Enjoy an excursion out to the Church of the Holy Virgin Hripsime which has been standing since 618 AD. The 7th century church of the Holy Virgin Gayane is also situated in Etchmiadzin city. These virgins martyred to spread Christianity in Armenia.
Then visit Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, the religious center of Armenia. During this trip, you can discover also the treasure museum, which is home of the well-known spear, with the help of which the Roman soldier pierced the side of Christ. In Armenian it is called “geghard”. At first it was kept in the Geghard monastery.
On the way back to Yerevan enjoy the next Armenian 7th century beauty Zvartnots, which means “Angels meeting”. Both Zvartnots temple and Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin are listed in UNESCO World’s Cultural Heritage Sites.