Iran: The Ancient Land of Persia (land tour)


Wednesday, May 4, 2016 to Thursday, May 19, 2016
(16 days)
Tour Leader: Alexander Nagel


"It’s amazing to me how so many things were incorporated while maintaining good organization and flexibility; our guides were wonderful and provided us with a smooth, varied and interesting journey." 
- Sally, Michigan

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.

Double Occupancy (15-20 participants) $8,295
Double Occupancy (10-14 participants) $8,795
SINGLE Supplement (limited availability) $1,495


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Wednesday, May 4, 2016: Depart Home
Thursday, May 5: Istanbul, Turkey | Tehran, Iran
Friday, May 6: Tehran
Saturday, May 7: Tehran
Sunday, May 8: Tehran | Soltaniye | Takht-e Soleiman | Takab
Monday, May 9: Takab | Hamadan | Ganj Nameh | Tepe Nush-e Jan | Kermanshah
Tuesday, May 10: Kermanshah | Bisotun | Taq-e Bostan | Kermanshah
Wednesday, May 11: Kermanshah | Yazd
Thursday, May 12: Yazd
Friday, May 13: Yazd | Taft | Pasargadae | Shiraz
Saturday, May 14: Shiraz | Naqsh-e Rostam | Persepolis | Shiraz
Sunday, May 15: Shiraz | Firuzabad | Shiraz
Monday, May 16: Shiraz | Persepolis | Isfahan
Tuesday, May 17: Isfahan
Wednesday, May 18: Isfahan
Thursday, May 19: Isfahan | Istanbul, Turkey | Home

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