Khor-Virap, Areni, Noravank, Excavation Site - Price includes Transportation
A day dedicated to exploration of Southern Armenia combining the magic of Armenia's finest mediaeval architecture with stunning landscapes. The first stop of our trip is Khor Virap, the most sacred pilgrimage destination in Armenia not only because it's the only place in Armenia where you'll get the best view of the biblical Mount Ararat, but this is where St. Gregory the Illuminator was imprisoned for 13 years by the King Tiridates III for preaching Christianity. Our next stop is the Monastery of Noravank, an architectural gemstone nestled among brick-red cliffs, just above a deep gorge. It's only here where you can see a bas-relief with the representation of Father God with almond-shaped eyes which look far ahead. We'll drive to Areni village, the cradle of viticulture! This is where world's ancient winery was discovered recently (6000years old)! Winery tour and wine tasting (about 11 sorts of wine including pomegranate and cherry wines).
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$)
End location: Wherever it is convenient for you.
Duration: 10 hours
You will get around in very comfortable SUV (Toyota Sequoia limited) which has got air conditioning, and a sunroof from where you can take nice picture while the car is in motion.
Transportation in a very comfortable SUV (Toyota Sequoia limited)
My Guiding Service and Assistance
Free wifi in the car
wine tasting fee
all entry tickets to sights
Hotel (hotels starts from 20$ to 100$ per person)
Food (lunch will be approximately 10$ per person).
entry tickets for monuments.
I can organize you hotel bookings, or nice apartments which are cheaper than the hotels.
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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!