Tour operator "Explore Armenia" offers 3 days gastronomic tour to Armenia for gourmets and people who like to eat.
During a gastronomic tour in Armenia, you will cook khurjin (stewed meat with vegetables in pita bread), gata - national pastries and tolma in grape leaves. Our chefs choose dishes whose ingredients can be found outside of Armenia and which are easy to cook at home.
We know for sure that everyone who tries these "goodies" for the first time will ask for a recipe.
Gastronomic tour in Armenia at the weekend is a culinary journey combines the history and traditions of the country.
Booking a trip to Yerevan from tour operator "Explore Armenia" is very easy: You can order free online call on the site, write an email or just send an SMS with the words "I WANT TO ARMENIA" to the number (+374 91) 01 56 60. We will contact you shortly! Please note: WE DO NOT HAVE 100% PREPAYMENT. You can pay trip price upon arrival.
We draw your attention to the fact that everything that is described in the tour program is included in the price.ExploreArmenia.am
Program of gastronomic tour in Armenia (3 days)
Day 1 - Airport - Yerevan city tour - "Khurjin" masterclass - "ArArAt" brandy factory
Meet in airport
Transfer to Yerevan
The Gastronomic tour in Armenia will start with a sightseeing tour in Yerevan. Yerevan architecture is original and distinctive. Today, Yerevan is a city where there are a variety of architectural styles, with green alleys, numerous fountains. You will be able to see the sights in Yerevan: Grand Cascade (open air museum), the square of France, the Opera and Ballet House, Northern Avenue, the Republic Square.
We continue our tour in Armenia and visit Yerevan Brandy Factory, where we have a fascinating tour with tasting of 2 types of brandies (a three-year "Ararat" and a ten-year "Akhtamar").Transfer to the hotel. Check in
Day 2 - Yerevan - Garni - Geghard - masterclass of baking lavash and Gata - Yerevan
Breakfast in the hotel
After breakfast we visit the pagan temple of Garni, built in the I century by Armenian king Trdat I and dedicated to the god of sun Mihr. According to history, the temple was built on the money of the Roman Emperor Nero. Azat River gorge is famous for its basaltic pillars - the result of a volcanic lava flow.
Next stop is Geghard monastery complex (IV century), which is included in the list of World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO. Its full name is Geghardavank, literally it is translated as "Monastery of the spear." The name of the monastery complex comes from Christ Spear (Spear of Longinus), which the Roman soldier Longinus thrust in Jesus Christ. The spear is now kept in the treasury of Echmiadzin Cathedral.
Lunch + masterclass of baking lavash in tandoor and Gata making masterclass (national baking)
Back to Yerevan
Day 3 - Central Market - Vernissage - Echmiadzin - "Tolma" masterclass - Airport
Breakfast in the hotel
A visit to the central market in Yerevan. Dried fruits - a national treasure and the usual accompaniment to cognac. In Armenia, it seems, they can make them of anything you wish. Including watermelon, cantaloupe and even tomatoes!
Next we visit the Vernissage - the market of folk art products. Here you will find hand-made chess and backgammon made of wood, ceramic pots, made in national style, handmade ornaments, traditional musical instruments, silverware, paintings and many more things.
Next we visit the St.Echmiadzin - the center of the Armenian Apostolic Church, where the residence of the Catholicos is located. We will visit Echmiadzin Cathedral (301-483 AD), which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Lunch + "Tolma" masterclass (ground meat in grape leaves)
Transfer to the airport
Armenia is a country to fall in love with!
- airport-hotel-airport transfers;
- accommodation in a 3* hotel;
- breakfast in the hotel and 3 dinner at various Armenian restaurants;
- all masterclasses;
- comfortable transport service;
- accompanying guide service throughout the tour;
- entrance tickets to the historical and cultural centers;
- tasting of Armenian Brandy (Cognac);
- 2 bottles of spring water in the transportation;
- tourist support service over the phone.
Tour price does not include:
- airline tickets;
- an entry visa (if required);
- alcoholic beverages (other than those specified in the tour program);
- medical insurance.
- If you wish you can choose any other hotel in Armenia. Also possible to stay at a hostel or private flat (you should arrange that with the manager). The price of the tour will be reconsidered.
- children under 5 years old - free;
- children from 6 to 10 years - 50% discount when placed on extra bed.
Prices on gastronomic tour to Armenia (price per person, Half Board)
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||240 USD||210 USD||200 USD||190 USD||on request|