Persia: Past and Present

16 Days
From €799 Per Person



Experience Iran in 16 days. Explore the great historical capitals of ancient Persia and immerse yourself in the vibrant spirit of modern Iran. On this tour, you will visit several magnificent mosques, picturesque mountain villages and colorful gardens, and gain a deeper insight into this ancient land. You will get to know more about the ancient culture, traditions and history of Iran.



Day 1
Your tour in Iran starts upon your arrival at Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran. We will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. After a break, we will visit Iran's National Museum, Golestan Palace Complex, the Grand Bazaar, and Milad and Azadi Towers.
Day 2
We leave the hotel after breakfast to go to Hamedan Province and visit the Ali Sadr cave and ancient Ganj Nameh rock carvings (literally ‘Treasure Book’).
Day 3
We visit Tomb of Esther and Mordechai, Ecbatana Hill, Baba Taher Mausoleum, BuAli Sina Mausoleum and Gonbad Alavian.
Day 4
We leave Hamedan for Kermanshah Province in the morning. On the way, we visit Anahita’s Temple and the Bisotun inscription that is located along a historical trade route, featuring remains dating to pre-historic times and ancient Persia. We then visit Taghe-Bostan and Takieh Mo’aven ol-Molk.
Day 5
We explore Lorestan Province by visiting Falak-Ol-Aflak fortress, Susa and Chogha Zanbil and stay overnight in Ahvaz.
Day 6
Early in the morning we will go towards Shiraz and on the way, we visit the ancient city of Bishapur. After arriving in Shiraz we will stay there overnight.
Day 7
The day starts with a full city tour of Shiraz. We visit Nasirol- Molk Mosque, Eram Garden, Narenjestan Palace, tombs of famous Persian poets Hafez and Saadi.
Day 8
We visit Pasargadae, Necropolis, Persepolis and Darvazeh-ye Quran.
Day 9
We leave Shiraz for Kerman and on the way visit Lake Bakhtegan and the Jame Mosque of Neyriz.
Day 10
We travel around Kerman visiting Arg-e Rayen, Bagh-e Shahzade and Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali.
Day 11
We travel to Yazd and on the way visit the Zein-o-din caravanserai and the Zoroastrian Towers of Silence.
Day 12
The day is dedicated to a full city tour of Yazd. We visit the Fahadan neighborhood, Jame Mosque of Yazd, Yazd Water Museum, Zoroastrian Fire Temple, Grand Bazaar and Amir Chakhmaq Mosque Complex.
Day 13
We leave Yazd for Isfahan and on the way visit Narin Castle of Meybod and the Jame Mosque of Naein and then visit the historic bridges of Isfahan.
Day 14
In the morning, we leave hotel after breakfast to visit Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Bazaar, Imam Mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Kakh-e Ali Qapu, Chehel Sotun Palace, Old bazaar and Jame Mosque.
Day 15
A full-day city tour of Isfahan. We visit Vank Cathedral, Isfahan Music Museum and then a Jewish cemetery.
Day 16
Before the tour ends we visit Khan-e Tabatabaei and Fin Garden in Kashan. You will then be transferred to Imam Khomeini International Airport.



Tour services inclusions
  • Iran Visa Application Service
  • Bed & Breakfast Hotels
  • Early Check-in & Late Hotel Check-out
  • Travel Insurance (Coverage Limit: 10,000 Euros)
  • Transfers & Transportation
  • Airport Transfer Service
  • Accompanying English-speaking Guide/Driver-guide
  • Daily Refreshments
  • Domestic Flight(s) as per Itinerary
Tour services exclusions
  • Meals
  • Hotel Extra Charges
  • International Flights
  • Tips & Personal Expenses
  • Entrance Fees

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 double rooms in groups of 6 people or more