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From Yerevan: Khorvirap, Noravank, & Areni Winery Day Trip

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Activity provider: Yerani Travel

From Yerevan: Khorvirap, Noravank, & Areni Winery Day Trip

Activity provider: Yerani Travel
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From US$ 42.68 per person

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Explore Khorivap, Noravank, and Areni on a full-day trip departing from Yerevan. See famous sights such as Mount Ararat, and Khor Virap. Visit a winery in Armenia’s millennia-old winemaking.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Russian

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the views from Khor Virap monastery
  • Visit Hin Areni Winery
  • Explore the Noravank Monastery
Full description
Khor Virap Monastery is located about an hour’s drive away from the capital Yerevan, and offers an amazing view of Armenia’s defining symbol – the majestic Ararat. Khor Virap translates as deep dungeon, and it was built on the place of the former royal prison, located on the historical site of Artashat. The Monastery is also one of the most sacred spots for Armenians around the world. This tour will also take you to the Areni Cave (Bird’s Cave). In 2008, archeologists discovered several of the world’s oldest artifacts, including a leather shoe and a winery here. The site, overlooking Arpa River near the town of Areni, is claimed to date back to the Early Bronze Age. It contains evidence of elaborate burial rituals and agricultural practices. Another place that can’t be missed is Noravank. It is one of the gems of medieval Armenian architecture, nestled high among the stunning brick-red cliffs at the end of the Gnishik Canyon. Afterwards, you will be given the chance to taste and even purchase Armenia’s renowned Areni wine, made from the oldest grape variety in the whole world. The wine is available in several wineries in the town of Areni itself. You will also taste the most famous dishes of traditional Armenian cuisine.
Includes
  • Guaranteed departure
  • Professional and knowledgeable guide
  • All entrance fees during the tour
  • Armenian traditional lunch at local restaurant
  • Refreshments during tours (bottle of water, local sweet)
  • New comfortable vehicles with WI-FI on board
  • Passenger insurance in the vehicle
  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Visa
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • The tour might be in two languages at once
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 50 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Bus was good , Driver excellent, we were driving on pretty difficult, windy roads . Stops were gorgeous and plenty of time to explore or soak it in . I found female guide strange , very sour faced , didn't give clear times to be back at bus . Didn't want to be or spend time with group . I didn't get my food option or black tea as staff spoke no English at restaurant and seem not to be able to read Armenian either. Guide more interested in eating her lunch and gazing at the pond . Shame she let a good trip become a bit sour

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July 7, 2022

The trip was great. Our guide Hasmik was friendly, knowledgeable, and didn't spare a chance to give us as more information as possible. The schedule was respected and always on time. The lunch was tasty, and in a beautiful restaurant with stunning surrounding. The driver drove safe also. Overall, the experience exceeded my expectations and it deserves every penny spent. Totally recommended.

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April 20, 2022

The group tour was really worth every penny. Our Driver Mr. Marat keeps us safe during the travel. With a smile on his face. Our tour guide Sona was very informative, accommodated both Russians and English speaking tourists, she filled us up with every bits and pieces of the Armenian history. Thank you again! Next time I’ll bring my family, and will hire you again

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March 7, 2022

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