Things to do in Akhtala

Our most recommended things to do in Akhtala

From Tbilisi: Day Trip to Armenia Including Homemade Lunch

1. From Tbilisi: Day Trip to Armenia Including Homemade Lunch

Start your tour at the Akhtala Monastery, a church from the 12th century which contains beautiful frescoes and is surrounded by copper smelting caves as well as a copper smelting factory. The second destination of the tour is the Haghpat Monastery, located in Haghpat Village and is a UNESCO-listed site. It is one of the most beautiful medieval masterpieces in Armenia. Then you can have lunch and try some traditional Armenian food. Following lunch, 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. Finally, travel back through the border to Tbilisi.

Frequently asked questions about Akhtala

Other Sightseeing Options in Akhtala

Want to discover all there is to do in Akhtala? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Akhtala

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 64 reviews

The trip is really worth it even its just for a day. Len is really informative and helpful. Just ask him any questions or concerns if you have any. The lunch is amazing. I didn’t eat veggies much and most of the meals is veggies. But turned out I really love the veggie meal! It’s really tasty. The trip to the monastery is really chill and I really enjoy it. Recommended for anyone that have short time in Tbilisi.

We had a fantastic day in Armenia. Our guide Lika was very helpful and told us a lot of interesting facts about sights we saw, local history and traditions. It was super interesting. Lunch was the highlight of the trip, we tasted delicious traditional Armenian dishes with great view and in very friendly atmosphere. I will definitely reccomend this trip to everyone

The tour was excellent with a good balance of the churches, nature and industrial influence. Beka was a superb guide! His passion for history, Georgia and the wider reason came through very strongly. His stories and humour added to the experience. The lunch with the family was superb and an added bonus. Overall - cannot recommend it highly enough.

Travel 60 years back to the times of the Soviet Union. Very good to see what communism does to a country. Nice tour guides, delicious lunch with a family.

Excellent day out. Guide and driver delivered an excellent itinerary. Never rushed and always felt safe. Highly recommended