This is a country brimming with archaeological treats that will enthral history buffs and art aficionados alike. Few countries can boast such a profound and intriguing history or such an astounding diversity of archaeological and cultural gems, evidence of which can be seen everywhere including at 19 UNESCO world heritage sites. You will stay in four or five star accommodation and meet well-informed guides and local people in a safe and supported small group. There will be time to explore the museums laden with treasures in Tehran, and visit colourful and tempting bazaars, Persian gardens and tea houses. Explore covered bridges, mosques and minarets, the ancient mud architecture of Yazd, the ruins of Persepolis and the pearl in the Persian crown – Isfahan. Visitors are still a novelty in Iran, and on our tour last year our participants were overwhelmed by the friendliness of the people they met.
Your tour manager is Andrew Matheson, a keen and adventurous traveller who enjoys making tours a special and memorable experience for group members. His careers as a diplomat and as an agricultural development consultant have seen him working in both bustling and remote places on pretty much every continent in the world, and he has travelled extensively for leisure.
As tour manager Andrew applies his strong organisational skills to make sure the trip runs to plan and delivers the best for all tour members. Iran remains one of Andrew’s favourite countries, and he is keen to share it with you on this tour.
TOUR DATES Saturday 5 – Thursday 24 October 2019
- The services of an experienced New Zealand based Calder & Lawson tour manager
- Economy class airfares
- 17 nights in 4 – 5 star accommodation
- Meals included: Breakfast, all lunches and dinners in Iran
- Other meals as specified in the itinerary
- A national English speaking guide
- Local guides
- Modern air-conditioned Volvo coach
- All group transfers
- Admissions as detailed in the itinerary
- All tips for local guides and drivers
- Pre-tour material
- Airline taxes
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- Beverages during included meals,
- Hotel porterage
TOUR PRICE Ex Auckland
Share twin per person NZD$11,988
Single supplement (limited availability) NZD$ 1,970
Please contact Calder & Lawson Tours if you are interested in a single occupancy place.
GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, maximum 18