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Historical Classic 2 Iran tour

Tour Operator:

Classic

Max group size:

12

Age range:

+12 years old

Operated in:

English

Tour Code:

Hi02

Tour length:

8

Historical Classic 2

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Itinerary

Embark on a captivating journey to uncover the timeless wonders of Iran. Traverse its breathtaking landscapes, visit remarkable sites, and immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the Persian Empire. Explore the Persian gardens, an enduring expression of the quality of life cherished by both Persians of the past and Iranians of today. Begin your adventure by discovering the extraordinary Persian treasures of Persepolis and Pasargadae in Shiraz. Delve into the masterpieces of Islamic architecture in Isfahan. Behold the grandeur of Naqsh-e Jahan Square, its stunning mosques, palaces, and bazaars.  Immerse yourself in Tehran’s cultural offerings, such as museums that showcase Iran’s fascinating history and art., the opulent Palaces, etc. To learn more about the cities and tours mentioned above, please visit our website,  www.kentaltravel.com. Please note that the program of the first and last day may change depending on international flight schedules.

Day 1Shiraz

Upon arrival at Shiraz airport, your guide will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. Take some time to relax and prepare for the exciting journey ahead.

Day 2Shiraz

Begin the day by visiting Grandeur Persepolis, a significant legacy of the Achaemenid Empire. In the afternoon, discover Shiraz’s charming city, famous for its beautiful gardens and mild climate. Visit key landmarks such as the Rose Mosque, Vakil Bazaar, Vakil Hammam, Sarâye Moshir Caravanserai, Narenjestan Garden, and the Citadel of Karim Khan. Overnight stay in Shiraz.

Day 3Yazd

Depart for Yazd, with stops to explore the Achaemenid necropolis of Naghsh-e-Rostam and the historic site of Pasargadae, the first capital of the Achaemenid Empire. In the afternoon, arrive in Yazd, a captivating desert city renowned for its clay architecture and wind towers. Overnight stay in Yazd.

Day 4Yazd

Spend the morning exploring Yazd, visiting the Temple of Fire, where Zoroastrians still practice their religious rituals, the Jame Mosque, the impressive Mirchaqmaq Square, and the UNESCO-listed Fahadan neighbourhood. Continue your exploration with a visit to the Zoroastrian Towers of Silence. In the evening, arrive in Isfahan, often called “the city of One Thousand and One Nights.Overnight stay in Isfahan.

Day 5Isfahan

Discover the enchanting city of Isfahan, renowned as one of the most picturesque cities in the world. Visit the magnificent Great Friday Mosque, which showcases the diverse architecture of Iranian mosques. Explore the Armenian quarter and admire the stunning Vank Cathedral. In the afternoon, stroll along the Zayandé River and marvel at the famous bridges, including the Thirty-three Arches and Khâdju Bridge, dating back to the 17th century. Overnight stay in Isfahan.

Day 6Isfahan

Dedicate the morning to continuing your exploration of Isfahan. Visit the elegant Forty Columns Pavilion, the grand Naghsh-e-Jahan Square (the Image of the World), and the surrounding monuments, including the Imam Mosque, Sheikh Lotfollâh Mosque, and Ali Qâpu Palace. Enjoy some free time in the late afternoon to explore the bustling Grand Bazaar. Overnight stay in Isfahan.

Day 7Tehran

Depart from Isfahan towards Tehran, stopping in Kashan. Explore Kashan, renowned for its rose water production and exquisite carpets. Visit the iconic Tabatabai House, once owned by a wealthy merchant, and stroll through the beautiful Fin Garden. Continue the journey to Tehran. Overnight stay in Tehran.

Day 8Tehran

Explore Iran’s vibrant administrative, political, and economic capital “Tehran”. Visit prominent museums such as the Archaeological Museum; the showcases the country’s rich history, and the Museum of Glass and Ceramics, housing a special glass and pottery collection. Explore the grand Golestan Palace complex and experience the bustling atmosphere of the bazaar. Overnight stay in Tehran.

Day 9Tehran

Transfer to Tehran airport in the morning for the return flight.

Places You'll see
What's included

Accomodation

 

4* and 5* hotels, traditional houses

Guide

Service of an experienced English-speaking guide.

 

Meal

Buffet breakfast at the hotel, lunch and dinner in typical Iranian restaurants.

 

Transportation

In a recent, air-conditioned vehicle with its experienced driver.

 

Travel insurance

Entrance tickets

Entrance tickets to the museums and archaeological sites mentioned in the program

 

 

SIM card

Flights

Additional Services

Map

Good to Know

Required documents

Valid passport for at least six months. Entry visa obtained in your country.

Vaccinations

Generally, Iran does not pose any specific health problems. No vaccinations are mandatory. As a precautionary measure, it is advisable to consult your doctor or health service before departure to obtain any additional information. Hygiene standards are high, and most travellers do not experience any discomfort other than fatigue due to the heat. However, bringing a basic pharmacy kit and any specific medication is recommended. Tap water is drinkable in most parts of the country, but it is better to drink bottled mineral water, which is available everywhere.

Money

The Iranian currency is the Rial. Prices are usually displayed in Rials, but people often refer to Toman, equivalent to 10 Rials. The use of credit cards is almost absent (except for some craft shops), and there are no ATMs. Therefore, bringing Euros from France and exchanging them for Rials on-site is necessary. In some stores, payment in Euros or US dollars is also accepted.

Upon arrival in Iran, you can exchange Euros for cash without any problem at the airport or on the second day in Tehran at a currency exchange office. It is also advisable to carry international credit cards because some merchants of valuable items (miniatures, turquoise, carpets) also accept credit cards (such as Visa, Mastercard, and American Express).

Language

The official language is Persian. In major cities, the educated population speaks English fairly well.

Religion

Iran is a Muslim country with a majority Shiite population (90%). There are significant communities of Sunni Muslims in the southwest and southeast of the country, as well as Armenians, Assyrians, and, to a lesser extent, Christians, Jews, and Zoroastrians, who are allowed and free to practice their faith.

Climate

Due to its vastness, Iran has a varied environment. Winter (December to February) can be very cold, especially in the northwest. In summer (June to August), temperatures reach 50°C on the Persian Gulf coast and southern provinces. Precipitation mainly occurs in the northern and western parts of the country, which have the coldest climate zone. Western Iran often experiences snow that lasts until early spring. Throughout the country, summer temperatures are always hot but more bearable due to the drier climate. In September, temperatures are still similar to summer, but evenings are cooler, so an outer layer of clothing may be pleasant.

Clothing

The choice of clothing should generally meet the criteria of practicality, comfort, and responsiveness to the climate and environment. Opting for sporty and comfortable clothing that allows greater freedom of movement and does not hinder blood circulation with tight laces or narrow fittings is advisable. Avoid clothing made of synthetic fibres that prevent sweating, especially in hot environments. A fundamental principle to remember when choosing a dress for this type of trip is layering: it is better to have different lightweight garments that can be To call your country, worn layered if needed. This technique allows you to adjust the degree of body coverage to changing climates and ensures effective protection against temperature extremes and wind.

  • For Women: Foreign women are generally treated with more tolerance. However, it is mandatory to wear a headscarf to cover the hair. A light cotton scarf is ideal, especially in hot seasons. A long and loose shirt or tunic with long sleeves and loose-fitting trousers that reach the ankles is appropriate. Skirts and dresses (at least calf-length) are also practical.

Regarding colours, there are no strict rules. Makeup is not a problem, but opting for a certain discretion is better. Sandals can be worn without socks.

  • For Men: Men have more freedom and wear anything except shorts or sleeveless T-shirts. Half-sleeved shirts, such as t-shirts or polos, can be worn comfortably.

Phone

To call Iran: Dial 00 + country code 98 (Iran) + regional code without the first 0 + your correspondent’s number. In Iran, for an international call: Dial 00 + country code (France 33, Belgium 32, Switzerland 41) + regional code followed by your correspondent’s number, removing the first 0. The most convenient solution for calling your country is through your hotel. For the use and coverage of mobile phones, refer to your service provider.

Electricity and Internet

The electrical current is 220V. The plugs are of the European type with two round pins.

  • In hotels, there is internet and Wi-Fi.
  • You can use an iPad.
  • The charger switches for cameras, computers, phones, etc., are the same as those in France.

Itinerary

The itinerary is flexible and depends on local conditions. During the trip, if necessary, the guide may modify the program.