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Travelling along the Black Sea from Tabriz to Tehran
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Visiting the Zoroastrian Towers of Silence in Yazd
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Strolling the gardens of Shiraz
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Marveling at the turquoise domes in Isfahan
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Travelling where few Westerners have been

Treasures of Ancient Persia

Apr 25 - May 07, 2020

13 days | Iran | 50th Anniversary

To many Westerners the word “Persia” conjures evocative images of turquoise domes, exotic bazaars, the scent of roses and fabulous carpets. These images live on in today’s Iran. Indeed, this nation is a world both ancient and contemporary, linking the heartland of Asia and the cradle of Western civilization – a bridge between East and West.

Waves of invaders throughout the country's long history – the Greeks accompanying Alexander, Arab armies, the Turkish tribes that forced their way westward from Central Asia, and finally the Mongols – all left their mark upon the people of Persia, creating a vibrant tapestry that is indelibly Persian. During our trip we will see Shah Abbas’ astonishing royal city of Isfahan; the silent ruins of Persepolis, destroyed by Alexander’s fury over two millennia ago; the garden city of Shiraz; and the splendid desert city of Yazd.

Persia has been almost completely hidden from the West since 1979 when the country underwent huge changes with an uprising that marked the end of an era and a revolution whose effects are still felt today. The country and its people have emerged from these events eager to show the majesty of their country to the enterprising traveller. Past travellers have remarked with pleasure on the warm welcomes received throughout the country.
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Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. US$6595 (Incl. taxes and gratuities US$475)
Group Size:
14 - 18 participants 
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What’s included: Airport transfers on arrival and departure, accommodation based on double occupancy in hotels as listed or similar, breakfast daily, lunch or dinner daily, all internal transportation by air, sightseeing with qualified English-speaking guides, all activities and entrance fees, gratuities for escort, local guides, drivers, hotel and group meals, fully escorted by Worldwide Quest President Lewie Gonsalves. Taxes and gratuities of US$475 are included.

Itinerary at a Glance

DayActivity
1Meet in Tehran
2The Peacock Throne, exotic jewels, warm welcomes
3Palaces of the Qajar period; magnificent carpets
4Fly to Kerman on the edge of the desert
5The Grand Bazaar; the Sufi Dervish shrine
6Drive to the oasis city of Yazd
7The Eternal Flame and the Towers of Silence
8Through desert and mountain landscapes to Shiraz
9Exploring the City of Roses and Nightingales
10Persepolis: Heart of the Persian Empire
11The beautiful city of Isfahan; Qeysarieh Bazaar
12Magnificent mosques and exquisite pavilions
13Depart Isfahan
Optional extension: Tabriz and the Caspian Sea
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Lewie Gonsalves, our peripatetic president, has over  40 years’ experience researching and organizing trips throughout the world. As well as designing and leading our President’s Tours, Lewie is also chief designer of our Private Journey collection of tailored tours.

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50th Anniversary President's Tours Cultural Explorations Classic Explorations
Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. US$6595 (Incl. taxes and gratuities US$475)
Group Size:
14 - 18 participants 
Reserve my spot now!

What’s included: Airport transfers on arrival and departure, accommodation based on double occupancy in hotels as listed or similar, breakfast daily, lunch or dinner daily, all internal transportation by air, sightseeing with qualified English-speaking guides, all activities and entrance fees, gratuities for escort, local guides, drivers, hotel and group meals, fully escorted by Worldwide Quest President Lewie Gonsalves. Taxes and gratuities of US$475 are included.

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