- Dine with local families, sampling traditional food and drink
- Visit UNESCO sites including Haghpat, Sanahin & Geghard Cave monastery
- Experience live Armenian music and try your hand at local crafts
- Soak up the beautiful scenery around Lake Sevan & Mount Ararat
This group tour to Armenia begins and ends in Yerevan, the countries capital city and one full of wonderful contradictions. Traditional teahouses, colourful local markets and soviet era architecture rub shoulders with contemporary sculptures and the musical fountains in Republic square. Spend time exploring the sites of the city as well as venturing out to visit many of the charming villages, ancient monasteries and churches in the surrounding areas. The ancient city of Etchmiadzin is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a special place of pilgrimage for Armenians around the world.
A wonderful part of this trip is the chance to interact with locals. Armenian people are renowned for their hospitality and during this tour time will be spent with local families, eating with them and learning about age old techniques of food preparation. Delicious local produce ranges from traditional sweets, bread “lavash”, marmalades, wines, vodka and Ararat brandy as well as traditional crafts such as carpet weaving, wood carving and pottery.
Leave Yerevan for a few nights and spend time in the town of Goris, located in a valley dominated by the Biblical Mount Ararat, an area of dramatic mountain scenery and ancient sites. Continue onward to Dilijan via lake Sevan, located at 2000m above sea level and villages where the Molokan minority people live.
IS THIS GROUP TOUR SUITABLE FOR SOLO TRAVELLERS?
Our group tours are perfect for solo travellers, as travelling as part of an organised group in faraway places does provide security and peace of mind. We handle all of the arrangements for you and there will be a local tour guide on hand throughout to provide advice and help if needed, as well as the expertise of a Tour Lecturer.
If you are willing to share, we will always do our best to match you up with another solo traveller of the same sex so that you do not have to pay for a single room.
If you would prefer the privacy of your own room and would like this guaranteed, then the single room price supplement will apply.
WHAT IS THE ACCOMMODATION LIKE IN ARMENIA?
Luxury hotels in Armenia are not to the same standard as those of other more developed countries within Europe. The capital city of Yerevan offers a larger selection and therefore a slightly higher standard than accomodation outside of the main city, which is more basic.
HOW FIT SHOULD I BE TO ENJOY THIS TOUR?
You do not need to be particularly fit to participate, there are no long walks involved but there will be a certain number of stone steps and uneven surfaces.
WHAT IS THE FOOD LIKE IN ARMENIA?
Armenian specialities feature a variety of local cheeses, flat Lavash bread, sweet Lavash made from fruits, Khoravats (barbecues), Dolma (stuffed vine leaves), Kartofel (raisin and apricot pilaf rice dish) and Kyufta (veal meatballs cooked with cognac).
WHAT WILL THE WEATHER BE LIKE?
Not excessively hot, clear sunny days, but when travelling in the mountainous areas the weather can vary. The best time to travel to Armenia and Georgia is generally during the months of May, June and September, as it is neither too hot nor cold.
For a detailed itinerary or to book your place on this tour, please contact us.