Noravank Monastery and Areni wine region

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Tour Number

Activity Level

61670


Categories

Food and Wine, Museums / Culture, Nature and Wildlife

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a car

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

Russian (fluent), Hindi (fluent), English (fluent)

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.

Itinerary

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

Transportation

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.

What’s Included

Transportation in a very comfortable SUV (Toyota Sequoia limited)
Fuel
My Guiding Service and Assistance
Free wifi in the car
wine tasting fee
all entry tickets to sights

What’s Extra

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.

A Recent Review of this tour

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!
Antonio Darszon

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