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Travel Style: Combo Tour
Tour length: 12 Days
Age Range: 18 to 39
Tour Code: co17
Operated in English
27%
Price
From
$1500 $1100

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Itinerary

Between Mesopotamia and Asia, Iran is an immense mountainous plateau with an average altitude of 1000 meters. Iran is not just a single country; it brings together several within its borders. It has also had multiple lives, all still visible: mosques coexist with temples from ancient times, provinces where time seems to have stopped exist alongside cities open to the West, and the remnants of monarchy neighbor the emblems of the Islamic Republic.

Discover exceptional places such as the Persian treasures of Persepolis and Pasargadae, the masterpieces of Islamic architecture in Isfahan, the museums and palaces of Tehran, and indulge in skiing in the Alborz Mountains.

Day 1, Arrival in Tehran

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

Day 2, Tehran

Explore the city of Tehran, the metropolis and capital of modern Iran. Visit the Golestan Palace complex and the Grand Bazaar. Explore significant museums such as the Archaeological Museum, the first museum in Iran, the Glass and Ceramic Museum with its extraordinary collection, and, if open, the Jewelry Museum and the Carpet Museum.

Day 3, Dizin

Drive to Dizin, passing through Karaj and the Chalous Road. Skiing and then staying at the hotel. Overnight in Dizin (Hotel).

Day 4, Shiraz

After a half-day of skiing, return to Tehran. Flight to Shiraz. Overnight in Shiraz.

Day 5, Shiraz

Explore the city of Shiraz, known for its gardens and mild climate. Visit Narenjestan Garden, the Regent's Citadel (Arg-e Karim Khan), Eram Garden, and the Pink Mosque. Overnight in Shiraz.

Day 6, Shiraz

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

Day 7, Isfahan

Depart for Isfahan, visiting Pasargadae, the first capital of the Achaemenid Empire, an essential site in a journey to the origins of Persia. Arrived in the late afternoon in Isfahan! Overnight in Isfahan.

Day 8, Isfahan

Explore Isfahan, one of the most picturesque cities globally, often called "half of the world." Visit the Friday Mosque, considered the encyclopedia of mosque architecture in Iran. Stroll along the Zayande Rud River, discovering the famous bridges, Thirty-three Arches Bridge and Khaju Bridge, dating back to the 17th century. Overnight in Isfahan.

Day 9, Isfahan

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

Day 10, Kashan

In the morning, depart for Kashan, which is famous for its 19th-century bioclimatic houses and rosewater. Visit Agha Bozorg Madrasa, Tabatabai House, Broujerdi House, the bazaar, and Amin al-Dozleh Dome. Overnight in Kashan.

Day 11, Tehran

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

Day 12, 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
  • 638abbie says:
    It was a fantastic, whirlwind trip. We saw all the highlights of Iran, and had a fantastic time!
  • yujinkim says:
    Had s fabulous time. Both our guide and driver were excellent. Everything was very well organised. Enjoyed all the included sightseeing and meals. Excellent value for money. Recommended!
  • fire-tower says:
    Nice arrangements and nice people to guide. Very helpful, well behaved.