Best of Iran in 12 Days (Exclusively for Americans)

6 Cities 12 Days



  • History
  • Culture
  • Gastronomy

Age Range

  • 15-99

Service Level

  • Pure Luxury


Visiting Iran is a unique experience; the experience of being in the cradle of a great culture and civilization. In Iran you will meet people with different cultures and religions, and will also experience the famous Iranian hospitality . So pack your bags and join us to discover Iran’s 7000-year-old history and culture. Along the way, we'll taste unique dishes, make tons of new friends, and wow at many a magnificent architecture!

What’s included?

  • Meals

    All breakfasts, all dinners

  • Transport

    1 domestic flight Shiraz-Tehran, 12 days private transportation with standard sedan (with A/C) along with a prive driver-guide

  • Accommodation

    6 nights in 5-star hotels (Espinas Hotel in Tehran, Abbasi hotel in Isfahan, Zandiye hotel in Shiraz), 5 nights in 4-star hotels and traditional houses (Saraye Ameriha Boutique Hotel, Dad Hotel) Note that these hotels are not guaranteed and booking them depends on their availability; the sooner you book, the higher your chances! Keep in mind that not all cities have 5-star hotels.

  • Additional Services

    Visa Authorization Letter, Licensed driver-guide for the whole trip

  • Not Included

    Internatioal flights, other meals, personal expenses (like shopping), visits and activitie snot included in the plan

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1: Tehran

    The City of History and Culture

    Welcome to Tehran! From the Shah to the Jazz, today we’re leaving no stone unturned. Let’s begin this trip at Golestan Palace and shake hands with Iran’s most iconic kings; from the Qajar ones to the Pahlavi Shah. Our next two stops are the National Museum of Iran and the Treasury of National Jewels (not always available). Following that, we’ll take selfies with THE Azadi Tower herself. Then we’ll have a tea break in the smallest cafe in the world at Tehran Grand Bazaar. For dinner, we’ll go where the cool kids hang out, at a Rock Cafe or a Jazz Café.

    Meals: Breakfast, and lunch or dinner 
    Accommodation: Espinas Palace Hotel
    Transportation: Private driver-guides car (to Kashan)

  • Day 2: Kashan

    City of Ancient Civilization

    Rise and shine early morning, because en route to Kashan we’ll take you to see the impossible: the Shrine of Emam Khomeini. Then we'll get the original Kashan Sohan (a saffron toffee) to snack on throughout the trip. Once in Kashan, we’re going to visit the Fin Garden, the shining star of all Persian gardens. We’ll also take you to see the most beautiful and charming historical houses in Iran, and while we’re there, we’ll visit the ancient Yakhchāl (coolers) of Jalali Castle. After a delicious lunch, we’ll head to the gorgeous Agha Bozorg Mosque and its grand theological school.

    Meals: Breakfast, and lunch or dinner 
    Accommodation: Saraye Ameriha Boutique Hotel

  • Day 3: Abyaneh

    A walk through Ancient Village

    Abyaneh, the reddest, most authentic village in Iran! Abyaneh is known for the bloody red earth that gives its buildings their fiery tones. The village's unique architecture, its local traditional costumes, and earthen pottery are all rituals going back to over two thousand years, and you have the whole day to be a part of the local life. We might get invited to have a taste of tea and the villages traditional bread in one of the houses, and we'll show you exactly how to bargain and buy the best handicraftsthat the kind ladie's in the village make. 

    Meals: Breakfast, and lunch or dinner 
    Accommodation: Abyaneh Hotel
    Transportation: Private driver-guides car (to Isfahan)

  • Day 4: Isfahan

    Half of the World

    Once we reach Isfahan, we’ll go to Naqshe Jahan Square and up a terrace with the same view of the square as the one in the brochure pictures. Then, one by one we’ll visit its iconic landmarks including Shah MosqueSheikh Lotfollah Mosque, and Ali Qapu Palace. And while we explore the Grand Bazaar, you get to visit a handicraft workshop in person. Tonight, we’ll have a leisurely stroll and a delicious dinner at a cheerful restaurant near Si-o-se-pol or Khaju Bridge.

    Meals: Breakfast, and lunch or dinner 
    Accommodation: Abbasi Hotel Isfahan

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This Iran tour was absolutely amazing, a great way to see all of Iran's key places. Ara was such a great leader, he accommodated all of us and make sure everything run smoothly making the tour really fun. There was a good balance of planned activities and free time, it was always very organised and he told of any extra activities available during the free time, there was always something to do. Fantastic experience and great value for money. Highly recommend!



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What a great intro tour to Iran. We saw all the great sites in the classic route as well as stayed at a desert camp and viewed the red village. The Iranian people were all very curious about us and loved to take selfies. Loved it all! I'm a vegan and the food was challenging but doable to order with the help of our guide.



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One of the most (if not THE most) enjoyable and memorable trips we’ve ever taken - from the scenery to the tastes and food to the kindhearted local people and cultures. Walking in shahdad desert kalouts (guides suggestion) was an unforgettable experience. A very well organised tour, with excellent local guides and an impressive focus on social and environmental responsibility.


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Throughout whole trip, I was very happy and satisfied with 1stQuestand the guides they provided.


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Worth every cent! This trip will stay with me for the rest of my life.


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Cost effective, and a once in a lifetime trips.

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