Full-Day Trip to Areni Winery, Tatev Monastery and Shaki waterfall from Yerevan

Full-Day Trip to Areni Winery, Tatev Monastery and Shaki waterfall from Yerevan
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$38
Duration: 14 hours
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On this 14-hour tour, your multi-lingual guide will take you to Areni, one of the oldest settlements in Armenia that is famous for its wines, Tatev monastery, the Wings of Tatev aerial tramway, and the Shaki Waterfall. The wings of Tatev is the world's longest rope-way and you will have the chance to ride in one of the cable cars. Hotel pickup is included in the price and you will be transported in an air-conditioned vehicle.

The tour starts at 09.00am from the local operator's office. You will be driven to the Southern part of Armenia, the first stop is at the village of Areni that is in the Vayots Dzor region. This sunny village is famous for its wine assortments. Due to its specific flavor and delicate taste "Areni" wine has a respectful place among the best Armenian wines. The visit to the wine factory of the village will serve a good testimony. The St. Astvatsatsin church built by skillful architect and sculpture Momik is in Areni village, too.

The next stop is Tatev monastery, which used to be the wealthiest medieval monastery in Armenia. Besides being a religious center Tatev was also the important strategical center of Syunik kingdom. Being situated on a naturally defended place Tatev monastery has always been an impenetrable fortress. In non-stable political conditions the several secret passages in the the fortress led the way to the canyon and served as a link between the monastery and external world.

Next, you will visit the aerial tramway called Wings of Tatev. The 5.7-kilometer rope-way was built within 11 months, and passes through a deep gorge of the River Vorotan and over hills covered with lush forests. The tramway is supported by three towers between its two terminals. One terminal is on a hill overlooking the village of Halidzor and the other is near Tatev Monastery, on the road to Tatev village. Two cabins operate at once, traveling in opposite directions.

Lunch (personal expense) will be held in a local restaurant near the rope-way station. One can choose the meal between 4 offered options in the vehicle before arrival to the restaurant and pay on the spot. 

The last stop is Shaki waterfall being located in one of the coziest and nicest corners of Syunik, gloriously opens its striking beauty to all admirers.

Drop off point is back at the operators office in Central Yerevan.

On this 14-hour tour, your multi-lingual guide will take you to Areni, one of the oldest settlements in Armenia that is famous for its wines, Tatev monastery, the Wings of Tatev aerial tramway, and the Shaki Waterfall. The wings of Tatev is the world's longest rope-way and you will have the chance to ride in one of the cable cars. Hotel pickup is included in the price and you will be transported in an air-conditioned vehicle.