Make your way to a central location in Yerevan for 10am departure to southern Armenia, where the first stop of the day is Khor Virap, Armenia's most prominent pilgrimage site.
First established in the 7th century, the monastery has great views across the Ararat Plain to Mount Ararat, as well as a church built over a historic dungeon.
From there, continue to T’rchuneri, also called Bird Cave or Areni-1, where some of the world's earliest signs of settlement have been discovered, including metal knives, fruit seeds, grain residues, rope, dishes, clothing, dried grapes, and plums, as well as the oldest leather shoe in the world and a winery from the 4th millennium BCE.
Pause for lunch in a local restaurant, where you can choose between four set menus (own expense).
The last stop is Areni, a sunny village that's famous for the delicate flavor and variety of its wines. Learn about local wine making at a village factory, then see the 7th-century St. Astvatsatsin Church before returning to Yerevan.
This 7-hour tour concludes with drop-off at the original departure point.