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From Tbilisi: Private Day Trip to Armenia

Product ID: 176754
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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
Duration 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English

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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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
What’s Not Included
  • Visa related fees
  • Souvenirs
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport
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.
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Product ID: 176754