Jolfa and Armenian churches

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Standard: €142

Economy: €80

  • 2 Days
  • Tabriz

About the tour

Armenian Culture in Iran

This tour is special for visiting Armenian cathedrals which are UNESCO sites. You will drive to border of Azerbaijan enjoying scenery of mountains and Aras river which are Grand canyon of Iran.  

Armenian Churches tour in Iran

The Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran, in the north-west of the country, consists of three monastic ensembles of the Armenian Christian faith: St Thaddeus and St Stepanos and the Chapel of Dzordzor. These edifices - the oldest of which, St Thaddeus, dates back to the 7th century – are examples of outstanding universal value of the Armenian architectural and decorative traditions. They bear testimony to very important interchanges with the other regional cultures, in particular the Byzantine, Orthodox and Persian. Situated on the south-eastern fringe of the main zone of the Armenian cultural space, the monasteries constituted a major centre for the dissemination of that culture in the region


  • Transportation
  • 4 star hotel
  • Professional guide
  • Meals (Optional)
  • Entrance fee

Tour Rules

The Itinerary Is Flexible.Please Contact Us Or Book The Tour For More Details.
The Price Is For One Person With A Minimum Of 2 People and no meals (BB).
Economy tours hotels are 2* with private car transportation with no guide excluding meals and entrance fees.
In Standard tours private car will be used and you will have a guide in whole trip and hotels are 4* including entrance fees.
It's possible to choose a luxury version on above mentioned tour with additional price to the standard version to have a private VIP transportation and suite in 5* hotels. 

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Day 1Drive to Maku

Today you will drive to Jolfa in northern Tabriz. Continuing along Aras river to visit Saint Stepanous church date back to 7th A.D.It is situated in a deep canyon along the Aras river on the Iranian side of the border between Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic and Iran. Since 2008 it has been registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage List together with the St. Thaddeus Monastery and the Chapel of Dzordzor Then continue to Maku through wonderful scenery of Aras dam and river. Overnight in Maku.

Day 2Back to Tabriz

Drive to Baroon village to visit Dzordzor chapel (part of Mary church) and enjoy nice view of Mount Ararat in Turkey and visit Sardar palace (palace of Maku's ruler in Qajar period) on the way back to Maku. Continue to Saint Thaddeus church the oldest one in Iran. His quiet, isolated monstary located in the wilderness hinterlands of ancient Armenia is believed to stand on the site of the martyrdom and/or burial of the Apostle Thaddeus, or Jude. It is revered by both the Oriental Orthodox and Assyrian Orthodox Churches, especially members of the Armenian Apostolic Church Back to Tabriz late evening.

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