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Travel Style: Historical & Cultural
Tour length: 8 Days
Age Range: 1 to 40
Tour Code: hi07
Operated in English
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Price
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$1500 $1100

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Itinerary

Iran is not just one country: It brings together several within its borders. It has also had multiple lives, always visible: mosques coexist with temples from ancient times, provinces where time has stopped, coexist in the same calendar as Westernized cities, remnants of monarchy neighbour emblems of the Islamic Republic. This program promotes sharing the contemporary life of Iranians, full of surprises and contrasts.

Day 1, Arrival in Tehran

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

Day 2, Tehran

Visit the city of Tehran, the metropolis and 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 open, visit the Jewelry Museum and the Carpet Museum. Spend the night in Tehran.

Day 3, Kashan

Depart for Kashan in the morning, famous for its 19th-century bioclimatic houses, the Fin Garden, and grand bazaar.

Day 4, Natanz-Isfahan

Depart for Natanz and visit the Abd ol-Samad funerary complex. Continue to 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. Walk along the banks of the Zayandehrud River, the only river in the central Iranian plateau, and discover the famous bridges of the Thirty-Three Arches and Khadju Bridge, dating back to the 17th century.

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: Imam Mosque, Lotfollah Mosque, and Ali Qapu Palace. Enjoy free time in the late afternoon at the Grand Bazaar.

Day 6, Shiraz

Depart for Shiraz. Visit Pasargadae, the first capital of the Achaemenid Empire, an important site for a journey to the origins and heart of Persia. Arrive in Shiraz in the late afternoon.

Day 7, Shiraz

The morning is dedicated to the most important heritage of the Achaemenid Empire, Persepolis, and the Achaemenid necropolis of Naghsh-e-Rostam. In the afternoon, return to Shiraz, the city of famous poets such as Hafez and Sa'di. Shiraz is known for its gardens and mild climate. Visit the main monuments such as Vakil Bazaar, Moshir Caravanserai, Pink Mosque, and Narenjestan Garden.

Day8, Shiraz

Transfer to Shiraz 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
  • Alexandre says:
    My travel to Iran was an unforgettable experience. The beauty and history of Iran left me in awe.