Apricot Blossom Tour in Armenia

Easter Holidays in Armenia

7 days / 6 nights

Tour Highlights: Apricot Blossom Tour in Armenia

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Come and marvel at the apricot blooming season in Armenia late March! Let’s take a stroll in the white endless fields of the Ararat Valley where the apricot trees stretching for dozens of kilometers are blossoming on the backdrop of dramatic snow-capped highlands guided by the remote majesty of Mount Ararat. Let’s smell the heavenly scent of apricot flowers and feast our eyes with the most vibrant colors of flower carpets on the mountains, hear the buzz of the bees…
Experience for yourself the breathtaking beauty of apricot and peach blossom blooming brightly and briefly, adding an incredible pink and white backdrop to some of Armenia’s most beautiful cities and landmarks. As the nature is awakening, you can feast your eyes on different hues of fresh green everywhere; on rolling hills and mountains of Armenia’s countryside, Yerevan street sidewalks blooming with tulips, roses and lilac trees as well as cherry, peach and apricot trees blooming all over the city.

What to expect:

  • Feel the awakening of nature in the “white ocean” of the apricot blossom on the backdrop of the snow-capped giant Mount Ararat
  • Explore the authentic Armenian culture through the most unique local experiences. Visit the most beautiful natural monuments, culturally significant and iconic sites in the dramatic highlands of Armenia of mesmerizing beauty
  • Indulge in culinary adventures with local people in quaint and charming villages, cook up traditional recipes
  • Immerse into the magical atmosphere of Yerevan, “the pink city” with stunning architecture, feel like a local
  • Visit the best boutique wineries producing world-class wine in the most ancient technique, chat with the founders/winemakers enjoying their inspiring stories, taste their home-cooked food and experience the Armenian hospitality at its best as you are treated as part of the family
  • See the oldest winery in the world, 6100 years old
  • Learn how to take creative photos throughout the tour as your guide teaches you photography in the meantime capturing amazing photos and drone videos of your trip
  • See Lake Sevan, surrounded by snow-capped mountain ranges, visit an alpine village around the lake and taste premium cheese aged in wine, brandy, grape leaves prepared by a local family
  • Get goosebumps as you enjoy a private vocal concert – polyphonic medieval Armenian singing by “Luys” quintet in Geghard rock-cut medieval monastery
Rates & Departures
From To Status Price SGL Supp.*
26-Mar-2024
01-Apr-2024
Guaranteed
1990 USD
480 USD
24-Mar-2025
30-Mar-2025
Guaranteed
1950 USD
520 USD

*Single Supplement is the additional amount applied to the cost of the trip to those who are travelling solo and do not wish to share.
*This tour can be customized as a private tour upon your request and according to your interest
*Group Size: 4-12 PAX

What's Included

Included

  • Accommodation at 4* hotels in DBL/Twin rooms (6 nights)

  • Transportation with a comfortable cars with AC

  • English speaking guide

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Entrance fees to all visited places

  • Armenian bread Lavash making in a local house in Garni village

  • Wine tasting in Areni village and Ararat Valley

  • 5 Lunches during the tours

  • Cooking master class

  • Airport transfers

  • Local taxes

Not included

  • Dinners in Yerevan

  • Flights

  • Travel insurance

  • Visa to Armenia (if required)

  • Single room supplement

  • Bank transfer fees

Classic Armenia map

For private tours, you will benefit from more flexibility and advantages included:

  • Private guide, driver and vehicle are for your exclusive use; no matter you are individually, or in a family or friends group. The tour is run exclusively for you without strangers.
  • We can customize an itinerary to meet your specific interests/ wishes, that is, you can choose your favored hotels, sightseeing spots, the tour length, means of transportation, budget, etc, free of charge.
  • Start the tour on any date you want.
  • Escort you through the whole tour. All private transfers during the tour are offered, including airport/train station transfer, hotel-attractions round trip transfer.
  • The sightseeing during the tour could be based on your own timetable and pace. Flexible to change at your short notice.
  • Ideal for people who need considerate care and assistance, such as elderly, the disabled, families with small children
Detailed Itinerary

Welcome to Armenia! Private transfer (from Zvartnots Airport) to take you to your hotel in Yerevan in the heart of downtown Yerevan.
Overnight in Yerevan

At 9AM meet your guide in the hotel lobby.
Today you reveal the secrets and hidden gems of Yerevan, the pink “pearl” of Armenia, a beautiful European city mostly built with different shades of local pink stone called “tuf” quarried in Armenia. Founded in 782 B.C. Yerevan is reputedly one of the oldest cities in the world to have been continuously inhabited, 29 years older than Rome.
We start the exploration with the “Victory Park” and “Mother Armenia” monument offering a “bird’s-eye” view of the city with a fantastic view of the majestic snow-capped Mount Ararat (5165m) dominating the skyline. Continue to the colossal monument of Cascade and Cafesjian Center for the Arts which includes a world-class sculpture garden and indoor modern art museum. Tour of “Goom” bazaar of Yerevan, a real museum of food with pyramids of fresh and dried fruits stuffed with different kinds of nuts, honey, cinnamon and other spices, colorful strings of “sweet sujukh”.
Cooking class and lunch in a small Armenian village with our absolutely charming host!
Later we embark on our journey to the lands of ancient treasures of Christian history…Vatican City of Armenia, Holy Echmiadzin with its world’s earliest Christian churches included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Visit Echmiadzin Mother Cathedral originally built by Saint Gregory the Illuminator in 301-303A.D., when Armenia became the first officially Christian state in the world.
We stop at St. Hripsime Church, a real masterpiece of the Armenian early medieval architecture. Later we tour the ruins of Zvartnots Cathedral under the gaze of the biblical Mount Ararat.
Overnight in Yerevan
Meal plan: Breakfast – Lunch

Our Apricot Blossom tour of Armenia will begin today with a fascinating journey to the homeland of the apricot – the Ararat Plain offering an amazing panorama of endlessly stretching apricot orchards and vineyards guarded by the remote majesty of the mysterious twin peaks of Mount Ararat.
Free time to get lost in an apricot orchard and become a part of the fairy-tale… take a stroll in the “sea of white”, while our professional photographers capture the amazing moments.
Our next stop is at Khor Virap, a 4th century castle-like monastery, the most iconic site in Armenia and one of the most important Christian sites in the world. Its location, near the closest point to biblical snowy Mount Ararat within Armenian borders, offers a spectacular view of the mountain, the national symbol of Armenia.
Later we visit Tushpa Wine Cellar, a traditional Armenian winery, both family-owned and managed. The winery is located in the heart of the Ararat Valley, opposite the Biblical Mount Ararat. TUSHPA was founded in 1992 by the winemaker Mihran Manasserian who creates remarkable wines through winemaking traditions that his ancestors had passed down to him. Together with his son Abraham they combine these traditions with modern technologies to create the unforgettable essence of Armenian wines.
Premium wine and brandy tasting accompanied with excellent home-cooked lunch
Overnight in Yerevan
Meal plan: Breakfast – Lunch

Leaving the frantic pace of the city we drive to Garni Fortress, the most beloved summer residence of the Armenian royal dynasties. Travel 2000 years back in time as your guide is showing you around the impressive 1st century Hellenistic Temple (the only one in the former USSR), the royal Roman Baths with a colorful mosaic, the palace ruins.
We visit a local villager’s house for a traditional Armenian meal. Roll your sleeves up and join our hosts who will bake the traditional Armenian bread “lavash” in “tonir” oven. Freshly baked lavash must be the most delicious bread on earth!
After a hearty lunch continue to Geghard (UNESCO site), a surreal monastery carved inside a huge rock in a magical setting surrounded by incredible rock formations. Your guide will reveal all the secrets and stories behind the marvelous site.
Private vocal concert in a rock-cut church in Geghard.
The highlight of your trip will be a walk in the Azat River Gorge to marvel at one of the most beautiful geological wonders of our planet called “Symphony of Stones” – giant hexagonal basalt columns stretching along the river for several kilometers. Your guide will show you how to take the most creative photos of the place.
Back to Yerevan.
Overnight in Yerevan
Meal plan: Breakfast – Lunch

This morning we have an excellent experience as we visit a typical Armenian village nestled in the highlands. Introduction to village life as we tour our hosts’ place. Cheese making master class.
We continue driving to the south marveling at the untamed beauty of Southern Armenia – surreal red rocks providing an eerie echo, honey-colored villages sandwiched between them.
Our next stop is Areni village, where the world’s oldest winemaking facility has been found (6100years old), incredibly well-preserved due to the wonderful microclimate of the Cave Areni-1.
Later we visit Noravank, the jewel of the crown among all the medieval sites in South Caucasus. The monastery is nestled among giant red rocks and mountains, just above a deep gorge.
Later we have winery tour and wine tasting in Trinity Canyon winery led by three wine enthusiasts since 2009, including one who has literally written the book on the history of Armenian wine. For Trinity, the focus has been on producing as organic wine as possible, with minimal yield and without the use of modern mass production practices – quality over quantity. Trinity canyon vineyard also continues to experiment with both endemic and foreign grape varieties.
Back to Yerevan after a fabulous family-hosted lunch.
Overnight in Yerevan
Meal plan: Breakfast – Lunch

This morning we drive to Lake Sevan, one of the most beautiful alpine lakes in the world at 1900m above sea level. You can marvel at deep blue waters of the lake and the surrounding snow-capped mountains from the remote monastery of Sevanavank on top of the peninsula hill (240 steps).
Later continue to Dilijan National Park, a protected area renowned for its serene lakes, picturesque hill trails and peaceful villages often called “Armenia’s Switzerland”. 
Take a stroll in Old Dilijan.
“If God wishes to visit Armenia one day, I will take him to Dilijan”, Grigor Magistros, a medieval Armenian scholar, prince (990-1058).
We drive to the depth of the forest and tour the fairy-tale Haghartsin medieval Monastery tucked away on a hidden remote glade. 
Visit an exotic village out of a fairy-tale to enjoy a family-hosted lunch.
Visit the Stone Garden – Noratus, the largest field of Armenian exquisite cross-stones in the world.
Visit a small family-owned cheese farm in an alpine village near Lake Sevan producing premium cheeses aged in wine, brandy, vine leaves.
Back to Yerevan.
Overnight in Yerevan
Meal plan: Breakfast – Lunch

Pick up from your hotel. Transfer to Zvartnots Airport. Your pleasant and memorable Armenia tour ends today. Fly home with cherished memories 😊

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