Food and Wine itinerary
Day 1: You will be met at Zvartnots International Airport and led to Yerevan. Introductory tour in Yerevan – Republic Square with its singing fountains, a pleasant walk in Cascade, visit to art boutiques in the center of Yerevan. Overnight at Best Western “Aghveran Hotel” /www.aghveranhotel.am/, a high class hotel, nestled in the heart of the forests .
Day 2: Breakfast at the hotel. We will begin the day with a visit to Yerevan Brandy Factory, sampling the famous Armenian cognac and learning brandy making process with factory specialists. A visit to one of our fruit markets with astonishing variety of fruits and vegetables. Return to the hotel. Overnight.
Day 3: Breakfast at the hotel. You will visit Holly Echmiadzin – the centre of Armenian Apostolic Church, where Holly Cathedral and the residence of Catholicos of All Armenians are located. After Echmiadzin you will visit famous wine factory “NOY”. Visit to Matenadaran. Overnight at Aghveran hotel.
Day 4: The day will begin with a traditional Armenia breakfast you will never forget. A tour to Geghard, another incredible ancient Armenian monastery, entirely carved out of a mountain, will be followed by a visit to the magnificent temple of the Sun in Garni, the only pagan temple in Armenia, where you can admire the unique mosaic baths and ruins of the royal palace. Your first cooking class will begin with baking lavash in tonir, a traditional wood burning oven. Then you will savor your own masterpiece in a lodge surrounded with lush forests. Overnight at Aghveran Hotel.
Day 5: Breakfast at the hotel. An unforgettable trip to the famous Wine Factory “ ARENI” with sampling famous Armenian wines and learning wine making secrets with factory specialists. You will continue your way to Noravank. The gorge is known for its tall, sheer, brick-red cliffs, directly across from the monastery. The monastery is best known for its two-storey S. Astvatsatsin church, which grants access to the second floor by way of narrow stones jutting out from the face of building. Noravank will be followed by a visit to the Famous Cheese factory. Here you will be introduced to cheese making history and sample various kinds of specific Armenian cheese. Overnight at Aghveran Hotel.
Day 6: Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast we are leaving for the lake Sevan – the Blue Pearl of Armenia. This huge mountain lake about 2,000 meters above sea level. On a clear and sunny day, the waters, of a deep turquoise color, are like a piece of the sky that have descended to the earth among the mountains. Afterwards an impressive trip to picturesque Dilijan, nestled in the heart of the forests of northern Armenia. You will be captured by the breathtaking architectural monuments: Haghartsin and Goshavank monasteries, as well as khachkars / cross-stones/. Overnight at Aghveran.
Day 7: Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Yerevan, free time in Yerevan, Master class with the chief cook in the famous restaurant Ararat Hall. Return to Aghveran. Overnight.
Day 8: Early breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Zvatrnots International Airport.
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