Crossing Iran

7 Cities 11 Days

Cities

Style

  • Architecture
  • History

Age Range

  • 15-80

Service Level

  • Mid Range

Overview

Use our gem of all untours to, one by one, go through the most popular attractions of Iran from the bottom of the map to the top! Wake up in the ruins of Persepolis and find your way to the Zoroastrian culture of Yazd. As you move from city to city, enjoy as the scenic roads give way to green hills, rainbow mountains, and forgotten villages of ancient history. 

What’s included?

  • Meals

    11 lunches or dinners, all breakfasts

  • Transport

    1 private driver-guide to be with you for the whole trip, 1 domestic flight from Tabriz to Tehran

  • Accommodation

    3- or 4-star hotels

  • Additional Services

    All entrance fees, visa authorization letter, travel insurance, guided tours of Tehran, Kashan, Isfahan, Yazd, Shiraz, Zanjan, Tabriz

  • Not Included

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

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1: Shiraz

    World Heritage Remains

    Shiraz is the ultimate destination for lovers of poetry, wine, art, and romance. An early drive towards the city gives you the time to visit its UNESCO World Heritage SitePersepolis. Even today some of its remains are kept in the Louvre Museum, but you get to see the real thing in its full glory! After visiting Naqsh-e Rostam, we’ll go to the main city, take a break, and prepare for a fun afternoon stroll. During our walk, we’ll check out Arg of Karim Khan.

    Note: This trip starts in Shiraz. Your transportation to Shiraz is not included.
    Meals: Breakfast, and lunch or dinner 
    Accommodation: Elysee Hotel

  • Day 2: Shiraz

    Prayer and Poetry

    Let’s continue our trip with the most colorful of all of Iran’s attractions, Nasir-ol-molk Mosque. Today we’re goiang to have a fun city tour which includes Vakil Bazaar and Qavam House with its fantastic garden. We’ll read Persian poetry at the Tomb of Hafez and the Tomb of Saadi, and also visit Khwaju Kermani’s memoriam. Last but not least, we’re going to eat a nice and cool bowl of Faloodeh, a traditional Persian dessert that’ll leave a lovely sweet taste in your mouth. 

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

  • Day 3: Yazd

    Delicate Tile Art

    To reach Yazd, you have a 4-hour drive ahead of you. So we suggest you make a stop at Kharānaq village for a short break. Here, Pir-e Sabz Chak Chak is a must-see. You can have lunch at the nearest city, Ardakan, where you’ll also have the chance to see Taghdiri Historical House, before continuing towards Yazd. After long hours on the road, we can spend the rest of the day leisurely exploringYazd’s old town, whose cycling experiences are to die for. But if you’re looking for a way to just relax, Dowlat Abad Garden will make for tranquil and romantic night.

    Meals: Breakfast, and lunch or dinner 
    Accommodation: Firoozeh Traditional Hotel

  • Day 4: Yazd

    The Zoroastrian Life

    While in Yazd, we'll get some Qottab, the beloved bite-size sweet of the city, from the best confectionary in town. Today, we'll focus on the Zoroastrian Fire Temple and Amir Chakhmaq Complex. And since we're in Yazd, we'll take you to the most beautiful rooftop in town, so you can have the stunning view of the whole city under your feet. At the end of the day, if you're lucky, we'll treat you to a juicy camel burger. (May not always be available.)

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

Reviews

Thiago

Thiago

Belgium

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We visited Iran as a couple. For me, it will stay one of the most beautiful memories of any country ever. In the media Iran is portrayed as dangerous, but the kindness and hospitality of the people made us feel at home. Thanks to our guide Mr Ali. We got to visit many beautiful places. He knows so much about the history that you learn more than you can ever imagine by just looking and listening. Highly recommended. Thank you Ali Greetings from Belgium
Bartoli

Bartoli

Spain

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If you don’t mind long hours of driving this trip allows you to see the best scenery that Iran has to offer. An amazing country, you won’t be disappointed.
Lucas

Lucas

Portugal

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Second trip to Iran, with whole fmaily. Highly recommend this tour to see all the iconic sights in Iran with a knowledgeable and very friendly local tour guide who is with you throughout the trip. All the organization and planning is done for you which is great. Focus is on the kids having a good time, which means us parents had a great time. A fabulous experience with wonderful memories and pictures.
Zara

Zara

Australia

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Crossing Iran was the best thing I’ve ever done! The trip itself is just amazing. You can tick off all the bucket list items within the 10 days, and there is still tons of free time for you to make this trip your own and plan for it. You will fall in love with the Iran on this trip - it is truly unbelievable. Roshanak, the trip guide, is a dream! She’s so well-informed and is always happy to give you local recommendations for food/drinks/attractions. She’s on call 24/7, so when we needed anything, she was there to help. The trip is quite full on (lots of early starts to make the most of the day and the long drives!) but she was always bright and bubbly and ready to get on with the day. She’s super kind, hospitable and approachable too - I cannot recommend her enough! We also came across the kindest locals and hosts during this tour - everyone is lovely.
Yongrui

Yongrui

China

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Great experience! Met amazing people! Did a lot of fun stuff, saw cool things!

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