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From Tbilisi: Private Day Trip to Armenia

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From Tbilisi: Private Day Trip to Armenia

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From £83.39 £75.05 per person

Explore Northern Armenia on a private day trip from Tbilisi. Visit the key sights such as UNESCO protected Sanahin and Haghpat monasteries, and see the bizarre beauty of rocky mountains and abandoned Soviet towns.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 10 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Your accommodation in Tbilisi
Private group

Experience

The experience
  • See the key sights of Northern Armenia in 1 day
  • Visit two UNESCO world heritage sights
  • Enjoy a stunning mix of mountainous landscapes and abandoned Soviet factories
  • Taste authentic Armenian dishes in a small traditional restaurant
Full description
Armenia, with its distinctive culture, its beautiful rocky mountains and ancient history is a must-see when traveling in the Caucasus region. Discover the beauty of Northern Armenia on this day trip from Tbilisi, with your tour starting at 9:00AM, after which you will head for the border. From here the landscape will begin to change, as you drive through the narrow gorges of the Debed River in between the high rocky mountains. The time seems to stand still in this part of the country, with its typical Soviet cars and huge copper factories built in the middle of the mountains, the scenery is full of bizarre beauty. The tour includes several main sightseeing objects of Northern Armenia, such as the historic Lori region, the fortified monastery of Akhtala, a unique example of wonderfully preserved frescoes from the 11th century and the two UNESCO protected monasteries of Sanahin and Haghpat. The history of the two monasteries in Alaverdi is connected by a legend of father and son and you can see many similarities, but also differences in their architecture. Both places are known for their beautiful architecture and the unique hachkars, as well as the stone crosses, a signature of Armenian art. Before heading back to Tbilisi you can taste authentic Armenian food in a traditional restaurant by the river.
Includes
  • Private transfer with door to door service
  • English-speaking guide
  • Lunch in a traditional Armenian restaurant
  • Visa related fees
  • Souvenirs
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Visa, if required

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • According to current COVID-19 regulations, all visitors have to present a negative PCR test (done within 72 hours) in order to enter Armenia and re-enter Georgia, regardless of vaccination status. The pre-registration online form has to be filled out again to re-enter Georgia as well.
  • Even though in most cases Armenia doesn't require a visa or offers a visa on arrival, please consult the website of Armenian MFA or Embassy in your country to ensure that you are eligible for visa-free entry or for the visa on arrival.
  • Please make sure that you have all the necessary documents with you to cross the border.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5

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I cant even describe how amazing my tour. I was a little bit hesitating to go as i was feeling very exhausted from my trip. But no regret. My tour guide is so amazing he took a super amazing photograph for me. A plus for a single traveler! No regret and definitely recommend this company million times!!!

24 October 2021

Had an awesome time. The guide, Irakli, knew so much history about every little thing that I asked about, and he was keen on pointing out what made every location unique. Moreover, he knew all of the best and coolest spots to take pictures from, and the lunch was incredible too. I enjoyed every second of this tour, and I would highly recommend Irakli as a guide.

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1 July 2021

Excellent!

We were picked up at the accommodation. Everything went smoothly and well in passport control. You can switch to Armenian currency at the border check. Traveled through a fabulously beautiful landscape on bumpy and winding roads. Our driver / guide was very nice and knowledgeable. We learned a lot about the history of Armenia and visited many historical sites. A fantastic Armenian lunch was included in the price. This tour is highly recommended!

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2 July 2019

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