Armenian cuisine, as one of the oldest in the world, unique and unusual. Armenian traditional cuisine are dishes prepared on the basis of local products, flavored with various spices, fruits, mountain herbs and very often they have a festive and ritual origin. Whichever tour you choose from our list, lunches will be organized so that in any region of you had the opportunity to taste dishes typical for this particular area. So you try dishes from different regions of Armenia, without exception, come to taste any gourmet. We also have tour packages designed specifically to get acquainted with the peculiarities of Armenian cuisine and wine. As part of these tours you will have the opportunity in the best restaurants and country houses to try such traditional Armenian dishes like barbecue, a variety of dolma (cabbage or grape leaves stuffed with beef or beans), khashlama (soup, usually beef or lamb), local fish product kyufta (meat balls of beef or lamb), Harissa (dish of chicken and cereals), tanapur (matsun soup and cereals), hash (pork soup), and taste the famous Armenian cognac, unique wines, and each wine region a variety of fruit vodkas. Every guest, who visited Armenia at least once knows the taste of the local food, indicating wonderful sunshine, fertile land and water in Armenia, as well as environmental friendliness.
Day 1 It is necessary to start a busy day with a hearty breakfast, for example, donut Grand Candy, that residents of Yerevan called "PONCHIKANOTS" (str. Mashtots 54). Grand Candy - a private interest: the company became famous for its chocolate (they even got into the Guinness World Records, having prepared the largest chocolate bar in the world!), coffee and ice cream. Coming out of the Grand Candy, do not forget to buy souvenirs sweet home: fruits in chocolate, Armenian delight flavored with nuts and roses, coffee candy. Rest at the hotel. You will enjoy the evening walk in Yerevan. My favorite among Yerevan residents and tourists route starts from the Freedom Square, also known as the Opera area and the nearby Swan Lake (in fact it is a small pond in which only a few swans). On summer evenings, this place turns into a movie theater in the open air, and the youth snuggles on a lawn and benches around the pond, treating different kinds of Armenian ice cream. Then stroll through the Northern Avenue, who built a few years ago - is the most fashionable part of town with expensive boutiques, cafes with beautiful summer terrace and street musicians who have already become a local landmark. After a short walk it is time for dinner. Generally, in Armenia the cult of food, so the number of cafes, restaurants and fast food then the number is growing every year. To try the delicious meat or fish, it is not necessary to seek national restaurant - the secret of success of Armenian cuisine in natural and extremely fresh ingredients. In Armenia, in particularly tasty prepared as Armenian, and Georgian cuisine. The last is particularly popular - take the time to go to the famous "tavern" in the main street Tumanyan. In addition to traditional khinkali meat here it is to try boiled and fried with cheese and khinkali Ajarian khachapuri. However, having arrived in Yerevan, the first thing travelers looking for a delicious barbecue. Ask addresses local pointless: every Armenian adamant that he, his brother and father cook the most delicious meat in the world. Perhaps one of the best national cuisine in the city - Restaurant Dolmama (Pushkin str., 10), the most expensive restaurant in Yerevan. Local Khashlama (boiled meat), dolma (minced in grape leaves) and tzhvzhikom (fried liver with vegetables) admired, such as Charles Aznavour and Hillary Clinton. After dinner, the most extraordinary time to continue your evening walk and walk to the Republic Square. Every night, tourists and residents of Yerevan admire here singing fountains.
Day 2: Departure from Yerevan. Visit to Garni pagan temple (I in. To nn. E.) - A unique monument of ancient architecture in Armenia, the pagan temple of the Sun God ('66), the remains of others. IX centuries facilities .. If a clean mountain air has opened your appetite, lunch If desired, you can arrange to look around the restaurant Garni "Sergei." It is located a few meters from the entrance to the complex of Garni and citizens can be broken here in the middle of the day for corporate kebab. Recently Sergei altogether difficult to get after a visit to Armenia had dinner here Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Wine apricot and mulberry vodka and ghats (Armenian national confection with nuts) Tour Gegardavank monastery complex ("Monastery spear", founded in the IV c. BC.,. The architectural complex was built in the XIII century. Gegard - Bible spear, which, according to tradition, the apostle Fadey Included in Armenia in the I .. Ayrivank name is associated with a part of the cave complex (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Stay in the resort town of Tsakhkadzor (Gorge of flowers). Overnight in Tsakhkadzor.
Day 3 City Tour Tsaghkadzor, visit Kecharis monastery ensemble XI-XIII centuries. Tours in Sevan, Akhtamar peninsula. Visiting Sevanavank. A unique dinner on the shore of Lake Sevan (barbecue: Sevan whitefish, trout, kebabs Sevan crayfish). Rest, swimming / if you wish /.Tour in the resort town of Dilijan (Armenian Switzerland). Overnight in Dilijan.
Day 4 Visit to Monasteries complexes de Haghartsin (X-XIII century) and Goshavank (XII-XIII century). Tour to Lake Parz. Lunch and rest on the shore of the lake. Bake pita. Skewers of chicken, lamb or beef, vegetables skewers kebab. To wash down all the necessary traditional dairy drink Thane. Overnight in Dilijan.
Day 5: Tour to Alaverdi, visit Monasteries complexes de Haghpat (X-XIII century) and Sanahin (X-XIII century). Dinner and overnight in Yerevan. Tasting soups, salads, desserts with ancient Armenian recipes. Return to Yerevan. Overnight in Yerevan.
Day 6 Free day. Visit Vernissage. Buying souvenirs. You can stop for a cup of coffee at any cafe. By the way, the coffee here - a ritual he has time at any time of day or night. Armenians do not recognize the popular latte and cappuccino, and drink only freshly brewed coffee in Turku. Guests can dine at one of the restaurants at the foot of a "cascade". For example, in your favorite coffee shop advanced youth Charles (str. Tamanyan, 3/40), where in the evening live music. Generally the music, especially jazz, Armenians attitude is very anxious. The city has several excellent jazz clubs, the most popular of which Malhas Jazz Club (Pushkin st., 52/1) - Here the ball ruled the famous Armenian jazzman Levon Malkhasyan.
Day 7 Drive to Echmiadzin the spiritual center of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the residence of the Catholicos of All Armenians. UNESCO World Heritage Site). Hripsime and Gayane Churches. Lunch at a local restaurant. Degustation of echmiazinian kyufta. A visit to the ruins of Zvartnots - the greatest temples of early medieval Armenian architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to Yerevan and visit to the Brandy Factory Ararat and Noah on a tour and tasting. Rest at the hotel. Transfer to the airport.