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Lead Price
From £2240pp
Duration
7 days & 6 nights
Itinerary Type
Tailor Made
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

Authentic Armenia

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.

Itinerary

YEAR:
DAY 1: Fly to Yerevan
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Fly to Yerevan

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Yerevan, via Paris, with Air France. Transfer to the Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel (or similar) for 3 nights. (N)

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meal

DAY 2: Yerevan
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Fly to London

Early transfer to Yerevan airport and fly to London, via Paris, with Air France. (B)

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meal

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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
Low Season
From £2,240 per person
High Season
From £2,315 per person

What's included

  • 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
  • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Important information

Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
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.
Guideline prices
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin/double-room. Single supplement available on request. Pricing is indicative and may be subject to change due to external factors such as variable flight prices.
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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