Iran: The Ancient Land of Persia (land tour)

Dates: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 to Thursday, April 25, 2019 (16 days)
Tour Leader: Alexander Nagel

"I felt we were taken very good care of. [We saw] the best places (sights, sites, restaurants, etc.).
An excellent mix of experiences."  
- Anne, Toronto, Canada


Vist the newly added UNESCO World Heritage site: 

Sassanid Archaeological Landscape of Fars Region

Among the dazzling cities, fascinating archaeological sites, and architectural treasures on this itinerary are thirteen UNESCO World Heritage sites: Isfahan’s Royal Square and Friday Mosque, Tehran’s Golestan Palace, Persepolis (one of the world’s most spectacular archaeological sites, which you will visit twice), Choga Zanbil, Takht-e Soleiman, Pasargadae, Soltaniye, Bisotun, Susa, Sassandid and the underground irrigation system and historic city of Yazd, plus much more. On this comprehensive and well-paced tour you will start with two full days in the capital city of Tehran for an introduction to Iran’s archaeology, culture, and history, with visits to several excellent museums and monuments; and end with two full days in Isfahan, perhaps Iran’s most splendid city, with glittering, tiled domes that tower above wide, shaded avenues and terraced gardens. Limited to a maximum of 20 participants.

$8,995 (15-20 participants) per person double occupancy
$9,495 (10-14 participants) per person double occupancy
$1,625 single supplement (limited availability)

Single room supplement will be charged when requested or required (limited availability).
With fewer than 10 participants, a small group surcharge may be added.




Wednesday, April 10, 2019: Depart Home
Thursday, April 11: Vienna, Austria | Tehran, Iran
Friday, April 12: Tehran: National Archaeological Museum | Golestan Palace | Aaran Gallery | Welcome dinner
Saturday, April 13: Tehran: Sa’d Abad Museum Complex | Reza Abbasi Museum | Treasury of National Jewels
Sunday, April 14: Soltaniye | Takht-e Soleiman | Takab
Monday, April 15: Bisotun | Taq-e Bostan | Kermanshah
Tuesday, April 16: Pol-e Dokhtar | Susa | Shushtar
Wednesday, April 17: Chogha Zanbil | Haft Tappeh | Chogha Mish | Fly to Shiraz
Thursday, April 18: Naqsh-e Rostam | Persepolis | Shiraz bazaar
Friday, April 19: Firuzabad | Qal’eh Dokhtar & Palace of Ardashir | Tomb of Hafez, Shiraz
Saturday, April 20: Return to Persepolis | Pasargadae | Yazd
Sunday, April 21: Yazd walking tour
Monday, April 22: Na’in | Ardestan | Hash Behesht, Isfahan
Tuesday, April 23: Isfahan: Palace of Forty Columns | Meidan Emam | Bazaar |
Farewell dinner

Wednesday, April 24:  Isfahan: Friday Mosque | Armenian Quarter |
Music Museum

Thursday, April 25: Thursday, April 25: Isfahan | Fly Home via Vienna, Austria

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If you have any additional questions, please email us at (and include your full name) or call us toll-free at (800) 748-6262 (toll: 603-756-2884).

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