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Rick Steves’ Iran

Airs Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 5 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Appropriately modest and with their teachers' blessing, the schoolgirls pose with Rick Steves. (Rick Steves' Iran)

Join Rick Steves as he explores the most surprising and fascinating land he's ever visited: Iran.

Rick's Iran Slideshow

Our trip through Iran has given us a glimpse of a paradoxical world where the murals are mean, yet the people are friendly. Here is a slideshow of some of the people, places and moments that have delighted me on this trip, strictly from a traveler's point of view.

Iran Travel Journal

Rick's behind-the-scenes look at filming the special

Rick's Iran Interviews

Four hours of radio interviews on travel in Iran

Rick's Travel Tips

Explore Europe confidently, efficiently and safely using these travel tips.

In this one-hour, ground-breaking travel special, you'll discover the splendid monuments of Iran's rich and glorious past, learn more about the 20th-century story of this perplexing nation, and experience Iranian life today in its historic capital and in a countryside village.

Most important, you'll meet the people of this nation whose government so exasperates our own. Read Rick's Iran travel journal online.

This program originally aired in 2009.

Rick's Travel Philosophy:

Travel is freedom...one of the last great sources of legal adventure. Travel is intensified living, with maximum thrills per minute. It's recess, and we need it. Experiencing the real Europe requires catching it by surprise, going casual...Through the Back Door.

Rick Steves is on Facebook, and you can follow @RickSteves on Twitter. Watch RICK STEVES' EUROPE videos on the official YouTube channel.

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Preview: Rick Steves' Iran

Above: Join Rick as he explores the most surprising and fascinating land he's ever visited: Iran. In a one-hour, ground-breaking travel special on public television, you'll discover the splendid monuments of Iran's rich and glorious past, learn more about the 20th-century story of this perplexing nation, and experience Iranian life today in its historic capital and in a countryside village.

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Rick Steves' Lectures: Iran

Above: In this hour-long lecture, Rick describes his experience of Iran and its people during the filming of "Rick Steves' Iran." For more information on RICK STEVES' EUROPE Through the Back Door, visit http://www.ricksteves.com.

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