Upcoming Travel

Perspectives of Iran, with Stephen Kinzer

Minarets & Mosaics
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Thu, May 07, 2015 - Thu, May 21, 2015

Join author and journalist Stephen Kinzer on a journey through Iran, where vast monuments serve as testament to the extraordinary history of this country.

Begin in Tehran, where we have scheduled time to explore the country's capital, including a visit to the basement vault of the Bank Milli Iran to view the spectacular Crown Jewels. Discover the Blue Mosque and the town's colorful bazarr in Tabriz.  Then journey to Shiraz for an excursion to the magnificent ruins of Persepolis – one of the most remarkable archaeological sites found in the Near East. We visit Yazd, the country's center of Zoroastrianism, where the most traditional Persian architecture is found. End the program in Isfahan, a town of unsurpassed beauty where brilliant blue-tiled buildings and majestic bridges are often recognized as the perfection of Islamic architecture. Throughout enjoy the excellent cuisine and art and the warmth of the people of Iran.

Travel Cost: 

approximately $6,395, per person, double occupancy