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Heart Of Persia Onboard The Golden Eagle
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Heart of Persia onboard the Golden Eagle

14 days & 13 nights, Private Journey

Tehran, Mashhad, Rayen, Mahan, Kerman, Yazd, Isfahan, Persepolis, Shiraz, Kashan, Shushtar, Choghazanbil, Zanbil, Susa & Pol-E-Safid

Experience the wonders of the ancient Persian Empire and contemporary Iran on this classic train journey through the heartland of one of the world's oldest civilizations. From the capital city of Tehran, you'll travel aboard your luxurious private train through ancient cities, cultural centers, desert cities, and mountain towns as you explore the artistic heritage of the country, shop for treasures in vibrant bazaars and enjoy exclusive cultural interactions with the gracious, welcoming people.

  • Day 1
    Arrive Tehran

    Upon arrival, you will be escorted to your hotel to check in and enjoy a welcome dinner.

    Espinas Hotel or similar - 2 Nights (D)
  • Day 2
    Tehran

    Discover the breathtaking Crown Jewels Museum in the Central Bank of Iran, and explore the city's Grand Bazaar.

    Espinas Hotel or similar (B, L, D)
  • Day 3
    Tehran

    Visit the impressive National Museum of Iran, which boasts a collection detailing the rich history of the country. Late this afternoon, head the railway station to board the Golden Eagle.

    Golden Eagle - 10 Nights (B, L, D)
  • Day 4
    Mashhad

    Explore the city of Mashhad, which is home to the Imam Reza Holy Shrine, the largest mosque in the world, as well as the Nader Shah Museum. After lunch, visit the Tomb of Ferdowsi, the father of Persian literature.

    Golden Eagle (B, L, D)
  • Day 5
    Rayen & Mahan

    Disembark in Rayen to see the grand Rayen castle, which is situated beneath snowcapped Mt. Hezar in the Kerman province. Continue by road to Mahan to visit the 19th-century Royal building, Prince Garden and tomb, as well as the mausoleum of Shah Nematollah Vali.

    Golden Eagle (B, L, D)
  • Day 6
    Kerman

    Travel to the desert trading city of Kerman, which boasts a lively bazaar, a 19th-century teahouse, and a museum that occupies an historic bathhouse.

    Golden Eagle (B, L, D)
  • Day 7
    Yazd

    Yazd is one of the oldest cities in the world, dating back over 3,000 years. Visit the Zoroastrian Fire Temple and Silent Towers, Amir Chakhmagh Square and the Friday Mosque, home to one of Iran's finest mosaics.

    Golden Eagle (B, L, D)
  • Day 8
    Isfahan

    Spend a whole day in this enchanting city, visiting the Vank Church in the Armenian Quarter, as well as Ali Qapou Palace and the Shah and Sheikh Lutfullah Mosques. Enjoy some time at leisure to pick up a bargain at the bazaar of Qaisarieh.

    Golden Eagle (B, L, D)
  • Day 9
    Persepolis & Shiraz

    Arrive in Sadat Shaha to explore the nearby ruins of Persepolis, the 6th-century ceremonial capital of the Persian Empire. Continue by road to Iran's cultural capital, Shiraz to visit the Quran Gate, the tomb of Hafez and the Vakil Citadel.

    Golden Eagle (B, L, D)
  • Day 10
    Kashan

    Discover the 16th-century Fin garden, the Sialk Hills archaeological site, and several typical 19thcentury houses as well as the ancient bazaar with its selection of exquisite carpets.

    Golden Eagle (B, L, D)
  • Day 11
    Shustar, Chonghazanbil & Susa

    In Shushtar, visit the 6th-century hydraulic system that still provides water to the town. Move on to the Choghazanbil site and then explore the ancient city of Susa.

    Golden Eagle (B, L, D)
  • Day 12
    Pol-e Sefid

    After breakfast, disembark for a spectacular drive through the Alborz Mountains. Enjoy the ever-changing, mountainous landscapes before making your way back to the Golden Eagle for a final dinner aboard the train.

    Golden Eagle (B, L, D)
  • Day 13
    Tehran

    Visit Golestan Palace, the coronation spot of the last Shah. This evening, celebrate your journey during a farewell gala dinner at the hotel.

    Espinas Hotel or similar - 1 Night (B, L, D)
  • Day 14
    Depart Tehran

    Bid farewell to Iran as you are escorted to the airport for your onward flight.

    (B)
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