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$44 Cultural & Theme Tours

Group Tour: Hin Areni wine factory, Tatev-Ropeway, Khndzoresk caves & bridge

The tour starts at 9am from the local operators office, then you'll board a climate-controlled vehicle for the trip to southern Armenia, with the first stop of the day at the historic village of Areni. Tour a wine factory to learn what makes Areni wines so distinctive, and see the distinctive architecture of the 14th-century St. Astvatsatsin Church.Continue to Tatev Monastery, once the wealthiest medieval monastery in Armenia and a strategic center of the kingdom. Discover the secret passageways that linked the monastery and outside world during tumultuous times, then ride the Wing of Tatev, an aerial tramway stretching 3.5 miles (5.7 km.) across the River Vorotan Gorge, linking Tatev Monastery with a hill by the village of Halidzor. Take a break for lunch at a restaurant near Wings of Tatev, choosing between four set menus (own expense). The last stop of the day is Khndzoresk, a village that's famous for natural stone carpets and homes built directly into mountain caves, which also served as a stronghold for Syunik during the 18th-century national liberation movement.Following your time at Khndzoresk, begin the return trip to Yerevan, where this tour concludes at the original departure point.

$23 Cultural & Theme Tours

Group Tour: Khor Virap, Noravank, ancient "Birds-Cave", Hin Areni (wine tasting)

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Hyur Service, Yerevanstarting and ending pointDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Khor Virap, Lusarat, Ararat Provincemonastery complex with a great view to Mt. AraratDuration: 1 hourStop At: Noravank Monastery, Areni, Vayots Dzor Provincemonastery complexDuration: 1 hourStop At: Hin Areni Winery, Areni, Vayots Dzor ProvinceTour and tastingDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, Areni, Vayots Dzor Provinceancient cave where 5500 years old shoe was foundDuration: 40 minutes

$27 Cultural & Theme Tours

Group Tour: Khor Virap, Noravank, Jermuk, Hin Areni wine factory (tasting)

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Hyur Service, Yerevanstarting and returning pointDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Khor Virap, Lusarat, Ararat Provincewith great view to Biblical mount AraratDuration: 1 hourStop At: Noravank Monastery, Areni, Vayots Dzor Provincesurrounded with mountainsDuration: 1 hourStop At: Mineral water gallerytown with optional visit of waterfall (own expense)Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Hin Areni Winery, Areni, Vayots Dzor Provincetour and tastingDuration: 45 minutes

$39.64 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Trip: Tatev Ropeway, Monastery,Karahunge, Shaki waterfall,Areni Winery,lunch

The tour will take you to Karahunge, the Armenian Stonehenge, which is a whopping 2500 years older than the world famous Stonehenge. This is one of the most mystical spots on our planet and is yet to be explored!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. During your ride, you will enjoy a spectacular view over one of the most beautiful spots in Armenia (if not in the world).The next stop is Shaki Waterfall. It is located in Syunik Province. On the left side of the river Vorotan’s gorge, basalt lava flows have solidified to form a ledge 18 meters high from which the waterfall cascades down.During this trip you will also have a chance to visit Areni, that is known for its spectacular history in winemaking, bearing the name of one of the oldest grape varieties in the world. So if you are a Wine connoisseur, don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit Areni and all of its vineyards.As part of the tour, guests will taste the most famous dishes of traditional Armenian cuisine. The dishes are unique with their taste and appetizing aroma, characteristic only for Armenian cuisine.

$200 Outdoor Activities

King Smbat Fortress Full Day Off-Road Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Khor Virap, Lusarat, Ararat ProvinceVisiting Khor Virab monasteryDuration: 1 hourStop At: Noravank Monastery, Areni, Vayots Dzor ProvinceVisiting Noravank monasteryDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Smbataberd Fortress, Yeghegis, Vayots Dzor ProvinceOff -road driving to Smbataberd fortressDuration: 1 hourStop At: Tsakhats Kar Monastery, Yeghegis, Vayots Dzor ProvinceOff - road driving to Tsakhats Kar monasteryDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Gardman Tour Travel Operator ArmeniaDrivind back to YerevanDuration: 3 hours

$44 Cultural & Theme Tours

Full-Day Trip to Areni Winery, Tatev Monastery and Shaki water

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Hyur Service, Yerevanstarting and ending pointDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Hin Areni Winery, Areni, Vayots Dzor Provincetour and tastingDuration: 40 minutesStop At: Wings of Tatev, Halidzor, Syunik Provincefantastic view over the gorgeDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Tatev Monastery, Tatev, Syunik Provinceone of the most impressing monastery complexesDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Shaki Waterfall, Sisian, Syunik Provincerelaxing beauty Duration: 40 minutes

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