Highlights of Iran in 8 Days

5 Cities 8 Days

Cities

Style

  • History
  • Culture

Age Range

  • 2-99

Service Level

  • Mid Range

Overview

Every first time traveler to Iran, should visit the historical cities of Tehran, Kashan, Isfahan, Yazd and Shiraz. Highlights of Iran is designed based on the most popular route among Iran travelers. This trip offers you a private guide, private transportation, and medium class accommodation, and is available for any date and for any number of people.

What’s included?

  • Meals

    All breakfasts

  • Transport

    1 domestic Shiraz-Tehran flight, 8 days private transportation with standard sedan (with A/C)

  • Accommodation

    7 nights’ in private rooms in popular 3* & 4* hotels

  • Additional Services

    An English-speaking local guide for the whole trip, Visa Authorization Letter, Travel insurance for up to 30 days with the coverage of 10K EUR

  • Not Included

    Internatioal flights, other meals, personal expenses (like shopping), visits and activitie snot 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: Simorgh 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: Simorgh Hotel
    Transportation: Private driver-guide’s car (to Kashan)

  • Day 3: Kashan

    Historical Homes

    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

    Meet Iran Minorities

    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: Tolou e Khorshid

Frequently Asked Questions

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Reviews

Adette

Adette

France

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Our driver guide, Ali really helped us during the trip. There was a last second change in our plan and we wanted to see Ghalat. He handled it really well and reserved the hotel and everything.
Paul

Paul

Germany

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I was on a business trip and didn't have much time to visit Iran; but the timing of this tour was incredible. I admire how they planned this trip. Amazing experiences especially in Yazd
Lidochka

Lidochka

Russian Federation

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Whole journey was a bless! Everything was on time which I really didn’t expect. People were hospitable so much that I felt like a celebrity in Iran!
Alex

Alex

Switzerland

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Fantastic team, great experience. I travelled with my wife and little angel. At first I was worried about safety but after just 2 days, realized that It is the safest place on earth! Especially when you have the perfect support from a caring team.
Zoë

Zoë

Netherlands

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One of our hotels in Isfahan was not able to serve us at the moment because of some facility issue, but we didn’t loose a moment of our trip, thanks to Zara and Alireza. They found a much better hotel immediately.
Eino

Eino

Finland

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This was our first trip to Iran and my family and I were very surprised by how flexible everything was. After visiting Yazd we wanted to stay another day. Luckily, after some rather quick paperwork, this was arranged and we got to enjoy the historic city for another full day. I recommend you ask for an extra day in Yazd with this package, because once you get there you will want to stay longer. Everything else was nearly perfect.
Brock

Brock

Australia

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Contemplated awhile if I was going to get a tour for Iran or just going to wing it solo, as it may sometimes be overwhelming and excessive for a solo traveler. Boy am I glad that I chose 1stQuest for this trip. Mina our guide was amazing, always took an extra mile to make me feel comfortable. It almost didn't feel like having a tour guide, but having a friend take you to places. The trip was a good mix of touristy places and an authentic Persian experience. As our guide said, her goal is for us to be travelers in Iran, not just tourists. During the trip I definitely built friendships with everyone that I hope will last a lifetime. Accomodations were okay, Kashan, Isfahan, and Shiraz accomodations were good, the only disappointing stay was in Tehran. Overall will recommend this trip to anyone who wishes to get a glimpse of central Iran.
Nanna

Nanna

Iceland

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We found this trip to be amazing and was a great way to discover several cities in Iran in a short amount of time. We had Samar as our guide and couldn't have been happier with her. Comfortable accommodations and a great balance of pre-planned activities and free time. And because Samar helped us plan the rest of the trip every night, we always knew what to expect.
Gr�mur

Gr�mur

Brazil

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Personally had a GREAT time!. Very challenging to body and mind... IRAN... Beautiful as is... more beautiful if you give it meaning along the journey! It would not have been possible without our beautiful, safety aware, & knowledgeable guide (Farzad). Thank you, Farzad! "...Salaaam!"
Armando

Armando

Puerto Rico

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Absolutely the best tour I had ever taken. We visited the highlights of Iran, covered many different regions of the country too. I especially enjoyed learning about the Nomads and seeing the village life. Our tour guide Pedram was efficient, organized and attentive to us. He took care of each person in the group and made accommodations for my family's needs. Love, love, love this trip so much! It exceeded my expectations!!
Torsten

Torsten

Germany

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Loved the local tour guides. Shirin was amazing, so much knowledge, she was our Iran mother, made you feel like one of her own and so funny. So caring and genuinely wanted us to have a great experience.
Bagryana

Bagryana

Bulgaria

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Jam packed and full on fun which was amazing as we got to experience so many different things. My trip guide was Sanaz and i couldn’t have imagined it without her! Would definitely recommend to others
Grimur

Grimur

Brazil

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Personally had a GREAT time!. Very challenging to body and mind... IRAN... Beautiful as is... more beautiful if you give it meaning along the journey! It would not have been possible without our beautiful, safety aware, & knowledgeable guide (Farzad). Thank you, Farzad! "...Salaaam!"

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