Tatev Monastery, Shaki waterfall

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Wine, Cultural-historical, Gastronomic

On this tour first visit "Hin Areni" wine factory in Areni settlement, where you will have a tour and tasting of its famous wines. Afterwards there comes the visit of Shaki waterfall, which is located in one of the coziest and nicest corners of Syunik province, gloriously opening its striking beauty to all the admirers. Next up is the "Devil's" bridge, which is a natural bridge, formed from traver...

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  • 13 hours 30 minutes13 hours 30 minutes

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What to expect

Route
1
Stop: Meeting point

Place: Armenia, Yerevan, Mikayel Nalbandyan Street, 96

Description: The preferred seats inside the vehicle are not reserved in advance.

2
Stop: Hin Areni Wine factory

Place: Hin Areni winery, Armenia, Vayots Dzor region, Areni village

Description: 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.

The event is included in the price

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Stop: Shaki Waterfall

Place: Shaki waterfall, Armenia, Syunik region

Description: Shaki waterfall is in the southern part of Armenia, close to Sisian. The fall, being located in one of the coziest and nicest corners of Syunik, gloriously opens its striking beauty to all admirers. The air here is full of inspiring melody of water and scent of mountains, loading all their wafts.

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Stop: Devil's Bridge

Place: Armenia, Syunik region, Devil's bridge

Description: It is a natural bridge, formed from travertine, located on Vorotan River in Syunik region. The length is ~30 m, the width is 50-60 m. There are number of mountain springs around the bridge, the waters of which have colored the walls of the canyon in pink, yellow and green. The Goris-Tatev highway crosses the Devil's Bridge. There are various hypotheses concerning the name "Devil's Bridge". For instance, there is a theory, that less water flows in under the bridge, than it flows out. This is due to the fact that mineral waters are dripping from above.

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lunch: Lunch stop

Description: Optional lunch in the local traditional restaurant on own expense. One may choose between 3 different options: Option 1 (vegeterian) – 3500 AMD per person Option 2 – 3900 AMD per person Option 3 – 4500 AMD per person

Place: Restaurant

Kitchen: Armenian

The event is paid by the client: approximately the undefined - undefined per person

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Stop: Tatev Monastery

Place: Tatev Monastery, Armenia, Syunik region, Tatev village

Description: Among the architectural pillars of Zangezour, the monastery of Tatev does not have its "rivals". It used to be the wealthiest medieval monastery in Armenia. Besides being a religious center, Tatev was also the important strategical center of Syunik kingdom. Being situated on a naturally defended place, Tatev monastery has always been an impregnable fortress for alien. In non-stable political conditions several secret ways in the territory of the fortress led to the canyon and served as a link between the monastery and the external world.

Admission is free

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Stop: "Wings of Tatev" Ropeway

Place: Wings of Tatev, Armenia, Syunik region, cable car Wings of Tatev

Description: Church bells were ringing loud in Tatev on October 16 of 2010, heralding the launch of a program to revive a medieval monastic complex and the opening of "Wings of Tatev Ropeway". The 5.7 km ropeway, built within 11 months, passes through a deep gorge of the River Vorotan and over hills, covered with lush forests. The tramway is supported by three towers between its two terminals. One terminal is on a hill, overlooking the village of Halidzor and the other is near Tatev Monastery, on the road to Tatev village. Two cabins operate at once, traveling in opposite directions. There are 6 cables altogether (3 for each cabin), each uniquely foreseen for the specifications of this project. Within about 11 minutes a tramway cabin takes passengers, 30 at a time, from the village of Halidzor to the magnificent complex of Tatev.

The event is included in the price

The price includes

  • Wi-Fi in transport
  • Wine tasting
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees indicated in the itinerary
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Water and sweets

What to take with you

Don't forget to take with you:
  • Warm clothes
  • Comfortable shoes
Do not forget to consider the restrictions when choosing an excursion:
Open clothes while visiting monasteries

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