Wine tour in Armenia

Are you a wine lover who is looking for new experiences?
We are convinced that discovering the flavors of Armenian wines will become an unforgettable experience. Get ready to reveal new flavors, aromas, colors and ancient stories. Wine in Armenia connects past with present and future. The tour represents a unique combination of typical dishes and wines, which are perfectly paired with them. Armenia is certainly one of the oldest cradles of wine making. The living witness of this multi-millennial history is the vineyard of the Areni region, that is 6000 years old. The development of wine culture has impacted all spheres in Armenia. The walls of the churches, the pages of ancient manuscripts represent symbols of the eternal Armenian vineyard. If you are passionate about wine, winemaking and interesting encounters and regional specialties, this itinerary is the one you need. Armenia awaits you and will unveil all its secrets around a good glass of wine.

Feel the difference !

ITINERARY

Day 1          Arrival in Yerevan
Stroll in Saryan wine street
Arrival in Yerevan. Meet and greet at Zvartnots International Airport, transfer to hotel, rest. Closer to the evening we will invite you to start your tour with a nice walk in the wine street of Yerevan (Saryan street). The best wine bars in this street will make you feel the unique smell of Armenian wine. We will reveal 2 famous wine bars of Saryan Street: Voskevaz and Tapastan. Our French oenologist, will share with you the secrets of winemaking, and teach you to distinguish the good wine. Combine your red, rosé and white wine with a specially selected delicious cheese platter. Now, when you have received the status of a true wine expert, you can choose your special Armenian wine and take it with you.
Wine discussions with the expert will continue to your hotel. We'll say goodbye, waiting for new discoveries in the days to come.

Day 2         Yerevan: History Museum, Megerian Carpet, "Noy" Wine and Brandy Factory, Gafesjian Museum, InVino
We will start our beautiful day in the alluring colorful city of Yerevan. Our first destination will be the Armenian History Museum. Through a guided tour you will have the opportunity to learn the history of wine making in Armenia while admiring the rich collection of ancient objects exhibited in the halls of the museum representing Armenia from prehistoric times to the beginning of the 20th century. Then we will head to the Megerian Carpet Factory where numerous carpets are displayed in the factory museum, that represent a long history of Armenian rug making art. We will enjoy traditional lunch consisting of delicious varieties of Armenian cuisine and good local wine in a traditional ambiance. After lunch, we will set out to explore the Noy Wine and Noy Brand Factory in Yerevan, where old bottles and barrels are kept in special storage areas. The Gafesjian Art Center will be our next discovery. This center aims to present contemporary Armenian and international art. It offers a wide variety of exhibitions including more than 5,000 unique works of modern art. In the evening you will be invited to InVino. An ideal place for lovers of good wines. In a warm atmosphere you will taste unique wines of the bar. We will finish our day with a return to our hotel in Yerevan.

Day 3         Yerevan - Khor Virap - Areni Cave - Areni Wine Factory - Yeghegnadzor: Old Bridge vineyard: meal and overnight
On this new day, the province of Vayots Dzor awaits us to reveal the secrets of its land. This region is the vinicultural center of Armenia. First, we will stop at Khor Virap Monastery, located on a hillside outcrop, which rises above the plain of Ararat. This is the best viewing platform to admire the magnificent Mount Ararat on a clear day. The next destination will be the Areni Cave, also known as the Cave of the Bird, which is located in the village Areni in the province of Vayots Dzor. Following the excavations, the oldest shoe in the world and the first vineyard were discovered there. Then we will drive to the country's wine center, Areni. There, we will have a traditional Armenian lunch and enjoy local wine in a family vineyard. We will spend the night in a traditional guest house called "Old Bridge".

Day 4         Yeghegnadzor – Selim – Noratus – Sevan – Dilijan
Today, we will continue our journey to the caravanserai of Selim located in the picturesque valley of Selim which served as shelter for travelers and their animals. The road will continue to the old Noratus cemetery where all the territory is covered with numerous "khachkars". Afterwards, we will head to the Sevan Peninsula to reveal another ancient and valuable structure, the Sevanavank Monastery. Thanks to its good location, we will have a fantastic view of the "Blue Pearl" and the surrounding areas. In the evening, we will leave for Dilijan to settle in a hotel.

Day 5         Dilijan: BuduArt - Ijevan: wine and cognac factory - Yerevan: Wine Time 
Early in the morning we will go to BuduArt, which will allow us to unveil our creative potential by creating jewels or scarves following the ancestral techniques around a good glass of wine. Then we will go to Ijevan, where Ijevan's wine and cognac factory will be our main destination. During a guided tour we will learn the history of the factory and the whole process of wine and cognac production. We will visit the wine cellars, and brandy aging workshops. A degustation of wines and cognacs will be organized at the end of the visit. After our guided tour we will return to Yerevan where we will spend a nice evening at Wine Time - a wine bar which is a, excellent place for a good end of the day.

Day 6         Yerevan: Terracota: pottery master class - Ararat Brandy - Ashtarak: Voskevaz wine factory - Armas: wine factory - Ashtarakats traditional house-restaurant
At the beginning of this day, we will take the direction of "Terracotta Ceramics Studio". Through a master class of pottery we will prepare small pieces of art and other souvenirs. Later, we will head to the Ararat Brandy factory where we will make an interesting tour through the history of the winemaking process in Armenia. It is an essential stop for all travelers who appreciate the unique and exclusive taste of world-famous Armenian brandy. Our next destination will be the Voskevaz wine factory where we will discover the secrets of Armenian wine production. At the Armas wine factory we will taste Armenian wines on the balcony from where we will have an incomparable view of Mount Ararat. The traditional Ashtarakats restaurant will amaze us with its wide variety of exquisite Armenian dishes. Late at night we will return to Yerevan.

Day 7         Yerevan - Musaler: Maran wine factory - Zvartnots - Ejmiatsin: Machanenc tun: Machanenc wine preparation and museum of social life - Aknashen - Yerevan
Not far from the capital we will visit the Maran wine factory. In the underground tasting rooms we will taste good-quality wines. We will continue our tour and will explore the ruins of the Zvartnots Cathedral and the Church of St. Hripsime with its unique architectural style and the spectacular view of Mount Ararat in the background. Later, we will head to the holy city of Etchmiadzin, considered the spiritual center of all Armenians. We will visit the Etchmiadzin Cathedral, the oldest Christian church in the world which still functions, with many religious murals. Machanents House will be our next stop. There we will be the witness of preparation and maturation of the wine. At the museum of social life we will learn the daily life of Armenians during history. After, we will continue to the village of Aknashen, where a you will enjoy the delicious specialties with the locals. We will also have the opportunity to participate in the process of preparing traditional Armenian bread, the "Lavash", as there is no wine without bread, isn’t it? In the evening we will return to Yerevan.

Day 8         Return Flight
Transfer to the airport. End of our services. Have a safe flight!


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Prices/Services

Price per person 2-3 pax 4-5 pax 6-12 pax
Double Room With breakfast 1170 EUR 775 EUR 520 EUR
With half-board 1270 EUR 860 EUR 610 EUR
Single Room Surcharge 80 EUR
  • Included Services
  • Transport
  • Comfortable transportation according to the program
  • Supervision
  • Local English-Speaking guide
  • Accomodation, Meals and Drinks
  • 7 nights (3 * hotels)
  • Free WIFI
  • Drinking Water
  • Visits
  • All entrance fees according to the program
  • Travel Preparation
  • Documentation, organization and follow-up of the trip
  • Map

  • Excluded Services
  • International Flight
  • Medical Insurance

  • Notes
  • The program can be changed according to your wishes, which may cause changes in price.
  • The tour route may be modified due to reasons of security, climate conditions, unexpected environmental damages, problems with road access, strikes, or local festivities. In such cases, we will find the best possible solution.

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