Frequently Asked Questions
Travel to Iran: What You Need to Know and How to Prepare
In order to make the most of your journey and ensure you enjoy a comfortable, unforgettable and enriching stay, it’s important to understand that travelling to Iran is unlike any other destination you’ve experienced. As such, Iran travel requires advance planning, a respectful mindset and an understanding of what makes travelling here as part of A&K’s cultural program so unique.
What is different about the Iran program versus other Abercrombie & Kent journeys?
This journey takes you through a remote, less-travelled destination. It is an experiential program focused on history, culture, architecture and people. It is not a typical luxury A&K trip, as the accommodations and some other amenities are only at a three-star level — clean and comfortable, but not luxury. Travel to Iran will not meet the expectations of guests seeking a five-star luxury vacation.
Note: A&K will only accept travelers who are 18 years or older and in good physical health.
Why would I travel there?
Travelling to Iran will most appeal to guests who have an interest in Persian history, Iranian architecture and/or archaeology, or who have previously travelled to the Middle East and are looking for a more in-depth experience. Iran is a very welcoming destination filled with hospitable people. There are many opportunities for spontaneous interaction with locals.
Why is A&K offering travel to Iran given the current political situation with the United States?
A&K strongly feels that tourism to Iran offers a cultural and educational benefit, while building a bridge of understanding between the American and Iranian people.
Is Iran safe?
At Abercrombie & Kent, safety is our top priority. At this time, we feel that conditions are appropriate for escorted travel to Iran. If, at any time, it is determined unsafe to travel to Iran, we will cancel departures ahead of time.