World Heritage Highlights

12 Cities 15 Days



  • Architecture
  • History
  • Culture
  • Private

Age Range

  • 15-80

Service Level

  • Mid Range


Capture the history, grandeur, and importance of Iran’s heritage with a tour that takes you from the labyrinth of ancient bazaars to the impressive palaces of Iran’s last king. With 24 UNESCO-listed cultural landmarks and 54 more on the tentative list, Iran will captivate you with its heritage, cuisine, and hospitable people. On this tour, we are going to cross a number of UNESCO World Heritage sites along with other must-sees of this diverse land. 

What’s Included

  • Meals

    All breakfasts

  • Transport

    14 days private transportation with standard sedan (with A/C) with a private driver-guide

  • Accommodation

    8 nights in 4 star hotels, 5 nights in traditional houses

  • Additional Services

    Guided tours of all the cities with a focus on their UNESCO World Heritage Sites; All entrance fees; Visa authorization letter; Travel insurance for the duration of your trip

  • Not Included

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

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1: Tabriz

    History & Antiquity

    Fly to Tabriz in the morning of the first day of your trip.

    Aging back some 4,500 years, Tabriz is one of the major historical capitals of Iran. The historical texture of this city makes it perfect for all sorts of walking tours, and the Armenian heritage left here provides the ultimate bible lessons. Among Tabriz’s many attractions, you should never miss the Bazaar of Tabriz (UNESCO World Heritage Site). After that, we may spend some time checking out The Blue MosqueTabriz Municipality PalaceQajar Museum (Amir Nezam House), and El Goli Park (Shahgoli)

    Accommodation: Gostaresh Hotel

  • Day 2: Tabriz

    A Volcanic Village

    We may spend half a day visiting Kandovan Village. This rocky village is one of the only 3 villages of its kind, a must-see for anyone looking to experience Iran off the beaten track. In the remaining time, you can visit whichever attractions you missed the day before.

    Accommodation:  Gostaresh Hotel
    Transportation: Private driver-guide 

  • Day 3: Zanjan

    City Life in 7th Century BC

    Rise and shine early morning and get ready for a drive towards Zanjan! En route, you can make the most of this journey by visiting the Dome of Soltaniyeh (UNESCO World Heritage Site), a 700-year-old bright blue structure that stands out like a thumb. Here, we can also check out the Museum of Rakhtshooykhaneh, Zolfaghari Historical house, and the Grand Bazaar of Zanjan. 

    Accommodation: Dadmaan Traditional Hotel
    Transportation: Private driver-guide 

  • Day 4: Kermanshah

    The Water Goddess

    The drive from Zanjan to Kermanshah is going to be about 6 hours, giving us the chance to stop en route at the Hegmataneh, another UNESCO World Heritage Site where the ruins of a very complex and very old city loved by many kings are. Our next stop will be the Temple of Anahita (a water goddess) in Kangavar city. Then we drive to Kermanshah and rest at night to have enough energy for tomorrow's adventure!

    Accommodation: Parsian Hotel
    Transportation: Private driver-guide

Frequently Asked Questions

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Czech Republic

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Oh my goddd. I had the best time of my life. I wish the trip never ended. So much fun. Amir is such an amazing friend. He is a baller. Only drawback is that I wish the tour could of 14 months instead of 14 days. 1000% would recommend. Amir is very organised and all the arrangements were perfect without any problems. I would come again with them for Iran tour.



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Words can't do justice to the unforgettable trip I've just had around Iran with 1stQuest, but here goes: Epic, eye-opening, breathtaking, life-changing, thrilling, and so much more. Majid, I hope you're out there somewhere reading this because one incredible guide! Super knowledgeable about the places we were exploring, always keen for a stop off at a beautiful landscape, and helpful with the trillion questions I was always asking haha. The tour itself is one-of-a-kind, and for someone that REALLY doesn't like to do tours, it was more than I could have ever asked for. Never felt too organized or too packaged. I always had a say in what I did and saw.



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An all too rapid trip through what felt like billions of persian heritage sites plus the enchanting takht-e jamshid. They were so contrasting in character. It was enough to whet our appetite for more!



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It made planning of a holiday in the Iran much easier as it would have been difficult to know where to start with so many heritage sites. Our local guides were excellent and their planning and attention to detail was unbelievable. We ended up seeing, learning, and eating more than we had imagined, and we'll be coming back with more time for our new favorite cities next time.


Puerto Rico

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Really enjoyed this tour. Itinerary was cool. Pace was right, and our tour guide was amazing. Will definitely come back to Iran again. Touring Iran was great too, and very different from travelling in Europe. Had I done this tour as a solo traveller it would have costed me a lot more, so got value for my money as well. Will soon book my next trip to Persian. Recommended.



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Excellent plan, friendly and knowledgeable tour guide. Highly recommended!