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From Yerevan: Khor Virap, Noravank and Tatev Day Tour

From Yerevan: Khor Virap, Noravank and Tatev Day Tour

Your tour begins at 8:30AM from the local operator's head office in Yerevan. From there, depart for the southern part of Armenia, beginning with Khor Virap. Khor Virap is the most famous pilgrimage site in Armenia, as it is directly connected with the adoption of Christianity in the country. As a state religion Christianity in Armenia was adopted in 301 due to endeavours of Saint Gregory the Illuminator. Before converting King Tridates the 3rd to Christianity, Saint Gregory was imprisoned in the dungeon under the present day church of Khor Virap monastery was built in the 17th Century. From the monastery one can admire the stunning view of the Biblical Mount Ararat. Passing a narrow road surrounded by rocks of a hundred caves, you can then discover the Noravank Monastery. It is enshrined with fine architectural solutions, with its luxurious embellishments forming one of the brightest examples of Armenian architecture of the 13th Century. Noravank consists of St. Karapet, St. Gregory the Illuminator's churches, and St. Astvatsatsin, a two-story church which is notable for its ideal constructive and sculptural work. Take a break for lunch in a nice cozy restaurant surrounded by nature. There you can can choose a meal from 3 available options, payable on the spot. The next stop is the Tatev Monastery, which used to be wealthiest medieval monastery in Armenia. Besides being a religious center, it was also the important strategical center of the Syunik Kingdom. Being situated on a naturally defended place, the monastery has always been an impregnable fortress.  Take the aerial tramway called the "Wings of Tatev", a 5.7-kilometer rope-way which was built within 11 months. It passes through a deep gorge of the Vorotan River, and is covered with lush forests. The tramway is supported by three towers between its two terminals, one terminal is on a hill overlooking the village of Halidzor, and the other is near the Tatev Monastery. Following the rope-way, your tour concludes with drop-off back at the operator's head office in Yerevan.

From Yerevan: Group Tour to Tatev Cable Car and Winery

From Yerevan: Group Tour to Tatev Cable Car and Winery

First, you will visit the beautiful Shaki waterfall, where you can not only enjoy the power of the flowing waters, but also take many beautiful photos. Next on this exciting group tour, you will take an enchanting air cruise on the Wings of Tatev cable car. It will allow you to admire the magnificent views and enjoy the unique natural monuments of Armenia, for example, the miraculous Satan's Bridge. *Please note that the one-way ticket for the cable car is not included in the price of the tour (6,500 AMD/ 16 EUR). As if on wings, the cable car will take you to the Tatev Monastery, founded in the 9th century and striking in its monumentality. Next you will go to the winery. Here you will have a tour and, of course, get acquainted with elegant wine blends at a tasting. A romantic evening at the winery will be the memorable end to this amazing tour.

Unique tour to Tatev, Kndzoresk, Shaki waterfall, Areni

Unique tour to Tatev, Kndzoresk, Shaki waterfall, Areni

Tatev Monastery, perched on a cliff in southern Armenia, offers stunning views of Vorotan Gorge. Accessible by the Wings of Tatev tramway, it boasts ancient churches, intricate carvings, and a serene ambiance. Harsnadzor Viewpoint, at Syunik province's southern gateway, provides panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. It's a must-stop along Armenia's mountain roads for breathtaking vistas. Areni Winery, nestled in Areni village's vineyards, showcases Armenia's winemaking heritage. Here you can enjoy tastings, tours, and wine-pairing experiences amid Vayots Dzor's scenic beauty.

Yerevan: Hin Areni Winery, Tatev, and Khndzoresk Tour

Yerevan: Hin Areni Winery, Tatev, and Khndzoresk Tour

Explore the enchanting small and historic towns and sites of Armenia on this tour leaving from Yerevan. Taste wine in Areni, ride in a cable car and visit the Khndzoresk cave city. Set out from Yerevan in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle with your local, expert guide. Head to the ancient village Areni, and sip wine at a 6,000-year-old winery. Take a tour of the winery and then take a ride on the longest reversible cablecar in the world, ending at the Tatev monastery. Finally, walk along the swinging bridge — if you want to — in the Khndzoresk cave city and enjoy a burst of history-infused adrenaline.

Private tour to Khor Virap, Noravank, and Tatev

Private tour to Khor Virap, Noravank, and Tatev

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Armenia's rich history and natural wonders. Begin your adventure at Khor Virap Monastery, where the iconic silhouette of Mt. Ararat provides a stunning backdrop. Afterward, indulge in the flavors of Areni village with a tasting of the region's renowned wines, followed by a visit to the ancient Noravank Monastery, a masterpiece of medieval Armenian architecture. Cap off your tour with a thrilling ride on the Wings of Tatev cable car, spanning 5.5 km over breathtaking landscapes to reach Tatev Monastery, perched atop a rugged cliff. This immersive experience promises to be a highlight of your exploration, showcasing the beauty and heritage of Armenia in all its splendor.

Yerevan: Winery and Natural Highlights Guided Tour

Yerevan: Winery and Natural Highlights Guided Tour

Meet your professional guide at the convenient meeting point in Yerevan and set off on this full-day tour. First stop is the village of Areni in Vayots Dzor region. This sunny village is famous for its assortment of wine. Due to its flavor and delicate taste, Hin Areni wine has a place amongst the best Armenian wines and you can sample it at a local winery and learn about the process from your guide and the owner. Next up, you will see the picturesque waterfall of Shaki and have lunch at a local restaurant. And the last stop is Tatev monastery, which used to be wealthiest medieval monastery in Armenia. Besides being a religious center, Tatev was also the important strategical center of Syunik kingdom. In non-stable political conditions the several secret ways in the territory of the fortress led the way to the canyon and served as a link between the monastery and external world. You will take the aerial tramway called the Wings of Tatev. It passes through a deep gorge of the River Vorotan and over hills covered with lush forests. The tramway is supported by three towers between its two terminals.

Armenian South day: Khor Virap, Areni, Karahunj and Tatev

Armenian South day: Khor Virap, Areni, Karahunj and Tatev

Your day trip will take you on a journey through the stunning landscapes of Armenia, as you visit some of the country's most notable historic and cultural sites. You will begin the day by driving to Khor Virap, an important pilgrimage site for Armenians and the location where St. Gregory the Illuminator was imprisoned for 13 years before converting King Trdat III to Christianity. Here you can explore the underground chamber where St. Gregory was held and enjoy the beautiful views of Mount Ararat. From there, you will proceed to the nearby town of Areni, known for its wineries and the production of wine for over 6,000 years. You will have the opportunity to taste some of the local wine and enjoy a delicious lunch before continuing on to Noravank Monastery. Noravank Monastery is an architectural masterpiece located in a stunning canyon, surrounded by red cliffs. You will have the opportunity to explore the monastery and learn about its history and significance. Next, you will visit Karahunj, one of the oldest known astronomical observatories in the world, with stone structures that date back to 5500 bc. Here you can explore the site and learn about its history and significance. The day trip will then take you to the highlight of the trip - a visit to the iconic Tatev Monastery, which sits atop a picturesque hill overlooking the breathtaking Vorotan Gorge. You will take a ride on the world's longest reversible cable car, the "Wings of Tatev", which will offer you panoramic views of the stunning landscape below. Once you arrive at the monastery, you can explore its rich history and cultural significance. Your day trip through Southern Armenia will leave you with unforgettable memories and a deeper understanding of the country's rich cultural and historical heritage. Overall, this day trip is a perfect way to experience the rich history, culture, and natural beauty of Armenia, and make unforgettable memories along the way.

Yerevan : TATEV MONASTERY, KHNDZORESK, SHAKI WATERFALL,ARENI

Yerevan : TATEV MONASTERY, KHNDZORESK, SHAKI WATERFALL,ARENI

Discover Old Khndzoresk and Beyond: A Fascinating Journey Step into history, marvel at ancient architecture, and embrace nature on our comprehensive tour. 1. Old Khndzoresk: A Glimpse into the Past Explore the village known for its cave dwellings, suspended bridge, and rustic charm. The Rocking Bridge: Experience the thrill of crossing a 160-meter-long suspension bridge with breathtaking views. 2. Ancient Cave Dwellings Delve into the cave homes carved into rugged cliffs, witnessing human resilience and ingenuity. 3. Historical and Religious Sites Visit Mkhitar Sparapet’s Tomb and 15th-17th Century Churches, rich in history and spiritual significance. 4. Tatev Monastery and the Record Ropeway Discover the awe-inspiring Tatev Monastery and ride the Wings of Tatev cable car for panoramic views. 5. Shaki Waterfall: Nature’s Marvel Be captivated by the picturesque Shaki Waterfall, surrounded by lush greenery and tranquility. 6. Wine Tasting in Areni Indulge in a free wine tasting session in Areni, renowned for its fine wines and winemaking traditions. Join Us for an Unforgettable Adventure Embark on a journey of exploration and discovery, creating lasting memories in the heart of Armenia.

3 Day UNESCO Heritage Private Tour in Armenia from Yerevan

3 Day UNESCO Heritage Private Tour in Armenia from Yerevan

Get an unforgettable experience with this offer & get ready in order to explore: Day 1: Yerevan - Khor Virap - Etchmiadin - Zvartnots - Vernissage - Yerevan • Khor Virap Monastery, one of the most important sanctuaries of Armenians, located at the foot of the biblical Mount Ararat. • Etchmiadzin Cathedral - the religious center for all the Armenian. Armenia was the first country in the world to adopt Christianity as a state religion in 301. The cathedral was listed as a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 2000. • Hripsime Church, listed as a World Heritage Site by Unesco, was built by the order of the Catholicos Komitas in 618. • Also, you will visit Zvartnots Cathedral, one of the medieval Armenian cathedrals built in the seventh century. The ruins of Zvartnots Temple are designated by Unesco as World Heritage Site. • The last stop is Vernissage, a large open-air exhibition-market in Yerevan, where you will find anything and everything. Day 2: Yerevan - Garni - Arch of Charents - Geghard - Lake Sevan - Fruit Market - Yerevan •The Arch of Charents. It’s a place where you can admire the most beautiful view of Mount Ararat. • Garni Temple is the only preserved pagan temple in the entire territory of the Caucasus. The construction dates back to the second half of the 1st century and was dedicated to the Sun God. After the Christianization of Armenia, the temple was used as a royal residence. • Geghard which is a medieval monastery declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. According to tradition The Geghard Monastery was founded by Saint Gregory in the 4th century on the site of a sacred spring. The peculiar character of the construction is reflected in its austerity and the magnificent natural scenery of the canyon, surrounded by precipices and curved cliffs. • Then you will make a stop to visit the Sevanavank monastic complex on the peninsula and contemplate the beautiful landscape of Lake Sevan, which is the pearl of Armenia. • And the last visit is the Yerevan fruit market which is a colorful, fragrant and busy huge indoor market with hundreds of stalls of farmers, bakers etc that actually grow and prepare their own food. Day 3: Yerevan - Noravank - Karahunj - Tatev/Wings of Tatev- Yerevan • You will visit one of the wonderful monuments of medieval Armenia, the Monastery of Noravank, located in an impressive canyon. Noravank means "New Monastery" and is considered one of the most attractive places in the country. • Our next stop is Karahunj Observatory, also known as Zorats Karer, a megalithic composition of Bronze Age tombs and over 220 standing stones / menhirs. • The last stop is Tatev Monastery which is the gem of Armenian architecture. It was founded in the 9th century and has been a major educational and religious center in Armenia for many centuries. We are going to take cable car Wings of Tatev which is the longest reversible cableway in the world (5752 m), recorded in the Guinness Book of Records. Enjoy your stay in our country.

Grand trip around Armenia for the whole day

Grand trip around Armenia for the whole day

Incredible Armenia We will travel through the regions of Ararat, Vayots Dzor and Syunik. The program includes: - Areni Cave-1 - we will tell you when it was discovered and what valuable artifacts of the ancient civilization were found in it. - Noravank Monastery is an ancient monastery complex, picturesquely located against the backdrop of steep red rocks. You will admire the Martian landscapes, visit the Church of the Holy Mother of God and see the tomb of the Orbelyan princes. - Shaki Waterfall - you will enjoy the local fantastic nature and hear the legend about the girl Shaki who escaped from captivity. - “Wings of Tatev” is the longest passenger pendulum-type cable car in the world. It passes over the gorge of the mountain river Vorotan and connects the village of Halidzor and the Tatev Monastery. If you wish, you can ride on it and look at Armenia from a height of 300 meters. - Tatev Monastery Complex is a historical monument of the 9th century, one of the oldest and most famous monastic complexes in Armenia, a pearl of Armenian architecture. - The swinging suspension bridge is 160 meters long and 1.5 meters wide. It’s worth looking down – the height will take your breath away! We will stop halfway and enjoy the picturesque gorge. - Cave village of Old Khndzoresk - we will walk through the ancient rock settlement, where 15 thousand people once lived.

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4.9
(23 reviews)

We had a great trip with Marina! A very interesting tour, well planned and organized. Marina gave us lot's of interesting information. There was a big bus with ca 30-40 people, both English and russian speaking, thus the guide gave all information twice in both languages. However this didn't disturb.

I can highly recommend Explora Armenia. We did this 3 day trip and it was absolutely amazing. We crossed Armenia crisscross. It is a beautiful country with nice people and very rich in history. Everything went perfectly from the agency's side. Try it and you won't be disappointed.

The tour was organized, interesting, the guide was very friendly and provided a lot of information for the country in general. Strongly recomended.

The trip completely met my expectations. Excellent organization, brave driver and smiling professional Gaya😎

Great experience. There are very few tours that go to Tatev, so it was wonderful.