Armenia

With its windy mountain passes and dramatic gorges, this landlocked country was the first in the world to adopt Christianity, evidenced by the wealth of ancient churches and monasteries with their distinctive eastern Orthodox architecture.

Armenia

With its windy mountain passes and dramatic gorges, this landlocked country was the first in the world to adopt Christianity, evidenced by the wealth of ancient churches and monasteries with their distinctive eastern Orthodox architecture.

Intro

Witness the sparkling waters of Lake Sevan, a vast lake which covers five percent of Armenia's total surface area, and explore the medieval Sevanavank monastery on its shores. Visit the sobering Genocide Museum which is a reminder of Armenia's sombre past, and visit the historic Etchmiadzin Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, often described as the 'Vatican of Armenia'. 

Wander the leafy boulevards of Yerevan where, if the weather is clear, you can spot the mythical peaks of Mount Ararat (in eastern Turkey). Join us for a brandy tasting tour and learn what makes Armenian brandy amongst the best in the world. For such a small country, Armenia boasts a wide variety of cultural and historical sites as well as some sublime scenery.

Why travel with us ?

Even for such a small country, Armenia has all the ingredients for the perfect off-the-beaten-track travel destination. Having spent time exploring the country, we have developed our Armenia Explorer small group tour, which is an in-depth tour taking in Armenia's key sights and beyond, visiting rural places in the hidden southeastern corner of the country. 

Our local guides will ensure that you get an authentic feel of Armenia and its people. They will explain the often-complicated and troubled history of the country, and where it stands today. They will also give you the opportunity to meet and interact with stone-carvers, carpet makers and master bakers. There are also opportunities to wander around local markets or take walks around Lake Sevan and along stunning gorges. 

Armenia also combines perfectly with its neighbours, so if you have longer, why not take in Georgia and Azerbaijan, or even Iran. Whether you wish to travel as part of a small group or would prefer a customised private tour, we would be able to suggest the perfect travel itinerary. Browse our selection of tours and contact us for more information.
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Quick Facts

Capital: Yerevan
Population: Around 2.9 million
Languages: Armenian

Culinary

Armenian cuisine - interactive cooking classes as well as bread-making and cheese-making in local homes. Wine & brandy tasting, winery tours and honey-tasting options.

Bird Watching

Bird-watching tours can be arranged upon request. 

Cultural

Church tours, including several UNESCO heritage sites. Learn about the unique Armenian script in a special lecture.

Hiking

Hiking to suit all interests and abilities, from gentle walks to multi-day treks in the Ajdahek or Aragats mountains.

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