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Ancient Persia In Depth

Starts: Tehran, Iran
Finishes: Tehran, Iran

Visit: Tehran

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Overview

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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

    • 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.

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 144661
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: User Defined##Private aircon bus
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Tehran, Iran
Finishes: Tehran, Iran
Duration: 13 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

Meals: Breakfasts (12), Lunch (1), Dinner (3)
Accommodation: Comfortable Standard Hotel (10 nights) Feature Stay (2 nights)

Price

Price person (sharing double) $3,620 ($278/day)

Deposit:

$600 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

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Phillippa C.  

I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone who wants to go to Iran . It is a wonderful country with so much history and so much to see. The people make you feel so welcome and are so friendly. None of us ever felt we were in any danger and felt so safe the whole time

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Ralph N.  

Iran is a delightful destination. I felt safe throughout the trip. Leader was well-informed and attentive. Trip was well-organized.

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Shelagh G.  

Iran is the hidden jewel of the middle east. Take the trip you will fall in love with Iran. The country is amazing and the people friendly and welcoming.I willcertainly return there if I can there is so much yet to see.

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Felicity R.  

Iran is a wonderful country of friendly people and amazing sites. Don't believe all you read and see in the media! We were always safe and secure. The food is fabulous and the lack of alcohol good for your liver!! Most Iranians love to stop you in the street to chat!

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Valerie G.  

Iran is a fascinating tourist destination. The people are friendly, honest & helpful, the culture full of history & beauty and a beautiful landscape. I felt most welcome in Iran.

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Jill B.  

Forget the politics, religion and terror campaigns. Just go to Iran with an open mind. People there are welcoming and friendly. Iran has great natural resources and the country is varied and continuously interesting - from rugged mountains, to fertile valleys and sandy desert plains pumping oil and gas. As well, there are numerous historical sites and wonderful examples of Persian architecture in their mosques and palaces. Iran has a rich and long cultural history and it has been a great experience to see all of this.

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Philip J.  

Iran. Visit NOW. ITS FULL OF SURPRISES. ANCIENT AND MODERN!

Tour Operator

Peregrine Adventures

Our name stems from the word 'Peregrinate’, meaning to migrate, walk or take a pilgrimage – very fitting for our beginnings as a trekking company. Since our inception, we've broadened our horizons and now offer small group journeys in over 80 countries across all seven continents, which can be enjoyed by anyone with an enquiring mind who enjoys getting off the beaten track (without forgoing some of the comforts of home).

We are a company built by travellers for travellers. Take a walk around our offices and you’ll see the empty desks of people out on trips, or hear people swapping stories about a place they have just visited. Land at your destination and discover your tour leader is local to the region.

Wherever you travel with us we’ll take you to the major highlights as well as along the route less taken. This gets you closer to the local people and the culture you came to discover. We promise to share our knowledge and expertise with you, and ensure you will come home with stories you will tell for years to come.

In Business Since 1977

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http://www.peregrineadventures.com

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