Enlightened Armenia

St. Echmiadzin, Khor Virap, Noravank and Areni Winery

A tour to enlighten the spirit. Visit the significant religious destinations of Armenia including St. Echmiadzin, the head church of Armenia and also the ‘sister’ church St Hripsime. See the breathtaking views of Mt. Ararat from Khor Virap monastery where the spark of Christianity started in Armenia. Descend and experience the underground dungeon pit. Visit a local artisan in Khor Virap village and enjoy a delicious homemade lunch with his hospitable family.

Discover the unique two storey structure of Noravank Church nestled in the stunning brick-red cliffs of a gorge. Sample the local homemade wine at a traditional winery in the heart of the Areni wine region before heading back to Yerevan.

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Duration: 10 Hours
Price: 19,900 AMD pp (stay at Envoy Hostel Yerevan pay 17,900 AMD)
Operates: Wednesday, Friday & Sunday
Includes: English-speaking guide service, lunch and entry fees
Departs: 9:00 am at Envoy Hostel & Tours | Yerevan
Arrives: 7:00 pm at Envoy Hostel & Tours | Yerevan
Requires: Supportive shoes and jacket Note: This tour can also be offered as a private tour on alternative days or if minimum number not reached.  Bookings are essential.

 

Tour Schedule
An approximate schedule for the tour is provided below. The hours are indicative only and may vary dependent on individual tour circumstances.
9:00 am – departure from envoy Hostel
9:30 – 10:00 – Hripsime 
10:10 – 11:15 – Echmiadzin
12:00 – 13:00 – Khor Virap
13:15 – 14:15 – lunch in Pokr Vedi
15:45 – 16:20 – Noravank
16:35 – 17:15 – wine tasting in Areni
19:00 – arrival in Yerevan