Scenic launch in Iran, Oman & Israel
Brand new to Scenic for 2020, you can now discover the captivating culture and landscapes of Iran, Oman and Israel with our carefully curated selection of escorted tours. Luxuriate in our exclusive indulgent experiences, from once-in-a-lifetime Scenic Enrich to opulent five-star hotels, and allow us to introduce you to these Middle Eastern delights on a fully immersive journey.
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The Iranian capital, Tehran, boasts a wealth of museums providing the insightful backstory to an extensive history. Wander all 300 hectares of the sprawling Sa’dabad complex, now the official residence of the President of Iran, comprising a mixture of pavilions and mansions, housing the Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Fine Arts.
The heartland of Ancient Persia, Shiraz is the home of poets and literature. Uncover a rich heritage as you visit one of the most important sites of the ancient world, the ruined palace complex of Persepolis, as well as the necropolis of Naqsh-e Rostam.
Close to the Spice and Silk Roads, the desert city of Yazd is constructed almost entirely of mud brick. You’ll encounter the brooding Tower of Silence as well as the Fire temple, a place of worship which has seen its fire burn for 1,500 years. Take part in an exclusive Scenic Enrich 4WD desert experience for sunset views over the dunes, Iranian cuisine around a campfire and a night of cosmic exploration with an astronomer.
In Muscat, your Special Stay will be at the iconic Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz Carlton hotel next to the beach. Visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, with its hand-woven prayer carpet, colourful mosaics and stained-glass windows.
The region’s vast desert unfolds before your eyes during an exhilarating 4WD excursion. You’ll pass fishing villages before stopping to witness the breath-taking Bimah sinkhole and enjoying a Scenic Sundowners drinks event as the sun sets across the dunes.
Experience true Omani splendour during your Scenic Special Stay at the Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort located on the curve of Oman’s Grand Canyon. Attend a Scenic Enrich dinner event especially for Scenic guests on the canyon's edge, where the sunset promises to be an ethereal experience and constellations of stars shine brightly in the clear night sky.
In Tel Aviv, check into your world-class Special Stay at The Drisco Hotel Tel Aviv, before exploring the 4,000-year-old city of Jaffa with your guide. Take a Scenic Freechoice Israeli cooking class, an Ethiopian drumming workshop. or visit the Ilana Goor Museum, before attending a Scenic Sundowners drinks reception on Alma Beach’s fashionable stretch of sand.
Another Special Stay at The Scots Hotel, wonderfully located overlooking the Sea of Galilee, makes for a stunning base for your exploration of the area.
Onwards to the Israeli capital, Jerusalem, where you’ll begin with a special Scenic Enrich experience, as one Israeli and one Palestinian guide provide a holistic perspective on the past, present and future of the city. Soak in the undeniable aura of the Western Wall, the holiest of the Jewish sites, peruse the Jewish Quarter and the Hurva Synagogue and spend the evening at a Yiddish Klezmer club listening to songs from Israeli and Jewish culture while enjoying tapas.
Scenic Special Stays allow you the opportunity to stay in some of your destinations most unique and exclusive hotels as part of your tour. These iconic properties are carefully selected, and are renowned for their heritage, character and extraordinary locations.
Scenic Enrich: Israel
One Israeli and one Palestinian guide provide a holistic perspective on the past, present and future of Jerusalem. Soak in the undeniable aura of the Western Wall, the holiest of the Jewish sites, peruse the Jewish Quarter and the Hurva Synagogue and spend the evening at a Yiddish Klezmer club listening to songs from Israeli and Jewish culture while enjoying tapas.
Scenic Freechoice: Iran
Delight in Scenic Freechoice excursions to the city of Isfahan's historic Grand Bazaar or the Music Museum for a traditional performance, or choose a once-in-a-lifetime hands-on Isfahan cooking class.
Grand Bizarre, Isfahan
HIGHLIGHTS OF ISRAEL
8 Day Tel Aviv > Tel Aviv
You’re invited to explore the ancient land held sacred by three major religions, a living museum of mankind’s history encircled by modernity. Immerse yourself into a bygone era as you walk in the footsteps of departed prophets and discover the complexities of this holy land on an unforgettable 8 day journey.
from £4,445 per person
15 Day Tehran > Tehran
An ancient land of stunning scenery, sublime architecture and kind-hearted locals. Explore Iran with its enchanting gardens, caravanserais and bazaars. Gaze upon the stunning mosques and palaces that will awe you with their vibrant colours, intricate tile works and brilliant calligraphy, and encounter nostalgic remnants of the great civilisations that once ruled Ancient Persia.
from £4,695 per person
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Terms and conditions apply for all offers, for full terms and conditions please visit www.scenic.co.uk/shared/terms-and-conditions. Free City Stay only applicable to select dates on selected itineraries and linking to set cruises. Free city stay discount is not combinable with discount for identical sailing date. City stays and extension packages cannot be purchased as a standalone tour. The FREE Business Class Flight Upgrade is limited and is valid one way only on our 2019/20 Australia & New Zealand and Southeast Asia itineraries. Offer is available on qualifying flights and upgrades are subject to availability. Supplements may apply if travelling on non-specified routes and from regional departure points. Upgrades are non-transferable and no cash or credit alternative will be offered. The promotion has no cash value. Business Class offer is not combinable with any other offers. Private door-to-door chauffeur transfers are complimentary within a 75 miles and are subject to availability. For guests who live outside of 75 miles, an additional supplement of £2.00 per mile will be charged thereafter, UK mainland only.