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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

2 people4 people
6 people
8 people10 people10 people or more
409 USD
319 USD 299 USD 289 USD 279 USD on request

 

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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)

 

Day 1


Airport - A walk in Yerevan - Brandy factory "ArArAt"
 
Театр Оперы и балета  Улицы Еревана  Дегустация коньяка АрАрАт
 
The wine weekend tour starts with a walking tour through the city. 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 at a restaurant with tasting of national dishes.
 
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".
 
After we visit the Tsitsernakaberd memorial complex dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide of 1915 and the Genocide Museum.

 
 

Day 2


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

Монастырь Хор Вирап (Армения)  Дегустация вина в Арени (Армения)  Монастырь Нораванк
 

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


History Museum of Armenia - Yerevan Brandy-Wine-Vodka Factory "Noah" - Echmiadzin - Zvartnots temple
 
Площадь Республики  Дегустация коньяка на комбинате "НОЙ"  Эчмиадзинский кафедральный собор
 
After breakfast, we visit the center of Yerevan – the Republic Square. Here is the country's main museum - the Museum of History of Armenia. The museum has collected about 400,000 exhibits. The museum exposition is divided into several departments: archaeological, ethnographic, numismatic department, historic architecture department, and the Department of Modern and Contemporary history of Armenia.
 
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 city of 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.
 
Return to the hotel, check out from the hotel and transfer to the airport.
 

Armenia is a country to fall in love with!

Большой Каскад

Площадь Франции

театр Оперы и Балета

Северный проспект

Площадь Республики

Цицернакаберд

Музей Геноцида

Ереванский коньячный завод "АрАрАт"

Ереванский коньячный завод "АрАрАт"

Ереванский коньячный завод "АрАрАт"

Ереванский коньячный завод "АрАрАт"

Монастырь Хор Вирап

Винный завод «Арени»

Винный завод «Арени»

Винный завод «Арени»

Монастырь Нораванк

Музей Истории Армении

Ереванский коньячно-винно-водочный Комбинат «Ной»

Ереванский коньячно-винно-водочный Комбинат «Ной»

Ереванский коньячно-винно-водочный Комбинат «Ной»

Ереванский коньячно-винно-водочный Комбинат «Ной»

Ереванский коньячно-винно-водочный Комбинат «Ной»

Эчмиадзинский кафедральный собор

Копье Лонгина (Копье Судьбы, Копье Христа)

Храм Звартноц

 
 

Attention!

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. When choosing a wine tour in Armenia, also please note that wine tastings are held daily, on Saturdays until 15:00 and Sunday is the day off.

Tour price includes:
  • 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.

 

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.
  • Those under 18 can't participate in that tour.

 

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

2 people4 people
6 people
8 people10 people10 people or more
409 USD
319 USD 299 USD 289 USD 279 USD on request

 

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