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Wine and cognac tours in Armenia

2 Days/2 or 3 Nights

Arrival to Yerevan, meeting in Zvartnots airport, transfer to hotel. 

 

Day 1: Departure from Yerevan to Garni.

Eastward tour, total 30 km.

- Garni (I cen. A.D.), the only pagan temple on the territory of former USSR. The temple is located on the picturesque valley of Azat lake. Since III century A.D. Garni used to serve as summer residence of the kings (UNESCO heritage). A little concert with duduk (national instrument).

- Geghard (IV- XIII cen.), unique medieval monastery partially carved in a cliff. Great complex where the lance used by the roman soldier to sting Jesus Christ's side, was kept for six centuries (UNESCO heritage). Special concert of spiritual and national music will be organized in of the rock buildings. 

- Lunch in a private house with baking of national bread – lavash. Here the visitors will enjoy making tandir barbeque. Degustation of home-made vodka – mulberry, apricot, grapes.

- Return to Yerevan.

- “Yerevan” Central Market. Here one will have a chance to taste local sweets (dry fruits, citron, dried apricot, churchhela, dry fruit stuffed with wall-nut, hazelnut, almond)

- Ararat brandy company. After an exciting tour one may enjoy the degustation of 3 types of brandy, including “Dvin” vintage cognac (Churchill’s favorite brand)

- Rest in hotel   

- Dinner in traditional Armenian restaurant “Yerevan” accompanied by folk music and dance.   

Day 2:

Shuttle tour through Yerevan.


- Victory Park (Haghtanak Zbosaygi).
– Mathenadaran – unique museum of Ancient Manuscripts with original collection of over 20.000 books and miniature paintings.

– Cascade – architectural monument in the center of the city that now houses the “Cafesjian” Center for Modern Arts.

- Walk in the city: Theatre of Opera and Ballet, Northern Avenue, Abovyan Street, Republic Square.

- Lunch in a restaurant in the center of the city.

- Go “Armas” winery, visiting vineyards, degustation of one of the best vintage wines of Armenia. A walk through the winery and distillery will introduce you to current production methods, as well as provide insight into the age old tradition of barrel aging. You may conclude your sensory tutorial with an educational wine tasting in our Tasting Room or on the balcony surveying ArmAs Estate onto Mount Ararat. You can taste red, white, rose, dry and semi-sweet wines.

- Transfer to the airport, flight from Zvartnots airport.

 

3 Days/3 or 4 Nights

Arrival to Yerevan, meeting in Zvartnots airport, transfer to hotel. 

 

Day 1: Departure from Yerevan to Garni.

Eastward tour, total 30 km.

- Garni (I cen. A.D.), the only pagan temple on the territory of former USSR. The temple is located on the picturesque valley of Azat lake. Since III century A.D. Garni used to serve as summer residence of the kings (UNESCO heritage). A little concert with duduk (national instrument).

- Geghard (IV- XIII cen.), unique medieval monastery partially carved in a cliff. Great complex where the lance used by the roman soldier to sting Jesus Christ's side, was kept for six centuries (UNESCO heritage). Special concert of spiritual and national music will be organized in of the rock buildings. 

- Lunch in a private house with baking of national bread – lavash. Here the visitors will enjoy making tandir barbeque. Degustation of home-made vodka – mulberry, apricot, grapes.

- Return to Yerevan.

- “Yerevan” Central Market. Here one will have a chance to taste local sweets (dry fruits, citron, dried apricot, churchhela, dry fruit stuffed with wall-nut, hazelnut, almond)

- Ararat brandy company. After an exciting tour one may enjoy the degustation of 3 types of brandy, including “Dvin” vintage cognac (Churchill’s favorite brand)

- Rest in hotel   

- Dinner in traditional Armenian restaurant “Yerevan” accompanied by folk music and dance.   

Day 2:

Shuttle tour through Yerevan.


- Victory Park (Haghtanak Zbosaygi).
– Mathenadaran – unique museum of Ancient Manuscripts with original collection of over 20.000 books and miniature paintings.

– Cascade – architectural monument in the center of the city that now houses the “Cafesjian” Center for Modern Arts.

- Walk in the city: Theatre of Opera and Ballet, Northern Avenue, Abovyan Street, Republic Square.

- Lunch in a restaurant in the center of the city.

- Go “Armas” winery, visiting vineyards, degustation of one of the best vintage wines of Armenia. A walk through the winery and distillery will introduce you to current production methods, as well as provide insight into the age old tradition of barrel aging. You may conclude your sensory tutorial with an educational wine tasting in our Tasting Room or on the balcony surveying ArmAs Estate onto Mount Ararat. You can taste red, white, rose, dry and semi-sweet wines.

- Visit to “Megeryan” carpet factory. After a short tour through the factory dinner will be organized in the exhibition hall. This is an exceptional opportunity to take part in the master-class of some Armenian dishes, held by one of the best chief cooks of Armenia. Menu for hot dishes (petq a chshtel Artavazdi het J)

Day 3:

Tour to Vagharshapat

Westward tour, total 50km

- St. Hripsime church (VII century) - is one of the pearls of Armenian architecture (UNESCO heritage).

- Echmiadzin Cathedral – The first official Christian church in the world (301-304) It is the center of the Armenian Church.  It is where the residence of Catholicos of All Armenians (head of Armenian Apostolic Church) situated. The Cathedral is included in the list of UNESCO world heritage

- Zvartnots Cathedral ruins (VII century) – unique structure, which is a result of brave creativity of Armenian architects. Unfortunately, only the ruins reached to our days (UNESCO heritage).

- Lunch in a restaurant

- National Museum of History (Yerevan)

 - Tour around MAP plant which produces one of the best brands of Armenian wines and cognacs as well as conserved fruits and vegetables. You will be toured around the facility after which guests will have an opportunity to taste selection of wines and cognacs. 

- Transfer to the airport, flight from Zvartnots airport.


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