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Splendors of Persia: Art & Culture in Iran - 2017

Shiraz • Persepolis • Yazd • Isfahan • Natanz • Kashan • Tehran

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HIGHLIGHTS

In a Vantage Adventures small group, we have greater access to people and places, which means you’ll enjoy more intimate glimpses and a more rewarding journey. Here are some Vantage Adventures highlights hand-picked by our adventure specialists, each one based on their intimate knowledge of their destinations.

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ZOROASTRIAN HERITAGE OF YAZD

See the mortuary Towers of Silence and fire temples of Zoroastrianism, the mysterious and fascinating sect that pre-dates Islam

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NAQSH-E JAHAN SQUARE

The sheer scale of Naqsh-e Jahan Square in Isfahan (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) will astound you, as will its opulent mosques, minarets, palaces, and more

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THE PERSIAN GARDEN

See three of the nine exquisite Persian gardens (Eram, Fin, and Chehel Sotoon) that collectively are registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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PERSEPOLIS

Explore Persepolis, one of the world’s greatest archaeological sites, built by in 518 B.C. to showcase the grandeur and power of the Achaemenid Dynasty

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PASARGADAE

See the burial site of Cyrus the Great at Pasargadae, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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ISFAHAN IMPERIAL BAZAAR

Browse among the hundreds of stalls in the Isfahan Imperial Bazaar, a vaulted, 1.25-mile-long street that is more than 1,000 years old

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MEET WITH AN ISLAMIC CLERIC

At the Imam Mosque Seminary in Isfahan, you’ll meet with a Shia imam and learn about the history of Islam in Iran, and how it is observed today

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MATINABAD DESERT EXPERIENCE

Stay at a desert eco-camp that combines the beauty of the desert with evocative nomad-style lodgings and activities

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TEHRAN

In Tehran, see the National Art Museum and the pavilions of the Qajar and Pahlevi royal families, filled with extravagant furnishings, classic cars, priceless paintings, and other treasures amassed by the former shahs

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