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From Tbilisi: Day Trip to Armenia Including Homemade Lunch

1. From Tbilisi: Day Trip to Armenia Including Homemade Lunch

Start your tour at the Akhtala Monastery, a church from the 12th century which contains beautiful frescoes and is surrounded by copper smelting caves as well as a copper smelting factory. The second destination of the tour is the Haghpat Monastery, located in Haghpat Village and is a UNESCO-listed site. It is one of the most beautiful medieval masterpieces in Armenia. Then you can have lunch and try some traditional Armenian food. Following lunch, you'll make 3 stops on your way to visit the second UNESCO Heritage Site, Sanahin.  The first will be a 13th-century bridge, the second for a Debed canyon with astonishing views, and the third for the Mikoyan Brothers' museum, where an original aircraft (MiG 21) will surprise you. Finally, travel back through the border to Tbilisi.

From Tbilisi: Armenia Day Tour with Lunch

2. From Tbilisi: Armenia Day Tour with Lunch

Armenia, with its distinctive culture, its beautiful rocky mountains and ancient history is a must-see when traveling in the Caucasus region. Discover the beauty of Northern Armenia on this day trip from Tbilisi, with your tour starting at 9:00AM, after which you will head for the border. From here the landscape will begin to change, as you drive through the narrow gorges of the Debed River in between the high rocky mountains. The time seems to stand still in this part of the country, with its typical Soviet cars and huge copper factories built in the middle of the mountains, the scenery is full of bizarre beauty. The tour includes several main sightseeing objects of Northern Armenia, such as the historic Lori region, the fortified monastery of Akhtala, a unique example of wonderfully preserved frescoes from the 11th century and the two UNESCO protected monasteries of Sanahin and Haghpat. The history of the two monasteries in Alaverdi is connected by a legend of father and son and you can see many similarities, but also differences in their architecture. Both places are known for their beautiful architecture and the unique hachkars, as well as the stone crosses, a signature of Armenian art. Before heading back to Tbilisi you can taste authentic Armenian food in a traditional restaurant by the river.

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What people are saying about Haghpat

The trip is really worth it even its just for a day. Len is really informative and helpful. Just ask him any questions or concerns if you have any. The lunch is amazing. I didn’t eat veggies much and most of the meals is veggies. But turned out I really love the veggie meal! It’s really tasty. The trip to the monastery is really chill and I really enjoy it. Recommended for anyone that have short time in Tbilisi.

We had a fantastic day in Armenia. Our guide Lika was very helpful and told us a lot of interesting facts about sights we saw, local history and traditions. It was super interesting. Lunch was the highlight of the trip, we tasted delicious traditional Armenian dishes with great view and in very friendly atmosphere. I will definitely reccomend this trip to everyone

The tour was excellent with a good balance of the churches, nature and industrial influence. Beka was a superb guide! His passion for history, Georgia and the wider reason came through very strongly. His stories and humour added to the experience. The lunch with the family was superb and an added bonus. Overall - cannot recommend it highly enough.

Travel 60 years back to the times of the Soviet Union. Very good to see what communism does to a country. Nice tour guides, delicious lunch with a family.

Excellent day out. Guide and driver delivered an excellent itinerary. Never rushed and always felt safe. Highly recommended