Ancient Persia In Depth

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Run by: Peregrine

Reference number: PGAP

From: £2405.00

Iran is quite simply an extraordinary country, where visitors are welcomed with open arms by friendly people who have redefined the word ‘hospitality’. The architecture is amazing with breathtaking mosques, stepped hillside villages, cleverly-designed wind towers (badgirs) and impressive structures such as the Zoroastrian Towers of Silence. The country's history is astonishingly rich, and Ancient Persepolis is one of many staggering reminders of this past. The current culture is in many ways a fusion of all the influences; the country’s religion is predominantly Islam (mainly Shiite, but some Iranians are Sunni), although you will probably also encounter Jews, Zoroastrians, Christians and Baha’is along the way. Although Iran is portrayed by some Western media as being ruled by a dour and repressive regime, you will find that it is a land full of warm, lively and friendly people. Join Peregrine for this foray into one of the world’s most fascinating and least-visited countries. Highlights/r/n
  • Explore one of the greatest cities of antiquity, Persepolis. The relief carvings and towering columns will leave you in no doubt that this was once the centre of the known world.
  • Once a major stop on the Silk Road, visit Yazd and discover the role religion plays in the city, from the impressive Jameh Mosque to the Zoroastrian towers and temples.
  • Enjoy a special dinner with a Zoroastrian family in garden of pomegranate and tamarind 
  • Soak up the sights and atmosphere of the jewel in the crown of Persia, the beautiful town of Esfahan. Feel the past glory at the Imam Square and its surrounding palaces and mosques.
  • Explore the Vank Cathedral and see the stunning Si-o-she Pol (the Bridge of 33 arches) lit up at night.

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
19/03/2019 31/03/2019 2 £2455.00
09/04/2019 21/04/2019 Sold out £2650.00
16/04/2019 28/04/2019 6 £2650.00
23/04/2019 05/05/2019 Sold out £2650.00
30/04/2019 12/05/2019 6 £2405.00
07/05/2019 19/05/2019 7 £2430.00
14/05/2019 26/05/2019 8 £2405.00
21/05/2019 02/06/2019 8 £2430.00
20/08/2019 01/09/2019 12 £2405.00
03/09/2019 15/09/2019 7 £2500.00
17/09/2019 29/09/2019 6 £2500.00
24/09/2019 06/10/2019 10 £2500.00
08/10/2019 20/10/2019 9 £2405.00
22/10/2019 03/11/2019 12 £2405.00
05/11/2019 17/11/2019 12 £2405.00
09/03/2020 21/03/2020 12 £2525.00
23/03/2020 04/04/2020 12 £2525.00
06/04/2020 18/04/2020 12 £2625.00
20/04/2020 02/05/2020 12 £2625.00
27/04/2020 09/05/2020 12 £2625.00
04/05/2020 16/05/2020 12 £2625.00
11/05/2020 23/05/2020 12 £2525.00
18/05/2020 30/05/2020 12 £2525.00
24/08/2020 05/09/2020 12 £2525.00
07/09/2020 19/09/2020 12 £2625.00
14/09/2020 26/09/2020 12 £2625.00
21/09/2020 03/10/2020 12 £2625.00
12/10/2020 24/10/2020 12 £2625.00
26/10/2020 07/11/2020 12 £2525.00
02/11/2020 14/11/2020 12 £2525.00

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