Gastronomic Weekend Tour to Armenia

4 days/3 nights
Small Group (2-13)
Any Date
Full Board
Age: 0+
Price:
489USD

The Highlights of the Tour

Take pleasure in Yerevan night life Visit the middle aged castle Amberd Enjoy Armenian BBQ in the local resident's garden Visit the-13th-century UNESCO world heritage Geghard Monastery Degustate Armenian wine with various types of local cheese Travel to Sevan Lake situated at 2000 m above sea level
Armenian BBQ - Cheese - Gata

ITINERARY

Introduction

Day 1 - Arrival

The sights of Yerevan
Arrival in the airport Zvartnots. Then, transfer to the hotel. Spend free time at night in Yerevan.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan

Day 2 - Kari Lake - Amberd Fortress - Yerevan

Kari Lake - Amberd Fortress - Yerevan
Day will start from tour to Kari Lake located on the slope of Mount Aragats at 3190 m. The clear and pure water of lake is shinning under the sun rays by admiring its beauty. The path continues to the middle aged fortress of Amberd. Along the road you will stop following to the abnormal phenomenon, where river the flows up and the car without a driver rolls up road via picking up speed. Afterwards, tour continues to Ashtarak town, where you can be guests in Armenian family. Here master-class baking sweet sujukh wil be made special for you (Armenian sweet, baked with walnuts and grape juice). Owners will also show how to marinate meat for Armenian BBQ, called ''khorovats'', and by your choice you can fry it on fire independently. In the local resident's garden you can gather flavored seasonal fruits and enjoy your lunch at the fresh air (depending on weather). After returning to Yerevan in the evening, you will visit one of wine bars in Saryan Street, then degustate Armenian wine with various types of cheese.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - Geghard - Garni - Sevan Lake - Yerevan

Geghard - Garni - Sevan
The third day will start with tour to the-13th-century cave monastery of Geghard, located in the deep gorge, which became a heritage site of UNESCO in 2000. This unique monastery is carved into the rocks, also adjacent rocks are the part of complex. You will visit the only survived exemplar of Hellenistic architecture, Garni Temple in the village of Garni. Here you will visit the resident's family restaurant, where you will have delicious lunch and master-class baking dolma with grape leaves. Finally, after approximately one hour of drive by car you will be near to Sevan Lake, named as ''Ultramarine Pearl of Armenia'', which is situated at 2000 m above sea level. You will also visit Sevanavank Monastery where you could enjoy the stunning view of lake. You will have dinner in christian house, where you will degustate local fish BBQ and Sevan cancer kebab. You will return to Yerevan in the evening.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - Departure

This day you will have free time for walking in Yerevan and shopping. Transfer to the airport, departure.

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

The tour price includes

  • Transfer to/from the airport
  • Accommodation in the hotel of Central Yerevan (in 3 nights, double rooms)
  • Meals – 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
  • All transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • English speaking guide service for all days
  • Armenian wine and brandy tasting in Yerevan
  • Master class in making Armenian Sweet ''Sudjukh''
  • Master class in making Armenian traditional food ''Dolma''
  • 1 bottle (0,5 l) of water per day
  • Local SIM card

The tour price doesn't include

  • Flights
  • Medical insurance

REVIEWS

ACCOMMODATION

Cascade Hotel

Silachi Hotel

Ararat Hotel

TRIP MAP

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

WHY BOOK WITH ARARA

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

Participation in cooking classes

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

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