HEART OF PERSIA
With the lifting of economic sanctions and the FCO relaxing its advice against travel to most parts of the country, Iran is a popular travel hotspot for 2016. Having offered their first journey to Iran in 2014 (which sold out within weeks of launch), Golden Eagle Luxury Trains are thrilled to offer a fascinating new route in 2016: the Heart of Persia tour, departing on 24 November.
This pioneering 14-day adventure, starting and finishing in Tehran, and visiting Sari, Mashhad, Rayen, Mahan, Yazd, Isfahan, Shiraz, Persepolis, Kashan, Shustar, Choghazanbil and Susa, will be offered in 2016 aboard the “legendary” Golden Eagle train with an additional highlight being the opportunity to travel on an Iranian pilgrimage train for two sections of the journey on the spectacular mountain railways, including one overnight (optional). This grand tour, focussing wholly on Iran, allows passengers to immerse themselves fully in this fascinating country. The tour includes 9 nights onboard the Golden Eagle in an en suite cabin in Silver Class, 1 night on an Iranian train, 3 nights’ 5-star hotel accommodation in Tehran, and all meals and drinks.
Persia and Silk Road: For this tour, the Golden Eagle departs Moscow on an epic 18-day voyage along the Silk Road and through Persia to Iran’s capital, Tehran. Departures in 2016: Southbound – 10 Nov; Northbound – 5 Dec.