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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Goris activities

$670 Cultural & Theme Tours

10-Day Exploration of Armenia and Nagorno Kharabagh

Day 1: (D only)Arrival at Zvartnots International airport, pick up to your 3-star hotel (one of the best ranked hotels in Yerevan), and welcome dinner.Day 2: (B/L/D)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. Lunch will be at Geghard Gorge with a fantastic view and then back to the hotel in Yerevan.Day 3: (B/L/D) Breakfast at the hotel then a trip to Tsakhkadzor (Valley of Flowers), a very famous resort in the summer and winter. You'll then continue your trip to Sevan Lake, where you'll stay overnight in Sevan or Tsaghkadzor (a 4-star hotel)Day 4:(B/L/D) Breakfast at the hotel then to Noratus, which is the biggest crosstone yard (2500 Khachkars). Then onwards to Selim Qarvansaray. Lunch will be provided where you can relax on the river bank, then on to Jermuk (overnight in Jermuk in a 3-star hotel).Day 5: (B/L/D)After breakfast at the hotel, you will be taken to the Jermuk waterfall and water gallery, and afterwards move to Goris. Afterwards, you'll be travelling to the Old Goris caves at night (this is optional). At the end of the day, you'll be staying overnight in Goris in a 4-star hotel.Day 6:(B/L/D)After breakfast, you'll move on to one of the most exciting days of the tour. You'll visit Tatev monastery , which is the biggest monastery complex in Armenia; to get there, you'll use the longest cable car in the world. After lunch with a breathtaking view of Tatev Gorge, the group will continue to Nagorno Kharabagh. On the road, you will visit the city of Shoushi, the capital Stepanakert, and then to Vank village. Overnight will be at the 4-star hotel right at the mountain with clean fresh air and gorgeous views.Day 7:(B/L/D)In the morning enjoy a traditional village breakfast with natural products from the region. Then you'll visit one of the most beautiful monasteries, Gandzasar, that translated means a treasure mount and fully deserves its name. Then back to Goris for the overnight stay again. Day 8:(B/L/D) After breakfast, you'll travel to Noravank monastery and have lunch there at the monastery overlooking a view of the cliffs. Afterwards you'll be taken to Khor Virap and then back to the 3-star hotel in Yerevan.Day 9:(B/L/D)Free day in Yerevan to peruse the city at your leisure. Day 10: (B only)The tour program is over, and you'll be transported from the hotel to the airport. Please note: The tour includes breakfast, lunch and dinner (except on Days 1 and 10), plus hotel accommodation for the whole period.

$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.

$27.21 Cultural & Theme Tours

Tatev Monastery Tour

The tour starts at 9 am in the morning. The first stop is Tatev Ropeway, where you will take the cable car and have a breathtaking flight to the Tatev Monastery complex.Tatev Monastery is the jewel of medieval Armenian architecture and was constructed in the 9th - 13th centuries.  After visiting one of the oldest  Monasteries in Armenia you will return to Halidzor station and continue your tour to the Devil's Bridge, located below Tatev Monastery. The Devil's Bridge is one of the most gorgeous and marvelous natural miracles of Tatev region. Before returning to Goris you will enjoy the lunch in the nature with fantastic view.

Goris in detail