Memories of Earliest Christianity

Feel the magical holy spirit of IV-V centuries!

Being the Land of Origin, Armenia is also the first country in the world to adopt Christianity as its state religion in 301 AD. This route is a unique opportunity to feel the atmosphere of historical era of early Christianity in Armenia during your Pilgrimage to the first Christian churches with 1700 years of history.

During this mysterious tour you will get acquainted both with well-known oldest churches, and some hidden treasures, which are not very popular as touristic sites, but have the deepest spiritual aura and atmosphere of real Christian Peace. Your Pilgrimage will pass through Yerevan, Etchmiadzin, Anipemza, Talin, Mastara, Odzun, Aparan, Oshakan, and Khor Virap.

6DAy

19Destinations

Moderate Pace

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Feel the Enormous Energy of Nature

Armenia has an impressive nature - mighty mountains and deep canyons, endless ranges and fresh springs flowing through the cliffs, pure mountainous air full of compassion and peace. Thus, you will find a perfect aura to pray, meditate and feel the Holy Light.

Odzun Church - 303 AD

The name Odzun (derived from Armenian verb odzel «օծել» - to "ordain") was given to the village during the first century, after Thomas the Apostle ordained the bishops and priests in the village. Odzun Church is one of the finest Armenian basilicas with a cupola that sits in the center of Odzun village. It was built by King Trdat III in 303 AD and was consecrated by Saint Gregory the Illuminator who was the first Catholicos of the Armenian Church. In the V century, the church was destroyed by an earthquake. It was reconstructed in the V-VII centuries.

INCLUDED

  • Accommodation
  • All breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • Airport transfers
  • All transportation in comfortable cars with a/c
  • English speaking highly professional guide
  • Entrance fees to all museums
  • Village house experience
  • Pleasant surprises
  • Tour-map of Armenia
  • Bottle of water per tour day
  • Taxes

 

NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Visa fee (if any)
  • Insurance
Price

680 USD PP

Solo Supplement Cost 170 USD

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St. Hovhannes Church of Mastara V c.

The name Mastara has derived from the words mas, meaning "a piece", and tara, "I took". This comes from the popular legend that Gregory the Illuminator brought back relics of John the Baptist from Caesarea, a fragment of which he enshrined beneath the Church of S. Hovhannes.

Relics

One of the greatest relics of the Armenian Church is the Right Hand of St. Gregory the Illuminator.

St. Mesrop Mashtots Church

St. Mesrop Mashtots Church was built in the V century in Oshakan, where the grave of St. Mesrop Mashtots - the inventor of the Armenian alphabet in 405 AD is located.

Essential information

  • Small Groups

    The prices are calculated per person for double occupancy in the group consisting of 8 people. The prices could be changed due to the increase or decrease in the group number. For more details please contact our tour experts.

  • Accommodation

    We offer you 4-star hotels in the city centre or if you prefer to stay in a tranquil area - a bit far from it. So, they are subject to change due to your preferences, which may cause changes in the price. For more details please contact our experienced travel experts.

  • Full board

    In this trip, all breakfasts, lunches, and dinners are included. We will get acquainted with traditional Armenian cuisine in folkloric restaurants, authentic village houses, as well as open-air to admire the incredible beauty of the nature of Armenia.

  • Itinerary Customization

    If you love one of our current itineraries but want to customize it privately as a family, business, school, or group of friends, you are able to add or remove as many elements as you like to suit the interests of your group. Alternatively, you can start with a blank canvas and we can work together to design your own fully customized itinerary from day one. Just get in touch with us today.

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  • How to Book

    You can book your tour to Armenia by one of the following ways:

    • Click on the icon “Reserve Now” near the tour you like, fill in the online booking form and send it to us or;
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    • Contact us by the following phone number: + 374 91 37 77 88

  • Booking Terms

    Once we received your application, your tour expert will contact you to discuss and confirm all the details. After, we will send a non-refundable deposit invoice of 50-100 USD or your country's equivalent currency per person (depending on the tour price). When the deposit is received, we will start your hotel reservation and other service bookings and will send your Tour Voucher with all the trip details.

  • Payment Forms

    Tours in Land of Origin DMC should be paid in two parts - prepayment and final payment: You can make a prepayment by Bank transfer. We will provide you with an invoice with details and a sum for the payment in any currency you prefer. The final payment is made after your arrival in Armenia before the start of the tour. If we do not receive all payments at the due time, we reserve the right to cancel your booking and apply the relevant cancellation charges (detailed below). You can make the payment by one of the following ways: • By credit card (3% charge is applied if the balance payment is made by credit card) • By bank transfer

  • Cancellation

    If you or a member of your group wants to cancel the tour, please, inform our company as soon as possible in written form. Please, note that the prepayment is non-refundable, however, you can use it throughout the year and book another tour.

  • Rights and obligations

    Under the obligation of forced circumstances (weather, holidays) we can make some changes in the itinerary, however, all that relates to services and attractions will remain unchanged. We also request to report all complaints and any claims during the tour immediately and promptly. If possible, all problems will be solved. If the tourist does not report any complaint, the compensation will not be implemented. Please, also note that the is not liable for services not included in the tour price. Our responsibility is limited only to the extent provided by our tour. Force majeure or any other event which is beyond our control and which is not preventable by reasonable diligence on our part frees both parties from liability or obligation. In the case of Force majeure, we don’t issue any refund. Land of Origin DMC guarantees the refund of clients' money for unfulfilled services.

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