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.
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.
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.
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.
*The oldest earthen city in the world
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.
*One of The Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran
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.
*one of the 9 UNESCO Persian gardens.
**UNESCO inscribed the Palace and the Square as a World Heritage Site
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.
*one of the 9 UNESCO Persian gardens
Our tour guide will transfer you to Imam Khomeini International Airport according to your flight time.
_ 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%
– The price includes double and twin rooms in Hotels. Obviously, single rooms cost an extra fee.
– The priorities in sightseeing may be changed. It is due to the time of your arrival, your guide’s discretion, and the official and unofficial holidays of some museums. Also, some activities in the itinerary may be changed depending on the weather conditions.
_ All sites with * sign are submitted in UNESCO World Heritage.
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].
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.
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. This tour includes Special Iran Travel Deal which has tourist cards for travelers.
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.
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.
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.
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!