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Classic Armenian Wine Tour 

Overview

Discover Armenia’s blossoming wine regions and taste an assortment of home-grown wines and spirits that will excite even the most discernible palate. If you would love to learn more about Armenian culture, and of course, drinking wine, then you will be hard-pressed to find a better option.

  • Exploring the idyllic Dilijan Mountain Resort

  • Tour of the ARARAT brandy factory

  • Visit to the Garni Temple

  • Visit to two Armenian UNESCO World Heritage sites Zvartnots Temple and Echmiatsin Cathedral

  • Wine tasting at the ‘Old Bridge’ family boutique winery

Itinerary

Yerevan

The capital of Armenia and its largest city, Yerevan has been occupied since the 8th century BC and is one of the oldest continuously occupied cities in the world. Although the city is known for its Soviet architecture, it has a vibrant cultural identity which it expresses through classical artistry, musical fountains, unique museums and its founding landmark, Erebuni Fortress.

Day 1

Arrival in Yerevan

Welcome to Yerevan! Your driver will pick you up at your scheduled departure point (Yerevan Airport or railway station) before taking you to your hotel.

  • Arrival Transfer

  • Free Time

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 2

Tour of the Famous Ararat Brandy Factory

After a good night’s sleep breakfast will kick off your experience with a Yerevan city tour where you see some of the city’s most iconic landmarks including Republic Square, the Mother Armenia Monument, the President’s Palace and more. You will also have the chance to visit the Genocide Memorial and Museum or the Cascade Complex of modern art.

  • Breakfast

  • Expert Guide

  • City Tour

  • Republic Square

  • Mother Armenia Monument

  • Genocide Memorial and Museum

  • Cascade Complex of modern art

  • ARARAT Brandy Factory tour

  • Food & Drink Experience

Day 3

Stop at the VanArdi Family Boutique Winery

After a light breakfast at your hotel, your day will start with a short photo stop at the 13th century Saghmosavank Monastery located on the edge of a gorge next to the Kasakh River.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • Saghmosavank Monastery

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • VanArdi Family Boutique Winery

  • Souvenir Shopping

  • Food & Drink Experience

  • Free Time

Day 4

Trip to the Trinity Canyon Vineyards

You will start your day with a drive to the Ararat Valley to visit the Khor Virap Church, where you will see the best views of the biblical Mt Ararat.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • Khor Virap Monastery

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Religious Buildings & Monuments

  • Trinity Canyon Vineyards

  • Food & Drink Experience

  • Noravank Monastery

  • ‘Old Bridge’ family boutique winery

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 5

Exploring the Dilijan Mountain Resort

After breakfast, your driver will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the beautiful region of Dilijan, known as the ‘Armenian Switzerland’. You will explore the beautiful mountains and lakes of Armenia starting with the Sevan, known to be one of the best freshwater lakes in Eurasia. Whilst there you will pay a visit to the Sevanavank Monastery which stands on a peninsula overlooking the lake.

  • Breakfast

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Lake Sevan

  • Sevanavank Monastery

  • Religious Buildings & Monuments

  • Haghartsin Monastery

  • Scenic Surrounds

Day 6

Visit to the Garni Temple

After having breakfast in your hotel, you will set out on the road to Garni, home of the mysterious Garni Temple. The temple is known to be the only remaining pagan temple in Armenia dating back to the 1st century AD and devoted to the Sun God Myrth.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Garni Temple

  • Masterclass

  • Food & Drink Experience

  • Geghard Monastery

  • Religious Buildings & Monuments

  • Scenic Surrounds

Day 7

Trip to the Maran Winery

The final day of your Armenian wine tour will take you through no less than three wineries. After breakfast, you will start the day with a visit to two Armenian UNESCO World Heritage sites. The first, a journey to Zvartnots, a temple built in the 7th century displaying a unique example of Armenian architecture for the early Christian period and the Echmiatsin Cathedral.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Zvartnots Temple

  • Echmiatsin Cathedral

  • Maran, Karas and Voskeni Wine estates

  • Food & Drink Experience

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 8

Departure from Yerevan

Enjoy a last hotel breakfast before checking out of your hotel. Your driver will meet you outside the hotel once you have checked out and take you to your scheduled departure point (Yerevan airport or railway station).

  • Breakfast

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

  • Departure Transfer

Where you can stay

A hotel can be the make or break of any experience, and we understand that choosing the right hotel is important to our travellers. Check out our range of hotels ahead of time, and learn more about our standard 3-star options and the luxury 5-star upgrades that are available in the destinations you will be visiting.

Please note that the selection of hotels included here are examples of where you may stay on your tour, we will pick the best option for you based on your travel requirements.

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