Historical Classic 6 Iran tour
Max group size:
+12 years old
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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Arrival at Shiraz airport, welcome by your guide and transfer to the hotel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Transfer to Isfahan airport in the morning for the return flight.
4* and 5* hotels, traditional houses
Service of an experienced English-speaking guide.
Buffet breakfast at the hotel, lunch and dinner in typical Iranian restaurants.
In a recent, air-conditioned vehicle with its experienced driver.
Entrance tickets to the museums and archaeological sites mentioned in the program
Valid passport for at least six months. Entry visa obtained in your country.
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.
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).
The official language is Persian. In major cities, the educated population speaks English fairly well.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The electrical current is 220V. The plugs are of the European type with two round pins.
The itinerary is flexible and depends on local conditions. During the trip, if necessary, the guide may modify the program.
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