Iranian gardens
Palms in the Garden of the Chehel Sotoun (Forty Columns Palace), Isfahan, Iran. UNESCO World Heritage Site

Iran’s Persian Garden featured in escorted Bestway Tour

VANCOUVER — Bestway Tours & Safaris has announced a journey to explore the artistic heritage of Iran with a special emphasis on the beautiful Persian Garden, a collection of nine gardens in different regions of the country.

The 15-day itinerary covers Tehran, the ancient city of Bam, the Shahzadeh Garden in Mahan, the Pahlevanpour Garden in Mehriz and the desert oasis of Yazd, home to the Zoroastrian Temple of Fire and Towers of Silence and the renowned Doulat-a Bagh Garden.

At the historical city of Shiraz the tour visits its many historical gardens and the nearby historical sites of Persepolis and Pasargadae.

The highlight of any tour to Iran is Isfahan, where the tour explores beautiful gardens, palaces, mosques, bridges and bazaars, followed by a scenic drive to Kashan to visit Iran’s oldest extant garden, Bagh-e Fin.

In addition to gardens, the tour also takes in various historical sites including several of Iran’s UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Prices start at $4,395 per person including superior hotel accommodation, domestic flights in Iran, guided tours in English and 27 meals. Group size is limited to 20 people and the tour arrives in Tehran on May 2, 2015.
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The tour will be escorted by landscape architect, horticulturist and garden historian, Jill Cherry. “For her love of gardens, Jill has travelled throughout the world,” said Mahmood Poonja, Chief Explorer of Bestway Tours & Safaris. “The Persian Garden is a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring multiple locations and Jill is particularly interested in the influence it has had on the gardens of other cultures. She looks forward to sharing her passion for these beautiful places with the clients of Bestway Tours & Safaris.”

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