Welcome to Shiraz

A city of poets, Shiraz is home to the graves of Hafez and Sa’di, both major pilgrimage sites for Iranians. It’s also home to splendid gardens, exquisite mosques and whispered echoes of ancient sophistication that reward those who linger beyond the customary excursion to nearby Persepolis – the area’s major tourist destination.

There are the usual Iranian traffic issues, but the city’s agreeable climate, set in a fertile valley once famed for its vineyards, makes it a pleasant place to visit (except at the humid height of summer or the freezing depths of winter).

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Black Maiden wine tasting in Bucharest

A unique opportunity to experience the new trends of Romania wine making. Starting with the old Romanian wine varieties, like Feteasca Neagra (Black Maiden) or Tamaioasa Romaneasca up to some local expressions of well-known grapes as Merlot or Shiraz.  During the course of  two hours, we will taste and talk about a selection of five wines next to a platter of artisanal premium cheese and age dried cold cuts, all taking part in a warm and friendly atmosphere in one of the first wine bars in Bucharest.In a world full of chateaux brands and big wine domains, we are just some faces, for some anonymous faces, for the ones who know us just crazy, we do not want to produce millions of bottles just happiness on some faces.1000 de chipuri – a 1000 faces

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Barossa Valley Cellar Doors. Luxury Wine Tours.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: The Herbig Family Tree, Springton, South AustraliaThis hollow tree trunk provided a 'home' for Friedrich and Caroline Herbig and two of their 16 children until 1860 at Springton.The Herbig Family Tree is a large, hollow red gum tree at Springton. It is estimated to be 300 to 500 years old with a diameter of seven meters at its base and a height of 24 meters. A small stream runs nearby.The tree was the first Australian home of 27 year old Friedrich Herbig who arrived in South Australia in 1855. In 1858 he married 18 year old Caroline Rattey and took her to live in the tree home. The first two of their 16 children were born there. In 1860 he built a two roomed pine and pug hut nearby, and as his family increased, built a stone cottage adjacent to the hut.Today the Herbig Family Tree represents a graphic link to early European settlement of the area. Herbig family reunions are held at the tree, usually every five years.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Barossa Sculpture Park, Bethany, Barossa Valley, South AustraliaFor one of the best views of the Barossa, head to the Barossa Sculpture Park and Mengler's Hill Lookout.See sweeping, 180 degree views of famed wineries and fields that make up the region's stunning landscape. Take a break between winery visits and explore the sculpture park. The park hosts a number of distinctive abstract art pieces that have been sculpted by a number of renowned artists at a duo of symposiums. The first of these was held back in 1988, and the following on the 20th anniversary in 2008.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Maggie Beer's Farm Shop, Nuriootpa, Barossa Valley, South AustraliaThe Farm Shop is where it all started for Maggie and even at its busiest it has the feeling of home for her. She wants everyone who visits to feel a real sense of hospitality, no matter how busy we might be.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: TscharkeTscharke’s Place, home to Tscharke estate grown and crafted wines and Tscharke Barossa Pottery. Visionaries Damien and Eva Tscharke have created a unique space that’s sustainable, a reflection of their family origin and is a welcoming and enjoyable place to be in.Perched on the gentle rugged slopes of Marananga, Western Ridge, Barossa, the traditional German style timber build didn’t happen overnight. 2 years in the planning and 14 months to complete, the doors to Tscharke’s Place quietly opened for the first time in September 2011.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: The ClubhouseOur lunch stop at the Clubhouse where lunch is included in the tour.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Chateau Tanunda, Tanunda, Barossa Valley, South AustraliaChâteau Tanunda’s origins can be traced back to the 1860s and the decimation of Europe’s vineyards by phylloxera. Sensing opportunity in Europe’s adversity, the founders of Château Tanunda built a Bavarian-style château dedicated to the production of high quality wines.This tradition of fine winemaking lives on through the passion of Geber family. Since taking ownership of The Château in 1988, the Gebers have restored the buildings and the wines to the highest standard, winning hundreds of awards locally and internationally for some of the best Shiraz, Grenache, Semillon and Riesling that Australia has to offer.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Rockford Winery, Tanunda, Barossa Valley, South AustraliaAt Rockford they are committed to keeping the best of the traditional Australian wine trade alive and sharing this with their customers. Stroll the yard and the cellar for some wine tasting experience. Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Langmeil Winery, Tanunda, Barossa Valley, South AustraliaWith a history dating back to 1842, Langmeil Winery is where a blend of Barossa’s cultural beginnings with world-class winemaking can truly be experienced.Once a trading village settled by German migrant Christian Auricht, this remarkable location forms a captivating pocket of Australian wine history and is home to what is believed to be the world’s oldest shiraz vineyard, The Freedom 1843.Family-owned and operated by the Lindner family, whose own mark oDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Chateau Dorrien, Tanunda, Barossa Valley, South AustraliaThe Martin family, headed by Fernando and Jeanette, purchased the old Dorrien winery from the Seppelt family in 1984, officially opening it as Chateau Dorrien on 13 January 1985. In 1990 the family purchased the former 'Karrawirra' Winery in the Lyndoch Valley and renamed it Twin Valley Estate where production continues to this day.Duration: 45 minutes

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McLaren Vale Luxury Wine Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Mollydooker Wines, McLaren Vale, Greater Adelaide, South AustraliaThey make wines that make people go 'WOW', through attention to detail and commitment to excellence. Mollydooker has made Wine Spectator’s Top 100 an impressive eight times. The 2014 Carnival of Love Shiraz was one of just three Australian wines that scored a spot on Wine Spectator’s annual Top 100 list for 2016. The 2012 Carnival of Love Shiraz was awarded Wine Spectator’s #2 ‘Wine of the Year’ for 2014 and incredibly, the #1 Shiraz of the Year at the 2014 Australian & New Zealand Winestate Awards.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards Cellar Door and Winery, McLaren Vale, Greater Adelaide, South AustraliaThe Oliver's Taranga McLaren Vale winery is home to the ultra-premium HJ Reserve Shiraz and has supplied grapes for the illustrious Penfolds Grange, arguably the pinnacle of achievement for Shiraz growers in Australia.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Maxwell Wines, McLaren Vale, Greater Adelaide, South AustraliaEstablished in 1979, family owned Maxwell Wines, with its 100 acre estate vineyards, has built a reputation for producing handmade, rich and robust reds that combine exquisite fruit quality with structure and finesse.The winery vineyards benefit from one of the most favourable sites in the region, providing the wines with a unique expression of the acclaimed McLaren Vale richness and style.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Serafino Cellar Door, McLaren Vale, Greater Adelaide, South AustraliaMcLaren Vale and Shiraz - the perfect match. Steve Maglieri is the icon behind the Serafino name and his Shiraz is a typically wonderful full-flavoured and full-bodied red with the black and red fruits you can handle. A rich and voluptuous palate with a silken, textured finish that is a perfect match to big, rich beef dishes or a robust lamb ragu.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Foggo Wines, McLaren Vale, Greater Adelaide, South AustraliaHerb and Sandie Van De Wiel have been grapegrowers in McLaren Vale for 16 years, and in 1999 they were able to purchase the former Curtis winery. They have two vineyards: the oldest (Foggos Road) is 9ha of shiraz dating back to 1915; 80-year-old grenache, 45-year-old cinsaut and 20-year-old chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and viognier come from their other vineyard at Blewitt Springs. They have established a formidable reputation for their Shiraz, Grenache, Grenache Shiraz Cinsaut and Cabernet Sauvignon equal to the best. Exports to the US, Canada and Denmark.Duration: 45 minutesPass By: d'Arenberg, McLaren Vale, Greater Adelaide, South Australiad'Arenberg is an Australian wine company founded in 1912. All of its vineyards are located in South Australia's McLaren Vale wine region, although some of the wines they make are produced from grapes sourced from the Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula.

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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.


London to Tehran by Rail

Imagine the opportunity to experience a whole slew of the world's most iconic cities. This epic 40-day journey will have you breezing by rail from London, southward and eastward through France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and Turkey, to underexplored Iran and the doorstep of the Persian Empire. History-lovers, culture-fanatics, and people-watchers alike won't want this adventure to end.


Istanbul to Tehran by Rail

You may have made your way into Turkey before, but now it's time to take it a little farther east and discover some of the greatest underexplored territory in the world. This 17-day rail tour will bring you through the Turkish countryside to see the highlights of the Cappadocia region and the elegant, lakeside city of Van. You'll cross into Iran to find yourself in bustling Tehran, roam ancient Persepolis, and sample Shiraz grapes in the city that gave them their name. Take a true adventure and experience a part of the globe that's made for small-group travel.