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Discover Cairo: The City Victorious and Mother of the World

Discover Cairo: The City Victorious and Mother of the World

Article for mature and senior travellers, couples and solo travellers provides expertise about the city of Cairo, the former historic capital of Egypt. Learn about the history and relationship to the pyramids and to Alexandria and more before joining a small group tour to Egypt.

11 Jan 21 · 12 mins read
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Jordan: A Definitive Guide

A small group tour of Jordan for senior and mature travellers explores this ancient civilisation with visits to Petra, Wadi Rum, Madaba and other places on this tour which is often paired with Odyssey's Egypt tour.

2 Apr 20 · 7 mins read
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Madaba mosaic map, Madaba, Jordan

Madaba, Jordan

Madaba, Jordan Madaba is a town in west central Jordan situated on a highland plain 760 metres above sea level, 32 kilometres south of Amman. It is famous today in historical cartography for the Madaba…

19 Mar 20 · 3 mins read
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shobak castle, jordan

Shobak Castle, Jordan

Shobak Castle in Jordan is part of the tour itinerary to visit Jordan for a small group tour for mature and senior travellers with an interest in contemporary and the ancient history of the Middle East. Join as a couple or solo traveller on this package tour offered each year.

18 Mar 20 · 3 mins read
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A natural rock bridge in Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum, Jordan Wadi Rum in southern Jordan is the largest wadi (valley) in the country. About 60 kilometres east of Aqaba, this valley in the Jordanian desert, where famously Lawrence of Arabia was filmed…

13 Mar 20 · 2 mins read
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Aerial view of the Dead Sea at sunset

The Dead Sea

The Dead Sea The Dead Sea is a landlocked salt lake bordered by Jordan to the east and Israel to the west. It is located 430.5 metres (1,412 feet) below sea level in the Jordan…

13 Mar 20 · 3 mins read
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The Citadel in Amman, Jordan

Amman, Jordan

Amman, Jordan Amman is the capital and largest city of Jordan. It is the seat of government and the city where the king resides, and among the most modernised Arab cities. Built on the rolling…

12 Mar 20 · 3 mins read
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The Jerash Ruins, Jordan

Jerash in northern Jordan is noted for its well-preserved Roman ruins, one of the largest in the world.

20 Jan 20 · 3 mins read
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Petra, Jordan

Explore and learn about Petra Jordan on an escorted small group package tour to the Middle East for mature and senior travellers. For couples and single travellers, this tours looks at the Romans, the silk road and the Egyptians in ancient history and the trade that passed through the region.

20 Jan 20 · 4 mins read
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Mount Nebo Jordan

Mount Nebo, Jordan

Mount Nebo is a revered holy site. According to the Hebrew Scriptures, Moses, who led the Israelites in an exodus out of Egypt across the desert for 40 years.

15 Jan 20 · 3 mins read
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Masjid-I Sheikh Lotfallah in Naghsh-i Jahan Square, Iran

Isfahan,Iran

Isfahan was capital of Persia in the 11th century and the 16th century. Its first period as capital came in 1047, when the Seljuks made Esfahan their capital and adorned it with their magnificently geometric style of architecture.

8 Jan 20 · 5 mins read
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The Pink Mosque, Shiraz, Iran

Shiraz, Iran

In the mid-1700s, Shiraz became the official capital of Iran under the Zand dynasty. Many of the most beautiful buildings were built or underwent restoration in this period.

6 Jan 20 · 4 mins read
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Jameh or Friday Mosque of Isfahan, Iran

History of Mosques in Iran and Central Asia

During the Islamic period of Iran, glazed bricks were used to create breathtaking and mesmerising wall and ceiling designs in mosques. Click through to read more.

2 Dec 19 · 11 mins read
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The history and monuments of ancient Iran

Visiting Iran | Small group tours Iran Women visit a carpet store in Shiraz, Iran. Throughout history, Iran’s position in the centre of the famous Silk Road has seen it crisscrossed by travellers, traders and…

10 Oct 19 · 19 mins read
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Golestan Palace,Tehran, Iran

10 books about Iran

Ten books to read about Iran Throughout history, Iran’s position in the centre of the famous Silk Road has seen it crisscrossed by travellers, traders and armies. In more recent times, its rich oil resources…

10 Oct 19 · 2 mins read
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History of Persian Carpets

History of Persian Carpets: From the Nomadic Tribes of Iran to Europe’s Richest | Small group tours Iran In addition to its gardens and mosaic tiles, Iran (formerly Persia) is famous the world over for…

10 Oct 19 · 10 mins read
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Tehran Through Time: The Definitive Guide for Travellers

Tehran Through Time | Small Group Tours Iran Tehran, Iran at the foot of the snow-capped Alborz Mountains. Following the 1979 Iranian Revolution that toppled its monarchy and paved the way for an Islamic Republic…

8 Oct 19 · 8 mins read
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The Legacy of the Safavids in Persia

The Legacy of the Safavids in Persia

Legacies of Persia’s Safavid Dynasty | Small group tours Iran Modern-day Iran is full of tiled architectural gems and of immense artistry, textiles and culture. But this is all thanks to its to the legacy…

8 Oct 19 · 8 mins read
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Inside the Vank Cathedral, Isfahan, Iran

Questions about Iran for senior travellers.

Explore and learn about on a small group tour of Iran its ancient history in Persopolis. Study its Mosques and the garden design. Explore Tehran, Isfahan and Shiraz with like minded travellers.

5 Aug 19 · 2 mins read
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30 places not to miss when visiting Iran

A list of 30 must-see places in Iran Holidays in Iran are regarded by many travellers as an unforgettable experience. Not only is it the ancient history, but also a collection of truly diverse beautiful…

12 Sep 17 · 4 mins read
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