A Taste of Iran: 13 Days Classic and Persian Gulf Tour

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13 Days 12 Nights

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Private Tour

Group Size

Min:1 - Max:5 Pax



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About this tour

Take an unforgettable journey through the heart of Iran by joining our  Classic and Persian Gulf Tour. This 13-day adventure will take you through the country’s most iconic landmarks and attractions, while also giving you a taste of the vibrant culture and stunning landscapes of the Persian Gulf.

We will have the chance to explore the ancient ruins and architectural wonders of Iran’s historic cities, including breathtaking mosques, palaces, and bazaars. Also, we learn about the rich history and traditions of this fascinating country, and indulge in the flavors of traditional Persian cuisine.

Taking this Iran tour, not only will give you the chance to explore Iran’s cultural heritage, but you’ll also experience the beauty and charm of the Persian Gulf. We will relax on pristine beaches, enjoy fresh seafood, and take in the stunning views of the glistening waters. This tour is the perfect way to experience the magic of Iran and the Persian Gulf together.

Join this unforgettable adventure and create memories that will last a lifetime.


  • Immerse yourself in Tehran's rich history with visits to the UNESCO-listed Golestan Palace, followed by a bustling exploration of the Grand Bazaar, alive with vibrant colors and aromas.
  • Delve into Kashan's cultural tapestry, exploring the serene Fin Garden, and marvel at the historic houses of Borujerdiha, showcasing exquisite Persian architecture.
  • Wander through Abyaneh Village, known as the "Red Village" for its crimson mud-brick houses adorned with wooden balconies, offering a glimpse into Iran's rural charm and traditional lifestyle.
  • Experience the grandeur of Isfahan's Naghsh-e Jahan Square, a UNESCO World Heritage site encircled by iconic landmarks such as the Shah Mosque, and the delicate Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, a masterpiece of Safavid architecture.
  • Journey through Yazd's ancient Zoroastrian heritage with visits to the eerie Tower of Silence, and the sacred Fire Temple, offering a glimpse into Iran's religious diversity and cultural resilience.
  • Uncover the ancient wonders of Persepolis followed by a visit to Pasargadae, home to the majestic Tomb of Cyrus the Great, founder of the Persian Empire.
  • Wander through the labyrinthine alleys of Shiraz's Vakil Historical Complex, encompassing a public bathhouse, vibrant bazaar, and ornate mosque, before immersing yourself in the bustling atmosphere of Shiraz Bazaar, a haven for souvenirs and local delicacies.
  • Embark on an island adventure in Qeshm, exploring its bustling bazaars, Portuguese Castle, and the ancient Khourbas Cave, a testament to the island's rich cultural heritage and historical significance.
  • Experience the natural wonders of Hengam Island before visiting the Valley of the Stars, an otherworldly landscape carved by nature's hand, offering a serene retreat in Iran's enchanting Persian Gulf.
  • Journey to Hormuz Island, renowned for its vibrant Rainbow Mountains, shimmering Red and Silver Beaches, and the fascinating Red Clay Mine, a geological marvel steeped in Iran's geological history and natural beauty.


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


Landing in Tehran, you will be transferred to your hotel after meeting your tour guide at IKA airport. Supposing you arrive in the morning, we can have a city sightseeing in the afternoon, visiting the Niavaran Palace and then, in the evening we take a walk on the Nature Bridge. Nature bridge is located in the Fire and Water (Ab o Atash) Park, one of the most popular parks in Tehran.

O/N Tehran

Start the day by visiting the 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 will continue our tour to the Grand Old Bazaar of Tehran. After having lunch, we visit the National Museum of Iran. Depending on the time, we will take a walk on 30 Tir Street. In late afternoon, we will drive to Kashan.

O/N Kashan

We start our sightseeing tour by visiting one of the historical houses of Kashan, Borujerdiha Historical Houses, and Fin Persian Garden: a relaxing and visually impressive Persian garden with water channels all passing through a central pavilion. Continuing our exploration of Kashan, we visit the traditional Bazaar and Amin al-Dawla Timcheh (Carvansarai) and finish the day by visiting Aghabozorg Mosque and Madrassa.

O/N Kashan

In the morning en-route to Isfahan, we will have a visit of Abyaneh Village, known as the Red Village of Iran. After arriving in Isfahan and checking into the hotel, we will explore Half of the World! We start with Chehel Sotoun Palace. Then, in the evening, will visit Si-oSe Pol and Khajoo Historical Bridges to stroll in the neighborhood as the locals do.

O/N Isfahan

Today we have a half-city tour of Isfahan, exploring the most magnificent highlight of the city: Naghsh-e Jahan Historical Square. The square is surrounded by four well-known attractions of  Shah Mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Aliqapoo Palace, and the Bazaar. Finishing our discovery of Isfahan, we'll drive to Yazd in the afternoon.

O/N Yazd

After having breakfast, visit 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.

O/N Yazd

Today, on the way to Shiraz, we visit the ancient historical monuments of Pasargadae, Persepolis, and Naqsh-e Rustam. First, we explore Pasargadae, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to see the impressive, elevated Tomb of Cyrus. Next, we head to Persepolis (Takht-é Jamshid), the heart of the Persian Empire and another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, we walk through a complex of palaces and temples, considered one of the architectural wonders of the world. Finally, we visit Naqsh-e Rustam, renowned for its rock reliefs and royal tombs.

O/N Shiraz

Explore the enchanting city of Shiraz, the City of Roses and Nightingales! Our journey begins with the Nasir al-Mulk Mosque (Pink Mosque), known for its stunning stained glass windows that create a mesmerizing display of colors. Next, we visit the Narenjestan Garden, with its richly decorated pavilion featuring a mirrored porch set among graceful trees. Then, we continue to Arg-e Karim Khan, a citadel resembling a medieval fortress located in downtown Shiraz. In the afternoon, we spend time at the Vakil Historical Complex, which includes a public bath, bazaar, and mosque, and explore the famous Shiraz Bazaar, a shopping paradise. Finally, we visit the tomb of Hafez, one of Iran’s greatest poets, to end our day on a poetic note.

O/N Shiraz

Early in the morning, we move to Bandar Abbas, en route we will visit the amazing Maharlu Lake, also known as the Pink Lake of Iran and Azarakhsh Fire Temple also known as the Stone Mosque of Shiraz. In the evening we will arrive in the southern city of Bandar Abbas and check into our hotel.

O/N Bandar Abbas

Today After walking around Bandar Abbas and visiting its Hindu Temple, we take a ferry to Qeshm Island. Upon arriving in Qeshm, we start our excursion in Qeshm, visiting the Qeshm Bazaar, Portuguese Castle, and Khourbas Cave.

O/N Qeshm

Today is one of the most exciting days of the Qeshm trip. In the morning before 9 o’clock, we go for a boat tour. Visit the famous dolphins of Qeshm, the Natural Aquarium and the beauties of Hengam Island and also the amazing Mangrove Forest of the island. For lunch, we will have the island's local food (Falafel and Samosa). Later on, we will visit the Local Bazaar and do a temporary Tattoo in Hana color. Afterward, we visit the Valley of the Stars and go to Hotel. On this day, we try to listen to some local music if possible. If we’re lucky, in late winter (March) and spring, we may have this chance to see the Hawksbill sea turtle and how they lay eggs and maybe even we get to see how the baby turtles hatch eggs in Qeshm.

O/N Qeshm

Day 12 is all about Hormuz island. In the morning after breakfast, we go to the island’s quay. From there, our journey to the beautiful island of Hormuz begins. On this one-day tour, we visit the Rainbow MountainsThe Valley of the Statues, the Silver and Red Beaches of Hormuz, and the Red Clay mine of Hormuz. Depending on the time of the flight, we leave for Tehran.

O/N Tehran

Transfer to the airport from the hotel for the departure flight.

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 Pax 2 2 45%
2 3 Pax 3 3 55%
3 4 Pax 4 4 40%
4 5 Pax 5 5 47%


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Group Traveller

I was a little bit excited about the trip and before going to Iran. It was nice that I could ask Sahar about everything before taking my trip. We enjoyed the trip a lot! And the accommodations were very nice! As well as our program! It was safe and secure. Whenever someone had a question Sahar was there for us and helped a lot.
ToIranTour - Getting a Hannah Tattoo - Qeshm Island

Solo Traveller

All I can say about this tour is wow! Especially when we were in Qeshm and Hormuz Islands. I loved this tour! However, it was too short :(.

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