Essence of Iran

14 days
from €1,589 per person

overview

Overview

To have a deeper understanding of Iranian rich culture, we invite you take this trip to experience Iran by visiting the country’s modern and old capitals. The tour will take you from Alborz Mountains to Lut Desert and from archeological ancient hills to historical museums.

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1
Tehran
Arrive in Iran at the IKA airport, transfer to the hotel and check in. In the afternoon, we will have a visit of the city’s mountainous area Darband with its traditional style tea houses and restaurants. It’s a good place to see how the young inhabitants of Tehran pass their evenings. Overnight in Tehran.
Day 2
Tehran
Full day city tour of Tehran to get familiar with the history of the capital, the sights we will visit are: The Golestan Palace Complex, Iran National Museum (also known as the Archeological Museum of Iran), The Grand Bazaar and The Carpet Museum. Overnight in Tehran.
Day 3
Tehran/Isfahan
Check out of the hotel after breakfast and drive to Isfahan, with an en route visit of Kashan and its historic sights of: Tabatabaei House, Agha Bozorg Mosque and Fin Garden. Arrive in Isfahan and check into the hotel. Overnight in Isfahan.
Day 4
Isfahan
Full day city tour of Isfahan to explore the splendid city which is known as Half of the World. The sights to visit include: Naqsh-e Jahan Square, surrounded by four highlights of Imam Mosque, Sheikh Lotfullah Mosque, Ali Qapu and the Traditional Bazaar and the old bridges of Si-o Se Pol and Khaju. In the afternoon, you will have some leisure time to discover the city by yourself or go shopping to buy some lovely souvenirs or remembrances of the city. Overnight in Isfahan.
Day 5
Isfahan
City tour of Isfahan and visiting some of the other most important highlights of the city: The Palace of Hasht Behesht, Chehel Sotun Palace, Vank Cathedral, Atigh Mosque and the Armenian District of Julfa. You can take some time to stroll in the Armenian district and enjoy its cafes. Overnight in Isfahan.
Day 6
Isfahan/Yazd
Check out of the hotel after breakfast and head to the historic city of wind towers with its amazing mud-brick houses. There will be an en route visit of Jame' Mosque of Nain, the Castle of Nain and Meybod and the Zoroastrian fire temple of Chak Chak. Overnight in Yazd.
Day 7
Yazd
City tour of Yazd to discover the city of mud-brick houses. The most important highlights of the city are: Towers of silence, Dowlatabad Garden, Zoroastrian Fire Temple, Amir Chakhmaq Complex, Jameh Mosque of Yazd and Fahadan District. In the late afternoon, we will have an opportunity to visit the Yazd Art House, the lovely café in the downtown to have a light snack and enjoy the city’s view from its rooftop. Overnight in Yazd.
Day 8
Yazd/Zein-o Din
Drive to Zein-o Din Caravanserai to spend the day in the heart of the desert and in a traditional style accommodation. You will love the peace and scenery you will experience and the great photo shots will be a memorable remembrance of the day. Overnight in Zein-o Din Caravanserai.
Day 9
Zein-o Din/Kerman
Drive to Kerman after breakfast and checking out in the morning. Arrive in and half day city tour of Kerman visiting: Ganj-Ali-Khan Complex (the bathhouse, bazaar, and caravanserai) and Mausoleum of Shah Nematollah-e-Vali (the great 14th century Sufi Leader). Overnight in Kerman.
Day 10
Kerman
Excursion to Rayen and Mahan to visit the spectacular attractions of the outskirts of Kerman including: Shahzadeh Mahan Historical Garden and Rayen Castle (Arg-e Rayen). Drive back to the city and overnight in Kerman.
Day 11
Kerman/Shiraz
After having the breakfast and checking out of the hotel, we will head to the most charming city of Iran, Shiraz. En route, we will have a lunch break at Estahban city and then arrive in Shiraz in the afternoon. Overnight in Shiraz.
Day 12
Shiraz
Full day city tour of Shiraz and exploring the most important sights of Shiraz: Nasir al-Mulk Mosque (also known as the Pink Mosque), Vakil Historical Complex, Eram Garden and the Tombs of Hafiz. Overnight in Shiraz.
Day 13
Shiraz
Excursion to Marvdasht in the morning to visit the remains of the great Achaemenid emperor of the ancient Persia: Persepolis and the Necropolis of Naghsh-e Rustam. Drive back to the city and afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Shiraz.
Day 14
Depart Shiraz
And finally, it’s time to say farewell to Iran as you will be transferred to the airport early in the morning for the return flight home.

Services

Services

Tour services inclusions
  • Overnight Stay at 4* Hotel with Breakfast (13 nights)
  • Iranian Visa Authorization Code
  • Travel Insurance for 15 Days (Coverage Limit: 10,000 Euros)
  • All the transportations
  • Daily Refreshment During the Trip
  • English-Speaking Driver-Guide During the Whole Trip
  • Airport Transfers
  • Zein-o Din Caravanserai Meal
  • Entrance Fees Based on the Itinerary
Tour services exclusions
  • Meals
  • Hotel Extra Charges
  • International Flights
  • Tips & Personal Expenses
  • Visa Label Fee

Travel Details

What you need to know

    • You can choose this program year-round.
    • Hotels and the type of transportation vehicles may be subject to change as per availability or capacity.
    • These prices are quoted per person in a double room in a group of 2 people.