Khor Virap Monastery, Noravank Monastery, Hin Areni Wine factory (tour and tasting)

Khor Virap Monastery, Noravank Monastery, Hin Areni Wine factory

1. Khor Virap Monastery
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Khor Virap Monastery
Khor Virap is the most famous pilgrimage site in Armenia, as it is directly connected with the adoption of Christianity. As a state religion, Christianity in Armenia was adopted in 301 due to endeavors of Saint Gregory The Illuminator, who, before converting King Trdat The 3rd to Christianity, was imprisoned in the dungeon, over which a church of Khor Virap monastery was built in the 17th century. From the monastery one can admire the stunning view of the Biblical Mount Ararat.
2. Noravank Monastery
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Noravank Monastery
Passing a narrow road, surrounded by rocks of hundred caves, one discovers a scene of harmony of architecture with nature. The monastery, enshrined with fine architectural solutions and luxurious embellishments, is one of the brightest examples of Armenian architecture of the 13th century. Noravank consists of St. Karapet, St. Gregory The Illuminator churches and St. Astvatsatsin (Holy Mother of God) two-storey church, which is notable for its ideal constructive and sculptural work.
3. Hin Areni Wine factory
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Hin Areni Wine factory
Vayots Dzor and Areni village in particular has been the cradle of Armenian winemaking for millennia. "Hin Areni" winery opens up the doors of this region to the world to showcase the historic and indigenous Armenian grape varietals. At the winery the historic traditions of winemaking are well combined with state-of-the-art modern equipment. "Hin Areni" winery has the capacity to process over 250 tonnes of grapes.
Lunch stop
Lunch stop
Optional lunch in the local traditional restaurant on own expense. One may choose between 3 different options:
Option 1 (vegeterian) – 2 900 AMD per person
Option 2 – 3 500 AMD per person
Option 3 – 3 900 AMD per person

Inclusions

  • Professional guide: ENG + RUS + ARM consecutively
  • Air-conditioned vehicles
  • Bottled water & pastries
  • Admission tickets
  • WiFi in the vehicles
  • Vehicle & passengers insurance
  • Wine tasting

Exclusions

  • Lunch cost (2 900 AMD – 3 900 AMD)
  • Hotel drop-off after return to Yerevan
  • Enjoy the architecture of 17th century pilgrimage site
  • Embrace the stunning views of Biblical Mount Ararat
  • Observe the only 2-storied monastery in Armenia
  • Discover the unique taste of Armenian wine