Main Cities: Tehran, Masouleh, Ardebil, Tabriz, Takab, Hamedan,Kermanshah, Dezful, Ahvaz, Shiraz, Kerman, Zeinodin, Yazd,Isfahan, Kashan
A 22-day trip in Iran would “look” long, but the big variety of things to visit in this country let us design this one. In addition the tour will fit the people who are not limited by time.
After being welcomed at the capital, you will then discover the eastern part of the country, where you have both nature and history. There is the oldest center of the Iranian civilization in Khuzestan province to be visited, before getting to the magnificent Persepolis. The central Iran will help you better understand how the Iranians settled down and begun creating so many interesting things and places.
Departure from home and head to Iran. You will most likely arrive in Iran in the midnight or early morning according to the most international flight schedules heading to Iran. Your arrival should be in the next morning.
( This day will not be counted as one of your tour’s day)
Arrival in Iran. You will be greeted at the airport by your guide and then transferred to your designated hotel to check in, rest and get ready to begin your memorable journey in the morning. You will be met at the hotel to start your first day of your tour in Tehran. Walk along the history in Iran National Museum. Feel the society in person while you travel by metro to get to Tehran bazaar and Golestan Palace.
Can you imagine how big the biggest pink diamond of the world is? Find it out in Iran National Jewelry Museum.
"Shomal" or the north, as Iranian call it, is where most Iranian like to have their summer houses in.
See the Alborz mountains up close; You will leave the crowded Tehran and head to beautiful villages and small cities of the north. Go through all to arrive to Masuleh, where the yard of a house, is also the roof of the next.
To get to Ardabil, you will go through the green rice farms on both sides of the road. A mild fog may enhance the charm of the Heyran Gorge, if you are in luck. Ardebil is well known for Sheikh Safi-ad-din Is'haq Ardabili mausoleum. He was the head of Sufism order back then.
Tabriz; the beautiful Azeri city located on a high platform and one of the historical capitals ofIran. The glaze of its blue mosques will surprise you as well as Tabriz bazaar, the cemetery of Iron Age, Azerbaijan museum and wonderful atmospheric El-Guli also known as Shah Guli Park.
Are you ready to visit the Cappadocia style village of Iran, “Kandovan”? What did Iranians do when enemies chased them to their homes?
“St. Stepanos Monastery” is your next stop; one of the world’s oldest churches.
Suleiman (Solomon) left two buildings near Takab. Ready to see them?
The city of Hamedan has existed even before the Acheamenids. You have to visit there, because the second most important Jewish pilgrimage takes place at Tomb of Esther and Mordechai. Avicenna also lived there. Ganj Nameh (Treasure epistle) inscriptions & Hegmataneh (the place of gathering) hills and the museum complete the richness of this ancient city.
Though a 185 km drive is between you and Kermanshah, visiting Anahita water temple will make your fatigue go away. Your journey will continue by visiting Darius the great inscription in Bisotun and Sassanid bas-reliefs there.
Today, you are going to enjoy the landscape a lot. First, you go to Khorramabad. Certainly, you will spend a cool day there. You will visit the mesmerizing eight-towered castle (Falak-ol-Aflak castle) then you will head to Dezful to prepare yourself for tomorrow’s amazing journey.
Are you ready to endure a little bit of heat in exchange of visiting one of the first centers of the civilizations?
Susa museum, Apadana Palace, Choqa Zanbil ziggurats and Shushtar water grinders are your stops for today.
No need to worry, cool refreshments and umbrellas are at your disposal.
A 580 km drive is ahead of you to get to Shiraz. Before getting there you will visit Bishapur city & Sassanid bas –reliefs. Enjoy the scenery. There are plenty of interesting stops along the road for you not to get bored. Be ready to chick in and rest at the hotel to begin your journey fresh for tomorrow.
The morning will be inspiring and relaxing while you walk in Eram garden.
Join the time machine to go back to 18th century when Karim Khan Zand ruled over Iran from Shiraz. Visit Arg-e-Karim khan (citadel), Vakil bath, Vakil Mosque and Vakil Bazaar.
After lunch and having a bit of a rest at the hotel, you will visit Pink (Nasir al-Mulk) mosque, Qavam House(also widely called "Narenjestan e Ghavam"). The evening will be much greater while you are in Affif Abad Garden.
You will have the chance to visit of the smallest details, reliefs and the greatest of sculptures in your visit to the Persepolis and the Necropolis (Naqsh-e-Rostam).
Optional: You can also visit Naqsh-e-Rajab.
The Koran Gate, Hafez Mausoleum, and Sa’di Mausoleum are what you will see when you are on the way back to your hotel in Shiraz.
How does it fell to spend a night in a village with an Iranian family? Share your experience with us.
Remember, You will visit the Acheamenid founder (Cyrus the great) tomb before arriving to the village.
Time to hit the road again, you are going to Kerman. On the road you will taste some figs of Estahban, visit the salt lake and Sassanid palace in Sarvestan, then your today tour will be finished with visiting the unique Cappadocia style village of Meymand.
“Kolompe” (special date cookies from Kerman) is what you will start your day with in Kerman. On the road you will visit Rayen Citadel, Prince Garden and The mausoleum of Shah Nemat-OlahVali, respectively. You may be tempted to meditate there, if Sufism is your style.
Optional: a great opportunity for anyone interested in shouting in desert.
Before getting to Yazd, you will experience how a public bath could be when you visit Ganjali Khan public bath, as well as Ganjali Khan bazaar. To go to Yazd, you will go through desert. Good news is that first you will stop at TheZein-o-Din Caravanserai to take a cool shower, have dinner and enjoy the clear sky for a night.
Do you know the secrets of living in desert, the way people of Yazd have used them to preserve themselves? By visiting water reservoir, wind tower, Dowlat Abad Garden, Yazd Grand mosque, Water Museum, Fire Temple and Silence Tower, the secrets will be revealed.
Zurkhaneh; the old traditional gym of Iran, is your last stop for today.
You are heading to Isfahan. You will get familiar with Ice-House, Pigeon Towers and one of the oldest Jame Mosques of Iran; Nain Jame Mosque.
Iranian say “Isfahan is half of the world”. The reason behind this saying is that the second biggest square in the world “Naqsh-e-Jahan” is actually there. Other fabulous monuments like Jame Abbasi and Sheik lutfullah Mosques and A’ali Qapu palace, Chehel Sotoun garden palace are what you will visit today.
No, we have not forgotten to take you to Vank Armenian Cathedral (also known as Holy Savior Cathedral) and Isfahan Grand Mosque.
Optional: It is possible to visit Shaking Minarets “Monar Jonban” and Atashgah fire temple.
Would you like to Taste yummy “Biryani”?
In the afternoon, you will have some time to reflect on your day while you are in the middle of the square again.
Imagine a village in the mountain with red houses and a rich culture, with men and women dressed in a special costume, each has a different meaning; that is it, you are going to “Abyaneh”. You will never forget it. Call it a day while you are heading to Kashan.
You will visit the 7000-year old Tepe Sialk (also known as Sialk hills) and Fin Garden. You are not leaving Kashan without visiting at least, one of the few grandiose houses like Tababtabee’s. Up on the roof you can see Seyed Mir Ahmad bath and bazaar.
Optional: Qom, Iran’s Vatican, is possible to visit.
Would like to taste yummy grapes and olives, and take good pictures in a beautiful desert landscape? Then Shahrud and Bastam are your next stops along your journey.
When in Bastam, don’t forget to check out “The mausoleum of Sheik Ba Yazid Bastami”.
What do the Shiite and Iranian do when they are to visit a holy mausoleum? You will figure it out soon enough.
People are happy to share this strange feeling with you. You will visit the mausoleum of Imam Reza (the 8th Shiite Muslim leader, also called “Imam”).
Before arriving to Mashhad, you will visit Omar Khayyam tomb in Nishapur.
Do you have any idea how hard Ferdowsi worked to save Persian language from oblivion? On a little excursion to Tus you will get to know that.
You may take the best of Saffron in the world back home, you may find the best in Torqabeh bazaar.
From mountainous north east roads to green lands of Iran around the Caspian Sea. The beautiful Golestan forests and Nahar-Khoran area are what you’ll see today. Enjoy the beauty of nature.
An enjoyable drive along the Caspian sea with some excellent spots to stop like Abbas Abad in Beh Shahr are what you’ll see before arriving to Sari.
You should try Mr. Chicken (Akbar Jujeh) restaurant while you are there.
Back to Tehran again. Enjoy the last day of your journey in the capital.
If you feel like visiting places yet, Milad Tower is where you should visit. Up there, on the 6th tallest tower of the world, you’ll have a great chance to observe Tehran the way it deserves. Another great place to go is Darband, where you can feel the social life of Iran as you walk among people and taste delicious Iranian food for the last time in your journey.
You will be accompanied to the airport by one of our assets to make sure that the departure process goes smooth.
Say good bye to the land of hospitality and mystery.
It is an Iranian tradition to pour a bowl of water with few orange leaves in it, on the ground to wish you a good return back home. Tonight you will head back home.
( This day will not be counted as one of your tour’s day)
Duration of the Tour 28 Days Main Cities Tehran, Ardebil, Tabriz, Hamedan, Kermanshah, Ahvaz, Shiraz, Kerman, Yazd, Isfahan, Kashan, Neishapur, Mashhad, Gorgan, Sari Attractions Tehran : National Museum, Tehran Bazaar, Golestan Palace, Jewelry Museum, Milad tower, Darband, Alborz Mountain
Ardebil : Heyran Gorge, Sheikh Safi-ad-din Is'haq Ardabili Mausoleum
Tabriz : Blue Mosques, Tabriz Bazaar, Iron Age, Azerbaijan Museum, El-Guli Park, Kandovan, St. Stepanos Monastery
Takab : Solomon’s Throne and Solomon’s Prison.
Hamedan : Tomb of Esther and Mor Bisotun and Sassanid Bas-Reliefs, Avecina’s Tomb.Ganj Name, Hegmataneh
Kermanshah : Anahita Water Temple, Sassanid Bas-Reliefs Falak-ol-Aflak Castle
Ahvaz : Susa Museum, Apadana Palace, Choqa Zanbil Ziggurats, Shushtar Water Grinders
Shiraz : Bishapur City & Sassanid Bas-Reliefs, Eram Garden, Arg-e-Karim Khan (Citadel), Vakil Bath, Vakil Mosque and Vakil Bazaar , Pink (Nasir al-Mulk)Mosque, Qavam House,
Afifi Abad Garden, Persepolis, Necropolis, Naqsh-e-Rajab, Koran Gate, Hafez Mausoleum, Sa’di Mausoleum, Pasargadae.-Bavanat
Kerman : Rayen Citadel, Prince Garden , The Mausoleum of Shah Nemat-Olah Vali, Ganjali Khan Public Bath, Ganjali Khan Bazaar
Yazd : Zein-o-Din Caravanserai, Water Reservoir, Wind Tower, Dowlat Abad Garden, Yazd Grand Mosque, Water Museum, Fire Temple, Silence Tower, Zurkhaneh
Nain:Ice-House, Pigeon Towers, Nain Jame Mosque
Isfahan : Naghsh-e-Jahan, Jame Abbasi, Sheik Lutfullah Mosques, A’ali Qapu Palace, Chehel Sotoun Garden Palace, Vank Armenian Cathedral , Isfahan Grand Mosque, Monar Jonban,
Atashgah Fire Temple, AyanehKashan : Sialk Hills, Fin Garden, Tababtabee’s House, Seyed Mir Ahmad Bath, Kashan Bazaar,
Bastam: The Mausoleum of Sheik Ba Yazid Bastami
Neishapur: Omar Khayyam TombMashhad: Mausoleum of Imam Reza, Torqabeh Bazaar
Gorgan: Golestan forest, Nahar-Khoran Area
Sari: Abbas Abad Lake
Total : 89 Atractions
World Heriateg Attractions
- Iran National Museum
- Jewelry Museum
- Golestan Palace
- Tabriz Bazaar
- Sheikh Safi-ad-din Is'haq Ardabili Mausoleum
- St. Stepanos Monastery
- Solomon’s Throne
- Choqa Zanbil Ziggurats
- Shushtar Water Grinders
- Eram Garden
- Prince Garden
- Dowlat Abad Garden
- Naqsh-e-Jahan Sq.
- Isfahan Grand Mosque
- Abbas Abad Lake
Total : 17 Atractions
Tehran - 121KM - Chaloos -18KM - Namak Abrood - 38KM - Tonekabon - 26KM - Ramsar - 50KM - Roodsar - 68KM - Rasht - 23KM - Some’e Sara - 7KM - Fooman - 33KM - Masooleh
- 78KM - Khomam - 24KM - Anzali - 146KM - Astara - 32KM - Gardaneh Heyran - 47KM - Ardebil - 24KM - Sarein27KM - Niir 5 2KM - Saraab - 72KM - Bostan Abad - 47KM - Tabriz - 33KM - Oskoo -
16KM - Kandovan - 110 KM - Bonab - 49KM - Miyandoab - 61KM - Shahin Dezh - 110KM - Takht-e-Soleiman - 36KM - Takab - 245KM -Hamedan -52KM - Asad Abad - 45KM - Kangavar
-32KM - Sahneh - 28KM - Bistoon - 35KM - Taghe Bostan - 10KM - Kermanshah - 59KM - Harsin - 53KM - Noorabad - 93M - Khoram Abad - 175KM - Andimeshk - 10KM - Dezful- 40KM - Susa
-7KM - Chogha Zanbil - 50KM - Shushtar - 55KM - Molasani - 40KM - Ahwaz - 106KM - Ramhormoz - 110KM - Behbahan - 76KM - Dogonbadan - 87KM - Masiri - 17KM - Noorabad
- 35KM - Ghaemiyeh - 12KM - Bishapour - 12KM - Ghaemiyeh - 63KM - Dasht-e- Arzhan - 23KM - Khane Zenyan - 40KM - Shiraz - 45KM - Marvdasht - 20KM - Persepolis - 9KM - Necropolis
- 2KM - Naghsh-e-Rajab - 2KM - Necropolis - 22KM - Marvdasht - 45KM - Shiraz - 45KM - Marvdasht - 68KM - Saadat Shahr - 22KM - Pasargadae - 79KM - Bavanat -92KM - Harat
- 70KM - Shahre Babak - 42KM - Khatoon Abad - 66KM - Sarcheshmeh - 58KM - Rafsanjan - 113KM - Kerman - 113KM - Rafsanjan - 104KM - Anar - 83KM - Zein-o-Din - 33KM - Mehriz
- 32KM - Yazd - 50KM - Meybod - 9KM - Ardakan - 112KM - Nai’in - 31KM - Khorasgan - 15KM - Isfahan - 134KM - Natanz - 43KM - Abyaneh - 80KM - Kashan - 560KM -
Damghan - 65KM - Shahrod - 11KM - Bastam - 255KM - Sabzevar - 109KM - Neishabour - 151KM - Mashhad - 27KM - Torghabeh - 27KM - Mashhad - 30KM - Chenaran - 79KM - Ghoochan
- 62KM - Shiravan - 39KM - Bojnoord - 51KM - Ashkhaneh - 344KM - Minoodasht - 36KM - Azadshahr - 40KM - Aliabad - 40KM - Gorgan - 27KM - Kordkooy - 24KM - Galogah - 28KM - Behshahr
- 23KM - Neka - 25KM - Sari - 22KM - Ghaem Shahr - 29KM - Shirgah - 30KM - Pol sefid - 44KM - Firoozkooh - 88KM - Damavand - 64KM - Tehran
Total Drive : 6940KM
Entrance Fee to Pay in This Tour Highlights of This Tour
Masouleh : A Town in the Hurt of the Jungle , Roofs on the Roofs
Sheikh Safi-ad-din Is'haq Ardabili Mausoleum : Birth Place of Philosophy and Perfection of Islamic Beauties
Tabriz Bazaar : The Biggest Covered Bazaar in Iran
Prince Garden : Heaven in the Middle of the Desert
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