“Wine Tour”

Echmiadzin- Zvartnots ,Khor Virap - Noravank - Areni ,Garni - Geghard (0)
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  • Gourmet Tours
  • Hotel
  • Museum tickets
  • Tour guides
  • Transfer
  • Welcome dinner


Description

The price is for a person in a double room from- 625$

6 days / 5 nights tour

01.03.2019-01.11.2019

The price includes:

  • Hotel accommodation in Yerevan
  • Breakfast
  • Transport services
  • Guide services
  • Welcoming dinner
  • Lunches during the tours with a glass of wine
  • Fees for entrance to museums and touristic sightseeing
  • Local taxes

The price does not include:

  • Single supplement 165$
  • Dinner( 25$ PP)
  • Additional services in the hotel (telephone, mini-bar, Internet, etc.)
  • Strong drinks

  • Welcome to Armenia

    Airport transfer. Arrival in Yerevan, at "Zvartnots" International airport. Pickup at the airport and transfer to hotel for check-in. On the way: sightseeing tour of Yerevan. Based on the arrival time, you will be free to explore the city. In the evening, a welcome dinner in one of the restaurants in Yerevan..

  • Echmiadzin - Zvartnots - Ararat Brandy Factory - Wine Spa Salon

    Breakfast at the hotel: starting from 8:00 am
    Tour starts at 10:00 am.
    Requires: Comfortable shoes a jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat in the summer. Overcoat/raincoat for autumn/winter/spring seasons
     
    After breakfast, drive to the First City of the Armenian Church - Echmiadzin. Etchmiadzin - The Holy See Mother Cathedral is considered to be one of the most ancient monuments of Christianity. It was built in the 4th century after the proclamation of Christianity as the state religion. Learn the mysterious legends behind the establishment of the Cathedral and see the Holy See of All Armenian Pontiac (Catholicos).The tour will enter  the Treasury-museum of the Holy See where you will be able to observe some of the most  holy relics in Christianity of all times.

    Echmiatzin also accommodates two UNESCO heritage sights: St. Hripsime and St. Gayane churches. These are monuments which maintained their most authentic and original appearance since the 7th century. However, the list of holy sights doesn’t end here.

    You will have a chance to take a look at St. Shogakat church and the ruins of Zvartnots Temple. This last one is a manifesto to the amazing architectural school of Armenia in the 7th century.  The “House of Angels,” as the name states, is abundant with silhouette carvings of angels and eagles. Return to Yerevan.

    Next we will be exploring the “Ararat” Brandy Factory, which  is another wonder. You will learn about the history of cognac production in Armenia, breath in some “Angels share,” and also enjoy the flavors of a variety of ARARAT cognacs from their primary source.

    After lunch, visit the SPA salon, where you can get acquainted with the spa procedures with the help of wine. If you wish, you can take the procedure. Upon completion of the return to the hotel. Free time.

    Refreshments: You will be provided with a bottle of water and some pastries during the tour.
    Lunch: There will be a lunch stop at a local restaurant at noon.

    Overnight in Yerevan.

  • Yerevan-Khor Virap-Noravank-Areni Winery -Yerevan

    Breakfast at the hotel: starting from 8:00am
    Tour starts at 09:00am.
    Requires: Comfortable shoes a jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat in the summer. Overcoat/raincoat for autumn/winter/spring seasons

    Breakfast at the hotel. Trip to Ararat valley. Drive to Taperakan , visit Tushpa winery. In a very warm and friendly atmosphere you can experience and learn about the time-honored Armenian wine-making methods, traditions and aging process in a very relaxed, casual way. You will taste 3 fantastic wines paired with Armenian lavash and cheese platter. Know how to taste wine: swirl, sniff and just enjoy it!

    Khor Virap - We will visit the monastery of Khor Virap (4-17cc.), one of the most ancient monasteries in Armenia, 200 meters away from the border of Turkey. It is the closest point to the mountain Ararat. When the weather is clear, the legendary Giant is visible like the palm of your hand.

    VayotsDzor region is famous for its unique nature and wineries. We will visit the Areni winery for wine tasting and have lunch, before heading to Noravank monastery(XII-XV centuries).

    Noravank and Areni village - Nestled in a narrow canyon and taking advantage of nature’s natural defense system, it was the religious center for the region of VayotsDzor for centuries. The unique architectural feats and miniature ornaments composed by the outstanding artist, Momik, still amaze the travelers. Make sure you take a seat next to a window so you can admire the ride through the narrow canyon of Amaghu river.

    Refreshments: You will be provided with a bottle of water and some pastries during the tour.
    Lunch: There will be a lunch at the Areni winery restaurant at noon.

    Overnight in Yerevan.

  • Saghmosavank - Monument of the Armenian alphabet - Armas Winery

    Breakfast at the hotel: starting from 8:00 am
    Tour starts at 10:00 am.
    Requires: Comfortable shoes a jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat in the summer. Overcoat/raincoat for autumn/winter/spring seasons

    We will drive to the Aragatsotn region visiting some of the prominent sights of the area. Our first stop is at Saghmosavank Monastery with an astonishing view of the Kasakh river canyon.

    The monument of the Armenian alphabet is on the way. This collection of the stone-carved letters was placed 1600 m above sea level in celebration of the 1600th anniversary of the Armenian alphabet.

    After drive to the «Armas» Winery. There is a tasting tour and have lunch at the factory. At the end of the tour return to Yerevan.

    Refreshments: You will be provided with a bottle of water and some pastries during the tour.
    Lunch: There will be a lunch stop at a local restaurant at noon.

    Return to Yerevan for overnight stay.

  • « Armenia Wine» factory - Garni - Gegard

    Breakfast at the hotel: starting from 8:00am
    Tour starts at 10:00am.
    Requires: Comfortable shoes a jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat in the summer. Overcoat/raincoat for autumn/winter/spring seasons

    Description:

    Trip to the factory “Armenia Wine”, where you will also be introduced to the production of wine with a tasting of 3 types of wines.

    Garni -The only surviving pagan temple in Armenia which was made in Hellenistic style. Having been used as a summer house for the Armenian Royal family, the sight has all the power to take your breath away with its picturesque location, architecture and history. On the way, we will stop by at the “Charents’ Arch,” where you can take in the magnificent view of Biblical Ararat and the open valleys.

    Geghard – Not far from Garni is Geghard, another marvel of Armenian architecture. Geghard is a UNESCO heritage sight named after the spear with which Longinus pierced the side of Jesus on the cross. The monastery complex dates back to the 13th century BC but the location was considered holy starting AD times. Geghard, being carved out of one solid rock, is also considered to be an outstanding architectural composition by international standards.

    Refreshments: You will be provided with a bottle of water and some pastries during the tour.
    Lunch: There will be a lunch stop at a local restaurant at noon.

    Overnight in Yerevan.

  • Airport Transfer

    Departure from the hotel after the breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Departure for home.


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