Essential Iran (Best for Americans)

4 Cities 7 Days

Cities

Style

  • History
  • Culture

Age Range

  • 2-99

Service Level

  • Mid Range

Overview

If you’ve got only 7 days to visit Iran, your plan needs to make the most of every minute! This Trip combines the main attractions of Iran’s four major touristic cities (Tehran, Kashan, Isfahan, and Shiraz) in a rush-free and easy pace. A foodie? Our knowledgeable guides will help you find the hidden cafes and restaurants in each city. Use this plan to go through the history, heritage, and natural sites of this wonderful country with an assured mind and zero fuss.

What’s included?

  • Meals

    6 breakfasts, 7 lunches or dinners

  • Transport

    1 domestic flight Shiraz - Tehran, 7 days private transportation with standard sedan (with A/C)

  • Accommodation

    2 nights in private rooms in popular 3* & 4* hotels, 4 nights luxury traditional houses

  • Additional Services

    All entrance fees, visa authorization letter, insurance

  • Not Included

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

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1: Tehran

    The Must-See's

    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: Ferdowsi Grand Hotel

  • Day 2: Tehran

    Nightlife and Local Picnics

    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: Ferdowsi Grand Hotel
    Transportation: Private driver-guide’s car (to Kashan)

  • Day 3: Kashan

    Dry Deserts, Historical Houses, 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

    Christianity, Music, and Nightlife

    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: Khan Neshin Traditional House

Frequently Asked Questions

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Reviews

Bo

Bo

China

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Beautiful architecture and culture. our trip was awesome. Spending some nights in traditional houses could not be more fantastic. Our driver guide helped us with all the needs. Also we changed our plan and decided to spend one more night in Kashan. He just handled all the things in a best way!
Lukas

Lukas

Austria

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We organized a family trip to Iran and booked this private tour. 1stquest took care of all the process. When we wanted something, they were all ears and always tried to solve the problems. We had the best time in Shiraz and Isfahan and enjoyed the architecture. Before coming to Iran, I was worried about vegan food but there were vegan restaurants were in all cities.
Sofia

Sofia

Spain

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As a solo female traveler I was a little scared when I decided to travel to Iran. But this tour completely changed my mind. I felt so safe that I thought Iran is my own country. Isfahan was really impressing.
Francesco

Francesco

Italy

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I am in love with pink mosque in Shiraz. My driver guide took me there in early morning and that was fantastic! Thanks to 1stquest team!
Miia

Miia

Estonia

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Very tasty and great trip!!! Perfect plan and easy to book tour. 1stquest support team were really fast and answered all my questions quickly.
Ebony

Ebony

Australia

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This was truly a jam packed crazy and incredible adventure of a lifetime! Totally exceeded all my expectations! Our tour guide Samar was just AMAZING! Her personality and enthusiasm was so infectious the whole time, she was just so passionate about everything we were doing and so full of energy when all of us were tired that it was impossible to not have the best time with her. We tried planning travelling Iran on our own but just a few days of researching things made us even more confused about what to do and how to do it affordably. This tour covered so much more than we would have been able to find on our own and at a really good price. All aspects of the tour were spot on and made the tour so enjoyable. Doing the tour with Samar just took any stress and having to think out of the experience and she just made everything so much more fun by being there with us. I would recommend booking the tour to anyone who wants to experience Iran.
Anđa

Anđa

Italy

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April

April

United Kingdom

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This tour was a great highlight of Persia. If you are hoping to see everything in each province, choose a longer trip as the most time we had in each one was about a day and a half. That being said, it was a great way to get a general overview of the region and see tons of things over a week.
Tadeas

Tadeas

China

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Very good service, I will recommend them
Markus

Markus

Germany

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Had a very nice tour. Perfect booking and user experience. And perfect tour plan and execution. Really all I could have hoped for. The daily plans and trip was neither too rushed nor to loose. Great way to explore Iran and nice to have a guide showing you the way.

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