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RICK STEVESEUROPE: Iran’s Historic Capitals

Airs Saturday, June 27 at 5 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Rick Steves introduces us to new friends in his all-new series, ranging from Iran and Turkey to Catalunya and Copenhagen.

Iran's rich history goes back millennia, to the days when Persepolis was home to "the king of kings." In this episode, Rick Steves explores three historic capitals of Iran: Persepolis, with its splendid monuments; Shiraz, with the tombs of Iran's most beloved poets; and Esfahan, with its extraordinary mosques and endearing people. Find and share travel tips; download free audio tours; and read Rick's blog online.