Private tour to Khor Virap, Areni, Noravank, Birds' cave (Areni 1), Jermuk

Cultural & Theme Tours in Yerevan

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We offer a tour during which you can appear in the most famous pilgrimage site of the Armenian Apostolic Church - Monastery Khor Virap which stands before the snowcapped flanks of Mount Ararat offering a spectacular view of the mountain, to explore the mediaveille monastery Noravank, get acquainted with the 6000 years of history of winemaking in Armenia, taste Armenian wine and min iral water in Jermuk.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Khor Virap, Lusarat, Ararat ProvinceIt is where Grigor Luisavorich (St. Gregory the Illuminator) was imprisoned for 13 years before curing King Trdat III of a disease. This caused the adoption of Christianity in Armenia in the year 301.The name Khor Virap means “deep pit”, named after the prison where St. Gregory the Illuminator was held.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Noravank Monastery, Areni, Vayots Dzor ProvinceMonastery Noravank dates back to XIII—XIV centuries. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Areni Wine Factory, Areni, Vayots Dzor ProvinceTaste different tipes of Armenian wine in Areni wineryDuration: 30 minutesStop At: T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, Areni, Vayots Dzor ProvinceBirds cave is one of the rarest and best-preserved late Chalcolithic (Copper Age) monuments in the South Caucasus, study of which gives us a chance to understand not only the peculiarities of the material culture in the 5th-4th millennium BCE, but which also shows us that wine-production in Armenia has at least a 6,000 year history.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Jermuk Waterfall, Jermuk, Vayots Dzor ProvinceJermuk is mountain spa town. The name of the town is derived from the Armenian word of "jermuk" or "jermook" meaning "warm mineral spring". Jermuk is famous for its hot springs and mineral water brands bottled in the town. It is attractive for its fresh air, waterfall, artificial lakes, walking trails, the surrounding forests and mineral water pools.Duration: 1 hour

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle according to the number of participants
  • Wine tasting
  • Entry/Admission - Areni Wine Factory
  • Entry/Admission - T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees to birds' cave
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch