8 Days Iran Silk Road Tour

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8 Days 7 Nights

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Private Tour

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Min:1 - Max:5 Pax



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About this tour

This 8 Days Iran Silk Road Tour takes us through this ancient road to explore the legendary Silk Road in Persia and trace the historic trade routes that once linked the East and West. Our tour begins in the holy city of Mashhad, where you will discover the rich cultural heritage of this pilgrimage site and visit the magnificent Imam Reza Shrine.

Continue on to historic cities with beautiful architecture, ancient landmarks, and fascinating history, including a desert oasis city with striking twin towers. You will also visit a charming city known for its beautiful handicrafts and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the largest brick domes in the world.

Throughout the journey, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with friendly locals, sample delicious traditional cuisine, and immerse yourself in the local way of life. With carefully selected accommodations and transportation, the Iran Silk Road Tour is the perfect way to experience the wonders of Iran’s rich history and culture. Join us on this unforgettable journey and discover the enchanting beauty of the Silk Road.


  • This tour offers a unique opportunity to follow in the footsteps of ancient Silk Road traders while exploring Iran's rich cultural heritage and natural beauty.
  • Experience some of the most eminent historical sites across Iran: ancient archaeology, teeming bazaars, majestic mosques
  • A historical exploration of some of the Silk Road’s most forgotten cities
  • Visiting 3 UNESCO Heritage Sites
  • Explore the bustling capital city of Tehran and visit its top attractions, including the National Museum, Golestan Palace, and the iconic Azadi Tower.
  • Follow the ancient Silk Road and explore the historical cities of Mashhad, Neyshabour, Semnan, Qazvin, Zanjan, Tabriz, Tehran known for their rich cultural heritage and stunning architecture.
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Soltaniyeh Dome and the historic bazaars of Tabriz, which offer a glimpse into Iran's rich history and cultural traditions.
  • Enjoy delicious local cuisine, including traditional Persian dishes and specialties from the Silk Road region.
  • Stay in carefully selected accommodations that blend modern comforts with traditional Iranian hospitality.
  • Travel with experienced guides who are knowledgeable about the region's history, culture, and natural beauty.


  • 7 nights in 4* hotel/traditional house
  • All transportations in private vehicle
  • All airport transfers
  • Visa authorization code fee
  • Daily refreshment (2 bottles of water/ fruits/ snacks)
  • Professional licensed English-speaking tour guide/driver
  • Domestic flight (Tabriz-Tehran)
  • All breakfasts
  • Travel insurance
  • SIM card
  • Tips to local guides and drivers
  • Visa stamp/ label fee
  • International flights
  • Entrance Fees
  • Meals


Arrive in Mashhad and meet your guide at the airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. Supposing that you arrive in the morning, we start our exploration of the city visiting the Imam Reza Holy Shrine which is a complex consisting of mausoleums, multiple mosques, and museums. One of the famous ornamental mosques in the holy mausoleum is the Gohar Shad Mosque which is included in our visit.

O/N Mashhad

Checking out of our hotel, we drive to Nader Shah Tomb. Nader was one of the most powerful rulers in Iranian history (18th century). Then drive to Tous to visit Ferdowsi Tomb and Haruniyeh Dome. Ferdowsi was a Persian poet and the author of Shahnameh, which is one of the world’s longest epic poems created by a single poet and the greatest epic of Persian-speaking countries. Continuing our tour, we will have an excursion to Nishabour to visit the Tomb of other two famous poets of Iran, Attar and Khayyam. Attar has been one of the greatest writers and philosophers of Sufism (the inner, mystical, or psycho-spiritual dimension of Islam). Then spend some time visiting the tomb of Omar Khayyam. He wrote important treatises on algebra and was a famous philosopher, astronomer, and also Poet in Iran and maybe in the world. He also wrote many books in different fields of science, religion, and culture.

O/N Sabzevar

Continuing our road trip, we will drive to Semnan, with en route visit of Shahrud, and its attractionsn including: Farumad Jame Mosque. The Stucco of this mosque with deep vaults and decorations remaining from different eras can take you on a journey back into history. Later on, we will explore the Amirieh Bath which is an ancient relic from the Qajar era. Then continue to Bastam to visit Bayazid Bastami Tomb one of the Persian sufis or mystics during the 9th century and Jame mosque. From here, we head to Damghan city to visit Tarikhaneh (home of god) which is the oldest mosque in Iran. We also visit the ancient city of QumisTepe Hessar, Pir-e Alamdar Shrine, and Cheshme Ali Spring.

O/N Semnan

We have a full day of driving today to reach our destination of Zanjan; it is a good idea to stock up on locally bought and easily found dates and pistachio nuts for the journey. On route, we stop at Qazvin for a half-day city tour. In Qazvin we visit the Jameh Mosque and the Safavid pavilion (Chehel Sotoun), this building dates back to Safavid Era (16th century). We will also visit the Soltaniyeh Dome, located 35 km from Zanjan, an Iranian UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest brick-made dome in the world.

O/N Zanjan

We start your tour of Zanjan by visiting the traditional laundry house that belongs to Qajar Era and is called Rakhtshoor-Khaneh. Then we continue by visiting the Jameh Mosque, and Saltmen Museum. The Saltmen were found in the Chehrabad salt mines in the winter of 1993.

O/N Zanjan

Checking out of our hotel, we'll drive to Tabriz, en route we will visit the Rainbow Mountains located on the side of the road. Upon arrival in Tabriz, we will spend some time in the city's downtown and explore it's famous Time Square (Saat Tower).

O/N Tabriz

Full-day city tour of Tabriz to visit the El-Goli Pavilionthe Mashrooteh Housethe Blue Mosque, and the Azerbaijan Museum. We end our tour of the Grand Bazaar, the only bazaar on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Today’s structure, a vast maze-like complex of bricked arches and vaulted passageways, still evokes the spirit of its earliest days. The days when Tabriz was one of the most important commercial centers along the ancient Silk Road. It’s a wonderful place to chat with engaging merchants and browse for jewelry, carpets, and spices. Later we take our transfer to the airport in Tabriz to fly to Tehran. Upon arrival in Tehran domestic airport, we drive to our hotel and check-in.

O/N Tehran

Half-day city tour of Tehran to visit the Golestan Palace which is both a historic site and museum. It is a complex that consists of 17 palaces, museums, and Halls. And it is worth spending a few hours visiting its luxuriously decorated dining area and ballroom and well landscaped Gardens and fountains. Also we will have a short visit of the Grand Bazaar of Tehran, close to the palace. After lunch, we drive to the IKA airport to take our flight back home.

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.

Tour's Road Map

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 2 Pax 2 2 36%
3 3 Pax 3 3 55%
4 4 Pax 4 4 40%
5 5 Pax 5 5 48%


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I have seen the Silk Road Tour from the inside out and from the outside in. This is such an amazing experience and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to see this ancient culture and learn about the history. I went on a tour with my family and we loved it. We had an all-inclusive tour, which included a lot of time to explore the cities.

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