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Cox & Kings Iran: Treasures of Persia
from £2595 pp

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The fantastically rich and varied history of Iran has left behind a dramatic cultural heritage. This tour reveals the best of that legacy, including the supreme Islamic architecture of Isfahan and Shiraz, the ancient Achaemenid capital of Pasargadae and the splendid bas-reliefs of the Palace of Persepolis.

What's Included
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 4-star accommodation
 Flexible - extensions & flight upgrades available
Average group size - 16-20 people (max 26)
International & internal flights
Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
Experienced local tour manager
10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
Porterage at all hotels

Tour Highlights
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Visit Pasargadae, Cyrus the Great's capital

Two full days exploring the boulevards, Persian gardens and Islamic buildings of Isfahan

View the ruins of Persepolis, one of the world’s greatest archaeological sites

Stay in 4-star accommodation

Small group size - average 16-20 people (max 26)

Accommodation
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Abbasi Hotel, Isfahan

Azadi Grand, Tehran

Dad Hotel, Yazd

Novotel Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport Hotel, Tehran

Pars International Hotel, Shiraz

Extensions
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Kerman
3 Nights from £1460
A former capital of Iran, the city of Kerman has a wealth of historical attractions including the renowned Zoroastrian fire temples. This 4-day extension explores this culturally rich city.

Day 11: Fly to Kerman
Fly from Tehran to Kerman. Afternoon visit to the Friday Mosque and the Hammam-e-Vakil. Stay for 2 nights at the Pars Hotel. (B, D)
Day 12: Kerman
Early morning excursion to the Lut desert to view the Kaluts, which are natural sand formations. Continue to the village of Rayen to visit the Arg-e-Rayen desert citadel and the small town of Mahan to visit the Shahzadeh, Prince Garden and the Mausoleum of Shah Nematollah Vali, the 14th-century Sufi leader. (B, D)
Day 13: Fly to Tehran
Morning visits to the Gonbad-e-Jabalieh, the Moshtaghiyeh dome and the Moayedi ice house. Afternoon flight from Kerman to Tehran. Stay overnight at the Espinas Hotel. (B)
Day 14: Fly to London
Transfer to the airport and fly to London with British Airways. (B)
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Mashad
3 Nights from £1580
The shrine of Imam Reza in Mashhad is one of holiest sites in Islam. On this 3-night extension, enter the outer precincts of the shrine and explore the rest of this fascinating town.

Day 11: Fly to Mashhad
Fly from Tehran to Mashhad. Afternoon visit to the outer courtyards and museum of Imam Reza shrine, the Khaje Rabie mausoleum and the bazaar. Stay for 2 nights at the Homa Hotel. (B, D)
Day 12: Robat-e-Sharaf
Morning drive to Robat-e-Sharaf to visit the royal caravanserai from the Seljuk period. Return to Mashhad for further sightseeing. (B, D)
Day 13: Fly to Tehran
Morning flight from Mashhad to Tehran. Afternoon visit to the Carpet Museum and the Abguineh Museum. Stay overnight at the Espinas Hotel. (B)
Day 14: Fly to London
Transfer to the airport and fly to London with British Airways. (B)
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Termez
3 Nights from £650
Termez is located in the far south of the country, close to an ancient crossing over the Amu Darya river leading into Afghanistan. The location of the city has changed throughout history due to a succession of invaders. The first settlement was established in the third century BC. Ghengis Khan then destroyed the city in 1220, leaving the inhabitants to rebuild in its current location on the left bank of the Amu Darya river. Much of the modern city dates from the early 19th century and, during the Soviet era, was effectively closed to the outside world.

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