With the lifting of economic sanctions and the FCO relaxing its advice against travel to most parts of the country, Iran is set to be a travel hotspot for 2016.

Having offered its first journey to Iran in 2014, which sold out within weeks of launch, Golden Eagle Luxury Trains is offering it again for 2016 with a new route and a revamped Heart of Persia trip.

Guests will step onboard the Golden Eagle in Moscow to begin an 18-day voyage along the Silk Road and through Persia to Iran’s capital, Tehran. Passing through Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, the trip reaches areas only accessible by train and rarely experienced by the Western traveller.

The fully escorted rail tour leads in at £13,595 per person based on two sharing, including 14 nights on the Golden Eagle in an en suite cabin in Silver Class, three nights’ five-star hotel accommodation, all meals and drinks, a fully guided off-train excursions programme, porterage, transfers, the services of a tour manager and all gratuities. Flights are extra.

Visit goldeneagleluxurytrains.com or call 0161-928 9410.

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