Khor-Virap, Areni, Noravank, Excavation Site - Price includes Transportation
We will start a little early this morning to have the best view of Mount Ararat from Khor virap monastery. A monastery which is the cradle of Armenian Christianity. This is where Grigor the Illuminator was imprisoned for 13 years. Later drive to Areni wine region. We will stop at one of the local wineries to have some wine tasting. Areni itself is the name of a grape type which grows only here. We will also visit Areni caves where the oldest leather shoe and the oldest wine press were discovered in the result of recent excavations, the excavations are still going on there, may be they are looking for the other pair of the leather shoe, haha. A spectacular view will open up from the sunroof of my car when we drive to Noravank monastery through the Gnshik Canyon which is like Armenian Grand Canyon. Noravank monastery indeed proves once again that Armenian people can be proud of there medieval architecture. It's a total harmony between architecture and nature.
We Start from Yerevan and head towards south
first Stop is Khor Virap
Than Noravank Where we will enter the cave of excavation before visiting the Noravank Monastery
Wine tasting in Areni village
Lunch will be in Areni
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Airport, Railway Station, (Tbilisi on additional charge of 120$)
End location: Wherever it is convenient for you.
Duration: 10 hours
You will get around in very comfortable SUV (Toyota Sequoia limited) which has got air conditioning, and a sunroof from where you can take nice picture while the car is in motion.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
4000 Amd - Lunch
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We enjoyed the tour very much. Hayk was full of concrete and useful information that he shared with us in very clear and creative ways. Apart from learning a lot we had a wonderful time and it was an experience that none of us will forget. Thanks for everything!