Pink Mosque in Iran, Mount Ararat at sunset in Armenia, Beautiful Monastery in Georgia

Iran, Armenia & Georgia: Exploring the Silk Road

16 September to 11 October 2020

Further along the ancient Silk Road watch arid landscapes give way to verdant hillsides and majestic snow-capped mountains as you travel westwards from Iran through Armenia and Georgia. Explore a land where the walls speak of centuries of rich history, where ancient traditions intersect with a modern way of life. Journey through forests and spectacular mountain peaks to find medieval monasteries, mosques and villages. It is little known that Armenia was one of the first countries to adopt Christianity, and so there are magnificent Orthodox churches in abundance, many listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. You will encounter rare traces of cultural intersections with countries of the Ancient Near East; Egypt, the Hittite Kingdom, Assyria, Iran, the Seleucid state, Rome and the Byzantine Empire in the Armenian Highlands.

Zen Oriental Journeys appoints tour managers and leaders who have significant experience in management at senior education department levels and are experienced in professional tour leadership. Exploring the Silk Road: Iran, Armenia and Georgia will be led from Australia by Pamela Stewart. Pamela has a Master of Education (Studies of Asia) Degree and has worked in the Asia literacy field for more than 30 years as the WA Asia Education Foundation State Advisor, the AEFís Australian Curriculum Strategy Manager, and as a writer of Asia-focussed digital resources. In these roles, Pamela has led a wide range of study tours to India, Vietnam, Cambodia, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia and China. She led Zen Orientalís recent Roads to Mandalay, Rajasthan Journey, Morocco Journey and Lands of the Thunder Dragon. She is currently Principal Consultant, Curriculum Support, for the Department of Education WA.

Departure date: 16 September 2020
Duration: 26 days
Hotel Standards: 4 - 5 star standard

PRICING:

Iran, Armenia & Georgia: 16 September to 11 October 2020

Price per person twin share (Land only): AUD 6975.00
Single Supplement: AUD 875.00

Iran only: 16 September to 1 October 2020

Price per person twin share (Land only): AUD 5400.00
Single Supplement: AUD 675.00

Armenia & Georgia only: 26 September to 11 October 2020

Price per person twin share (Land only): AUD 2485.00
Single Supplement: AUD 250.00 (includes 3 nights in Tehran and full sightseeing program

Airfare: From Australia TBA when available for booking

FINAL PAYMENT & CLOSE OF BOOKING: 14 JULY 2020

Prices may fluctuate due to changes in charges, taxes and currency. Prices and flights are correct at time of preparing this program and are subject to availability at time of booking. Special conditions and seasonal surcharges to airfares and package prices may apply depending on date of travel. Flight times are subject to change by the airline. Please visit: http://www.smartraveller.gov.au or ring 1300 139 281 for information on current Government travel advice.

Bookings will be processed in order of receipt. Any bookings after this date will be accepted subject to visa processing, flight availability, land content and room availability. Such booking must be paid in full after confirmation of your acceptance in the tour. Special conditions and additional charges to airfares and package prices may apply depending on date of booking.

 
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