Travels in Persia...

  • Trafford 23 Feb 2016 14:49:35 8,396 posts
    Seen 13 hours ago
    Registered 12 years ago
    Anyone been?
    I've got a free BA flight to take anywhere before the end of this year and quite fancy a two week small group tour of Iran I've seen.
    Also, anyone speak Farsi? Was thinking of some lessons but haven't learnt a new language for about 30 years.
  • smoothpete 23 Feb 2016 14:59:33 36,187 posts
    Seen 8 hours ago
    Registered 15 years ago
    A friend of mine is an expert in Iran travel, she works for one of those specialist companies who organise like absolutely all aspects of the trip. Guides, visas etc. Anything in particular you want to know?
  • smoothpete 23 Feb 2016 15:03:18 36,187 posts
    Seen 8 hours ago
    Registered 15 years ago
    She doesn't speak farsi for what it's worth
  • Trafford 23 Feb 2016 15:47:56 8,396 posts
    Seen 13 hours ago
    Registered 12 years ago
    Cheers Pete, I work in travel myself so have a lot covered.
    If you could PM me the name of the company she's with, I am browsing tours at the moment and open to potentially spending more if the tour's right.
    Was wondering how what time scale I'd need for the visa.
  • Trafford 23 Feb 2016 16:02:18 8,396 posts
    Seen 13 hours ago
    Registered 12 years ago
    @smoothpete

    Thanks for the pm, I've checked and we use them as a supplier so will definitely check them out.
  • smoothpete 23 Feb 2016 16:07:38 36,187 posts
    Seen 8 hours ago
    Registered 15 years ago
    cool
  • brokenkey 23 Feb 2016 16:08:19 10,315 posts
    Seen 15 hours ago
    Registered 18 years ago
    Do BA fly to Iran? Jordan might be a better/safer bet.
  • smoothpete 23 Feb 2016 16:10:21 36,187 posts
    Seen 8 hours ago
    Registered 15 years ago
    Iran is safe.
  • Trafford 23 Feb 2016 16:13:16 8,396 posts
    Seen 13 hours ago
    Registered 12 years ago
    Yeah, they've just started flying again. What with the thawing.
    Don't really fancy Jordan, the stuff I've heard about Iran appeals more. Don't think safety is an issue.
  • Trafford 23 Feb 2016 16:18:28 8,396 posts
    Seen 13 hours ago
    Registered 12 years ago
    About 17 years ago I took a cheap charter flight to Eilat in December with a colleague. Bussed it up to Jerusalem then Bethleham, it was just before Christmas and pretty magical.

    Thankfully I've renewed my passport since, or I wouldn't be getting in now :)
Log in or register to reply

Sometimes posts may contain links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.