Private Tour: Khor Virap Monastery, Areni winery or Bird’s Cave, Noravank Monastery, Jermuk city and waterfall

Private Tour: Khor Virap Monastery, Areni winery or Bird’s Cave, Noravank Monastery, Jermuk city and waterfall

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Private Tour: Khor Virap Monastery, Areni winery or Bird’s Cave, Noravank Monastery, Jermuk city and waterfall

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DURATION
10 hours
PICK UP POINT
At your request
TOUR LANGUAGE
Russian, English

GUIDE SERVICE
(if chosen)

WI-FI

TICKETS
(if available)

BOTTLED WATER

LUNCH
(if chosen)

Brief description

Spend a day exploring some of Armenia’s most spectacular landmarks. This private tour from Yerevan is exclusively for you and includes visits to the monastery of Khor Virap (built in 642, translated from Armenian means “deep hole” ), Noravank (founded in the XII century on the site of ancient buildings), Areni Cave, Bird’s Cave or the birthplace of wine making – Areni. After wine region you will continue the trip to Jermuk that is positioned within forests and mountains. The plateau is partitioned into two parts by the Arpa river gorge. The town is unique with its fantastic waterfall. Have your meaningful wine tour with Jan Armenia Tours and Travel!

  1. Transportation on comfortable vehicles
  2. All tickets to mentioned historic and cultural sights, museums
  3. Drinking water in the vehicle
  4. Taxes
  1. Lunches during the tour. We can organize lunch by prior request
  2.  Additional alcoholic drinks
  1. Please e-mail us if there are children under 4 years with you
  2. In case the tour is organized in other language, changes of the prices are possible

Stop 1: 10:00
Khor Virap

Khor Virap – Armenian monastery, built in 642, translated from Armenian means “deep hole”. Khor Virap is one of the shrines of the Armenian Apostolic Church, a place of pilgrimage. The most interesting fact of this monastery is the fact that it was built on the site of the royal prison, where Gregory the Illuminator was previously imprisoned – the patron saint and the first official head of the Armenian Apostolic Church by the Armenian king for 13 years. From the territory of the monastery there is an unusual view of the biblical mountain Ararat.

Stop 2: 12:00
Areni winery

Areni is the birthplace of winemaking. Viticulture on the territory of Armenia originated many years before our era. In Armenia, grows a lot of wild vineyard, and a large number of local varieties of grapes. And here there is the oldest winery of Armenia, where you can taste the most delicious wine from the best varieties of grapes.

Stop 3: 13:00
Noravank Monastery

Monastery Noravank is among the wonderful steep red rocks on the ledge of a meandering gorge. It was founded in the XII century on the site of ancient buildings. Complex Noravank, thanks to the magnificent creations of medieval architects and its location on the background of a beautiful landscape, leaves an indelible impression. It is one of the majestic monuments of the Armenian medieval architecture.

Stop 4: 15:00
Jermuk city and waterfall

You will continue the trip to Jermuk that is positioned within forests and mountains, on a little plateau, 2080 m above sea level; the plateau is partitioned into two parts by the Arpa river gorge. Jermuk is widely recognized with its curable water. Jermuk waters were reliable means of treatment of numerous illnesses for hundreds of years. The town is unique with its fantastic waterfall. The waterfall has 72 m. top and spilling slant into Arpa River. The waterfall sometimes called Mermaid hair. Jermuk has pretty a protracted history however the modern town was founded only in 1940, after the development of the first sanatorium. Nowadays Jermuk is popular with its modern and cozy sanatoriums.

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