You may already know that Armenia is a place where the very FIRST WINERY IN HUMAN HISTORY was found! Thus, it is home to the world’s oldest winery and many-many new ones! Big and small, they offer various types of winery experiences – all of them combined with wonderful wine tasting sessions. Join our wine tour to Armenia.
These different winery experiences can be:
– tours to vineyards,
– tours to learn wine tasting methods,
– tours to see oldest wine cameras and “karases”, i.e. huge old jars for keeping wine, and many others.
And these all are concluded with a tasting of several sorts of most amazing Armenian wines that are quickly becoming famous internationally. To add to this, Armenia offers one of the MOST DELICIOUS CUISINES in the region. Also, it is well known for its hospitality, and warm and friendly people.
It is also worth mentioning that the tourism season in Armenia is practically all-year-long with its WINTER RESORTS. The town of Tsakhkadzor with its famous slopes and ropeway is of special interest for those who like skiing.
Price of this pretty interesting tour is 362,500 AMD (~$745) per person. The price includes:
– Accommodation (3-4* hotels): 6 nights in Yerevan, 1 night in Harsnadzor, 1 night in Apaga resort, 1 night in Gyumri,
– Guided tours to all abovementioned destinations,
– Transfers to and from the airport,
– In-country transportation to all abovementioned destinations,
– Lunch in Garni,
– Lavash baking master class in Garni,
– Excursion, wine tasting and lunch in Old Bridge winery (Areni),
– Excursion, wine tasting and lunch in Hin Areni winery (Areni),
– Excursion, wine tasting and lunch in Voskevaz winery,
– Excursion, wine tasting and lunch in Armas winery,
Day 1: Yerevan City tour.
Yerevan is one of the warmest cities in the region. Everybody can easily admire the hospitality of our city and people. City tour in Yerevan is soft and interesting entertainment, especially with the professional guide. You will be shown the most popular corners of the city: Republic Square, which is famous for its singing fountains and exceptional architecture, Opera and Ballet building, the
Parliament building, State University, Mother Armenia Monument, etc. In the evening you will admire the breathtaking view of Cascade complex.
Overnight in Yerevan.
Day 2: Garni-Geghard
When you have few days on visiting Armenia, then tour to Garni and Geghard is exactly what you need. It’s the best choice not only because both Garni and Geghard are located at a distance of 30 km from Yerevan, but also because it is one of the favorite destinations of tourists: tour from Paganism to Christianity, where you can enjoy the architectural heritage of the country, its incredible nature
and have a lovely conversation with locals.
Overnight in Yerevan.
Day 3: Khor Virap-Areni-Noravank-Harsnadzor
The Khor Virap is an Armenian monastery located in the Ararat plain in Armenia, near the closed border with Turkey. The monastery was host to a theological seminary and was the residence of Armenian Catholicos. Walk around the Monastery with the guide.
Then we will visit Areni. Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. It is best known for its wine production. We will have an opportunity to attend one of the various wineries (Old Bridge), have an unforgettable excursion and also taste local wine.
After having delicious lunch we’ll visit Noravank. Noravank is a 13th-century Armenian monastery, located 122 km from Yerevan in a narrow gorge made by the Amaghu River. The gorge is known for its tall, sheer, brick-red cliffs, directly across from the monastery.
After walking around and discovering the history of this monastery, we will continue our tour to the village near Tatev: Halidzor.
Overnight in Harsandzor: local unique hotel.
Day 4: Tatev-Devil’s bridge-Sevan
Go to Tatev monastery complex via the longest ropeway of the world: Tatever. Guided tour in Tatev. Hike to Devil’s bridge. The Devil’s Bridge (Satani Kamurj) is one of the most gorgeous and marvelous natural miracles of Tatev region, located in the canyon of Vorotan river (also referred to as “Armenia’s magnificent canyon”) to the east of Tatev village in the depth of 700-800 meters. In such a depth the gorge is so narrow that the sun rays hardly ever reach the bridge and the bottom. After having some interesting experience we will visit the local restaurant and have delicious lunch.
The next destination of our 4th day is Sevan. We will get to Sevan via Selim Pass. On the way to Sevan stop near Areni, and have one more wine excursion in Hin Areni winery with wine tasting and lunch.
Drive forward to Sevan.
Overnight in Sevan.
Day 5. Sevan- Dilijan-Yenokavan
Lake Sevan is the largest lake in Caucasus and the highest fresh-water lake in the world. Sevanavank is a prominent historic-architectural complex of the 9th century, which besides the churches included printing house, guest houses, warehouses, refectory, and so on. Sevan is a perfect spot to make beautiful photos and find the harmony between weather, architecture, and nature.
The next destination is Dilijan. Dilijan is a unique settlement with its natural and climatic conditions. It is a small Armenian ”Switzerland”. You can endlessly admire the beauty of a small lake in Dilijan: Parz lake. The name literally means ”Clear”. The most famous monastery in Dilijan is Haghartsin, which is one of the best examples of Armenian monasteries with its architectural solutions and fine arts.
And finally, our last destination for this day is Yenokavan. It is located in the same region as Dilijan. It’s famous not only for beautiful nature, but also for various kinds of activities, such as zipline, paragliding, horse-riding, etc. The biggest activity center Yell Extreme Park will provide you with the required dose of adrenaline.
Overnight in Apaga resort.
Day 6. Yenokavan-Gyumri
After having breakfast, we will continue our tour to Gyumri, Shirak region. Gyumri is the second largest city in Armenia. Visit one of most famous beer factories located in Gyumri. It is a short walking distance from the downtown of the city. Witness how “Gyumri Beer” is brewed and bottled, see inside of the factory and the historic cellars where the raw beer is processed. This is a fantastic experience to taste the beer in its different stages of production. The factory building is historic and is part of Gyumri cultural heritage.
Overnight in Gyumri.
Day 7: Gyumri-Voskevaz winery-Yerevan
After having breakfast, we will go on to Voskevaz winery. It’s on the way to Yerevan. Voskevaz Winery is one of the oldest enterprises of Armenia for the production of wine. The winery was opened in 1932 in Voskevaz during the Soviet period, to process the grapes of the fertile vineyards in Aragatsotn, at the foothills of Mount Aragats. Besides delicious wine and lunch/dinner assortment, you can admire the architecture of the Winery. It will carry you through the medieval times. You will feel yourself like in an old historical castle. The professional guide will show you all the parts of the winery, you will have an opportunity to taste various sorts of wine and have delicious lunch.
Overnight in Yerevan.
Day 8: Yerevan-Armas Winery-Yerevan
Armas is another famous winery with a large assortment of delicious wines. We will spend here some unforgettable hours, have an excursion, taste wine and have lunch. It will last a half day. So you will have some spare time in Yerevan.
Day 9: Spare day for shopping. Overnight in Yerevan.
Day 10: Transfer from Yerevan to the Airport.