Iran Tour 2018

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Tour Dates: October 22 – November 5, 2018

Price: USD 4095 per person (twin share); Single supplement USD 730

This incredible tour across Iran allows you to experience first hand the rich history, art, traditions, customs and religions of this ancient land. Iran is an amazing country, and  if you can put the barrage of negative publicity that surrounds it to one side, you’ll discover a fascinating ancient land whose people are well educated, courteous and incredibly welcoming.

Our journey beings in Tehran, where we visit three of its finest museums before flying south to Shiraz, a lovely city known for its gardens and romantic poets. Two days allows ample time to see the major sights, explore the atmospheric Vakil Bazaar and make a side-trip to the great city of Persepolis, with its magnificent Apadana staircases.
Driving east, we see the tomb of Cyrus the Great and then make our way via Abarqu to Yazd Province, a highlight of our tour. The next three days are spent exploring our surroundings, heading off the beaten track to see little-visited mud brick citadels, tranquil gardens, old merchant homes and ancient villages. One night is spent in an authentic caravanserai – and we have a full day to discover Yazd itself, full of traditional homes with their signature wind-towers, or badgirs.

Travelling north to Meybod, we visit the fortress and amazing Safavid icehouse and then continue via Na’in to Isfahan, the ‘jewel in the crown’. Here we have two and a half days – ample time to see the many wonderful sights including the magnificent Naksh-e Jahan Square, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Imam Mosque, Chehel Sotun Palace, the Museum of Decorative Arts, Vank Cathedral, the bazaars and more.

Not far from Isfahan we visit the elegant fourteenth century mosque at Natanz and we then spend a night in the picturesque hillside village of Abyaneh, which we explore the following day. Further north is Kashan, celebrated for its fine ceramic production that dates back to the twelfth century. Here we see two magnificent nineteenth century Qajar houses as well as the Bagh-e Tarikhi-ye Fin Garden, considered one of the best in Iran.

Back in Tehran, we spend our final day visiting the fabulous Jewellery Museum and the Golestan Palace. Our tour concludes the following day.

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