Wine Week in Armenia

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Discover the most distinct wineries and traditional cellars of Armenia through a unique wine tasting journey with Armenia Hospitality.

Armenia has rich wine making traditions and thousands of years of wine history. Visit the oldest winery in the world Areni-1. Over recent 20 years Armenian wine industry is in its renaissance. Don’r miss the opportunity to try brilliant Armenian wines made of local grape varieties.

Departure & Return Location

Zvartnots International Airport

Departure Time

2 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • All transportation in destination location
  • Hotel accomodation3 * hotel
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • MealsBreakfast & dinner

Price Excludes

  • Flights & travel insurance
  • Alcoholic beveragesexcept given above
  • Any private expenses
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival - Yerevan City Tour

– Arrival.
– Check in the hotel.
– Lunch.
– Walking tour in Yerevan. Visit to the National Museum and the Yerevan Opera House, Matenadaran – one of the oldest and richest book depositories in the world.
– Dinner at one of Yerevan’s leading restaurants.

Day 2Yerevan - Khor-Virap - Areni - Noravank - Yerevan

– Breakfast at the hotel.
– Drive to Khor Virap Monastery (4-17th c.). This complex is where St. Gregory the Illuminator, the first Catholicos of Armenian church was imprisoned over 13 years for being a Christian evangelist. The monastery is located near the closest point to Mt. Ararat within Armenian-Turkish border.
– Vayots Dzor region is Armenia’s most storied wine growing region. It is here that Areni-1, the world’s oldest winery (over 6000 years old) was discovered recently in a local cave in 2007.
– Noravank Monastery. Built in the 13th-14th centuries and surrounded by dramatic red and grey limestone cliffs. The Noravank canyon area is famous for its numerous caves (Bird, Mageli, Archeri and Mozrov Caverns), its Flora (Wild Yellow Rose, pistachio, wild pear, herbs and berries) and fauna. This area has been recognized as an Important Bird Area (IBA) hosting some globally threatened bird species.
– Return to Yerevan

Day 3Yerevan - Maran Winery - Zvartnots - Etchmiadzin - Yerevan

– Breakfast at the hotel.
– Visiting to Maran Winery near Etchmiadizin. Maran is a boutique winery founded in 1991. They produce wines from local grape varieties, as well as apricot and pomegranate. We will have the opportunity to taste both grape and fruit wines. Maran special is their Bagratouniand Bagratouni Reserve wines. These delicious white wines compete with chardonnays from California.
– Driving to Zvartnots Cathedral. Zvartnots Cathedral is a 7th-century centrally planned aisled tetraconch type Armenian cathedral built by the order of Catholicos Nerses the Builder from 643-652. Now in ruins, it is located at the edge of the city of Etchmiadzin in Armavir Province of Armenia.
– Etchmiadzin Cathedral which was constructed in 303 A.D. and is the first church built in the world. It is known as the oldest church in Christianity. We’ll also visit other famous churches including the Church of St. Hripsime (618 A.D.) and The Church of St. Gayane (630 AD). Etchmiadzin is the residence of the Catholicos, the head of the Armenian apostolic Church.
– Return to

Day 4Ararat Brandy, Wine, Vodka Factory - Ararat Brandy Factory - In Vino wine club

– Breakfast at the hotel.
– “Noy” Brandy-Wine-Vodka Factory. Here we will enter the distillation department, the cooperage department, the museum, the wine-cellar. Tasting wine of 1924 vintage and two cognac varieties of 10 and 20 years’ maturity.
– Famous Ararat Brandy Factory. Ararat Brandy Factory is the leading enterprise of Armenia for the production of alcoholic beverages. Its main brand name is Ararat. Walk around the ageing cellar and see how the brandy spirits are preserved, know who have nominal barrels and enjoy the delicate aroma of the cellar. Pass a pleasant and memorable time in the tasting hall enjoying the delicious “THREE STARS”, “AKHTAMAR”.
– In Vino is heaven for those having passion for wine. Here is the place you can find different types of wine from different part of world, from Armenia to Chile and New Zealand.
– Dinner.

Day 5Yerevan - Saghmosavank Monastery - Oshakan Winery - Yerevan

– Breakfast at the hotel.
– Saghmosavank Monastery is a tiny, but astonishing cruciform church dating back to 7th century. Its unique red tiled roofing came down to us completely unharmed.
– Saghmosavank Monastery is situated on the edge of a deep gorge at the foot of Mt. Ara, with Mt. Ararat and Mt. Arargats rising majestically on the western and northern horizons. It’s an 11th century structure.
– Oshakan-St. Mashtots Church where the primordial alphabet-giver, St. Mesrop Mashtots, is buried, just under the altar of the church. It’s a hall-type church with frescoes. The church is surrounded by a garden with ornamented Armenian alphabet letter statues.
– Wine tasting and tour in Oshakan village ‘’Armenia wines ‘’ winery. Here you have another opportunity to get acquainted with the stories of the wine and cognac producing. Today, the company offers the assortment of high-quality “Armenia” wines to the most demanding local and foreign buyers. “Armenia Wine” is the largest Armenian winery.
– Overnight in Yerevan.

Day 6Yerevan – Garni – Geghard – Yerevan

– Breakfast in the hotel.
– Charents Ark. Charents was an Armenian poet and public activist. Higher up the gorge of the Azat river, there is a magnificent monument of medieval Armenian architecture Geghard monastery inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage list. The monastery is partly carved out of a mountain.
– Garni Temple was built in the first century A.D. by the Armenian King Tiridates and it is dedicated to a heathen god, probably to Mithra, the god of the sun whose figure stood in the depth of the sanctuary.
– Return to Yerevan.
– Dinner.

Day 7Departure

– Checkout.
– Transfer to the airport.

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