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GASTRONOMIC TOUR IN ARMENIA

Yerevan - Garni - Geghard - Echmiadzin - Zvartnots - Khor Virap - Areni - Noravank - Goris - Tatev - Lake Sevan - Dilijan - Haghartsin - Gyumri - Amberd

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  • Price is for 1 person sharing a double-room/Family room
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fromAMD 416394.51
Duration: 8 days
Departure point: Yerevan
Ending point: Yerevan
Service basis: Individual/Group

INCLUDED SERVICES

  • Transfers according to the program
  • Transportation during Tours
  • 3*,4*,5* Hotels in Yerevan,Goris, Sevan,Gyumri
  • Excursions
  • Participation in master classes
  • Armenian national show
  • Lunches and dinners with special Armenians dishes
  • 3 lunches, 1 dinner and 1 Gala dinner
  • Professional tour guide
  • Entrance tickets to Museums
  • 24/7 support team
  • Commissions
  • Please note that Atlantis tour has the right to apply changes in the tour program

EXCLUDED SERVICES

  • Air Ticket
  • Visa for Armenia(if needed)
  • Additional tours and transfers not included in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Travel Insurance

About Package

Day 1

    Free day in Yerevan  Arrival in Yerevan International airport Zvartnots. Transfer and hotel accommodation. Free day in Yerevan.

Day 2

    Yerevan city tour  Breakfast at the hotel. A city tour in Yerevan, one of the ancient cities in the world: Republic Square, History Museum, Opera house. Visit Erebuni Museum and the ruins of ancient Fortress, where you can see Yerevan’s “Birth Certificate”. Visit The Megerian Carpet Cultural Complex to take part in ancient art of carpet weaving. Also we will take master class in making traditional armenian tolma, wrapped with meat Vine leaves, after master class, of course, we will taste Tolma with armenian sous matsun. Visit Ararat Brandy Factory where you will have a chance to observe the history of brandy production, from grape to glass, witness the birth of famous Ararat Brandy. Visit Cascade, huge stairway gracefully connecting the downtown areas and the residential areas, located on the surrounding hills, Victory park. Dinner. Overnight in Yerevan.

Day 3

    Yerevan-Garni- Geghard-Echmiadzin-Zvartnots-Yerevan Breakfast at the hotel. On the road from Yerevan to Garni stop near Charents Arch for a beautiful view of Biblical Ararat Mountain. Tour to the Pagan Temple of Garni (1st century A.D.) the only standing Greco-Roman colonnaded building in Armenia. Visit Garni village, where we will take master classes in baking lavash (armenian traditional bread) in tandoor, and take part in making khorovats (Armenian barbeque) in local house. We will have barbeque for lunch. Next stop is Geghard –cave Monastery. The monastery is included in UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. Tour to Echmiadzin the spiritual and administrative center of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Sightseeing Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin (4th Century) where treasures and relics of the church are preserved. The cathedral is included in UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites in 2003. Visit the ruins of Zvartnots, which was included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2000. For the dinner we will have armenian kofta, bulgur wrapped meat in local restaurant, that hat has been hosting guests since the 17th century. Overnight in Yerevan.

Day 4

    Yerevan-Khor Virap- Areni-Noravank-Goris  Breakfast at the hotel. Check out. Drive to Khor Virap Monastery where the Biblical Mount Ararat reveals its breathtaking view when the weather is favourable. Visit the heart of the Vayots Dzor Wine Route - the Areni Cave, site of the oldest known winery in the world. Armenian wines have been gracing Armenian tables for at least 6000 years. Visit Areni village to see how is made armenian homemade wine and taste it. Lunch. Visit Noravank Monastery (13th century) the masterpiece of medieval Armenian architecture, which is in a gigantic basin of miraculous cliffs. Drive to Goris. In Goris for a dinner we will have Khashlama (meat stew) with vegetables with Armenian homemade vodka, which has unique taste due to local fruits. Overnight in Goris

Day 5

    Goris-Tatev- Carahunge-Selim Caravanserai-Hayravank-Noraduz-Sevan Breakfast at the hotel. Check out. Excursion leads to the majestic Monastery of Tatev (9th century historical monument), a former center for the sciences and arts. Discover the beauty of the nature from “the sky” by Ropeway. Spanning 5.7 kilometers across the spectacular Vorotan River Gorge, the Tatev’s Ropeway is the longest passenger aerial tramway in the world. Lunch. Visit to Carahunge (Armenian Stonehenge) is 3,500 years older than England’s Stonehenge. Drive through Selim Pass visiting the Caravanserai (XIV c.), which used to be an important trade point in the famous Silk Road. Visit Hayravank , which is a 9th century Armenian monastery. Not far from Hayravank Monastery on the shore of Lake Sevan is the settlement of Noraduz famous for its big khachkars (cross stones) cemetery. There are about 900 khachkars of various styles and epochs there. The last stop in Sevan, where we will taste the famous Sevan white fish (siga fish). Overnight in Sevan.

Day 6

    Sevan-Dilijan-Haghartsin-Gyumri Breakfast at the hotel. Check out. Excursion to “The Emerald of Armenia"- Lake Sevan , which is one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world, lying at 1950m above the sea level. Lake Sevan is home to Sevanavank monastery, located on the peninsula. Drive to Dilijan, which is famous for its lovely surroundings, called the "Armenian Switzerland" by the locals, due to the densely forested valleys and mountains with alpine meadows surrounding them. Lunch. Then visit to Haghartsin Monastery, one of the brightest and unique masterpieces of Armenian Architecture. Drive to Gyumri. In Gyumri for dinner we will see how is made qyalla, which is the baked head of a cow. It’s the most exotic armenian dish. Dinner. Overnight in Gyumri.

Day 7

    Gyumri city tour-Amberd-Armenia Wine factory- Yerevan  Breakfast at the hotel. Check out. City tour in Gyumri, which hides mysteries and fascinating undiscovered values. There are many unexcavated archeological sites where evidence of early human history can be found. The city experienced many changes throughout its existence, but the devastating earthquake of 1988 changed the face of the city, dramatically. Now art, education and science are the highest values for the people of Gyumri. Here we will take part in Armenia national show. For lunch we will have tjvjik, which is a fried beef liver with a good amount of onions, spiced and seasoned with salt and pepper. Visit Amberd, a 10th-century fortress located 2,300 meters above sea level, on the slopes of Mount Aragats. Drive to Armenia Wine factory, where we explore how to balance ancient traditions with the newest technology and, of course, we will learn how to taste and how to speak about wine by describing it! Gala dinner. Drive to Yerevan. Overnight in Yerevan.

Day 8

    Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer from the hotel to the airport and check in for departure.