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2018
Treasure of Iran with Bahman • February 28 - March 14, 2018 Click Here
Mashad & Northwest Iran • April 11 - 24, 2018 Click Here
Treasures of Iran • April 22 - May 5, 2018 Click Here
Persian Classics • May 4 - 12, 2018 Click Here
Passage Through Persian History & Culture • October 30 - November 14, 2018 Click here
 
Compare our Iran Routes here
IMPORTANT

Although all of our Iran itineraries indicate air via Turkish Airlines, we understand that you may prefer a different routing for your air. In this case our tour can be taken as land only and an alternate airline used.

What's best for you is best for us!

 

 

Would you like to see pictures of our previous trips to Iran?
Click here
(pictures by Scott Peck- April 2015)
Click here (YouTube video by Scott Peck- April 2015)
Click here (pictures by Dimitri Kalatzis April 2014)
Click here (pictures by Gwen Erwood February 2014)
Click here (pictures by Gwen Erwood November 2013)

Martha Raak's Iran for Carnegie Mellon Click Here - November 2010
Click here (pictures by David Lewis - April 2010)
Click here (pictures by Gwen Erwood - April 2010)
Comments from all our past tours to Iran Click Here
Comments from travelers as of 4-8-10 Click here

Click here for Abadan Society Group photo (2009)
Click here (pictures by Mary Flores - November 2009)
Click here (pictures by Gwen Erwood - April 2009)
Click here, here, here or here (pictures by Gwen Erwood - November 2008)
Click here (pictures by Paulette Lewis - November 2007)
Click here for group photo in Iran (2005)
Click here for photo of Suzanne in Iran (2001)
Click here for Abadan Society Group photo (2000)

We're organizing photo albums for all our tours.
They may be accessed through the scrapbook link on our website.
Gwen

What travelers are saying about our tours to Iran...

As an inveterate and demanding traveler, I seldom find a travel expediter that earns my unqualified kudos. Gwen Erwood is the exception. I have traveled to Iran with Gwen and still communicate with some of the thwarted young people there. We had an exceptional guide and experienced the Arts of Iran in a wonderful and personal way. I cherish the statue I bought from the artist in Tehran (which arrived here safely before I did) and the experiences like talking with an educated man (a professor in the Shah's time) who makes precious dyes out of garbage (pomegranate, onion, and other fruit skins) for the rug industry. He had wonderful vines (he was near Shiraz) and when he found that I was from the wine country of California, he urged me to return and hopefully share a CASE of Shiraz when we returned.). Gwen takes care of the problems which inevitably occur on trips, with elan and competence. My mother died while I was with Gwen's trip to Turkey ( a GREAT trip, by the way) and she got me to western Kansas in time for the funeral. I am forever in her debt.

Iran, Sri Lanka, Turkey, the Baltic, Costa Rica--I have traveled with Gwen. Her trips are fairly priced, very comfortable (wonderful hotels in out of the way places like Cappadocia and in northern Sri Lanka)
Oonly when I am with a formal delegation to other places (like Cuba,Iceland, Argentina and Japan) do I elect to travel with other groups. I HIGHLY recommend THE SERIOUS TRAVELER.

Joan Poulos


Dear Gwen,

People are often incredulous when I tell them of our visit to Iran, the extremely warm and welcoming citizens from both cities and villages, the extraordinary historical, architectural, and cultural heritage the country offers, the “crown jewels” which put the London ones to shame, and the comfort of the accommodations as well as the delicious food offered to us daily. I look at my miniature portraits painted on camel bone and remember Iran with fondness and a keen desire to return. I never felt unsafe or uncomfortable, though I do confess a newfound respect for the women forced to cover themselves from head to toe. Feel free to give anyone considering this trip my home telephone number; they can feel free to ask me any questions and expect an honest reply. They can also call me on my toll free number at work, but I may not be able to speak at length because it ties up the office line. We are looking forward to Bali next June!

(And Ethiopia, and the China Silk Road, etc., etc!)

Merry Christmas!!!

Carol


Gwen, you, especially, will appreciate this story of how I can to help the UNA: I attended a presentation of a man and his wife that had just returned from......you guessed it....Iran! We both had the same book of translated Hafiz poems and when we saw this we all smiled at each other! It was that simple. The conversation was so fascinating, and everyone in attendance paid such acute attention to Dr. Baxer's presentation and after asked questions about his experience, the people, was he scared.....you know, as you have been answering these exact questions for years!
I met a woman who grew up in Tehran, as her father was an architect hired by the late Shah. She shared with me that despite her leaving many years ago and not returning, she was considering going back to Iran. She was so familiar with so many places and asked me about them, and she and everyone wanted to know what travel organization I used. Of course I told them, gave them your name and email.
I can't thank you enough Gwen for the journey to Iran. You, Sarah, Bahman, everyone, our fellow travelers as unofficial goodwill ambassadors, the people of Iran. Iran has my heart.
Much love,
Monica

THIS IS NOT THE FULL BROCHURE

We invite you to call Sarah or Gwen at 1-800-762-4216 to request the full brochure. The brochure will include Important Traveler Information (and answers to most questions) and a Reservation Form. We can send the brochure through the Postal Service or as a PDF attachment. If you would like to receive a PDF, probably the best way to keep the message from going into a SPAM filter is to send a message to sarah@serioustraveler.com. If you are already on our mailing list, no need to complete the entire brochure request form.

IMPORTANT

Although all of our Iran itineraries indicate air via Turkish Airlines, we understand that you may prefer a different routing for your air. In this case our tour can be taken as land only and an alternate airline used.

What's best for you is best for us!


 

 

October 6 - 21, 2017 • 16 days
$7210 double occupancy from New York, JFK via Turkish Airlines
plus Iranian Visa $201
Single supplement $1310

IMPORTANT

Although all of our Iran itineraries indicate air via Turkish Airlines, we understand that you may prefer a different routing for your air. In this case our tour can be taken as land only and an alternate airline used.

What's best for you is best for us!

Dear Intrepid World Traveler,

If you are considering this trip, you may have already experienced the warm welcome American tourists receive when they visit Iran. “We love America. How long have you been here? Where have you been? Do you like our country? We want to visit/study in America. Please tell your friends to come and visit Iran, etc”.

This fascinating itinerary focuses on the western part of Iran, including Khuzestan the Cradle of Civilization. It includes all four capitals of the Achaemenid Empire: Pasargadae, Ecbatana, Susa and Persepolis.

From Tehran, we’ll head west to Hamadan. You’ll see the archaeological site of Ecbatana, the winter capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Visit the Biblical sites including Queen Esther and her uncle Mordecai’s tombs, which are sure to please Jews and Christians alike (read the Book of Esther). In Hamadan, you’ll be introduced to a remarkable Iranian physician and philosopher of the 11th century CE, Abu Ali Sina or Avicenna (Latinized) and learn about his most famous works, The Book of Healing and The Canon of Medicine.

We’ll explore the temple of Anahita, which during the third century B.C. and the Seleucid Greek occupation of Kangavar, a major sanctuary was erected to the Mother Goddess Anahita. She was worshiped in ancient Persia along with Ahura-Mazda and Mithras.

Continue to Kermanshah to behold Darius I the Great’s inscription at Bisotoun (6th century B.C.), one of the most famous sites in Near Eastern archeology. Nearby you’ll see Taghe-e-Bostan (224-651 A.D.) where the Sassanid kings chose a sensational setting for their rock reliefs.

Journey south - and back in time – have a walk around a 12th century BCE ziggurat. There you’ll learn about the Elamites at Chogha-Zanbil. Also see the site of Susa, where Queen Esther protected her Jewish subjects. Susa is another of the four capitals of the Achaemenid Empire, which has just received designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as of June 2015.

We’ll learn about the hearty nomadic Bakhtiera tribe whose annual migration was documented in the classic film “Grass”. Skipping to more recent times, in Ahwaz (Ahvaz), we’ll learn about the Iranian Oil industry of nearby Abadan.

Most of our tours include Tehran, Isfahan and Shiraz and we continue to those cities. Shiraz, as the gateway to Persepolis, is a delightful and relaxed city. Isfahan, the Pearl of Iran, deserves numerous visits. There is always something to learn in the desert city of Yazd, with its ancient technological systems using bafgirs (windcatchers), qanats (water channels from the mountains), and yakhchals (ice houses), making life in the desert along the Silk Road thrive for the Zoroastrians, whom Christians will fondly recognize as the Magi.

A U.S. State Department travel warning exits for Iran, as it has for several years. Travel warnings are often political tactics, which can be considered much more desirable than other forms of conflict. Call me if you have any concerns. We’ll prepare you completely with briefing material on customs and regulations including attire. With our highly educated and very personable local guide by your side, your driver and their assistant, you can rest assured that you will have an amazing experience to treasure and share with others.

Whether you have an interest in ancient history, the archaeological and cultural aspects of Iran, or modern day life, this trip should appeal to everyone who has an appreciation for beauty and a rich historical treasure trove.

Gwen Erwood, President, Travel Concepts International

 

All This Included

  • Fly roundtrip from New York or other gateways via Turkish Airlines or alternate airline with taxes included (see page 9 of the brochure*)
  • Travel in Security with our experienced Iranian tour manager and the highly trained team with all tips included
  • Enjoy very carefully selected hotels
  • Spend three nights in the historic city of Isfahan at the deluxe Abbasi Hotel, a former caravanserai
  • Taste local delicacies with ALL MEALS breakfast-B, lunch-L, dinner-D included daily in Iran
  • Travel by private motor coaches
  • Experience the beautifully displayed museums, private homes and meetings with an artist
  • Visit the ancient ceremonial capital of Persia, Persepolis
  • Prepare thoroughly with our pre-trip study materials
  • Meet the warm and friendly people of Iran
  • Escorted from the U.S. with a group of just 10 participants - maximum 15

 

THIS IS NOT THE FULL BROCHURE

We invite you to call Sarah or Gwen at 1-800-762-4216 to request the full brochure. The brochure will include Important Traveler Information (and answers to most questions) and a Reservation Form. We can send the brochure through the Postal Service or as a PDF attachment. If you would like to receive a PDF, probably the best way to keep the message from going into a SPAM filter is to send a message to sarah@serioustraveler.com. If you are already on our mailing list, no need to complete the entire brochure request form.

 

October 20 - 28, 2017 • 9 days
Air inclusive rate
$4670 per person, double occupancy from New York, JFK
via Turkish Airlines plus expedited Iranian visa fee of $201

October 21 - 28, 2017 • 8 Days
Land-Only Rate
$3690 from beginning in Shiraz and
ending in Isfahan plus expedited Iranian visa fee of $201

International Airfare Additional

Dear Serious Traveler,

This is the short and sweet trip to Iran many have requested including two of the most famous areas of Iran - Shiraz and Isfahan. It is just two weekends and the weekdays between.

The first question you are sure to ask is, “Is it safe to travel to Iran?” I sincerely believe it is as safe as anywhere else in the world. After personally escorting several tours and sending many more, the most recent in November 2016, my confidence is undiminished. You will be overwhelmed by the warm, welcoming attitude Iranian people feel toward American travelers.

New direct flights into Shiraz allow us to begin with fantastic sightseeing right away. Marvel at Persepolis, one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world! We won’t miss the detailed rock-hewn tombs at Naghsh-é-Rostam and Cyrus the Great’s Pasargadae. Stroll through the pink-tiled Nasir-ol-Molk and continue our search for Persian gardens at Narenjestan house and gardens. We’ll also pay our respects at the Tomb of Hafez.

Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth said, “The most important reason for going from one place to another is to see what’s in between, and they took great pleasure in doing just that.” As we make our way between Shiraz and Isfahan, enjoy nature and the Bedouin grasslands en route to the Roof of Iran - Shahrekord. It will be glorious spring when we expect to see wildflowers in bloom and the Bakhtiari tribes on the move.

Arrive in the Pearl of Iran, Isfahan with its Royal Square, its romantic bridges and its beautifully-tiled mosques. Bargain with merchants and search out beautiful hand-painted crafts by famous miniaturists at the Qaysariyyeh Bazaar. See the exquisite details of the art and architecture in the Ali Qapu Palace, Hasht Bahesht (eight paradises) Pavilion and Park and the Chehel Sotuni (forty pillars) Palace. Return flight direct from Isfahan.

A U.S. State Department travel warning exists for Iran, as it has for several years. Travel warnings are often political tactics, which can be considered much more desirable than other forms of conflict. Call me if you have any concerns. We’ll prepare you completely with briefing material on customs and regulations including attire.

Whether you have a specific interest in arts and crafts or wish to explore the archaeological and cultural aspects of Iran, this trip should appeal to everyone who has an appreciation for beauty. The intricacy of craftsmanship is a bedrock of Persian culture. The beginning of May is still the perfect (cooler) time to visit the southwest region. With our highly educated and very personable local guide by your side, your driver and their assistant, you can rest assured that you will have an amazing experience to treasure and share with others.

Sincerely,

Gwen Erwood
President, Travel Concepts International

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All This Included
  • Fly roundtrip from New York via TURKISH AIRLINES with other gateways available across the U.S. non-stop to Istanbul and on to Iran
  • Travel in security with our excellent guide, and a small group of no more than 15 world travelers
  • Enjoy the comfort and service of top quality hotels
  • Taste local delicacies with ALL MEALS and snacks in Iran included daily, breakfast-B, lunch-L, dinner-D
  • Don’t worry about visas. We’ll give you full direction and assistance
  • Forget about tips for guide and drivers. These are prepaid
  • Prepare for the trip with printed and digital briefing and study material
  • Relax in the comfort of knowing how to dress appropriately
  • Journey throughout Iran by deluxe private motor coach
  • No problems with luggage handling. It’s covered too

 


THIS IS NOT THE FULL BROCHURE

We invite you to call Sarah or Gwen at 1-800-762-4216 to request the full brochure. The brochure will include Important Traveler Information (and answers to most questions) and a Reservation Form. We can send the brochure through the Postal Service or as a PDF attachment. If you would like to receive a PDF, probably the best way to keep the message from going into a SPAM filter is to send a message to sarah@serioustraveler.com. If you are already on our mailing list, no need to complete the entire brochure request form.

 


 

 

with our guide, Mr. Bahman Zenhari
October 31 - November 15, 2017
• 16 days
Air inclusive rate
$6980 per person, double occupancy
from New York, JFK via Turkish Airlines
plus expedited Iranian visa fee of $201
Single supplement $1340

Land-Only Rate
November 1 - 15, 2017
15 days • $6310 from Tehran

Caspian Pre-Trip Extension
October 26 - November 1, 2017 • 5 additional days
$2390 per person, double occupancy
Single supplement $520



IMPORTANT

Although all of our Iran itineraries indicate air via Turkish Airlines, we understand that you may prefer a different routing for your air. In this case our tour can be taken as land only and an alternate airline used.

What's best for you is best for us!

Dear Intrepid World Traveler,

The first question you are sure to ask is, “Is it safe to travel to Iran?” I sincerely believe it is as safe as anywhere else in the world. After personally escorting several tours and sending many more, the most recent in November 2016, my confidence is undiminished. It was in 1998 that on behalf of our company, my daughter made the first exploratory trip to Iran. She came back astonished, saying, “We were so warmly welcomed. Ah, all the wonderful sights and sounds! The treasures held in Tehran’s museums are outstanding. Persepolis, a short drive from Shiraz, is absolutely extraordinary! Isfahan is a unique city with exquisite mosaic clad domes, bridges and Persian gardens. Iran as a whole is nothing short of breathtaking!” We operated our first tour in 1999 and have had groups of all sizes since that time. Some of our travelers are returning for a second or even third trip. Through the years, the acceptance of Americans has, if anything, increased.

I have a challenge for you! See for yourself! Don’t let the naysayer diminish your enthusiasm. Many who say they will never go there themselves, do not have the resources, health, or most importantly, desire to make “the trip of a lifetime.” These are the exact words of one of the travelers on a past November tour, and if you would like to talk with her or others who have traveled to Iran, we’ll gladly provide references. Just ask! We’ll also provide links to photo albums including one very special one by Paulette Lewis, Friendly Faces of Iran. Lynne Hensel who traveled on this trip in November 2016 wrote a daily blog of her travels following our itinerary here http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/ldhensel/9/1478044800/tpod.html

A U.S. State Department travel warning exists for Iran, as it has for several years. Travel warnings are often political tactics, which can be considered much more desirable than other forms of conflict. Call me if you have any concerns. We’ll prepare you completely with briefing material on customs and regulations including attire.

Rich in culture, Iran is an excellent destination for those who would like to better understand the world and its people. With our highly educated and very personable local guide by your side, your driver and their assistant, and air included from New York JFK, you can rest assured that you will have an amazing experience to treasure and share with others.

This is a perfect itinerary for first-time travelers to Iran. It includes Shiraz for Persepolis, Isfahan (everyone’s favorite), Yazd, the Zoroastrian capital in the desert, Kerman in the southeast, and Tehran the capital city of Iran for its museums. The extension will take you to the Caspian area and Tabriz. Although colder at this time of year, the extension will give you an opportunity to see a less-visited but enchanting area of Iran.

Gwen Erwood
President, Travel Concepts International


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All This Included
  • • Fly roundtrip from New York or other gateways via Turkish Airlines or alternate airline with taxes included (see page 8 of brochure*)
  • Travel in Security with our experienced Iranian tour manager with tips for guide and driver pre-paid
  • Learn from excellent hand-picked local guides and our pre-trip study packet
  • Taste local delicacies with ALL MEALS in Iran included daily, breakfast-B, lunch-L, dinner-D
  • Enjoy carefully selected hotels
  • Travel by internal flight (included) and comfortable private motor coach
  • Experience the beautifully displayed palaces and museums of Tehran
  • Visit the Achaemenian capital of Persia—Persepolis
  • Spend three nights in a caravanserai in the historic city of Isfahan (Esfahan)
  • Meet the warm and friendly people of Iran
  • Escorted from the U.S. with a group of just 10 participants—maximum group size 15

 

 

THIS IS NOT THE FULL BROCHURE

We invite you to call Sarah or Gwen at 1-800-762-4216 to request the full brochure. The brochure will include Important Traveler Information (and answers to most questions) and a Reservation Form. We can send the brochure through the Postal Service or as a PDF attachment. If you would like to receive a PDF, probably the best way to keep the message from going into a SPAM filter is to send a message to sarah@serioustraveler.com. If you are already on our mailing list, no need to complete the entire brochure request form.

 

 

Air Inclusive Program
April 11 - 24, 2018
14 days • $6490 per person, double occupancy from New York, JFK via Turkish Airlines plus expedited Iranian visa fee of $201
Single Supplement $1140

Land-Only Rate
April 12 - 24, 2018
13 days • $5810 beginning in Mashad and ending in Tehran
Single Supplement $1140
International Airfare Additional

 

 

Dear Serious Traveler,

Many of us have been considering going back to Iran for a trip to see some lesser-known areas new to those who have been to Shiraz, Isfahan, and Yazd. I don’t need to explain to you that American guests are unfailingly greeted with overwhelming friendship.

This time, we’ll fit more pieces into our complex historical puzzle, creating an exquisite and interesting weave, much like that of the intricate Persian carpets we have come to admire.

Many of us are continuing to read and learn about Iran’s history and culture. Besides being the one of the most important pilgrimage sites to Shia Muslims, Mashad (in Persian, but sometimes spelled Mashhad) is the place of martyrdom. The tomb of the Eighth Imam attracts millions of pilgrims a year. So if you are interested in seeing a Shia religious center and holy city, here’s your opportunity.

Mashad is also the hometown for several literary and artistic luminaries. We’ll pay our respects to the 10th century Persian poet, Ferdowsi, who composed the epic long Shahnameh, the Book of Kings, covering the mythical creation of the world until the Islamic conquest in the 7th century. It ties in with the Zoroastrian indigenous religion. Who has not pictured or experienced the delights of “A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou beside me singing in the wilderness” from the Rubáiyát? Travel on the fabled Silk Road to Nishapur, where we’ll see Omar Khayyam’s mausoleum (considered a masterpiece of Iranian architecture).

After making our trip to the Khorassan in the east, we continue to the area west of the Caspian Sea to Iranian Azerbaijan, first stopping at the town of Masuleh, where time seems to have stood still, and spending the night on the shoes of the Caspian Sea.

In Ardabil, we’ll learn about the Sufi branch of Islam at the Sheik Safi-al-din UNESCO site. The complex contains symbolism of the seven stages of Sufi mysticism and eight attitudes of Sufism. We’ll also learn about the rise of the Safavid dynasty and their future leader, Shah Abbas. We’ll learn how he established his capital in Tabriz, “Half the World”, and then moved it to Isfahan – the other “Half the World”. His tolerance towards Christians will be further explored. As those who were in Isfahan remember, New Jolfa, where we saw the Orthodox Vank Cathedral, traces its name to Jolfa (or Julfa), which we visit on this trip. We’ll follow the steps of the monks in the Armenian Monastic Complex in Jolfa. After shopping in the second oldest bazaar in the world in Tabriz, we find in Zanjan province the Mongol capital of Soltaniyeh. Öljaitü intended it to be “the largest and most magnificent city in the world”. Yes, there is so much more to discover in this ancient land we know as Iran.

Please join us for an incredible journey,

Gwen, President, Travel Concepts International


All This Included

  • Fly roundtrip from the New York or other gateways via Turkish Airlines or alternate airline with taxes included (see page 7*)
  • Don’t worry about visas. We’ll give you full direction and assistance
  • Travel in security with our excellent guide, and a small group of no more than 15 world travelers
  • Forget about tips for guide and drivers. These are prepaid
  • Prepare for the trip with printed and digital briefing and study material
  • Relax in the comfort of knowing how to dress appropriately
  • Taste local delicacies with ALL MEALS and snacks in Iran included daily, breakfast-B, lunch-L, dinner-D
  • Enjoy the comfort and service of top quality hotels
  • Travel by air from Mashad to Tehran
  • Journey to the Northwest by deluxe private motor coach
  • No problems with luggage handling. It’s covered too

 

 

THIS IS NOT THE FULL BROCHURE

We invite you to call Sarah or Gwen at 1-800-762-4216 to request the full brochure. The brochure will include Important Traveler Information (and answers to most questions) and a Reservation Form. We can send the brochure through the Postal Service or as a PDF attachment. If you would like to receive a PDF, probably the best way to keep the message from going into a SPAM filter is to send a message to sarah@serioustraveler.com. If you are already on our mailing list, no need to complete the entire brochure request form.

 


Air inclusive rate
May 4 - 12, 2018
• 9 days
$4880 per person, double occupancy from New York, JFK
via Turkish Airlines plus expedited Iranian visa fee of $201
Single Supplement $720

Land Only rate
May 5 - 12, 2018
• 8 days
$3950 per person, double occupancy from beginning in Shiraz and
ending in Isfahan
plus expedited Iranian visa fee of $201
Single Supplement $720
International Airfare Additional

 


 

Dear Serious Traveler,

This is the short and sweet trip to Iran many have requested including two of the most famous areas of Iran - Shiraz and Isfahan. It is just two weekends and the weekdays between.

The first question you are sure to ask is, “Is it safe to travel to Iran?” I sincerely believe it is as safe as anywhere else in the world. After personally escorting several tours and sending many more, the most recent in November 2016, my confidence is undiminished. You will be overwhelmed by the warm, welcoming attitude Iranian people feel toward American travelers.

New direct flights into Shiraz allow us to begin with fantastic sightseeing right away. Marvel at Persepolis, one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world! We won’t miss the detailed rock-hewn tombs at Naghsh-é-Rostam and Cyrus the Great’s Pasargadae. Stroll through the pink-tiled Nasir-ol-Molk and continue our search for Persian gardens at Narenjestan house and gardens. We’ll also pay our respects at the Tomb of Hafez. Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth said, “The most important reason for going from one place to another is to see what’s in between, and they took great pleasure in doing just that.” As we make our way between Shiraz and Isfahan, enjoy nature and the Bedouin grasslands en route to the Roof of Iran - Shahrekord. It will be glorious spring when we expect to see wildflowers in bloom and the Bakhtiari tribes on the move.

Arrive in the Pearl of Iran, Isfahan with its Royal Square, its romantic bridges and its beautifully-tiled mosques. Bargain with merchants and search out beautiful hand-painted crafts by famous miniaturists at the Qaysariyyeh Bazaar. See the exquisite details of the art and architecture in the Ali Qapu Palace, Hasht Bahesht (eight paradises) Pavilion and Park and the Chehel Sotuni (forty pillars) Palace. Return flight direct from Isfahan.

A U.S. State Department travel warning exists for Iran, as it has for several years. Travel warnings are often political tactics, which can be considered much more desirable than other forms of conflict. Call me if you have any concerns. We’ll prepare you completely with briefing material on customs and regulations including attire.

Whether you have a specific interest in arts and crafts or wish to explore the archaeological and cultural aspects of Iran, this trip should appeal to everyone who has an appreciation for beauty. The intricacy of craftsmanship is a bedrock of Persian culture. The beginning of May is still the perfect (cooler) time to visit the southwest region. With our highly educated and very personable local guide by your side, your driver and their assistant, you can rest assured that you will have an amazing experience to treasure and share with others.

Sincerely,

Gwen Erwood
President, Travel Concepts International

Click map for larger view

All This Included
  • Fly roundtrip from New York or other gateways via Turkish Airlines or alternate airline with taxes included (see page 6 of our brochure*)
  • Travel in security with our excellent guide, and a small group of no more than 15 world travelers
  • Enjoy the comfort and service of top quality hotels
  • Taste local delicacies with ALL MEALS and snacks in Iran included daily, breakfast-B, lunch-L, dinner-D
  • Don’t worry about visas. We’ll give you full direction and assistance
  • Forget about tips for guide and drivers. These are prepaid
  • Prepare for the trip with printed and digital briefing and study material
  • Relax in the comfort of knowing how to dress appropriately
  • Journey throughout Iran by deluxe private motor coach
  • No problems with luggage handling; it’s covered too

 


 

© 2017 Travel Concepts International, Inc. CST 2005743-40

Travel Concepts International, Inc.
Cultural Tours to Better Understand the World and Its People

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wen@SeriousTraveler.com • Web site www.SeriousTraveler.com