Private Tour: Khor Virap, Noravank, “Hin Areni” winery, Birds Cave, Tatev

Private Tour: Khor Virap, Noravank, “Hin Areni” winery, Birds Cave, Tatev

Although there are various historical landmarks in Armenia, the oldest and most well-known is probably the Biblical Mount Ararat. A place that can’t be missed whilst in Armenia is Tatev Monastery, which once was the educational and spiritual center of Armenia. It’s built on a high plateau in the Vorotan river gorge, and is surrounded by breathtaking mountains and dense forests. You can reach here riding the world’s longest cableway Wings of Tatev. 

Itinerary
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Stop At: Khor Virap, Highway 11 - Near the village of Pokr Vedi Artashat, Lusarat 0612 Armenia

The 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 was built of the place of the former royal prison, located on the historical site of Artashat. It was this very prison in which they kept Gregory the Illuminator, the first Armenian Catholicos, for a whole 13 years. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that this place is one of the most sacred spots for Armenians around the world. Likewise, it’s also the closest point to the Mount Ararat from Armenia; very often this spot becomes the number 1 reason to visit our country!

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, Highway At the Entrance To Noravank Canyon, Areni 3604 Armenia

The tour will take you to the Bird’s Cave. In 2008, archeologists discovered several of the world’s oldest artifacts, including a leather shoe and a winery. The site, overlooking Arpa River near the town of Areni, is claimed to date mostly to the Early Bronze Age (around 5,000-6,000 years ago). It also contains evidence of elaborate burial rituals and agricultural practices.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Noravank Monastery, NoravankMonastery Road Amaghu Valley, Areni 3604 Armenia

Aside from Khor Virap, 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 in the end of the Gnishik Canyon. Here you will see the one and only depiction of God the Father in Armenia, which is just as astonishing as the face of Jesus Christ that appeared on the dome of the Church’s narthex. Built by Orbelian noblemen, it stands out among our churches as the sepulcher of this noble family, making it unique since it was absolutely prohibited to bury people inside a church since the 5th century.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Wings of Tatev, Tatev Gateway, Halidzor 3218 Armenia

The longest cable-way in the world (approx. 6 km), which was registered in the Guinness book of records in 2010. During your ride, you will enjoy a spectacular view over one of the most beautiful spots in Armenia (if not in the world).

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tatev Monastery, Highway 45, Tatev 3218 Armenia

A place that can’t be missed whilst in Armenia is Tatev Monastery, which once was the educational and spiritual center of Armenia. It’s built on a high plateau in the Vorotan river gorge, and is surrounded by breathtaking mountains and dense forests.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Hin Areni Winery, Areni Armenia

What concerns the “finishing touch” to this tour, you will be given a 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 actual town of Areni itself, which we will make a stop at before finishing the trip.

Duration: 30 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Children must be accompanied by an adult"
"Possible languages: English, Russian. In case the tour is organized in other language, changes of the prices are possible."
"Stroller accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
""Wings of Tatev" cable car is closed on Mondays."
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"



Duración: 13 To 14 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Yerani Travel, 17 Բուզանդի փողոց, Yerevan 0010, Armenia

Traveler pickup is offered
If you are interested in a pick up service, just let us know and we will organize it for you free of
charge!


Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Incluye

  • Hotel Pick up and Drop off
  • WiFi on board
  • Professional driver
  • Bottle of Water
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • "Hin Areni" winery ticket - 1000 AMD per person
  • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Hin Areni Winery

No Incluye

  • Food and drinks (upon request)
  • Professional guide (upon request)
  • Entry/Admission - T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave
  • Entry/Admission - Wings of Tatev

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