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Persian Treasures of Iran

HIGHLIGHTS 
• Isfahan, the most beautiful city in Iran.
• The spectacular Heyran Pass.
• The Caspian Sea port town Bandar-e-Anzali.
• Shiraz, the city of “roses and nightingales”

Journey into the mystic of the Persian culture on our extensive tour of Iran. We will visit historic sites, ancient traditional villages, enjoy spectacular landscapes, browse crafts centers and local bazaars. Our tour of Iran travels at a nice easy pace with ample time to absorb the ambiance and feel the sense of "being there."  We do not rush from one monument to the next but break up the visits to major historic sites with stops in small villages and places where locals gather such as port towns, the spa town Sarein and Ramsar, the old riveria of Iran.

We offer two tour options: the Comprehensive 26 day tour and the 15 day Highlights tour. Shown below is the full 26 day tour. Days 1-2 are the same for both tours. Day 14 is Day 3 of the Highlights tour. On this day the two tour groups merge. Download the detailed itineraries for specific dates of each and how they dove-tail.

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Friendly women enjoying a picnic outside Shiraz

Day 1-2: Tehran
Early morning arrival and immediate check-in. Visit several museums, art galleries, bazaars.

COMPREHENSIVE TOUR

Day 3-4:Qazvin-Hamadan-Kermanshah
Visit the glittering shrine of Shahzdeh Hussain (a Shi’ite Saint) and the extensive Friday Mosque of Qazvin; tour Hamadan; stop at Kangavar-a small town of great antiquity. In Kermanshah, visit the magnificent Sassanian reliefs.

Day 5-7: Maraghe-Kandovan-Tabriz
Visit the ancient site of Takht-e-Soleiman (throne of Soleman), located in a remote mountain valley near Takab. Visit the beautiful Seljuk tomb-towers (12th century) of Maraghe. Stop at the intriguing troglodyte village of Kandovan. Enjoy an in-depth exploration of Tabriz. The traditional bazaar of Tabriz is one of the most extensive in Iran.

Day 8-10: Sarein–Bandar-e-Anzali-Ramsar
There are no mosques/tombs/sites, which we think you may have seen quite a lot of, making this a refreshing change and chance to observe daily life in a small town and browse the local handicrafts bazaars.   Sarein is where local Iranians come to enjoy the natural hot springs. The traditional village of Massuleh is one of the oldest and longest inhabited villages in Iran. Ramsar, the ‘old’ Riviera of Iran.

Day 11-13: Gorgan-Mashad
Visit ancient villages and port towns, markets and interact with local people. Immersive visit of Mashad, Iran’s holiest city.


HIGHLIGHTS TOUR

On Day 14 (day 3 of Highlights tour) the Highlights tour group will fly from Tehran to Shiraz and join members of the comprehensive tour for remainder of the itinerary.

Day 14-16: Shiraz
Full day Shiraz city tour. Excursion to Perespolis.

Day 17-18 Kerman
Spectacular mountains and fruit orchards on the drive today. En-route visits.  Excursion to two traditional villages. City touring including the magnificent citadel, mosques, mausoleums and museums.

Day 19-20 Yazd
Visit Iran's Zoroastrian community.  Many beautiful old houses to be seen.

Day 21-23 Isfahan
En-route visit a small desert town as well as a small village to see traditional workshops. Comprehensive toue of Isfahan.  Amble time to soak up the ambiance of Iran's most beautiful city.

Day 24 Abyaneh
An interesting small village hidden in the mountains, Abyaneth is the last town to surrender to Islam. The residents still maintain their ancient cultural identity.

Day 25 Tehran
Visit the historical Garden of Fin and Borujerdi House en-route to Tehran.

Day 26 Depart

Trip Details

TRIP LENGTH
25 days /26 nights In-Depth

14 days /15 nights Highlights
Begin and End in Tehran.
2018 DATES
Iran Comprehensive Tour:
April 6-May 1
October 12-November 6

Highlights Tour:
April 17-May 2
October 23-November 7

LAND COST
From $4200 Highlights
From $6225 In-Depth
ACCOMMODATIONS
Highlights:10 nights 5-star
7 nights in 4-star
7 nights 3-star*
2 nights 2-star*
Comprehensive:10 nights 5-star
2 nights 4-star
3 nights 3-star*
 * Best available
GROUP SIZE
4-12 guests
INCLUDED MEALS
All breakfasts and dinners

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