Private Tour to Vayots Dzor

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Archaeological, Family, Wine, Cultural-historical, Gastronomic

Embark on a delightful journey that begins with a visit to the Khor Virap Monastery, renowned for its stunning vistas of the sacred Mount Ararat. Continue to the Noravank Monastery, a marvel of architectural design featuring the two-tiered Church of the Holy Mother of God. Further enhance your experience with a wine tasting and lunch session at the "Old Bridge" Winery, celebrated for its exquisite...

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What to expect

Stop: Pick up

Description: Pick up from the hotel/apartment in Yerevan City

Stop: Khor-Virap Monastery

Place: Khor Virap monastery, Արարատի մարզ, Լուսառատ գյուղ

Description: Khor Virap indeed holds a significant place in Armenian history and culture. As the most famous pilgrimage site in Armenia, it is deeply intertwined with the country's adoption of Christianity as a state religion. The story of Saint Gregory The Illuminator, who played a crucial role in converting King Trdat III to Christianity, is central to the site's historical and religious significance. Saint Gregory's imprisonment in a dungeon, which later became the foundation over which the Khor Virap monastery was built in the 17th century, adds to the monastery's mystique and historical importance.

Duration: 40 minutes

Admission is free

Stop: Areni–1 Cave

Place: Areni cave, Vayots Dzor Region

Description: Delve into the Areni-1 cave, a repository of history just 12 km from Yeghegnadzor, where ongoing explorations reveal a past rich with craftsmanship and daily life dating back to 4200-3500 BC. Here, the world's oldest leather shoe and a skirt dating to 3900 BC were discovered, alongside evidence of the earliest known winery, underscoring the ritualistic importance of wine in ancient times.

Duration: 30 minutes

The event is included in the price

Stop: Noravank Monastery

Place: Noravank, Vayots Dzor Region

Description: Travel through a landscape dotted with caves to the Noravank Monastery, a gem of 13th-century Armenian architecture. The complex includes the churches of St. Karapet, St. Gregory The Illuminator, and the notable two-story Church of the Holy Mother of God. Renowned for its harmonious construction and ornate sculptures, Noravank seamlessly blends into the surrounding nature, offering a serene haven of historical beauty.

Duration: 40 minutes

Admission is free

Winery: Old Bridge Winery

Place: Old Bridge Winery, Vayots Dzor Region

Description: Experience the Old Bridge Winery, where time-honored Armenian viticultural practices from the Vayots Dzor region meld with modern winemaking technologies. Here, grapes are curated with precision, fermented with select Danish yeasts, and matured in stainless steel before aging in oak barrels, culminating in a wine that harmoniously blends tradition with innovation, ready to be savored by those who appreciate the craft. Here you can enjoy an exquisite lunch, including vegetable cream soup, for the main course - trout, or dolma or pork in the oven, 2 salads, vegetables in the oven with white wine + olives and sun-dried tomatoes. Dessert, coffee and tea are also available. At the wine tasting you will find a kaleidoscope of flavors: 1 white, 1 rose, 2 aged red wines and, as a final accord, grappa aged for 4 years, which will not leave you indifferent. * Lunch and/or wine tasting are paid separately

Duration: 2 hours

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

Stop: Return to Yerevan

Description: Return to your hotel/apartment in Yerevan City

The price includes

  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees indicated in the itinerary
  • Comfortable transport
  • Bottled water

What to take with you

Don't forget to take with you:
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Dress accordingly to the weather

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