From City to Sand

7 Cities 12 Days

Cities

Style

  • History
  • Adventure

Age Range

  • 20-50

Service Level

  • Mid Range

Overview

Iran’s major attractions, historical provinces, and iconic deserts all in one plan! Start your trip in Iran’s modern capital and enjoy the scenery as cities give way to villages and sandy dunes. Finally, top it off with a trip to Iran’s capital of art and literature.

What’s included?

  • Meals

    12 lunches or dinners, all breakfasts

  • Transport

    Domestic flights, Private driver-guides for the whole trip

  • Accommodation

    A 3 or 4 star hotel, a luxury traditional house

  • Additional Services

    Desert Expeditions, Tours of the major attractions in each city. All entrance fees, Visa authorization letter, Travel Insurance

  • Not Included

    Internatioal flights, other meals, personal expenses (like shopping), visits and activities not included in the plan

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1: Tehran

    Foodie & Nightlife

    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. 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: Hally Hotel

  • Day 2: Tehran

    History & Culture

    Let’s head north! Today we’ll once again admire the Pahlavi family’s lavish life; this time in their summer house and garden. We’ll visit Sa'dabad Complex and Niavaran Palace, where the royal family’s everyday items are kept. We’ll have a stroll in their big gardens and visit a couple of the art museums in the complex. This evening, we’ll go to Ab-o-Atash Park to see its musical fountains. We’ll cross the beautiful Tabiat Bridge to take selfies with the fantastic view of the shiney Tehran. Finally, we’re going to picnic with the locals in Taleghani Forest Park.

    Meals: Breakfast, and lunch or dinner 
    Accommodation: Hally Hotel
    Transportation: Private driver-guide’s car (to Kashan) 

  • Day 3: Kashan

    Historical Houses to Lush Gardens

    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: Manouchehri House
    Transportation: Private driver-guide’s car (to Isfahan) 

  • Day 4: Isfahan

    City of Music and Party People

    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: Khajoo hotel

Frequently Asked Questions

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Reviews

Maria

Maria

Colombia

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This was just the break I needed. These tours are just you and the guide, so the privacy, security, and attention you get is unmatchable. We drove long distances between the cities and enjoyed outstanding scenery and view on the way. I had a lovely time meeting local people and visiting numerous sights and incredible mosques, mind you, they’re way bigger than you could ever imagine. You simply become speechless in their presence. As for the booking, there we no hiccups. You can book with the trip with any international card as far as I’m aware and they sent me a list of my services and receipts in a matter of days. I wanted to ask for a guide I saw in some of their other reviews here, but they told me he was unavailable at the time. But I was very happy with Shahram and am glad I ended up with him. Very experienced and proved exceptionally helpful and ready for Iran’s unforgiving deserts.
Arlo

Arlo

Spain

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I travel a lot and have been to many countries and have seen so mcuh, but this trip to Iran with the desert was by far the most memorable and unforgettable trips of my whole life. I could write a lot about this but I will keep it short. The tour was absolutely excellent! Our driver Peyman was very nice, super kind and pleasant. He answered questions we had and even took us to places that was not on the list or we didn't find online. We were able to stop whenever and everywhere we wanted. The trip overall was very fun and exciting. The culture is very rich and just so different from everywhere else in the world. You will also make many other friends and see many other tourists in big cities too. The desert you shouldn't miss. I believe our driver made the trip that much more magical. He was born and grew up in a desert city so he was very knowledgeable about the area. The only regret was not doing it for longer. I will be coming back again to do it and would recommend using Peyman as your driver!
Ademar

Ademar

Portugal

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Amazing trip just a lot of coach journeys!
Joaquim

Joaquim

Portugal

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Actually it was the most economical tour that we could find!

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