The Heart of Persia by Private Train: 30th Anniversary Savings & Enhanced Itinerary

The Heart of Persia by Private Train: 30th Anniversary Savings & Enhanced Itinerary

Enter the Heart of Persia on an enhanced rail journey by luxury private train in 2016 – just in time for our 30th anniversary! Now with an additional two full days of touring, the new Heart of Persia itinerary includes extra time in Tehran to explore the capital, as well as an exciting day trip along the Trans-Iranian railway and an optional overnight to the UNESCO-listed cities of Susa and Shushtar.

Combined with our 30th anniversary savings offer, this private train journey becomes an even better deal: Sign up for the Heart of Persia rail journey by private train before January 31, 2016 and save $1,000 per person (more info).

Act fast, because there’s only one chance to travel along this extraordinary route in 2016: November 24-December 7, 2016.

In front of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque in Isfahan, Iran

In front of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque in Isfahan, Iran

Rolling out the Persian CarpetHome to one of the world’s oldest civilizations, Iran has been inspiring travelers everywhere with its elaborately decorated architecture, fascinating archaeological sites, and gracious, hospitable people. It’s a favorite destination for MIR clients and staff – and one of the best ways to admire this remarkable country is by private train, carried from one magnificent place to another in comfort and class.


Explore Ancient and Modern WondersThe modern capital of Tehran is filled with incredible sights, including the UNESCO-listed Golestan Palace and the glittering Darya-ye-Nur, the world’s largest uncut diamond, on display at the State Jewels Museum. With an additional day in the city, you’ll have plenty of time to take it all in. Traveling along the Trans-Iranian Railway, enjoy the opportunity to witness the spectacular mountain scenery of the Alborz Mountains and visit the ancient city of Sari, where you’ll enter the tomb tower of Imamzadeh Yahya, built in the 15th century in honor of an 18-year-old martyr.

As an optional overnight trip, you can choose to explore the UNESCO-listed remains of Susa, one of the oldest settlements in the world, dating back to 4000 BC, and Shushtar, with its ancient system of dams, aqueducts and canals still in use today.

The monumental rock carvings at Naghsh-e Rostam Photo Credit: Lindsay Fincher

The monumental rock carvings at Naghsh-e Rostam
Photo Credit: Lindsay Fincher

See All the Essential HighlightsCarried in style aboard the luxurious Golden Eagle private train, you’ll view all the essential highlights of Iran, including:

  • the archaeological treasure of Persepolis, capital of the Achaemenid kings
  • the UNESCO-listed walled city of Bam, once the largest adobe city in the ancient world, and nearly destroyed in a 2003 earthquake
  • the stunning architecture and romantic green gardens of Shiraz, a city with over 2,500 years of history
  • the Zoroastrian Fire Temple and Towers of Silence from pre-Islamic times

Save $1,000 Per Person with our 30th Anniversary OfferSign up for the Heart of Persia rail journey by January 31, 2016, and save $1,000 per person off the price of your tour (more info).

Additional special offers are available for those who want to travel solo.

The Friday Mosque in Yazd, Iran, beautifully lit up at night

The Friday Mosque in Yazd, Iran, beautifully lit up at night

Travel with MIR to IranContact Joanna, Devin or Jake to book your spot on this one-time departure in 2016. All three of these team members have traveled extensively throughout Iran and would love to share their experiences of this incredible country.

You can also travel to Iran on one of MIR’s small group tours, rail journeys by private train, or on a custom, private tour, set to your desired dates of travel and pace. MIR has more than 15 years of unmatched Iran destination expertise and 30 years of travel planning experience, hand-crafting tours to the crossroads of Europe and Asia since 1986.

Top photo: Ride the rails along the Trans-Iranian Railway.

PUBLISHED: November 11, 2015

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