Home to some of the world’s most spectacular Islamic treasures, Iran is a dazzling fusion of cultures and traditions, with the more remote areas of this vast country providing a rich haven for a significant Kurdish minority. Delve a little deeper into its ancient culture on this remarkable journey into the heart of one of the oldest civilisations on the planet.
After a chance to explore some of the highlights of the Iranian capital, you’ll fly on to Ahwaz and the southern province of Khuzestan, once the capital of the old Elamite Kingdom. Pay a visit to the once great Elamite city of Susa and explore the World Heritage site of Choga Zanbil, before following the road north, towards the Kurdish heartland of Kermanshah.
Explore Achaemenid and Parthian ruins, take a boat ride through the underground caves of Ali Sadr and visit the holy city of Qom, before continuing across the desert to Yazd, one of the oldest cities in the world. Following the caravan routes of the old Silk Road you then continue to Kerman, from where you will fly on to Mashad, Iran’s holiest city and the site of the revered shrine of Imam Reza.
*Please note the prices shown are per person and based on two persons sharing a twin or double room
Enjoy the Golestan Palace and the famed crown Jewel collection in Tehran
Explore the stunning UNESCO ruins of Choga Zanbil
Visit Sassanian ruins, Elamite cities and Kurdish villages
Travel to the holy cities of Qom and Mashad
Discover the centre of Zoroastrianism and travel the old Silk Road to Kerman
3 Iran Air internal flights
13 nights four star hotel accommodation (local grading)
Accompanied by an experienced English speaking local guide on private basis
Private driver and vehicle, normally a saloon car for one or two people
Sightseeing programme including all entrance fees
Private guided transfers to and from all airports