Nestled in the heart of the Caucasus, Armenia offers much to fascinate and delight the visitor. Officially the first country to become Christian in AD301 the country is the perfect place to explore the remote UNESCO World Heritage listed monasteries of Haghpat, Sanahin and Geghard. A highlight is t0 enjoy the Catholicos, head of the Armenian church, conduct a service at sacred Echmiadzin or travel on the longest cable car in the world to visit stunning Tatev. With an ancient culture, wonderful cuisine and stunning scenery, Armenia is a fascination for the visitor. Our private tours are designed by experts to exactly suit your interests and provide the perfect holiday for you.
Our Expertly Designed Holidays to Armenia
• Baku • Gobustan • Tbilisi • Gudauri • Vardzia • Sanahin • Tatev • Yerevan • Echmiadzin
Comprehensive introduction to the varied cultures and scenery of the Caucasus
• Tbilisi • Kakheti Region • Davit Gareja • Gudauri • Vardzia • Haghpat • Tatev • Khor Virap • Yerevan
Wonderful exploration of the beauty and contrasts of Georgia and Armenia
• Yerevan • Echmiadzin • Garni • Khor Virap • Tatev • Selim • Haghpat •Sanahin • Gyumri
Explore remote monasteries enjoy the stunning scenery of fascinating Armenia
The stunning 9th century Tatev Monastery, perched high on a cliff top, is rightly regarded as a masterpiece of Armenian architecture. The fortified complex is located some 80kms south east of Yerevan in an area of beautiful scenery. In total 3 churches and a library as well as other ancillary buildings make up the Monastery. During the 10th century the interiors of the churches were decorated with fine frescoes fragments of which still survive to delight the visitor.
The UNESCO World Heritage sites of Haghpat and Sanahin monasteries represent masterpieces of Armenian religious architecture. The monasteries, located in the Debed Valley, were built between the 10th and 13th centuries include elements of Byzantine architecture and unlike monasteries in the rest of Armenian aren’t isolated in location, historically being surrounded by many hamlets. With their beautiful location and stunning views of the surrounding scenery both monasteries make for an excellent stop when visiting Armenia.
Sacred Khor Virap, located 30kms south of Yerevan, with its stunning backdrop of Mtn Ararat is perhaps one of the most iconic sights in Armenia. It was here that St Gregory the Illuminator who first brought Christianity to Armenia was imprisoned for 13 years in a deep pit, kept alive by a local Christian widow who brought him bread according to legend. Today the site consists of a fortified 17th century monastery built over an earlier 5th century chapel perched elegantly atop a small hill overlooking the surrounding plains. Khor Virap remains a place of pilgrimage for Armenians today and retains an important place in Armenian culture.