Wine weekend tour in Armenia (3 days/2 nights)

Wine weekend tour in Armenia (3 days/2 nights)

Travel dates

You may choose any travel date, convenient for you. The tour is available all year round.

Payment

We do not require for 100% advance payment. Full payment is possible just before the start of the tour.

Duration

Tour itinerary duration and places to be visited may be adjusted to your preferences.

Low prices

We have much cheaper prices, since we offer our own services,we do not recell tours.

If you are a wine connoisseur and currently looking for new impressions and experience, then acquaintance with the rich history of Armenian wine-making will become a highlight for you.

Armenia is undoubtedly one of the ancient cradles of wine-making. Since ancient times the grape has symbolized abundance and fertility, hospitality and holidays, youth and fun. According to biblical legend, Noah, after the flood, planted vines in the lands of Mount Ararat - thus began the tradition of wine-making in the territory of modern Armenia.

What is the secret of Armenian wine? Hardly anyone would argue with the fact that the taste of the drink depends on the climatic conditions in which the grapes were grown. The unique composition of soils allows receiving berry with amazing taste and unique aroma.

We offer you a 3-day wine weekend tour in Armenia - a unique journey for true wine connoisseurs. Organizing this wine weekend tour in Armenia, we aim to introduce you the culture and history of our country, show you the process of production of famous Armenian cognac and wines, as well as give the opportunity to taste them.

Wine weekend tour program in Armenia (3 days/2 nights)

Day 1 - Airport - City Tour in Yerevan - Brandy factory "ArArAt"

City Tour in Yerevan
Brandy factory
Brandy factory

Arrival and meeting in Zvartnots airport

The tour starts with a walking trip through the city. Architecture of capital 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: the square of France, the Opera and Ballet House, Northern Avenue, the Republic Square.

Lunch at a restaurant with tasting of national dishes.

We shall then proceed to the Grand Cascade (open-air museum). It is a 500-meter high staircase (522 steps) with fountains and flower beds, as well as an open air museum, which presents about 30 sculptures by famous masters. Inside the complex Cafesjian Center of Arts is located on 5 tiers.

After that we continue our wine tour in Armenia and visit Yerevan Brandy (cognac) Factory, where we will taste 3 types of brandies - "Akhtamar", "Nairi" and  "Dvin".

Transfer to the hotel / Check in

Day 2 - Yerevan - Khor Virap - Wine factory "Areni" - Noravanq - Yerevan

Khor Virap monastery
Wine  factory
Wine degustation in Wine factory

This day trip begins with a visit to the monastery of Khor Virap - one of the symbols of Armenia. The Monastery is a fortress located just 40 kilometers far from Yerevan, and less than a kilometer from the republic's border with Turkey. Khor Virap is a place of pilgrimage, which is associated with the legend of Gregory the Illuminator (Grigor the Illuminator). According to church tradition, Gregory was imprisoned on the order of King Trdat III for preaching Christianity, and spent there 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. We visit the "Cave of the birds", where the oldest winery in the world and the world's oldest shoe, which was more than 5500 years old, were found. Village of Areni is famous for its wines till now. Every year in October the annual festival of wines takes place there.

After lunch, we will visit "Areni" wine factory and taste Armenian wine in the tasting room of the factory. The wines of this producer differ in their unique tastes. The bouquet of the fragrance is revealed gradually leaving a pleasant aftertaste.

Lunch at a restaurant with tasting of national dishes.

Next, we go to Noravank monastery complex, built in XIII-XIV centuries, which is located 1.5 kilometers east of 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.

Back to Yerevan.

Day 3 - Central Market - Vernissage - Yerevan Brandy-Wine-Vodka Factory "Noah" - st. Echmiadzin - Zvartnots - Airport

Dried fruits - central market in Yerevan
Yerevan Brandy-Wine-Vodka Factory
NOY - tasting of collection wine, 5 and 10-year-old cognacs

Breakfast in the hotel

Check out

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 stop is 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.

Afterwards we visit Yerevan Brandy-Wine-Vodka Factory "Noah". After the factory tour, we taste various types of brandy and wine.

Lunch at a restaurant with tasting of national dishes.

Next we visit the St. Echmiadzin - the center of the Armenian Gregorian 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, the museum and the treasury of Echmiadzin, which houses the Spear of Longinus (Spear of Destiny, Spear of Christ), a part of Noah's Ark, the patella John Baptist,etc.

We visit the ruins of Zvartnots temple, which was destroyed in the earthquake. In 2000, the ruins of the temple and the archaeological area around it are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Transfer to airport

Armenia is a country to fall in love with!

No proper tour for you?

Our web site offers few part of the wide range of our tours. If you did not find a suitable one for yourself, our managers will plan a special tour for you, according to your preferences of the duration, destinations and the quantity of the group members. Just send your application.

Prices on wine tour to Armenia 3 day (price per person)

2 people
4 people
6 people
8 people
10 people
11 people or more
330 USD
260 USD
230 USD
220 USD
210 USD
on request
Your attention, please: Tour prices include all the items listed in the program. NO OTHER EXTRA CHARGES!

What is included in the tour price?

Airport-hotel-airport transfers
Accommodation in a 3* hotel with breakfast
Breakfast in the hotel and lunch at various Armenian restaurants;
Tasting of Armenian Brandy (Cognac) and wine
Accompanying guide service throughout the tour
Entrance tickets to the historical and cultural centers
Comfortable transport service
2 bottles of water per day per pax during sightseeing tours
Tourist support service over the phone

What is not included in the tour price?

Airline tickets
An entry visa (if required)
Medical insurance
Alcoholic beverages (other than those specified in the tour program)

Your attention:

You may ask for your own option of hotels (3*, 4*, 5*). Guest houses, appartments and hostels are available.The tour prices will be recalculated.
Those under 18 can't participate in that tour

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.

If you still have questions about the tour organization in Armenia, then it is very easy to contact us! You can order a call on the website, send an email or just SMS. We will get back to you shortly

Phone:

(+374 91) 01 56 60 (Viber, Whatsapp)

E-mail:

info@explorearmenia.am

Book a tour / Send request

All fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required
All fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required
All fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required
All fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required
All fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required
All fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required
All fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required

MOST POPULAR TOURS

Choose your travel option
Gastronomic tour in Armenia (3 days)

Gastronomic tour in Armenia (3 days / 2 night)

Tour operator "ExploreArmenia" 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"...
Read more
Culinary tour in Armenia (4 days)

Culinary tour in Armenia (4 days / 3 night)

For true connoisseurs of Caucasian cuisine, we have developed 4 days culinary tour in Armenia. As known, national cuisine is an element of national culture. It keeps in itself not only the history of the people, but also its mentality, spirit and character. The culinary traditions of Armenia originate from ancient times. Each region here is famous for its dishes and the cuisine is diverse, as is Armenia itself. A culinary tour in Armenia is a...
Read more
Cognac & wine tour to Armenia (4 days/3 nights)

Cognac & wine tour to Armenia (4 days/3 nights)

Armenia is one of the most ancient civilizations of wine. A few years ago in Armenia (in village of Areni) winery was found where wine was made more than 6,000 years ago. Cognac & wine tour to Armenia is a special section of the tourism industry. We present you the excursion tour with cognac and wine tasting. When in 1927 the Russian writer Maxim Gorky visited Armenia, he said: "It' easier to climb Mount Ararat than getting up from the cellars of ArArAt"...
Read more
Armenian Wineries: Wine tours & Tastings (5 days/4 nights)

Armenian Wineries: Wine tours & Tastings (5 days/4 nights)

Armenian wineries have a history of several thousand years. Favorable climatic conditions contributed to the development of viticulture, so even for those who do not consume alcoholic beverages, the wine tours and tastings in Armenia will be of interest from the cognitive point of view. Apart from classic tours wine tourism is highly popular with the travel lovers and, in particular, wine tours and tastings to Armenia. You don’t have to be a wine...
Read more