Travel Journal: Iran’s Jewels of Persia by Private Train

Travel Journal: Iran’s Jewels of Persia by Private Train

MIR vice president Annie Lucas was aboard the first western private train allowed into Iran, on a segment of its inaugural journey.  The first-of-its-kind itinerary traveled on the Jewels of Persia rail journey from Budapest to Tehran and back aboard the Golden Eagle Danube Express private train.

Annie boarded in Tehran, where she and MIR president Douglas Grimes discovered some wonderful new restaurants, and settled into a deluxe cabin for a week of Iran touring.

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Read Annie’s travel journal, detailing stops in Mashad, with one of the most sacred sites in Iran; Kerman, where they were greeted with roses; Mahan, home of the UNESCO-listed Shazadeh Garden; beautiful Shiraz; and the imposing ruins of Persepolis, one of the wonders of the Ancient World.

She ended with several days in Isfahan, her favorite city on the itinerary. Follow along as she discovers the treasures of Iran.

A Deluxe Class cabin aboard the Golden Eagle Danube Express Photo credit: Douglas Grimes

A Deluxe Class cabin aboard the Golden Eagle Danube Express
Photo credit: Douglas Grimes

More News About This Tour  wrote a great article on the trip, speaking with several of the train travelers and sharing .

Annie Lucas chats with locals in Tehran Photo credit: Douglas Grimes

Annie Lucas chats with locals in Tehran
Photo credit: Douglas Grimes

Travel to Iran with MIRMIR has more than 15 years of unmatched destination expertise and travel planning experience, hand-crafting tours to Iran since 2001. Choose from MIR’s variety of small group tours and rail journeys by private train, including the updated Jewels of Persia & The Silk Route by Private Train

You can also opt to travel on your dates and at your pace on MIR’s Essential Iran,  Essential Iran Enhanced independent trip or on a custom, private tour of Iran.

 

(Top photo: The tilework inside the Sheikh Lotfollah dome invites awe and admiration. Photo credit: Douglas Grimes)

PUBLISHED: March 11, 2015

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