The Mysteries of Persia
The changing faces of Iran
Departing: Wednesday 10 April 2019
Returning: Tuesday 23 April 2019
Duration: 14 days
Resting between the steppes of Asia and the fertile crescent of the Mediterranean, Iran is a stepping-stone between East and West. Persia’s vast empire once stretched from India to Egypt. It is still a land dotted with the carved reminders of the
Parthians, the Seljuks and the Mongols – their monuments serve as a vivid testament to the extraordinary cultural heritage and beauty of this vast country. The journey will be an exciting opportunity to explore Iran at a very important time in the
country’s long history.
Begin in Shiraz, a beautiful city famous for its poets and its many gardens. Continue on to Yazd, a desert city dotted with windcatcher towers. Isfahan is perhaps the most spectacular city of the Islamic world. Its moment of glory came in the 17th-century when Shah Abbas began one of the world’s grandest projects in city planning.
- Persepolis – City of the Persians, an inspiring archaeological site
- Yazd – one of the world’s last centres of the Zoroastrian religion
- Staying in a former Qajar home in the garden town of Kashan
HISTORY AND ARCHITECTURE
ACTIVITY LEVEL: MEDIUM
Price per person sharing, not including international flights. Single room supplement £720.
$5,080 - please note that this US Dollar price is based on the exchange rate in June 2018. Contact the relevant operator for the most up-to-date price information.