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Yerevan Street Eats & Sips: A Culinary Adventure

Yerevan Street Eats & Sips: A Culinary Adventure

Explore the Vibrant Culinary Scene: Immerse yourself in the vibrant culinary scene of Yerevan by sampling a variety of street foods and traditional dishes, offering a diverse and authentic experience. Discover Local Drinks: Experience beer and wine tastings to savor the unique flavors of Armenian beverages, complementing the street food experience and adding a cultural dimension to the tour. Explore the Bustling Food Markets: Begin your tour by wandering through the bustling food markets of Yerevan, such as the popular GUM Market. Here, you'll find an array of fresh produce, aromatic spices, and local specialties, providing a glimpse into the vibrant culinary culture of Armenia. 1. Khorovats Corner: Grilled Delights Savor the essence of Armenian street food with Khorovats. Delight in the aroma of succulent grilled meats, known locally as "khorovats." From marinated shashlik skewers to mouthwatering grilled vegetables, this spot is a carnivore's paradise. Wash it down with a refreshing glass of locally brewed beer or a classic Armenian soda. 2. Lavash Wrap Station: Armenian Burritos Indulge in the Armenian version of a burrito – the Lavash Wrap. Choose your fillings from a medley of fresh veggies, grilled meats, and aromatic herbs, all wrapped in soft lavash bread. Pair your Lavash Wrap with a traditional tan (yogurt-based drink) for an authentic taste experience. 4. Gata a Pastry Paradise For a sweet street food experience. Gata is a traditional Armenian pastry filled with a sweet mixture of nuts, sugar, and spices. Sample various gata varieties, from classic to modern twists. Pair these delectable pastries with a cup of Armenian coffee or tea for a delightful afternoon pick-me-up. Extra addition: Pomegranate Paradise: Fresh Juice Stand Quench your thirst with the vibrant flavors of pomegranate juice at Pomegranate Paradise. Watch as they freshly squeeze the iconic Armenian fruit, creating a refreshing drink that perfectly captures the essence of Armenia. Beer Tastings and Brewery Tours: Beer Tastings & Brewery Tours: Consider including beer tastings and brewery tours in Yerevan to experience the local beer culture and enjoy a variety of craft beers from different breweries Discover Unique Local Beverages: Quench your thirst with a range of unique Armenian beverages. Sample the traditional fruit-infused vodka known as "chacha" or enjoy a glass of locally brewed wine, which has a history dating back thousands of years. For a non-alcoholic option, try "tan," a refreshing yogurt-based drink flavored with mint or cucumber.

Yerevan city tour: Hidden gems with unlimited mysteries

Yerevan city tour: Hidden gems with unlimited mysteries

Stop 1: Republic Square Begin your journey at the heart of Yerevan, Republic Square. Marvel at the architectural masterpiece of the National Gallery and History Museum, and witness the stunning "Dancing Fountains" that come to life with a symphony of lights and music in the evening. Stop 2: Cascade Complex Next, head to the Cascade Complex, a giant limestone staircase adorned with contemporary art installations. Climb to the top for panoramic views of the city and Mount Ararat. Explore the Cafesjian Center for the Arts, an innovative museum nestled within the complex. Stop 3: Opera House and Northern Avenue Stroll down Northern Avenue, a bustling pedestrian street lined with shops and cafes. Admire the grand Opera House, a cultural landmark that hosts world-class performances. Take a moment to appreciate the blend of neoclassical and Art Nouveau architecture. Stop 4: Vernissage Market Immerse yourself in Armenian craftsmanship at Vernissage Market. This open-air market offers a vibrant display of traditional art, crafts, and souvenirs. Engage with local artisans and find unique treasures to commemorate your visit.

Khachkar Crafting Masterclass: Unveiling Armenia's Heritage

Khachkar Crafting Masterclass: Unveiling Armenia's Heritage

Embark on a masterclass tour in Yerevan to craft khachkars, led a skilled khachkar master. Explore the vibrant studio, founded in 1988, and witness the intricate art of stone carving. Engage with the passionate artists, ask questions, and immerse yourself in the spiritual journey of khachkar creation. Learn the age-old techniques passed down through generations and feel the cultural continuity of this national treasure. Join this unique experience, where every strike of the hammer echoes the resilience, love for culture, and silent dialogue with God that defines the art of khachkar making.

Yerevan: Private City Tour

Yerevan: Private City Tour

This amazing tour will give you an opportunity to discover the hidden story of the capital of Armenia, either on your own or with a knowledgeable and professional private guide. The tour will take you to the heart of Yerevan City, the Republic Square, where you can get in touch with the great history of Armenia through the magnificent architectural ensemble that surrounds the area. After refreshing yourself with some natural spring water from right out of the ground, you will then head to one of the oldest parts of the city. The Opera and Ballet Theater is another 10 minute walk from the Moscow Cinema Theater. This is one of the absolute masterpieces of world architecture that the city of Yerevan hosts, and is undoubtedly one of the principal landmarks of Armenia. The Freedom or Theatrical Square in front of it is one of the most popular leisure places for local young people who come here to bike or skate. The Swan Lake near the Opera House is tightly connected by its history to the Opera Theater, and is another perfect spot to enjoy walking and meeting local people. Continuing your way through French Square and the park of the Yerevan State Conservatory, you will reach the Cascade, or as the locals call it the "Stairway to Heaven”. This is a key structure in Yerevan City's architecture which was constructed in the 70s, and has been revived since the early 2000s, undergoing major restoration works. Today this is one of the beloved places of not only the locals but also tourists, with multiple cozy cafes, bars, and restaurants. Concerts and traditional dance events are also periodically held here to entertain the public. After learning some of the history of Yerevan and climbing some 572 stairs up the Cascade, you will unveil the extraordinary beauty of the city on the background of the majestic Mount Ararat. Here you will be more than welcome to use the escalators inside the Cascade Art Center, to assist you in enjoying the modern art pieces in the galleries.

Yerevan: a Tour through the Flea Markets to find treasures

Yerevan: a Tour through the Flea Markets to find treasures

Discover relics of the past while our expert negotiator helps you navigate the art of bargaining. Join us for a day of historical exploration, where every purchase tells a story. Embark on a captivating trip through Yerevan's flea markets, specially tailored for those seeking the allure of forgotten Soviet treasures. The day commences at Vernissage Market, an open-air time capsule where artisans breathe life into relics of the past. Uncover vintage Soviet memorabilia, each item whispering tales of a bygone era, as our expert guide illuminates the historical significance behind each discovery. As the sun ascends, take a culinary pause, savoring local delights amidst the market's vibrant ambiance or in nearby eateries. It's a moment to recharge before delving into the mysteries of Gum Market, a bustling locale where Soviet remnants await rediscovery. Engage with the friendly vendors, and let our guide navigate the nuances of bargaining to ensure you bring home a piece of history at the best value. Our guide, adept in the art of negotiation, will assist you in securing unique pieces, turning each transaction into a journey through time.

Observing city tour in Yerevan

Observing city tour in Yerevan

The main objective of this tour is to help the tourists and guests of the city to get acquainted with the historical and cultural monuments of Yerevan. One of the oldest cities of the world, Yerevan is famous as a pink city and calls visitors with its humble and at the same time splendid landscapes. Start the city tour visiting the Cascade Monument, from where a panoramic view opens on the city. Continuing our tour you will see the Opera House, Swan Lake, Republic Square, and Abovyan Avenue. The last stop of our tour will be Vernissage, the biggest souvenir market in Yerevan.

In Yerevan: Discover the Artistry of Armenian Carpet Weaving

In Yerevan: Discover the Artistry of Armenian Carpet Weaving

Welcome to Yerevan, Armenia’s captivating capital, where history, culture, and art weave a vibrant tapestry of experiences. We invite you to discover one of the most exquisite forms of Armenian artistry: Megerian Carpets. Stop 1: Megerian Carpet Museum Our tour starts at the Megerian Carpet Museum, nestled in the heart of Yerevan. Here, you’ll immerse yourself in the rich history of Armenian carpet weaving, spanning centuries of tradition. Admire the intricate designs, vibrant colors, and flawless craftsmanship that have earned Armenian carpets a global reputation. Stop 2: Carpet Weaving Workshop Next, we’ll visit a traditional carpet weaving workshop, where talented artisans carry on the time-honored craft passed down through generations. See for yourself the meticulous process of hand-weaving carpets, from choosing the finest materials to skillfully knotting each thread with precision and care. Stop 3: Megerian Carpet Showroom After learning about the art of carpet weaving, we’ll head to the Megerian Carpet showroom, a treasure trove of stunning creations. Explore a dazzling array of carpets, each with its own unique story told through intricate patterns and motifs. Whether you prefer classic designs or modern interpretations, you’ll find a masterpiece to embellish your home. Stop 4: Carpet Restoration Studio Our final stop takes us to a carpet restoration studio, where expert craftsmen restore antique carpets to their original glory, preserving their beauty for future generations to enjoy. Learn about the delicate process of restoring and repairing carpets, a labor of love that demands patience, skill, and a deep appreciation for the art form. Stop 5: Megerian Carpet Shop Before we leave, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Megerian Carpet shop. Here, you’ll find a variety of products inspired by Armenian carpets, such as jewelry, scarves, home accessories, and more. These items are made by local craftsmen and women, who use the same motifs and colors as the carpets to create beautiful and unique souvenirs. Whether you’re looking for a gift for yourself or someone else, you’ll find something to suit your taste and budget. Experience the artistry of Megerian Carpets firsthand in Yerevan.

Yerevan: A Shopping Tour of Treasures in local markets

Yerevan: A Shopping Tour of Treasures in local markets

Immerse yourself in a shopping experience by visiting traditional markets and bazaars. Discover treasures at Vernissage Market, and GUM Market where you can find an array of products, traditional crafts and delectable Armenian delicacies. The Vernissage Market. Plunge into Yerevan's creative heart at the Vernissage Market, located near Republic Square. This bustling open-air market—active on weekends—unveils a multitude of handcrafted wonders: unique jewelry; intricate rugs that tell stories woven in vibrant threads; and an extensive collection of Armenian souvenirs. Invest your time in exploration, bargaining to secure treasures—and immersing yourself within its vivacious atmosphere. Northern Avenue Shopping: Indulge yourself with a leisurely stroll down Northern Avenue: a street brimming with trendy boutiques. Explore the local Armenian fashion; then, satisfy your sweet tooth –– at "Grand Candy" –– by indulging in their locally made chocolates. The Cascade Complex Explore the impressive Cascade complex; contemporary exhibitions await at The Cafesjian Center for the Arts, and a unique collection of items to commemorate your visit is available in their souvenir shop. The shopping experience on Abovyan Street: a bustling hub of commerce in Yerevan--offers an array of diverse retail opportunities; from high-end fashion boutiques to local markets brimming with traditional Armenian goods. Gum Market Excursion: Embark on a journey through the local scene by visiting Gum Market: this bustling marketplace provides an authentic window into everyday life. Its vendors offer fresh produce, spices--and an array of local delicacies; immerse yourself in its vibrant atmosphere and engage with amiable locals for a truly enriching experience. Each unfolding moment in this guided shopping tour tells a unique chapter of Yerevan's treasures' story; join us.

Tesla Touring Amidst Armenia's Charm to Garni and Geghard

Tesla Touring Amidst Armenia's Charm to Garni and Geghard

Yerevan Departure: Begin your Tesla adventure, enjoying the comfort and elegance of your eco-friendly vehicle. Garni Temple: Explore the ancient Garni Temple, soaking in the Hellenistic architecture and the breathtaking view of the surrounding landscape. Local Cuisine: Enjoy a sustainable lunch at a local restaurant, savoring Armenian dishes made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Geghard Monastery: Journey to Geghard Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the rock-cut chambers and immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance. Lavash Baking: Experience the art of Lavash baking, a traditional Armenian flatbread. Engage in a hands-on session, learning the age-old techniques. Return to Yerevan: Drive back to Yerevan, enjoying the scenic beauty along the way. What sets this tour apart is its adaptability, allowing for spontaneous detours and an authentic exploration of Armenia's hidden gems. Craft your own narrative, personalized to your preferences, and let the Tesla be your chariot on this beyond-the-roads adventure. Possible additions to the tour: Wine Tasting in Areni: Head to Khor Virap and Areni, indulge in wine tastings at a local vineyard, and discover the rich flavors of Armenian wine. Journey to sun-drenched vineyards and indulge in curated wine tastings, discovering the age-old art of winemaking against the backdrop of historic landscapes. Delight your palate at sustainable eateries, where culinary excellence converges with locally sourced, eco-friendly ingredients, offering an unparalleled dining experience.

Private tour: Walking observing city tour in Yerevan

Private tour: Walking observing city tour in Yerevan

We offer to start your journey across Armenia with a fascinating sightseeing tour of Yerevan, the heart of Armenia. You will enjoy exciting stories of the thousand-year history of the capital, along with visits to architectural monuments (such as the Opera House, Cascade Complex, and Republic Square). And from the height of the unique viewpoint, the whole city will open up towards you. You will not resist the charm of Yerevan - the capital of culture and unique architecture, one of the most ancient cities in the world!

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What people are saying about Northern Avenue

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Arto is a warmly engaging guide, led me on a journey through Yerevan's lesser-known yet stunningly beautiful locations, enriching the experience with insightful sharing of local culture. The walking tour was thoroughly enjoyable, with time slipping away amid the pleasure and discovery of the city's hidden treasures.

Very pleasant moment to discover a particularly specific part of Armenian craftsmanship, the masters are very educational, the setting very pleasant and the family very welcoming

Excellent. The guys explaining were very good, they welcomed us very well and were always very friendly and warm. I loved it and recommend it to everyone!

Very good precision and seriousness to improve the English slightly

Arto is very nice and knowledgable. I recommend tour again.