A Whole World On A Single tour.

Travel Style: Historical & Cultural
Tour length: 10 Days
Age Range: 1 to 40
Tour Code: hi08
Operated in English
27%
Price
From
$1500 $1100

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Itinerary

Iran is located between Mesopotamia and Asia. This country is an immense mountain plateau with an average altitude of 1000 meters. Iran is not a single country; it encompasses several within its borders. It has also had several lives, still visible: mosques coexist with temples from ancient times, provinces where time has stopped living on the same calendar as cities open to the West, and remnants of the monarchy mingle with symbols of the Islamic Republic.

Discover the exceptional places that are the Persian treasures of Persepolis and Pasargadae, the masterpieces of Islamic architecture in Isfahan, and the museums and palaces of Tehran.

Day 1, Arrival in Tehran

Arrive at Tehran airport, be greeted by your guide, and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2, Shiraz

Visit the city of Tehran, a metropolis and the capital of modern Iran. Explore the Golestan Palace complex and the Grand Bazaar. Visit the main museums such as the Archaeological Museum, the first museum in Iran, and the Glass and Ceramic Museum with its extraordinary glass and pottery collection. If they are open, visit the Jewelry Museum and the Carpet Museum. Flight to Shiraz. Overnight in Shiraz.

Day 3, Shiraz

Visit the city of Shiraz, the city of love, poetry, roses, and nightingales. Shiraz is known for its gardens and mild climate. The day is dedicated to exploring the Narenjestan Garden, the Regent's Citadel (Arg-e Karim Khan), the Eram Garden, and the Pink Mosque. Overnight in Shiraz.

Day 4, Shiraz

The morning is dedicated to the most important heritage of the Achaemenid Empire, Persepolis, and the Achaemenid necropolis of Naghsh-e-Rostam; after returning to Shiraz, the city of famous poets like Hafez and Sa'di, visited the tomb of Hafez or Sa'di. Visit the main monuments such as the Vakil Bazaar, Vakil Mosque, and Moshir Caravanserai. Overnight in Shiraz.

Day 5, Isfahan

Departure for Isfahan. Visit Pasargadae, the first capital of the Achaemenid Empire, an essential site in the context of a journey to the origins and heart of Persia. We arrived in Isfahan in the late afternoon. Overnight in Isfahan.

Day 6, Isfahan

Visit Isfahan, one of the most picturesque cities in the world, which, according to a Persian saying, is "half the world." The Friday Mosque is considered the encyclopedia of mosque architecture in Iran. Stroll along the banks of the Zayandehrud River, the only river in the central Iranian plateau, and discover the famous bridges of Thirty-Three Arches and Khaju Bridge, dating back to the 17th century. Overnight in Isfahan.

Day 7, Isfahan

The morning is dedicated to continuing the city tour: the Forty Columns Pavilion, the Royal Square, also known as the "Image of the World" (Naghsh-e-Jahan), and the surrounding monuments: Imam Mosque, Lotfollah Mosque, and Ali Qapu Palace. Free time in the late afternoon in the grand bazaar. Overnight in Isfahan.

Day 8, Kashan

Tomorrow morning, depart for Kashan, famous for its 19th-century bioclimatic houses and rose water. Visit the Agha Bozorg Madrasa, Tabatabai House, Borujerdi House, the bazaar, and Amin al-Dowleh Dome. Overnight in Kashan.

Day 9, Kashan

In the morning, visit the neolithic site of Tapeh Sialk on the city's outskirts and Fin Garden on the western border. In the afternoon, depart for Tehran. Overnight in Tehran.

Day 10: Tehran

Transfer to Tehran airport for the return flight.

Places You'll See

What's Included

Accommodation

4-star and 5-star hotels, traditional houses.

Flights

Domestic flights

Guide

Service of an experienced English-speaking guide.

Meals

Buffet breakfast at the hotel, lunch, and dinner in typical Iranian restaurants.

Transportation

In a recent, air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced driver.

Entrance Tickets

Entrance tickets to museums and archaeological sites mentioned in the program.

Map

Good to Know

Visa Requirements

Check visa requirements well in advance and ensure you have all necessary documentation. Iran typically requires travelers to obtain a visa in advance, although some nationalities may be eligible for a visa on arrival.

Dress Code

Respect the local culture by dressing modestly, especially for women. For women, this usually means wearing a headscarf, long sleeves, and loose-fitting clothing that covers the body.

Language

Learn a few basic phrases in Persian (Farsi). While many Iranians speak English, especially in tourist areas, knowing some Persian will enhance your experience and interactions with locals.

Currency

The official currency of Iran is the Iranian Rial (IRR). It's advisable to carry cash as international credit and debit cards are not widely accepted due to banking restrictions. Be aware of the current exchange rate and exchange money at official exchange offices or banks.

Photography

While photography is generally allowed in tourist areas, it's best to ask for permission before taking photos of people, especially women. Avoid taking photos of sensitive government buildings or military installations.

Transportation

Iran has an extensive network of buses, trains, and domestic flights, making it relatively easy to travel between cities. Consider booking tickets in advance, especially during peak travel seasons.

Safety

Iran is generally a safe destination for travelers. However, exercise normal precautions and stay updated on current events. Follow local news and government advisories.
Reviews About This Tour
  • mary_t says:
    I was unsure about going to Iran as a female due to all of the stories I had been told though I felt safe the entire time on this tour. It had a perfect blend of fast and slow pace, culture and good food and variety. Our guide was the best I’ve ever had and the tour itself was the best I’ve been on. I love Iran and I LOVED this tour. Well worth the money.
  • Curiosity2423 says:
    Enjoyed the Tour saw all the highlights..just not enough time to shop or take more time at some places. Recomended.