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

$1740 Private & Custom Tours

Your 10-Day Exclusive Customized Trip to Armenia

Day 1 Arrival Your 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 2 Dilijan - Lori - Haghpat After 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 3 Haghpat - Alaverdi - Sanahin - Gyumri Visit 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 4 Gyumri - Mount Aragatz After 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 - Areni Checkout 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 6 Yeghegis - Noravank - Tatev Checkout 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 7 Tatev - Ukhtasar - Sisian After 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 8 Sisian - Noraduz - Yerevan Travel 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 9 Yerevan-Garni Visit the Matenadaran, Garni Temple, Ararat Brandy factory, the atmospheric Megerian Carpet.  Day 10 Departure Free day in Yerevan. Transfer to the airport.

$2544 Multi-day & Extended Tours

14 Day Exclusive Tour Through Time and Culture in Armenia

You'll visit Amberd fortress, then drive to Lake Qari on the altitude of 3090 metres above sea level. Then, late in the evening after dinner, you'll visit Byurakan Observatory for stargazing with the real telescopes. On the second day of your trip you'll visit the impressive Dashtadem fortress and then continue your journey through Shirak region to Gyumri with overnight stay.The next day you'll head for Lori, one of the most picturesque regions of Armenia, also known for its significant historical monuments. You'll visit famous Akhtala fortress and UNESCO heritage monastic complex of Haghpat. You'll stay overnight in Haghpat.You'll continue to discover the treasures of Lori and enjoy grandiose landscape and continue your way to Dilijan.On your 6th day, you will head for Lake Seva, visit Noratus, a unique place with about 900 khachqars, travel along the legendary Silk Road through splendid Vardenyats Pass on 2410 metres above sea level, stop at the medieval Caravanserai and stay in Yeghegis overnight. On day 7 you'll discover Areni, wine region of Armenia, visit Noravank, the magnificent Gnishik Gorge, world's oldest winery  and of course will taste some of the best wine in the world. Then you'll travel to Syunik province to visit Hin Khndzorek, a cave village and pass the swinging iron bridge. You'll stay in Goris overnight.On day 8, is the day to fly on the wings of Tatev, the longest reversible aerial tramway and visit splendid Tatev monastery. On that very day, after lunch, you'll visit a prehistoric observatory of Qarahunj, one of the oldest such constructions in the world. Then you'll travel to Sisian to stay overnight. You'll have an off-road trip to another prehistoric monument- petroglyphs of Ukhtasar. They are situated at the altitude of about 3200 metres above sea level. Sometimes this site may be inaccessible due to weather conditions and high altitude. You'll be back to Sisian for lunch and continue your way to Yerevan. You'll stay in Yerevan all following nights until the day of your departure. On day 10 you will be welcomed in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. You'll have a city-tour with Erebuni fortress, the birthplace of Yerevan (8th century BC), museums and famous sites of the city. You'll visit Zvartnots, 7th-century temple, Holy Ejmiatzin and another fantastic archaeological site and museum with civilizational significance, Metzamor.  The following days you'll visit  Garni, a famous pagan temple of the Sun, rock-carved Geghard, the Matenadaran, the biggest repository of ancient manuscripts food market and legendary Ararat Cognac museum with degustation, Megeryan Carpet to have farewell dinner in the most authentic atmosphere of Armenian rugs.The last day of the trip. Depending on the time of your flight we'll manage this day the optimal way for your comfort. We'll transfer you to the airport and will hug you good-bye and begin missing you already.

$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)