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Authentic Armenia

Private Travel | General interest 7 Days & 6 Nights Lead-in price: £1995 Current prices from: £1995
This private journey through the ancient and proud nation of Armenia explores a different aspect of the country's distinctive culture each day. Tour ancient temples and monasteries, visit brandy and carpet factories, and have a go at baking traditional lavash flatbread. This tour is ideal for those looking to explore the Caucasus region in more depth.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Stay in historic, locally-owned Tufenkian hotels
  • Ride the world's longest cable car
  • Try baking traditional lavash bread
  • Explore Yerevan & visit the Ararat brandy factory
  • Stay in 4- & 5- star accommodation


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Sunshine hours 4 4 6 6 8 10 11 11 9 7 5 3
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Rainy Days 9 9 10 13 15 11 6 5 5 8 7 8
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Yerevan

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Yerevan, via Kiev, with Ukraine International Airlines. Transfer to the Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel (or similar) for 3 nights. (N)

Day 2: Yerevan

Tour the Armenian capital, visiting Republic Square, the Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, the Armenian Genocide memorial complex, and Ararat brandy factory. Dinner at a local restaurant with a folk music performance. (B, L, D)

Day 3: Ejmiatsin • Zvartnots • Yerevan

Visit the Unesco world heritage-listed Ejmiatsin Cathedral. Continue to Zvartnots temple, built in the seventh century. After lunch at a local restaurant, return to Yerevan and visit the Megerian carpet factory, where you will also have dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 4: Khor Virap • Yeghegnadzor • Noravank • Goris

Drive to Khor Virap monastery and enjoy spectacular views of Mount Ararat. Continue to a nearby house for a culinary class, making Armenian vodka and gata (pastry). On to Noravank monastery, dating from the 13th century and situated among sheer rocks in a twisty gorge. Finish in Goris for dinner and stay at the Mirhav Hotel (or similar). (B, L, D)

Day 5: Tatev • Selim • Sevan • Dilijan

After breakfast, drive to the ninth-century Tatev monastic complex, reached by the world’s longest double-track cable car. Continue to the Selim caravanserai. After lunch continue to Dilijan. Dinner and overnight in at the Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Garni • Geghard • Yerevan

Drive to Garni, a pagan temple dating from the first century AD. Continue to Geghard monastery. Visit a local house to make traditional lavash bread. Return to Yerevan. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Fly to London

Early transfer to Yerevan airport and fly to London, via Kiev, with Ukraine International Airlines. (B)

Meal basis

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel:

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • Tufenkian's Old Dilijan Complex
    Tufenkian's Old Dilijan Complex

    In 2004, the town of Dilijan rejuvenated the historical district of Sharambeyan and restored many of the buildings to their former glory. Tufenkian's Ananov Guest House is one of the best examples of renovation with an exposed stone exterior with wooden balconies. The interior features high vaulted ceilings and floors covered in handmade carpets. Guestrooms are furnished with antique wardrobes and handmade wooden furniture from the local region. Dine at the hotel's restaurant or enjoy pastries from its bakery. Features: 14 rooms & suite, restaurant, bar, terrace. Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, hairdryer.

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  • Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel
    Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel

    This 19th century property is located in the very centre of downtown Yerevan, minutes from the main square and opposite the outdoor craft market. Traditional Armenian textiles decorate the property, with rugs and blankets weaved by local craftsman. The Tufenkian Kharpert restaurant has a strong focus on forgotten Armenian cuisine, infusing traditional dishes with a modern twist. There is a small outdoor pool open in the summer months.Features: 82 rooms and suites, Wi-Fi, restaurant, bar, seasonal outdoor pool.<br>Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, safe, hairdryer, refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities, bottled water, robes and slippers.

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  • Mirhav Hotel
    Mirhav Hotel

    The Mirhav Hotel is located in the centre of the historic town of Goris. Although a little basic the hotel is the perfect place to stay when exploring Armenia. Rooms are a good size with traditional rugs donning the floors and walls. There is also small garden where morning coffee can be enjoyed in the summer months. The hotel has no restaurant, but staff will be able to advise on where to eat.Features: 31 rooms and suites, garden, bar, lounge, Wi-Fi throughout. <br>Room amenities: Free bottled water, hair dryer, safe, toiletries

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £1995 per person

High season from £1995 per person


Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

  • Dilijan

    A secluded town located within Dilijan National Park, Dilijan is home to...

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  • Yerevan

    In the early 1920’s the Armenian Soviet architect Alexander Tamanian was...

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  • Yerevan

    In the early 1920’s the Armenian Soviet architect Alexander Tamanian was...

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