Gastronomic Tour in Armenia

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Armenian culinary traditions are over 2000 year old. The glory of Armenian cuisine extends far beyond country’s borders. The abundance of Armenian tables and hospitality are part of national identity. There is no traditional feast without Armenian wine or brandy. Discover Armenian flavors, spices and aromas with Armenia Hospitality.

Departure & Return Location

Zvartnots International Airport

Departure Time

2 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • All transportation in destination location
  • Hotel accomodation
  • Lunch & dinneraccording to the program
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • 1 bottle of waterper person per day

Price Excludes

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

Day 1Arrival – Check in - City Bazaar – Yerevan City Tour

– In the City Bazaar we will get acquainted with common ingredients in Armenian cuisine.
– Yerevan is a modern city with high rise buildings, nice cafes and parks. It’s a combination of reach history and a modern lifestyle. Yerevan City was originally designated so that it overlooked the biblical Mount Ararat, and indeed the Holy Mount can be seen from every corner of the capital. During the city tour we will see all major sights of Yerevan. In the evening we will enjoy welcome dinner in one of the well-known Armenian restaurant with folklore music and dance.

Day 2Yerevan – Garni – Geghard – Yerevan

– Garni Fortress famous for its 1st century Hellenistic Temple, church ruins, Roman baths and palace.
– Geghard Monastery (UNESCO) was partly carved out of a mountain. Here the Holy Sear was kept.
– In Garni village we’ll visit a local house in order to see the traditional Armenian bread “lavash” making. We’ll have a master class on how to prepare a real Armenian bread “lavash”. After master class you can enjoy lunch with the traditional Armenian bread lash and the best Armenian beef kebab.
– Return to Yerevan.

Day 3Yerevan – Khor Virap Monastery – Areni village – Noravank

– Breakfast at the hotel.
– Khor Virap is an Armenian Apostolic Church monastery located in the Ararat valley in Armenia, bordering with Turkey. This wonderful masterwork of Armenian sacred architecture situated on top of a hill with the best view to the biblical Mt. Ararat.
– Areni village – Wine tasting of Areni wine with Armenian chesse. Areni grape has a history of over 6100 years. Flavors and aromas of the grape share similarities with Pinot Noir. Enjoy the wine and the rural atmosphere.
– Noravank Monastery is situated deep in the Noravank canyon, and from a distance appears to be perched high on the flat surface of a rock, nestled into a majestic mountain.
– Lunch at a unique restaurant where you can taste the most delicious dishes of Southern Armenia.
– Return to Yerevan.

Day 4Yerevan – Zvartnots temple – Etchmiadzin Cathedral – Yerevan – Ararat Brandy Factory

– Zvartnots Tempe is – the pearl of the 7th c. architecture (inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage list).
– Etchmiadzin – the Mother See of the Armenian Apostolic Church, located in the city of Vagharshapat, Armenia. Etchmiadzin is the first cathedral built in Armenia, and is considered the oldest cathedral in the world.
– Lunch in Echmiadzin. You can enjoy Armenian Kufta. Kufta, perfectly describes Armenian cousine.
– Return to Yerevan.
– 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. Fulfill the experience in the tasting hall, enjoying delicious Armenian brandy. The notes will warm your heart.

Day 5Yerevan – Lake Sevan – Dilijan – Yerevan

– The view of the lake from the two monasteries is breath taking and the fish meal along the lake is a must. Enjoy Sevan Sig and Trout barbeque.
– Dilijan is our next stop. 13th century Haghartsin monastery is located near the town of Dilijan. Other amazing monastery complex Goshavank was founded in 1181.
– Return to Yerevan
– Farewell dinner at a typical Armenian restaurant.

Day 6Departure

– Breakfast at the hotel
– Checkout and transfer to the airport.

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