Food & Wine – Gastronomic Tour to Armenia

8 days/7 nights
Small Group (2-13)
Any Date
Half Board
Age: 0+
Price:
844GBP
1,074GBP

The Highlights of the Tour

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 Take part in the master class of Armenian sweet sujukh preparation Explore Echmiadzin Cathedral - the mother church of Armenian Apostolic Church and one of the oldest cathedrals in the world Have a trip to the-13th-century UNESCO World Heritage Monastery – Geghard
Areni wine - Ararat brandy - Armenian BBQ

ITINERARY

Introduction

Anybody who tasted a dish from Armenian cuisine would definitely assure you that it was one of a kind. With our Food and Wine Gastronomic tour to Armenia, you will have an experience not only to taste different dishes from Armenian cuisine but also take part in making some of them. This tour will allow you to have family visits to rural areas, enjoy the mountainous fresh air and try very unique and delicious meals from Armenian traditional cuisine. By choosing Food and Wine Gastronomic tour to Armenia you will have an opportunity to make Armenian traditional lavash, tasty tolma, taste Armenian famous wine and world-famous ArArAt Cognac. With our tour you will get the true taste of Armenian cuisine, moreover, you will be amused by the spirit and hospitality of Armenians.

Day 1 - Arrival - Yerevan City Tour

Day 2 - Saghmosavank - Amberd - Voskevaz Winery

Day 3 - Geghard - Garni - Lavash Baking - Ararat Brandy Factory

ArArAt Brandy Factory - Geghard
After breakfast at the hotel, you will head to the picturesque Azat River Canyon, where Geghard Cave Monastery is located. You will continue your trip to Garni Pagan Temple of the 1st century AD, the only preserved sample of Hellenistic architecture in the Caucasus region. The surrounding landscape with deep Azat River Gorge and Geghama Mountain Range gives a distinct charm to the temple. Your lunch will be served outdoors, accompanied by traditional bread baking demonstration in tonir (oven in the ground). Hot, newly baked lavash with cheese and fresh greens smells fantastic and is worth tasting. You will continue to Yerevan to taste some excellent cognacs in ArArAt Brandy Company. In Armenia, the cognac making tradition goes back to the 19th century. ArArAt trademark of Yerevan Brandy Company is well known over the world.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Duration: 6-7 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Length: 100 km

Day 4 - Khor Virap - Areni - Noravank - Hermon

Day 5 - Selim Pass - Noratus - Sevan - Sevanavank - Yerevan

Day 6 - Vagharshapat - Machanents

Day 7 - Free day

Day 8 - Departure

Transfer to the airport, departure.

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

The tour price includes

  • Private airport transfers according to your flight information
  • Accommodation in 3* hotels for 7 nights (double rooms)
  • Half board (breakfasts + 5 lunches), welcome dinner
  • All transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • English speaking guide-driver service for all days
  • All admission fees
  • 1 bottle (0.5 litre) of water per day per person
  • All wine and cognac tasting

The tour price doesn't include

  • Flights (available upon request)
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa fee
  • Dinners
  • Single supplement119 GBP
  • Additional night54 GBP
  • 4* supplement177 GBP

GUARANTEED TOUR DATES

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from Yerevan
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Sep 28, 2019

to Yerevan

928 GBP

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May 9, 2020

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Saturday

May 16, 2020

to Yerevan

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Jun 6, 2020

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Saturday

Jun 13, 2020

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802 GBP

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Jun 27, 2020

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Saturday

Jul 4, 2020

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Saturday

Sep 5, 2020

from Yerevan
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days
Saturday

Sep 12, 2020

to Yerevan

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Wednesday

Sep 30, 2020

from Yerevan
8
days
Wednesday

Oct 7, 2020

to Yerevan

844 GBP

13

Spaces left
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Any Day

Any date

from Yerevan
8
days
Individual

Sep 28, 2019

to Yerevan
Space left

2+

928 GBP

Saturday

May 9, 2020

from Yerevan
8
days
Saturday

May 16, 2020

to Yerevan
Space left

13

844 GBP

Saturday

Jun 6, 2020

from Yerevan
8
days
Saturday

Jun 13, 2020

to Yerevan
Space left

12

802 GBP

Saturday

Jun 27, 2020

from Yerevan
8
days
Saturday

Jul 4, 2020

to Yerevan
Space left

13

844 GBP

Saturday

Sep 5, 2020

from Yerevan
8
days
Saturday

Sep 12, 2020

to Yerevan
Space left

13

844 GBP

Wednesday

Sep 30, 2020

from Yerevan
8
days
Wednesday

Oct 7, 2020

to Yerevan
Space left

13

844 GBP

TRIP REVIEWS (5)

Lesley Hollinshead

Hi. I'm now back in England, and just wanted to thank you for everything you did to allow us to become acquainted with Armenia and have such a fantastic holiday. It was wonderful, and impossible without the help of Arara and our guide, Vartin. Responsible Travel have asked for a review, which I've provided, and I've reviewed Hotel Apricot on Trip Advisor. Many thanks and good luck. Arara deserves to do well. Best wishes,
Review on Responsible Travel

Review on Tripadvisor

17.10.2019
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JOEL JEYASEELAN

Dear Rima,
Thank you so much for the best service. Guests were happy about the trip. I got positive response from them. I will get in touch with you shortly for the new leads.

Regards,

Joel.C

19.08.2019
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Simona Goldstein

Guide: our guide was Haykuhi, very nice person, friendly and kind, very explicit (English at high level)and clear on the information, good knowledge on all sites. She was on time every day, as per our schedule. We will be glad to have her on our future trip to Georgia.
Driver: our driver was Aram(don't remember the exact name), very nice person and good driver. he took care of our luggage with kindness and calm. he was on time every day as per our schedule.
Car: 5
Hotels: All hotels were very nice and clean and the breakfasts were delicious. every day same idea, but something new.
What did you like best in your trip? The beautiful landscapes of Armenia, the people who are very warm and nice, the great food and once again, the landscapes. The itinerary was wonderful.
What didn't you like in trip? The roads must be improved and the advertising, must be on the first place of improvement. nothing to do with your company. just to pass over to the proper offices.
What would you add to your trip? nothing, just Thank You!!
Would you recommend our company to your friends? Definitely we'll recommend your company to our families and friends. We also, will  like to book our future trip to Georgia with Arara.
18.05.2018
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WHY BOOK WITH ARARA

GUIDES WITH 5+ YEAR EXPERIENCE

We work only with professional guides and guides who have experience in tourism for more than 5 years.

THE BEST PRICE IN THE MARKET FOR HIGH-QUALITY SERVICE

With Arara you book at first hand from a qualified local Armenian agency. Avoid surcharges applied by intermediaries and save money!

LICENSED AIR CONDITIONED TRANSPORT

We provide our tourists with comfortable air-conditioned transport.

Ethnic dances and performances

During the tour, you will have master classes on performing Armenian ethnic dances.

Participation in cooking classes

During the tour, you will have master classes on the preparation of Armenian national bread lavash and local barbeque.

Overnight in regions

We provide accommodation in the regions which allows our tourists not to get tired of a long journey, experience the full color of Armenia and minimize driving distance.

TRIP ACCOMMODATION

Cascade

LucyTour

Ani Central Inn

PACKING CHECKLIST

Documents:

Passport, flight ticket (printed or electronic), insurance, visa (if required)

First aid kit:

Bandaids / plasters, special medicine or drugs in permanent use, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, lip balm

Essentials:

Credit/debit cards, cash (cards can be used in the large cities and cash in regions), moneybelt, laptop/tablet/phone, chargers, camera with extra memory cards and batteries, outlet adapter

Dressing:

There are no restrictions regarding clothes; scarf or shawl is advisable for churches

Clothes for Spring / Autumn:

Long pants/jeans, long sleeve blouses, light raincoat, jacket, comfortable waterproof shoes, umbrella

Clothes for Summer:

T-shirts, shorts, long sleeve blouses for evening, sandals, umbrella, sun protection, sun glasses, sunhat

Clothes for Winter:

Warm coat, warm wool sweater, long warm trousers, long boots (waterproof), scarf, gloves

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