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Tabriz-Jolfa free sightseeing train
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Tabriz-Jolfa free sightseeing train

The passenger transport manager for Iranian Railways has announced the inauguration of a free Tabriz-Jolfa tourist train. Mir-Hassan Mousavi said: “Following the successful startup of a number of sightseeing train routes, the Tabriz-Jolfa route will be providing free travel for tourists seven days a week from 1 December 2017 to 30 January 2018 in association with the Aras Free Zone Organization.  

Travel free to Iran!
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Travel free to Iran!

The Deputy of the Tourism Organization of Iran has said that: “Iranians living abroad can get a free plane ticket to Iran if they introduce five foreign tourists. They can also transfer their tickets to their relatives.”  

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Baghcheban father of the deaf


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Australian cultural attaché: Aussies happy with Iran trip


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