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Get out of Yerevan for a day of exploring Armenia on a full-day trip to Khor Virap, Norovank Monastery, T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, and Areni, a wine-growing town in a scenic landscape. With a guide to help bring each destination to life, you’ll discover history, the natural world, and some of Armenia’s most distinctive wines. This full-day tour departs from central Yerevan, with pickup and drop-off at centrally located hotels, and includes entrance fees, light refreshments, and transport in a climate-controlled vehicle.
The spectacular towering cliffs surrounding the monastery are part of the Azat River gorge, and are included together with the monastery in the World Heritage Site listing. Some of the churches within the monastery complex are entirely dug out of the cliff rocks, others are little more than caves, while others are elaborate structures, with both architecturally complex walled sections and rooms deep inside the cliff. The combination, together with numerous engraved and free-standing khachkars is a unique sight, being one of the most frequented tourist destinations in Armenia.
The monasteries at Garni, Geghard, and Lake Sevan are tricky to see in one day from Yerevan without a car. On this private customizable full-day tour, visit all three with a guide. Depart from your Yerevan hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle and make your way to the pagan temple at Garni. Continue on to the 13th-century Geghard Monastery before traveling on to Lake Sevan, where you can visit Sevanavank Monastery.
Discover several top landmarks in the Lori region of Armenia with a full-day tour. Visit the monastery of Haghpat and the Sanahin Monastery, and learn about the history of each site. Stop at the Odzun Church, a basilica dating back to the 7th century. Explore a museum dedicated to the Armenian poet Hovhannes Tumanyan.
Travel 40 minutes from Yerevan to Khor Virap, the most visited pilgrimage site in Armenia. This is the site where the man who would become Saint Gregory was held in a claustrophobic pit (still viewable) for 13 years, kept alive by local Christians. Learn about the history of Christianity and Catholicism in the country, all in the shadow of Mt. Ararat, the national symbol of Armenia.
Embark on a journey through a few of Armenia’s Christian sites during this private tour from Yerevan. Learn about the story of St. Gregory the Illuminator, who brought Christianity to the region, at the Khor Virap Monastery. Continue on to Noravank Monastery where you can see medieval structures dating back to the 13th century and cap off your day with a stop at Areni vineyard to sample Armenian wine.
Armenia is chock full of beautiful medieval monasteries and churches. This tour covers three significant structures—Odzun, Akhtala, and Sanahin—on a full-day private tour through the Lori province. so visitors can get a glimpse of Armenian heritage. Learn about their histories and admire the architecture and frescoes that adorn each building as you explore.
Discover Armenia’s deep spiritualism during this private tour from Garni. Over the course of the day, visit Garni Temple, a pagan monument dedicated to the sun god Mithra, and the monasteries of Geghard and Sevanavank, both important to Armenian Christians. Admire the unique architecture of each location and listen to engaging commentary from your guide about Armenia’s religious history.
Khor Virap Monastery is one of Armenia’s most important pilgrimage attraction with an amazing views of the sacred Mount Ararat where Noah's Arc landed. This is a full-day tour from Yerevan, travel by private vehicle with flexible time at attraction and for taking photos. After Khor Virap you will have a wine tasting at Areni winery and visit Bird's Cave, then proceed to Noravank Monastery.
One of the oldest cities in the world, humans have inhabited Yerevan for more than 2,800 years. It is the administrative, cultural, and industrial center of Armenia, and on this tour, you’ll see the highlights with a local guide. Visit the Cascade—a colossal staircase connecting downtown with the Monument neighborhood—the Opera House, Swan Lake, Republic Square, and Abovyan Avenue. You’ll also tour Vernissage, a large souvenir and open-air market.
Khor Virap Monastery is one of Armenia’s most important pilgrimage attraction with an amazing views of the sacred Mount Ararat where Noah's Arc landed. This is a full-day tour from Yerevan, travel by private vehicle with flexible time at attraction and for taking photos. After Khor Virap you will have a wine testing at Areni winery and visit Bird's Cave, the proceed to Noravank Monastery. At the end of the tour you will visit Jermuk spa town with its waterfall and thermal water gallery.
During the tour you have the opportunity to get acquainted with the history of the creation of the Armenian Alphabet, 7-th century "fortress in the clouds" - Amberd, which is situated on the southern slopes of the Mount Aragats - the highest mountain in the Armenian Highlands.
Discover the complexity of Armenia’s religious history during this private tour from Yerevan. First, visit the town of Garni where you can visit a temple built in the first century AD dedicated to the sun god Mithra. Then, visit the famous cave monastery of Geghard, built in the 4th century by Saint Gregory the Illuminator. You can also see the view of Mt. Ararat from Charent’s Arch on the way.
Get out of the the city and explore the highlights outside of Yerevan. Depart from your hotel and travel in a private air-conditioned vehicle to Khor Virap Monastery. Take in the sweeping views of Mount Ararat. Continue on to Novarank and admire the medieval architecture. Stop by the archaeological site at Bird’s Cave. Our last destination will be Areni Winery.