Exploring Iran Classic by Train in 11 Days

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11 Days 10 Nights

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Private Tour

Group Size

Min:1 - Max:15 Pax



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About this tour

Discover the beauty and charm of Iran’s most iconic landmarks and attractions on our 11-Day Exploring Iran Classic by Train tour. This journey takes you through the heart of Iran, letting you experience the country’s rich cultural heritage and stunning landscapes from the comfort of a train.

With luxurious accommodations and comfortable transportation, this tour is perfect for travelers who want to explore Iran in style. You’ll visit the country’s most historic cities, including Shiraz, Isfahan, and Tehran, and discover the unique architecture and rich history that make each destination so special.

From the tranquil gardens of Shiraz to the stunning mosques and palaces of Isfahan, this tour is a journey through time, revealing the unparalleled beauty and charm of Iran’s cultural heritage. And with the comfort and convenience of train travel, you can sit back, relax, and take in the stunning landscapes as they pass by.

Join us on this unforgettable adventure and discover the magic of Iran from a whole new perspective.


  • This tour provides a well-rounded introduction to Iran's culture, history, architecture, and natural beauty while providing a unique and memorable train travel experience.
  • Visit at least 11 amazing UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Enjoy a unique and comfortable way to explore Iran by train, with private cabins and delicious meals onboard.
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Persepolis, Naqsh-e Rustam, and Pasargadae, and learn about the ancient Persian Empire.
  • Explore the city of Isfahan, known for its stunning Islamic architecture, including the UNESCO-listed Imam Square and the Jameh Mosque.
  • Visit the city of Yazd, famous for its well-preserved mud-brick architecture, Zoroastrian fire temples, and wind towers.
  • Explore the city of Shiraz, known as the city of poets and literature, and visit its famous sites such as the tomb of Hafez and Saadi.
  • Discover the natural beauty of Iran by visiting the Dasht-e Lut Desert, the country's largest desert, and the mountainous region of Zagros.
  • Taste the delicious Persian cuisine by participating in a cooking class in Isfahan, enjoying traditional Persian meals, and sipping tea at local teahouses.
  • Meet the friendly locals and learn about their traditions and customs by visiting local communities, bazaars, and handicraft centers.
  • Travel comfortably and safely throughout the trip with private transportation, professional English-speaking guides, and carefully selected accommodations.


  • 9 nights in 4* hotel/traditional house
  • All transportations in private vehicle
  • All airport transfers
  • Professional licensed English-speaking tour guide/driver
  • Daily refreshment (2 bottles of water/ fruits/ snacks)
  • Visa authorization code fee
  • Travel insurance
  • SIM card
  • International Flights
  • Visa Stamp Fee
  • Personal Expenses
  • Entrance Fees
  • Meals
  • Tips for the tour guide/driver


Welcome to Iran. To be met by your guide, you’ll be transferred from IKA to Tehran. After checking in to the hotel, you’ll visit Golestan Palace and then the Grand Old Bazaar of Tehran.

O/N Tehran

Today is all about exploring Tehran. We start the day by visiting Sa’dAbad Palace Complex and Niavaran Palace. Then in the evening, we move toward Kashan via train.

O/N Kashan

In Kashan, we visit beautiful architecture such as Tabatabaei Historical House and Borujerdiha or Abbasian Historical House. After that, visit Fin Persian Garden, a relaxing and visually impressive Persian garden with water channels all passing through a central pavilion. Finally, we visit the Aghabozorg Mosque.

O/N Kashan

In the forenoon, we continue our tour by going to Yazd by train.  After a short rest in your traditional hotel, we visit Dowlat Abad garden.

O/N Yazd

The old city of Yazd is built almost entirely of adobe and is an architectural wonder. To deal with the extremely hot summers, many old buildings have magnificent wind towers, with large underground areas to circulate cooling air. Yazd has been a Zoroastrian center since Sassanian times. Zoroastrians still make up a significant minority of the population, and the Atashkadeh in Yazd is the most important Zoroastrian fire temple in Iran. We visit the Tower of Silence, or Dakhma, where the bodies of the deceased were placed, to avoid contaminating the earth as a Zoroastrian funerary tradition, and then the Fire Temple and its grounds

O/N Yazd

Today we leave Yazd to visit the beautiful city of Abarkooh to visit the historical part and two thousand years old Cypress. Then we have lunch in Abarkooh. In the afternoon we go to Sa’adat Shahr near Pasargadae to spend the night there. En route, we visit the magnificent Pasargadae, the Tomb of Cyrus the Great.

O/N Sa’adat Shahr

Today is all about the Persian Empire. On this day we visit Persepolis which was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire and then visit Naghsh-e Rostam, an ancient necropolis. And finally, we move toward Shiraz to visit this beautiful city (by car). In Shiraz, we will visit Shah Cheragh holy shrine or the historical Narenjestan Qavam House.

O/N Shiraz

We start today exploring Shiraz, the city of Roses, and Nightingales. First, we visit Nasir al-Mulk Mosque (aka Pink Mosque), then a few steps further we visit Vakil Historical Complex (Public Bath, Bazar, Mosque) and Karim Khan Citadel. We have lunch there and visit Eram Persian Garden. Finally, we finish the day by visiting Hafezieh (The tomb of Hafez; the Iranian famous poet).

O/N Isfahan

On Day 9  We explore Isfahan. We visit the beautiful Jame mosque of Isfahan. And we enter the magnificent Naqshe Jahan historical square through Qeysarieh Gate. In this open plaza, we visit Shah MosqueSheikh Lotfollah mosque, and finally Aliqapoo Palace. We finish the day by visiting the beautiful Zayanderoud river and its Historical bridges, Si-o-Se-Pol and Khajoo Bridge at night which adds to their beauty.

O/N Isfahan

We continue visiting Isfahan and its beauties. First, we visit Chehel Sotoun and Hasht Behesht Persian Garden. Then visit the interesting Music Museum in Isfahan. In which you might experience a live music performance. Then we take a stroll through the Jolfa neighborhood and visit Vank Cathedral and enjoy the neighborhood and its historic buildings.

O/N Isfahan

Transfer from Hotel to IKA terminal.

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.

Yes, To Iran Tour offers airport transfers. The distance from IKA to Tehran downtown is about 50 km and having an airport transfer will be a great solution when you just arrive in Tehran. This tour includes Special Iran Travel Deal which has airport transfers for travelers.

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.

Hotels are usually 4* or Traditional resorts with the same quality. Private or single rooms are not available in some traditional local houses. The basic price includes shared beds in double and twin rooms in hotels. Single rooms cost an extra fee.

Considering the locality and having an authentic experience, some traditional hotels or ecolodges do not have beds. But they all have sleeping equipment with comfortable mattresses and blankets.

Important Notes

Use private Minibus / Van / car depending on your group size

Meals are not included in the package, but if you are a vegetarian or allergic to any food, let us know in advance to take the necessary measures in our arrangements with your guide.

High season (Mar-May & Sep-Oct):

You receive a full refund of the tour price if You cancel at least 45 days before the start date of your tour.
45-30 days prior to arrival: 5%
29-15 days prior to arrival: 15%
14-7 days prior to arrival: 25%
6-3 days prior to arrival: 50%
less than 72 hours prior to arrival: No show

Low season (Nov-Feb & Jun-Aug):

You receive a full refund of the tour price if You cancel at least 30 days before the start date of your tour.
29-15 days prior to arrival: 5%
14-7 days prior to arrival: 15%
6-3 days prior to arrival: 25%
less than 72 hours prior to arrival: 75%

The basic price includes shared beds in double and twin rooms in hotels. Obviously, single rooms cost an extra fee.

The priority in sightseeing may change. 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 change 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 20%


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My overall experience with this tour was great, however, taking trains was a little hard. But creating the opportunity to see Iranian people firsthand and communicating with them made it worthwhile. Also, the overall experience of the food wasn’t in my interest but my partner loved it.

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