1-Day Tour of Ancient Bishapur

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This 1-Day Tour of Ancient Bishapur starts in Shiraz and takes you on a journey through history. You’ll visit the ancient city of Bishapur, which was once the capital of the Sassanid Empire. Here, you’ll explore the Shapur Palace, which is considered one of the historical masterpieces of the Sassanid period from the point of view of engineering. As you wander through the remains of this ancient city, you’ll discover the secrets of its past and marvel at the feats of architecture that have withstood the test of time.

Next, you’ll head to Tang-e Chogan, a beautiful valley where you can enjoy the stunning scenery and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Here, you’ll also see different stone inscriptions, which offer a glimpse into the rich history of the area. As you soak up the peaceful atmosphere, you’ll feel a sense of calm and tranquility wash over you.

This tour is perfect for those who want to discover the hidden gems of Shiraz suburbs and experience the rich history and culture of this fascinating region.

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  • Exploring the Ancient City of visit the ancient city of Bishapur, which was once a flourishing center of art, architecture, and trade during the Sassanid era.
  • Explore the ruins of the Shapur Palace and witness the grandeur of its architecture, which reflects the engineering genius of the Sassanid period.
  • Visit Tang-e Chogan, a scenic valley that boasts of a tranquil river and captivating stone inscriptions.
  • Enjoy the picturesque landscape and soak in the natural beauty of the region.
  • This tour is perfect for history buffs and nature lovers who want to explore the lesser-known gems of Iran.


  • All transportations in private vehicle
  • All transfers
  • Professional licensed English-speaking tour guide/driver
  • Daily refreshment (2 bottles of water/ fruits/ snacks)
  • Meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Entrance fees
  • Tips for the tour guide/driver


The tour starts in Shiraz, from your hotel at 8 am. There is a 2-hour drive between Shiraz and Bishapur (120 km). After arriving in the ancient city of Bishapur, first, you visit the Anahita Temple, which is one of the most important historical monuments of the Sassanid period and the most valuable shrine of the goddess of water in the world. It can be considered one of the historical masterpieces of the Sassanid period from the point of view of engineering. Then, while visiting the remains of this ancient city, you will explore the Valerian Palace. After visiting the city, you leave to visit Tang-e Chogan. In Tang-e Chogan, not only you enjoy the Shapur River, but also you will get to see different stone inscriptions in Tang-e Chogan.

To finish the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Shiraz.

Frequently asked questions

You have 2 options to book the tour: click on the book Now button and reserve your tour or send us an inquiry and we get back to you for more information. Also, if you have any questions before making your decision, contact us on WhatsApp: +98 902 017 2888, Online Chat or Email ([email protected])

Except for the visa-free countries (the Republic of Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Georgia, Armenia, Venezuela, Egypt, Malaysia and China.) other nationalities need to apply for Iran visa before their trip to Iran. If you are buying a tour package from us, do not worry about it at all. We take care of your visa and it's included in your tour package. The process is like: you send us your documents, we apply for your visa and you collect it upon arrival at the airport or any other collecting point you choose (it can be Iran embassy or consulate anywhere in the world). For more information about Iran visa visit our blog article for Iran Visa Ultimate Guide.

It’s not compulsory, but since you need to have access to the Internet, having a SIM card will be necessary. This tour includes Special Iran Travel Deal which has a SIM card for travelers.

Yes, having travel insurance is required at passport control when you are entering Iran. This tour includes Special Iran Travel Deal which has travel insurance for travelers. For more information please read about Iran Travel Insurance.

Where to change somehow depends on the amount of money you’d like to exchange. If it’s a small amount you can change at the airport or your hotel after getting to Iran. But for larger amounts, we suggest exchanging at an exchange store in the city, while you are visiting the downtown with your guide. Your guide will also assist you in choosing the best place for doing the exchange.

International credit or debit cards are not accepted in Iran, so you must bring cash and conduct frequent exchanges. However, there is a solution to this problem: the “Iran tourist Card”. You can use this prepaid debit card for tourists instead of cash. Upon request, please let our support team know so that they can prepare it for you.

According to To Iran Tour’s terms and conditions, cancellations must be made by the customer in writing to To Iran Tour before the tour departure is confirmed. Applied cancellation fees are mentioned in the cancellation box of each tour. It differs between packages and day tours as in high and low season. You can contact To Iran Tour on WhatsApp: +98 902 017 2888 or by email at [email protected] for more information.

All non-Iranian nationals older than 12 years, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and present a valid vaccine certificate on arrival. The vaccination certificate must be in English, showing full vaccination of 2 doses. However, there are no obligations regarding the date of the vaccination. Or they should present a negative PCR test.

Based on the group size or the road quality and the tour type, minibuses, vans or VIP buses will be used for the tour which are all private vehicles. All the vehicles are AC equipped and have the standard of EURO5 or EURO4.

Important Notes

Transportation will be in a minibus / van / private car depending on your group size

The priority in sightseeing may be changed. It is due to the time of your arrival, your guide’s discretion, and official and unofficial holidays of some museums. Also, some activities in the itinerary may be changed depending on the weather conditions.

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Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 2 - 15 Pax 2 15 47%


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