Iran, Older Than History

6 Cities 12 Days

Cities

Style

  • History
  • Culture
  • Gastronomy

Age Range

  • 15-99

Service Level

  • Pure Luxury

Overview

Visiting Iran is a unique experience; the experience of being in the cradle of a great culture and civilization. In Iran you will meet people with different cultures and religions, and will also experience the famous Iranian hospitality . So pack your bags and join us to discover Iran’s 7000-year-old history and culture. Along the way, we'll taste unique dishes, make tons of new friends, and wow at many a magnificent architecture!

What’s included?

  • Meals

    All breakfasts, all dinners

  • Transport

    1 domestic flight Shiraz-Tehran, 12 days private transportation with standard sedan (with A/C)

  • Accommodation

    6 nights in 5-star hotels (Espinas Hotel in Tehran, Abbasi hotel in Isfahan, Zandiye hotel in Shiraz), 5 nights in 4-star hotels and traditional houses (Saraye Ameriha Boutique Hotel, Dad Hotel) Note that these hotels are not guaranteed and booking them depends on their availability; the sooner you book, the higher your chances! Keep in mind that not all cities have 5-star hotels.

  • Additional Services

    Visa Authorization Letter, Licensed driver-guide for the whole trip

  • Not Included

    Internatioal flights, other meals, personal expenses (like shopping), visits and activitie snot included in the plan

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1: Tehran

    City of History and Culture

    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 (not always available). 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: Persian Plaza Hotel
    Transportation: Private driver-guide’s car (to Kashan)

  • Day 2: Kashan

    City of Ancient Civilization

    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: Saraye Ameriha Boutique Hotel

  • Day 3: Abyaneh

    A walk through Ancient Village

    Abyaneh, the reddest, most authentic village in Iran! Abyaneh is known for the bloody red earth that gives its buildings their fiery tones. The village's unique architecture, its local traditional costumes, and earthen pottery are all rituals going back to over two thousand years, and you have the whole day to be a part of the local life. We might get invited to have a taste of tea and the villages traditional bread in one of the houses, and we'll show you exactly how to bargain and buy the best handicraftsthat that the ladie's in the village make. 

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

  • Day 4: Isfahan

    Half of the World

    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: Abbasi Hotel Isfahan

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I have lunch instead of dinner?
  • Should I share rooms or I will have private rooms?
  • Can I change or modify this itinerary?
  • In which languages is this private tour available?
  • Do I get any free time?
  • What is the required dress code?
  • How far in advance do I need to book my trip?

Reviews

Silva

Silva

Germany

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12 days in Iran wasn't enough time to visit most of the beauties of this great country, the tour planned well our guide was really knowledgable about Iran, which really changes our minds from Iran. Iran is a perfect destination for those who enjoy history and culture.
Christopher

Christopher

Russian Federation

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My tour was in Spring, at that time of the year the weather was great and I totally enjoyed my tour in Iran, Shiraz city was so great and had beautiful gardens, Isfahan with its stunning building really excited me. I must travel to Iran for the second time.
Medina

Medina

France

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First of all, I should say that Iran is safe and so you don't need to be worry about it anymore; I had a great time in this country; we had an awesome travel guide who was really useful and nice, Iran definitely needs to be seen!
peter

peter

Italy

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Travel to Iran changes my opinion about the people and the country; people were very nice and hospitable, the foods were great, our guide was so lovely, in general, I had a great time there and enjoyed the Iran tour.
Edwin

Edwin

Germany

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That was my first-time travel to Iran; I booked this tour in advance, I can say that it organized well, Isfahan and Shiraz inspired me a lot, I thought about to come back and live in Iran for a while, I enjoyed everything in this country, foods, hotels, people…
Lily

Lily

Virgin Islands, British

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Overall the experience was great, however, there are some tips that I wish I had on my first few days. Since this was a private tour, we didn’t share the experience or make many new bonds with other travelers, but that also had its perks. There was so much packed into the two weeks and rightfully so! Iran has so much to see and we definitely got to see a lot in a short amount of time. With that being said, there were things I could've gone without seeing, but this is where the tour being private comes into play. At the end of the day, you have a private guide who will take you where you want. So don’t be shy to say what you do and don’t want to see. Our driver guides (we ended up having two) were very accommodating. It was also nice to have the company’s support for the duration of the trip, but we didn’t need to contact them much.
Hskuldur

Hskuldur

Sweden

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Jam packed itinerary, heaps of interesting things to see and do so listen to your guides! Ours suggested we plan each day the night before and thatw as fantastic! Hotels are lovely and comfortable. Everything was standard. This trip changed our lives and we are so happy we took a leap and did it!
Höskuldur

Höskuldur

Sweden

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Jam packed itinerary, heaps of interesting things to see and do so listen to your guides! Ours suggested we plan each day the night before and thatw as fantastic! Hotels are lovely and comfortable. Everything was standard. This trip changed our lives and we are so happy we took a leap and did it!
Wagner

Wagner

Hungary

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The tour was fantastic. From the planning, the suggestions of places to visit, the timings, the clarity with which everything has explained to us, the optional activities and experiences, the duration and chaining of the cities during the tour was flawless. Our guide (Shirin) was fabulous, I think if it was not for her we would never have had the experience we had. Super professional but very human, sharing her love for her country and her taste in telling stories and the history of her country made us very close to her.
Bogdan

Bogdan

Russian Federation

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Amazing tour! Intense, but I experienced so much and the planning was great! Our guide was lovely, so friendly and informative. Everything was as planned asn on time, something which was a great surprise. The hotels were comfortable with hot water, and their suggestion for choosing traditional hotels really pays off.
Christina

Christina

Germany

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This company appears well known in Iran and taking part in work in other countries as well.Overall reliable.
Zornitsa

Zornitsa

Bulgaria

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Saved money on meals cause they were included

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