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1-Day Armenia Tour to beautiful Khor Virap, Noravank and Areni

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1 Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

1 person


English, Spanish

Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of Armenia with our one-day tour of Khor Virap, Noravank, and Areni Cave, a meticulously curated adventure that provides an unparalleled glimpse into the country’s rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and renowned wine culture.

This exclusive tour is a staple of Armenia travel itinerary, designed for those looking to immerse themselves in the beauty and traditions of one of the world’s oldest civilizations.

The tour begins with a visit to the iconic Khor Virap Monastery, which is significant both historically and religiously. Nestled against the stunning backdrop of Mount Ararat, Khor Virap provides not only spiritual solace but also breathtaking panoramic views.

Here, you will delve into the stories of Saint Gregory the Illuminator.

The journey then continues to the majestic Noravank Monastery, located in a narrow gorge made even more dramatic by the surrounding brilliant red cliffs.

Noravank’s intricate carvings and breathtaking architecture, set against the backdrop of untouched natural beauty, provide an ideal setting for reflection and exploration.

The tour concludes with a visit to the ancient Areni Cave, where you will step back in time to learn about the thousands of years of winemaking history.

This prehistoric site, home to the world’s oldest winery, shoe and provides an intriguing glimpse into early human civilization.

The experience is enhanced by a tasting of delicious local wines at a nearby winery, which captures the essence of Armenia’s rich viticultural heritage.

Join us on our one-day tour of Khor Virap, Noravank, and Areni Cave, and let the landscapes, history, and flavors of Armenia enchant and inspire you.

This will be an unforgettable journey through the heart of this storied land.


  • Khor Virap Monastery, Noravank Monastery, Areni Cave


Begin your one-day tour of Khor Virap, Noravank, and Areni Cave with a pick-up from your hotel in Yerevan. Drive to the prestigious Khor Virap Monastery, known for breathtaking views of Armenia's iconic Mount Ararat. Khor Virap, which translates to 'deep dungeon,' is steeped in legend, with stories recounting the 13-year imprisonment of St. Gregory the Illuminator, Armenia's patron saint, within its depths. 

Continue your Armenia travel itinerary to the Noravank Monastery, a 13th-century architectural masterpiece perched atop a hill, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of brick-red cliffs. This sanctuary is more than just a symbol of spiritual devotion. It's a gateway to a world of tranquility and natural splendor, offering a view that will leave you speechless.

Next, venture through a narrow canyon to reach the Areni Cave, a site of immense archaeological importance. This is where the oldest known shoe, winery, and straw skirt were discovered, providing a fascinating glimpse into the ancient human civilization that once thrived here. It's a journey back in time that you won't want to miss.

Finish the day's activities with a visit to the nearby Areni Winery. Enjoy the exquisite flavors of the local Areni wine, which reflects the region's rich viticultural heritage.

Return to Yerevan, where your one-day tour of Khor Virap, Noravank, and Areni Cave will end with a drop-off at your hotel, enriched by the day's encounters with Armenia's profound historical and cultural legacy.

  • Transportation by comfortable vehicle
  • English/Spanish/Russian speaking guide
  • Wine tasting at Areni winery
  • Entrance fees
  • 0.5 ml water per person
  • Pick up and drop off from/at the hotel
  • Meals
  • Travel insurance


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