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Armenia Wine & Food Adventure

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  • 7 days / 6 nights
  • Small Group: max 13 p.
  • Physical rating - Easy

Visa information

USA, The UK, Australia, UAE, and EU member countries citizens are exempt from visas to Armenia and Georgia. For the visa information for other countries citizens please check Visa section.

Why you'll love this trip
  • You will embark on a journey alongside 13 individuals who share similar interests and hail from Western Europe, the Americas, and Australia. The group's average age is between 45 and 65.
  • Experience convenient booking with a small and fully refundable deposit, the option for easy card payments, transparent pricing with no hidden fees, and 24/7 customer support throughout the entire tour.
  • Immerse yourself in the charm of small family-run wineries and cheese farms, enjoy cooking classes led by top local chefs, engage in delightful conversations with welcoming locals, relish the enchanting sounds of the Armenian traditional instrument duduk, and create unforgettable memories.
Is this trip right for you?
  • 7 - 8 hours of sightseeing per day, with average drive length of 200 km
  • Visit local boutique wineries, wines. fruit vodka and cheese tastings
  • Visit Areni-1 cave where 6100-year-old wine production traces are excavated
  • Traditional cooking master class from the most honoured chef of Armenia
  • Small group of 13 persons from Europe, Americas, Australia, average group age is 55 -60
Day by day itinerary

Day 1Arrival and Yerevan city tour

Welcome to Yerevan, folks! Welcome to the oldest city in the entire world, which will amaze us with its mind-blowing beauty, architecture and kindest people. In order to start our discovering tour correctly, Mother Armenia will be the first monument to pay a particular visit. The largest statues in the capital not only will surprise with its relevance and symbolism with Armenia, but also with a stunning bird’s eye view over the pink city crowned with Mount Ararat. Later after admiring the city and Cascade Complex with its modern and stylish cafes and restaurants, the museum of Folk Arts is waiting for us. The museum showcases the works of famous artists. The foundation has 4 permanent exhibition halls with over 2000 exhibits, including woodwork, metalwork, stone art, ceramics, 350 carpets and rugs etc.  Later we will have an amazing chance which is not given to everyone actually, to make Armenian traditional dish, Ghapama, and taste some of our traditional dishes and have a relaxing evening away from city noise.

Included Activities:

  • Yerevan Walking tour
  • The museum of Folk Art visit
  • Ghapama cooking class

 Hotel in Yerevan
 Lunch
8 hours

Day 2Visit Holy Ejmiatsin City

A visit to Armenia would be incomplete without experiencing the Holy Church of Ejmiatsin, the spiritual centre of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the oldest Christian church in the world. Here, we’ll have the opportunity to witness significant relics, including a piece from Noah’s ark and the spear that pierced the body of Christ. Continuing our journey, we’ll proceed to a family run winery, immersing ourselves in the country’s wine production and tasting. Afterward, we’ll explore the ruins of the 7th-century Zvartnots Cathedral, known for its remarkable architectural prowess as the largest and oldest aisled tetraconch church in Armenia, showcasing the advancements of that era. Zvartnots Cathedral is in ruins now but standing columns with rich carvings still show its beauty. 

Visiting Armenia and not seeing the Holy Church of Ejmiatsin is like visiting Rome and not visiting Vatican. Ejmiatsin is the holy centre of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the first Christian church in the whole world. Most interestingly, here we will also see some of the most important relics of the Christian world, such as a piece from Noah’s ark, or the spear by which the body of Christ was pierced. .  Later on we will visit Machanents House, where we will have armenian  traditional cookie master classs and enjoy our lunch afterwards. On our way to Yerevan, the ruins of the 7th century cathedral Zvartnots waits for us. The cathedral is famous for its architectural professionalism that was advanced during those times. Due to its sizes, Zvartnots is considered  to be the largest and oldest aisled tetraconch church in Armenia. In Yerevan, we will visit Ararat brandy  with its amazing museum and factory.

Included Activities:

  • Ejmiatsin Cathedral and museum visit
  • Traditional Cookie Master class at Machanents House
  • Zvartnots Cathedral visit
  • Brandy tasting at Ararat brandy

 Hotel in Yerevan
 Breakfast, Lunch
9 hours

Day 3Exploration of Ancient Part

On the third day of our tour, we will venture outside of the capital to explore Armenia’s ancient culture and history. Our first destination will be the Khor Virap Monastery, where the journey of Christianity in Armenia began. From here, we’ll be treated to a breathtaking view of Biblical Mount Ararat, especially on clear days. We will then proceed to Yeghegnadzor, a town where grape fields dominate the landscape. Here, we’ll enjoy a delicious lunch and have the opportunity to taste local wines and fruit vodka. But the surprises don’t end there. Our next stop is the Areni-1 cave, where evidence of 6,100-year-old wine production, grape seeds, and clay pots have been discovered. Finally, we’ll visit the magnificent Noravank Monastery, a 13th-century marvel nestled amidst stunning red rocks. This is not only a chance to appreciate the ancient architecture but also to soak in the beauty of its surroundings.

Included Activities:   

  • Khor Virap visit
  • Wine and Vodka tasting in Yeghegnadzor
  • Areni 1 Cave visit
  • Noravank Monastery visit

 Hotel in Yeghegnadzor
  Breakfast, Lunch
8 hours

Day 4Visit Armenian Blue Eyed Beauty

When exploring Armenia, we can’t miss the breathtaking views offered by its high mountain terrain. One such place is the Selim Caravanserai, situated at an altitude of 2,410 metres above sea level and offering panoramic views of the Armenian Highlands. The Selim Caravanserai once served as a stop for Silk Road traders and remains unchanged since the 13th century. In Noratus, we’ll have the opportunity to visit local cheese makers known for their unique cheeses aged in wine and brandy. Continuing our journey, we’ll discover the Hayravank monastery, dating back to the 9th century and located near the majestic Lake Sevan. For dinner, we’ll be treated to a traditional cooking masterclass in Tsaghkunq village.

Included Activities:   

  • Selim Caravanserai pass
  • Cheese tasting in a family farm
  • Drive along Lake Sevan
  • Hayravank Monastery visit
  • Traditional cooking master class

 Hotel in Tsaghkunq
  Breakfast, Dinner
9 hours

Day 5Faith Before Christianity

We have mentioned so much about the Armenian churches and the 1700 years old religion, so it is the time to participate in a church service at the Geghard Monastery, a spectacular monastery half of which is carved out of the adjacent mountain. By the way, the 13th century monastery is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. The entire journey has been based on the criteria of Christianity, but this does not mean that Armenians were always Christian. The only standing pagan temple Garni dedicated to the God of the Sun is the proof of it. We will drive to Yerevan where we will enjoy the melody of Armenian duduk – an instrument made from apricot trees – in the manmade 21 m deep cave. 

Included Activities:   

  • Garni Temple visit
  • Geghard Monastery visit
  • Levon’s Cave visit

 Hotel in Yerevan
  Breakfast, Lunch
8 hours

Day 6Wine and Castle Day

One may ask how all cultures, monasteries, relics, histories and people have been saved throughout the historical turmoil of Armenia. In order to answer this question, we will get to the Amberd Fortress. This is a true symbol of the rebellious and defensive nature of the Armenian nation. Of course, a break at a family Gastro yard in Ashtarak town will fulfil our day with mouth-watering lunch and a small harvest of seasonal fruits which will serve as a dessert with herbal tea. Yet another marvellous wine factory, Voskevaz, a true fairy tale built in castle style awaits us. Here we will have wine tasting and an excursion in wine tunnels and production areas. In the evening we will be back to Yerevan to enjoy the last tour evening in the city.

Included Activities:   

  • Amberd Fortress visit
  • Gastro yard visit in Ashtarak
  • Wine tasting in Voskevaz Winery

 Hotel in Yerevan
  Breakfast,  Lunch, Dinner
9 hours

Day 7 Departure Day

On the last day, if time permits we can continue admiring the capital. Then later we will be transfered to airport. Thank you very much for choosing Armenia your cultural destinations. Armenia and its nation were happy to have you here. Looking forward to another meeting.

  Breakfast

Price Includes
  • Transportation
  • Private airport transfers
  • Air conditioned private transportation
  • Local Experience
  • All brandy & wine tastings
  • Cheese tasting in family farm
  • All cooking classes
  • Museums
  • Entrance fees to museums
  • Museum guide fees
  • Hotels
  • Overnight stays in double / twin rooms for 6 nights
  • Meals
  • 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinner
  • Staff & experts
  • English speaking local guides
  • 24 / 7 customer support service
Price Excludes
  • Airfare
  • Tips
  • Room service fees
  • Any private expenses
  • Visa Fee
  • Single Supplement-€146 whole tour
  • 4* upgrade-€ 35 per night
  • Extra night price-€ 70
Hotels

Armenia Wine tour is calculated based on comfortable, centrally located 3-star hotels. Upgrade to 4* is available upon request.

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Dates & Prices 2024
Guaranteed DatesAvailabilityPrice per person
02 April - 08 April13 seats left€1,161
07 May - 13 May13 seats left€1,161
28 May - 03 June13 seats left€1,161
02 July - 08 July13 seats left€1,161
06 Aug - 12 Aug13 seats left€1,161
27 Aug - 02 Sep13 seats left€1,161
17 Sep - 23 Sep13 seats left€1,161
08 Oct - 14 Oct13 seats left€1,161
05 Nov - 11 Nov10 seats left€1,072
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Kenneth Li

Group Traveller

More than expected

We had a thoroughly enjoyable varied trip, every detail was well thought out and designed to give us a good insight of local culture, cuisine and beverages. We visited the wine factory Voskevaz which was impressive due to its architecture built in the old castle style. Ararat Brandy is a real pride for Armenia as the guide told Churchill was fond of Armenian Brandy produced in this factory. We had a couple of cooking classes, which we truly loved. The duduk play in an underground man made cave hall was touching, this is the sweetest and saddest musical instrument I have ever heard. Guys in Cascade travel did everything possible to make us comfortable, we were unsatisfied with the vehicle, the air conditioning was working bad and ended up broken on the third day when we had an overnight stay 150 km away from Yerevan. We connected to the office and unexpectedly they were responsive at 10 pm. Morning our car was changed to, so we continued the trip with an air conditioned car, otherwise it would be terrible as we travelled in August and in some regions we had almost 37 degrees C. Guys are real professionals in what they do and really work hard to get us satisfied.

November 16, 2022

Kirsty Cherry

Family Traveller

I would highly recommend booking your trip to Armenia and Georgia with Cascade Travel. The tour managers are really good with great customer care, Nune, the founder, personally was my contact person. My emails were responded quickly. I travelled with my wife who’s vegetarian, and all the restaurants had a note to have veggie food for her. When passing the border our driver drove us to the Georgian side, though there were some travelers passing the approximately 200 m bridge by foot. No kind of problem emerged during the tour and I just simply wondered if something more could be done for us.

September 13, 2022

Jan Campbell

Group Traveller

More than expected

We had a thoroughly enjoyable varied trip, every detail was well thought out and designed to give us a good insight of local culture, cuisine and beverages. We visited the wine factory Voskevaz which was impressive due to its architecture built in the old castle style. Ararat Brandy is a real pride for Armenia as the guide told Churchill was fond of Armenian Brandy produced in this factory. We had a couple of cooking classes, which we truly loved. The duduk play in an underground man made cave hall was touching, this is the sweetest and saddest musical instrument I have ever heard. Guys in Cascade travel did everything possible to make us comfortable, we were unsatisfied with the vehicle, the air conditioning was working bad and ended up broken on the third day when we had an overnight stay 150 km away from Yerevan. We connected to the office and unexpectedly they were responsive at 10 pm. Morning our car was changed to, so we continued the trip with an air conditioned car, otherwise it would be terrible as we travelled in August and in some regions we had almost 37 degrees C. Guys are real professionals in what they do and really work hard to get us satisfied.

August 30, 2022