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Travel Style: Historical & Cultural
Tour length: 9 Days
Age Range: 18 to 39
Tour Code: hi02
Operated in English
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Price
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Itinerary

Embark on a captivating journey to uncover the timeless wonders of Iran. Traverse its breathtaking landscapes, visit remarkable sites, and immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the Persian Empire. Explore the Persian gardens, an enduring expression of the quality of life cherished by both Persians of the past and Iranians of today. Begin your adventure by discovering the extraordinary Persian treasures of Persepolis and Pasargadae in Shiraz. Delve into the masterpieces of Islamic architecture in Isfahan. Behold the grandeur of Naqsh-e Jahan Square, its stunning mosques, palaces, and bazaars.  Immerse yourself in Tehran’s cultural offerings, such as museums that showcase Iran’s fascinating history and art., the opulent Palaces, etc. To learn more about the cities and tours mentioned above, please visit our website,  www.kentaltravel.com. Please note that the program of the first and last day may change depending on international flight schedules.

Day 1, Arrival in Shiraz

Upon arrival at Shiraz airport, your guide will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. Take some time to relax and prepare for the exciting journey ahead.

Day 2, Shiraz

Begin the day by visiting Grandeur Persepolis, a significant legacy of the Achaemenid Empire. In the afternoon, discover Shiraz's charming city, famous for its beautiful gardens and mild climate. Visit key landmarks such as the Rose Mosque, Vakil Bazaar, Vakil Hammam, Sarâye Moshir Caravanserai, Narenjestan Garden, and the Citadel of Karim Khan. Overnight stay in Shiraz.

Day 3, Yazd

Depart for Yazd, with stops to explore the Achaemenid necropolis of Naghsh-e-Rostam and the historic site of Pasargadae, the first capital of the Achaemenid Empire. In the afternoon, arrive in Yazd, a captivating desert city renowned for its clay architecture and wind towers. Overnight stay in Yazd.

Day 4, Yazd

Spend the morning exploring Yazd, visiting the Temple of Fire, where Zoroastrians still practice their religious rituals, the Jame Mosque, the impressive Mirchaqmaq Square, and the UNESCO-listed Fahadan neighbourhood. Continue your exploration with a visit to the Zoroastrian Towers of Silence. In the evening, arrive in Isfahan, often called "the city of One Thousand and One Nights.

Day 5, Isfahan

Discover the enchanting city of Isfahan, renowned as one of the most picturesque cities in the world. Visit the magnificent Great Friday Mosque, which showcases the diverse architecture of Iranian mosques. Explore the Armenian quarter and admire the stunning Vank Cathedral. In the afternoon, stroll along the Zayandé River and marvel at the famous bridges, including the Thirty-three Arches and Khâdju Bridge, dating back to the 17th century. Overnight stay in Isfahan.

Day 6, Isfahan

Dedicate the morning to continuing your exploration of Isfahan. Visit the elegant Forty Columns Pavilion, the grand Naghsh-e-Jahan Square (the Image of the World), and the surrounding monuments, including the Imam Mosque, Sheikh Lotfollâh Mosque, and Ali Qâpu Palace. Enjoy some free time in the late afternoon to explore the bustling Grand Bazaar. Overnight stay in Isfahan.

Day 7, Tehran

Depart from Isfahan towards Tehran, stopping in Kashan. Explore Kashan, renowned for its rose water production and exquisite carpets. Visit the iconic Tabatabai House, once owned by a wealthy merchant, and stroll through the beautiful Fin Garden. Continue the journey to Tehran. Overnight stay in Tehran.

Day 8, Tehran

Explore Iran's vibrant administrative, political, and economic capital "Tehran". Visit prominent museums such as the Archaeological Museum; the showcases the country's rich history, and the Museum of Glass and Ceramics, housing a special glass and pottery collection. Explore the grand Golestan Palace complex and experience the bustling atmosphere of the bazaar. Overnight stay in Tehran.

Day 9, Tehran

Transfer in the morning 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
  • 308albal says:
    Superb tour! We spent 12 days traveling around Iran and it was great. Historic Sites in Iran are a real pleasure to visit! I very strongly recommended this tour.