Classic Route & Sun-kissed South

7 Cities 12 Days

Cities

Style

  • Nature
  • History
  • Culture

Age Range

  • 15-99

Service Level

  • Mid Range

Overview

We believe you deserve a winter with sunshine, beaches, flowers, and all sorts of novel sites you’ve never seen before. 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. In this tour, we have also 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

    12 lunches or dinners, All breakfasts

  • Transport

    Domestic flight, private driver-guide

  • Accommodation

    Three or four star hotels and luxury traditional houses

  • Additional Services

    All entrance fees, Visa authorization letter, Travel Insurance

  • Not Included

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

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1: Ahvaz

    An Ancient Civilization

    Whether you came looking to party or to learn about pre-Iranian people, Ahvaz gives you the chance to do both and more! This city is the definition of a summery winter, and it is only an hour’s drive from Iran’s first UNESCO Word Heritage Site, Chogha Zanbil. Inside Ahvaz, you can visit its gigantic bridges, enjoy their colorful lights, and eat the best Falafel you’ve ever had. Suggested sightseeing: White Bridge, Ali-ibn-Mahziar Bridge, Chahar Shir Square, Mapar House.


    Meals: Breakfast, and lunch or dinner 
    Accommodation: Soumia Hotel
    Transportation: Flight (from Tehran to Ahvaz), private driver-guide’s car (to Shiraz)

  • Day 2: Shiraz

    World Heritage Remains

    An early drive towards the city gives you the time to visit its 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! After visiting Naqsh-e Rostam, we’ll go to the main city, take a break, and prepare for a fun afternoon stroll. During our walk, we’ll check out Arg of Karim Khan.

    Meals: Breakfast, and lunch or dinner 
    Accommodation: Karim Khan Hotel

  • Day 3: Shiraz

    Prayer and Poetry

    Let’s begin our third 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 bowl of Faloodeh, a traditional Persian dessert that’ll leave a lovely sweet taste in your mouth. 

    Meals: Breakfast, and lunch or dinner
    Accommodation: Karim Khan Hotel
    Transportation: Flight or Private driver-guide’s car (to Qeshm). The schedule may change depending on the availability of flights. 

  • Day 4: Qeshm

    The Dolphin’s Island

    Qeshm is where you go to see one-of-a-kind natural marvels, pet some dolphins, and enjoy the radically different culture of southern Iran. On your first day here, you can hop on a ferry and go to Hengam Island, where you’ll get to see some of the 400 dolphins and adore the local trinkets and handicrafts. If you’re an adventurous nature lover, we'll also check out Namakdan Salt CaveChahkooh Canyon, and the island’s Mangrove Forest. At night, if we still have the time, we will head to the Valley of Stars where the countless stars above you shine bright like diamonds.

    Meals: Breakfast, and lunch or dinner
    Accommodation: Sama Hotel
    Transportation: Ferry 

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Can I put off any activities that don’t interest me?
  • What is the required dress code?

Reviews

Iida

Iida

Finland

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Loved my tour in Iran and cant recommend it enough. It was just the best tour and the best trip ever thanks to travelling with the best tour guides ever. So many inclusions and unique experiences and just the coolest country. We were so happy that we opted for a tour that included the islands aswell. It's a wholly different experience. And if you haven't fallen in love with Iran after the first part, these will turn you into an Iran addict! We also had Partow as our guide in the islands. Her family were local there and she even invited us over for a homemade dinner. Mehdi our first guide was also very fun and knew his job well, but Partow was very king and caring. The hotels were nice and clean, but the old houses we had in smaller cities had so much more character. Our guides helped us find better restaurants to eat different foods too, but since its so different it can be a hit or miss. But overall it was superb and we'll be planning for more soon.
Liam

Liam

Belgium

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This is a fast paced whistle stop tour of the highlights in Iran Being our first overseas private tour we had some reservations about what the family experience would be like. It was actually really wonderful to have the tour to yourself and we felt very safe with kids. Our guide, Maryam , was superb and made the trip worth even more. Her cultural insights enriched our travel experience to no end. The itinerary was a nice mix of the big sites and cultural activities and free time. Don’t forget that Iran is a developing country and some of the hotels will reflect this. All the hotels were at least adequate and well located though, and the village accommodation was really lovely. Be aware that summer is very hot!
Tad

Tad

Greece

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As I was travelling to a new country in the middle east, I wanted to go with a group to focus in on the highlights. A friend found this trip for me and I'm so glad they did. It was private so I could still enjoy myself without following a group. Really well organised, enough to do each day without feeling rushed and you go at your own pace. A passionate guide, great plan and itinerary which my guide helped me change, and this is a company that wants to support local people and communities with sustainable tourism. What more could you ask for! I will come back and even find private tours for other countries. This is my new favorite way to travel!
Dewei

Dewei

China

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Well worth the money. Everything was great.
Benjamin

Benjamin

Germany

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EPIC! the Sailing the ferry in Hormuz with dolphins and the islands was probably my highlight! I travelled solo but made so many amazing friends in such a short time. x Thank you

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