Gastronomic Tour to Iran
The national Iranian cuisine is considered one of the most ancient in the world, it is authentic and original. Today we’d like to offer you a fascinating journey to the north of Iran to get acquainted with the most delicious and popular traditional dishes of that region. With our Gastronomic Tour to Iran you will learn the culinary traditions and the secrets of the national dishes of the country. So, if you’re a real gourmet and wish to experience absolutely new flavors, our tour is just what you need!
Day 1 – Tehran
- Arrival in Tehran, transfer to the hotel
- Visit to Iran National Museum where you will get acquainted with the priceless exhibits
- Lunch in the traditional restaurant during which you will try the national Iranian dish, chelo kebab. It is prepared of lamb or chicken over charcoal and piled high onto mounds of buttery rice. It is served with grilled tomatoes, strained yogurt, fresh herbs and crunchy sour pickles. Chelo kebab is one of the cornerstones of Iranian cuisine.
Day 2 – Ramsar
- Drive to Ramsar – the town on the north of Iran located on the coast of the Caspian Sea. It is famous for its beautiful beach, forested foothills, hot springs and tasty seafood.
- Visit to Yelagh and Gheshlagh areas of Ramsar
- Visit to telecabin – the largest man-made tourist attraction in the region. You will fly from the seashore to the top of the mountains and enjoy beautiful views.
- Lunch in the traditional restaurant during which you will try local fish served with stewed vegetables and cold appetizers. You will also try doogh – the most famous drink in Iran.
Day 3 – Rasht
- Drive to Rasht – the capital of Gilan Province located at a distance of 40 kilometers from the shore of the Caspian Sea
- Lunch in the traditional restaurant during which you will try fasenjoon – one of the most famous dishes in the north of Iran, especially in Rasht. It is a stewed pomegranate puree with ground walnuts, chopped onions, and chunks of poultry or balls of ground meat. It is usually served with rice. The other no less tasty dish that is worth trying is ghorme gabzi (“stewed greens”). It’s made of parsley, spinach, leeks, coriander, kidney beans, dried lemons, dried fenugreek leaves and turmeric-seasoned lamb or beef.
- Drive to Anzali – a harbor town on the Caspian Sea, close to Rasht. Here you will have a pleasant boat ride to the lagoon. During the tour, you will see beautiful sea birds and fishermen near the port.
Day 4 – Masouleh
- Drive to Masouleh – the thousand-year-old village located in the foothills of Gilan. Here you will get acquainted with the traditions of rural Iran and the simple life away of the technology. The place is also famous for its tasty vegetarian cuisine, where the main place is occupied by mirseh ghasemi. It is prepared of smoky aubergines which are first grilled over hot coals and then gently fried with tender young garlic, plump tomatoes and plenty of local olive oil.
- After having lunch in Masouleh you will move to Tehran
- Free time
- Visit to the traditional restaurant to try Iranian Dizi (Abgoosht)
- Visit to Tehran Grand Bazar – the historical place and the world’s largest covered market. It consists of over 10 kilometers of labyrinthine covered alleys. Here the visitors can choose among different kind of products, jewelries, and carpets.
- Transfer to the airport, departure