The mysteries of Persia

11 April 2018 to 24 April 2018
From £3,560
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Resting between the steppes of Asia and the fertile crescent of the Mediterranean, Iran is a stepping-stone between East and West. Persia’s vast empire once stretched from India to Egypt. Discover this land of incomparable beauty with some of the finest monuments in the Islamic world and extraordinary archaeological sites. Accompanied by Professor Michael Roaf, explore Iran’s vaulted bazaars of turquoise domes and exquisite gardens where the sound of running water and the chatter of the tea house is never far away.


  • Explore the beautiful city of Shiraz, famous for its poets and busy teahouses
  • Visit Persepolis, city of Persians, one of the world’s most inspiring archaeological sites
  • Experience Yazd, a traditional Persian town and the last home of the Zoroastrian religion
  • Discover Isfahan, the most beautiful of all Iranian cities with its soaring minarets and domes of glistening turquoise and blue
  • The journey can be extended to visit the north-west and the beautiful green and lush provinces around the Caspian Sea with visits to Tabriz and Ardebil

Trip scholar

Professor Michael Roaf (Christ Church, 1965), Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology at the University of Munich and formerly a Fellow of Wolfson College, University of Oxford

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