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Pasargadae & Persepolis Tour

  • Tour Type: Private
  • Duration: Daily
  • Start in: Shiraz
  • End in: Shiraz
  • Max Group Size : 15
  • Physical Rating: 2 / 5
  • Tour Code: TIT61013
  • Available: All Months


On this one-day Pasargadae & Persepolis tour, you will have the opportunity to visit two of the most significant Achaemenid monuments near Shiraz: Persepolis and Pasargadae. Both of these sites are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and are truly impressive to behold.

At Persepolis, you will be awed by the remains of the ancient palaces of the Achaemenid Emperor. The intricate carvings and grandeur of the structures provide a glimpse into the opulence of this once-great civilization. At Pasargadae, you will visit the Tomb of Cyrus the Great, the founder of the Achaemenid Empire, and see the remains of the royal gardens and palaces. It is a truly humbling experience to stand in the presence of such history and greatness.

Finally, the tour will take you to Naqsh-e Rostam, where you can see the impressive Necropolis of Naghsh-e Rustam. Four tombs of great kings are carved into the rock faces at a high distance from the ground, a true testament to the architectural prowess of the Achaemenid civilization. This tour is the perfect opportunity for those interested in history and culture to explore some of the most significant sites of ancient Persia. Book now and embark on an unforgettable journey through time.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Persepolis and Pasargadae.
  • Explore the ancient palaces and tombs of the Achaemenid Empire.
  • See the Tomb of Cyrus the Great, the founder of the Persian Empire.
  • Discover the impressive architecture and history of these remarkable sites.
  • Learn about the rich Persian culture and history with an expert guide.


Shiraz - Marvdasht

You will be picked up from your hotel in Shiraz at 9 am. Leave Shiraz to go to Pasargad to first visit the ancient monument of Pasargadae, the Tomb of Cyrus the Great, and also see the remains of the royal gardens and palaces of the Achaemenid dynasty. Then, drive back to Marvdasht to visit the remains of the ancient palaces of the Achaemenid Emperor in Persepolis along with the Necropolis of Naghsh-e Rustam, which is located a short distance from the glorious Persepolis. There are four tombs of great kings carved into the rock faces at a high distance from the ground. In the end, you will be transferred to your hotel in Shiraz.

Included Services

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

Excluded Services

  • Travel insurance
  • Tips to local guides and drivers
  • Personal Expenses
  • Entrance Fees
  • Meals

Important Notes


Free Cancelation 


Transportation will be in a minibus / van / private car depending on your group size

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. 

Who might be particularly interested in joining this tour, and why?

This tour is the perfect opportunity for those interested in history and culture to explore some of the most significant sites of ancient Persia.

Is photography allowed at all the sites visited on this tour?

Yes, photography is generally allowed at the sites visited on the Pasargadae & Persepolis tour. However, it’s essential to be mindful of certain restrictions and guidelines to ensure the preservation and respect of these ancient monuments. Visitors are typically permitted to take photos of the archaeological structures, carvings, and landscapes. Nevertheless, some areas may have specific no-photography zones or restrictions to protect fragile artifacts or sensitive areas.

Are there any souvenir shops or visitor centers at these archaeological sites?

During the Pasargadae & Persepolis tour, visitors may find souvenir shops and visitor centers near or within the vicinity of the archaeological sites. These facilities are designed to enhance the overall experience for tourists and provide them with an opportunity to take home mementos from their journey.

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