Home Travel tours The Festival of "Tolma" in Armenia
duration: 6 days / 5 nights
location: Armenia,
  • Yerevan
  • Khor Virap
  • Noravank Monastery
  • Zvartnoc
  • Vagharshapat
  • Lake Sevan
  • Garni
  • Geghard
  • Areni
  • Musaler
  • Tsakhkadzor

The Festival of "Tolma" in Armenia

The highlights of this tour:

  • Each of the participants of the festival represents his own way of preparing of "tolma". 
  • A chance to show your skills in the preparation of this famous Armenian national dish.
  • Have opportunity to watch competitions not only between the residents of different regions of Armenia, but also between professional chiefs from famous restaurants.
1days
Аcquaintance with Yerevan
  • Yerevan
Arrival in Yerevan, transfer to hotel Check-in at the hotel City tour around Yerevan - the ancient capital of Armenia. Explore the uniqueness of the city streets; you will enjoy the warm atmosphere, friendly smiles of local people and unique coloring of this wonderful ancient city - Opera House, Cascade Complex, Republic Square, the Governmental Building, Statue of Victory, the Stadium and the canyon of Hrazdan. Visit to Tsitsernakaberd - the Armenian Genocide memorial complex - dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide. Dinner in the restaurant with Armenian traditional dishes.
2days
Take part to the Festival of "Tolma"
  • Yerevan   Zvartnots   Echmiadzin   Musa Ler   Yerevan
Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed to the Ruins of Zvartnots - the 7th century architecture listed as a UNESCO World Heritage. Next stop is Etchmiadzin Cathedral - the mother church of the Armenian Apostolic Church, located in the city of Vagharshapat/Etchmiadzin. As well, you have a visit to Saint Hripsime Church - a seventh Armenian Apostolic century church. Visit to Musa Ler where have a chance to participate in the Festival of  "Tolma". Come back to Yerevan Dinner in a restaurant with traditional dishes.
3days
MASTER CLASS of BAKING “LAVASH”
  • Yerevan   Garni   Geghard   Yerevan
Breakfast at  the hotel. Visit to the Sergei Paradjanov Museum. Museum is a tribute to one of the greatest figures of 20th-century world cinema. The trip begins from Garni Pagan Temple. On the road have a visit to the Arch of Charents. From which opens a breathtaking view of the Ararat valley with Ararat soaring on the horizon Have a lunch and master class in baking Armenian flat bread "lavash" and Armenian pastry or sweet bread "Gatah" and tasting Armenian homemade wine. Continue to Geghard Monastery - a medieval monastery being partially carved out of the adjacent mountain, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Come back to Yerevan. Dinner in a restaurant.
4days
THE PEARL OF ARMENIA / LITTLE SWITZERLAND
  • Yerevan   Tsakhkadzor    Lake Sevan   Yerevan

Breakfast at the hotel. Cognac tasting in "Ararat" cognac factory. "ArArAt" has preserved the traditions of the legendary brandy manufacturing since 1887 when a merchant named Nerses Tairyan built the first wine and brandy factory in Yerevan. Drive to Tsaghkadzor - a spa town and a popular health resort in Armenia. Lifting through the ropeway to the Mount Tegenis (2858m). Visit to Kecharis Monastery (11-13cc.). Lunch at the restaurant in Yerevan or Tsakhadzor. Head to Lake Sevan, considering the blue pearl of Armenia. Its only peninsula is home to a medieval monastery - "Sevanavank".  Come back to Yerevan. Dinner in a restaurant. 

5days
Tasting Armenian wines
  • Yerevan   Khor Virap   Areni village   Noravank   Yerevan
Breakfast at the hotel. Early departure from Yerevan to Khor Virap - a monastery the importance of which is connected with Gregory the Illuminator, who introduced Christianity to Armenia Visit to Areni - a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. It is best known for its wine production. Wine degustation. Lunch in the rural atmosphere. Continue tour to Noravank monastery - religious and cultural center of 13th c. It is situated in a narrow gorge, which is known for its tall, sheer, brick red cliffs, directly across from the monastery. Come back to Yerevan. Dinner at the restaurant. 
6days
Departure home with more impressions
  • Yerevan - "Zvartnots" Airport
Breakfast at the hotel.  Transfer to the airport. Departure.

In the price is included:

Accommodation in a double room / Full board: breakfast, lunch, dinner / Comfortable air-conditioned transport with a professional driver / Entrance tickets on the mentioned monuments / Guide service / All mentioned excursions / Degustation / Water in a transport 

The price is not included: 

Air tickets / Alcoholic and soft drinks / Cost for visa / Fee for a photo and video in a museums / Tips / Personal expenses and other services, which are not mentioned above

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