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Tbilisi: Full-Day Armenia Tour

Tbilisi: Full-Day Armenia Tour

From $130 per person

Discover Armenia on a full-day tour from Tsibili. Explore 2 UNESCO heritage sites and travel back through time to the Soviet Union.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Russian

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Akhtala Monastery
  • Wander through the Haghpat Monastery
  • See a Copper Smelting Factory
  • Take in the views over Debed Canyon
  • Encounter an MiG 21 aircraft
  • Discover Sanahin Monastery, UNESCO heritage site
Full description
You'll begin at 8:30AM, as your guide meets you in front of the Avlabari Metro Station. From there it will take roughly an hour to get to the border, with crossing the border taking around 40 minutes. The first sight of the tour will be the Akhtala Monastery, a church from the 13th 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, which is located in Haghpat Village and is a UNESCO-listed site. It is one of the most beautiful medieval masterpieces in Armenia, and one can't help but think that God's hand played a part in building such an incredible construction. You will then have 2 options for lunch, which can be organized at a local family's home or at a restaurant. 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. You will finally travel back through the border to Tbilisi, where you will arrive at approximately 8:00PM.
Includes
  • Guide's service
  • Transportation
  • Bottle of water
  • Food and drinks
  • Visa for required countries
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Your guide will meet you in front of the metro station at 8:30AM. They will be holding a company flag which you will be able to see easily.

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What to bring

  • Passport
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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This was a great tour that exceeded my expectations. Nika (guide) and Misho (driver) were wonderful. Nika spoke excellent English and was very entertaining and knowledgeable of all of the sites we visited. Misha was a superb driver, successfully minimizing the "Armenian massage" effects of the rough road surfaces and potholes. The tour is a very interesting mix of historic monasteries, decayed and grim industrial landscape, spectacular natural mountain/canyon landscapes and excellent food. Highly recommended and great value.

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March 1, 2020

Wonderful tour in northern Armenia! You feel like you have been transported back to the Soviet times. The north impresses above all with its nature and the large canyon. The churches and monasteries are very beautiful, each different, if only because of the religious differences. It was a beautiful day !

February 20, 2020

Good enough tour to experience some part of Armenia in a day. A valuable, different kind of experience. Weather a bit windy in winter. Had a cozy transport, kind driver (thanks Misha!) wise tour guide aka attentive guardian from border to border (thanks Georgi!)... Totally safe for solo female traveler. *Booked for a small group tour but I was the only one signed up :)

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February 5, 2020

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