New for 2015: Explore All of Iran by Private Train

New for 2015: Explore All of Iran by Private Train

Once the seat of the mighty Persian Empire, today’s Iran is a complex place of blazing beauty with its shapely domes, mosaic-clad minarets and arched madrassahs set against a brilliant blue sky.  With a culture that prizes hospitality above all, the people of Iran pride themselves on being friendly and warm to travelers, wherever they are from. Explore the highlights of Iran on the newest offering in our collection of luxury rail journeys by private train: Heart of Persia by Private Train.

 Iran: Enduring History, Friendly LocalsMIR’s Director of Sales, Joanna Millick, has traveled to Iran three times and each time is left dazzled by the architecture, the archaeology and the people of this remarkable country.

“What always surprises me is the friendliness people show toward American travelers.  And the ancient UNESCO World Heritage Site of Persepolis gives me shivers.  The Achaemenid kings who built it ruled 44% of the world’s population back in 500 BC – the sheer scale of that empire amazes me.”

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Make the Most of Your Time in IranThe new 12-day Heart of Persia by Private Train rail journey begins and ends in the energetic capital, Tehran. In between, the train rolls from one highlight to the next, exploring an amazing 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in its path, including the archaeological treasure of ancient Persepolis.

Each day is filled with visits to significant sights, including:

  • the arched mosques, madrassahs and soaring minarets common to classical Persian architecture, decorated with elaborate designs of mosaic tiles
  • dignified mausoleums where the faithful come to honor early poets and preachers
  • the Zoroastrian Fire Temple and Towers of Silence from pre-Islamic times

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Comfort of a Rail Journey by Private TrainExcept for a first and last hotel night, travelers spend their nights tucked up in their own comfortable private sleeping compartments aboard the luxury Golden Eagle Danube Express, with no need to pack and unpack as the journey unfolds.

This is a great way to see and appreciate the accomplishments of one of the oldest civilizations on earth.  And it’s a great way to get from one fantastic site to another across the vast expanses of Iran.

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 (Top photo: In front of Sheikh Lotfallah Mosque in Isfahan, Iran)

PUBLISHED: October 23, 2014

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