Day 6 & 7 - Isfahan
This beautifully decorated city was once one of the largest cities in the world. At the height of the Safavid dynasty, it became the capital of Persia, and many famous artists and architects of the time spent their lives making it beautiful. Here we’ll stay in the top ranked hotel of the city and attend a cooking class given by a local chef, who will teach you recipes that have been passed down in her family for generations. Two of the dishes we’ll learn to prepare are Biryani and Fesenjan. We’ll also have time to stroll around the city, and enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Imam Square. The Isfahan Bazaar is different from other bazaars in Iran, because it is built mainly on artisans selling their hand-made crafts. Some of the most beautiful carpets, table mantels, and colourful plates of the country are found here. Finally, continuing our tradition of fine dining, we will take you to eat at one of the best restaurants in the city, then back to the hotel for Saffron ice-cream – a local treat that can hardly be found anywhere else.