Iran: A Journey Through Persia - A Limited Edition Small Group Journey (2020)

This unique journey reveals why Iran is widely regarded as one of the most cultured nations on earth with a 5,000-year-old history and some of the world’s most extraordinary ancient sites.

Journey Overview

This unique journey reveals why Iran is widely regarded as one of the most cultured nations on earth with a 5,000-year-old history and some of the world’s most extraordinary ancient sites like the ruined cities of Persepolis and Pasargadae. Years of isolation have given the country a certain mystique, and discerning travellers are rewarded with the opportunity of seeing a destination on the cusp of change. Iran’s cities are vibrant, full of atmospheric teahouses, bustling bazaars and beautifully tiled mosques. It has a rich textile heritage, a flavoursome cuisine and its desert landscapes are eerily beautiful. Above all, though, you’ll be mesmerised by the Iranian people who are warm and welcoming, eager to share their views and their beautiful homeland.

Journey Highlights

  • Marvel at the amazing treasures and artefacts in Tehran’s main museums including the Carpet and National Jewels Museums
  • Stroll through Tajrish Bazaar and discover the essential ingredients used in Persian cooking
  • Ride like a local on Tehran’s modern metro system
  • Discover Golestan Palace, a former royal complex and UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Explore Persepolis, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most important in the Ancient World
  • Witness curious dancing cum weightlifting at the Zurkhaneh (House of Strength)
  • Observe the fascinating badgirs or wind catchers in the desert city of Yazd
  • Appreciate why Isfahan is widely held as the most beautiful Islamic city in the world
  • Visit Isfahan’s Music Museum and listen to a musical performance
  • Meet a local family and learn the secrets of traditional Iranian cooking
  • Drink authentic mint tea in the serene garden at the Tomb of Hafez

Want to travel sooner? Please see information on our 2019 departure here.

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