Extension: Ancient Treasures of Persia, Modern Life in Iran
Discover the wonders of Persia as you join experts to explore the ancient citadel of Persepolis, walk the city of Shiraz and learn the story of the 1979 Revolution in modern-day Tehran.
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Program No. 21608RJ
9 days
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At a Glance

A phone call on Sept. 27, 2013, marked the first communication between American and Iranian presidents since 1979. At this historic moment when the promise of a new relationship between United States and Iran seems brighter than it has in decades, join Road Scholar’s knowledgeable local experts to discover ancient wonders of Persia, learn about life in today’s Iran and experience a beautiful land and culture that so few Americans have.
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Significant walking on most field trips. Uneven terrain and some steep, uneven stairs. Elevations up to 5,200 feet.
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Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore Persepolis, the powerful ancient citadel built by Persian kings, and five more UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • In the lovely city of Shiraz, experience the cool tranquility of Persian gardens and learn about the legendary poet Hafez.
  • Delve into the stories of the 1979 Revolution and the Iran hostage crisis and experience modern life in Tehran.

General Notes

This program may only be taken as an extension of "On the Silk Road in Central Asia" (#18766). The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of travel to Iran. Dual national Iranian-American citizens may encounter difficulty in departing Iran. Road Scholar follows all State Department guidelines and will closely monitor events in Iran leading up to the program. Because of the special nature of this program, we request that you call us to enroll. Please call toll free at (800) 454-5768, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. ET. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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