Welcome to Alaverdi


Tamara’s bridge, about 1km north of the bus stand, was built by order of Queen Tamar of Georgia in the 12th century. This humpbacked stone bridge was used by road traffic until 30 years ago. There are four kitten-faced lions carved on the stone railing. In summer, two outdoor cafes operate next to the bridge.


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$250 Cultural & Theme Tours

Abandoned Soviet Factory

The tour starts form the Republic Square at 09:00 am.Even though the main goal of this tour is to discover an abandoned soviet factory we will have other attractions to visit on the way like the most popular bakery in Armenia and Kobayr Monastery.Our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel at 09:00 am. one way is about 140 kms, it may seem a lot to cover but the advantage is that the guide will have plenty of time to tell you about Armenia's history during Soviet Era.You will have a little stop in Vanadzor City where you can see on of the biggest Chemical Factories in Soviet Union. And then when we arrive at the factory near Alaverdi, we will be guided by a local who is preserving guarding the abandoned factory. He will explain us what was the main activity of the factory and we will discover with him its different facilities. After lunch we will get back to Yerevan.

$65 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Private Winery Tour In Kakheti Region

 Kakheti is a region in the Eastern part of Georgia, famous for its wine, hospitality,views of the Alazani Valley and the Caucasus Mountains.There are many famous churches and wineries like Gremi, Nekresi, Bodbe, Alaverdi. Also you can find the most famous kind of wines like Kindzmarauli (red semi-sweet), Saperavi (red semi-dry), Akhasheni (red dry), Rkatsiteli (white dry), Manavi Mtsvane (white dry) and etc.Program of tour • 09:00  – pick up from the hotel in Tbilisi • Telavi (Capital of Kakheti region) • Tsinandali (The house museum of Alexander Chavchavadze). Wine tasting • Gremi castle (Old capital of Kakheti region till XVI ad) • Ilia’s lake (Walking and relax time) • Kvareli (Khareba Winery). Wine tasting • Sighnaghi (City of love). • Come back in Tbilisi Included • Transportation (English and Russian speaker driver) • Guiding service • Water

$1740 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Your 10-Day Exclusive Customized Trip to Armenia

Day 1ArrivalYour private journey begins right from ZVARTNOTS International Airport, Yerevan, where your personal guide and driver meet you and take you to your first trip to your hotel in Dilijan to stay overnight.Day 2Dilijan - Lori - HaghpatAfter a short city-tour then take a beautiful trip to Lori with stops on the road to marvel the scenery of Lori Plateau and Debed Canyon.Then you’ll visit 5th century Odzun Church․ Lunch. After lunch you’ll continue your way to Akhtala Fortress and Church with unique frescoes. Travel to Haghpat for an overnight stay.Day 3Haghpat - Alaverdi - Sanahin - GyumriVisit the Haghpat Monastery Complex. Travel to Alaverdi, have a city-tour and continue to Sanahin, famous university once and monastery. Lunch. Visit famous Mikoyan brothers museum, Soviet-era politician and aeroplane constructor. Then travel to Gyumri. Dinner. Overnight in Gyumri.Day 4Gyumri - Mount AragatzAfter a city-tour in Gyumr you'll travel to the Mount Aragatz to visit Amberd fortress, Lake Qari, on the top of the crater 3100 metres above sea level and later in the evening, you’ll visit Byurakan observatory for stargazing. Overnight at the hotel.Day 5 Ejmiatzin - AreniCheckout and travel to Ejmiatzin. After the excursion take a trip to Khor Virap. Continue to Areni, have lunch, drink wine, visit the oldest winery in the world in Areni Cave and continue to Yeghegis to stay overnight. Dinner at the hotel.Day 6Yeghegis - Noravank - TatevCheckout and visit Noravank, a masterpiece of medieval Armenian architecture. Travel to Qarahunj, prehistoric observatory. Continue your way to Tatev to have lunch and fly on the Wings Of Tatev, reversible aerial tramway. Continue to Goris. Dinner and overnight.Day 7Tatev - Ukhtasar - SisianAfter checkout travel to another fantastic prehistoric site Ukhtasar to marvel ancient petroglyphs on the elevation of about 3200 metres above sea level on special off-road cars.* Dinner. Overnight in Sisian.Day 8Sisian - Noraduz - YerevanTravel to Yerevan taking the legendary silk road and stop at a 14th century caravanserai on the splendid Vardenyats Pass. Then continue your way to Noraduz, with about 800 khachqars. Travel along the western shore of Lake Sevan. Arrive to Yerevan, check in to the hotel. City-tour. Dinner at a restaurant. Overnight in Yerevan.Day 9Yerevan-GarniVisit the Matenadaran, Garni Temple, Ararat Brandy factory, the atmospheric Megerian Carpet. Day 10DepartureFree day in Yerevan. Transfer to the airport.

$41.10 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Kakheti, The Land of Wine in Georgia.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Signagi City Walls, Signagi, Kakheti RegionFortified town Signagi also known as City Of Love. The city was build in XVIII c. by the king of Kakheti Erekle II. The town is located on the top of the hill 800 m above sea level and has magnificent view down the Alazani Valley and to the Greater Caucasus Mountains range.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kindzmarauli Corporation Wine House, Kvareli, Kakheti RegionXVIII c. wine cellar where guests can taste unfiltered Georgian traditional wine made in special wine jugs (Kvevri). Tour in winery. Duration: 50 minutesStop At: Tunnel Winery Khareba's, Kvareli, Kakheti RegionWine producing company “Winery Khareba” is based on ancient traditions, it works towards preservation of unique wine culture and produces wine by using ancient methods along with newest technologies.Winery preserve their wine in special tunnel which is cut out from solid rock. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels, Gremi, Kakheti RegionGremi is a 16th-century architectural monument – the royal citadel and the Church of the Archangels. It was a capital of Kakheti for 140 years. After Persian invasion in XVII c, the city was robed up and used as a fortification by Shakh-Abaz soldiers. Duration: 35 minutesStop At: Alaverdi Monastery, Alaverdi, Imereti RegionAlaverdi Monastery is a Georgian Eastern Orthodox monastery located in the Kakheti region of Eastern Georgia. While parts of the monastery date back to 6th century, the present day cathedral was built in the 11th century by Kvirike III king of Kakheti, replacing an older church of St. George.The monastery was founded by the Assyrian monk Joseph Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi, then a small village and former pagan religious center dedicated to the Moon. At a height of over 55 m (180 ft), Alaverdi Cathedral was the tallest religious building in Georgia, until the construction of the Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi, which was consecrated in 2004. However its overall size is smaller than the cathedral of Svetitskhoveli in Mtskheta. The monastery is the focus of the annual religious celebration Alaverdoba. Situated in the heart of the world's oldest wine region, the monks also make their own wine, known as Alaverdi Monastery Cellar.Duration: 25 minutesStop At: Gombori Pass, Telavi, Kakheti RegionDrive to Tbilisi via Gombori pass (1620 m above sea level) with magnificent views to Caucasus Mountains.Duration: 1 hour

$150 Cultural & Theme Tours

Tour to Lori province

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Sanahin Monastery, Alaverdi, Lori ProvinceArrival at Alaverdy, industrial city.See the wonderful view of Sanahin bridge, dating back to medieval ages, admire the roaring of river Debed.Move onto the Sanahin Monastery complex. Take the chance to feel the blessing of ages.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Haghpatavank, Haghpat, Lori ProvinceNext station is Haghpat Monastery. Both Sanahin and Haghpat are two Byzantine monasteries in the Tumanian region from the period of 10th to 13th century were important centers of learning. Sanahin was renown for its school of illuminators and calligraphers. The two monastic complexes represent the highest flowering of Armenian religious architecture.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Odzun Church, Odzun, Alaverdi, Lori ProvinceOdzun church is an Armenian basilica constructed around the 5th–7th century in the Odzun village of the Lori Province of Armenia.Duration: 30 minutes

$130 Cultural & Theme Tours

Wine Tour in Kakheti - One day private tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Alaverdi St. George Cathedral, Telavi, Kakheti RegionThe monastery was founded by the Assyrian monk Joseph (Yoseb, Amba) Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi, then a small village and former pagan religious center dedicated to the Moon. At a height of over 55 m (180 ft), Alaverdi Cathedral was the tallest religious building in Georgia, until the construction of the Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi, which was consecrated in 2004. However its overall size is smaller than the cathedral of Svetitskhoveli in Mtskheta. The monastery is the focus of the annual religious celebration Alaverdoba. Situated in the heart of the world's oldest wine region, the monks also make their own wine, known as Alaverdi Monastery Cellar.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Telavi District CourtTelavi is the capital of Georgia's Kakheti province, the main wine producing region. As a result, it is the base for most tourists interested in exploring the vineyards and monasteries of Georgia. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Tsinandali Palace, Tsinandali, Kakheti RegionChavchavadze EstateDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Twins Old CellarWine cellar, degustation of 3 kind of wine in “Twins wine cellar"Duration: 2 hours