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Religious 16 Iran tour

Tour Operator:

Religious

Max group size:

12

Age range:

+10 years old

Operated in:

English

Tour Code:

Re16

Tour length:

8

Religious 16

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Itinerary

Mashhad means “place of martyrdom,” referring to the death by poisoning in 818 of the eighth Imam of Twelver Shiites, Imam Reza, by the Abbasid caliph Al-Ma’mun. This poisoning, the second major loss for Shiite Muslims after the “massacre” of Karbala (680), gave Mashhad its role as a religious city and pilgrimage site for all Twelver Shiites. Qom is one of the holy cities of Shiism, where Hazrat Fatimah Masumeh, the sister of Imam Reza, is buried. Visit Mashhad, Qom, and Kish, the most famous island in Iran.

Day 1Mashhad

Arrive at Mashhad airport, be greeted by your guide and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2Mashhad

Mashhad is the country’s first holy city. Connected to Tehran by buses, trains, and planes, it is now the second-largest city in the country and known for its leather and saffron. Visit the tomb of the eighth Imam Reza, the Gowharshad Mosque.

Day 3 Qom

Visit the tomb of the eighth Imam Reza and the bazaar. In the afternoon, transfer to Mashhad airport. Flight to Tehran. Drive to Qom. Overnight in Qom.

Day 4Qom

Qom is one of the holiest cities in Iran and the Middle East, rooted in centuries of history. Visit the shrine of Fatima Masumeh, which is a highly respected sanctuary and a clean place. Overnight in Qom.

Day 5Tehran

The morning is dedicated to visiting the bazaar. After exploring the city, transfer to Tehran airport 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.