Day tour: Yerevan - Khor Virap - Noravank - Areni winery

Cultural & Theme Tours in Areni
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Tour description

It’s a pleasure to welcome to Silk Road Armenia Travel Agency.This unique tour will give you the opportunity to discover the natural, cultural wanders of Armenia. 10:00 Take trip to KhorVirap Monastery (4-18th cc.).This monastery is very prominent because of its history; Gregory the Illuminator, who introduced Christianity to Armenia, has been imprisoned there about 13 years as at that time there was a prison in the place of the monastery.Khor Virap is one of the most scenic monasteries in all of Armenia. Located about 45 minutes outside of Yerevan, Khor Virap is perhaps best known for its stunning backdrop of Mount Ararat, historically part of Armenia but later annexed by Turkey.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Noravank Monastery, Areni, Vayots Dzor ProvinceThis monastery is very prominent because of its history; Gregory the Illuminator, who introduced Christianity to Armenia, has been imprisoned there about 13 years as at that time there was a prison in the place of the monastery. Here we can enjoy the spectacular view of the sacred Ararat Mountain - an immortal symbol of Armenia. We will continue our tour to Noravank - a monastery of XII century situated among amazing sheer rocks on the bench of a twisty gorge. This is the only monastery where we may find a unique sculpture of Father God. On our way back we will visit village Areni which is considered to be an important center of wine production industry. You are welcome to taste its excellent wine.Lunch at a local house in Areni. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Khor Virap, Lusarat, Ararat ProvinceKhor Virap is one of the most scenic monasteries in all of Armenia. Located about 45 minutes outside of Yerevan, Khor Virap is perhaps best known for its stunning backdrop of Mount Ararat, historically part of Armenia but later annexed by Turkey. Due to its location nearby the (closed) Turkish border, Khor Virap has one of the best views you can get of Mount Ararat within Armenia.Khor Virap means “deep dungeon” and according to legend, Saint Gregory the Illuminator was imprisoned here in the 3rd century for 13 years. Khor Virap, one of the most scenic monasteries in all of Armenia. Located about 45 minutes outside of Yerevan, Khor Virap is perhaps best known for its stunning backdrop of Mount Ararat, historically part of Armenia but later annexed by Turkey. Due to its location nearby the (closed) Turkish border, Khor Virap has one of the best views you can get of Mount Ararat within Armenia.Khor Virap means “deep dungeon” and according to legend, Saint Gregory the Illuminator was imprisoned here in the 3rd century for 13 years. It is one of the most visited pilgrimage sites in Armenia.Duration: 2 hours

What's included

  • Private transportation
  • Guide service
  • Wine tasting
  • Entrance fee
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water per person per day
  • Entry/Admission - Noravank Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Khor Virap

What's not included

  • Meals
  • Alcohol beverages
  • Insurance