VANCOUVER — Your clients can walk through ancient palaces and lush gardens built for Persian kings, and discover mysterious Iran on Bestway Tours & Safari’s ‘The Persian Gardens & The Treasures of Iran’ tour.
Clients can gain insight into Iran’s incredible history of more than 2,500 years, as they explore palaces, archaeological sites, gardens, mosques and museums.
The fully-escorted tour will be led by garden expert, Jill Cherry. A landscape architect and garden historian, Cherry has directed the gardens of the Royal Horticultural Society in the UK, and the VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver.
“Iran is so awe-inspiring,” said Cherry. “The grand scale of the architecture and the detail and artistry of the decorative arts are wonderful, and the historic gardens are an intrinsic part of the whole experience. The splendid pavilions, palaces and gardens were conceived as one,” added Cherry. “Perhaps it is the juxtaposition of high culture in a desert land that is so striking. For visitors, the incredible wealth of Persian history unfolds before your eyes, layer by layer.”
Cherry expects that art and history lovers and garden enthusiasts will be attracted to this tour.
“It is one of the friendliest countries I have ever visited,” said Cherry. “Even when travelling alone in Iran, I often have received smiles and impromptu conversation from locals, and people are usually quite kind. As a foreigner in Iran, I have always felt safe and never been hassled.”
The tour will start on May 2, 2015 in Tehran, the nation’s capital and largest city, and conclude on May 16 in Tehran.
The tour will feature all domestic ground and air transportation in Iran, 27 meals (13 breakfasts/14 dinners), including a welcome dinner of traditional Persian food, known for its delicious lamb, chicken and fish dishes, often served with rice and fresh nan bread. Also included will be 14 nights’ hotel accommodations, all sightseeing and transfers including admission fees to museums and sites on the itinerary, and local English guides and driver. The tour will be limited to 20 participants.
The package costs $4,395 per person (based on double occupancy/sharing room), with an extra $550 fee for one person in a single room. The program excludes international airfares, Iran visa, travel insurance and tips and gratuities.
For more information, visit bestway.com/tours/pvt/persian_gardens/ or call 1-800-663-0844.