Sunny South & Classic Route

7 Cities 12 Days

Cities

Style

  • Nature
  • Culture
  • Private

Age Range

  • 20-99

Service Level

  • Mid Range

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 by most visitors. Yet, it has many things to offer, with wild beaches, pristine nature (listed as a 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

  • Transport

    private driver-guide speaking English, Airport Pickup from and to IKA

  • Accommodation

    mentioned hotels with breakfast

  • Additional Services

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

  • Not Included

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

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1: Welcome to Iran

    Downtown of Tehran

    Today we’re going to visit the heart of Tehran. First, we visit the famous Golestan Palace, built during the Qajar Dynasty and the only UNESCO World Heritage Site of Tehran. Then we walk around Tehran Grand Bazaar which is located just a few steps away. After lunch, we’ll visit the National Museum of Iran where you see fabulous historical items from 5000 BC to the advent of Islam. 

    Accommodation: Ferdowsi Grand Hotel
    Transportation: Private driver-guide

  • Day 2: Kashan

    Delightful Oasis City

    Today, We have about three hours of driving from Tehran to Kashan. On our first visit, we go to the Borujerdi’s house and then we visit the amazing nearby puppet museum. Then we visit an ancient ziggurat, Teppe Sialk. The UNESCO World Heritage site, Fin Garden will be our last visit to Kashan. You’ll have free time to walk in the Bazaar or enjoy your time in cafés.

    Accommodation: Mahinestan Raheb Traditional House
    Transportation: Private driver-guide

  • Day 3: Isfahan

    The City of Art

    We drive for two hours to arrive in Isfahan. The first spot we would visit is the Jameh Mosque and Vank Cathedral which is located in the Jolfa Armenian district. Then we enjoy the Isfahan nightlife by walking along the bridges of Zayandeh Rud River, Khaju and Si-o-se pol where old and young people gather together and we may experience the spiritual moment when they sing some old and folk songs together.

    Accommodation: Shahsavaran Traditional Hotel
    Transportation: Private driver-guide

  • Day 4: Isfahan

    Half of the World

    On our second day in Isfahan, we’ll go to another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Naqshe Jahan Square. 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 can visit the handicraft workshops and buy souvenirs.

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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