8 Days of History, Culture and Food

5 Cities 8 Days

Cities

Style

  • Culture
  • Gastronomy

Age Range

  • 15-99

Service Level

  • Mid Range

Overview

The best of Iran all in one package: food and culture! Our Classic Foodie tour introduces you to the signature dishes of Iran’s most iconic gastronomy capitals. Along the way, we’ll learn about the culture, tradition, and of course, the cuisine of Iran’s classics, while dining at both the fines restaurants of each city and their most loved street food trucks. 

What’s included?

  • Meals

    All Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners

  • Transport

    1 domestic flight, 1 ٍprivate driver-guide for the whole trip

  • Accommodation

    A 3- or 4-star hotel (2 nights), a luxury traditional house (6 nights)

  • Additional Services

    Guided culinary and city tours of Tehran, Kashan, Isfahan, Shiraz, and Yazd; All entrance fees; Visa authorization letter; Travel Insurance

  • Not Included

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

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1: Tehran

    Street Food & Nightlife

    Welcome to Tehran, a New York right below the snowy Alborz mountain range. This is where you’ll find the best street food quarters, luxurious restaurants, and hookah bars. For your first night, we can head straight to 30th Tir Street, the central street food hub of the country. After that, we may check out either Tabiat Bridge or Milad Tower; not only do both of them have well-known cafes and fantastic views of this grand capital, but they’re also on our top 5 Tehran attractions.

    Meals: Breakfast, and lunch or dinner 
    Accommodation: Hally Hotel

  • Day 2: Tehran

    History & Culture

    We dedicate this day to visiting Tehran’s glamorous palaces and its labyrinth of a market. If you rise and shine early morning, you will have the chance to see either Golestan Palace or Sa'dabad Complex and Niavaran Palace before lunch. For lunch, we can head to Farahzad neighborhood where you’ll find some of the best traditional restaurants of the capital along with top-notch hookah bars. After lunch, spend your evening at any of these popular sites: the Grand Bazaar, the National Jewelry Treasury, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art.

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

  • Day 3: Kashan

    The Aroma of Herbal Drinks

    Kashan; a green oasis in the middle of the desert; the best change of surroundings you could ask for. Here, attractions are diverse, but the must do’s are Tabatabai House, Borujerdi House, Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse, and Fin Garden. Feeling thirsty? Kashan its famous for its rosewater festival and aromatic herbal drinks, all unique to Iran. Meat lovers will also enjoy the city’s array of unique meaty dishes and kebabs. As every true foodie leaves some room for the dessert, we highly recommend you get a taste of Kashan’s traditional saffron ice cream the first chance you get.

    Meals: Breakfast, and lunch or dinner  
    Accommodation: Manouchehri House
    Transportation: Private driver-guide’s car (to Isfahan)

  • Day 4: Isfahan

    The City of Music and Nightlife

    Rise and shine early morning and have a ride to Isfahan, a city nicknamed “Half the World” by Iranians because of its variety of historical, architectural, natural, and religious wonders. On your first day here, we can all visit Vank Cathedral, Chehel Sotoun, Isfahan Music Museum, and Si-o-se-pol Bridge. You can’t visit Isfahan and not have a taste of its delicious Biryani (see the picture), and the best place to try the dish is in the Grand Bazaar. Miss the street food? Head to Chaharbagh historical avenue, Isfahan’s Champs-Élysées, and choose from the array of cafes, restaurants, and vendors of the historical street.

    Meals: Breakfast, and lunch or dinner 
    Accommodation: Khan Neshin Traditional House

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Reviews

Oscar

Oscar

France

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I had an amazing experience in Iran, everything was great, people were very warm. I can't explain how much I fell in love with Iran.
Ethan

Ethan

Italy

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We visited the most beautiful cities in Iran, Tehran, Kashan, Isfahan, Yazd, and Shiraz, our guide was awesome. I really would recommend this tour.
Garcia

Garcia

Germany

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The history of Iran is really rich; I think I need to come back again, everything was great and stunning, especially Isfahan city, I wish I had more time to stay there.
Oliver

Oliver

Russian Federation

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From the first moment, I enjoyed my time in Iran; there were lots of things to visit there, Iranian people are very warm and friendly, I should say that we had a fantastic guide too.
Ewan

Ewan

France

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My trip to Iran was great, Iran is safe, and a wonderful country; all of the historical attractions in Iran were so amazing and stunning, Iran really worth a visiting don't miss a historical tour in Iran.
Gregor

Gregor

Greece

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We had a wonderful time with our guide, Mahsheed. Started the day with pick up from our hotel at the scheduled time, she was very friendly, polite, and passionate about her culture. I really liked Persian food. We tried all sorts of stews (khoresht), kebabs, and much more, all very tasty. Mahsheed went out of her way to find local dishes of each city for us. The highlights of this tour were Shiraz and Isfahan, such a beautiful view and things to discover. Tehran mostly had inyernational and italian restaurants, nothing you can't find in other places. You should definitely ask for Mahsheed to be your guide during this tour, we highly recommend it!
Maya

Maya

Spain

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This trip was Fantastic. We visited Iran's most famous places with our guide Ehsan, we particularly loved Isfahan and the incredible giant mosque and the church. The whole thing went very well. Ehsan was always on time and knowledgeable. We experienced Persian traditional food like fesenjoon, each city sweets and we even tried the Tehran street food!!!! The car was very comfortable and clean. Ehsan is a very kind guide/friend and we would completely recommend this trip.
Te Ariki

Te Ariki

New Zealand

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This food tour was an adventurous introduction to Persian food and it's people and culture. At the end, you do not feel like you have missed out anything, as even though it is a food tour, you do get to see all the big cultural attractions and you can ask for free time whenever. Plus, our guide was excellent at helping us go over the itinerary and finding new places. Absolutely loved this trip and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to experience Iran's food and culture.
Levi

Levi

Australia

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The trip was great fun and i made tons of lovely new friends. Although a lot was crammed in in such a short time, it gave a great insight into the main cities and dishes of Iran. My tour manager Ehsan was great , he was very knowledgeable about the places we visited and very well organised so we always knew what to expect each day and he reviewd the plan with us the night before. I would definitely recommend this trip.

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