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Luxury Holidays in Iran
For history buffs, those with a sense of adventure, or those looking for something entirely unique, Iran is an awe-inspiring holiday destination. This magical country once formed part of the biggest and richest empires in the world and now, after decades of political turbulence, tourists are starting to flock back to this exotic and intriguing piece of living history.
With its dizzying bazaars, intricate architecture, rural mountain villages, and over 2500 years of Persian history, Iran makes for the perfect holiday spot. One of our top reasons to go to Iran? Its people. With their warmth and curiosity, they will welcome you into their country and even their homes, like a long-lost friend.
When you think of Iran, you may think of the sublime, turquoise-tiled domes and minarets of Esfahan’s Naqsh-e Jahan Square, the architectural mastery in the ancient capital Persepolis, and the mud brick valleys and rooftops in the historic centre of Yazd. What you might not expect to see are deserts fringed with dramatic snow-capped mountain peaks or valleys carpeted in flowers. Vibrant cities like Tehran, where buzzing restaurants serve gastronomical delights and fashionable boutiques line enormous central squares and leafy boulevards, are another highlight.
Open your mind and heart and you’ll be rewarded with one of the world’s most richly layered cultures. Speak to your Lightfoot Travel Designer to learn more about expertly crafted holidays to this enigmatic land.