Duration: 11 days/ 10 nights
Location: Iran
Price: € 2135
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Historical & Cultural Tour to Iran – 11 days

By choosing our Historical & Cultural Tour to Iran, you will make a fascinating journey to the most important historical places of the country. You will visit  such cities as Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, Persepolis, Yazd, Kashan, explore the museums, stroll along the Persian gardens and can bargain at the colorful local bazaars. In just 12 days, you will be able to plunge in the history and culture of Iran and get acquainted with the amazing ancient facts!

Highlights of Historical & Cultural Tour to Iran

  • Explore the history and culture of the ancient Persia
  • Visit the outstanding architectural masterpieces in Isfahan
  • Explore the ancient capital of the Achaemenid Empire - Persepolis
  • Bargain at the colorful local bazaars

Day 1 

  • Arrival in Tehran, transfer to the hotel

 

Overnight: hotel in Tehran

Day 2

  • City tour around Tehran
  • Visit to Golestan Palace – one of the most ancient architectural sights in Iran. It consists of royal buildings and gardens.
  • Excursion to the National Museum
  • Visit to the Museum of National Jewels where you will explore amazing collections of Safavid and other royal dynasties: crowns, diadems, swords and other precious gems.
  • Excursion to the underground architectural complex of Nushabad
  • Visit to Milad and Azadi towers and a walk in the Ab-Va-Atash park.

 

Overnight: hotel in Tehran

Meals: breakfast

Day 3

  • Trip to Isfahan
  • On the way, you will visit the village of Abyaneh – a cultural, ethnographic and tourist center
  • Upon arrival in Isfahan, you will have a sightseeing tour around the city with the survey of Isfahan’s famous bridges
  • Visit to Sio-Se-Pol bridge, one of the longest on Zayandeh River

 

Overnight: hotel in Isfahan  

Meals: breakfast

Day 4

  • The excursion will begin with a visit to the Jami mosque – the UNESCO object in Iran
  • Visit to the Minare Jonban – the tomb of a Sufi with its shaking minarets and some historical bridges.
  • The tour continues to Chehel Sotoun – an outstanding architectural masterpiece of the XVII-the cent. Once it was used by Iranian shahs for entertainment and receptions of dignitaries and ambassador.
  • Visit to the Armenian Church Vank which is one of the most beautiful Armenian churches in the world, which will undoubtedly attract the attention of every Christian
  • The last excursion will be at Hasht Behesht Palace

 

Overnight: hotel in Isfahan

Meals: breakfast

Day 5

  • Stroll around the largest area of Isfahan – Naqsh-e Jahan. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The next stop will be at the grand forty-eight meters high Ali Qapu Palace in the XVII-the cent. by Shah Abbas I.
  • Visit to Sheikh Lotfollah – an example of outstanding architecture
  • Walk at the local bazaar. You will have free time to buy souvenirs at the bazaar.

 

Overnight: hotel in Isfahan 

Meals: breakfast

Day 6

  • Trip to Shiraz
  • On the way stop at Pasargadae – the ancient Persian city, the first capital of the Achaemenid Empire.
  • Arrival in Shiraz and stop at the Quran Gate
  • Visit to the grave of the Iranian poet Hafez. Hafez Shirazi is one of the greatest lyricists in the world literature.

 

Overnight: hotel in Shiraz

Meals: breakfast

Day 7

  • Visit to Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque also known as a Pink Mosque. It amazes with its colored facade made of glass and other traditional elements
  • Visit to Narenjestan Palace and Gardens
  • Visit to Shah Cheragh Shrine – one of the most beautiful shrines in Iran with its beautiful dome, wonderful lighting, and mirror-work
  • Stroll around Eram Garden – one of the most famous and beautiful Persian gardens in all of Iran.
  • The tour continues to the tombs of poets Saadi. Sa’adi is a poet, philosopher, and mystic known as the father of tourism. He traveled to different countries and cities and then collected all his experiences in verse and rhyme-prose.

 

Overnight: hotel in Shiraz

Meals: breakfast

 Day 8

  • Trip to Yazd
  • On the way, you will visit Persepolis – the ancient Persian city founded in the VI-V century BC. e., the capital of the vast empire of the Achaemenids. To date, this city is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
  • In Ehrabi town you will stop to see the famous cypress Abarkuh
  • Stop at Aghazadeh Mansion – a national historical monument in Iran

 

Overnight: hotel in Yazd

Meals: breakfast

 Day 9

  • City tour around Yazd town famous for its unique Persian architecture
  • Visit to the Friday Mosque
  • Excursion around the old part of the city
  • A pleasant walk through Dowlat-Abad Garden. The garden is a home for the palace with the highest scoop (windcatcher) in Iran (height 34 m). The palace interior is decorated with exquisite stained-glass windows and mosaics.
  • Excursion around the Amir Chakhmaq Complex

 

Overnight: hotel in Yazd

Meals: breakfast

 Day 10

  • Trip to Kashan town
  • On the way stop in Meybod town and the sightseeing tour
  • Visit to Tabatabaie house – the historic house of 1880’s belonging to the rich Tabatabaie family.
  • Visit to the ancient Bazar Kashan built in Seljuk era. It is probably the most spectacular bazar of Iran due to its impressive architecture.

 

Overnight: hotel in Tehran

Meals: breakfast

Day 11

  • Transfer to the airport, departure

 

The price of the tour per person – € 2135

Single supplement – € 184

 

The price of the tour includes:

  • Transfer to/from the airport
  • Accommodation in 3/4* hotels
  • English-speaking guide’s services
  • Meals – breakfast
  • Transport
  • Visa reference code for Iran
  • Admission fees

 

The price of the tour doesn’t include:

  • Flights
  • Visa fee
  • Medical insurance
  • Lunches and dinners