Explore Iran & Turkey

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Run by: Peregrine

Reference number: PGITC

From: £3805.00

Explore two of the most historically and culturally rich countries in the world, places where numerous empires, conquerors and civilisations have left their mark. Go behind the headlines and uncover the true Iran, a welcoming country of open-hearted people redefining the word ‘hospitality’. From breath-taking mosques to stepped hillside villages, Ancient Persepolis and Zoroastrian towers, the beauty of the Iranian landscape is a reflection of its inhabitants. Journey to Turkey, a tantalisingly exotic country that mixes the cosmopolitan delights of Istanbul with ancient cities and natural wonders. Visit a dazzling architectural world, from the Blue Mosque and Ephesus, to the bizarre rock-landscape of Cappadocia. Come on a rewarding adventure that takes in one of the world’s least-visited countries. Before booking on this trip we recommend that you read the ‘Safety’ section in the trip notes regarding special safety considerations for Iran trips. 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
  • Spend 2 nights at our 'feature stay' hotel in Yazd; an old renovated caravanserai that dates back to nearly a century ago
  • Soak up the sights and atmosphere of the jewel in the crown of Persia, the beautiful town of Esfahan.
  • Step back in time at Ephesus, where the Greco-Roman world still feels very much alive. This is one of the best preserved classical cities in all of Europe and yet to be completely excavated
  • Spend some time reflecting on battles fought and lives lost in Gallipoli. This peaceful place has seen many atrocities due to its significant role in WW1
  • Enjoy 2 nights at 'feature stay' hotel in Selcuk /Ephesus a rustic boutique style series of old Ottoman residences renovated in an authentic and unique style 
  • Be mesmerised by the lunar landscape of Cappadocia and explore an underground city  
  • Visit the iconic 17th century Blue Mosque, with its unusual number of six minarets and striking collection of Iznik tiles

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
11/04/2020 07/05/2020 4 £3805.00
02/05/2020 28/05/2020 2 £3880.00
09/05/2020 04/06/2020 3 £3880.00
05/09/2020 01/10/2020 11 £3880.00
14/09/2020 10/10/2020 12 £3805.00
19/09/2020 15/10/2020 8 £3880.00
21/09/2020 17/10/2020 10 £3805.00
03/10/2020 29/10/2020 8 £3880.00
17/10/2020 12/11/2020 12 £3805.00
06/03/2021 01/04/2021 12 £3805.00
20/03/2021 15/04/2021 12 £3805.00
03/04/2021 29/04/2021 12 £3805.00
10/04/2021 06/05/2021 12 £3805.00
17/04/2021 13/05/2021 12 £3805.00
24/04/2021 20/05/2021 12 £3805.00
15/05/2021 10/06/2021 12 £3805.00
22/05/2021 17/06/2021 12 £3805.00
29/05/2021 24/06/2021 12 £3805.00
04/09/2021 30/09/2021 12 £3805.00
11/09/2021 07/10/2021 12 £3805.00
25/09/2021 21/10/2021 12 £3805.00
02/10/2021 28/10/2021 12 £3805.00
09/10/2021 04/11/2021 12 £3805.00
16/10/2021 11/11/2021 12 £3805.00

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