Explore new horizons and create lasting memories.

Travel Style: Historical & Cultural
Tour length: 8 Days
Age Range: 1 to 40
Tour Code: hi01
Operated in English
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Price
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$1500 $1100

Great. Advise you to go this mystical place, very ancient. You can feel the atmosphere of the distant past. The tour is available. You can customize it as you wish.

Itinerary

Discover the history of the Persian Empire, Islamic Iran, and contemporary Iran by exploring the country’s historical backbone. Visit the exceptional sites of Persian treasures like Persepolis and Pasargadae, the masterpieces of Islamic architecture in Isfahan, and the museums and palaces of Tehran. To learn more about cities and tours, visit our website at www.kentaltravel.com. The program for the first and last day may change depending on international flights.

Day 1, Shiraz

Arrival at Shiraz airport, welcome by your guide, and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2, Shiraz

The morning is devoted to the most important legacy of the Achaemenid Empire, Persepolis. In the afternoon, explore Shiraz, known for its gardens and pleasant climate. Visit the main monuments such as the Pink Mosque, Vakil Bazaar, Vakil Bath, Saraye Moshir Caravanserai, Narenjestan Garden, and Karim Khan Citadel. Overnight in Shiraz.

Day 3, Isfahan

Departure for Isfahan. Visit the Achaemenid necropolis of Naghsh-e-Rostam and then Pasargadae, the first capital of the Achaemenid Empire, a crucial site for a journey to the origins and heart of Persia. Overnight in Isfahan.

Day 4, Isfahan

Explore Isfahan, one of the most picturesque cities in the world, which, according to a Persian saying, is "half the world." Visit the Friday Mosque, considered the encyclopedia of mosque architecture in Iran. Discover the Armenian quarter of the city and its Vank Cathedral. In the afternoon, stroll along the banks of the Zayandehrud River, the only river in the Iranian plateau, and explore the famous bridges of Si-o-Se Pol and Khaju, dating back to the 17th century. Overnight in Isfahan.

Day 5, Isfahan

The morning is dedicated to further exploring the city: the Forty Columns Pavilion, the Royal Square, also known as "Image of the World" (Naghsh-e-Jahan), and the surrounding monuments, including the Imam Mosque, Lotfollah Mosque, and Ali Qapu Palace. Enjoy free time in the late afternoon at the Grand Bazaar. Overnight in Isfahan.

Day 6, Tehran

Depart for Natanz, one of the ancient cities with origins dating back to the 8th century, and visit the funerary complex of Abd ol-Samad. Continue to Kashan, renowned for its rose water and original carpets. Visit the Fin Garden and Tabatabai House. Proceed to Tehran. Overnight in Tehran.

Day 7, Tehran

Discover the vibrant city of Tehran, the country's thriving centre of administration, politics, and economy. Visit prominent museums like the Archaeological Museum, where beautiful displays unravel the nation's history; the Glass and Ceramics Museum, with its extraordinary collection of glass and pottery; the Golestan Palace complex; and the bazaar.

Day 8, Tehran Airport

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
  • inescarlac says:
    The tour was incredible. Not only did it offer a comprehensive and interesting overview of Iran – the information shared helped us to enjoy our entire stay in Iran. We both enjoyed it and appreciate the time our guide took with us to provide a memorable experience.