Welcome to Iran


In the Footsteps of Empire

If you're drawn to places where echoes of ancient civilisations resonate down through the ages, Iran could be your thing. Some of history's biggest names – Cyrus and Darius, Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan – all left their mark here and the cities they conquered or over which they ruled are among the finest in a region rich with such storied ruins. Walking around the awesome power and beauty of Persepolis, experiencing the remote power of Susa (Shush), and taking in the wonderfully immense Elamite ziggurat at Choqa Zanbil will carry you all the way back to the glory days of Ancient Persia.

The Beauty of Islam

Iran is a treasure house for some of the most beautiful architecture on the planet. Seemingly at every turn, Islam's historical commitment to aesthetic beauty and exquisite architecture reigns supreme. The sublime, turquoise-tiled domes and minarets of Esfahan’s Naqsh-e Jahan (Imam) Square gets so many appreciative gasps of wonder, and rightly so, but there are utterly magnificent rivals elsewhere, in Yazd and Shiraz among others. And it's not just the mosques – the palaces (especially in Tehran), gardens (everywhere, but Kashan really shines) and artfully conceived bridges and other public buildings all lend grace and beauty to cities across the country

Redefining Hospitality

Iran's greatest attraction could just be its people. The Iranians, a nation made up of numerous ethnic groups and influenced over thousands of years by Greek, Arab, Turkic and Mongol occupiers, are endlessly welcoming. Offers to sit down for tea will be an everyday occurrence, and if you spend any time at all with Iranians, you'll often find yourself invited to share a meal in someone's home. Say yes whenever you can, and through it experience first-hand, Iranian culture, ancient, sophisticated and warm. It’s these experiences that will live longest in the memory.


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Daily Buses from Yerevan to Tehran

 The buses depart from the Kilika Bus Terminal of Yerevan everyday at 10:00. The agency name is “Gity Peyma”. Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, is a little city. It is not very confusing to get around. If your hotel or accomodation is in the Yerevan the taxi driver will take max 4$ to get you to the Kilika Bus terminal. If your taxi driver does not speak English do not worry about that tell them "Kilikia avtokayan" and he will bring you to the exact Terminal.Do not forget to bring your passport.Important: Iran is currently under an economic sanction from the West, so your debit and credit card can’t be used in Iran. So, before getting to Iran, plan your trip, and get some USD or EUR for your entire trip.The Trip will finish in Azadi Bus Terminal.

$57.73 Tours & Sightseeing

Guided Museum Pass Istanbul: Skip-the-line Tickets with Guided Tours

Hagia Sophia: Your guide will explain the mystery of the magnificent Hagia Sophia. Hagia Sophia is a great architectural beauty and an important monument both for the Byzantine and the Ottoman Empires. Once a church, later a mosque, and now a museum at the Turkish Republic, Hagia Sophia has always been a precious building.  Topkapı Palace: Enter one of the most secreted places in history. Topkapı Palace was the primary residence of Ottoman Sultans for more than 600 years and Istanbul Tourist Pass is opening the doors of this marvelous palace to you. Being the most visited museum of Turkey, the Topkapı Palace not only shows you how a Sultan’s life was, but also many exhibitions of great variety. The Topkapı Palace witnessed the Ottoman history since the conquest of Constantinople, now it is your turn… Basilica Cistern: Due to the fact that Constantinople era Istanbul was constantly besieged during the Roman and Byzantine periods, it was constantly in need of a regular supply of water. To meet this need, a great number of cisterns were constructed during both eras. The Yerebatan Cistern, which is also known as the Basilica Cistern, is the largest and most impressive of all of the cisterns in the city. The Yerebatan Cistern amazes all of its visitors with its marble pillars. Indeed, one might even think that such a magnificent space could, in fact, be a castle. Hagia Irene: Hagia Irene or Holy Peace, was a Greek Eastern Orthodox church built under the orders of Emperor Constantine I over the ruins of a pagan temple as the first church in Constantinople. It served as the church of the Patriarchate until the Hagia Sophia basilica was built.  Turkish & Islamic Arts Museum Tour: The museum, which houses the richest collection of carpets in the world, has a large number of particularly striking carpets from the  Seljuk Empire¸ the most important Turkish state prior to the Ottoman Empire. Rugs that were produced in Anatolia during the  15th,  16th, and  17thcenturies, are typically ornamented with geometric figures, Kufic designs, and animals, and are among the most valuable items in this section. Here, you also find exquisite rugs from Iran and the  Caucasus.

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Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum(Istanbul) Skip-the-line ticket with Guided Tour

The museum, which houses the richest collection of carpets in the world, has a large number of particularly striking carpets from the Seljuk Empire¸ the most important Turkish state prior to the Ottoman Empire. Rugs that were produced in Anatolia during the 15th, 16th, and 17thcenturies, are typically ornamented with geometric figures, Kufic designs, and animals, and are among the most valuable items in this section. Here, you also find exquisite rugs from Iran and the Caucasus.Hand-written Qurans and hand-written decrees, acquittals, and monograms from Ottoman Sultans are also to be found in the museum’s collection. In the museum’s “Wooden Artifacts Section”, you can examine artifacts that date from Anatolia in the 9th and 10th centuries, as well as wooden artwork embellished with mother-of-pearl and ivory from Ottoman times.There are also many stone artifacts on display in the museum. Some of the most fascinating stone items are the tombstones from the Seljuk era, which represent a branch of calligraphy quite different from the Ottoman version. Hunting scenes and mythological creatures such as gryphons and dragons are often featured on these tombstones.

$58.90 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Skywing's Dubai Marina Dhow Cruise with Dinner and Free Transfer!!

Start time/ Boarding time: 8:00 PM Location: Dhow Cruise Marina, Behind Signature Hotel Apartments & Spa (Previously known Lotus Hotel Apartments & Spa Marina West) Transport: SIC Basis Come with us to this absolutely lovely ride around the Marina in a tradition Arabian vessel (Dhow) .Learn about how at one point it was used to trade between the UAE and Iran and was also used for Pearl Diving! This cheeky cruise takes in views of a very lavishly decorated Dubai with residences, resorts and shopping facilities a stone throws away! You'll get to feast on a scrumptious fare of international cuisines served in a very social setting a while you're being treated, our lovely and talented performers will make your night even sweeter with their traditional performance of t he Tanoura dance!. This dance features loads of dresses that have lights on them so the glare with the water of the marina makes the whole experience very colourful!  Our menu for the night does offer Vegetarian food too and we'll endeavour to get Vegan food should you request that! :)

$52.36 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Skywing's Dubai Marina Dhow Cruise with a lovely traditional Arabian Dinner!

Come with us to this absolutely lovely ride around the Marina in a tradition Arabian vessel (Dhow) .Learn about how at one point it was used to trade between the UAE and Iran and was also used for Pearl Diving! This cheeky cruise takes in views of a very lavishly decorated Dubai with residences, resorts and shopping facilities a stone throws away! You'll get to feast on a scrumptious fare of international cuisines served in a very social setting a while you're being treated, our lovely and talented performers will make your night even sweeter with their traditional performance of t he Tanoura dance!. This dance features loads of dresses that have lights on them so the glare with the water of the marina makes the whole experience very colourful!  Our menu for the night does offer Vegetarian food too and we'll endeavour to get Vegan food should you request that! :)Start time/ Boarding time: 8:00 PM Location: Dhow Cruise Marina, Behind Signature Hotel Apartments & Spa (Previously known Lotus Hotel Apartments & Spa Marina West) Transport: We can provide transport if you request us though it's got additional charges (you could pick one of our Dhow Cruise trips that includes transport though! :) )

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Iran - Discover Persia

Follow in pilgrims' footsteps and explore the history of old Persia and the spirit of the new Iran. Discover magnificent mosques, small mountain villages, and colourful gardens, and gain deeper insight into this ancient land. Wander the streets of ancient capitals and desert cities, and witness spectacular Zoroastrian temples. Your expert Chief Experience Officer (CEO) will take the hassle out of planning and organizing, leaving you free to uncover the gems of Iran at the best cultural monuments and in the stalls of exotic bazaars.