One Day Trip to Armenia is the best possibility of visiting a new country just in one day and seeing how different two neighboring countries might be, the best option for visiting places which take you to different centuries.
Meeting point: Tbilisi ( the tour includes pick up from the hotel )
Endpoint: Tbilisi ( the tour includes drop off at the hotel )
Available dates: Everyday
Pick up time: 09:00
End time: 21:00
Duration: 12 hours
One Day Trip to Armenia is the best possibility of visiting a new country just one day and seeing how different two neighboring countries might be. You explore 2 UNESCO heritage sites, try delicious local food, see how local people live, and feel the influence of the Soviet Union. Visiting such historical places makes you think that time is changing with centuries in just a few minutes. You think you are traveling with a time machine, but it is just our car driven through these beautiful places.
Start your tour at the Akhtala Monastery, a church from the 12th century that contains beautiful frescoes and is surrounded by copper smelting caves and a copper smelting factory.
You will then have the possibility to have lunch and try some traditional Armenian food. The third destination of the tour is the Haghpat Monastery, which
is located in Haghpat Village and is a UNESCO-listed site. It is one of the most beautiful medieval masterpieces in Armenia, and one can’t help but think that God’s hand played a part in building such an incredible construction. You will then have the possibility to have lunch and try some traditional Armenian food.
Following Haghpat Monastery, you’ll make 3 stops on your way to visit the second UNESCO Heritage Site, Sanahin. The first will be a 13th-century bridge, the second for a Debed canyon with astonishing views, and the third for the Mikoyan Brothers’ museum, where an original aircraft (MiG 21) will surprise you. You will finally travel back through the border to Tbilisi, arriving at approximately 8:30 PM.
Our guide picks you up from the hotel at 09:00 and takes you to our company for the check-in procedure, then an unforgettable trip begins.
It takes an hour to get to the border and around 40 minutes to cross it. You’ll be able to exchange money after entering Armenia in Armenian currency. However, it is a bit complicated at restaurants and souvenir shops to pay by card. Because of this, it is better to have local currency.
After crossing the border, we stop at a local shop to exchange money and buy the local product.
The first sight of the tour which we visit is Akhtala Monastery. A church from the 13th-century with beautiful frescoes, surrounded by copper smelting caves, a copper smelting factory, and the central defensive fortification of the southern part of Georgia.
Armenia is famous for its cuisine. With delicious food, you can taste many different traditional Armenian dishes at the lunch place.
The second destination of the tour is Haghpat monastery, located in Haghpat village, and is a UNESCO heritage site. One of Armenia's most beautiful medieval masterpieces takes your breath away.
After lunch, we visit the second UNESCO heritage site called the Sanahin Monastery, one of the most beautiful monasteries from the 10th-century. On the way to Sanahin Monastery, three extra stops are available: one for the bridge, which is originally from the 12th-century and from the bridge you see a copper smelting factory which makes you feel the time of the Soviet Union; the second place is Debed canyon with an astonishing view; the third sight Mikoyan Brothers’ Museum which will amaze you with original aircraft MiG 21.
From the last stop to the border, it takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes. The average time for crossing the border is 45 minutes in the evening.
Drop off at the hotel
The tour operates in all weather conditions. Therefore, please dress according to the weather.
Dress code for a church - It's not allowed for anyone to enter a church in shorts, and women need to cover their heads.
Vegetarian food is also available upon request.
A visa for required countries