Gourmet tour "Appetizing Armenia" (5 days)

Gourmet tour "Appetizing Armenia" (5 days)

Gastro tours has long occupied the territory in the field of tourism. Now such "tasty and mouth-watering" travels have long been developing in Armenia.

Experienced travelers say: national cuisine can tell more about the country than any museum. There is some truth in this statement!

"ExploreArmenia.am" tour operator offers 5 days "Appetizing Armenia" gourmet tour. During the tour, you will get acquainted with the traditions of the country, try aromatic dishes and taste drinks. A gourmet travel in Armenia is not just a "tasty" trip. This is a perfect opportunity to create a personal picture of the Armenian people, understand their mentality and feel hospitality.

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 gourmet tour "Appetizing Armenia" (4 days)

Day 1 - Airport - Yerevan city tour - "Khurjin" masterclass - "ArArAt" brandy factory


Cascade  Khurjin - meat in a bag or meat in pita bread "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.

Lunch + "Khurjin" masterclass - meat in a bag or meat in pita bread (stewed beef with vegetables and baked in pita bread)

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


pagan temple of Garni lavash baking master class Gata master class

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 - Yerevan - Khor Virap - Noravank - Khashlama masterclass - Yerevan


Khor Virap monastery Noravank monastery Khashlama masterclass 

Breakfast in the hotel

After breakfast, we go to the Armenian monastery of Khor Virap, situated at the foot of Mount Ararat, near the border with Turkey. It is a place of pilgrimage, which is connected with the legend of Grigor Lusavorich (Grigor the Illuminator). According to church tradition, Gregory was imprisoned on the orders of King Trdat III, caught in that he professes Christianity, and was held there for 13 years. Those interested can go down to the prison, which has a depth of 6 m and a diameter of 4.4 m.

Right in front of you, very, very close and in all its beauty you will see the symbol of Armenia - Mount Ararat.

Then we continue our way to the village of Areni in Vayots Dzor region of Armenia. Village of Areni is famous for its wines till now. Every year in October the annual festival of wines takes place there.

Then we go Noravank monastery complex, built in XIII-XIV centuries, which is located  1.5 kilometers east to the village of Areni. The complex is located on a narrow ledge winding gorge tributary of the Arpa River. The gorge is famous for its steep red cliffs, towering behind the monastery.

Lunch + Khashlama masterclass (meat with vegetables) + Tabbouleh salad (several varieties of greens with tomato)

Back to Yerevan

Day 4 - Yerevan - Sevan lake - Sevanavank - Mikaelyan family - Yerevan


Sevan Lake production of craft cheeses in the Mikaelyan family fish kebabs and crawfish lyulya kebabs

Breakfast in the hotel

After breakfast, we continue the tour to the pearl of Armenia - blue Sevan. Lake Sevan is a freshwater lake in the Armenian highlands. It is the largest lake in the Caucasus. It is guaranteed to be the largest source of fresh water in the region.

We will also visit the Sevanavank - a monastery in the north-west coast of Lake Sevan. The monastery is located on a peninsula, which was once a small island.

Next stop will be production of craft cheeses in the Mikaelyan family. The family produces exclusive types of cheese in the Gegharkunik region of Armenia. You can try alcoholic types of cheese, caciotta, cheese wrapped in grape leaves, and a variety of parmesan called Armesan.

Lunch on Sevan Lake. Let's try fish kebabs and crawfish lyulya kebabs.

Back to Yerevan

Day 5 - Central Market - Vernissage - Echmiadzin - "Tolma" masterclass - Airport


  Central Market in Yerevan Vernissage "Tolma" masterclass  

Breakfast in the hotel

A visit to the central market in YerevanDried 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!

 

Внимание!

The time and  the order of the excursions declared in the program are subject to change. The excursion program of the first and the last days will depend on your arrival and departure time, and the days of the week. Please note that Monday is a day off in Armenia's museums.

Tour price includes:
  • airport-hotel-airport transfers;
  • accommodation in a 3* hotel;
  • breakfast in the hotel and 5 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.

 

Notes:

  • 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 gourmet tour "Appetizing Armenia" (price per person, Half Board)

2 people 4 people
6 people
8 people 10 people 10 people or more
585 USD
455 USD 415 USD 395 USD 375 USD on request
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