You’ll be happy to be back of this tour

Travel Style: Combo Tour
Tour length: 8 Days
Age Range: 18 to 39
Tour Code: co22
Operated in English
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Price
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$1500 $1200

The tour is available. You can customize it as you wish.

Itinerary

Consider including a visit to Mashhad, Qom, and Kish Island to immerse yourself in Iran’s rich religious heritage and discover the captivating allure of these renowned destinations.

Mashhad is known as the “place of martyrdom.” The city earned this name after the tragic event in 818 when Imam Reza, the eighth imam of the Twelver Shiites, was poisoned by the Abbasid Caliph Al-Ma’mûn. This incident is considered the second significant loss for Shiite Muslims following the “massacre” of Karbala in 680.

Qom is one of the holy cities of Shiism because it’s the burial site of Hazrat Fatimah M’assume, the sister of Imam Reza.

Day 1, Arrival in Mashhad

Upon arrival at Mashhad airport, your guide will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel for check-in and relaxation.

Day 2, Mashhad

Mashhad, the first holy city of Iran, is well-connected to Tehran through various transportation options such as buses, trains, and planes. Additionally, Mashhad is known for its thriving leather and saffron industries. Today, you will visit the tomb of the 8th Imam Reza, an important pilgrimage site, and explore the beautiful Gowharshâd Mosque.

Day 3, Qom

Today you will be transferred to Mashhad Airport for your flight to Tehran; then, you will continue your journey to Qom. Spend the night in Qom.

Day 4, Qom

Qom is steeped in centuries of history and is home to the highly revered Fatima sanctuary in Massummeh, known for its sanctity and cleanliness. Take your time to explore the city and immerse yourself in its rich religious atmosphere. Overnight stay in Qom.

Day 5, Kish Island

In the morning, visit the lively bazaar before transferring to Tehran Airport for your flight to Kish Island. Located in the Persian Gulf, Kish Island is a popular tourist destination in southern Iran. Explore the island's attractions, including palm groves, well-designed squares, picturesque quays and coastal parks, Bird Park, and the uniquely designed Eastern Aquarium.

Day 6, Kish

Spend the morning continuing your exploration of Kish Island. Visit the pearl farming centres, the Greek boat, and the recreational complexes of the Recreational Quay and the Green Tree. Take time to explore both traditional bazaars and modern shopping centres. In the afternoon, take a flight back to Tehran.

Day 7, Tehran

The morning allows you to explore Kish Island at your leisure. Enjoy the island's attractions before transferring to Tehran Airport for your return flight to the capital city.

Day 8, Departure from Tehran

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Tehran Airport for your 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
  • mason says:
    Wonderful tour, lots of included in the tour. Guide gave us interesting info about Iran and local places we visited. Overall a great experience.
  • Harper.p says:
    A wonderful experience of Iran. it’s an amazing tour and I would highly recommend it. We were fully taken care by our driver Mohsen and guides did amazing job with great knowledge in every city they are representing, the selections of hotels and restaurants were all very good. We are happy and appreciated the way Kental Travel Tours provided an amazing journey.
  • Ellis.m says:
    The tour was very nice. I had 3 different guides for the 3 different cities and they were all very helpful and experienced.