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Jan 7, 2020

Countries that celebrate Christmas in January

The seventh of January might not seem like a date that brings joy, but for Orthodox Christians, this is the peak of festivities as they follow the Julian calendar and celebrate Christmas on January 7th. Experience double the fun by visiting one of these destinations with our trusted local experts.

KazakhstanEthiopiaGeorgia, +2
Food & DrinkFestivals
Dec 27, 2019

Unique New Year traditions around the world

Here’s a quick look at some of the quirkiest and most unusual New Year's eve rituals out there, from wearing colourful undies to taking your suitcase for a walk around the block at midnight. The TravelLocal team wishes you all a happy New Year wherever you celebrate!

JapanPeruColombia, +5
Food & DrinkFestivals
8 days
from £1,560 pp

Discover Armenia - Gyumri route

MayMarchApril, +2
CulturalHighlightsHistory, +1
Sep 4, 2019

Our historical hotlist

From Beijing's Forbidden City to the ancient mosques and minarets of Samarkand, we've gathered together our top 10 historical places to visit around the world.

CambodiaRussiaGuatemala, +8
Aug 8, 2019

Best active holiday destinations

We've gathered together our top destinations around the world for active holidays. From hiking to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to skiing in Kyrgyzstan, there's a trip to suit all adventure lovers and thrill-seekers!

South AfricaMoroccoMyanmar (Burma), +32
Walking & HikingCoastCycling, +2

Fabulous tour of Georgia and northern Armenia

"The tour was tailored for us by the local agent and ticked all the boxes we specified"

Tony from London, UK

A unique and wonderful holiday

"Our whole experience with TravelLocal, and Inga in Armenia, was a delight"

Linda from England
Saint Gregory’s gate, Echmiadzin
8 days
from £810 pp

Harissa Festival in Armenia

Food & DrinkFestivalsCultural
Mar 30, 2019

The history of the Caucasus

With historical records acknowledging the Caucasus as far back as the 13th century BC, it is one of the earliest known populated areas on the planet. Its history is one of great triumphs, unfortunate losses and many interesting and powerful figures. Discover more about its fascinating past...

Mar 28, 2019

National parks of the Caucasus

Glittering lakes, imposing peaks and peaceful alpine meadows - the Caucasus region shelters numerous national parks, all of which are strikingly beautiful and relatively undiscovered. We've rounded up our favourite ones to let you in on the secret.

AprilMayJune, +4
Walking & HikingWildlifeCross Border
Mar 19, 2019

Why go to the Caucasus

Discover the lesser-known beauty of the Caucasus, including the ancient monasteries of Georgia and Armenia, the wide open skies of the Svaneti region and the picturesque capitals of Yerevan and Tbilisi.

AprilMayJune, +4
CulturalHighlightsWalking & Hiking, +5
Jan 2, 2019

Where to go in 2019... and why!

Here at TravelLocal HQ, we are dreaming of the wonders that the world holds in store for 2019. And we aren’t simply thinking of destinations we’ve not been to before, but also the unique events happening there that make them an even more exciting prospect! Discover which countries are hosting exciting festivals, featuring wonderful seasonal events or simply celebrating an anniversary, from Armenia to Tanzania...

UzbekistanLaosMorocco, +8
Great JourneysCulturalAdventure, +8
5 days
from £590 pp

City break in Yerevan

MayJuneJuly, +2
Food & DrinkCulturalHistory, +1
7 days
from £1,040 pp

Around Yerevan

MayJuneSeptember, +1
Food & DrinkHistoryCultural

Totally wonderful Transcaucasian tour - so good we're already talking of doing it again.

"Where to begin? This was a group of 11 friends travelling together - having already travelled to the region on a shorter trip organized for us by TravelLocal and their Georgian partner we promised our companions a month they would never forget and, thanks again to them, every day delivered in every way"

Lesley and Julian from Australia

Fabulous trip to Armenia!

"Our trip to Armenia was truly amazing! Our guide, Lilit, and our driver, Ruben, were absolutely the best. We worked with TravelLocal's Armenian partner company prior to leaving to personalize the itinerary, and they were totally accommodating. "

Carol from California, USA
The mountains of Armenia
10 days
from £2,430 pp

Luxury Armenia

AprilMayJune, +2
HistoryCulturalFood & Drink
Dec 24, 2017

Where to go in 2018... and why!

We've selected 12 destinations from across the globe to inspire your 2018 travel plans - each have something special happening in the month they are paired with...

IndonesiaPanamaArmenia, +9
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
HistoryCulturalFestivals, +8
Dec 15, 2017

An interview with Olia Hercules on the writing of 'Kaukasis'

Discover the delights of Caucasus cuisine with Olia Hercules - she has written a gorgeous cookbook with some of her favourite recipes inspired by the region.

CulturalUnique to TravelLocalFood & Drink
Oct 27, 2017

Get to know Yerevan

This Armenian city is a hub of culture, history and fantastic food, all resting in the shadow of a mountain. Discover more about what to do when you visit.

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
ClassicCulturalFood & Drink, +1

Great tour around Georgia and Armenia!

"This was intended to be a voyage of discovery"

Robert from UK
Aug 21, 2017

Off the Beaten Track: Armenia

Ever fancied getting to know the highlights of Armenia? Read on for our top recommendations for this charming and mysterious country.

MayJuneSeptember, +1
Walking & HikingHistoryOff the Beaten Path
Aug 2, 2017

Top 5 Music Cities

In honour of the BBC Proms, we've drawn up a shortlist of the best cities for live music around the world. Read on to find out more...

ArgentinaColombiaIndia, +2

Fabulous Armenia

"The trip organised by the Armenian Travel Bureau (ATB) went really well from the start of the booking process to our departure from Yerevan"

Tony from London
7 days
from £1,750 pp

Armenia: Culture & History

AprilMaySeptember, +1
7 days
from £2,800 pp

Classic Caucasus

AprilMaySeptember, +1
Food & DrinkCulturalHistory
Feb 20, 2017

Follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo

Follow in the footsteps of one of history’s greatest adventurers - who traversed Europe and Central Asia in order to reach China - and get to know the mysteries of the Silk Road...

KyrgyzstanArmeniaChina, +2
Great JourneysOff the Beaten PathHistory
Dec 16, 2016

Christmas traditions around the world

With the festive season upon us, we thought we’d take a look at Christmas traditions from around the world! Read on to find out more…

ArgentinaArmeniaEthiopia, +1
FestivalsFood & Drink
10 days
from £2,100 pp

Armenia: birdwatchers' paradise

AugustSeptemberApril, +1
13 days
from £1,970 pp

Mountains and Monasteries

JuneJulyAugust, +1
Walking & HikingAdventureHistory, +1