From Tbilisi: Private Day Trip to Armenia

4.9 / 5

13 Reviews

From Tbilisi: Private Day Trip to Armenia

From US$ 157.45 per person

Explore Northern Armenia on a private day trip from Tbilisi. Visit the key sights such as UNESCO protected Sanahin and Haghpat monasteries, and see the bizarre beauty of rocky mountains and abandoned Soviet towns.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Small group
Limited to 15 participants
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 10 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Your accommodation in Tbilisi

Experience

Highlights
  • See the key sights of Northern Armenia in 1 day
  • Visit two UNESCO world heritage sights
  • Enjoy a stunning mix of mountainous landscapes and abandoned Soviet factories
  • Taste authentic Armenian dishes in a small traditional restaurant
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Private transfer with door to door service
  • English-speaking guide
  • Lunch in a traditional Armenian restaurant
  • Visa related fees
  • Souvenirs
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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What to bring

  • Passport
  • Visa, if required

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • Even though in most cases Armenia doesn't require a visa or offers a visa on arrival, please consult the website of Armenian MFA or Embassy in your country to ensure that you are eligible for visa-free entry or for the visa on arrival.
  • Please make sure that you have all the necessary documents with you to cross the border.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
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Excellent!

We were picked up at the accommodation. Everything went smoothly and well in passport control. You can switch to Armenian currency at the border check. Traveled through a fabulously beautiful landscape on bumpy and winding roads. Our driver / guide was very nice and knowledgeable. We learned a lot about the history of Armenia and visited many historical sites. A fantastic Armenian lunch was included in the price. This tour is highly recommended!

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2 July 2019

Great day trip from Tbilisi to Armenia! Visited 3 monasteries, the Armenian landscape and tasted Armenian food. We had a very careful but speedy driver and a fantastic guide (ask for Zaza). Zaza was super motivated, funny and speaks very good English.

24 June 2019

Nice trip.

31 May 2019

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