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Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Location: Armenia
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Food and Wine Tour to Armenia

Choosing Food & Wine Tour to Armenia you will visit families in rural areas, taste appetizing dishes of Armenian Cuisine, and enjoy  mountain and village landscapes of Armenia. During the tour to Armenia you will feel true Armenian hospitality, taste traditional dishes such as dolma and Armenian national bread lavash and taste Armenian wines and well-known ArArAt Cognac, have sightseeing tours to museums, historical sites of the country and get back home with sweet memories of your Armenian Holidays.

 

 

The highlights of this trip to Armenia

  • Feel the life pulse in the high mountain villages
  • Visit the oldest wine cellar in Noah’s land
  • Taste the well known ArArAt cognac
  • Learn the secrets of Armenian BBQ preparation

Day 1

  • Arrival in Yerevan, transfer to hotel
  • Visit to Matenadaran-depository of manuscripts which has one of the three largest collections in the world
  • City tour around Yerevan – the ancient capital of Armenia
  • Visit to food market where you can marvel with fresh, dried fruits and marinated vegetables
  • Wine tasting “Enoteca” wine bar. Here, you will find out many interesting things about Armenian wine-making traditions.

 

Overnight: hotel in Yerevan, Meals: B, L

Duration: 6 hours (90 km)

Day 2

  • Drive to Azat River Canyon, to Geghard Cave Monastery included into the UNESCO world heritage list
  • Visit to Garni pagan temple of 1st century AD is the only preserved sample of Hellenistic architecture in the Caucasus region
  • Enjoy outdoor lunch accompanied with traditional bread lavash baking demonstration in tonir (oven in the ground)
  • Taste some excellent cognacs in ArArAt Brandy Company

 

Overnight: hotel in Yerevan, Meals: B, L

Duration: 7 hours (110 km)

Day 3

  • Head to the south to Khor Virap Monastery which offers the best view of Mount Ararat
  • The trip continues to the second largest winemaking areas of Armenia, Arpa River Valley.
  • Visit to “Areni” winery to taste local wines
  • Noravank – another jewel of Armenian architecture stands amidst the red rock valley
  • Visit small winery for tasting local wines in Areni (the oldest wine-making facilities were found in Aren 1 Cave)
  • Stop at the ancient archaeological site known as Carahunge or Armenian Stonehenge
  • Trip to Goris town

 

Overnight: B&B in Goris, Meals: B, L

Duration: 7 hours (280 km)

Day 4

  • Take the longest cable car in the world and fly over 320 m deep Vorotan River Canyon to Tatev Monastery
  • Visit to Tatev Medieval Monastery and University in a very picturesque location
  • The tour continues to your cozy rural hotel in Hermon village, located in Yeghegis River Valley of unparalleled beauty
  • Here you will learn the secrets of Armenian BBQ preparation

 

Overnight: hotel in Hermon village, Meals: B, L

Duration: 7 hours (170 km)

Note: Tatever Cable car’s fee is not included in the price.

Day 5

  • Drive to the Great Silk Road, where is located well-preserved Caravanserai on the Silk Road
  • Stop to admire at Lake Sevan, one the highest and biggest freshwater lakes in the world on 1900 meters above sea level
  • Dinner and master class by one of most honored chefs of Armenia, the head of “Armenian Cuisine Traditions” NGO. He will demonstrate cooking of Armenian dish tolma made from minced meat whipped in vine leaves.

 

Overnight: hotel in Yerevan, Meals: B, L

Duration: 9 hours (220 km)

 

Day 6

  • Get closer to Armenian Traditions in Sardarapat Ethnographic Museum which represents national garments, jewelry, carpets, furniture, tools starting from Bronze Age up to the contemporary life of the country
  • Wine testing in one of the regional wineries MAP Winery
  • Lunch and master class in a small traditionally furnished bakery
  • Visit Echmiadzin the spiritual heart of Armenia and the first Christian Church in the world

 

Overnight: hotel in Yerevan, Meals: B, L

Duration: 8 hours (140 km)

Day 7

  • Trip to the Holy See of Etchmiadzin, the religious center of all Armenians around the world.
  • Excursion to St. Hripsime church which is a unique sample of Armenian architecture.
  • Excursion to Echmiadzin Cathedral
  • Lunch and master class on the preparation of Armenian national sweet cake gata
  • Lunch is served in P. Proshyan Museum along with Ethnic Performance
  • Return to Yerevan and visit to the ruins of Zvartnots temple on the way.

 

Overnight: hotel in Yerevan, Meals: B, L

Duration: 6 hours (110 km)

Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan, Meals: B, L

Day 8

  • Transfer to airport, departure

The price of the tour includes:

  • airport transfers
  • accommodation in hotels 7 nights (3* / double rooms), guesthouse 1 night
  • half board (breakfast + lunch or dinner)
  • all wine and cognac tasting
  • all transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • English speaking guide service for all days
  • all admission fees
The price doesn’t include:

  • the fee of  cable car  “Wings of Tatev”
  • flights
  • medical insurance

Guaranteed Tour Dates 2017

June 10 – 17

 

June 24 – July 1

 

September 16 – 23

 

September 30 – October 7

 

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