Welcome to Goris


Locals are skilled at making fruit oghee, including the deliciously potent mulberry and Cornelian cherry (hone) oghee – you should be able to source some at the shuka on Syuniki St.

Shops and ATMs are located on Gushan Ashoti and Syuniki Sts.


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$990 Cultural & Theme Tours

10-Day Exploration of Armenia and Nagorno Kharabagh

Day 1:  Arrival at Zvartnots International airport, pick up to your hotel .  Day 2: After breakfast you will be taken to Garni pagan temple which is the only pagan temple remaining in Armenia, then afterwards is a visit to Gegard monastery, one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites . Return back to Yerevan which 45 min drive. 4-5 hours the tour duration .  Day 3:  After breakfast we'll have a city tour ,the next stop will be Ararat -Noy konyak factory with degustation of wine and Konyak. Excurison in the factory, with old tunnels and walls of historical Yerevan. Afterwards you'll  be transfered to hotel ( 4-6 hours )  Day 4: The tour program continues to Khor Virap monastery, the closest place to enjoy the view to mount Ararat . we continue the drive  to Areni winery , where you can enjoy the wine made from endemic type of grape Areni. The next stop is Noravank monastery which before moving to  Shaqi waterfal  in 1.5 hours , 10 minute walk is needed to be at the waterfall, Then we move to Halidzor Village. Taking the cable car we visit Tatev monastery . The overnight for this day will be in Goris.  Day 5:  We move to Artsakh republic or Mountinous Kharabagh . To the border 2 hourrs drive through the mountious road , After crossing the border we drive to Hunot Canyon, or like the locals are calling "The Umbrellas" . 30-40 min walk is needed through the forest to reach the goal , a wild beauty  is waiting for us there . Walking back to the car driving to  Shoushi ,  Ghazacheconts Cathedral, overnight in Shoushi. Day 6: Breakfast in the hotel , then we move to the symbol of Artsakh , the statue of Mamik And Babik, after some photos we move to Gandzasar monasterry and a rock created lion. Moving to Stepanakert . Overnight here . Day 7: The first stop for today will be the Dadivank monastery , which in  a perfecvt harmony with nature. Then driving to Armenia. The next stop will be Qarvansaray , famous as Selim pass or the silk road. Then we'll move to Lake SEvan before returning to Yerevan .  Day 8: Free day in Yerevan to peruse the city at your leisure.Day 9.  Visiting the Hripsime CHurch , Echmiatsin Cathedral which is the most ancient christian cathedral in world, the visiting the Zvartnots ruins, before returning to Yerevan. Day 10:  The tour program is over, and you'll be transported from the hotel to the airport.

$820 Cultural & Theme Tours

7 days tour: Gorgeous Armenia

Tour directions; Day 1 – Arrival to Zvartnots Airport. Transfer to the Hotel. Free time. Day 2 – Khor Virap. Areni Birds Cave. Noravank. Tatev Monastery and Cable Car. Overnight in Goris. Day 3 – Khndzoresk – cave town and swinging bridge. Karahunj (Zorats Karer). Jermuk Waterfall and Water Gallery. Overnight in Jermuk. Day 4 – Selim Carvanserai. Noratus. Lake Sevan - Sevanavank. Dilijan. Overnight in Dilijan. Day 5 – Haghartsin Monastery. Goshavank. Tsaghkadzor Ski resort-Ropeway. Overnight in Yerevan. Day 6 – Small City Tour. Free time. Day 7 – Transfer to the Airport. Departure. Key information; Duration – 7 days/ 6 nights Best season – Year-round Number of guests: 2 and more  Transportation type: Mercedes ML, Viano or Sprinter PRICE INCLUDES • Airport transfers • Hotel accommodation(double occupancy) • Transportation service according to the program • Professional guide service • Meals: Breakfast • All entry fees • Ticket of Tatev Cable Car and Tsaghkadzor Ropeway • 1 bottle water per person per day in the car

$950 Cultural & Theme Tours

Explore the South of Armenia in 5 days

Day1: Pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel. Short sightseeing tour in Yerevan, during which you’ll get acquainted with the capital of Armenia. Tour to the only pagan temple left in Armenia – Garni. Nowadays the ruins of the royal palace and the bathroom with a stunning mosaic work can be found near the temple. Tour to Geghard monastery, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Back to Yerevan. (L) Day2: Breakfast at the hotel. Tour to one of the three holy places in Armenia, Khor Virap monastery. Tour to Areni, a village in the Vayots Dzor province of Armenia best known for its wine production. Then comes Noravank, 13th-century Armenian monastery. Overnight in Jermuk. (L) Day3: Tour in spa city Jermuk. Then comes Khndzoresk, famous for its canyon with picturesque rock formations and ancient cave settlement. The artificial caves, some of which are currently used as stables and warehouses, used to be inhabited till the 1950s. Here the 160-meter long swinging bridge connects the two banks of the village, old and new Khndzoresk. You'll visit the Armenian Stonehenge - Karahunj. Overnight in Goris. (D) Day4: Tour to Tatev, 9th-century Armenian Apostolic monastery. The monastic complex stands on the edge of a deep gorge of the Vorotan River. To get to the monastery we'll take the cable car Wings of Tatev, that holds the record for longest non-stop double track cable car. Tour to Lake Sevan,  the largest body of water in Armenia and the Caucasus region, and one of the largest freshwater high-altitude lakes in Eurasia. On our way we'll visit Selim, which is the best preserved of all medieval caravanserais in Armenia, Noratus, medieval cemetery with a large number of early khachkars and Sevanavank monastery. Overnight in Sevan. (D) Day5: Tour to Tsaghkadzor, the ski resort, with forests and an ancient monastery Kecharis (11-13th centuries). Tsaghkadzor is one of the places in Armenia, where people go in summer to get away from the city life and the heat, for the fresh air in the mountains. In winter, the town is completely overtaken by skiers and people who just want to relax and enjoy the snow and scenery. The name of the city literally means “valley of flowers” or “flower canyon”. During the tour the ropeway will be optional. Transfer to the airport. (L)

$1365 Cultural & Theme Tours

Armenia and Nagorno - Karabakh in 8 days

Day1: Pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel. City tour in Yerevan, during which you’ll get acquainted with the capital of Armenia. If wanted, museums can be included into the programme. (L) Day2: Breakfast at the hotel. Tour to one of the three holy places in Armenia, Khor Virap monastery, to Areni, a village in the Vayots Dzor province of Armenia best known for its wine production, Noravank, 13th-century Armenian monastery. Overnight in Jermuk. (L) Day3: Breakfast at the hotel. Tour in spa city Jermuk. Then comes Khndzoresk, famous for the 160-meter long swinging bridge and caves. You'll visit the Armenian Stonehenge - Karahunj. Tour to Tatev, 9th-century Armenian Apostolic monastery. The monastic complex stands on the edge of a deep gorge of the Vorotan River. To get to the monastery we'll take the cable car Wings of Tatev, that holds the record for longest non-stop double track cable car. Overnight in Goris. (D) Day4: Breakfast at the hotel. Tour to Nagorno-Karabakh, to Shoushi which has religious and strategic importance, housing the Ghazanchetsots Cathedral, the church of Kanach Zham, Shoushi fortress, Yukhari Govhar Agha Mosque, etc., Stepanakert, the capital and the largest city of the Nagorno-Karabakh. Overnight in Stepanakert.  (D) Day5: Breakfast at the hotel. Tour to 13th - century monastery Gandzasar, Dadivank monastery. Overnight in Sevan. (D) Day6: Breakfast at the hotel. Tour to Lake Sevan  and Sevanavank the monastic complex located on the peninsula. Tour to spa city Dilijan usually called Armenian Switzerland or Little Switzerland by the locals. Overnight in Yerevan. (L) Day7: Breakfast at the hotel. Tour to the only pagan temple left in Armenia – Garni. Nowadays the ruins of the royal palace and the bathroom with a stunning mosaic work can be found near the temple. Tour to Geghard monastery, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight in Yerevan. (L) Day8: Breakfast at the hotel. Tour to Etchmiadzin, one of the three saint places in Armenia. We will also visit St. Gayane and St. Hripsime churches, Zvartnots Cathedral. Cathedral and Churches of Etchmiadzin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Transfer to the airport. (L)

$1822 Cultural & Theme Tours

11-Day Armenia Photography Tour

DAY1 Pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel. Walking tour in Yerevan, during which you’ll get acquainted with the capital of Armenia. Overnight in Yerevan. (L) DAY2 Breakfast at the hotel. Tour to the only pagan temple left in Armenia – Garni, Garni gorge, to the “Symphony of the Stones”, Geghard monastery which are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight in Yerevan. (L) DAY3 Breakfast at the hotel. Tour to Khor Virap monastery, Areni vinery, Noravank monastery surrounded by the gorge known for its tall, brick-red cliffs. Overnight in Goris (L) DAY4 Breakfast at the hotel. Tour to Tatev monastic complex to get to which we'll take the cable car Wings of Tatev. Tour to Shaki waterfall, Khndzoresk, famous for its canyon with picturesque rock formations, ancient cave settlement and the 160-meter long swinging bridge. Overnight in Goris. (D) DAY5 Breakfast at the hotel. Tour to Selim caravanserai, Lake Sevan, Sevanavank monastic complex located on the peninsula, which was an island until the mid-20th century. Overnight in Sevan/Dilijan. (D) DAY6 Breakfast at the hotel. Tour to Old Dilijan spa city usually called Armenian Switzerland or Little Switzerland, Odzun monastery. Overnight in Alaverdi. (D) DAY7 Breakfast at the hotel. Tour to Haghpat monastery, Gyumri, walking sightseeing in the second largest city in Armenia. Tour to Marmashen a 10th-century Armenian monastic complex. Overnight in Gyumri (L) DAY8 Breakfast at the hotel. Tour to Talin, a seventh-century Armenian cathedral, Amberd, a 7th-century fortress located on the slopes of Mount Aragats. Overnight in Yerevan (D) DAY9 Breakfast at the hotel. Tour to Etchmiadzin, one of the three saint places in Armenia, the center of Armenian Apostolic church, St. Gayane and St. Hripsime churches and the archaeological remains at Zvartnots which are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. (L) DAY10 Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out, transfer to the airport.

$2350 Food, Wine & Nightlife

9 Day Gastronomic and Cultural Tour of Armenia

Day 1:Arrive at Zvartnots Airport, transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Yerevan.Day 2: (B,L,D)Breakfast at the hotel, then visit the History museum and Ararat brandy factory. You will be acquainted with brandy and its production phases before enjoying the delicious taste and flavors of different Ararat brandy. You will then participate in the food master class and enjoy the delicious local food prepared by famous Armenian Chef.Day 3: (B,L,D)Breakfast at the hotel before visiting Etchmiadzin Cathedral, the first official Christian church in the world, built in 301 AD. Then visit Zvartnots temple and Ashtarak Karmravor Church that was built in the 7th Century in Ashtarak. Have lunch in Ashtarak and then attend a tasting session of different types of dried fruits and natural honey. Dinner in Yerevan.Day 4: (B, L, D)Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Garni temple which is the unique survived example of Armenian heathen culture. Then head to the beautiful Christian Monastery of Geghard; carved out of solid rock between the 11th and 13th centuries. Lunch in Geghard. Taste the freshly made Armenian lavash bread by the locals at the restaurant. Bus transfer to Yerevan and dinner in Yerevan.Day 5: (B, L, D)Breakfast at the hotel. Taste the best wine assortments in Areni village winery, then visit Noravank which is a 13th century Armenian monastery and has a unique constructive and sculptural work. After having lunch in Noravank transfer to Goris. Dinner in Goris and overnight.Day 6: (B, L, D)Breakfast at the hotel in Goris before visiting Tatev Monastery that used to be the wealthiest medieval monastery in Armenia. Take the world’s largest cable-way between Halidzor and Tatev Monasteries that passes through a deep gorge of the River Vorotan. There will be a surprise waiting for in Halidzor; lunch at local village house. Back to Goris. Dinner in Goris and overnight.Day 7: (B, L, D)Breakfast at the hotel in Goris before going to Yeghegnadzor for lunch. Enjoy the most delicious Karmrakhayt fish (high mountain fresh water lake fish) in a local restaurant. Drive to Noratus and the forest of khachkars (cross-stone) open-air museum. Pass the fascinating mountains of Lake Sevan, which is one of the world's greatest high altitude fresh-water lakes. Go to Dilijan, famous for its fresh air and mild climate. Enjoy the tasty food made by locals at a restaurant in Dilijan. Overnight in Dilijan.Day 8: (B, L, D)Breakfast at the hotel in Dilijan. Visiting Haghartsin Monastery situated in the woodlands of Tavush. Back to Yerevan, free time before a special farewell dinner at the local restaurant in Yerevan.Day 9: (B)Breakfast at the hotel before transfer to Zvartnos Airport.

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