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Wonderful time in Tehran

I had a wonderful holiday in Tehran. So good ! So good ! Sara Javadzadeh was a most excellent tour guide. She seemed more like my friend than a tour guide. She was so friendly and had so much background knowledge for each museum and bazaar we visited. Sara really made my holiday, not a good one, but a great one !! Please send Sara my special thank you. I want her for my next holiday. Please appreciate her. She is a great tour guide and one of your best assets in Iran. I met all three of my Facebook friends. It was so good to meet them face to face after so many years of only communicating online. Hotel Markazi was the perfect choice. Very friendly, welcoming and helpful staff. I would come here to stay again. The people of Tehran are so friendly. So many people wanted to shake my hand and so many people wanted " selfies" photos with me. I am very impressed with Tehran. I am recommending it to all my friends for a holiday. I hope to return next year for a longer stay.


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What was good about our local partner based in Iran?

I was very impressed with how Mina booked my holiday for me and her prompt replies to all my questions and how she arranged for my visa authorisation code. She was able to edit my Google Translate version of my CV into Farsi that Iran Ministry of Foreign Affairs could understand. I felt confident that I was in capable hands. She made a good choice for my tour guide.

What did you think about the guides or drivers on your trip?

What made my holiday was my excellent tour guide Sara Javadzadeh. I appreciate all the work that she put into making my holiday a success and planning the schedule for each day and keeping in touch with my three Iranian friends I had come here to see. She was so friendly and easy to be with. She felt more like a friend than a tour guide. She is one of your best assets in Iran. I definitely want her for my next tour. My special thanks to Sara.

What advice would you give to other travellers planning a trip to ?

Iran is a friendly, welcoming place. Ignore the bad press in the newspapers. Come with an open mind and a positive attitude. Reach out to Iranians and you will receive a warm welcome.

What was the most memorable part of your trip?

The fantastic atmosphere of the bazaars. All life is here. I also enjoyed the recreation of Old Tehran in the film sets to the west of the city. Also impressive there was the old film set of Jerusalem., majestic and crumbling. The day trip to Darband was very good also.

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Our local partner based in Iran replied...

Dear Ian, Thanks so much for your great review. We are really happy to hear you liked your trip to Iran. Everything you said and your idea about our country is really nice of you and we would be glad to host you in Iran again. I will definitely send your regards to Sarah and tell her how satisfied you are with her performance. Many Thanks. Mina

Our local partner based in Iran
Our local partner based in Iran