Iran: The Ancient Land of Persia (land tour)
Dates: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 to Thursday, April 19, 2018 (16 days)
"We enjoyed the itinerary and the people of Iran. It’s a wonderful place to visit!"
- Barbara, California
The art and archaeology of the Persian Empire, as well as its complex interactions with ancient Greece, Mesopotamia, and Egypt, are a focus of your AIA study leader’s research and expertise. This special tour of Iran includes eight UNESCO World Heritage sites. One of them, Persepolis, you will visit twice; it is considered one of the world’s most spectacular archaeological sites. In addition to the dazzling cities of Tehran, Shiraz, and Isfahan, discover the Sasanian religious center of Takht-e Soleiman; Pasargadae, location of the first Persian capital; Yazd, one of the last strongholds of Zoroastrianism; and much more.
**Itinerary subject to change**
Day 1, 2018: Depart Home
Day 2: Vienna, Austria | Tehran, Iran
Day 3: Tehran
Day 4: Tehran
Day 5: Tehran | Soltaniye | Takht-e Soleiman | Takab
Day 6: Takab | Hamadan | Tepe Nush-e Jan | Kermanshah
Day 7: Kermanshah | Bisotun | Taq-e Bostan | Kermanshah
Day 8: Kermanshah | Yazd
Day 9: Yazd
Day 10: Yazd | Taft | Pasargadae | Shiraz
Day 11: Shiraz | Naqsh-e Rostam | Persepolis | Shiraz
Day 12: Shiraz | Firuzabad | Shiraz
Day 13: Shiraz | Persepolis | Isfahan
Day 14: Isfahan
Day 15: Isfahan
Day 16: Isfahan | Vienna, Austria | Home
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