1. Armenia
  2. Yerevan
  3. Khor Virap

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

Product ID: 246072
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 wine-making region.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, Russian
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English, Russian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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
What’s Not Included
  • Accommodation
  • Visa
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

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Meeting point

Supplier office located in Yerevan city center near Cascade complex; 2 Marshal Baghramyan Ave, Yerevan.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.9 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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The guide was very good and helpful and explained all the locations with patience. Good vehicle for the entire trip even though it was raining and roads were pretty bad. Lunch was at a very scenic location and was very good. Having a 3 yr old I had my doubts for the trip, but it turned out to be a memorable one.

December 8, 2019

A highly recommended day out, exploring some of the interesting sites Armenia has to offer.

October 28, 2019

Well organized

Everything went well, the guide tried to give us as much info as possible and the driver drove safely.

September 5, 2019

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Yerani Travel

Product ID: 246072