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In the Cradle of Christianity

1 day(s)
from January to December
Tour countries:
Type of tour:
Historical, General

Itinerary: Yerevan - Khor Virap - Noravank - Yerevan
Duration: 7 hours

Khor Virap. Khor Virap is the most famous pilgrimage site in Armenia, as it is directly connected with the adoption of Christianity. As a state religion Christianity in Armenia was adopted in 301 due to endeavors of Saint Gregory the Enlightner - patron saint of Armenians, who before converting king Trdat the 3rd to Christianity, was imprisoned in the dungeon over which a church of Khor Virap monastery was built in the 17th century. From the monastery one can admire the stunning view of the Biblical Mount Ararat.
Noravank. Passing a narrow road surrounded by rocks of hundred caves one discovers a scene of harmony of architecture with nature. The monastery enshrined with fine architectural solutions and luxurious embellishments is one of the brightest examples of Armenian architecture of the 13th century. Noravank consists of St. Karapet, St. Grigory the Illuminator churches and St. Astvatsatsin (Holy Mother of God) two-storey church, which is notable for its ideal constructive and sculptural work.

Sites to visit
-    Khor Virap Monastery
-    Egkhegnadzor town with its rocky mountains and exotic nature
-    Areni Village - the district of Armenian wine making
-    Noravank Monastery with surrounding buildings.


N of Pax Prices per person (Euros)
1 pax 210 euros
2 pax 130 euros
3 pax 100 euros
4 pax 85 euros
5 pax 75 euros

The price includes:
-    Transportation service
-    Guide service
The price excludes:
-    Meals and beverages
-    Insurance

Tour schedule

1Meeting in the morning and start the tour
1Proceed to the famous Khor Virap monastery located 30 km from Yerevan
1Follow the itinerary through Areni - famous wine making region of Armenia