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Persian Express - 5 Days

Persian Express

Iran · Private Tour · 5 Days
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Private Tour
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culture

Cover Iran's essentials in less than a week, visiting the bustling Tehran, the islamic architecture of Isfahan and the persian heart of Shiraz. 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Tehran
Day 2 - Tehran → Shiraz
Day 3 - Shiraz → Isfahan
Day 4 - Isfahan → Tehran
Day 5 - Tehran

What is included

  • Visa invitation letter
  • Domestic flights Tehran-Shiraz-Isfahan
  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • 4 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
Did you know you can make this trip even better? Customize this tour

day
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 → Isfahan

In the morning and after breakfast, you will explore the ruined columns of Persepolis, visit the impressive and imposing tombs of Naghshe-e-Rostam, a group of four bas reliefs carved in the side of a cliff. 

After lunch you will drive back to Shiraz to be transferred to the airport for your flight to Isfahan. Check in to hotel, and after having some rest you will experience the festive atmosphere at two of the ancient bridges of Isfahan, the Sio-se-Pol and Khaju Bridges. You will eat a traditional dinner in an old restaurant.      

Overnight at the hotel. 

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Shiraz → Isfahan 1h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Ali Qapu Hotel

Isfahan

day
4
Isfahan → Tehran

After a traditional Iranian breakfast, you will discover the city once called “Half of the World.” Visit the stunning Chehel Sotoun, 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 visit Vank cathedral and  stop at the Qeysarie Bazaar, where you can see traditional Iranian handicrafts being made in artisan shops, drive to Tehran in the evening.     

Overnight at the hotel. 

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Isfahan → Tehran450 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
5
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

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$1868$1733$1469$1346

Photos

Karim Khan Castle, Shiraz
Seyed Mosque, Isfahan
Azadi Square, Tehran
Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque, Isfahan
Golestan Palace, Tehran
Vakil Mosque, Shiraz
Ruins at dusk, Persepolis
Vakil Bazaar, Shiraz

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