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Yerevan: Highlights and Culture Walking Tour with Tastings

1. Yerevan: Highlights and Culture Walking Tour with Tastings

I am cultural storyteller, passionate about music, art, history and architecture. I love to tell stories about the fascinating people and wonderful places that give Yerevan its unique fabric. As a storyteller through words, images and music, it is a great pleasure for me to meet new people and to share with them some of Yerevan's most exciting stories. ***On my tour you'll see the best highlights and hidden gems*** Hope we shall meet soon! We set off to explore and we begin our walk from beautiful Republic Square the (central town square in Yerevan which contains a pool with musical fountains) through the city center and up the strikingly modern Cascades for views of Biblical Mount Ararat. We visit Khachkars's park(known as an Armenian cross-stone khachkars are characteristic of Medieval Christian Armenian art). During our walk we are getting acquainted with Armenian History; Economy; Geography; Geopolitics; Traditions; Religion History; Hiking Routs and many more ) Itinerary - We start our walking tour from your hotel / apartment / or any other city center location you would like - Republic Square(the central town square of Yerevan) - Mirzoyan liberary(A gem in the city. Filled with books, journals related to design and photography, and a bar and gallery, the space is peaceful and amazing.) - Walk to statue of Garegin Nzhdeh(key political and military leader of the First Republic of Armenia (1918-1921)) - Vernissage open air market - Visit to "Republic Square" metro station(soviet modernist architecture and stories about Yerevan metro) - Andrei Sakharov square( Russian nuclear physicist also activist for peace and human rights) - Walk to Egor Khanzadyan's house(built 1895) - Walk in Abovyan street(oldest street of Yerevan) - Opera House - Statue of Hovhannes Tumanyan(Armenian famous writer) - Walk to Cascade Stairs(giant stairway made of limestone which afford unobstructed views of central Yerevan and Mount Ararat)

Yerevan Brandy Factory: Armenian Brandy Tasting Tour

2. Yerevan Brandy Factory: Armenian Brandy Tasting Tour

Ararat is a traditional Armenian brandy with a history that dates back to 1887. Made with a unique variety of white grapes from the Ararat Valley and aged in centuries-old Armenian oak casks, the cognac-style brandy has a smooth, rich taste with notes of dried fruits, hazelnut and spices. The product of a union of savoir-faire and the generosity of nature, Ararat has been part of the Pernod Ricard group since 1999. Visit Yerevan Brandy Company and learn how the unique flavours in an Armenian cognac are created. Breathe in deep as you smell the delicate ingredients that create one of Armenia's most aromatic elixirs. An expert will host a tasting workshop to help you discover the distinctive flavors and characteristics that make cognacs enjoyed worldwide. Pay close attention to sweet and warming notes as you will be taught to distinguish between different blends and vintages. During this tantalizing taste tour, you will also learn about cognac production; from selecting and harvesting grapes to distillation and bottling. Enjoy learning about perfect food pairings and the distillery's history before returning home as a bona fide cognac connoisseur.

From Yerevan: Highlights of Gyumri Private Guided Day Tour

3. From Yerevan: Highlights of Gyumri Private Guided Day Tour

The tour will start from your hotel in Yerevan and at the end of the tour we will organize the drop off in the same place. This tour will take you to the city of Gyumri – once the artistic capital, and possibly the most beautiful city of Armenia. You will get the chance to explore the city center with its two famous churches. To get acquainted with the daily urban life of Gyumri, you will visit Dzitoghtsyan House-Museum of Social Life and National Architecture , where a collection of the Alexandropol social life characteristics, from the 19th century up to the 1920s. exhibits. The next stop will be the Black Fortress; built during the Russian–Turkish war, the fortress still serves as a military base. The next spot included in this tour is the 7th century monastic complex of Harichavank, located near the village of Harich, which was especially renowned for its school and scriptorium.

Yerevan: Private Walking Food Tour with 6 Tastings

4. Yerevan: Private Walking Food Tour with 6 Tastings

This private walking food tour is a sampling of Armenian cuisine that covers the greatest hits of Armenian kitchen. Following an expert storytelling guide, you’ll stop at 6 of the best eateries in Yerevan and try 6 carefully selected dishes that tell the story of the Armenian people. Along the way, you’ll hear legends and lore from the Armenian kitchen, like why local people break bread by hand (and never with a knife), or how to properly wrap cheese and greens in bread, Armenia’s national snack. You’ll also get to know Yerevan and its history as you roam the streets and eat.

Explore the Beauty of Dilijan

5. Explore the Beauty of Dilijan

Start your trip early in the morning by visiting Dilijan, which is well-known as “The Little Switzerland” of Armenia. It is a worthwhile place to spend at least a single day. Unforgettable memories will be created while strolling in the Old Dilijan Complex. Here, you will have the opportunity to explore and participate in the wood and ceramic workshops, as well as buy some unique handmade souvenirs from the mineral and silver, ideal for your loved ones. Depart to the most romantic part of this trip - The Parz Lich (Clear Lake). It embodies the majestic site of this city. Here, you will enjoy your time in the nature embrace while listening to incredible facts from your expert guide. Take a boat trip on the calm water of this lake, while capturing memorable photographs of the heavenly surrounding nature. Then to end this magnificent day trip by relaxing your mind from the daily hustle and bustle on the lakeside, before the comfortable return back to the Capital city Yerevan.

Explore the Capital City Yerevan in a half-day tour

6. Explore the Capital City Yerevan in a half-day tour

Join this 4-5 hour excursion to experience the highlights of Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia. The tour will start from Matenadaran, the Institute of Ancient Manuscripts. Matenadaran in Old Armenian means “manuscript store” or “library”. It is considered to be the major center of the preservation of the Armenian literature. The second stop is Megeryan Carpet factory. Get a chance to immerse yourself in the world of Armenian carpets and rugs, as well as learn about the art of carpet-weaving. Different collections of traditional Armenian carpets are presented in the factory. This is an amazing place, where guests can also buy unique examples from different collections of this factory. Then, you will enjoy a memorable visit to Yerevan Brandy Company. The guide will tell you about the remarkable history of this factory, as well as Armenian cognac production. You will have a chance to discover how is produced cognac from the grape vine to the bottle. You will enjoy a tasting to compare excellent quality cognacs of various ages, as well as get an opportunity to purchase products directly from the producer.    After this interesting discovery, you will return to the initial meeting point.

Yerevan: Private City Tour with Carpet Museum Workshop

7. Yerevan: Private City Tour with Carpet Museum Workshop

After being collected from your centrally-located accommodation, you will begin your guided tour of Armenia’s beloved capital, the city of Yerevan. Legend says that the first word Noah pronounced as he exited the ark was “Yerevats”, translated as “it is seen”. This refers to the land he supposedly saw after the huge flood, which was later changed to “Yerevan”. You can find information on the history of city in the Yerevan History Museum, established in 1931. There are more than 87,000 cultural values in the museum which tell stories of the city which range from ancient times to the modern age. Afterwards, you will visit the handmade carpet factory “Megeryan”, where you will get acquainted with the culture of carpet weaving, which occupies a special place in the Armenian cultural system. Throughout this part of the excursion, you will take part in a master class of carpet weaving that will allow you to get acquainted with this traditional Armenian culture and all of its charm. Your tour will then take you to Tsitsernakaberd, the memorial of Armenian Genocide. Armenians from all over the world visit this memorial to honor their ancestors.

Armenian Craft Workshop

8. Armenian Craft Workshop

Armenia is a country known for its craftsmanship. You are therefore invited to learn the historic secrets of its handicraft traditions, as well as to create a souvenir with your very own hands. On this tour, attend a workshop in one of the best hidden places in Yerevan: the Khachkar’s open-air workshop studio, in the downtown. Leave for your tour in the morning and head to a studio, discover a huge collection of cross-stones exhibited all around the workshop. Here, observe the tradition of Armenian stone carving up close, and spark some inspiration for your own project. Learning under the master’s guidance and supervision, you'll soon be able to carve traditional Armenian patterns on a small piece of volcanic stone. Please note that this craft is very messy, with clouds of orange dust forming when you cut into the stone, so take the master's advice and wear a comfortable t-shirt for the class. Of course, no work of art can be created without a real effort, so expect your clothes to be covered in dust. Enjoy the friendly and warm hearted atmosphere as you let your creativity flow. At the end of the traditional masterclass, feel free to take your hand-made piece of Armenia with you. 

Yerevan Private Walking Tour for Couples

9. Yerevan Private Walking Tour for Couples

Embark on a romantic 2-hour walking tour for couples in Yerevan, Armenia, and explore some of its most charming landmarks. Begin at Republic Square, the heart of the city, and take in the stunning architecture and ambiance of the area. Then, head to the History Museum of Armenia and learn about the fascinating history and culture of the country. Next, visit the cozy and charming neighborhood of Dalan, known for its cobblestone streets and picturesque buildings. Take a leisurely stroll through the streets, and enjoy the romantic atmosphere. Finally, end your tour at Swan Lake, a tranquil oasis in the heart of the city, and enjoy its serene beauty.

Тhrough the wine cellars of Armеnia: Khor Virap - Noravanq

10. Тhrough the wine cellars of Armеnia: Khor Virap - Noravanq

Our tour begins at Khor Virap, a renowned monastery nestled against the majestic backdrop of Mount Ararat. Khor Virap Monastery will impress you with its marvelous view of Mount Ararat and its eventful history. From the Ararat region, we will go to the Vayots Dzor region, where we will meet a completely different landscape: green fields will be replaced by picturesque gorges, red-ocher rocks and caves. You'll visit Birds Cave, an archaeological marvel nestled within the stunning cliffs of the Arpa River Gorge. After immersing ourselves in the wonders of Birds Cave, we will venture to the renowned Areni Winery, located in the picturesque village of Areni. Prepare your taste buds for a remarkable journey as you experience the flavors and aromas of Armenia's exceptional wines. At the end, you will visit the Noravank monastery complex with magnificent churches and chapels. Exploring the complex, you'll have the chance to admire the exquisite Khachkars (cross-stones), soak in the peaceful ambiance, and learn about the legends and stories that have shaped this sacred place.

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