Tour Leader: Ben Churcher
NEAF’s 2009 tour to Iran has just returned after a very successful visit to one of the world’s great travel destinations. Contrary to popular worries, the group encountered no political issues during their visit but, instead, were able to freely enjoy the many delights Iran has to offer. Whether it is the spectatular scenery along the Zagros Mountains, the many and varied ancient sites, the gardens of Shiraz or the incomparible Maydan of Isfahan; Iran has something for everyone. Our guide Mahmoud worked overtime to ensure that we were fully informed about both ancient and modern Iran and he made sure we tasted the regional foods of Iran from Quince stew high in the Zagros to ‘lamb-burgers’ in Isfahan. Iran is a country that always leaves one with indeliable memories and we encourage people to visit this ancient and cosmopolitan country so that the negative image built by governments and media can be moderated by the reality of travelling in a safe, friendly and fascinating country.