Persian Paradox

From Tehran in the north to Isfahan and Yazd in the centre and Shiraz in the south, explore the extraordinary historical, archaeological and cultural legacy of ancient Persia in modern Iran.

Few countries can boast such an illustrious past as Iran, encompassing the glory of Persepolis, the beauty of Shiraz and the magnificence of Isfahan. However, today’s Iran also presents a ‘Persian paradox’ with the latest fashions, Western education, shopping malls and the private lives of many citizens seemingly at odds with the tenets of the 1979 Revolution.

Join Christopher Allen, classical scholar and art critic of The Australian, for an in-depth journey through this fascinating country, from its ancient past to its fast-changing present and future.

Information available August/September 2018. For further details, please click ‘Request Info’.


This tour is part of the World Art Tours program organised by the Art Gallery Society of NSW in partnership with Renaissance Tours.


Per person, twin-share (approximately)

AUD 10,500

Single Supplement* (approximately)

AUD 2,000

*Single travellers may request to share.
Please advise at time of booking.

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