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From Tbilisi: Day Trip to Armenia Including Homemade Lunch

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Activity provider: Gamarjoba Georgia Tours

From Tbilisi: Day Trip to Armenia Including Homemade Lunch

Activity provider: Gamarjoba Georgia Tours
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Discover Armenia on a full-day tour from Tbilisi. Explore 2 UNESCO heritage sites and travel back through time to the Soviet Union.

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Duration 12 hours
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  • Explore the Akhtala Monastery
  • Wander through the Haghpat Monastery
  • See a Copper Smelting Factory
  • Take in the views over Debed Canyon
  • Encounter an MiG 21 aircraft
Full description

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.

  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Haghpat Monastery Complex visit

    • Sanahin Monastery Complex visit

    • Akhtala Monastery visit

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • Transport by bus / coach, van, car

  • Food & drink
    • Lunch

    • Diabetic options available

    • Lemonade, water

    • Not included: alcoholic drinks

Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

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Meeting point

Meeting point: Avlabari Metro Station at 8:30 AM. One of the local partner's representatives will meet you in front of Avlabari Metro Station, holding a branded orange color flag.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • You will have to show a visa if Armenia asks for it from your country
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Joined a day tour from Tbilisi to Armenia. It was such a fun day having a glimpse of Armenia even for a short period of time. Our tour guide Lika was very helpful and informative. Trying Armenian food for lunch was awesome too. Would definitely recommend this to my friends.

December 30, 2022

Beautiful views, well planned, fantastic tour guide Catherine and great homemade dinner. Definitely worth recommending if you wish to see a bit of Armenia and don't have much time to spare. The monasteries, mountains and industrial post-Soviet towns are super interesting especially when combined with a great narrative from the tour guide.

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December 11, 2022

Great day trip to Armenia from Tbilisi. Catherine was an amazing tour guide with in depth knowledge of history of the area. She was also very personable and helpful guiding us through orders and even haggling for lower souvenir prices. Monasteries were beautiful. Abandoned soviet era buildings were a stark reflection of the past. Dinner at a local home was delicious and relaxed. I’d highly recommend this trip.

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November 9, 2022

Product ID: 340141