service and great driver!
      Karen was very professional, friendly and polite. Hyur service is very straightforward and reliable, the option of the driver without a guide is very handy if you want to go for a more laid back vibe. It’s been my go to whenever I am in Armenia. Vehicles are comfortable, new and clean. All our tickets were pre-booked. If you are looking for a no hassle service, this is definitely the one! They have loads of tour options and cover all major picturesque spots around the country. 10/10 will recommend!
      Written June 12, 2024
    • Irishlad75
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Brilliant tour and great guide.
      We had a really great time, a real variety of history, natural beauty, wine tasting and a very tasty Armenian lunch! Our guide, Khachatur, was excellent, very knowledgeable and professional. Aleg drove very safely and made sure we got everywhere safely.
      Written June 12, 2024
    • 210alexandral
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great full day tour
      Had the most pleasant experience thank to our guide Karen. Very knowledgeable, well organized and friendly. Had groups attention through a very long exhausting day with a joke or an interesting fact here and there. The bus was very comfortable with good wifi. Garik was our driver for the day and he made everyone feel safe.
      Written June 12, 2024
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    Bassam
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates57 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2021
    This is a great, half-day tour including 2 main historical sites in Armenia, Garni and Geghard, as well the traditional practice of baking "lavash" which is a special kind of flat bread. Our tour guide Karine was super knowledgeable in the history of both sites and lavash baking, and she explained absolutely everything in a very clear and interesting way. She also welcomes and answers all questions.
    The heat that day was especially high (we went mid-July) but the bus fridges had ample numbers of cold water, and the air conditioning was great. The on-board free WiFi also helps you stay connected if you need it.
    Last but not least, our driver Norayir is champ! He drives very calmly and smoothly and was able to skillfully maneuver some tight bends on the winding road to Geghard and along the scenic route through the villages.
    Written July 22, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    We are thrilled to hear that you loved your experience! Hope to host you in our country once more!
    Written July 25, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Emman Noel Abelardo
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates35 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is the first time i booked with Hyur. To be honest, i was not expecting the number of people who will be on the tour. I thought itll be around 15-20, but we were 40+ people!! Full on a big bus.

    Well the trip was smooth, but unfortunately, i didnt get what i was really expecting. Among 40+ people, only 6 of us speaks English. Others were Russians.

    Their way of showing you around is they speak in Russian first then they will translate to English. I usually wonder why when the lady speaks Russian, she speaks a hefty 20-25min but when she translates on English, its just 5min.

    One American guy who understands Russian said to us (English speakers) that he pity us because only 60% of the things were translated in English.

    So i felt bad when i confirmed my doubts about not getting the full information.

    The worse thing is, unlike other tour guides that will show you around, going to the specific place and explain the history, what our tour guide is doing is she will explain in the entrance and you will be the one to explore the things.

    For example the Geghard Monastery, which is one of the most sought after trip, she only explained the things in the first floor, and then she never even touched the history of the second floor which is one of the most amazing place ive been. Good thing my other friends who went before me informed me about going up and experience the magnificence of the place.

    Overall, still it was okay but then i never booked another tour with them and chose to book to other tour agencies.
    Written October 1, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thank you for choosing our company and for the review! yes indeed we have had many Russian speaking travelers for the period of your travel and all our tours are held in 2 languages English and Russian. Believe us, independently of the number of guests in one or another group we never make any difference in the information provided in both languages. You may have such impression because there were more questions from the side of Russian speaking travellers as their number was dominating. Hope to have another chance to host you in our country!
    Written November 5, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    AMAUae
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates109 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I highly recommend this company. I did an airport drop off and 3 trips with Hyur during my stay in Yerevan. The ladies in the office were professional, patient and helpful.

    All tours were well organized. The guides were very polite, kind, professional and informative. They gave the tour information in both Russian and English. Tours also included cold water and a small token local cake on each tour. The tour buses were all comfortable, AC, Wifi and all the drivers working for this company handled buses and roads well. I enjoyed all the tours that I did with Hyur - Garni, Lake Seven and Wings of Tatev . I recommend all of these tours with Hyur if you have time.

    Thank you Hyur
    Written July 13, 2021
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    We are thrilled to hear that you loved your experience! Hope to host you in our country once more!
    Written July 19, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    PandaHouston
    Houston, TX6,130 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2023
    We booked a 6 hour tour to Garni and Geghard with a Lavish cooking demonstration. The time spent in each place was adequate (it was almost too much time). Our guide Liana was very thorough and explained each site in 2 languages Russian and English. We enjoyed Liana's explanations and her english was good.

    The only problem I had was that it was a big huge bus and every seat was taken. There were easily 50 people on the tour. I wished it was a smaller group, like maybe a group for Russians and another for English speaking. We paid 8900 AMD per person and booking and payment was made online. I think I would have paid a bit more for a smaller group and a smaller bus.

    Also, the tour starts at 10 am but when we got there at 9:30 am, most of the seats were saved with something on the seat and we had to sit towards the back
    Written April 18, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    We are grateful for the review! Hope there will be another chance to provide you with our services!
    Written April 25, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Armine K
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2022
    My husband and I had a great time. We had a great tour guide Arevik with an angelic singing voice, who was also very knowledgeable and our driver Mayis was absolutely great, we felt safe in his hands. Thank you Hyure service for punctuality and a excellent professional service. We will surely use their tours on our next visit.

    Armine & Albert
    Written September 13, 2022
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    We are very grateful for the nice review! You are always welcome to Armenia!
    Written September 17, 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    MPaulWilk
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2022
    We used Hyur Service on a group tour to Garni Temple, Geghard Monastery, and Lavash Baking, as well as a private tour to Khor Virap, and had a fantastic overall experience. My wife and I traveled to Armenia in February 2020 and stayed in Yerevan for about a week. Since it was winter and somewhat off-season for tourists, it was nice that Hyur Service has several different options to pick and choose from, so that we were able to enjoy the scheduled tours and then also experience Armenia a bit on our own without many crowds. On our group tour, the guides were very friendly, informative and gave us ample time to explore each location after delivering the history. It was also nice that tours were conducted in English and Russian to accommodate the various people in the group. Garni and Geghard were spectacular locations and great to see and learn about. I believe what sets Hyur Service apart from other tours is the added local touch – it was great to see the local women make lavash in their tonir and then tasting the delicious results! We had some friendly Gampr dogs greet us on a couple of the stops – those are the little things that we will remember for a long time.
    We are planning to visit Armenia again and would definitely use Hyur Service for some additional tour locations. For many people this could be their only trip to Armenia, and Hyur Service makes it truly special in my opinion. Highly recommend. Shad shnorhagal em!
    Written April 24, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    We very much appreciate your highest mark and recommendations! We will be very glad to organize your trips anytime you visit our lovely country!
    Written April 30, 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Karen Grace Q
    Muntinlupa, Philippines14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2024 • Solo
    This tour was great! I loved how the itinerary was not too packed; there was enough time to rest in between stops. The bus was comfortable, and the snack was good! Our guide, Tatev and driver, Levon, were friendly. The information shared with us was insightful! Overall, I would recommend Hyur's service because I’ve been hearing about it, and after experiencing it first-hand, it was worth it!
    Written March 31, 2024
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    Thanks a million for the lovely feedback! You are always welcome in Armenia!
    Written April 6, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    PETER B
    New Jersey2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2022
    Tour guide Rose ably assisted by driver Mavarik provided an unforgettable experience on this trek into Armenian history. The guide's narration was lively, funny and poignant. The driver kept us safe on some breathtaking roads. The lunch and lavash demonstration were excellent. We also saw Azad Reservoir which was not on the official itinerary but should not be missed. All of us in the group appreciated this bonus. Well run, properly organized and an excellent value for money.
    Written March 16, 2022
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    The nice experience of our customers is our priority! Thank you for your highest mark!
    Written March 27, 2022
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    Steve D
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2020 • Solo
    Our one day professional tour guided by Sam and our driver Harut was nothing but perfect. The lunch was also delicious. I strongly recommend taking this tour or other tours that are offered by Hyur Service.
    Written March 11, 2020
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    We very much appreciate your highest mark and recommendations! We will be very glad to organize your trips anytime you visit our lovely country!
    Written March 12, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Dana U
    Chisinau District, Moldova14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2022 • Solo
    I booked an excursion with Rose and Norik. And it exceeded my expectations: the bus was very comfortable, the driver very friendly and careful, all very punctual and as described. The program is very interesting! What I appreciated the most was the detailed and historically documented info about Armenia before Christianity: now I am very interested in this period. I strongly recommend this agency and especially this team, Rose and Norik
    Written September 14, 2022
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    Thank you for the review and recommendations! We will be glad to provide you with our services again!
    Written September 17, 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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