This tour incorporates many of the celebrated landmarks of central Iran. From the ancient ruins of Persepolis, the ceremonial and spiritual capital of the vast Persian Achaemenid Empire, to the most famous relics of 18th and 19th century Shiraz; from the city’s renowned gardens to the evocative tombs of the highest figures in classical Persian literature; from the 6th century BCE world heritage site of Cyrus the Great’s capital of Pasargadae on to the historical city of Yazd with its magnificent 14th century mosque, the amazing desert architecture with cleverly-designed badgirs (wind towers), and impressive structures such as the Zoroastrian Towers of Silence; and culminating in an enchanting experience of Isfahan, the monumental capital of 17th century Safavid Persia and home to Iran’s finest works of Islamic art and architecture, best manifested in Naqsh-e Jahan Square

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