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Khor Virap and Noravank: Full-Day Tour with Wine Tasting

Khor Virap and Noravank: Full-Day Tour with Wine Tasting

From £16.18 per person

Admire Mount Ararat, explore ancient monasteries, and taste local wines with the comfort and convenience of a guided tour.

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Duration 9 hours
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English, Russian, Armenian

Experience

Highlights
  • See the country's best sights on a full-day tour from Yerevan
  • Visit Armenia's most famous pilgrimage site
  • Admire the only 2-storied monastery in Armenia
  • Discover the unique taste of Armenian wine
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See some of Armenia's best attractions in just one day on this fully guided tour. Learn the history of famous pilgrimage sites, enjoy a local lunch, and sample Armenian wines on a winery tour.

The group will meet in central Yerevan at 10:00 AM. Travel south on an air-conditioned bus or van to the first stop of the day: Khor Virap Monastery. The most famous pilgrimage site in Armenia, this monastery is directly connected with the adoption of Christianity as a state religion. Hear stories of Saint Gregory the Illuminator while admiring views of the Biblical Mount Ararat.

The next stop is Noravank monastery. Built in the 13th-century, this monastery is a classic example of Armenian architecture at the time and was created in harmony with the rocks and caves that surround it. Explore the St. Karapet and St. Gregory the Illuminator churches and stop to admire the St. Astvatsatsin (Holy Mother of God) – the only 2-storied monastery in Armenia.

Break for lunch at a local restaurant surrounded by nature. Choose between 3 lunch options available for purchase. Finally, end the day sampling Areni wines at the Hin Areni wine factory. One of the best Armenian wines, this type is known for its specific flavor and delicate taste. Take a peek at the surrounding city, home to the St. Astvatsatsin church. After a full day of learning and exploring, you will return to Yerevan by bus.

Includes
  • Russian, English and Armenian-speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned transport
  • Admission fees
  • Wine tasting
  • Light refreshments (bottled water and sweets)
  • WiFi
  • Lunch (approximately $7 - 9)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

The group will meet at the Hyur Service Head Office (96 Nalbandyan poxoc, Yerevan 0010). Please arrive at the meeting point 15-30 minutes before the activity starts for check-in.

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What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Short skirts
  • Shorts

Know before you go

  • Seats are not fixed in advance
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