Firuzabad Tour: A Journey Through Time

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Firuzabad, a city in Fars province, Iran, boasts a rich history and an abundance of ancient landmarks. As you embark on this 1-day Firuzabad tour, you’ll travel back in time to the Sassanid era and explore some of the most famous attractions of this ancient city.

Discover the Ardeshir Babakan Palace, also known as the Fire Temple of Firuzabad, and marvel at the unique architecture and intricate designs of this ancient monument. Take a journey to Milo Sassanid Ancient Tower and experience one of the most impressive structures of the Sassanid period. Don’t miss the chance to witness the relief of Ardeshir’s victory, located just 2 km away from the Tangab relief, and learn more about the history and culture of this fascinating city.

But that’s not all. Our tour offers you the chance to immerse yourself in the local culture by spending some time in a valley close to Firuzabad and visiting the tents of Qashqai Nomads. Experience their intriguing lifestyle, learn about their traditions, and purchase their unique products as souvenirs. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the ancient wonders of Firuzabad and immerse yourself in the local culture.


  • Exploring the imposing ruins of Ardeshir Babakan Palace, a 3rd-century Sassanid fortress, or wander through the atmospheric Fire Temple of Firuzabad, where ancient Zoroastrian rituals once took place.
  • Ascend the rugged mountain path to reach Qaleh Dokhtar (Dokhtar Castle), a formidable clifftop fortress offering breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
  • Immersing in the serene beauty of a lush valley near the ancient city of Firuzabad, where crystal-clear streams meander through verdant meadows dotted with wildflowers.
  • Getting to know the colorful world of the Qashqai Nomads as we visit their traditional tents, observing their intricate handicrafts and learning about their fascinating nomadic lifestyle that has endured for centuries.


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


We begin our journey at 8 am, departing from our hotel in Shiraz for a scenic 2-hour drive to the ancient city of Firuzabad, covering 120 kilometers of diverse Iranian landscape. Upon arrival, we ascend the rugged mountain path to explore the imposing Qaleh Dokhtar (Dokhtar Castle), marveling at its strategic clifftop location and breathtaking panoramic views.
Next, we descend to visit the magnificent Ardeshir Babakan Palace, where we'll wander through the impressive ruins of this 3rd-century Sassanid fortress, imagining the grandeur of its heyday. As we continue our adventure, we'll have the unique opportunity to step into the colorful world of nomadic life, visiting traditional Qashqai tents and gaining insight into their fascinating lifestyle that has endured for centuries.
After a day filled with historical wonders and cultural encounters, we'll make our way back to Shiraz, reflecting on the day's experiences as we return to the comfort of our hotel.

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 Pax 2 ۲ 47%
2 3 Pax 3 3 62%
3 4 Pax 4 4 50%
4 5 Pax 5 5 60%


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