Armenia

​One of the world's oldest civilisations, Armenia lies just south of the great Caucasus Mountain range bordering Georgia and Azerbaijan to the north and to the southeast and west, Iran​ and Turkey​.

One of the world's oldest civilisations, Armenia lies just south of the great Caucasus Mountain range bordering Georgia and Azerbaijan to the north and to the southeast and west, Iran and Turkey. Its territory once included Mount Ararat, which biblical tradition identifies as the mountain that Noah's ark rested on after the flood and it was the first country in the world to officially embrace Christianity as its religion (c. A.D. 301). The country is home to the biggest lake in the Caucasus, Lake Sevan, as well as some beautiful monasteries and churches, breathtaking scenery, a sublime culinary heritage and a thriving brandy producing industry. Armenia’s capital Yerevan is one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities where today Soviet-era architecture sits alongside old-fashioned tea houses and hip European-style wine bars.

When to Go

The best time to visit Armenia is May and between September and October when rainfall is minimal and days are long and warm. Spring temperatures are mild and the countryside is covered in wildflowers, making it a perfect time for hikers.

Featured Armenia Journeys

Private16 days, from AU$35,375
Golden Eagle: Caspian Odyssey

A breathtaking rail journey across six countries located close to the shores of the Caspian Sea - Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.

Private16 days, from AU$35,375
Private17 days, from AU$13,540
Ancient Crossroads: Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia

Journey to the heart of the Caucasus on an extensive exploration which reveals three countries whose history and culture became intricately entwined with movement along the great Silk Road.

Private17 days, from AU$13,540
Group of 1813 days, from AU$9,495
Georgia & Armenia: Journey to the Caucasus - A Limited Edition Small Group Journey (2020)

This fascinating journey to the heart of the Caucasus offers a surprising taste of old world Eastern European charm.

Group13 days, from AU$9,495

Featured Accommodation

Avan Dzoraget Hotel

Located in a remote location beside the Debed River on the main road from Tbilisi to Yerevan, mid-way between the two capitals, Avan Dzoraget Hotel has been designed in the style of a medieval castle.

Armenia Marriott, Yerevan

Located right on Republic Square in the centre of Yerevan, the grand Armenia Marriott Hotel Yerevan is an impressive building with grand arched windows and a dusty pink colour from the rose-and-white Armenian tufa stone used in the facade.

Grand Hotel Yerevan

Grand Hotel Yerevan is an elegant and refined hotel with a long and storied history. Its excellent location and within a short walking distance from Yerevan's central Republic Square.

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