Agents, you can explore Iran with Flo Tours on its Best of Iran FAM itinerary Nov. 3-14, 2017. The trip takes you to Tehran, Shiraz, Yazd, Isfahan, and Kashan.
On this itinerary you get to explore a full day on a guided tour of Tehran where you’ll take in The Archaeological Museum, which features four tablets inscribed in cuneiform, Darius I inscription; The Glassware and Ceramic Museum showcasing some of the most rare collections of glass and clay in Iran dating back to the 4th millennium BC; and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Golestan Palace. While in Shiraz, you’ll visit the Karim Khan palace, the Vakil mosque, the Vakil Bazaar, and Saray-e-moshir, as well as the Nasir Almolk mosque. Other highlights of the trip include a visit to the Gate of Xerxes, the Harem and the private palaces of different rulers, plus Pasargadae—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—the Mausoleum of Cyrus II and Tall-e Takht, a fortified terrace.
During this trip, guests will have the opportunity to learn about the Zoroastrian faith, the Avesta, and the four divine elements—air, water, earth, and fire; as well as the construction of qanat or canals and the famous Badgers, or wind-catchers water towers that are used to cool a home in a desert setting. A visit to Esfahan is also on the itinerary, where guests will stay for three nights at the Abbasi Hotel, as is a visit to the UNESCO recognized village of Abyaneh, located on the foot of Mount Parkas. Rates start at $3,995 pp dbl; single supplements are $995; and a companion is $795.