Explore the local Armenian food culture while visiting the monastery Khor Virap, Areni and Noravank Monastery on a private tour with transportation from Yerevan.
Begin at the Armenian monastery of Khor Virap whose name means “deep hole”. Built in 642, the monastery 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.
Continue to Areni winery better known as the birthplace of winemaking. It is the oldest winery in Armenia where viticulture on the territory originated many thousands of years before our era. Here you can taste the most delicious wine from the best varieties of grapes.
Finally, visit the Monastery Noravank built atop steep red rocks on the ledge of a meandering gorge. It was founded in the XII century on the site of ancient buildings and iss one of the majestic monuments of the Armenian medieval architecture.