- Learn about one of Iran’s most important poets
- Enjoy a Persian feast with a local Iranian family
- Visit the workshop of a traditional setar craftsman
A day of music, poetry and beauty awaits you on this unmissable Iran gift experience. You’ll learn the story of Hafez, the legendary 14th century poet whose words are still celebrated today, as you visit his tomb in Shiraz. A tranquil bubble amid the hustle and bustle of Shiraz, the tomb is set within picturesque gardens. Locals gather here to discuss the wisdom and meanings of Hafez’s famous works, which have been used in many Persian songs and artworks. Recitals take place in Farsi, which your guide will translate before you, before taking a taxi to the workshop of a setar craftsman, who will show you how he makes the traditional instrument by hand, before giving you a memorable performance.
By now you may be feeling a little peckish, so it’s on to the home of a local Iranian family, where you’ll be served a variety of delicious Persian dishes that rarely make it to the menus of restaurants. Learn about life in contemporary Iran, the history of Persian cuisine and more about the works of Hafez and other great Persian poets through an enthralling discussion over a revitalising cup of Persian tea - good for the stomach and good for the soul! We think this Shiraz gift experience will be one of the highlights of any trip to Iran, giving you a fascinating insight into Persian culture.