Iran: The Comeback

Young women Dovecote Tower, Meybod | Richard I'Anson
Young women Dovecote Tower, Meybod | Richard I'Anson

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office lifted last month its warning for travelling to Iran, making visiting one of the most fascinating countries in the world more accessible than it has been for years.

Iran has a long history of 7,000 years and prospered as the “Great Persian Empire”. Although a small part of the country remains off-limits (most notably some border areas with Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan), the rest of Iran has been declared safe for travel – including iconic must-sees such as capital Tehran; Shiraz, home of the famous Poets Tombs; Persepolis, an incredible example of the rule of the Achaemenid Empire; Yazd, the second most ancient city in the world; and Isfahan, famous for its ancient bridges, mosques, minarets and tree-lined avenues.

World Expeditions has been offering trips to Iran for more than two decades – so whether you are looking for a cross-country trip that visits the country or want to spend more time to take in the beauty of this truly remarkable, off the beaten track destination, we have the right trip for you.


Best of Iran

An itinerary that packs in the very best of Iran in just over 10 days. Explore the sights of its picturesque cities, discover the wealth of its ancient civilisations and appreciate the depths of its cultural traditions. FIND OUT MORE >>


Iran with Richard I' Anson

New for 2016, this two-week photography-themed trip is led by internationally renowned Lonely Planet photographer Richard I’ Anson, offering countless opportunities to shots of spectacular scenery and timeless landscapes. FIND OUT MORE >>


Iran to Istanbul via Georgia and Armenia

A fabled 26-day journey that traces lands which have been occupied for more than 4,000 years, brimming with historical sites, scenic splendours and vibrant cultures. FIND OUT MORE >>

Tashkent to Isfahan

This epic three-week long journey through Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan to Iran traces the western section of the legendary Silk Road. FIND OUT MORE >>


Iran, Middle East

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