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Taste of Armenia

The tour “Taste of Armenia” will let you taste the Armenian cuisine and at the same time to get acquainted with the sights of Armenia.

Day 1. Arrival in Yerevan. Transfer to the hotel. City tour in Yerevan: visit to National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet, Cascade, Swan Lake, Northern Avenue, Institute of ancient manuscripts – Matenadaran. Dinner in a Armenian traditional tavern (armenian dolma, baklava). Overnight in Yerevan.
Day 2. Breakfast. Visit to Garni pagan temple founded in the first century. 24 columns have symbolized 24 hours of a day. Temple is dedicated to the god of sun Mithra. Visit to Symphony of Stones in Garni Gorge. Lunch in Garni. Baking and degustation of Armenian Lavash and Gata. Degustation of khorovats from meat and vegetable. Departure to the monastery of Geghard. The monastery of Geghard (4th century) is included in UNESCO World Heritage list. Return to Yerevan. Free time. Overnight in Yerevan.
Day 3. Breakfast. Departure to the fortress Amberd. The principal architectural features of medieval fortress-building have found their reflection in this fortress. Having been built on a naturally well-defended cape, Amberd has for long time served as an important military fort. Next to this secular edifice there is a church built in 1026 by the duke Vahram Pahlavuni. Visit to the statue of armenian alphabet, which is situated at the east side bottom of Mt. Aragats. It was erected in 2005 to the 1600 anniversary of creation of the Armenian alphabet by the design of the famous Armenian architect Jim Torosyan. The monument is an interesting demonstration of the stone carvings of 39 Armenian letters. The Armenian alphabet has been used to write the Armenian language since the year 405 or 406 and is still used to present Armenian language in written form. On the way to the southern peak the best stop is at Kari Lich (Stone Lake), which is at the height of 3200m. On the top one opens the most attractive scene to Ararat Valley. Degustation of Khash on the top of Aragats. The traditional armenian khash’s main ingredient is cow’s feet, although other parts may also be used. One may add garlic. The dish is eaten at breakfast. Return to Yerevan. Overnight in Yerevan.
Day 4. Breakfast. Visit the museum of the «ARARAT» brandy company; get acquainted with the technology of brandy production, gedustation of armenian brandies. Dinner at the restaurant with degustation of an Armenian soup «Tahnaboour» (Armenian yogurt soup) and Kofta. Overnight in Yerevan.
Day 5. Breakfast. Visit to the monastery Sevanavank, which was built in 874. Degustation of trout, coregonus, crustaceans at the restaurant in Sevan. Departure to Dilijan, visit to the monastery complex of Haghartsin, built in the 10-13th centuries. Return to Yerevan. Overnight in Yerevan.
Day 6. Breakfast. Departure to Khor Virap monastery. From the territory of the monastery is opened a beautiful view to Biblical Mount Ararat. Wine degustation in wine factory Areni. Visit to Noravank – a 13th century monastery. In the beginning of the 13th century the monastery became a religious center of Syunik. Here is situated the unique and the only sculptured representation of God the Father in Armenia. The stones here change their colors in the different times. Return to Yerevan. Dinner at the restaurant (Armenian Dolma). Overnight in Yerevan.
Day 7. Breakfast. Free day. You can go to the market or to Vernissage. Time to buy souvenirs. Overnight in Yerevan.
Day 8. Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Departure.

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