Escape the everyday and immerse yourself in a world of wonder on our 12-day Persia Classic Tour. Travel through time as you discover the captivating history and culture of Iran, from ancient towns to bustling cities, all while surrounded by breathtaking natural landscapes.
Experience the magic of Iran’s stunning architecture, from palaces to mosques and gardens. Marvel at unique features like wind towers and traditional houses, and be transported back in time as you explore the country’s rich cultural heritage. Savor the local cuisine, bursting with exotic spices and flavors, and immerse yourself in local traditions and customs. Discover the warmth and hospitality of the Iranian people, and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Our Persia Classic Tour is the perfect way to explore this incredible country and create unforgettable experiences.
Welcome to Iran. To be met by your tour guide at the airport (IKA airport), you will be transferred to your hotel. Visit Sa’adAbad and Niavaran Palace. The Sa’adAbad Palace Complex was built by Qajar and Pahlavi monarchs. Today, the official residence of the President of Iran is located adjacent to the complex. In the evening we take a walk on the Nature bridge. Nature bridge is located in Ab-o-Atash park in Tehran. It has won an international prize for architectural design. The reason it is named nature bridge is that it connects 3 parks and It is one of the most popular parks in Tehran.
Start the day by visiting Golestan Palace*, a historical complex in Iran’s capital city, Tehran. This former royal Qajar complex has been inscribed in the list of UNESCO World Heritage in June 2013. Then continue visiting the Grand Old Bazaar of Tehran. Also, visit the National Museum of Iran. Depending on the time, we will take a walk under the Azadi (Liberty) tower. Then at night take a flight to Shiraz.
*A masterpiece of the Qajar era
In the morning, explore the well-known city of Shiraz. Visit historical parts of Shiraz starting Narenjestan historical complex, then Visit Nasir-ol Molk Mosque (Pink Mosque) a few steps far from Narenjestan. you’ll have time to explore and shop in the bustling Vakil historical complex (Public Bath, Bazaar, Mosque).
Today exploring Shiraz continues. Visit Eram Persian Garden* with its beautiful press-lined avenues leading to an elegant summer palace. Then visit the tomb of two Iranian famous poets, Hafez (Hafezieh) and Saadi (Saadieh). Finally, visit Shahcheragh Holy Shrine.
*One of the nine UNESCO Persian gardens
Day 5 is all about Ancient Persia. Visit ancient historical monuments such as Persepolis* the heart of the Persian empire and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Then visit Naqsh-e Rostam an ancient necropolis located about 12 km northwest of Persepolis, and en route to Taft/Yazd, visit Pasargadae**, the tomb of Cyrus the Great. At night we will arrive in Yazd.
*An impressive palace complex inspired by Mesopotamian models
**The first dynastic capital of the Achaemenid Empire
After having breakfast, visit Yazd* the stunning City of wind towers in the middle of deserts and Zoroastrianism. Tower of Silence is the first visit of the day, a structure built by Zoroastrians for excarnation. Then we will visit the Fire Temple of Yazd. The fire temple in Zoroastrianism is the place of worship for Zoroastrians, Then, we look around the Amir Chakhmaq Square, a complex consisting of Tekyeh (a building where Shia Muslims gather to mourn Husayn’s death in the month of Muharram), Water reservoir, mosque, and Bazaar. Then we walk around the old area of the city and visit Yazd Jame mosque, and Fahadan district to feel the desert architecture culture. Among the many other historic sites to be seen in Yazd are beautiful old houses and the Dowlat Abad Garden**. Standing by the garden’s long reflecting pool, you’ll be shaded by ancient Pine trees.
*The oldest earthen city in the world
**One of the nine UNESCO Persian gardens
Leave Yazd to visit Isfahan in the morning. En route to Meybod visit Narin Qale (historical fort) and Kabootar Dovecote. Then in the historical city of Nain visit places including the Jame mosque of Naein and the Historical bazaar of Naein. In the afternoon, continue to Isfahan to walk around Zayande Rood (River) and visit some historical bridges like 33-pol and Khajoo pol (Bridge). On Thursday nights, people come under Khajoo and 33 pol Bridges and sing there. Try not to lose it and enjoy it.
Explore Half of the World! First, visit Naghsh-e Jahan Square**. In Naghsh-e Jahan Square are Imam Mosque*, Sheikh Lotfollah mosque*, Aliqapoo palace*, and Isfahan Bazaar. Then in the afternoon visit the beautiful garden of Bagh-e Chehel Sotoun**. The name, meaning “Forty Columns” in Persian, was inspired by the twenty slender wooden columns supporting the entrance pavilion, which, when reflected in the waters of the fountain, are said to appear to be forty.
*UNESCO inscribed the Square and all Its belongings as a World Heritage Site
**One of the nine UNESCO Persian garden
Today we leave Esfahan to visit Jameh Mosque, Chahar Taqi (Fire Temple), and the Handicraft workshop in Natanz, After lunch, we move to the historic Village of Abyaneh the Astonishing red village in Iran.
In Kashan, we visit Fin Persian Garden*, Tabatabaie historical house, Borujerdiha house, and Aghabozorg mosque. If you are traveling in Spring, we do not miss the villages near Kashan for the Festival of Rose and Rose Water in Qamsar and Niasar.
*One of the nine UNESCO Persian gardens
Today explore the Maranjab Desert which is near Kashan. En route, visit The Underground City of Ouyi. In the Maranjab Desert enjoy the beautiful landscape of desert and dunes. After exploring the desert, move toward Tehran to stay the night at the hotel of the Imam Khomeini Airport.
Transfer from Hotel to IKA airport
_ Hotels are usually 4* or Traditional resorts with the same quality.
– Hotel check-in time generally is at 2:00 PM. So, according to your arrival time, if you need early check-in you must book an extra day.
– Private or single rooms are not available in some traditional local houses. No Bed, but sleeping equipment is traditional comfortable Mattresses and Blankets.
– Use Minibus / Van / Private car depending on your group size
– Vegetarian dishes are also possible upon request.
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 double and twin rooms in Hotels. Obviously, single rooms cost an extra fee.
– 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.
_ All sites with * sign are submitted in UNESCO World Heritage.
You can book the tour by clicking the “Proceed Booking “button in the price box or sending an inquiry on the “Enquiry Form”.
If you have questions or concerns about the tour, contact us on WhatsApp: +98 902 017 2888 or email us at [email protected].
Yes, you need a visa to enter Iran as a visitor. You should make your visa application well in advance of your date of travel. The application process for an Iranian visa can be long and unpredictable. Visitors to Iran must obtain a visa from one of the Iranian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa-exempt countries or countries eligible for a visa on arrival.
To obtain an Iranian visa, you must first get a visa authorization code that proves your visa application is approved by the Iranian MFA. Once you have this code, you will be able to collect your visa at any embassy or airport. Apply for your Iran Visa and get it in less than 3 days. Please be noted that if you are buying a tour package from us, the visa authorization code is also included and you do not need to apply separately. For more information read our article about How to get Iran visa.
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. This tour includes Special Iran Travel Deal which has tourist cards for travelers.
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.
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 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.
Based on the group size or the road quality and the tour type, minibusses, 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.
Great, well-organized trip. The tour guide was excellent and the accommodations were clean, safe, and conveniently located. I’d go again in a second! Highly recommend.
Anyone seeking a true cultural experience should take this journey, in my opinion. When we had concerns about making travel arrangements, the staff was particularly helpful. The accommodations are the only thing that is bad. I reserved 3 star accommodations to save money, but it wasn’t worth it!
I was very happy with this trip. It was well-organized and informative. The trip itinerary was easy to follow and the tour guide was really helpful. I loved the experience of traveling with someone I loved while also seeing the city. This is a must-have for someone who wants to travel to the Middle East but doesn’t want to do it alone.