This tour is organized into different stops. Here is a list, to give you a clear idea of what you will be enjoying.
Stop 1: 10:00am
Khor Virap is an Armenian monastery built in 642 and its name, translated from Armenian, means “deep hole”. Khor Virap is one of the shrines of the Armenian Apostolic Church, a place of pilgrimage. The most interesting fact of this monastery is that it was built on the site of the royal prison, where Gregory the Illuminator was previously imprisoned. He is the patron saint and the first official head of the Armenian Apostolic Church by the Armenian king for 13 years. From the territory of the monastery there is an unusual view of the biblical mountain Ararat.
Stop 2: 12:00pm
Areni is the birthplace of winemaking. Viticulture on the territory of Armenia originated many thousands of years before our era. In Armenia grow a lot of wild vines, and a large number of local varieties of grapes. This is the oldest winery of Armenia, where you can taste the most delicious wine from the best varieties of grapes.
Stop 3: 1:00pm
Monastery Noravank is built on the wonderful steep red rocks on the ledge of a meandering gorge. It was founded in the XII century on the site of ancient buildings. Complex Noravank, thanks to the magnificent creations of medieval architects and its location on the background of a beautiful landscape, leaves an indelible impression. It is one of the majestic monuments of the Armenian medieval architecture.