Gastronomic – Gourmet Tour to Armenia and Georgia

10 days/9 nights
Small Group (2-13)
Any Date
Half Board
Age: 0+
Price:
1,282EUR

The Highlights of the Tour

Enjoy aromatic and exotic Caucasian dishes Taste the most famous Armenian wines Visit Echmiadzin Cathedral - the mother church of Armenian Apostolic Church and one of the oldest cathedrals in the world See the oldest winery in the world in Areni Taste unique kinds of Armenian cheese Learn the traditions and secrets of Georgian winemaking in Kakheti region Bake delicious national Georgian bread by your own hands
Food & Wine Tasting

ITINERARY

Introduction

Gastronomic Tour to Armenia and Georgia will undoubtedly come to taste to real gourmets. The feasts in these two bright countries are considered to be an integral part of the culture, and the dishes beckon with their variety and aroma of local herbs and spices. During our tour you will taste the most popular dishes, try to cook them yourself, taste famous Georgian and Armenian wines, go down to the wine cellars and look at the oldest winery in the world. Moreover, you will have excursions to the most famous and ancient sights. Become our guests, enjoy the palette of new tastes and take vivid memories with you!

Day 1 - Arrival - Yerevan City Tour

Day 2 - Echmiadzin - Van Ardi - Zvartnots - Yerevan

Day 3 - Khor Virap - Noravank - Areni - Yeghegnadzor

Khor Virap - Hin Areni
After breakfast you will head to the south of Armenia, roughly 40 km south of Yerevan stands KhorVirap Monastery, a historic site located amidst the Ararat Valley. The monastery was built on the place of royal prison of Armenian city of Artashat. Here in royal prison Grigor Lusavorich was sentenced to death by Kind Trdat for preaching Christianity in Armenia in the 3rd century. Nowhere else the Biblical Ararat has such a magnificent view. You will continue through a narrow canyon to the valley of red rocks and Noravank amidst them. This region of Armenia has been made famous for its unique grape sort “Areni” hence where “Areni” wines are derived from. One cannot pass through without a stop at a local winery for a tasting of some locally produced, exquisite wines. You will head to Areni 1 cave where an ancient leather shoe was found. In the evening you will head to Yeghegnadzor where you will meet Armen Khalatyan who was founded “Old Bridge” winery.
Overnight: Hotel in Yeghegnadzor
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 - Selim Pass - Sevan - Dilijan

Day 5 - Haghartsin - Ijevan - Armenia-Georgia border - Tbilisi

Day 6 - Tbilisi City Tour

Day 7 - Jvari - Svetitskhoveli - Mukhrani - Tbilisi

Day 8 - Kakheti - Alaverdi - Nekresi - Khareba - Telavi

Day 9 - Telavi City Tour - Batonis Tsikhe - Sighnaghi - Tbilisi

Day 10 - Departure

Transfer to the airport, departure.

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

The tour price includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation for 9 nights in 3* hotel (double rooms)
  • Breakfast, lunch
  • English speaking guide services
  • Comfortable vehicle during the tour
  • All entrance fees
  • 1 bottle (0,5 litre) of water per day per person
  • Wine tasting

The tour price doesn't include

  • Flights (available upon request)
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa Fee
  • Single supplement184 EUR
  • 4* supplement131 EUR

GUARANTEED TOUR DATES

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Any Day

Any date

from Yerevan/Tbilisi
10
days
Individual

Oct 17, 2019

to Tbilisi/Yerevan

1,410 EUR

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Tuesday

Oct 8, 2019

from Yerevan
10
days
Thursday

Oct 17, 2019

to Tbilisi

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May 9, 2020

from Yerevan
10
days
Monday

May 18, 2020

to Tbilisi

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Saturday

Jun 13, 2020

from Yerevan
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days
Monday

Jun 22, 2020

to Tbilisi

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Saturday

Jul 11, 2020

from Yerevan
10
days
Monday

Jul 20, 2020

to Tbilisi

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Tuesday

Sep 8, 2020

from Yerevan
10
days
Thursday

Sep 17, 2020

to Tbilisi

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13

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Tuesday

Oct 6, 2020

from Yerevan
10
days
Thursday

Oct 15, 2020

to Tbilisi

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Any Day

Any date

from Yerevan/Tbilisi
10
days
Individual

Oct 17, 2019

to Tbilisi/Yerevan
Space left

2+

1,410 EUR

Tuesday

Oct 8, 2019

from Yerevan
10
days
Thursday

Oct 17, 2019

to Tbilisi
Space left

13

1,282 EUR

Saturday

May 9, 2020

from Yerevan
10
days
Monday

May 18, 2020

to Tbilisi
Space left

13

1,282 EUR

Saturday

Jun 13, 2020

from Yerevan
10
days
Monday

Jun 22, 2020

to Tbilisi
Space left

13

1,282 EUR

Saturday

Jul 11, 2020

from Yerevan
10
days
Monday

Jul 20, 2020

to Tbilisi
Space left

13

1,282 EUR

Tuesday

Sep 8, 2020

from Yerevan
10
days
Thursday

Sep 17, 2020

to Tbilisi
Space left

13

1,282 EUR

Tuesday

Oct 6, 2020

from Yerevan
10
days
Thursday

Oct 15, 2020

to Tbilisi
Space left

Sold Out

1,282 EUR

TRIP REVIEWS (5)

Harry Fellows

The tour was enjoyed immensely by all our members, please convey our thanks to all your staff for the excellent service you provided. We have been experiencing comments such as, “the best ever”, “the itinerary was splendid and covered everything we could wish to see”, “ the scenery was spell-binding and the attention paid to detail was excellent”, “the hotels and their service was first class”,  “when you go again please reserve a place for us”, etc, etc.
The only comment that had any criticism was that the long tables were too crowded with hardly sufficient room to handle a knife and fork, a particularly valid comment as the dishes were so good and what a selection, the “soup and bread” lunches in Georgia were particularly enjoyed!
Thank you for arranged such a good tour that highlighted the scenery and history of both countries and thank you personally for your kind invitation to the Jazz Club which Kate and I enjoyed immensely. To crown all this the 15 year old Brandy that you so generously gave us is something very special and will only be shared with our closest friends (if they twist my arm very hard).

Thank you Nune,

With very best wishes until we return
Harry & Kate.
06.09.2018
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Allan Li

Armenia is truly an amazing country for tourists, if only more people are aware of it! When we planned our Caucasus vacation, I had to allocate 16 days to three countries, and somehow, we ended up with 7 days in Armenia, 6 days in Georgia and only 3 days in Azerbaijan where we focused on Baku. I cannot tell whether I missed much in Georgia and Azerbaijan, which I probably did, but I can definitely say that the 8 days in Armenia was worth it! The days were filled with eye-opening sights, and the hospitality we experienced were warm and genuine. Armenia is the smallest of the three countries, and yet the history, culture, the food and even the wines are bewitching. All of these were presented beautifully by our guide Vahe Kosakyan, and organized exquisitely by Lusine, who spent endless hours planning, explaining, booking, amending, and amending again to get us the exact specifications right. The trip was as perfect as can be possible, and what we missed (a national dance performance in Yerevan) was not within her control, as it was not in season. Armenia is also a bargain for a tour destination, and it is safe. Your wallet will thank you, your stomach will thank you, and your family will thank you for the wonderful trip that you booked with Arara Tours and its sister company MyGeo (in Georgia).

02.04.2018
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Piotr Szewczyk

Guide: I was looking for a private tour while in Tbilisi and Araratour was simply the best choice. Luisine not only they had great recommendations but also from the moment I contacted her I felt special. Luisine addressed all my questions are needs to make my stay in Georgia and Armenia unforgettable experience. The communication was quick and easy, I was provided with all necessary information so that I didn’t need to worry about my tour arrangements making the whole trip seamless. From the moment I left the arrival hall I felt like everything has been taken care for me and I could enjoy my tour has started. Our guide Vasca was very knowledgeable, always helpful and ready to assist. He showed us great spots in Georgia and also recommended bars and restaurants for dinner, frankly he was more like a friend that a tour guide. I had an emergency situation looking for a dentist help and he step in immediately recommending best place to visit and get help. He adjusted our tour so I could get my dentist appointment without any disturbance to our scheduled itinerary. Many thanks for all your help and making my trip to Georgia an unforgettable experience.
Driver: Vasca was punctual, well mannered and helpful
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Hotels: 
What did you like best in your trip? Tbilisi, wine tour, Kazbeki, Armenia
What didn't you like in trip? it was so short
What would you add to your trip?
Would you recommend our company to your friends? definitely, actually I am planning to come back to Georgia in fall and will definitely use your agency assistance again
11.04.2018
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WHY BOOK WITH ARARA

OWN AGENCY IN ARMENIA AND GEORGIA

With an agency operating in Georgia, we are able to provide clients with the best price and quality services.

CENTRAL LOCATED HOTELS

We choose only the best hotels located in the city center close to the main sights.

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.

3000+ SATISFIED CLIENTS PER YEAR

Every year we get a great number of positive feedback from our clients.

TRIP ACCOMMODATION

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Ani Central Inn

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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 city, 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 (obligatory in Georgia for women)

Spring / Autumn:

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

Summer:

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

Winter:

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

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