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One day tour from Tbilisi to Armenia

Akhtala Fortress, Akhtala, Armenia
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One day tour from Tbilisi to Armenia

Experience the wonders of Armenia in a single day with our captivating One day tour from Tbilisi to Armenia. This carefully curated journey will take you on a whirlwind adventure, exploring historical landmarks, ancient monasteries, and picturesque landscapes just across the border from Tbilisi.

Embarking on this one-day tour, you’ll leave Tbilisi in the early morning and head to the Bagratashen-Sadakhlo border crossing, where you’ll seamlessly enter Armenia. Your first stop will be at Akhtala Fortress, a living testament to Armenia’s rich past, boasting centuries-old architecture that stands tall against the test of time.

Next, venture to the awe-inspiring Haghpat Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site perched majestically atop the rolling hills. Delve into the spiritual aura of this ancient monastery and admire the intricate details of its religious structures.

As the day unfolds, you’ll visit the iconic Sanahin Bridge, offering scenic views of the surrounding landscapes. Continue your journey to the serene Sanahin Monastery, another architectural gem that showcases Armenia’s cultural heritage.

A delightful lunch at Mendz Er will provide a chance to savor Armenian flavors at your leisure, immersing yourself in the local culinary delights.

As the sun begins to set, make your way back to Tbilisi, cherishing the memories of this whirlwind day filled with cultural encounters and natural marvels.

The One day tour from Tbilisi to Armenia promises an unforgettable adventure, allowing you to glimpse the wonders of Armenia in just a day. Our expertly crafted itinerary ensures you experience the best of Armenia’s history, spirituality, and landscapes, all within easy reach from Tbilisi. Embark on this enchanting journey and create cherished memories of your day in Armenia, leaving you with a lasting connection to this neighboring gem.

DayOne day tour from Tbilisi to Armenia ItineraryTimings
MorningDepart from Tbilisi to Bagratashen7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Border Crossing at Sadakhlo9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Visit Akhtala Fortress10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Explore Haghpat Monastery12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
AfternoonVisit Sanahin Bridge2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Lunch at Mendz Er (on your own)3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Explore Sanahin Monastery4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
EveningReturn to Tbilisi6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Few Important Pointers

  • Cross the Georgian-Armenian border at Bagratashen-Sadakhlo, seamlessly transitioning into Armenia.
  • Explore the historical Akhtala Fortress, a medieval stronghold with remarkable stone walls.
  • Discover the UNESCO-listed Haghpat Monastery, a spiritual gem nestled in the picturesque Lori Province.
  • Marvel at the architectural brilliance of Sanahin Bridge, an ancient engineering masterpiece over Debed River.
  • Savor a delightful lunch at Mendz Er, relishing authentic Armenian cuisine on your own.
  • Immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of Sanahin Monastery, another UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Return to Tbilisi by 6:30 PM, carrying cherished memories of Armenia's cultural wonders.

Tour Cost chart (For Internal use) (by Percent)

Tour Cost chart adult
#Travelers groupFrom adultTo adultValue
11-525 50%


9:00 AM: Depart from Tbilisi to Bagratashen
  • Time: 9:00 AM
  • Departure: Leave Tbilisi to begin your exciting journey towards Bagratashen, a town located at the border between Georgia and Armenia.
  • Enroute Exploration: Enjoy the scenic drive through picturesque landscapes, passing charming villages and rolling hills along the way.
  • Border Crossing: Reach the Bagratashen border crossing, where you'll seamlessly transition from Georgia to Armenia, facilitated by our experienced guides who will assist with necessary formalities.
  • Crossing Time: The border crossing process may take some time, but our team will ensure a smooth and efficient transition for a hassle-free experience.
  • Welcome to Armenia: As you officially enter Armenia, take a moment to absorb the feeling of stepping into a new country with its unique charm and cultural wonders.
  • Guidance: Throughout the journey, our knowledgeable guides will provide insights into the history, culture, and traditions of Armenia, adding depth to your cross-border adventure.
  • Complimentary Refreshments: To make your journey comfortable, we offer complimentary refreshments on board, ensuring you stay energized and refreshed.
  • Excitement and Anticipation: As you set forth on this adventure from Tbilisi to Bagratashen, the excitement and anticipation of exploring a new destination will undoubtedly fill the air, making this departure a promising start to a memorable day in Armenia.
9:30 AM: Border Crossing at Sadakhlo
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Arrival at Sadakhlo Border: Upon reaching Sadakhlo, the border checkpoint on the Armenian side, prepare to complete the necessary border crossing procedures.
  • Document Verification: Our team will guide you through the document verification process, ensuring all required paperwork is in order for a smooth entry into Armenia.
  • Customs and Immigration: Pass through customs and immigration, where your passports will be checked and stamped by Armenian authorities, officially granting you entry into the country.
  • Seamless Transition: Rest assured that our experienced staff will assist you throughout the border crossing, ensuring a seamless and efficient transition from Georgia to Armenia.
  • Friendly Assistance: Our team is well-versed in border procedures, and they will provide any necessary information or assistance during this process, making it stress-free for you.
  • Welcome to Armenia: As you cross the border into Armenia, a warm welcome awaits you in this land of ancient traditions, rich history, and breathtaking landscapes
11:30 AM: Visit Akhtala Fortress
  • Time: 11:30 AM
  • Arrival at Akhtala Fortress: At this hour, you'll arrive at the impressive Akhtala Fortress, an ancient stronghold located in Lori Province, Armenia.
  • Historical Exploration: Explore the historical significance of Akhtala Fortress, which dates back to the 10th century, and learn about its role in Armenian history as a strategic defensive fortress.
  • Architectural Marvel: Marvel at the unique architectural style of the fortress, characterized by its robust stone walls and distinctive medieval design.
  • Expert Guided Tour: Embark on a guided tour led by knowledgeable experts who will unravel the intriguing stories and legends surrounding Akhtala Fortress, offering insights into the region's past.
  • Panoramic Views: From the fortress's elevated position, enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes, providing a glimpse into the natural beauty of the region.
  • Photography Opportunity: Capture the beauty of the fortress and its surroundings, preserving memories of this remarkable historical site.
  • Cultural Immersion: Engage with the local culture and history as you explore Akhtala Fortress, gaining a deeper appreciation for Armenia's architectural heritage and historical legacy.
  • Time to Reflect: Take some time to absorb the significance of Akhtala Fortress and its enduring presence in Armenia's past, connecting with the country's rich cultural tapestry.
  • Intriguing Discoveries: The visit to Akhtala Fortress promises to be a fascinating journey through time, providing a glimpse into the nation's medieval history and architectural prowess.
  • Excitement and Wonder: The exploration of Akhtala Fortress at 11:30 AM adds to the sense of excitement and wonder, setting the stage for further discoveries and memorable experiences as you continue your tour through Armenia.
1:30 PM: Explore Haghpat Monastery1:30 PM
  • Time: 1:30 PM
  • Arrival at Haghpat Monastery: Arrive at the UNESCO-listed Haghpat Monastery, a spiritual gem nestled in the picturesque Lori Province of Armenia.
  • Architectural Grandeur: Stand in awe of the monastery's architectural grandeur, characterized by its intricate stone carvings and harmonious blend of religious and cultural elements.
  • Spiritual Retreat: Immerse yourself in the serene and spiritual ambiance of Haghpat Monastery, where centuries of prayers and devotion seem to echo through its ancient walls.
  • Guided Tour: Embark on a guided tour of the monastery grounds, led by expert guides who will share captivating stories and historical anecdotes, enriching your understanding of this sacred site.
  • Historical Insights: Discover the monastery's historical significance as a center of learning and spirituality during the medieval period, making it a cherished symbol of Armenia's cultural heritage.
  • Panoramic Vistas: Capture breathtaking panoramic vistas of the surrounding Lori Mountains and lush green landscapes from vantage points within the monastery complex.
  • Photography Opportunities: Photographers will find ample opportunities to capture stunning shots of the monastery's intricate architecture and the scenic beauty that surrounds it.
3:00 PM: Visit Sanahin Bridge
  • Time: 3:00 PM
  • Arrival at Sanahin Bridge: Arrive at the iconic Sanahin Bridge, an architectural masterpiece that spans the Debed River, showcasing Armenia's engineering ingenuity.
  • Historical Significance: Discover the historical significance of Sanahin Bridge, which dates back to the 12th century, serving as a vital transportation link for medieval trade routes.
  • Architectural Marvel: Admire the engineering brilliance of the bridge, characterized by its elegant arches and solid stone construction, a testament to the craftsmanship of that era.
  • Scenic Beauty: Take in the picturesque surroundings, as the bridge is set against the backdrop of the lush Debed River Gorge and the verdant landscapes of Northern Armenia.
  • Photography Opportunities: Capture stunning photographs of the bridge and its surroundings, preserving the beauty of this ancient architectural gem.
  • Walking Experience: Walk across the bridge to truly appreciate its structural design and gain a closer connection to Armenia's historical legacy.
  • Local Stories: Engage with locals who might share intriguing stories and folklore associated with Sanahin Bridge, adding depth to your understanding of the region's history.
  • Cultural Insights: Reflect on the bridge's role in Armenia's past and how it contributed to the cultural exchange and economic prosperity of the region.
  • Time to Reconnect: Take a moment to soak in the tranquil ambiance of Sanahin Bridge, reconnecting with nature and history in this serene setting.
  • An Unforgettable Sight: The visit to Sanahin Bridge at 3:00 PM offers an unforgettable sight that transports you back in time, providing a glimpse into the remarkable achievements of Armenia's medieval period.
4:00 PM: Lunch at Mendz Er (on your own)
  • Time: 4:00 PM
  • Lunch at Mendz Er: At this hour, you'll have the opportunity to indulge in a delightful lunch at Mendz Er, a local eatery known for its authentic Armenian cuisine and warm hospitality.
  • Culinary Delights: Treat your taste buds to a variety of traditional Armenian dishes, each prepared with love and showcasing the rich flavors of the region.
  • On Your Own: Enjoy the flexibility to choose from a delectable array of dishes, allowing you to savor the flavors that intrigue you the most.
  • Local Specialties: Mendz Er offers a chance to sample regional specialties, including mouthwatering kebabs, savory stews, and fresh salads made with locally sourced ingredients.
5:30 PM: Explore Sanahin Monastery
  • Time: 5:30 PM
  • Arrival at Sanahin Monastery: Arrive at the historic Sanahin Monastery, another UNESCO World Heritage site that stands as a testament to Armenia's spiritual and architectural legacy.
  • Spiritual Serenity: As the day winds down, immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of Sanahin Monastery, where spirituality and tranquility converge.
  • Architectural Marvels: Explore the intricate architecture of the monastery, characterized by its finely carved stone facades, decorative cross-stones (khachkars), and ancient religious structures.
  • Expert Guided Tour: Embark on a guided tour led by knowledgeable experts who will narrate the captivating history and legends associated with Sanahin Monastery.
  • Historical Insights: Discover the profound historical significance of Sanahin Monastery, which dates back to the 10th century and played a pivotal role in Armenian religious and cultural life.
  • Majestic Views: Enjoy the majestic views of the Debed River Gorge from the elevated grounds of the monastery, offering a peaceful setting for reflection and contemplation.
6:30 PM: Return to Tbilisi + End of One day tour from Tbilisi to Armenia
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Departure from Armenia: As the day draws to a close, bid farewell to the enchanting sights and cultural wonders of Armenia, and begin your journey back to Tbilisi.
  • Comfortable Return: Travel back to Tbilisi in comfort, enjoying the company of fellow travelers and reminiscing about the captivating experiences of the day.
  • Scenic Drive: Depending on the route, you might have the opportunity to enjoy scenic views of the Armenian countryside or the transition from dusk to nightfall.
  • Reflection and Gratitude: Take this time to reflect on the day's adventures and express gratitude for the remarkable one-day tour that allowed you to explore Armenia's gems from Tbilisi.
  • Share Stories: Engage in conversations with fellow travelers, sharing stories and laughter, forging connections that add to the camaraderie of the journey.

Compare the Inclusions and Exclusions

  • Private tour from Tbilisi to Armenia
  • Pick from Hotel
  • Drop at Hotel
  • Bagratashen – Sadakhlo Border Crossing
  • Akhtala Fortress
  • Haghpat Monastery
  • Sanahin Bridge
  • Lunch at Mendz Er on your own
  • Sanahin Monastery
  • Any Meals
  • Any Visa Cost
  • You will have to check your visa requirements as per nationality
  • Alcohol
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Shopping
  • Accommodation

Activity Type


Transfers Type

Private cab - (Only you, car and Driver)

Duration of Activity

Full Day

Other Terms

Can be Instantly booked
Pay in your own currency(Currency converter at checkout)
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Activity's Location

Akhtala Fortress, Akhtala, Armenia

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Cancellation Policy ?

50% cancellation fee 30 days before travel 75% cancellation fee 15 days before travel 100% cancellation fee within 15 days of travel.


Based on 10 reviews
Very Good

The guides were like walking history books, and the cultural immersion was unforgettable!

This one-day tour was an absolute highlight of my trip to Tbilisi. From the moment we crossed the border, every moment was filled with wonder. The guides were like walking history books, and the cultural immersion was unforgettable!

Thank you for an unforgettable day

I had the most incredible time on this tour. The Haghpat Monastery was breathtaking, and the Sanahin Bridge provided breathtaking views. It was the perfect introduction to Armenia's treasures. Thank you for an unforgettable day

The tour guides' enthusiasm made it a day to remember

The tour provided a perfect balance of history, nature, and cultural experiences. I fell in love with the picturesque landscapes and the warm hospitality of the locals. The tour guides' enthusiasm made it a day to remember

This tour is a must for any traveler!

I cannot believe how much we saw in one day! Armenia's rich history and stunning architecture were truly awe-inspiring. The convenience of returning to Tbilisi in the evening made it even better. This tour is a must for any traveler!
Novi O

Definitely worth every minute

A day full of surprises and cultural discoveries. The guides were so friendly and informative, sharing fascinating stories about each site. The visit to Sanahin Monastery left me feeling spiritually rejuvenated. Definitely worth every minute

Thanks for making this journey unforgettable!

I'm so grateful I took this tour. The landscapes were breathtaking, and the Sanahin Bridge was like stepping into a fairytale. I even got some fantastic photos to remember the day. Thanks for making this journey unforgettable!

I'd do it again in a heartbeat!

If you're short on time but want to explore Armenia, this is the perfect solution! From crossing the border hassle-free to visiting two stunning monasteries, everything was seamless. I'd do it again in a heartbeat!

I'll forever cherish the experience

As a history enthusiast, this tour was a dream come true. The ancient Akhtala Fortress and Haghpat Monastery transported me to another time. The guides' passion for their country's heritage was infectious. I'll forever cherish the experience

I had my doubts about a one-day tour, but this exceeded all expectations.

I had my doubts about a one-day tour, but this exceeded all expectations. Armenia's beauty is simply mesmerizing, and the Haghpat Monastery was a highlight. The lunch at Mendz Er allowed us to taste authentic Armenian flavors. Thanks to the team for a memorable day

What an incredible experience! The tour was well-organized, and we got to see so much in just one day.

What an incredible experience! The tour was well-organized, and we got to see so much in just one day. From the historical Akhtala Fortress to the serene Sanahin Monastery, every stop was a delight. The guides were knowledgeable and made the journey even more enjoyable. Highly recommended!
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