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13 Days Iran Classic Tour with a Taste of Persian Gulf

(2 Reviews)
  • Tour Type: Private
  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Start in: Tehran
  • End in: Tehran
  • Max Group Size : 15
  • Physical Rating: 2 / 5
  • Tour Code: TIT312027
  • Available: Late Sep-May


Take an unforgettable journey through the heart of Iran by joining our Iran Classic Tour with a Taste of Persian Gulf. 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.

Tour Highlights

  • It’s a 12 days Iran classic discovery and cultural tour.
  • The tour starts and ends in Tehran. In between, we visit 6 main cities and amazing UNESCO world heritage sites in Iran.
  • Meals and accommodations are B&B.
  • The best seasons to visit Qeshm are Autumn and Winter and Spring.


Day 1 - Landing to Persia (Tehran)

Landing in Tehran, you will be transferred to your hotel after meeting your tour guide at IKA airport. Visit Sa’dAbad Palace Complex and Niavaran Palace. Qajar and Pahlavi monarchs built the Sa’dAbad Palace. Today, the official residence of the President of Iran is located adjacent to the complex. After visiting these palaces, we see the former USA Embassy. And in the evening we take a walk on the Nature Bridge. Nature bridge is located in the Fire and Water (Ab o Atash) park in Tehran, one of the most popular parks in Tehran.

O/N Tehran

Day 2 - The Old Part of 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 will continue our tour to the Grand Old Bazaar of Tehran. Also, we visit the National Museum of Iran. Depending on the time, we will take a walk on 30 Tir Street. We will drive to Kashan in the evening.

O/N Kashan

Day 3- Desert Night

We start our sightseeing tour by visiting the historical houses of Kashan like Tabatabaei and Borujerdiha historical houses, and Fin Persian garden*: a relaxing and visually impressive Persian garden with water channels all passing through a central pavilion and then visit the traditional Bazaar and Amin al-Dawla Timcheh (Carvansarai) and finish the day by visiting Aghabozorg mosque-religious school.

O/N Kashan

Day 4 - Half Of The World

In the morning en-route to Isfahan, visit Madar Shah Caravanserai. 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 Siosepol and Khajoo historical bridges. Also, meantime, visiting some handicrafts workshops can be managed.

O/N Isfahan

Day 5 - Isfahan In-depth

Today we have a half-city tour of Isfahan. Start the day by visiting the magnificent Naghsh-e Jahan Historical Square*, Shah Mosque*, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque*, and Aliqapoo Palace*. Then in the afternoon drive to Yazd.

O/N Yazd

Day 6 - Feel Adobes

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

Day 7 - The Glory of Persia

Today on the way to Shiraz we visit ancient historical monuments like Persepolis*, Pasargadae*, and Naqsh-e Rostam*. Persepolis* (Takht-é Jamshid), the heart of the Persian Empire and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, walk through a complex of palaces and temples that is said to be one of the architectural wonders of the world. Then visit Pasargadae*. Our explorations take us to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pasargadae* to see the impressive, elevated Tomb of Cyrus.

O/N Shiraz

Day 8 - In-depth in Shiraz

Explore lovely Shiraz Day! The City of Roses and Nightingales. Our Shiraz journey begins with Narenjestan Garden, with the richly decorated pavilion featuring a mirrored porch set among graceful trees. Then will continue to Arg-e Karim Khan (a citadel located in downtown Shiraz, and in shape, it resembles a medieval fortress). Late this afternoon, spend some time in the Vakil Historical Complex (public bath, bazaar, mosque) and famous Shiraz Bazaar (Shiraz shopping paradise). After that, we start in the tomb of two f Iran’s greatest poets, Hafez and Saadi. And continue to Eram Garden*, with its beautiful cypress-lined avenues leading to an elegant summer palace and Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque (Pink Mosque).

O/N Shiraz

Day 9 - Welcome to Persian Gulf

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. In the evening we will arrive there.

O/N Bandar Abbas

Day 10 - Excursion in Qeshm Island

Today After walking around Bandar Abbas, we take a ferry to Qeshm Island and have excursions in Qeshm. Visit Qeshm Bazaar, Portuguese Castle, and Khourbas Cave.

O/N Qeshm

Day 11 - Excursion In Hengam Island

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 with its colored sands. For lunch, use island local foods like Falafel and Samosa. Then visit 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 - Jewelry of Persian Gulf

Day 9 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 Mountains, The 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

Day 13 - Missing Persia

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

Included Services

  • 12 nights in 4* hotel/traditional house
  • All transportations in private vehicle
  • All airport transfers
  • 1 domestic flight
  • 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

Excluded Services

  • International Flights
  • Visa Stamp Fee
  • Personal Expenses
  • Entrance Fees
  • Meals
  • Tips for the tour guide/driver

Important Notes


_ 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%

Single Supplement

– The price includes double and twin rooms in Hotels. Obviously, single rooms cost an extra fee.

Other Notes

– 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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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].

Do I need a visa to enter Iran, and how do I obtain Iran Tourist Visa?

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.

Do I need an Iranian SIM card?

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.

Do I need travel insurance?

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 should I exchange my money?

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. 

Are there Airport transfers for the tour?

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.

Can I use my credit card in Iran, or do I need cash or a Tourist Card?

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.

How can I Cancel my tour?

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

Are there any health concerns or vaccinations required before traveling to Iran?

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. 

What are accommodations like in this tour and what is their quality and comfort level?

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. 

What are transportation like in this tour and what is their safety and comfort level?

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. 

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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.

    May 15, 2018


    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 :(.

    March 10, 2018