After the nuclear deal: travel in Iran
Huge change is afoot in Iran. The historic nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers means fresh dynamics in the Middle East, a change in the world's perception of Iranians, wild speculation about oil prices.....
Don't skip Tehran's unmissable sights
Tehran is the city travellers love to hate, with many avoiding a stay here altogether en route to Iran's more popular tourist destinations...
Places in Iran
This is Iran’s number-one tourist destination for good reason. Its profusion of tree-lined boulevards, Persian gardens and important Islamic buildings gives it a visual appeal unmatched by any other Iranian city, and the many artisans working here underpin its reputation as a living museum of traditional culture.
Celebrated as the heartland of Persian culture for more than 2000 years, Shiraz has become synonymous with education, nightingales, poetry and wine. It was one of the most important cities in the medieval Islamic world and was the Iranian capital during the Zand dynasty (AD 1747–79), when many of its most beautiful buildings were built or restored.
Tours and activities
Tips and articles
How to get an Iranian visa
Getting a visa to visit Iran can be slow and uncertain, but most applicants do get one within two or three weeks and, once they've been to Iran, think the hassle was worth it...
Travel literature review: Iranian Rappers & Persian Porn
Iranian Rappers & Persian Porn by Jamie Maslin Rating: 2.5 out of 5 Reviewed by Wayne Murphy Okay, I’ll get this out of the way right now...
Sports in unlikely places
Watching or playing your favourite sport while on holiday can be a great conversation starter...
Destination at a glance: Iran
All is not what it seems in Iran. The simple stereotype is of an oil-addled desert land flush with scowling mullahs and anti-Western feeling. Oh, and nice carpets...