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.
We draw your attention to the fact that everything that is described in the tour program is included in the price.ExploreArmenia.am
Wine weekend tour program in Armenia (3 days/2 nights)
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.
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.
Armenia is a country to fall in love with!
- airport-hotel-airport transfers;
- accommodation in a 3 * hotel;
- breakfast in the hotel and lunch at various Armenian restaurants;
- comfortable transport service;
- accompanying guide service throughout the tour;
- entrance tickets to the historical and cultural centers;
- tasting of Armenian Brandy (Cognac) and wine;
- 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.
- Those under 18 can't participate in that tour.
Prices on wine tour to Armenia 3 day (price per person)
|2 people||4 people
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||260 USD||230 USD||220 USD||210 USD||on request|