Trip reference number: 42550
Trip Operator: Ramblers Walking Holidays
Experience the underexplored on this dual country holiday through Armenia and Iran. In these two visually opposing countries, this trip meanders through the stunning lush expanse of Armenia and the romantic desert wilderness of Iran. Armenia is a country immersed in history and the first to adopt Christianity as the state religion; you will see how religion plays a huge part in Armenian culture. Beginning in Yerevan or The Pink City, enjoy a guided city tour before discovering the countryside the best way possible, on foot. Explore and experience the beauty of monasteries, ornate fortresses, a volcanic crater view, and the cave village of Khndzoresk. Your time in ancient Persia offers a wonderful insight into modern day Iran. Often unexpected is how overwhelmingly friendly Iranian people are, and how good the food is. Youll visit sites including the Towers of Silence in Yadz, the impressive stain glass illuminations in Nasir Almolk mosque, and the Persian city ruins at Persepolis. Savour aromas of spices, sweet tobaccos and rich cuisine, observe ornate tilework and magnificent domed buildings. Youll also hear the call to prayer and people watch at Si-o-se Pol bridge as the sun drops from the sky and lights reflect off the water. In both countries you have not only a Ramblers tour leader, but also a local guide. The way we see it, local guides know their country inside out and are the ideal people to help you delve beneath the surface. Of course, the best way to explore both countries is on foot, so we have carefully selected what we consider to be the best walks to show you the culture, history and contrasting beauty of Armenia and Iran. This holiday has a pioneer status to indicate the spirit of adventure, as things may not always go as expected. Hotel standards are not as fancy as they are in Europe, and cultural differences require you to adhere to an alternative dress code. This tour combines traditional walking in mountains, with city sightseeing walks. Come explore and experience Armenia and Iran with Ramblers Walking Holidays!
|Departure Date||Return Date||Availability||Price|
|19/09/2020||04/10/2020||See our website||££2889.00|
|17/10/2020||01/11/2020||See our website||££2889.00|
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