A Glance of Iran 565 , 8 Days

A unique opportunity to explore the most important places in Iran – Tehran, Shiraz and Isfahan with guaranteed departure dates. Persia, as Iran was known before 1935, was one of the greatest empires of the ancient world, and the country has long maintained a distinct cultural identity within the Islamic world by retaining its own language and adhering to the Shia interpretation of Islam. Iran became a unique Islamic republic in 1979, when the monarchy was overthrown and religious clerics assumed political control. Ever since the Islamic revolution, the country is perceived with prejudices in the Western world, regarding it as a threat to the world peace. But Iran is a country of friendly people, century-old traditions, historic places and beautiful cities. Don’t miss this chance to put aside politics, to get to know the country better and to experience great cities like Tehran, Shiraz and especially Isfahan.


Itinerary:

Day 1. Tehran
Arrival to Tehran very early in the morning (probably you have to start your trip from your home country the day before), meet and assist at the airport, transfer to hotel in Tehran and a couple of hours' rest. City tour of Tehran with visits to Carpet Museum, Sa'ad Abad Complex (The Summer Palace of the Shah), Reza Abbasi Museum, Milat Tower etc. Overnight in Tehran

Day 2. Tehran - Shiraz
A morning visit to the National Museum of Iran. Next on the agenda is a visit to the Golestan Palace. Then a walking tour through the bazaar. The Tehran excursion ends at the National Jewelry Museum. Afterwards transport to the airport and domestic flight to Shiraz. On the way to the hotel photo stop at the beautiful shrine Sah-e-Cheragh. Overnight in Shiraz. 

Day 3. Shiraz
City tour of Shiraz with a visit to Karim khan Complex, Nasir Almolk Mosque, Vakil Mosque and bazaar, Saray-e-moshir with its interesting ethnic souvenir shops. After lunch the tour continues with the tombs of the famous Persian poets Hafez and  Saadi.In the evening you will visit the beautiful Jahan Nama and Eram Gardens as well as the Khajoy-e-Kermani tomb. Overnight in Shiraz

Day 4. Shiraz - Persepolis - Shiraz
Today you will visit the impressive Persepolis - the capital of the Achaemenid Empire, founded by Darius the Great in 518 BC. Next is Necropolis - the burial site of the Achaemenid kings (Naghsh-e-Rostam). Then return to Shiraz for some rest at the hotel. In the evening walking tour of the historical and cultural district of Sang-e-sia (black stone). Overnight in Shiraz.

Day 5. Shiraz - Pasargadae - Isfahan
Early morning departure to Pasagadae - the capital of the Achaemenid Empire under Cyrus the Great. Then continue to Isfahan. Isfahan is the pearl of the traditional Islamic archaeology. In the afternoon you will visit Jame Mosque, Menar Jomban (shaking minarets), Vank Church - one of the most beautiful Armenian churches and the historical bridges of the city. Overnight in Isfahan.

Day 6. Isfahan
City tour in Isfahan continues with Naghsh-e-Jahan Square with Imam & Sheikh Lotfolah Mosques and Alighapou Palace and the bazaar; Chehel Sutoon Palace. Overnight in Isfahan. 

Day 7. Isfahan - Abyaneh - Kashan
Today you will head to the city of Natanz with its shrine of Sufi Sheikh Abd al-Samad and the village of Abyaneh - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its dwellers speak, live and dress in original Persian style. The tour continues to Kashan, where you overnight.

Day 8. Departure
Today you will visit Tabatabaiha and Borojerdiha houses, Fin garden. Continue to Qom and visit the holy shrine of Fatima Masumeh. Transfer to Tehran airport for departure to your home country or you can prolong your stay in Tehran.


NB! The price above and what is included is for economy version. There are two other tour options - standard and luxury - see below. Citizens of UK, USA and Canada cannot travel in economy option and need to book standard or luxury option.

Good to know: ►Please note, that on this tour you might be joined by other tourists of different nationalities booked on the same date, which could not be clear before the start of the tour ►Please note, that the order of sightseeing may change due to holidays, time of your arrival, preference of your guide ►Equipment and clothing: Men should wear short- or long-sleeved shirts and long trousers. For women the aim is not to draw attention to the shape of your body nor to have any flesh showing except your face and hands. A headscarf is compulsory - take lots, the more colourful and cheerful the better. The perfect outfit would be a loose, long-sleeved shirt worn over jeans/cotton trousers. ►It is forbidden to import in Iran alcohol drinks and pork meat. ►Bring cash in EUR or USD as credit cards cannot be used.

Visa: We will provide the necessary documents, so you can obtain Iranian visa in your local Consular Office. Depending on your nationality, a 15-day tourist visa can also be obtained at the airport upon arrival (approx. EUR 50 per person) - please, check in advance if you are eligible for this. NB! There should be no Israeli stamps or visa in your passport!

Recommended travel period of the year: April, May, September, October  


Price Includes:
Flight ticket Tehran-Shiraz
8-night accommodation at 2** hotels with breakfast
transport as per program with English-speaking (basic English) local driver
visa invitation letter if necessary

Not Included:
Flight tickets to/from Tehran
entrance fees
local guide
drinks and meals not mentioned in the program
tourist visa
tips
personal expenses
insurance

Additional Services:
Single supplement: 115 EUR
extra nights in Tehran: upon request
Standard version of the tour: 1240 EUR per person in a double room / single room supplement: 250 EUR. The price includes: accommodation at hotels 3*** and 4**** with breakfast + 7 lunches; transport as per program; English speaking guide; entrance fees; flight ticket Tehran-Shiraz
Luxury Tour (includes everything as the standard option and accommodation is at 4**** and 5***** hotels): price on request

Vacation Extensions:
Damavand - The Giant Volcano (Iran)


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A Glance of Iran (Rated 4.84 / 5 Based on 241 Reviews.)
Price
565 EUR
Duration
8 Days
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Open for booking
Price
565 EUR
Duration
8 Days
Status
Open for booking
Price
565 EUR
Duration
8 Days
Status
Open for booking
Price
565 EUR
Duration
8 Days
Status
Open for booking
Price
565 EUR
Duration
8 Days
Status
Open for booking
Price
565 EUR
Duration
8 Days
Status
Open for booking

Currency fluctuations might cause correction of price at any time.

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Group Size
Min. 2 persons
Reservation System Code
IRANSELF
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