1. Armenia
  2. Yerevan
  3. Khor Virap

Private Tour: Khor Virap, Noravank, Areni Cave, & Winery

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Visit Khor Virap Monastery, the closest spot for spectacular views of Biblical Mt. Ararat. ,arvel at the two-storey Noravank Monastery, taste traditional Armenian wine in Hin Areni Winery, and visit the Areni Cave.
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Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Highlights
  • Embrace the fascinating views of Mount Ararat from the closest spot possible at the Khor Virap Monastery
  • Discover another marvel of Armenian medieval architecture, the Noravank Monastery complex
  • Take the chance to get familiar with Armenian viniculture
  • Explore Areni Cave, where archeologists uncovered the earliest known shoe and the earliest known winery
Full description
Although there are various historical landmarks in Armenia, the oldest and most well-known is the Biblical Mount Ararat. This tour promises spectacular views from the closest spot possible. The Khor Virap Monastery is located about an hour’s drive away from the capital Yerevan, and offers amazing views of Armenia’s defining symbol – the majestic Ararat. The site is also one of the most sacred spots for Armenians around the world.

Another place that cannot be missed during your time in Armenia is Noravank. It is one of the gems of medieval Armenian architecture, nestled high among the stunning brick-red cliffs at the end of the Gnishik Canyon. Here you will see the one and only depiction of God the Father in Armenia, which is just as astonishing as the face of Jesus Christ that appeared on the dome of the Church’s narthex.

This tour will also take you to the Bird’s Cave. In 2008, archaeologists discovered several of the world’s oldest artifacts here, including a leather shoe and a winery. The site, overlooking the Arpa River near the town of Areni, is claimed to date back to the Early Bronze Age (around 5,000-6,000 years ago). It also contains evidence of elaborate burial rituals and agricultural practices. Finally, you will be given the chance to taste and even purchase Armenia’s renowned Areni wine. Made from the oldest grape variety in the whole world, the wine is available in several wineries in the actual town of Areni itself, which you will make a stop at before finishing the trip.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at your hotel
  • Guide (if option selected)
  • New and comfortable vehicle with Wi-Fi and insurance
  • Entrance fees
  • Winery excursion and degustation fee
  • Bottled water
  • City map
What’s Not Included
  • Accommodation
  • Visa

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Product ID: 256077