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  • From Tbilisi: Private Day Trip to Armenia

    1. From Tbilisi: Private Day Trip to Armenia

    Start your day trip at 9:00 AM with a hotel pickup. Drive for approximately 40 minutes and reach the Georgian-Armenian border. After processing through customs, your exploration of Armenia begins. Meet your local Armenian guide and head to the first landmark, Akhtala Monastery. See its famous precious frescoes and admire the gorgeous landscape that surrounds the historic building. After visiting the Akhtala Monastery, visit another old religious building said to be constructed between the 5th and 7th-centuries. Discover the Basilica Odzun and after marveling at its impressive architecture, continue on to the next stop. Along the way be stunned by mesmerizing landscapes that dramatically change from one kilometer to the next. After a short drive, arrive at the monastic complex of Haghpat and Sanahin, which were historically renowned for their school of illuminators and calligraphers. In...

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5.0 / 5

based on 6 reviews

This was a great tour that exceeded my expectations. Nika (guide) and Misho (driver) were wonderful. Nika spoke excellent English and was very entertaining and knowledgeable of all of the sites we visited. Misha was a superb driver, successfully minimizing the "Armenian massage" effects of the rough road surfaces and potholes. The tour is a very interesting mix of historic monasteries, decayed and grim industrial landscape, spectacular natural mountain/canyon landscapes and excellent food. Highly recommended and great value.

Good enough tour to experience some part of Armenia in a day. A valuable, different kind of experience. Weather a bit windy in winter. Had a cozy transport, kind driver (thanks Misha!) wise tour guide aka attentive guardian from border to border (thanks Georgi!)... Totally safe for solo female traveler. *Booked for a small group tour but I was the only one signed up :)

Wonderful tour in northern Armenia! You feel like you have been transported back to the Soviet times. The north impresses above all with its nature and the large canyon. The churches and monasteries are very beautiful, each different, if only because of the religious differences. It was a beautiful day !

Beka is very knowledgeable about the history of Armenia and the monasteries. He is very pleasant and added surprise activities. Highly recommend!

Both guides were fantastic and did a great job. I highly recommend the guides and this excursion.