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Full Flavored Armenia

PRIVATE TOUR - 11 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$ 3051

Private Tour Highlights

  • Stop at a local wine and brandy factory which is famous for its white wine products for a tasting paired with delicious fresh cuisines.
  • Enjoy the unique flavors of Armenian beer with a visit to Alexandrapol brewery to see how it is produced.
  • Participate in an amazing master class to learn how to bake Armenian sweet "Gata" bread.
  • Appreciate the spectacular view of the sacred Ararat Mountain - an immortal symbol of Armenia.
  • Visit Areni village, considered to be the center of the wine production industry in Armenia and taste its excellent wines.
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Tour Overview

Taste your way through Armenia with Yampu Tours suggested Armenian foodie tour package, Full Flavored Armenia. 

Travelers will begin their culinary adventure with an introduction to the country’s capital with a Yerevan city tour.  Walk through the history of Armenia with stops at numerous museums and the Genocide Memorial before dining at a favorite restaurant of the locals while listening to energetic folk music.

After exploring the ruins of the medieval cathedral, Zvartnots, travelers will enjoy a cooking master class from a local family in Parakar Village. After learning how to create dishes such as Sudzukh, an Armenian dessert, and homemade pasta called Arishta, explorers will follow their tastebuds to the wine capital of the region, Areni to taste its excellent wines.

After visiting Areni the tour continues to the city of Dilijan with stops along the important trade route, the Silk Road, while also taking in views of one of the largest lakes in the world.  Travelers will tour Dilijan, making stops at Haghpat Monastery and at a local wine and brandy factory, famous for its white wine products. Top off your delicious Armenian culinary tour with an amazing cooking master class to learn how to make Armenian sweet “Gata” bread with a local family and visit Alexandrapol brewery to see the production of Armenian beer

Inclusions
Price includes domestic and regional flights within the itinerary; all hotel accommodations including daily continental or buffet breakfast and daily city tax; all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; guided tours in English including entrance fees.
Exclusions

International airfare (unless specifically included), airport departure taxes that must be paid on-site, gratuities, meals not mentioned, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages with meals, early / late check-out, room service, visa fees/services and other personal items or services not mentioned.

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Single N/A £$5517 N/A N/A

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

International Flight to Yerevan

Overnight International Flight to the capital of Armenia, Yerevan.

Overnight International Flight to the capital of Armenia, Yerevan.

Day
2

Welcome to Armenia!

Upon arrival, be met at the airport to transfer to your hotel.

Yerevan is believed to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world with early settlements as early as the 4th Millennium BC.

Upon arrival, be met at the airport to transfer to your hotel.

Yerevan is believed to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world with early settlements as early as the 4th Millennium BC.

Day
3

Yerevan City Tour

After breakfast, we will start the tour in the capital of Armenia: Yerevan. For ages this city has been known as a "pink city" because of the color of the stone it has been built with. We will visit Republic square, Mashtoc Avenue, the House of Opera and Ballet after Aram Khachatryan, and the park "Cascad". Then we will visit the Manuscript Museum of Armenia, which is called Matenadaran; here is where all ancient Armenian Manuscripts are kept. Lunch at a restaurant. After this, we will visit History museum. An impressing fact of the museum is probably that it has a national collection of 400,000 objects. Then we should visit the Genocide Memorial known as Tsitsernakaberd. Dinner at the traditional restaurant with folk music. Overnight at your hotel. ...read less

Day
4

Ejmiatsin & Zvartnots Monuments Tour

We will start the day with an excursion to centuries-old monuments, Ejmiatsin and Zvartnots. These sites are listed on UNESCO World Heritage list. The Cathedral of Ejmiatsin, founded in 303, is the official residence of the Catholicos of Armenia. We'll continue the trip to Zvartnots Temple, which was built on 7th century by Nerses Builder Catholicos. Drive to Parakar village and we will have lunch at a local house and enjoy the cooking master class of Armenian dessert "Sudzukh" and homemade pasta "Arishta". The show will be run by a famous Armenian TV star. The active participants will get gifts by the host and will be treated with homemade liquor. Then, you will return to Yerevan to visit "Megeryan" carpet factory. Dinner at the factory restaurant. ...read less

Day
5

Khor Virap Monastery Wine Tour Tour

After breakfast, depart to Khor Virap Monastery (4-18th cc.). This monastery is very prominent because of its history; Gregory the Illuminator, who introduced Christianity to Armenia, had been imprisoned there for 13 years as at that time there was a prison in the place of the monastery. Here we can enjoy the spectacular view of the sacred Ararat Mountain - an immortal symbol of Armenia. We will continue our tour to Noravank - a monastery of XII century situated among amazing sheer rocks on the bench of a twisty gorge. This is the only monastery where we may find a unique sculpture of Father God. On our way back we will visit village Areni which is considered to be an important center of the wine production industry. You are welcome to taste its excellent wine. Drive to Goris for the evening. Dinner at the hotel. ...read less

Day
6

Transfer to Jermuk with Visit to Monastic Complex

We will start our trip visiting the monastic complex of Tatev. The complex was found within the ages of 9-13th C. Formerly it was a very famous educational center in Armenia and many famous contemporary scientists and philosophers were educated there. It used to accept students from abroad as well. Visit the cave village of Khndzoresk. We will explore the ancient observatory of Karahunj quite similar to Stonehenge in England. The columns sit like soldiers on a hill. The 204 stones near Sisian have been ascribed with mystical, fertility and cosmic powers, but rarely have ancient monuments caused such a sensation in astronomical circles. Drive to Jermuk for dinner at the local restaurant and overnight there at your hotel. ...read less

Day
7

Transfer to Dilijan with Visit to Noraduz

Today, we are going to pass the pathways that have been used by the travelers of the Great Silk Road. We will drive through the Selim Caravanserai, which served as an important center of exchange, trade and for overnight during the times of Great Silk Road. Here we can see the immortal tracks of world history. Make a visit to Noraduz before driving to Lake Sevan, one of the largest lakes in the world. Here we can enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the beautiful lake with its astonishingly blue waters. Then we will visit Hayrivank monastery and Sevanavank complex, situated on Sevan Peninsula, built in the middle Ages around the 10th century. There are two monasteries, one of them has been destroyed but the other still stands today. Then, we will drive to Dilijan and walk along the Sharambeyan Street, which is one of the oldest streets of the city. Here we can buy souvenirs and see the life of the small city while breathing the clean mountain air. Dinner and overnight in Dilijan. ...read less

Day
8

White Wine & Sea Food Tour

Today, you will depart to Alaverdi. On the way, we will have a stop at the wine and brandy factory which is famous for its white wine products. Lunch at a local restaurant. Then, you will visit a unique masterpiece of Armenian architecture of X-XIV centuries: The monastery of Haghpat which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Haghpat Monastery was one of the largest religious, cultural and educational centers of medieval Armenia. Depart to Gyumiri. Dinner at a local restaurant which is known for its appetizing and tasty fish dishes. ...read less

Day
9

Transfer to Yerevan with Armenian Gata Experience

After breakfast, you will walk down to the beautiful streets of Gyumri. A city which has changed its name sereval times. Initially, it was called Kumavri then later called Alexandrapol, then Leninakan and finally Gyumri. This city is the second largest city of Armenia. It is located on about 120 km away from Yerevan and located on the bank of Akhurian River. While exploring Gyumri, we will visit the art gallery of Aslamazyan Sisters, who are usually associated with Frida Calo. Then, visit Alexandrapol brewery to see the production of Armenian beer which has deep roots of traditions. Then, we will depart to Aragatsotn region. Lunch at the local house including an amazing master class of Armenian sweet "Gata". Next, visit the Armenian Alphabet monument. Following that, we head towards the medieval and mysterious Amberd Fortress (7th-13th centuries A.D.), which is amazingly built on the slope of Mount Aragats (4091 meters above sea level). After visiting Saghmosavank Monastery, we will head back to Yerevan for dinner at a traditional restaurant. Overnight in Yerevan. ...read less

Day
10

Garni & Geghard Tour

After breakfast, you will depart to Garni for a tour. This Pagan Temple was built in the 1st century AD and is the only temple that has been preserved from the Pagan times in Armenia. It was devoted to the god Mihr, the god of cleanness. In 1679 it was destroyed by an earthquake and was restored in. We will then continue our trip to Geghard Monastery. Its name came from the legendary lance that was used to pierce the body of Christ. It has been kept here for centuries. Though the exact foundation of the monastery is unknown, the present complex was built in the mid - 13th century. Afterwards we will visit a local house for lunch where you will have the chance to see and participate in the preparation of Armenian national bread: lavash. It is very thin and usually sold in very large forms. It is usually cooked in a ground oven called a "tonir". Recently it has been recognized as non-material heritage of UNESCO. Head back to Yerevan for the evening. ...read less

Day
11

International Flight Home

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight home.

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight home.

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Gyumri, Armenia

Dilijan, Armenia

Jermuk, Armenia

Goris, Armenia

Yerevan, Armenia

Places You'll See

  • Yerevan

    The capital of Armenia, Yereva, is believed to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, emerging as a city around 782 BC. Though this is when the city is thought to be founded, archaeological findings point out that early settlements existed as early as the 4th Millenium BC. Today, Armenia’s capital is home to 1-million people. Visitors are welcomed to stroll the lively streets adorned with Soviet-era architecture, chic shops, and tasty restaurants. Take in the city’s history with visits to the iconic Cascade stairway, the Opera House, and other points of interest.

  • Jermuk

    Translating to “Geyser” in English, Jermuk is known as Armenia’s top resort towns with its tranquil hot springs and rich mineral waters. Visitors can appreciate the area’s unique amenities along with the serene landscapes of lush mountains, legendary waterfalls, and alpine meadows teeming with an array of native fauna.

  • Goris

    Known as one of the most beautiful cities in Armenia, Goris is the second-largest city in the Syunik Province characterized by the regional architecture and its long tree-lined avenues. The city dates as far back as the Urartian period, earning its name from the Indo-European pre-language words “gor” (rock), “es” (to be) thanks to the surrounding rock pyramids, and caves. Visitors can also explore its iconic monasteries and castles including the must-see Tatev Monastery.

  • Dilijan

    Known as the “Little Armenian Switzerland”, Dilijan is one of the most picturesque and pleasant parts of Armenia. Dense forests, curative mineral springs, clear lakes, and wonderful highland sceneries of Dilijan National Park are a magnet for nature lovers. Moreover, the experience of natural beauty is accompanied by the discovery of historical monuments, such as the many monasteries the region has to offer.

  • Gyumri

    “If you want to know Armenia, you must come to Gyumri,” is a statement that the city’s inhabitants stand by. The capital of the Shirak Province, Gyumri is the second-largest city in Armenia. Being one of the most ancient settlements in Armenia dating back nearly 3000 years, Gyumri is a significant city to visit when in Armenia. Visitors can learn of the city’s tragic yet vibrant history while exploring the different monuments, museums and cultural centers throughout. While strolling the streets, take note of the numerous public art pieces and unique architecture including “head-houses”, half-underground type of residential houses.

     

     

Hotel Options

4 Star Properties

Yerevan : Grand Hotel Yerevan

Goris : Mina Hotel

Dilijan : Best Western Paradise

Gyumri : Victoria Plaza

Testimonials

Bill and Frances L.

Traveled March, 2013

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Traveled December, 2014

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Traveled June, 2014

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