• Duration

    08 Days & 07 Nights

  • Tour Code

    # SM-8d-1890-bhn

  • Group Size
    • Min 1 PAX
    • Max 15 PAX
  • Location

    Iran

  • Start

    Tehran– Iran

  • Finish

    Tehran– Iran

  • Type

    Classic & Cultural

  • Physical Grading

    Standard

  • Best Time
    • Spring
    • Autumn
    • Winter

Iran Highlights Tour

(Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz)

Explore ancient and beautiful land of Iran with a focus on historical &cultural, and UNESCO World Sites located in the most visited destinations of the country like Shiraz, Isfahan, Kashan and Tehran. This tour gives you the opportunity to see the great and unique monuments that Iran has to offer to all passionate travelers.
You will start your journey from Tehran, the capital of Iran. This great metropolis, located in the lower slopes of the snowcapped Alborz Range, with the characteristic of both old and modern monuments, has lots of beauties that have to be seen. Golestan Palace (the rose garden), UNESCO-listed, belonging to Qajar Era & Sa’dabad Palace dating back to Pahlavi Era are amongst the highlights of Tehran.
Enjoy shopping in Tehran’s traditional grand bazaar, wander in the beautiful avenues and experience its calm and delightful nightlife.
Persian magnificent empire left its marks on the mythical sites of Persepolis & Pasargadae in Shiraz, the city of poem, flower, nightingale and literature. Persepolis, UNESCO-listed, was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid kings (550–330 BC). Marvel at these adorable historical monuments. Delve into Shiraz’s beautiful Persian Gardens that materialize the concept of Paradise on Earth, like Eram Garden.
Isfahan, the capital of Persia in Safavid Dynasty, provides glimpses into Iran’s rich history and the artistry of its craftsmen. Be inspired by the glory of beautiful architecture, tiled& colorful mosques, old churches, gardens, historical covered bridges, minarets and magnificent palaces of Isfahan like Ali Qapu& Chehel Sotun palaces, Imam Mosque, Si-o-se-pol (33 arches) bridge, and Vank Cathedral.
Indulge yourself in the great plaza of Naghsh e Jahan(Imam), UNESCO-listed Square and enjoy watching the boutique handicraft shops & shopping the wonderful Isfahan’s handicrafts.
Step into alluring, oasis city of Kashan on the edge of Dasht e Kavir(Iran central desert).Architectural wonders, eye-catching houses of aristocrats, an atmospheric covered bazaar, a UNESCO recognized Fin garden, and Tepe Sialk Ziggurat, the oldest settlements of which date back from 6000-5500 BC, are amongst the outstanding attractions of Kashan. The rugs made in Kashan are famous and recognizable amongst the most beautiful of Persian rugs.
On the last day of your travel in Kashan, you would probably find out how beautifully you lived your life in Iran, just within 8 days.

Highlights

• Persepolis (UNESCO)
• Pasargadae (UNESCO)
• Naqsh-e Jahan Square (UNESCO)
• Borujerdis House & Tabātabāei House
• Fin Garden (UNESCO)
• Golestan Palace (UNESCO)
• Iran National Museum

Itinerary

1st Day- Arrival-Tehran

Arrival in Tehran International Airport; Meet and greet by your tour guide and transfer to the hotel. After a while rest, tour some of the magnificent museums in downtown Tehran, like National Museum of Iran . The national museum contains prestigious relics influential in shaping the world’s culture and civilization. Our next visit is the Golestan Palace, (the Rose Garden Palace) UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the oldest historic monuments belonging to a group of royal buildings in Tehran & Tehran traditional grand bazaar.

O/N Tehran (Hotel-BB)

2nd Day-Tehran

Tehran and its monuments’ different historical layers in terms of age are remarkable. Owing to long years of being Capital, riveting companionship of old and recent attractions, catches visitor’s attention. Today and as the last day of our trip, we head north of Tehran. A review of Qajar and Pahlavi History in Sa’dabad Palace Museum (2 museums), Niavaran Palace, Tajrish Traditional Bazaar, local favorite bazaar complete the journey,

O/N Tehran (Hotel-BB)

3rd Day-Tehran- Flight to Shiraz

In the morning, we head to the Mehrabad airport for take the flight toward Shiraz.

We enter Shiraz, the city of poetry, flower, nightingale, culture and history. To Change the mood of our trip a little bit and depending on timing, we get to know tombs of two Iranian Famous Poets, HAFEZ and SAADI and Iranian literature.

O/N Shiraz (Hotel-BB)

4th Day-Shiraz-Persepolis-Shiraz

In the morning, we start to discover the highlights of Shiraz, including Eram and Narenjestan Gardens. Then, driving towards Marvdasht, , visiting magnificent Persepolis (Thakht -e Jamshid )UNESCO World Heritage, Achaemenids palaces and reliefs, Naghsh-e- Rostam ,and Naghsh-e-Rajab, dating back to 2500 years ago, en route,

O/N Shiraz (Hotel-BB)

5th Day-Shiraz-Pasargadae-Isfahan

Driving to Isfahan, en route visiting the most important historical sites of Iranian civilization, dating back to 2500 years ago , UNESCO World Heritage Site, including Pasargadae; the tomb of the great  Cyrus , Achaemenes Palaces and reliefs,

O/N Isfahan (Hotel-BB)

6th Day-Isfahan

The next morning is fully dedicated to Isfahan teemed with fabulous monuments and UNESCO world heritages. At the city’s heart stands UNESCO-listed Naqsh-e Jahan Square (Meidan Emam) flanked by azure-tiled mosques, Outstanding Sheikh Lotf-ol- lah and Imam Mosques, Ali Qapu palace and the entrance to a vast bazaar. Fountains dance where once polo players pranced to entertain Safavid Ruler, Shah Abbas. Jameh Mosque (Masjed-e Jāmé) UNESCO World Heritage Site and delving into traditional bazaar with eye-catching handicrafts give you the opportunity to get closer to Iranian culture.

O/N Isfahan (Hotel-BB)

07th Day –Isfahan-Abyaneh-Kashan

Kashan is a small town with a great and vibrant history. Its historical and traditional houses, like invaluable gems, are bearing stories of once known families of the city. First, we visit spectacular village of Abyaneh, a village of great antiquity, which is like a living architectural and anthropological museum dating back to Safavid Era; the simplicity found in the houses affords a picture of life in rural areas of Iran. Then we spend hours to visit Kashan breathtaking highlights including Fin garden UNESCO World Heritage Site and the historical houses of Borujerdis & Tabatabaeis,

O/N Kashan (Hotel-BB)

08thDay- Kashan-IKIA

Transfer to the airport to board the homebound flight.

Kashan-IKIA: ~208 km, 2 h 4 min

Inclusion

Transport: Air Conditioned Transportation
Accommodation : 07 nights’ accommodation in 2, 3, 4 and 5* Hotel (01 night early check in upon arrival)
Meals : Meals as per itinerary
Tour Guide : Escort English speaking guide/driver-guide
Other Services: Visa official reference number ,One way air ticket of Tehran-Shiraz

Exclusion

  • International air ticket
  • All lunch and dinner ( per person €60.00 for lunch and 60.00  for dinner)
  • Entrance fees ( per person €70.00)
  • Any expenses such as telephone calls, laundry, and mini bar used in the room, tips (guide, driver &restaurant) & porter charges etc.
  • Any other services not specified above
  • Visa fee

Important Note

  • Please bear in mind in local houses single room is only available upon request. Clean mattress is available.
    • On sea trips in case of bad conditions, routes and timing may change
    • In trips close to nature, in case of climate changes and lousy weather,  accommodation and schedule may change
    • Booking process of the hotels starts upon receiving the flight details.
    • Changes in the hotels may occur

Visa

In order to get the visa, we need 7 working days to get the invitation ref number from Iran foreign ministry.
Required documents :Completed visa application form (please Click here to fill the application form),
Copy of your passport; and also the scan of your former visa if you have traveled to Iran before .
Passport copy file should be as follow:

• Size 40 kb/5.5 cm *4.3 cm
• Format should be JPEG or GIF

Responsible Travel

As the executive of nature tours in Iran & Globe, we have assumed our responsibility & role so seriously, know the tourism effect on our surrounded environment & local society, and try to plan & operate our tours in accordance with this foreground thought; For, we believe that the tour executive has a great effect on the means of transferring his/her experiments, to guarantee both the passengers health & environment conservation .