The term Persia was coined by Herodotus (484 BC) and it alludes to the region of Fars, the seat of the Achaemenids, a term in common use until 20th c when the correct word Iran, as used by the Iranians all along, was introduced to international community.
The words Iran or Persia conjures up images of carpets, miniatures, ceramics, beautiful architecture and poetry and it all started in 6th c BC when the Achaemenid Empire unified a number of nations from the Indus Valley to the Nile Delta. An empire respectful of national identities creating a unique multicultural civilisation.
A trip to Iran is a travel through times, between past and present, set against a background of diverse geography. From town to town and region to region our thoughtfully composed tours will guide you through stories and histories, give you an understanding of Iran’s different ethnicities and introduce you to their rich culture and often their mouth-watering food. We will show you historic monuments and archaeological sites and walk you through ancient cities and organise treks over majestic mountain ranges.
UNESCO World Heritage List includes many of our famous sites, such as Perspolis, Pasargadae, Masjed-e Jāmé and Meidan Emam in Esfahan, Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran, Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex, Tchogha Zanbil and Susa, Soltaniyeh and Historic City of Yazd.
We are now ready to show you Iran’s glorious past and its vibrant present, so start planning your trip today and pyme join one of our Classic Iran tours.