Perfect for the first-time visitor to Iran, this itinerary offers an essential introduction to the capital, Tehran and some of the most popular surrounding cities. Spend nine days exploring this rarely-visited country, only recently re-opened for tourism, before the crowds cotton on.
Between the bustling bazaars of age-old trading city, Yazd, and the staggering archaeological ruins of Cyrus the Great's ancient city, Pasargadae, discover why this hub of Ancient Persian history and ornate Islamic culture offer discerning travellers such an enriching experience.
Exploring Isfahan transports you through 800 years of the country's history, with all ages of architectural style on display at the Masjid-e-Jameh and make time to marvel at the immaculuate Chehel Sotun Palace with its 20 pillars reflected in the pool.In Yazd, visit the Zoroastrian City famous for its skyline-dominating wind towers and stop in Na’in, home to the oldest mosque in Iran built in the 10th century.
Iran's city of poets and gardens, Shiraz, is home to an array exquisite buildings from the mirrored Shah e Cheragh Shrine, set in the centre of a large courtyard to the Naranjestan Pavillion surrounded by orange tree and flower gardens, the pavilion houses a small museum and the gardens are planted with orange and palm trees amongst the flowers. You'll also have the chance to visit Pasargadae; the impressive ruins of a city and palace built by Cyrus the Great remains home to his tomb.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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