Itinerary of the Wine, Food & History Tour Package in Armenia:
DAY 1 - Arrival - Evening walking around Yerevan
- We will pick you up from your flight to Yerevan and will transfer you to the hotel.
- Later on, we will get Armenian yummy traditional plates for supper in the Tavern restaurant. After that, we take a walk around one of the earliest capitals in the world (782 BC).
DAY 2 - Khor Virap - Noravank - Bird Cave - Zorats Church - Areni - Yeghegnadzor
- Khor Virap is among some of the most favored destinations in Armenia, for the reason that it is exactly where St. Gregory the Illuminator was locked up for thirteen years prior to healing King Trdat III of an illness. This resulted in the transformation of the king and also Armenia into the 1st officially Christian country on the planet in the year 301.
- Noravank is a 13th-century Armenian monastery, found in a tight canyon created by the Amaghu River, close to the town of Yeghegnadzor. The canyon is recognized for its high, sheer, brick-red cliffs, straight around the monastery.
- The excavation is situated above the Arpa River, within a Karst Cavern created because of tens of thousands of years of mineral water leaking right into limestone gaps.
- Zorats Church (essentially, Soldier Church) rests on a mountain overlooking the river. Current excavations have discovered a lot of structures from the earlier medieval periods when a monastery was built.
- Creators Armen and Ashkhen will explain to us about their wine plant and will permit us to taste various sorts of Armenian wine.
Day 3: Vardenyats Pass - Hayravank - Sevanavank - Haghartsin - Dilijan
- Vardenyats pass (Selim) is an ancient caravanserai. The structure functioned as a location wherein caravans that migrated from Europe to the East stopped for an overnight break.
- Hayravank is a 9th to 12th-century Armenian monastery situated along the southwest coasts of Lake Sevan. Circling the monasteries are various khachkars and tombstones which are part of a little cemetery. Basing on to an engraving in one of the churches, the monastery of Sevanavank was established in 874 by Princess Mariam.
- Haghartsin is a 13th-century monastery positioned around the town of Dilijan. It is nestled in a rain forest on a mountainside.
DAY 4 - Ijevan - Goshavank - Yerevan
- Ijevan Wine-Brandy Plant is a top company of Armenia for the making wine, fruit wine and also cognac. The plant was established in 1951 in Ijevan at the time of the Soviet period.
- Goshavank is a 12th or 13th-century Armenian monastery to be found in the small town of Gosh. The outstanding monastery that has continued to be in fairly nice shape also houses one of the world's greatest examples of a khachkar.
DAY 5 - Erebuni - Etchmiadzin - Zvartnots - Yerevan
- Erebuni museum sets at the base of the Arin Berd mountain, at the top of which the Urartian Fortress Erebouni has stood since 782 BCE. The City-Fortress was excavated, some elements of the building were strengthened as well as repaired, and the citadel was transformed into an outdoor Museum.
- Basing on to most historians Etchmiadzin was the 1st cathedral constructed in ancient Armenia and is frequently taken into consideration the earliest cathedral in the world.
- Zvartnots Cathedral (literally 'celestial angels cathedral') is a 7th-century centrally planned aisled tetraconch type Armenian cathedral developed by the order of Catholicos Nerses the Builder.
DAY 6 - Divine Underground - Geghard - Garni - Yerevan
- Mr. Levon got a vision in a dream and devoted the rest of his life pursuing it. For 23 years, 16-18 hours a day, Levon utilized basic tools to tunnel beneath his home and develop an extraordinary underground labyrinth along with chapels, niches, and wall carvings.
- Geghard is a medieval monastery, being partly sculpted out of the nearby mountain, bordered by cliffs. It is mentioned as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with enhanced protection status.
- An Ionic pagan sanctuary found in the village of Garni. It is the best-known design and sign of pre-Christian Armenia. The building was created by king Tiridates I in the 1st century AD as a sanctuary to the sun god Mihr.
DAY 7 - Voskevaz - Amberd - Saghmosavank - Yerevan
- We will taste wine in Voskevaz vineyard that is situated at the foothill of Armenia's greatest peak Aragats.
Amberd is a 10th-century citadel established 2,300 meters above sea level, on the slopes of Mount Aragats at the junction of the Arkashen and Amberd rivers.
- The Saghmosavank is a 13th-century Armenian monastical facility nestled in the village of Saghmosavan. It is located on top of the precipitous canyon shaped by the Kasagh river.
DAY 8 - Yerevan and Airport Transfer
- On this day we transfer you to the airport for your flight back home and it's the end of Wine, Food & History Tour Package in Armenia.