This 10-day Iran classic tour presents both visiting must-see attractions and a great cultural experience for travelers interested in history, art and knowing Iranian life style.
Tour Name: Iran Classic Tour
Tour Code: CD27
Price: From 699 €* Per Person
Season: All seasons, for adding Day 9 (Late Sep to Apr)
Theme(s): Explorer (History & Culture)
Duration: 10 days & 9 nights
Route: Tehran (1n), Shiraz (3n), Yazd (1n), Isfahan (2n), Matin abad (1n), Tehran (1n)
UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Golestan Palace, Persepolis, Pasargadae, Eram Garden, Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Isfahan Friday Mosque, Dowlatabad Garden, Historic City of Yazd, Fin Royal Garden.
Other Highlights: National Museum, Carpet Museum, Abgineh museum, , Naghsh-e Rostam Necropolis, Shiraz Vakil bazaar, Narenjestan Qavam, Arg-e Karimkhani, Hafez tomb, Bazaar, Pink Mosque, Yazd Friday Mosque, Zoroastrian Temple & Towers of Silence, Chehel Sotoun Palace,Hasht Behesht palace , Vank Cathedral, Abyaneh Historical Village, Matin Abad camp, Boroujerdi’s Historical House, Azadi Tower.
Summary: This 10-day Iran classic tour presents both visiting must-see attractions and a great cultural experience for travelers interested in history, art and knowing Iranian life style.
Optional day: As per preferred length of your trip, as follows:
Note 1: you can depart from Isfahan to Tehran directly (460 km) via Kashan by visiting Fin garden in kashan. Overnight stay in Tehran. You can change 8th day according to the note and omit 9th day.
Note 2: Day 4 in Shiraz & Day 10 in Tehran are optional too.
*For groups of 20 travelers and more
Day 1: Welcome to Tehran
Arriving in Tehran in the afternoon, after midnight or very early morning. Epic Persia’s tour director welcomes you at Imam Khomeini International Airport. Rapid transfer to hotel.
Or arriving in the morning, you can have Day 10 program instead by inquiring in advance.
Day 2: Tehran Tour
Late morning visits start with National Museum or Archeological Museum, the largest museum in the country with archaeological & art collections.
Later on, UNESCO World Heritage Golestan Palace, the first royal building in Tehran. Then, according to opening days of National Jewelry museum, the collection of Luminosity of pearls and stones enamor all visitors. Afterwards, direct transfer to Airport for the flight to Shiraz. Upon arrival transfer to hotel.
Day 3: Shiraz & Persepolis
Morning sightseeing in Shiraz starting with Pink (Nasir-ol Molk) Mosque, famous for its fine and colorful ceramics & windows, the UNESCO World Heritage Eram Garden, a nice sample of Persian Gardens and today the botanical museum of Shiraz. later on, a half-day excursion to the very impressive UNESCO World Heritage site of Takht-e Jamshid or as Greek historian Herodotus called it, “Persepolis“. The ruins of the 2500 years old Achaemenid empire. Then, visit to Naqsh-e Rostam Necropolis, the rock reliefs and rock tombs of the Achaemenid and Sassanid’s famous emperors and Naqsh-e Rajab.
Day 4: Shiraz City Tour
The city tour is as follows:
Narenjestan Qavam Garden Residence.
Karim Khan Citade(Arg-e Karimkhan) , a unique mixture of military might and art can come together to produce a superb stronghold.
Tomb of Hafez, the world famous Iranian poet, whose masterpiece Divan inspired German poem Goethe versify the “West-Eastern Divan” in 1814.
Tomb of Saadi, one of the most famous Iranian poets. Finally, strolling in the covered Vakil Bazaar with colorful handicrafts and antique outlets.
Day 5: Yazd via Pasargadae & Abarkuh
Morning departure for Shiraz (440 Km). En route visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Pasargadae Palace & Tomb of Cyrus the Great, the founder of the most powerful Persian Empire, which ruled almost half of the world population in its power pick.
Then, visiting to ancient Cypress in Abarkuh. Afterwards, continuing the road to Yazd. Upon arrival you can visit old town quarter and some of its highlights including impressive Amir Chakhmagh Complex, a prominent structure in Yazd & light up Yazd Friday Mosque, with “the tallest mosque entrance gate” in Iran.
Day 6: Yazd City Tour
Morning you visit the funeral towers of the Zoroastrians called “Towers of Silence“, and then Zoroastrian Fire Temple. Afterwards, visit to Dowlatabad Garden which is among the nine Persian gardens registered on the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites.
Departure for Isfahan, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, famous as “Nesf-e Jahan” which means “Half of the World”. Upon arrival visit to Si-o-Se Pol” bridge (33-Arches bridge) with an interesting break in a traditional tea house under the bridge arches.
Day 7: Isfahan City Tour
Prepare yourself for the charming sights of Isfahan starting with UNESCO World Heritage Naqsh-e Jahan Square. Visit to the most glorious monument at this square, Shah Mosque, stands elate for more than 400 years. Special mosque Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (or women mosque) which has a unique concept among all other mosques in the country, and then visiting Aali Qapu Palace with its unique decoration, from its wide terrace the Safavid king would observed the Polo matches and other performances in the square. Later on, visit to Chehel Sotoun Palace (forty columns) and Hasht Behesht Palace meaning Eight Heavens, a 17th-century pavilion.Finally enjoying light up Naqshe jahan square and outstanding Qeysariyeh Bazaar.
Day 8: Isfahan & Abyaneh and Matin abad
Today there will be 238 Km drive to Matin Abad via Abyaneh. First, You will enjoy some other highlights of Isfahan; Vank Cathedral with beautiful wall paintings is just in the heart of the “City of Mosques” alongside visiting Armenian Museum. Later on, visit to World Heritage Isfahan’s Friday Mosque, a live gallery of typical Iranian Islamic architecture and decoration. En route visit to Abyaneh Historical Village as one of the four world famous Iranian villages, well-known for its red adobe houses and architecture and people’s special costume. At the end you can enjoy serenity of the desert. Upon arrival in Matinabad Desert Camp, there are biking, camel & horse riding, ostrich farm, organic farm, camel & horse breeding farm all available to visit and enjoy. Overnight stay in Matinabad Desert Camp. In Koomeh (hut/ room), room or tent (as per your inquiry). At night you can enjoy observing stars by telescope.
Note1: Biking, camel & horse riding and safari are optional.
Day 9: Matin Abad & Kashan
After having lunch, you will be guided to Tehran via Kashan. Fin Royal Garden with its design, stories & pavilion is one of Kashan highlights and a cool place to rest for a while at the edge of the desert. Then, you visit two historical residences called Boroujerdi’s House, with very beautiful and stunning architecture or Tabatabaei house. Upon Arrival to Tehran, transfer to hotel.
Day 10: Tehran City Tour
Morning light sightseeing in Tehran. Visits start with Carpet Museum, which showcases some of the most beautiful and world famous fine Hand-weaved Persian Carpets. Abgineh Glass & Ceramic Museum, with its historical building. On the way to Airport, photo stop by Azadi Tower, the former symbol of Tehran and a unique construction with traditional and modern architecture.
Transfer to Imam Khomeini Airport for flight back home with a full pack of memorable moments and nice pictures to share with your family and friends.
- Application of visa (excluding visa fee)
- Accommodation in hotels or local house as per itinerary or similar, including daily breakfast
- The prices are based on 5 and 4 stars
- All sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary including their applicable entrance fees
- Transportation with A/C (air conditioned) VIP coach
- German/English/Spanish/French/Arabic/Turkish/Japanese/Italian speaking guide(s) and other main languages
- Domestic Flight(s)
- Porter tips at hotels & waiter tips at restaurants
- Travel insurance
- Full board
- Daily refreshment
Note: Driving to Ramp and sand dunes by SUV for an hour or more. The costs of 3 hours are included.
- International flights
- Driver & Tour Guide tips
- Visa fee
Note: Visa fee must be paid by the passengers to the consular section of Iranian embassy upon receiving their visa sticker. The passengers must indicate the city in which they like to get their visa sticker (where there is an Iranian embassy consular section) upon purchasing the tour.
- All personal nature expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, minibar, gifts, etc.
- Costs incurred in case of hospitalization or evacuation, etc.
- Any other service(s) not specified in “Services Included” section of this proposal
Note1.Hotels can be changed based on clients’ request or unavailability. Rates may change according to room categories/hotels changes.
Note 2: Above mentioned durations are based on Iranian calendar.
Note 3: Working days in Iran are Saturday – Wednesday. Thursdays are half day however many offices are closed on Thursdays.