Tour to Khor Virap, Areni ancient cave, Noravank, Winery

Khor Virap, Areni ancient cave, Noravank, Winery

Trip details

– Departure from the your hotel

This day will start with a visit to Khor Virap Monastery, on the territory of which, according to legend, there was a deep dungeon for mortal prisoners (“khor virap” translated from Armenian means “deep pit/dungeon”), where our first Catholicos (Patriarch) Gregory the Illuminator was thrown and where he spent 13 years. The sight also offers the best view of the biblical Mount Ararat.

Later, you will visit the Bird Cave or Areni-1 Cave. This is a complex of caves, during the study of which scientists discovered several cultural layers, including clay buildings dating back to 4200 – 3500 BC. The oldest footwear from a solid piece of leather, which is 5,500 years old, was also found here.

– Afterwards, you will travel to Noravank Monastery. The road to Noravank goes through a beautiful canyon, the rocks of which abound with caves. In these caves, traces of human settlement of the 6th-5th millennia BC were found. Noravank, surrounded by bizarre red rocks, is considered to be one of the most beautiful monasteries in the world.

– In the same area you will visit winery Areni, and enjoy wine tasting.

Return to Yerevan

Duration: 7-8 hours
Distance: 250 km


  • Professional guide driver
  • Comfortable car
  • Water in a car
  • Wine degustation

Not Included

  • Lunch (could be included per person 7000 dram)
  • For visiting premium class of winery per person extra 10000 dram
  • Tickets for a cave per person 1500 dram

Price List

for up to 3 persons

175 $/for group

from 4 to 7 persons

225 $/for group

from 8 to 16 persons

340 $/per person

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