Iran is a true cradle of civilisation, filled with World Heritage Listed ancient cities and spectacular architecture, vibrant cultures and the gripping history of the Persian Empires.
Fans of ancient history, art and architecture, poetry and spirituality will be deeply moved by Iran's cultural riches, and nature lovers will fall for the country's snow-clad mountains and striking desert landscapes.
Savour the incredible culture and cuisine of Tehran, where you can explore museums and monuments, wander narrow streets and shop the aisles of bustling bazaars for colourful Persian carpets. Marvel at the spectacular architecture of Isfahan, one of the finest cities in the Islamic world, with its ancient bridges, mosques and bathhouses adorned with vaulted domes, towering minarets and tile mosaic.
Head to Shiraz, the heartland of Persian poetry and culture, for more exquisite shrines, mosques and monuments, and explore the historic bazaar of Tabriz, a magnificent covered marketplace that was once one of the most important commercial hubs along the famous Silk Road trading route.
Journey across remote mountains and dramatic landscapes to the desert city of Yazd, see the royal palaces, gardens and mausoleum of ancient Pasargadae, and tour the monumental ruins of the ancient city of Persepolis.
Iran's culture is as old and rich as they come, and its people are some of the world's warmest and most welcoming. Iran might not yet be on your bucket list, but it absolutely should be.