Historical Classic 7 Iran tour
Max group size:
+12 years old
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.
Arrival at Tehran airport, welcome by your guide and transfer to the hotel.
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.
Depart for Kashan in the morning, famous for its 19th-century bioclimatic houses, the Fin Garden, and grand bazaar.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Transfer to Shiraz 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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