Iran: The Ancient Land of Persia (land tour)

Dates: Sunday, May 1, 2016 (Dates TBA)


(This AIA Tour is in its planning stages. Contact us for further information.)

The art and archaeology of the Persian Empire, as well as its complex interactions with ancient Greece, are the focus of your AIA study leader’s longstanding research and expertise. This special tour of Iran includes eight UNESCO World Heritage sites. One of them, Persepolis, you will visit twice; it is considered one of the world’s most spectacular archaeological sites. 
In addition to the dazzling cities of Tehran, Shiraz, and Isfahan, discover the Sasanian religious center of Takht-e Soleiman; Pasargadae, location of the first Persian capital; Yazd, one of the last strongholds of Zoroastrianism; and much more. This is Professor Root’s third AIA Tour to Iran; join her for an unforgettable journey to the land of ancient Persia.

Double Occupancy (15-20 participants) $7,795
Double Occupancy (10-14 participants) $8,295
SINGLE Supplement (limited availability) $1,295


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(This AIA Tour is in its planning stages. Contact us for further information.)

Day 1: Depart Home
Day 2: Istanbul, Turkey | Tehran, Iran
Day 3: Tehran
Day 4: Tehran
Day 5: Tehran | Soltaniye | Takht-e Soleiman | Takab
Day 6: Takab | Hamadan | Ganj Nameh | Tepe Nush-e Jan | Kermanshah
Day 7: Kermanshah | Bisotun | Kangavar | Taq-e Bostan | Kermanshah
Day 8: Kermanshah | Yazd
Day 9: Yazd | Taft | Yazd
Day 10: Yazd | Pasargadae | Shiraz
Day 11: Shiraz | Naqsh-e Rostam | Persepolis | Shiraz
Day 12: Shiraz | Firuzabad | Shiraz
Day 13: Shiraz | Persepolis | Isfahan
Day 14: Isfahan
Day 15: Isfahan
Day 16: Isfahan | Istanbul, Turkey | Home

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