Sunny South & Classic Route for the Budget Traveler

6 Cities 10 Days

Cities

Style

  • Nature
  • History

Age Range

  • 20-99

Service Level

  • Budget

Overview

You deserve sunshine, beaches, flowers, beautiful sites, and your hard-earned money. That’s why our experts have created the ultimate winter tour of Iran, where you get to visit the country’s classics at their most pleasant for as little as possible. In this tour we have included some of the warm beaches in the south, the classic cities everyone loves, and various UNESCO World Heritage Sites, so you get to enjoy EVERYTHING Iran has to offer. So pack your bags and leave the blizzards behind, it's your time to enjoy a winter in paradise. 

What’s included?

  • Meals

    All breakfasts

  • Transport

    Public buses between all cities, 1 domestic flight: Shiraz-Qeshm, 1 domestic flight Qeshm-Tehran, 1 Private driver-guide from Yazd to Shiraz, 1 Private driver-guide for Hormuz

  • Accommodation

    9 days in popular 2* or 3* hotels and traditional houses

  • Additional Services

    Visa authorization letter, travel insurance for the duration of your trip, a guided tour of Persepolis,

  • Not Included

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

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1: 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 of 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
    Accommodation: Saina Hotel

  • Day 2: 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
    Accommodation: Saina Hotel
    Transportation: Domestic bus (to Isfahan)

  • Day 3: 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 brochure pictures. Then, one by one we’ll visit the 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
    Accommodation: Safavi Hotel

  • Day 4: Isfahan

    The Sounds of Persia

    Today we’ll go to the golden girl, the Jameh Mosque of Isfahan. Want to have a chat with a real Mullah (an Islamic cleric or mosque leader)? No problem, we’ll arrange that for you! Then, we’ll head to Jolfa Street, the Armenian quarter of Isfahan, where you’ll find cozy cafes, historical city structures, old towns, and of course, the magnificent Vank Cathedral; the highlight of all Isfahan walking tours. After a delicious cup of Armenian coffee, we take you to Isfahan Music Museum, to see Persian musical instruments, learn how to play one, and enjoy a live performance!

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Safavi Hotel
    Transportation: Domestic bus (to Yazd)

Reviews

Odo

Odo

France

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Being my first solo trip , I was somewhat nervous and had no idea what to expect but soon as I arrived I felt at complete ease with Daisy checking on me to make sure everything was running smoothly. The blan is well-organized and budgeted and still covering all aspects of Iranian life, was an amazing 10 days with the tour providing a great balance of activities and free time plus covering a large area of Iran , not to mention meeting some awesome people to travel with during my trip with everyone super friendly and other tourists like me in the bigger attractions, already burning for my next trip and recommend it to anyone wanting an awesome experience whilst unsure about travelling solo. The private guided tours were also a must and changed the experience for me. But as I said people there are so friendly and helpful that you can easy go about solo no problems even without a full time guide.
Elijah

Elijah

Georgia

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This was my first solo trip to Iran I couldn’t have been happier with my choice. Perfect way to see both centeral and southern Iran. Definitely spend extra time in Isfahan and Shiraz to see it all & book some of their experiences along the trip to experience the local life aswell.
Maik

Maik

Germany

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Fantastic trip around Iran, highly recommend! Some long days on public buses, but worth it to see so much in the country. I particularly enjoyed the villages, learning about how Persians people live and sharing their meals with them. We also had a great game of beach volleyball with them one evening while watching the sunset. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and taught us a lot about the history of the villages we visited. This was my first trip with 1stquest, but it won't be my last!
Robert

Robert

Germany

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Fabulous tour ! great accommodation especially for a budget tour in Iran. loved every minute of it especially the private day tours ! Could not ask for better, guide made the tour. Leila really went above and beyond to make sure I had a memorable time. She provided lots of information, history and guidance and organised activities specific to my needs even for the rest of my trip. Leila is the best !
Lena

Lena

Austria

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Solo is the way to really learn about a country. But this tour has some guided trips (still private, so still intimate). I loved my guides because they wer elike history books! Knew everything! But the local people are very kind and the hospitability is real so you feel like a real Irani :). Booking was fast and I got my services quickly, tickets went smooth. Will be cooming back Iran!

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