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Essential Iran - 8 Days

Essential Iran

Iran · Private Tour · 8 Days
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Private Tour
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The classic route of Iran takes you from the sublime mosques of Isfahan and the maze streets of Yazd to the mighty Persepolis and bazaars of Shiraz. 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Tehran
Day 2 - Tehran → Shiraz
Day 3 - Shiraz & Persepolis
Day 4 - Shiraz → Yazd
Day 5 - Yazd → Isfahan
Day 6 - Isfahan
Day 7 - Isfahan → Tehran
Day 8 - Tehran

What is included

  • Visa invitation letter
  • Domestic flight Tehran-Shiraz
  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • 7 nights accommodation in comfort hotels with breakfast
  • Meals and beverages as mentioned in this itinerary
  • Entrance fees to the sites indicated in this itinerary
  • English speaking guide throughout the program

What is NOT included

  • International flights
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Excursions and activities not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Tips and personal expenses
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1
Tehran

Upon arrival to Iran at Imam International airport, you will be provided assistance by your guide and transfer to hotel. 

After breakfast and taking some rest you will have a full day city tour of Tehran to visit Golestan Palace that is both, a historic site and museum. It is a complex that consists of 17 palaces, museums, and halls and it is worth to spend a few hours to visit it’s luxuriously decorated rooms, nice and big dining area and ballroom and well landscaped Gardens and fountains. 

After lunch and having some rest, in the afternoon, you will visit the Archaeological Museum or National Museum of Iran that represents you many different periods of Iran‘s rich history, Glass and Carpet Museums

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
2
Tehran → Shiraz

After breakfast you will be transferred to Mehrabad airport to catch your flight to Shiraz and check in at your hotel. 

You will spend a full day tour at one of the oldest cities of ancient Persia. Shiraz has many historic and cultural sites. In the morning, you will visit the Arg of Karim Khan, Pars Museum, Vakil Bath, Vakil Mosque, the Moshir Caravanserai and the Vakil Bazaar, the oldest Bazaar in Shiraz. 

After lunch in a traditional restaurant which is located in the heart of Bazaar, you will continue your tour by seeing the Jahan Nama Garden, Quran Gate and the Ali ebne Hamze Shrine, where the tiny glittering mirrors covering the entire interior will leave you breathless. You will also visit the tombs of Hafez and Saadi. It is a moving experience to be in these beautiful gardens, joining other visitors in reading poems over the graves of two of Iran’s most famous poets.     

Overnight at the hotel.

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Tehran → Shiraz 1h 15min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
3
Shiraz & Persepolis

Breakfast at the hotel. Shiraz is known as the “city of roses and nightingales” and you will spend the day by visiting the beautiful Narenjestan Palace, Zinat-al-Molk House and Eram Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

You will also step to visit a kaleidoscope of colors at the famous Nasir al Molk Mosque and will also visit the Jame Atiq, one of the oldest mosques in Iran. After lunch You will explore the ruined columns of Persepolis, visit the impressive and imposing tombs of Naghsh-e-Rostam and see Naghsh-e-Rajab, a group of four bas reliefs carved in the side of a cliff. 

See Pasargadae, the capital of Ancient Persia, built by Cyrus the Great. One of the most revered rulers of the Persian Empire. Cyrus is buried at Pasargadae in a simple but impressive tomb. These are must see sites not only for history buffs but also for anyone who wants to know more about the history of Iran. 

In the afternoon and after visiting these historic places you will come back to Shiraz.  

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
4
Shiraz → Yazd

After breakfast, early in the morning you will drive to Yazd, a very old phoenix in the desert. It's the home of an ancient type of evaporative cooler that are a prime examples of yakhchals, has one of the largest networks of qanats in the world and is also one of the largest cities built approximately entirely out of adobe. 

Yazd has a lot to mention but it’s better to visit yourself. Your half day city tour will start after lunch visiting Dolat Abad Garden (registered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site), the Tower of Silence and the Fire Temple.     

Overnight at the hotel.

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Shiraz → Yazd495 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Dad Hotel

Yazd

day
5
Yazd → Isfahan

After breakfast you will Visit the Old City, Jame Mosque, Amir Chakhmaq’s Square and Water Museum.  

After lunch and having some rest, we are going to see an interesting Iranian ancient sports show, Zurkhaneh, which means ‘house of strength’. It dates back to hundreds of years ago. There you will see a combination of Iranian ancient and Islamic civilization and culture. In the afternoon you will drive to Isfahan.     

Overnight at the hotel.

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Yazd → Isfahan312 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Ali Qapu Hotel

Isfahan

day
6
Isfahan

After a traditional Iranian breakfast, you will discover the city once called “Half of the World ”. 

Visit the stunning Chehel Sotun, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known as the Palace of Forty Columns, built during the Safavid era. The pavilion is decorated with beautiful murals and mirror work and is set in the middle of a pretty garden with a reflecting pool. Continue your tour of Isfahan at Naghsh-e Jahan Square, the second largest square in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

At the grand Ali Qapu Palace, you will marvel at the gorgeous music room and stand on a terrace where Shahs watched polo matches on the field below. Visit two mosques located on the Square, the charming and intimate Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque with its stunning peacock ceiling and Imam Mosque, a masterpiece of persian architecture. 

After lunch you will also step at the Qeysarie Bazaar where you can see traditional Iranian handicrafts being made in artisan shops. Later you will experience the festive atmosphere at two of the ancient bridges of Isfahan, the Sio-se-Pol and Khaju Bridges.     

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Ali Qapu Hotel

Isfahan

day
7
Isfahan → Tehran

Breakfast at the hotel. There are more wonderful things to see in this full day tour of Isfahan. Visit the magnificent 8th century Jame Atiq Mosque, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the oldest mosques of Iran. 

After lunch, you will resumed the tour by visiting the Ali Gholi Agha Complex that consists of a mosque, bazaar, public bathhouse, caravanserai, you will also visit Vank Cathedral, the beautifully painted frescoes illustrate the story of the Bible and cover all of the interior surfaces in an ornate display reminiscent of European churches, then drive to Tehran.     

Overnight at the hotel.

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Isfahan → Tehran450 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
8
Tehran

After breakfast you will be transferred to IKA airport for your departure flight.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Tehran
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Enghelab Hotel

Shiraz
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Park Saadi Hotel

Yazd
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Dad Hotel

Isfahan
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Ali Qapu Hotel

Price for comfort experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing
3 pax
Double Sharing
4 pax
Double Sharing
5 pax
Double Sharing
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017$2675$2397$2079$1855

Photos

Iranian woman
Imam Mosque, Isfahan
Vakil Mosque, Shiraz
Tower of Silence, Yazd
Azadi Square, Tehran
Kabir Jaame Mosque, Yazd
Persepolis
Sheikh Loft Allah Mosque, Isfahan

Map

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