Khor Virap, Ancient winery, Armenian cuisine and Noravank

From 12,000 AMD
  • Guided trip to see cultural monuments and values
  • The tour combines culture, history, nature and winetasting
  • Fully equipped vehicles
  • Professional guide that talks your language
9 Hours approx
Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
A note from Starling
Face masks recommended
On demand
  • 10:00 Departure
  • 10:40-11:30 Khor Virap Monastery
The Western and central parts of the country would perhaps be the most stunning and elegant in terms of their landscape and agricultural traditions. They offer mouth-watering sweetness of fruits and wine.
The day begins with the departure to the ancient Khor Virap Monastery located right beside the Turkish-Armenian border. The serendipitous location of the site allows the visitor to enjoy an unprecedented view of the Biblical Mountain Ararat.

  • 13:00-13:40 Winetasting at Areni Wine Factory
The intriguing wine-tasting organized in the village of Areni will ensure the elegant start of the gastronomic experience in the region. Areni is famous for its millennia-old wine culture and its astonishing landscape.

  • 13:50-15:00 Lunch
The wine-tasting will transition into an authentic lunch that allow you to savor the delicious and rich Armenian cuisine.

  • 15:15- 15:45 Areni Ancient Winery Cave
The calm and fulfillment of the preceding gastronomic experience will be complemented by the educational trip to the ancient Areni-1 cave where the history of the rich wine-making culture of the region will be presented to you.

  • 16:00- 17:00 Noravank Monastery
The road will then take you to the beautiful 13-th century Noravank Monastery through the astonishing 8-km-long canyon of the Amaghu river.

  • 17:00 Return to Yerevan
The day trip will end with the relaxing journey back to Yerevan.

  • 19:00 Arrival in Yerevan
    What's Included
    • 9-hours fully-featured outdoor tour
    • Foreign language professional TOUR-GUIDE service
    • Full ground transportation, including hotel pick-up
    • Lunch
    • Vegetarian-friendly food arranged upon request
    • Entrance Fees
    • Trips to museums
    • COVID-19 protection measures
    What You Can Expect
    • Get a hand-to-hand experience with the heart-warming hospitality of Armenia.
    • Tour to the most culturally significant historical sites and landscapes in Armenia.
    • Enjoy the luxury of fully air-conditioned private transportation.
    • Be in comfort, safety, and ease with the company of our friendly professional private drivers and guides.
    Why To Choose This Tour
    A day of exploring new country, new culture, new nature in a friendly, safe and far from a city's everyday routine environment
    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult
    • Tours are arranged on a demand basis
    Technical Details
    Distance- ~240km
    Accessibility- 2 of the visited sites, namely the Areni-1 cave and the Khor Virap Monastery require climbing up a certain number of stairs and some walking. In case of strong necessity, the paved road taking from the parking lot to the entrance gate of the Khor Virap monastery can be opened up.
    Altitude Changes- 50-60% of the road.
    Photo taking- The vehicle will stop at several viewpoints for the visitors to take photos.
    Overall level of difficulty- EE
    Cancellation Policy
    Cacellation Policy:
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience's start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience's start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience's start time will not be accepted.
    Starting from 12,000 AMD per person