Tour To The Places Visited by The Apostles St. Thaddeus And St. Bartholomew

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As part of this tour, we’ll be in all the places where St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew visited once. We’ll be in little-known monasteries and learn about the history of Christianity in Armenia

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350 tour.USD 320 tour.USD 305 tour.USD 285 tour.USD 265 tour.USD
Included Accommodation Breakfast Guide Transfer from/to airport Transport A bottle of water daily Delicious baking - Gata
Not Included Flight Food Insurance
Important The price is for per person, depending on the number of people in a double room.
You can choose any other hotel in Armenia (some changes are possible in the price).
The program may be changed according to your preferences (some changes are possible in the price).
The price is for per-person. It varies depending on the number of participants

Tour Plan

  1. Day 1: Arrival in Armenia, Yerevan.

    Transfer to the hotel, rest. Later walk around Yerevan and dinner in a traditional Armenian restaurant, depending on the hour of arrival. 

  2. Day 2: Vayots Dzor Region, Place visited by the Apostles St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew

    The pilgrimage to the Holy places will begin at 9 o’clock after breakfast.

    The first destination will be an ancient chapel located next to the river Gnishik on the way to Noravank. According to a legend, when St Thaddeus preached in these places and showed people a part of the Holy cross (on which Jesus Christ was crucified), it was very hot and a touch of a Holy power revealed a source of water which quenched the thirst of the seekers. After the adoption of Christianity as a state religion, a temple was built in this source, and the water became healing.

    Leaving the temple, we’ll go to Noravank. Then we’ll have lunch in a wonderful restaurant called Lchak where we’ll try the delicious Armenian cuisine.

    Then we’ll go to the ancient chapel of the town of Vayk where a crowd of people listened to sermons of St. Bartholomew when he was there with Christian relics (including the icon of the Mother of God). The faithful built this chapel when one of the first Christian regions was established there.

    We’ll have dinner at the best local restaurant and stay at the Vayk hotel.

  3. Day 3: Martiros village - Bgheno-Noravank monastery - Yerevan

    We’ll start our way to the village of Martiros (which means Martyr) at 9 AM after breakfast. According to a legend, when a small part of the icon of the Mother of God was left here to the Christian community in 65 AD, persecution began against the community. Some faithful people hid in a small cave and died as martyrs and then the believers began to deepen a little cave. Later in the 13th century, a church was built there inside the rock and was dedicated to the Holy Mother of God.

    Our next stop will be a restaurant where we’ll have lunch and continue our way to Bgheno-Noravank monastery, Syunik province, founded in 1062. The monastery consists of a small Church, richly decorated with reliefs on biblical motifs. The ruins of this building were found in 1920 by the famous prose-writer Axel Bakunts. Near the monastery, a hospital was built for leapers, who were cured thanks to the relics of St. Bartholomew and St Thaddeus.
    Then we’ll return back to Yerevan.

  4. Day 4: Dsegh - Forty Martyrs Church - Tsover Lake - Kobayr - Yerevan

    Having breakfast, we’ll leave for the village of Dsegh where we’ll explore the Forty Martyrs church dedicated to the forty martyrs who didn’t give up on Christianity and were killed by Roman soldiers. The memory of the forty martyrs is included among the circle of the most revered holidays. On their commemoration day, the severity of Lent is eased and the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts is celebrated.

    Leaving the church, we’ll visit the small lake of Tsover and perform a small ritual dedicated to the forty martyrs. We’ll have a country-style lunch in the village of Dsegh. Upon returning to Yerevan, we’ll visit the Kobayr monastery where the Holy Apostles also preached. 

    We’ll finish our pilgrimage there and return back to Yerevan.

  5. Day 5: Transfer to airport, flight.

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