Winter Tour: Sunny South & Classic Route

5 Cities 8 Days

Cities

Style

  • Nature
  • Culture
  • Private

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 addition, we have included in this tour a trip to the islands of southern Iran, a region still undiscovered for most visitors. Yet, it has many things to offer, with wild beaches, pristine nature (listed as Unesco site), and singular local culture. So pack your bags and leave the blizzards behind, it's your time to enjoy winter in paradise. 

What’s included?

  • Meals

    All breakfasts, 7 Lunches or Dinners

  • Transport

    2 domestic flights, 8 days with a private drvier-guide speaking English, Airport Pickup from and to IKA

  • Accommodation

    7 nights in popular 3* hotels and traditional houses

  • Additional Services

    Visa authorization letter, travel insurance for the duration of your trip

  • Not Included

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

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1: Tehran to Yazd

    Go South!

    Runaway from the cold and head toward the warmth of the South! Upon arrival at Tehran international airport, a private transfer will drive you to Mehrabad Airport to take a local flight to Yazd. There, you can spend the rest of the day leisurely exploring Yazd’s old town, listed by Unesco as a World Heritage Site. Head toward Dowlat Abad Garden (Unesco) to enjoy the greenery while being at the doorstep of the desert. Yazd is also a fantastic place to witness Zurkhaneh Rituals, an ancient sport done to the beating of drums, singing, and music. Finish the day in the peaceful atmosphere of one of Yazd's rooftops.

    Meal: Dinner
    Accommodation: 
    Moshir Al Mamalek Garden Hotel
    Transportation: Domestic Flight, Private driver-guide

  • Day 2: Yazd

    The Desert's Bride

    While in Yazd, we'll get some Qottab, the beloved bite-size sweet of the city, from its best confectionary store. Then, we'll visit the Zoroastrian Fire Temple and Fire Temple to learn more about the Zoroastrian religion and its importance in Yazd. We'll also visit the beautiful Friday Mosque and the famous Amir Chakhmaq Complex square, along with the most famous sites of Yazd historical center.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner
    Accommodation: Moshir Al Mamalek Garden Hotel
    Transportation: Private driver-guide

  • Day 3: Persepolis

    Ancient Civilization

    Leave Yazd earlier, to drive towards one of Iran's most famous 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! Then we'll visit the massive rock carvings of Naqsh-e Rostam, before reaching Shiraz in the evening.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Forough Hotel
    Transportation: Private driver-guide

  • Day 4: Shiraz

    The City of Poets

    Let’s begin our last day with the most colorful of all of Iran’s attractions, Nasir-ol-molk Mosque. Today we’re going to have a fun city tour which includes Vakil Bazaar and Qavam House with its fantastic garden. We’ll read Persian poetry at Tomb of Hafez and Saadi, and also visit Khwaju Kermani’s memoriam. Last but not least, we’re going to eat a nice and cool cup of Faloodeh, a traditional Persian dessert that’ll leave a lovely sweet taste in your mouth. Enjoy your evening in Shiraz, because tomorrow, we'll fly to Qeshm to meet the dolphins. 

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner
    Accommodation: Forough Hotel
    Transportation: Private driver-guide

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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