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Wine Festival in Armenia - GO TRAVEL
Wine Festival in Armenia
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Enjoy Wine Festival in Armenia with Go Travel. According to the scientifically proven facts, winemaking in Armenia has 6 thousand years history. Archeologists have found nuclei of grapes in Armenia, which being put in number of complicated analysis have confirmed the hypothesis, that winemaking in Ararat Valley has centuries old history. Many winemaking equipments with wine remains and grape nucleus have been found in the caves near Areni village. These studies about the history of winemaking in the Old World have been done by a group of Armenian, American and Irish people. The Armenians were the first who engaged in wine exporting. Each year in Areni village takes place already a traditional “Wine Festival”, where besides the inhabitants of the region there are also present representatives of various departments. Areni Wine Festival gives a great opportunity to discover Armenia. Those who even once have taken part in Areni Wine Festival in Armenia will never forget the bright impressions. During the Areni Wine Festival you will be able to taste the best range of Armenian wines, which are very highly valued by European consumers. The Areni Wine Fetival opens with the bright and colorful and spectacular parade of the best wine-makers, combined with the song and dance combination.

DAY 1


 

Yerevan City Tour - Echmiadzin - Zvartnots - Yerevan

30.09.2016 


Arrival in Yerevan, transfer from airport to the hotel. City tour in Yerevan: Republic Square, Mashdots Avenue, Bagramian Avenue, the Palace of the President, the Parliament, the University, Monuments to Vardan Mamigonian, David of Sassoun, Mother Armenia, the Cascade, St. Gregory the Illuminator Mother TempleGo to Echmiadzin, the most important holy church of the Supreme Orthodox Authority of Armenia. Visit to the 7th century churches of St. Hripsime and St. Gayane. Go to Zvartnots (7th century) to see the ruins of the ancient circular church. Welcome dinner in the traditional Armenian restaurant. 

 

Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan

Meal plan: Dinner

 

DAY 2


 

Yerevan - Khor Virap - Noravank - Areni - Yerevan

01.10.2016


After breakfast Go to Khor Virap Monastery, situated in the Ararat Valley under Mount Ararat, considered holy by the Armenian people. It is the site of Armenia’s adoption of Christianity in 301 A.D. and the place where St. Gregory the Illuminator,  was kept prisoner for 13 years in a deep hole in the ground  (at Khor Virab) by the pagan king Trdat III. Go to Noravank Monastery. Arrival to Areni village where you’ll take a participation in wine festival. Return to Yerevan. 

 

Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan

Meal plan: Breakfast

 

DAY 3


 

Tsitsernakaberd - Garni - Geghard - Yerevan

02.10.2016


Breakfast at the hotel and Go to Tsitsernakaberd: 1915 Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex and Museum. In the afternoon Go to the Garni Pagan Temple (1st c. B.C.) and Geghard Monastery (10th-13th) situated on a solid rock. Return to Yerevan.


Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan

Meal plan: Breakfast 



DAY 4



Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport

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