Our Armenia holidays

Our Armenia holidays roam this mountainous, deeply religious country, as well as its winemaking heritage and unique position on the Silk Road. Tourism is vital for the preservation of Armenia’s many ancient monasteries, such as beautiful Khor Virap, and for sustaining remote communities where families welcome you into their homes. When trekking the Lesser Caucasus Mountains, Armenian guides go far beyond showing you around and ensuring you stick to the trails. They’re an amazing source for understanding Armenia’s traditions and Christian faith. Combine Armenia with neighbouring Azerbaijan and Georgia to appreciate the cultural subtleties of each.

Our top Armenia holidays

Armenia holiday, private departure

From £671
8 days ex flights
Independent tailor made holidays to Armenia

Armenia small group holiday

From £1595
8 days ex flights
Group tour to Armenia's culture, nature, cuisine & history
Small group2022: 25 Jun, 3 Sep

Georgia & Armenia cultural holiday

From £2595
16 days ex flights
Journey to the furthest reaches of Europe
Small group2022: 16 Apr, 19 May, 9 Jun, 25 Aug, 9 Sep, 7 Oct

More holiday ideas

Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan highlights tour

From £1627
13 days ex flights
Three stunning countries in one unforgettable tour
Small group2022: 1 May, 29 May, 14 Aug, 4 Sep

Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan small group tour

From £2599 to £2699
20 days ex flights
A comprehensive tour through Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia
Small group2022: 1 May, 4 Sep, 2023: 8 May, 3 Sep

Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia tour

From £2668 to £2892
19 days inc UK flights
Small group tour of the Caucasus
Small group2022: 30 Apr, 3 May, 7 May, 10 May, 14 May, 17 May, 21 May, 28 May, 31 May, 4 Jun, 11 Jun, 18 Jun, 25 Jun, 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 3 Sep, 6 Sep, 10 Sep, 13 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 11 Oct, 15 Oct

Armenia holiday, Ancient Armenia

From £1075 to £1099
7 days ex flights
The best of Armenia from stunning churches to local culture
Small group2022: 14 May, 17 Sep, 2023: 21 May, 16 Sep

Armenia walking holiday, small group

From £959
11 days ex flights
Armenia walking tour, mountains and forests with sightseeing
Small group2022: 22 May, 5 Jun, 4 Sep, 18 Sep

Caucasus holiday, Armenia, Azerbaijan & Georgia

From £2990
14 days ex flights
Journey through three Caucasus states

Map & highlights

Etchmiadzin Cathedral is the ‘if you only see one thing’ highlight; it’s said to be the world’s oldest cathedral. It’s hard to choose the must-see monasteries, but a couple of the finest are medieval Geghard, balanced on the Azat Gorge, and Khor Virap, where pilgrims gather in the shadow of Turkey’s Mount Ararat. Sister mountain Mount Aragats is also worth a peek (or four – there’s a quartet of peaks, technically), especially if you like hiking. You can holiday like an Armenian among the beaches and monasteries of Lake Sevan – and don’t forget the capital Yerevan, one of the oldest cities in the world.
Etchmiadzin Cathedral

1. Etchmiadzin Cathedral

Church and religion are integral to Armenian culture, and the UNESCO site of Etchmiadzin Cathedral, not far from Yerevan, holds regular Orthodox services that can get pretty full on. Even though the exterior isn’t overly extravagant, Etchmiadzin is nonetheless impressive and as the world’s oldest cathedral it fully deserves a visit alongside several other medieval churches that you’ll find nearby.
Geghard Monastery

2. Geghard Monastery

This UNESCO site was built amongst the towering cliffs of the Azat River gorge on top of a sacred freshwater spring within a cave, and features several notable khachkars (carved stone towers) as well as churches carved from the surrounding rock face. Combine this with a visit to the nearby colonnaded Temple of Garni.
Khor Virap Monastery

3. Khor Virap Monastery

On the fenced border with Turkey, Khor Virap was where Armenia’s patron saint, Gregory, was imprisoned for trying to preach Christianity, and has become one of the country’s more sought after pilgrimage sites, with regular church services still held to this day. Views over the green fields and vineyards of the Ararat plain ascending the snow capped Mount Ararat are some of the country’s most endearing.
Lake Sevan

4. Lake Sevan

Lake Sevan has Armenia’s only beaches, and consequently is one of the most desirable holiday locations in the country. Residents traditionally hold summer picnics or take a boat ride on the lake. Sevanavank and Hayravank monasteries, located on the lake’s western shore, make great alternatives to sunbathing, with the country’s largest collection of khachkars to be found nearby in the medieval cemetery of Noratus.
Mount Aragats

5. Mount Aragats

‘Sister mountain’ to Mt. Ararat over the border in Turkey, volcanic Mt. Aragats also holds an important role in Armenian heritage. Hiking is popular on the mountain in summer, the route to the northern peak more arduous than that to the southern. On the way up you can visit the ruins of 7th century Amberd Fortress, and Alphabet Park, an artistic monument to the man who 16 centuries ago created the Armenian alphabet.
Yerevan

6. Yerevan

Despite being one of the oldest inhabited cities on the planet, Armenia’s capital, Yerevan, is pretty darn cosmopolitan with a charming blend of historic memorials, flower filled parks and aesthetically beautiful buildings, especially those surrounding the Republic Square. Monuments and statues are everywhere, a fine example being a 22m-high Mother Armenia who gazes down from a position once occupied by Stalin.
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