Khor Virap, Areni, Noravank, Goris (overnight), Tatev, Karahunj (Zorats Karer)

The first destination of our trip is one of the must see places in Armenia - Khor Virap.
The next stop will be Monastery Noravank, which dates back to XIII—XIV centuries. After visiting these two monastries we will leave for Goris for overnight. 

After the breakfast we will visit Karahunj Observatory,  also known as Zorats Karer or Zorats Kar is a megalithic composition of Bronze Age tombs and over 220 standing stones.

The next destination is another famous monument of medieval Armenian architecture - Tatev Monastery, which was built in the 9th-13th centuries. In translation from the old Armenian (grabar) "tatev" means "give wings". Thanks to the construction of the Wings of Tatev, the longest cable car in the world (5.7 km), the complex has become one of the most visited places in Armenia.

On our way back to Yerevan we will have a short stop in Areni winery, where you have an opportunity to taste armenian wine and get acquainted with the history of wine making in Armenia.

Duration 2 days
Pickup Hotel pickup available
Voucher Mobile ticket
What's included :
  • Wine tasting
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle according to the number of participants
  • Entry/Admission - Areni Wine Factory
What's excluded :
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Tatev ropeway ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Wings of Tatev

Day 1: Khor Virap - Areni winery - Noravank - Goris (overnight)

Stop At: Khor Virap, Highway 11 - Near the village of Pokr Vedi Artashat, Lusarat 0612 Armenia
Khor Virap monastery is where Grigor Luisavorich (St. Gregory the Illuminator) was imprisoned for 13 years before curing King Trdat III of a disease. This caused the adoption of Christianity in Armenia in the year 301.

In fact, the name Khor Virap means “deep pit”, named after the prison where St. Gregory the Illuminator was held.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Areni Wine Factory, Areni Armenia
Get acquainted with the production process, taste the local wines.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Noravank Monastery, NoravankMonastery Road Amaghu Valley, Areni 3604 Armenia
The Monastery Noravank dates back to XIII—XIV centuries. The complex includes the 1339 St. Astvatsatsin sepulchre-church, St. Stepanos Nakhavka and gavit, the St. Grigor Church and Stepanos Orbelian Sepulchre, the remains of medieval chapels and residential quarters and a modern office and hall.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Tatev - Karahundj

Stop At: Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), Sisian Armenia
Karahunj Observatory is also known as Zorats Karer or Zorats Kar is a megalithic composition of Bronze Age tombs (cists, dolmens or tumuli) and over 220 standing stones (menhirs).
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Tatev Monastery, Highway 45, Tatev 3218 Armenia
The monastery was built in the 9th-13th centuries. In translation from the old Armenian (grabar) "tatev" means "give wings". Indeed, located at a great height, it seems that Tatev stretches upward to the sky.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Wings of Tatev, Tatev Gateway, Halidzor 3218 Armenia
It is the longest cable car in the world (5.7 km).
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
Departure Point :
Traveler pickup is offered
Please mention the exact location you want to be picked up at.
Departure Time :
9:00 AM
Return Detail :
-
Hotel Pickup :
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

7

Organised by Land of Noah Travel Agency

Activity ID: V-92438P43

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