Gastro Tour in delicious Armenia
Armenia has always been considered one of the countries where one can eat delicious. The Armenian cuisine with its variety can attract and satisfy every visitor. Every traditional dish has its own history and unique ritual.
Due to the rich nature of the Armenian Highland, fresh air, you can enjoy fresh and healthy food.
Breakfast at the hotel. We will start our excursion from Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, one of the world's oldest cities. According to popular opinion, Yerevan was founded by the name of Erebuni by King Argishti I of the Kingdom of Van in the 8th century B.C. In Yerevan you will visit a number of historical-cultural sites, such as the Matenadaran, where the written history of the Armenian and foreign nations is written in Arabic, Persian, Ottoman, Assyrian, Old Georgian, Greek, Latin, Russian (about 18,000 manuscripts), Yerevan Brandy Factory, where you can get acquainted with the history of Armenian brandy and enjoy its immortal taste. Take a stroll through the streets of Yerevan to discover its architecture, whose main attractions are pink tuff and sculptures with national ornaments. Therefore, Yerevan is often called the Pink City. You will have evening dinner in one of the restaurants of Yerevan where you will get acquainted with the Armenian national cuisine.
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit to the Garni Temple, which is the only standing legacy of the Hellenistic era that has reached us. The castle was built probably in 2nd century BC..It was destroyed in the 1st century BC by Roman troops. In the 70s of the 1st century Garni was restored by King Trdat the 1st , whose Greek inscription calls it "the impregnable fortress". The Garni Temple was dedicated to Mihr, the god of war and the sun. In Garni village you will have the unique opportunity to attend lavash baking ceremony. It is no secret that lavash has a special meaning for Armenians and its baking process is a great and beautiful ritual. You will also attend a master class of making dolma. Lunchtime Not far from the Garni Temple is Geghard Monastery. It already belongs to the period of Christian Armenia. It was founded in the 5th century; the main church was built in 1215. It was firstly called Ayrivank because of the cave structures, and since the 13th century Geghard was held in honor of the holy spear in the monastery (by which Jesus was crucified). Return to Yerevan. That day's exciting tour will end at one of the most beautiful and colorful restaurants in Yerevan.
Breakfast at the hotel. The second day excursion starts from Khor Virap monastery complex, located in Ararat region. The Virap was a deep hole full of snakes, poisonous insects, where the prisoner was thrown. Gregory the Illuminator was kept there for the preaching of Christianity. After the adoption of Christianity, it became a pilgrimage site, and in the 17th century a chapel was built. The next stop will be in Areni village. The site has been the center of Armenian winemaking since ancient times and was the site of the world's oldest 6,000-year-old winery in 2011. Areni Wine Factory is located in Areni, which was founded in 1994 in Areni village of Vayots Dzor region on the initiative of the Simonyan family. The factory has a wide assortment of Armenian wines. Here you will find the history of millennia of wine making. Lunchtime In the Vayots Dzor you will visit one of the unique churches of Armenia - Noravank. The monastery complex was built in 13th -14th centuries. In the second half of 13th century the architect Siranes acted and, in the first half of 14th century, prominent miniaturist, sculptor and architect Momik. The rich surrounding nature makes the look of the church even more breathtaking. In Vayots Dzor region you will be welcomed by a hospitable Armenian family where you will prepare your own dishes and delicious Armenian gata. Return to Yerevan. Dinner.
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit to Lake Sevan, one of the most picturesque places in Armenia. Sevan is considered to be the second largest freshwater lake in the world. In the north-western part of Lake Sevan is the Sevan peninsula, where the unique Sevanavank monastic complex (built in the 9th -10th centuries) rises. In 874, two churches were built here by Ashot Bagratuni's daughter Mariam, the Holy Apostle (the Great) and St. Hovnann Karapet. In Sevan you will participate in fish making master class. Lunch in Sevan. The next stop will be in Dilijan. It is often referred to as "Little Switzerland" in Armenia. The rich nature and the fresh air create the perfect environment for a relaxing stay. In Dilijan you will visit Haghartsin Monastery, which was built in 10th -13th centuries. The monastery of Haghartsin, may become part of a natural site based on the state protected area of Dilijan National Park, an important forest in north-eastern Armenia. Return to Yerevan. Dinner at an Armenian traditional restaurant.
Breakfast at the hotel. We will begin our tour of the masterpiece of the Armenian Church, the Mother Cathedral of Echmiadzin, built in 301-303 after Christianity was adopted as a state religion by order of Gregory the Illuminator and considered one of the oldest cathedrals in the world. The temple, along with some of the important early medieval churches in the vicinity, was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000. In Echmiadzin you will take part in a master class of sweet sujukh. Lunchtime The Zvartnots Temple, also referred to as St. Gregory, was built on the site where historians say Gregory the Illuminator met King Trdat of Armenia. During this meeting, the king adopted Christianity. At the same time, in 301, Armenia became the first state to adopt Christianity as a state religion. Zvartnots is one of the most beautiful examples of Armenian architecture. Return back to Yerevan. In the evening you have a dinner in a pleasant environment.
The price of tour for one person in 3* hotel
|Room category||2-3 pax||4-5 pax||6-7 pax||8-9 pax||10+ pax|
|DBL/TWN||1036 USD||764 USD||655 USD||620 USD||590 USD|
The price includes:
- Hotel accommodation 6 night
- Transportation services during the tour
- Professional guide services
- Museum entrance tickets
- 5 lunch, 5 dinner
- Tolma master class
- Gata master class
- Sujukh making master class
- Fish making master class
- Lavash baking master class
The price excludes:
- Air ticket
- Personal expenses
- Prices refer to one person according to specified number of people.
- If needed, one can choose any other hotel in Armenia, which will cause changes in price.
- The program can be changed according to your wishes.
- The order of priority of excursions for technical reasons can be changed