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Iran Cultural Tour 12 Days

Embark on an enchanting 12-day journey through Iran, a land that seamlessly weaves together rich history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking landscapes. This immersive tour takes you on an unforgettable exploration of Iran’s most iconic destinations. From the bustling bazaars of Tehran to the ancient ruins of Persepolis, every step unravels a new layer of Iran’s fascinating past. Wander through the timeless streets of Isfahan, where intricate Persian architecture stands as a testament to the city’s grandeur. Traverse the serene deserts of Yazd and marvel at the adobe wonders that rise from the golden sands. As you venture into Shiraz, the poetic heart of Iran, you’ll discover the lush gardens of Eram and the mesmerizing Nasir al-Mulk Mosque.

Detailed Itinerary

Iran Tour 12 Days

Day 1: Welcome to Iran – Tehran city tour

Arrive at IKA airport where our representative is waiting for you. Transfer to your hotel to rest until noon when your Tehran city tour starts.

We’ll take the subway to the north of Tehran where the Iranian upper class lives to experience the local life in the cozy Tajrish Bazaar. Then, visit Sadabad Palace, the residence of Iran’s last Shah and go hiking along the mountain trail through Darband to visit the most beautiful scenery of Tehran from that top. Enjoy tea, Qalian water pipe and the delicious Persian traditional cuisine, Dizi.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Hotel: Pahlavan Razzaz, Tehran

Today Tehran city tour includes visiting the Archeological (national) Museum. Iran Tour 12 days

Day 2: A Deep Dive into Ancient – Tehran City Tour

Today Tehran city tour includes visiting the Archeological (national) Museum. Thanks to the immense volume, diversity and quality of its monuments, this museum ranks as one of the few most significant museums in the world.

Visit the UNESCO-recognized Golestan Palace, a masterpiece of the Qajar era that is a successful combination of Persian crafts and architecture with Western influences. The most characteristic features and ornaments date from the 19th century. After that explore Tehran Grand Bazaar before heading to Kashan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner Hotel: Negin, Kashan

Highlights of today are Tabatabaee or Boroujerdi historical houses, Sultan Mir Ahmad Hammam, Fin Garden, and Agha Bozorg Mosque. Iran tour 12 days Day 3: Small but Amazing – Kashan & Abyaneh

Kashan which runs along the edge of the central deserts of Iran makes a contrast between the extent of the deserts and the greenery of an oasis. Archaeological discoveries in the Sialk Hills (7000 years) that lie 4 km west of Kashan reveal that this region was one of the primary centers of civilization in the pre-historic ages. Highlights of today are Tabatabaee or Boroujerdi historical houses, Sultan Mir Ahmad Hammam, Fin Garden, and Agha Bozorg Mosque.

The UNESCO-recognized village of Abyaneh is one of the oldest villages in Iran with houses harmonious with climate and mountains characterized by a peculiar reddish hue. This village preserved the old speaking, clothing and living style. A typical woman wears a white long scarf with colourful patterns and an under-knee skirt.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner Hotel: Sonati, Isfahan

Iran Tour 12 days . Today we will visit Naqsh-e-Jahan Square, the second huge square in the world after Beijing's Tiananmen Square.Day 4: Turquoise Domes – Isfahan city tour

Isfahan entitled “Half the World” is the legendary city of traditional Islamic archaeology and turquoise domes. Today we will visit Naqsh-e-Jahan Square, the second huge square in the world after Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. Sheikh Lotfollah and Jameh Abbasi Mosques are brilliant masterpieces of Islamic-Persian architecture. Aliqapu, Chehel Sotun and Hasht Behesht Palaces and finally Isfahan bazaar to purchase traditional arts & crafts.

Observing people is a fascinating part of any trip, and Zayanderud is one such place in Isfahan. The historical bridges are charming in the evening, when many young couples stroll and chat, and families take walks. (Due to the long-standing drought, Zayanderud may not have water during your visit.)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner Hotel: Sonati, Isfahan

Iran Tour 12 days . Continue discovering other parts of Isfahan.Day 5: Again “Half the World” – Isfahan city tour

Continue discovering other parts of Isfahan. Visit the Vank Church which is a typical example of the Christian churches of Armenia and the UNESCO-recognized Jame’ mosque of Isfahan which is a gallery of the progress of Islamic architecture. Finally, we will listen to Persian music in the Isfahan music museum before heading to Abadeh.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Hotel: Dorafshan Ecolodge, Abadeh

Iran Tour 12 Days. Pasargadae, the tomb of Cyrus the Great, the originator of the Achaemenian Empire (550 B.C.) besides his brave personality inspires all the visitors.Day 6: Lifetime Experience: Ancient Persia – Pasargadae & Persepolis

We will head to Shiraz and visit some monuments on the way. First Pasargadae, the tomb of Cyrus the Great, the originator of the Achaemenian Empire (550 B.C.) besides his brave personality inspires all the visitors.  Then we will drive to visit the great gem of ancient Persia, Persepolis. The magnificent ruins of Persepolis which lie at the foot of Mount Mehr was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire founded by Darius I in 518 B.C. Finally, we will visit the Necropolis, the magnificent burial place of Achaemenid kings. Seven bas-reliefs dating back to the Elamite and Sassanid periods are carved there as well.

Rest and relax at the hotel for a few hours. In the evening, we will take part in a cooking class and enjoy Shirazi home-cooked meals and hospitality.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner  Hotel: Karim Khan, Shiraz

Iran Tour 12 Days. Visit the highlights of Shiraz in a walking quarter.Day 7: Roses and Nightingales – Shiraz city tour

Shiraz, famous as the city of roses and nightingales, is the center of Persian culture and sophistication, gardens and poetry. Visit the highlights of Shiraz in a walking quarter including Karim Khan Citadel, Pars Museum, Vakil mosque, Vakil bazaar, Saray-e-Moshir, Madressa-e Khan (if possible), Naranjestan-e Qavam, Nasir Almolk Mosque. In the afternoon, visit other highlights in Shiraz such as Hafez tomb, Ali Ibn Hamzah holy shrine, Eram Garden and the Iranian musical instrument workshop.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch  Hotel: Karim Khan, Shiraz

Iran Tour 12 Days. We will hit the road toward the central deserts and the city of Yazd.Day 8: A Night with a Zoroastrian Family 

We will hit the road toward the central deserts and the city of Yazd. Visit the historical city of Abarkouh which is a showcase of desert architecture and its old cypress tree. We will spend the night at a welcoming Zoroastrian ecolodge called Nartitee. This sweet home is located in one of the most peaceful places on earth, Taft City. 

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner  Hotel: Nartitee, Taft

Iran cultural Tour 12 Days. Visit the fire temple and Doulat Abad garden.Day 9: The largest Adobe – Yazd city tour

Yazd is the oldest adobe city that is juxtaposed with the central deserts of Iran. This ancient city which is decorated by stunning mosques is a combination of different religions. Visit the fire temple and Doulat Abad garden. Then explore the old city and visit the water museum, wind towers, Amir Chakhmagh complex, Jame Mosque which is crowned by the highest minarets in Iran and finally Zurkhaneh, the old Persian gym.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner  Hotel: Pars, Yazd

Iran Tour package 12 Days. Chak Chak, Meybod and Kharanagh are three highlights of today tour.Day 10: Mystery of the Abandoned City & Princess’ Tears

Chak Chak, Meybod and Kharanagh are three highlights of today. First of all, visit the Shaking Minaret, 4000-Year-old Citadel in the abandoned village of Kharanagh. Then we will head for Pir-e Sabz, the most sacred mountain shrine of Zoroastrianism that is located in Chak Chak and serves as a pilgrimage point for Zoroastrians. Each year from June 14–18 many thousands of Zoroastrians flock to the fire temple. Finally, on our way to Nain, we will visit the pre‐Islamic Narin Castle in Meybod City. Visit the Caravansary, Icehouse and Pigeon house as well.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner  Hotel: Anar, Nain

visit Iran in 12 Days. Early in the morning, we will visit Jame Mosque of Nain which is one of the first Islamic places of worship built in the country.Day 11: Riding the Sand Dunes – Maranjab

Early in the morning, we will visit Jame Mosque of Nain which is one of the first Islamic places of worship built in the country. Then on our way to the IKA airport, we will visit to Maranjab Desert and Salt Lake, a unique and unforgettable experience that offers a glimpse into the natural beauty of Iran’s desert landscape.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner  Hotel: IBIS, IKIA Airport

12 days iran cultural tour. Last but not least drive to Shiraz airport to leave Iran with fond memories.

Day 12: Hope to see you again

Last but not least drive to Shiraz airport to leave Iran with fond memories.

 

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This tour costs:

  • 2-8 person: €1100
  • 1 person: €1580

Special Offer:

  • June-August: 5% off
  • November-February: 5% off
  • Discount for groups of 5+
  • Departure: Upon request
  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Style: Middle-class
  • Best Time: All year round
  • Route: Tehran, Kashan, Abyaneh, Isfahan, Abadeh, Shiraz, Abarkouh, Taft, Yazd, Kharanaq, Chak Chak, Meybod, Nain, Maranjab
  • Accommodation: 11 nights dbl/twn at mentioned hotels or similar
  • Meals: All breakfasts, lunch or dinner
  • Transport: Dedicated a/c vehicles
  • Airport Transfers
  • English speaking guide
  • Invitation letter for Iran visa
  • Bottled water, tea, and refreshments per day
  • Entrance fees to the mentioned monuments
  • Domestic travel insurance
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • No Prepayment
  • Some FOC Services
  • Get Discounts on Next Trips
Thanks for your help and for providing us with a great experience.  All the best to you and your future endeavors and hope to make it back again to Iran someday.
Phebe
I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to my friends, as I have said before, I really appreciated the way you answered emails promptly and professionally and made the entire experience easy and enjoyable.
Virginia
I’m writing to tell  you what an unbelievably enjoyable trip you arranged for me. Everything went perfectly. The accommodations were great, especially the quaint traditional guest houses.
Felix
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Iran Tour 12 Days

This 12-day journey through Iran takes you on an unforgettable exploration of Iran’s most important landmarks of Tehran, Isfahan, Yazd and Shiraz cities. Be in touch with us to book this tour!

Detailed Itinerary

12 days in iran

Arrive at IKA airport where our representative is waiting for you. Transfer to your hotel to rest until noon when your Tehran city tour starts.

We’ll take the subway to the north of Tehran where the Iranian upper class lives to experience the local life in the cozy Tajrish Bazaar. Then, visit Sadabad Palace, the residence of Iran’s last Shah and go hiking along the mountain trail through Darband to visit the most beautiful scenery of Tehran from that top. Enjoy tea, Qalian water pipe and the delicious Persian traditional cuisine, Dizi.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Pahlavan Razzaz, Tehran

Today Tehran city tour includes visiting the Archeological (national) Museum. Iran Tour package

Today Tehran city tour includes visiting the Archeological (national) Museum. Thanks to the immense volume, diversity and quality of its monuments, this museum ranks as one of the few most significant museums in the world.

Visit the UNESCO-recognized Golestan Palace, a masterpiece of the Qajar era that is a successful combination of Persian crafts and architecture with Western influences. The most characteristic features and ornaments date from the 19th century. After that explore Tehran Grand Bazaar before heading to Kashan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner
Hotel: Negin, Kashan

Highlights of today are Tabatabaee or Boroujerdi historical houses, Sultan Mir Ahmad Hammam, Fin Garden, and Agha Bozorg Mosque. Iran trip Kashan which runs along the edge of the central deserts of Iran makes a contrast between the extent of the deserts and the greenery of an oasis. Archaeological discoveries in the Sialk Hills (7000 years) that lie 4 km west of Kashan reveal that this region was one of the primary centers of civilization in the pre-historic ages. Highlights of today are Tabatabaee or Boroujerdi historical houses, Sultan Mir Ahmad Hammam, Fin Garden, and Agha Bozorg Mosque.

The UNESCO-recognized village of Abyaneh is one of the oldest villages in Iran with houses harmonious with climate and mountains characterized by a peculiar reddish hue. This village preserved the old speaking, clothing and living style. A typical woman wears a white long scarf with colourful patterns and an under-knee skirt.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner
Hotel: Sonati, Isfahan

journey to visit Iran . Today we will visit Naqsh-e-Jahan Square, the second huge square in the world after Beijing's Tiananmen Square.Isfahan entitled “Half the World” is the legendary city of traditional Islamic archaeology and turquoise domes. Today we will visit Naqsh-e-Jahan Square, the second huge square in the world after Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. Sheikh Lotfollah and Jameh Abbasi Mosques are brilliant masterpieces of Islamic-Persian architecture. Aliqapu, Chehel Sotun and Hasht Behesht Palaces and finally Isfahan bazaar to purchase traditional arts & crafts.

Observing people is a fascinating part of any trip, and Zayanderud is one such place in Isfahan. The historical bridges are charming in the evening, when many young couples stroll and chat, and families take walks. (Due to the long-standing drought, Zayanderud may not have water during your visit.)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner
Hotel: Sonati, Isfahan

Iran travel plan. Continue discovering other parts of Isfahan.Continue discovering other parts of Isfahan. Visit the Vank Church which is a typical example of the Christian churches of Armenia and the UNESCO-recognized Jame’ mosque of Isfahan which is a gallery of the progress of Islamic architecture. Finally, we will listen to Persian music in the Isfahan music museum before heading to Abadeh.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Dorafshan Ecolodge, Abadeh

Iran Tour 12 Days. Pasargadae, the tomb of Cyrus the Great, the originator of the Achaemenian Empire (550 B.C.) besides his brave personality inspires all the visitors.We will head to Shiraz and visit some monuments on the way. First Pasargadae, the tomb of Cyrus the Great, the originator of the Achaemenian Empire (550 B.C.) besides his brave personality inspires all the visitors. Then we will drive to visit the great gem of ancient Persia, Persepolis. The magnificent ruins of Persepolis which lie at the foot of Mount Mehr was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire founded by Darius I in 518 B.C. Finally, we will visit the Necropolis, the magnificent burial place of Achaemenid kings. Seven bas-reliefs dating back to the Elamite and Sassanid periods are carved there as well.

Rest and relax at the hotel for a few hours. In the evening, we will take part in a cooking class and enjoy Shirazi home-cooked meals and hospitality.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Karim Khan, Shiraz

Iran Tour 12 Days. Visit the highlights of Shiraz in a walking quarter.Shiraz, famous as the city of roses and nightingales, is the center of Persian culture and sophistication, gardens and poetry. Visit the highlights of Shiraz in a walking quarter including Karim Khan Citadel, Pars Museum, Vakil mosque, Vakil bazaar, Saray-e-Moshir, Madressa-e Khan (if possible), Naranjestan-e Qavam, Nasir Almolk Mosque. In the afternoon, visit other highlights in Shiraz such as Hafez tomb, Ali Ibn Hamzah holy shrine, Eram Garden and the Iranian musical instrument workshop.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Karim Khan, Shiraz

Iran cultural Trip 12 Days. We will hit the road toward the central deserts and the city of Yazd.We will hit the road toward the central deserts and the city of Yazd. Visit the historical city of Abarkouh which is a showcase of desert architecture and its old cypress tree. We will spend the night at a welcoming Zoroastrian ecolodge called Nartitee. This sweet home is located in one of the most peaceful places on earth, Taft City.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Nartitee, Taft

Iran Tour 12 Days. Visit the fire temple and Doulat Abad garden.Yazd is the oldest adobe city that is juxtaposed with the central deserts of Iran. This ancient city which is decorated by stunning mosques is a combination of different religions. Visit the fire temple and Doulat Abad garden. Then explore the old city and visit the water museum, wind towers, Amir Chakhmagh complex, Jame Mosque which is crowned by the highest minarets in Iran and finally Zurkhaneh, the old Persian gym.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner
Hotel: Pars, Yazd

Iran Tour 12 Days. Chak Chak, Meybod and Kharanagh are three highlights of today tour.Chak Chak, Meybod and Kharanagh are three highlights of today. First of all, visit the Shaking Minaret, 4000-Year-old Citadel in the abandoned village of Kharanagh. Then we will head for Pir-e Sabz, the most sacred mountain shrine of Zoroastrianism that is located in Chak Chak and serves as a pilgrimage point for Zoroastrians. Each year from June 14–18 many thousands of Zoroastrians flock to the fire temple. Finally, on our way to Nain, we will visit the pre‐Islamic Narin Castle in Meybod City. Visit the Caravansary, Icehouse and Pigeon house as well.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner
Hotel: Anar, Nain

Iran Tour 12 Days. Early in the morning, we will visit Jame Mosque of Nain which is one of the first Islamic places of worship built in the country.Early in the morning, we will visit Jame Mosque of Nain which is one of the first Islamic places of worship built in the country. Then on our way to the IKA airport, we will visit to Maranjab Desert and Salt Lake, a unique and unforgettable experience that offers a glimpse into the natural beauty of Iran’s desert landscape.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner
Hotel: IBIS, IKIA Airport

12 days iran cultural tour. Last but not least drive to Shiraz airport to leave Iran with fond memories.

Last but not least drive to Shiraz airport to leave Iran with fond memories.

Make sure your email is correct

This tour costs:

  • 2-8 person: €1100
  • 1 person: €1580

Special Offer:

  • June-August: 5% off
  • November-February: 5% off
  • Discount for groups of 5+
  • Departure: Upon request
  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Style: Middle-class
  • Best Time: All year round
  • Route: Tehran, Kashan, Abyaneh, Isfahan, Abadeh, Shiraz, Abarkouh, Taft, Yazd, Kharanaq, Chak Chak, Meybod, Nain, Maranjab
  • Accommodation: 11 nights dbl/twn at mentioned hotels or similar
  • Meals: All breakfasts, lunch or dinner
  • Transport: Dedicated a/c vehicles
  • Airport Transfers
  • English speaking guide
  • Invitation letter for Iran visa
  • Bottled water, tea, and refreshments per day
  • Entrance fees to the mentioned monuments
  • Domestic travel insurance
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • No Prepayment
  • Some FOC Services
  • Get Discounts on Next Trips
Thanks for your help and for providing us with a great experience.  All the best to you and your future endeavors and hope to make it back again to Iran someday.
Phebe
I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to my friends, as I have said before, I really appreciated the way you answered emails promptly and professionally and made the entire experience easy and enjoyable.
Virginia
I’m writing to tell  you what an unbelievably enjoyable trip you arranged for me. Everything went perfectly. The accommodations were great, especially the quaint traditional guest houses.
Felix

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