The Mysteries of Persia

The Mysteries of Persia

  • Narejenjastan, Shiraz

The changing faces of Iran

Departing: Wednesday 10 April 2019
Returning: Tuesday 23 April 2019
Duration: 14 days

Price from: 
£3,680.00*

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.

Highlights:

  • 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

Booking

Address: 13 Melloncroft Drive, Caldy, Wirral CH48 2JA
Telephone: +44 (0) 151 625 3425

*Price details

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.