First nation to adopt Christianity as a state religion

Religious Tour
  • this tour is available  all year round

Description:

During this tour you will have a chance to meet with a local clergyman who represents the Shirak region diocese. We will take a tour in two of Gyumri churches, see places that are closed for public, see manuscripts and unique religious art works.

Shirak diocese

Details:

Duration: 1 Hour.

Price: Please contact us for a price

Price Includes: Tour guide and translation services.

Highlights:

  • Visit to two churches.
  • Meet and greet Shirak's region diocese.
  • See unique religious art works.

Transportation in the area:

Harich Tour
  • this tour is available  June through November

Description:

Tour to the monastery complex Harich and village Harichanaq, discover the life of one of the oldest villages of the Shirak region Harich. After visiting the church complex we will have a tour in the village, later a visit to a fascinating cemetery which according to villagers is much older than 7th century.

Ancient-Harich-grave

Harich monastery

 

Details:

Duration: 3 Hours

Price: Please contact us for a price

Price Includes: Tour guide, transportation and soft drinks

Highlights:

  • Visit to one of the oldest villages in Shirak
  • Tour to the monsastery complex

Transportation in the area:

Marmashen Monastery Complex
  • this tour is available  march to september

Description:

The monastic complex known as Marmashen Vank is located on a shelf overlooking the left bank of the Akhurian River, 15km northwest of Gyumri in the Shirak region. An inscription on the south wall of the main church informs that it was built between 986 and 1029 by Price Vahram Pahlavuni. Marmashen village is known for its cross-stones and the monastery complex with King Argishti I inscriptions.

Marmashen-monastery-complex

Details:

Duration: 2 Hours

Price: Please contact us for a price

Price Includes: Tour guide and transportation

Transportation in the area: