TRAVEL TO ARMENIA

ArmEcoTour travel agency draws travelers’ attention to a new destination called ARMENIA! We invite inquisitive, lively people to Travel to Armenia, to one of the most exciting countries in this world. Various tours have been created to offer a more independent experience than you might expect from travelling in a group for those who love solo-travelling, but also for those who want to explore in their own time, using the local bus or trying a new tavern every night. As with most things, the more you know about Armenia, the more interesting it becomes for you each time you explore it. Here in our staff you’ll find people, who really understand their subject and your interest, could make a passion interest into a lifelong passion- or at least, open your eyes to see the beauties of our country and its history in a new light. So Travel to Armenia is by its nature adventurous, and by taking a holiday with a party of other people, that adventure can seem compromised. To some people travelling in any kind of a group is like being a captive of their holiday and other peoples’ decisions. We want to escape this. Thus, ArmEco Holiday tours were invented so that you could have the best of both worlds – an expert tour-operator on hand to inspire, inform and advise you and the rest of your holiday arrangements made on your behalf – but the freedom and independence to spend time as you wish to spend it. This might mean opting in and out of site visits, or taking advantage of local buses and trains to explore on your own sometimes. It might mean staying behind at a site and sketching and finding your own way back. As with any of ArmEco tours, the Holiday in Armenia is structured as a travelling narrative, building day by day, rather than a series of isolated site visits. During your Travel to Armenia, our customers will be well-informed of the full story of our country. Our guides can tell you about the latest research, new finds and most up-to-date theories – and how they relate to what you are looking at. People travel with ArmEcotour travel company with their families and teenage children who join them during the school holidays and we are delighted that a love of our ancient country can span the age gap in this way. ArmEcoTour is attracting a new audience, and we think that people who were unsure what Travel to Armenia was all about, are now taking the plunge, and joining our holidays. We are always there to organize the on-site (and in-bar) discussions that are some of the best bits of the tour, and everyone’s opinions throw up new ideas. We hope you will join us this year and open the doors to a lifelong interest which you can follow almost anywhere in the world – even in your own back garden.
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Traditional Cuisine

The traditional Armenian cuisine has a large variety of richly flavored dishes. Fresh vegetable and meat is considered to be the most favorite food in Armenia. No Armenian celebratory table can be imagined without the most favorite barbecue, kyufta, dolma or ghapama. There is also a traditional dish called khash, which foresees a great ritual, starting from its preparatory process till the last moment at the table. The numerous restaurants in Yerevan offer authentic local food. There are also many restaurants serving the dishes of different world-known cuisines. During your Tours to Armenia the cultural acquaintances can be pleasantly accompanied by food festivals among which Dolma, Wine and Barbecue festivals are most popular with both the locals and foreigners, as Armenian cuisine is a representative of the Mediterranean and the Caucasus cuisines, with strong influences from Eastern Europe, the Middle East and, to a lesser extent, from the Balkans.

"Who didn't take pleasure in the Armenian brandy, he wasn't implicated in the harmony of the most palatable and substantial drink. Armenia, which, in my option, is an open-air museum, is unique and exceptional country also with its wines and brandies."

These are the words of famous American painter, fiction writer Rockwell Kent.

Armenian Wine

Although no one knows for sure, the origin of wine-making may in fact have its origin in Armenia. In any case, references to the over-3000 year old wine making tradition can be found in Greek, Roman, Armenian and other early sources, and is substantiated by various archaeological discoveries. The great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin referred to the wines of Artsakh with affection and reverence.

Industrial wine production in Armenia has its origin in the 1870's and underwent significant development during the soviet era. Winners of a number of Grand Prix and Gold and Silver Medals in international wine tasting events, Armenian wine has always been held in high regard, despite its modest exposure.