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Travel Style: Historical & Cultural
Tour length: 8 Days
Age Range: 18 to 39
Tour Code: hi06
Operated in English
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Price
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$1500 $1100

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Itinerary

This program revolves around the guided tour of Shiraz and Isfahan. In these cities, visit the remains of the Achaemenid and Sassanian empires and the monuments from the Islamic era that are parts of the country’s splendid architectural and cultural heritage.

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Please note that the program of the first and last day may change depending on international flight schedules.

Day 1, Shiraz

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

Day 2, Shiraz

Morning is dedicated to visiting the most important heritage of the Achaemenid Empire, Persepolis, and the Achaemenid necropolis of Naghsh-e-Rostam. Return to Shiraz, and visit the Narenjestan Garden and the Karim Khan Citadel. Overnight in Shiraz.

Day 3, Shiraz

Visit monuments such as the Pink Mosque, the Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, the bazaar, Moshir Caravanserai, the Vakil Complex (mosque, bathhouse, bazaar), and the Eram Garden. Also, explore the tomb of Hafez. In the evening, enjoy the stunning panorama of the city from the Quran Gate. Overnight in Shiraz.

Day 4, Isfahan

Depart for Isfahan. On the way, visit Pasargadae, the first capital of the Achaemenid Empire, an important site to explore the origins and heart of Persia. Arrive in Isfahan in the late afternoon. Overnight in Isfahan.

Day 5, Isfahan

Visit Isfahan, one of the most picturesque cities in the world, known as "half the world", according to a Persian saying. Morning is dedicated to the Jameh Mosque, considered the encyclopedia of mosque architecture in Iran, and the city's Armenian quarter with its Vank Cathedral. In the afternoon, walk along the banks of the Zayandeh River, the only river in the Iranian plateau, and discover the famous bridges, including the Thirty-Three Arches Bridge and Khaju Bridge, dating back to the 17th century. Overnight in Isfahan.

Day 6, Isfahan

The day is dedicated to further exploring the city. Visit the Royal Square, also known as "Image of the World" (Naghsh-e-Jahan), and the surrounding monuments, including the Imam Mosque, Ali Qapu Palace, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, a gem of Safavid architecture, and the Forty Columns Pavilion, the reception palace of Shah Abbas. Overnight in Isfahan.

Day 7, Isfahan - Return flight

Transfer to Isfahan airport in the morning 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
  • Daniel says:
    Amazing tour, seeing all the sites in Iran. Was lucky enough to be the only person booked on my date so had one-on-one guiding with Sara who was absolutely brilliant! Thoroughly recommend this tour