10 Days Persian Theme Tour

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Duration

10 Days 9 Nights

Tour Type

Private Tour

Group Size

Min:1 - Max:15 Pax

Languages

English

Start in

Tehran

End in

Tehran

Availability

All Months

About this tour

Welcome to our Persian Theme Tour, where you can immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Iran through its most renowned art form, the Persian carpet. For centuries, Persia has been synonymous with the finest handmade carpets in the world, and in this tour, you will have the opportunity to witness firsthand the intricate weaving techniques and learn about the deep cultural significance of these stunning works of art.

Your journey will take you to the Carpet Museum, where you will marvel at the dazzling display of Persian handmade works, each one a masterpiece of design and craftsmanship. In addition to experiencing the beauty of the carpets, you will also be treated to traditional Iranian music and explore the ancient secrets of the Old Persian Empire in the ruins of Persepolis.

But it’s not just about admiring the carpets in museums and historical sites – you will also have the chance to wander around rural villages and see the process of carpet-making up close, catching every warp and woof of the intricate designs.

Above all, you will experience the warm hospitality and welcoming nature of the Iranian people, who will be proud to share their traditions and culture with you. Book this unforgettable journey through the heart of Persia, where the beauty of the carpets is matched only by the beauty of the land and its people.

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Highlights

  • This tour provides a well-rounded introduction to Iran's rich culture, history, and natural beauty while providing unique experiences that highlight the country's traditional art, music, and cuisine.
  • Visit the 5 amazing UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Explore the highlights of Iran's ancient and modern capital cities, Tehran, Shiraz, Yazd, Kashan and Isfahan, including historical monuments, palaces, and local markets.
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, like Persepolis and Pasargadae, once the centers of the Persian Empire and learn about the rich history of ancient Persia.
  • Experience traditional Persian art and architecture by visiting the Chehel Sotoun Palace and the Isfahan Music Museum.
  • Enjoy traditional Persian cuisine by participating in a cooking class and tasting local delicacies.
  • Learn about traditional Persian music and dance by attending live performances and workshops.
  • Meet the friendly locals and nomad life and learn about their traditions and customs by visiting local communities, bazaars, and handicraft centers.
  • Travel comfortably and safely throughout the trip with private transportation, professional English-speaking guides, and carefully selected accommodations.

Included/Excluded

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

Itinerary

Welcome to Iran! Your arrival will be at Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA). After that, your guide meets and transfers you to the Hotel. You can rest and have free time.

O/N Tehran

On our first day of the tour, you will visit the Carpet Museum of Iran an exhibition of a variety of Persian carpets and kilims from all over Iran, dating from the 18th century up to the present. Get amazed at the eye-catching precious collection of carpets of Iranian 3500 years old. Then, you go to Carpet Bazaar which offers you a memorable experience. Meanwhile, the prices are negotiable. If you have enough time you can visit the Carpet Gallery with a beautiful collection of Persian rugs and carpets, all hand-woven.
 
O/N Tehran

In the morning, you will fly to Shiraz. In the beginning, you visit one of the first and most wonderful Gabbeh weaving workshops in Shiraz before check-in. You get enchanted with the Persian Gabbeh designing and dyeing. After the hotel check-in head to Vakil Bazaar and then the Zand Complex including the castle, gardens, and mosque to get a sense of Shiraz as a capital 250 years ago and also the Shiraz carpet museum with the 300-year-old carpets.

O/N Shiraz

Drive to Kahkaranas a virgin and amazing village in Shesh Pir Rural District (if the weather is hot). Firuzabad (in the weather is cold). You will get acquainted with the people weaving and spinning thread and you have ample time to wander around the rural context of the village. After that, you will stay overnight in the black tents of the nomad as a unique and pure experience.

O/N Nomadic tent

We have great sightseeing of Adobe city, located in the remote desert, the old city of Yazd is built almost entirely of adobe and is an architectural wonder. We visit “Yakhchal“; these ancient refrigerators were used primarily to store ice for use in the summer, in Abarkouh you see the Cypress of Abarkuh also called the Zoroastrian Sarv. The exact age of the tree has been difficult to determine, but it is estimated to be between 4000 and 5000 years old.

O/N Yazd

Today, in Yazd City we visit the Zurkhaneh; the traditional gymnasium, where amateurs practice their strength and flexibility to the accompaniment of devotional music. Yazd has been a Zoroastrian center since Sassanian times. Zoroastrians still make up a significant minority of the population, and the Atashkadeh in Yazd is the most important Zoroastrian fire temple in Iran. The sacred flame visible behind glass in the interior of the fire temple is said to have been burning for over 1500 years. We visit the Fire Temple and its grounds, and then the Tower of Silence, or Dakhma, where the bodies of the deceased were placed, to avoid contaminating the earth as a Zoroastrian funerary tradition. Towards the evening, we go ahead toward Isfahan.
 
O/N Isfahan

In the morning you will get fascinated by the architecture of Vank Cathedral,  and Hasht Behesht Palace. In the afternoon you have an interesting evening while rambling on Khajoo Bridge.

O/N Isfahan

The capital of the Safavids from the 16th century on, Isfahan is said to have the most beautiful bridges. We view two of them, the Si-o-Se Pol as well as the ornate Pol-e Khaju. There are nine gardens in Iran designated UNESCO World Heritage, and we will visit one today – Chehel Sotun, a pavilion constructed as a reception hall for visiting dignitaries by Shah Abbas II. Aali Qapu Palace, The palace served as the official residence of Persian Emperors of the Safavid dynasty conclude our day in the Old Bazaar of Isfahan, where hundreds of shops and stalls offer a rich variety of carpets, tiles, hand-block-printed cloth, miniature paintings, and jewelry. In the end, Visiting the last remained workshop of Golden Brocade known as Golabatoun Bafi Mahdi Shamsali.

O/N Isfahan

This morning, drive to Kashan to walk through the famous Fin Garden, another one of the UNESCO Persian Gardens. In keeping with many of the gardens of this era, the Fin Garden has many stunning water features that are fed from a spring emerging from a slope behind the garden. Circulating pools and fountains were created using only the water pressure of the waterway. We also visit the Tabatabaei Historical House and Borujerdiha/ Abbasian Historical house in Kashan.

O/N Kashan

Our tour guide will transfer you to Imam Khomeini International Airport according to your flight time.

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 - 15 Pax 2 15 20%

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ToIranTour - Man Sellling Persian Carpet in Vakin Bazaar - Shiraz - 10 Days Persian Theme Tour
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05/10/2019

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My friend and I travelled to Iran and this 10 days tour gave us the opportunity to visit Iran and its important attractions. Particularly, I enjoyed Shiraz and then Isfahan. The best part for me was staying with nomads over the night!

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