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Art and Wine Tour

Art and Wine   6 Days/5 Nights

Never be late for dinner, smoke only Havana cigars and drink Armenian brandy - Winston Churchill.

Places of Visit: Erebouni Fortress & Citadel,Cascade Monument, Haghtanak (Victory )Park, Brandy Factory, Wine factory, Rub factory.

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Tour Program:

Day 1 Yerevan
Meeting at Zvartnots airport, transfer, accommodation at the hotel (rooms booked beforehand). Visit to Erebouni Fortress & Citadel. Continue tour to Cascade Monument. Continue tour to Haghtanak (Victory )Park where stands the monument of Mother Armenia . Overnight at the hotel in Yerevan.

Day 2 Yerevan
city tour which includes an excursion to Matenadaran the depository of ancient manuscripts. A visit to “Ararat” Brandy Factory which was built on 1887. The brandy produced in this factory in 1900 got “Grant-Pry” in Paris. In 1913 Armenian Brandy was provided to Russian Empire Kingdom. Here you can get acquainted with brandy distillery and will taste legendary brandy. In the evening there is possibility to arrange dinner at national restaurant with tasting of Armenian Cognac and various kinds of national dishes. Overnight at the hotel in Yerevan.

Day 3 Yerevan
Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion to Holy Etchmiatsin. The Mother See of Holy Etchmiatsin is the spiritual and administrative headquarters of the worldwide Armenian Church. Holy Etchmiatsin is a cathedral built in the years 302 to 303 AD, soon after Christianity was established as the official state religion of Armenia. It is said that St Gregory, known also as the Holy Illuminator as he enlightened King Tridat and led him to Christianity in 301, had a vision of Christ coming down from the clouds and striking the ground at Etchmiatsin with a golden hammer, thus designating the location of the new church. It is spiritual place for the people who first adopted Christianity and The residence of Patriarch (called "Catholikos")of the world's 7 million Armenian Orthodox . Hripsime Church (7 century), Zvartnots Ruins (7 century) Then Visit well known “Noy” wine factory for wine degustation. It is possible to arrange dinner at National Restaurant, and taste delicious national dishes with Armenian wine. Overnight at the hotel in Yerevan.

Day 4 Yerevan
Breakfast at the hotel. Trip to lake o Sevan – the emerald of Armenia, with a visit to the 9th c. Sevan Monastery. The tour will continue on to the beautiful mountainous and forested region of Dilijan and then to the magnificent complex of Haghartsin Monastery which dates back to the 11th century. A drive to Idjevan: A place which famous for its WhiteWine and Rug factory. An excursion to the wine factory which includes wine degustation and tour to the Rug factory where you can see a lot of different handmade Armenian rugs. Overnight at the hotel in Yerevan.

Day 5 Yerevan
Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion tour to Khor Virap, from where you can have the best view of Biblical mountain Ararat. Khor Virap is one of the most popular destinations in Armenia where Grigor Luisavorich (St. Gregory the Illuminator)-the first Catholics of all Armenians- was imprisoned for 13 years. This caused the conversion of Armenia into the first official Christian nation in the world in 301. Continue tour to Noravank monastery. Noravank is a 13th century Armenian Apostolic Church monastery, located 122 km from Yerevan in a narrow gorge made by the Darichay river. 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. Return to Yerevan with a stop at “Areni”Wine Factory for wine degustation. Overnight at the hotel in Yerevan.

Day 6 Yerevan

Standard Tour price
  1. Accommodation
  2. Transportation
  3. Full board
  4. Entrance fees
  5. English speaking guide

Does not include:
  1. Personal insurance;
  2. Photo and Camera fees;
  3. Visa and consular fees;
  4. Tips for guide and driver;
  5. International/local Flight Tickets;
  6. Items not mentioned above.
  7. Visa to Armenia

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