Dig deeper series:

Join us for this nine-trip series as we journey to a different part of Iran every week, highlighting the unique history, culture and stories of our weekly destination over the course of an hour.

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The next stop in our series:

Tehran: A unique charm 

What we cover on this tour:

Date and Time:

London time (GMT+1): April 17th at 1pm (Sunday)

California time (GMT-7): April 17th at 6pm (Sunday)

Tour series

Isfahan half of the world

Experience the grandeur of Isfahan, Iran’s capital of art & architecture and once one of thelargest cities in the world.

Isfahan is an important city located at the intersection of the main north–south and east–west routes that traverse Iran. It flourished from 1050 to 1722, particularly in the 16th and 17th when it became the capital of Persia for the second time in its history under Shah Abbas the Great. 

Date and Time:

London time (GMT+1): TBA

California time (GMT-7): TBA

Shiraz, city of gardens and poetry

Explore the poetry, literature and wine (despite Iran being an Islamic republic since 1979) of Shiraz, while savouring the scent of Jasmine and orange blossoms in this city of gardens.

Date and Time:

London time (GMT+1): TBA

California time (GMT-7): TBA

Tehran: A unique charm

Tehran is a modern city in an ancient land, where there truly is something for everyone to love. Join us as we tour Iran’s vibrant capital city, exploring the history, the culture, the food and the day-to-day life of its residents.

Date and Time:

London time (GMT+1): April 17th at 1pm 

California time (GMT-7): April 17th at 6pm 

Experience the magic of Yazd, the “city of windcatchers”. Surrounded by desert, the people of Yazd developed unique architecture and culture to complement their environment.

While exploring Yazd, you’ll discover traditional houses, ab anbars (cisterns), qanats (underground channels), yakhchals (coolers) and windcatchers (Badgirs), as well as the city’s Zoroastrian community.

Date and Time:

London time (GMT+1): April 24th and 25th at 1pm 

California time (GMT-7): April 24th and 25th at 6pm 

Azarbaijan: Land of fire

Azarbaijan is famous for its untouched nature, vibrant culture and rich local music & dance traditions.

As we make our way through this amazing cultural experience, you’ll see the Sabalan mountains, the Safavid heritage in Ardebil, Babak Citadel, Kandovan village, Oroomieh lake and so much more.

 

Date and Time:

London time (GMT+1): May 1st and 2nd at 1pm 

California time (GMT-7): May 1st and 2nd at 6pm 

Kurdistan: Heavonly mountains and hopspitable people

Experience the famous hospitality of Kurdistan from its highest mountains to its deepest green valleys as we explore Karaftu cave, Howraman and Takht Soleiman, the ancient Zoroastrian place of worship. On our journey, we also learn about Mahabad, Sanandaj, Kermanshah and Bisotun, as well as soaking up local culture, music and dance.

Date and Time:

London time (GMT+1): May 7th and 8th at 1pm (Sunday)

California time (GMT-7): May 7th and 8th at 6pm (Sunday)

Iran's southern region: Land of nomads

Journey along the road less travelled and explore the countless attractions and natural beauty of Iran’s southern region.

Join us as we visit the nomadic south, through the heart of the Zagros mountains and from there, on to Choghazanbil Ziggurat, the ancient harbour of Siraf and Shooshter water mills, as well as Horemoz Island and the vibrant cities of Ahvaz and Booshehr. Plus, as always, we make sure to allow time for you to experience the local culture, music and dance of the region.  

Date and Time:

London time (GMT+1): May 15th and 16th at 1pm 

California time (GMT-7): May 15th and 16th at 6pm 

Iran deserts: A cultural oasis

Explore the vast desert landscapes of Varzaneh, Khor and Kalouts, as well as the charming villages of Nayband and Meymand. Take in the unique architecture and culture of the region, while also learning about local music, dance and wildlife, including the Persian Cheetah.

Date and Time:

London time (GMT+1): May 22nd and 23rd at 1pm 

California time (GMT-7): May 22nd and 23rd at 6pm 

Caspian Sea region: The green north

Explore the Caspian Sea region, the green jewel of Iran, and journey through Guilan, Mazandaran and Golestan, taking in the Hirkani forests, grasslands & rice fields, Khaled Nabi and the ancient Ghaleh Roodkhan castle. In addition to this, we climb Mt. Damavand, the highest peak of the Middle East, and experience the unique beauty of Masouleh, a village nestled in the natural beauty of a forest. Plus, enjoy local Turkmen music, dance, cuisine and culture.

Date and Time:

London time (GMT+1): May 29th and 30rd at 1pm (Sunday)

California time (GMT-7): May 29th and 30rd at 6pm (Sunday)

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