Khor - Virap, Noravank, Areni, Jermuk, Armenia Tour
Meet your guide and driver at your hotel and head to Khor Virap monastery (“deep pit”). According to the legend, St. Gregory the Illuminate, the Baptist of Armenia, had been kept here in the basement during 13 years for the disseminating of Christianity until tsar Tradt decided to adopt new religion. Monastery location allows you to enjoy the best views of the Mt. Ararat. Continue to Noravank monastery (XII c.) located on the ledge of narrow winding gorge of Arpa River. Drive to Jermuk, famous for its thermal-mineral springs and surrounded by rich Alpine verdure and woods where you can try local mineral water. Last stop is at Areni, city known for producing famous Armenian wine from pomegranate and apricot. Have a wine disputation in a local winery. Return to Yerevan.