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Group Tour: Garni Temple, Geghard, and Lavash Baking from Yerevan provided by Hyur Service

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

Group Tour: Garni Temple, Geghard, and Lavash Baking from Yerevan
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Tour snapshot
Cover two historical highlights of Armenia in one day
Duration:
5–6 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
49
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    5–6 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    49
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
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, and hotel pickup makes arriving at each destination hassle-free.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Russian, English
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Russian, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 34487P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide: Armenian, English, Russian
  • Air-conditioned transport
  • Light refreshments (water and sweets)
  • Lavash bread tasting
  • Hotel pickup (centrally located hotels only)
  • Free WiFi
  • Admissions
  • Entry/Admission - Garni Temple
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Hotel drop-off
Duration
5–6 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hyur Service (Head Office), 96 Nalbandyan poxoc, Yerevan 0010, Armenia on the left hand, little bit down from Nalbandyan and Tumanyan corner
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide: Armenian, English, Russian
  • Air-conditioned transport
  • Light refreshments (water and sweets)
  • Lavash bread tasting
  • Hotel pickup (centrally located hotels only)
  • Free WiFi
  • Admissions
  • Entry/Admission - Garni Temple
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Hotel drop-off
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hyur Service (Head Office), 96 Nalbandyan poxoc, Yerevan 0010, Armenia on the left hand, little bit down from Nalbandyan and Tumanyan corner
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5–6 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Hyur Service (Head Office)
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Hyur Service
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Charent's Arch
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Garni Temple
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    The Monastery of Geghard
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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CherylD
20 contributions
Dec 2021
I booked a tour with Hyur not knowing what to expect (Lake Sevan was included in my tour that time) I'm traveling solo so I decided to be in a group tour and
It was a great decision because the tour turned out to be one of the amazing experience I had during my trip. Armenia is rich in history and culture and if you want to experience more and detailed about the country with a comfortable tour (includes water, cookies and wifi in the tour bus) for a very reasonable price, you can have it when you booked at Hyur. Rose our tour guide that day was very knowledgeable and answers all questions we had.
Written January 5, 2022
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HyurService
Thank you for the warm review! Our company will gladly take care of your vacation during your next visit to Armenia!
Written January 19, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

KHT
6 contributions
May 2021 • Solo
I've been meaning to visit this country for years, and this was my first booked grouped tour.

I saw that Hyur was one of the top rated touring services in the country, and when I saw the (really good) price I decided to book it. Our tour lasted around 9ish hours, stopping almost exactly on time which was good.

It was really the in-depth introduction that I needed to Armenia's long history, and entering the Geghard monastery for the first time is a memory I'll keep for long.

The tour guide, Varduhi, and the driver, were great! Very warm people too. There's a rhythm to the way the information is doled out to us, so I never felt like I was lagging behind just because I speak English. Varduhi was also really patient during one of the moments in the tour when a filming crew near Garni repeatedly asked us to keep quiet (without even giving us cameos, wow!). Nonetheless, in none of the moments did it feel like things were too rushed or too slow.

I'm kind of glad the lunch was optional, not because of the lunch, but because I could use the time to explore the village we were in and have that environment really set in.

Lake Sevan was quite an incredible sight, and so was Sevanavank. Really what made this tour great was the perfect context we got for every new sight we saw. When I passed by Lake Sevan and Sevanavank a few days later, I remembered the stories and history that I'd heard in the tour, like a full explanation about the symbolism of a certain khachkar we saw. It helps that the explanations were not just clear but somewhat passionate, as opposed to the tone of a Wikipedia article - a tour guide that cares a lot about what she's explaining can really go a long way.

I need to recommend Hyur now to anyone visiting here!
Written May 14, 2021
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HyurService
We are so pleased with your warm feedback! Hope to have another chance to host you in future!
Written May 17, 2021
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MPaulWilk
3 contributions
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
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HyurService
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
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Emman Noel Abelardo
Dubai, United Arab Emirates20 contributions
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
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HyurService
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
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Bassam
Dubai, United Arab Emirates10 contributions
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
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HyurService
We are thrilled to hear that you loved your experience! Hope to host you in our country once more!
Written July 25, 2021
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Vivek V
Nizwa, Oman610 contributions
It was a very well spent day tour which lasted for approximately 8 and half hours.

Vard was our tour guide. She reminded me of the teachers we had in university. She was very punctual in her timings and make sures that everyone is attending to her talks about the places. But it was very worthy that I was able to listen to her because she had a great knowledge about the history of Armenia, and Vard is really proud to be one of them.

We went to Garni first, then Geghard. Later we had lunch from a great restaurant (Abelayns House) where they showed us how the Lavash is baked. Then we had the delicious lunch. Later we left to Lake Sevan.

Overall it was very well spent day and worth. So I am giving 5*
Written June 7, 2021
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HyurService
Your perfect review is much appreciated! We will gladly organize your vacations whenever necessary!
Written June 8, 2021
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PETER B
New Jersey3 contributions
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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HyurService
The nice experience of our customers is our priority! Thank you for your highest mark!
Written March 27, 2022
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AMAUae
Dubai, United Arab Emirates97 contributions
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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HyurService
We are thrilled to hear that you loved your experience! Hope to host you in our country once more!
Written July 19, 2021
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forzalisa
Lisburn, UK8 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
This tour and this company were excellent from start to finish. A very professional service was provided with customer care at the heart.
Our guide Varda was so friendly and knowledgeable and driver Karin carried us safely through the beautiful country side of Armenia.
We stopped to see lavash bread making and for lunch in the most perfect location. It was just an ideal setting with great company.
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful country and cuisine with us.
Lisa and Ash
Written September 6, 2021
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HyurService
Thanks a million for the lovely feedback! You are always welcome in Armenia!
Written September 7, 2021
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Anastasia E
1 contribution
May 2022 • Couples
We would like to thank Karine for a great experience that we had on this short, 5-hours-long trip: especially for her deep knowledge of Armenian history and culture and the willingness to share it with us. None of the group's questions or requests were left behind.
We would also like to admit the skills and professionalism of our driver (sadly, we forgot his name), who managed to bring us back on time despite the tough traffic.
Armenia is a gorgeous land with kind and forthcoming people and we will definitely return in September!
Written May 15, 2022
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HyurService
Your positive review is much appreciated! Looking forward to hosting you in Armenia soon!
Written May 23, 2022
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