Saint Gregory’s gate, Echmiadzin
Trip idea in Armenia

Harissa Festival in Armenia


from £870 pp

(ex international flights)


8 days

The annual Harissa Festival is a fantastic way of gleaning some of Armenia's compelling culture and history; the festival takes place on the second Sunday in September. Not only does this 8 day tour delve into the tantalising celebrations, it takes you to Armenia's iconic monasteries, lakes, and wineries. Highlights include: ➣ Eat the best Harissa in the world and immerse yourself in lively Armenian national dances, music and games. ➣ Marvel at the epic Khor Virap monastery and unbeatable views of the Caucasus. ➣ Get under the skin of the ancient city of Yereven, tasting wine and brandy along the way. In 8 days, Armenia's spirited culture comes alive; with hospitality being so central to their way of life, you'll certainly be made to feel part of it.

This is a group tour, with a fixed itinerary and scheduled start dates. Enquire now to find out more.

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Day 1 - Yerevan

  • Transfer from Yerevan "Zvartnots" Airport to the city

Day 2 - Yerevan

  • City tour of Yerevan
  • Brandy tasting in Yerevan
Yerevan, Echmiadzin

Day 3 - Yerevan, Echmiadzin

  • Explore the Matenadaran
  • Explore Echmiadzin (Vagharshapat)
  • Sunday Mass at Echmiadzin Cathedral
  • Discover Zvartnots Temple
  • Musaler Harissa Festival- day 1
Echmiadzin, Yerevan

Day 4 - Echmiadzin, Yerevan

  • Musaler- Harissa Festival day 2
  • Sardarapat memorial
  • Visit "Armenia Wine" Winery
Khor Virap, Noravank, Yeghegnadzor, Yerevan

Day 5 - Khor Virap, Noravank, Yeghegnadzor, Yerevan

  • Visit Khor Virap Monastery
  • Visit Noravank
  • Explore Areni-1 Bird's Cave (T'rchunneri Cave)
  • Visit Areni
Sevan, Dilijan, Yerevan

Day 6 - Sevan, Dilijan, Yerevan

  • Visit Lake Sevan
  • Visit Sevanavank, on the Sevan peninsula
  • Tour of Dilijan
  • Tour of Haghartsin
  • Visit Goshavank
Garni, Yerevan

Day 7 - Garni, Yerevan

  • Tour of Garni
  • Visit Geghard
  • Tour of the State Museum of History of Armenia
  • Explore the Megerian Carpet Museum

Day 8

  • Transfer from Yerevan city to "Zvartnots" airport