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

Cognac & wine tour to Armenia (4 days/3 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.

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". Our cognac and wine tour to Armenia offers a unique opportunity to visit the most secret places of any winemaker - his cellars. As you know, tasting of national dishes is a part of any trip. No exception is also the tasting of national strong drinks.

The program of cognac and wine tour in Armenia provides acquaintance with the history and culture of Armenia, visiting the wine cellars of various manufacturers, wine tasting, and of course, tasting of national Armenian heritage - brandy - cognac. Beautiful sightseeing of Armenia, sun, delicious food, hospitable people - all, that's needed for a perfect holiday in Armenia.

Cognac and wine tour program in Armenia (4 days/3 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 - Yerevan Brandy-Wine-Vodka Factory "Noah" - Garni - Geghard - Yerevan

Yerevan Brandy-Wine-Vodka Factory
NOY - tasting of collection wine, 5 and 10-year-old cognacs
Temple of Garni

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!

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

Next is the pagan temple of Garni. Garni Temple built in the 1st century by the Armenian King Tiridates I and dedicated to the God of the Sun Areg (Mihr). The temple is at the edge of a triangular cliff, which overlooks the ravine of the Azat River and the Gegham mountains.

Lunch + masterclass of baking lavash in tandoor

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.

Back to Yerevan

Day 4 - Vernissage - Zvartnots - st. Echmiadzin - "Armenia" Wine Factory - Airport

Zvartnots temple
Winery
Winery

Breakfast in the hotel

Check out

A visit to 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 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.

Next we visit "Armenia" Wine Factory. The factory retains and strengthens its positions in the Armenian and international markets, while maintaining the best traditions in the production of cognac and wines.

Lunch at a restaurant on the territory of the winery

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 cognac and wine tour to Armenia (price per person)

2 people
4 people
6 people
8 people
10 people
11 people or more
470 USD
370 USD
330 USD
320 USD
300 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

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