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Imam-Reza-Mashad

Enchanting Persia | 15 days

This tour covers the main highlights of Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz and Persepolis, then moving on to north-eastern Iran to see the holy shrine of Imam Reza in Mashad – where Muslims from all over the world make their pilgrimage – and the tomb of Omar Khayyam in Neishabur. Finally, the tour takes in Kerman in south-eastern Iran.
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Persia’s Nomads | 15 days

This tour visits the main highlights of Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, Persepolis, Yazd and Kashan but also allows you a chance to experience a very different way of life by spending a couple of days with a nomadic tribe. Often said to be the ‘true Persians’ the Qashqaii nomads still dress in their colourful tribal costumes and observe their traditional lifestyle and centuries-old customs.
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The Rose Harvest | 12 days

Spring is a spectacular time to visit Iran and this tour, run in May each year, is ideal for those who wish to see the main sights of Iran – Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz and Persepolis – as well as experience a visit to the rose gardens in the picturesque villages of Ghamsar and Niasar  near the town of Kashan. Every year hundreds of tons of rose petals are harvested and distilled to make rose oil and rosewater.
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East of Eden | 17 days

This tour highlights the religious sites of the faiths that have co-existed over the centuries in Persia. Firstly there was the great Zoroastrian civilisation and then, with the Arab Conquest, came Islam. All throughout this time the Christians, Jews and the mystic Sufis and Dervishes have maintained important pilgrimage sites too.

As well as visiting the major highlights of Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz and Persepolis this tour includes visits to such extraordinary sights as the troglodyte village of Kandovan - thought to be the SITE of the Garden of Eden, Shush – one of the oldest cities in the world dating back six thousand years, the tombs of Esther and Mordecai in Hamedan, and Takht-e-Soleiman (Throne of Solomon).
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Magic Carpets | 15 days  

If you have more than a passing interest in the art of Persian tapestry then this tour is for you. As you travel in search of the perfect carpet you will visit the major highlights of Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, Persepolis, Kerman and Yazd, whilst stopping off along the way to visit some of the nomadic tribes and small village workshops where the carpets are made.

Your journey will take you through the entire process of carpet making from the flowers being picked to the wool being dyed, from the carpets being woven in tents & workshops to their being sold in the bazaars and shops. Talk to the people involved & learn about the many designs & how they are inextricably linked to the culture and architecture of the Persian civilisation.
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Zoroastrian-iran

Zoroastrian Persia | 15 days 

This tour is designed for Zoroastrians and those with a specific interest in the Zoroastrian faith. As well as visiting the major highlights of Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz and Persepolis you will then spend four days in and around the Zoroastrian centre of Iran – Yazd. Chak Chak, the main place of pilgrimage for Zoroastrians from all over the world, hosts the 10-day festival in June and this may be an ideal time of year to plan your visit.
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Surprising Skiing

Either as a one-off trip or as an add on to an existing itinerary Iran isn’t the first place that comes to mind when planning your next ski trip or a winter break to soak up the sunshine.

However, if you are planning to travel to Iran between November and March you may want to build either or both of these activities onto your itinerary. We can arrange a ski trip to the resorts of Dizin or Shemshak high in the Alborz mountains.
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