VISA DEADLINE: May 15, 2019
Explore the rich architecture, art, and culture of Iran. Begin in Shiraz to discover opulent mosques, museums, and tombs of mystical Persian poets. Venture to Persepolis to wander ruins that have remained nearly unchanged since the time of Alexander the Great. Stroll the magnificent square in Isfahan, and explore a sumptuous palace, a music museum, the Armenian Quarter, and a historic bazaar. At contemporary art galleries, meet artists and see their work. Visit carpet merchants and observe artisans plying their trade. In popular local restaurants, savor delicious Iranian cuisine. On our way to Tehran, we will stop in Kashan for the world-renowned Fin Garden. Conclude in Tehran to view the UNESCO-listed Golestan Palace Complex and marvel at the dazzling Peacock Throne and jewelry collection at the Jewels Museum.