Experience the rich history and culture of Yazd in our one-day Sightseeing Tour of Historic Yazd. From the Zoroastrian monuments of the Fire Temple and Tower of Silence to the stunning Dowlat Abad Garden, you’ll explore some of the city’s most iconic landmarks. You’ll also have the chance to visit the Jame Mosque of Yazd and the Amir Chakhmaq Complex, which boast stunning architecture and design.
But the tour isn’t just about visiting famous landmarks. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore the charming old neighborhoods of Yazd and learn about the city’s history and traditions. And to really get a sense of why Yazd is known as the City of Windcatchers, you’ll visit a rooftop of an old house to take in the breathtaking skyline views.
With an expert guide to lead the way and share fascinating insights, our one-day tour is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the unique culture and beauty of Yazd. Book now to discover all that this enchanting city has to offer!
The tour starts in Yazd at 9 am. The tour guide will pick you up from your hotel. You first visit the Zoroastrian monuments of the Fire Temple and Tower of Silence. On the way back we get a little chill in a Beautiful village (Mazraeyeh Kalantar). Then you visit the Dowlat Abad Garden, Amir Chakhmaq Complex, and Jame Mosque of Yazd. In the meantime, you will get a chance to explore the well-known old neighborhood of Yazd. To catch even more about why this city is called the City of Windcatcher, you will go to a rooftop of an old house to see the skyline of the city of Yazd.
In the evening, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Transportation will be in a minibus / van / private car depending on your group size
– 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.
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.
Winding Alleys: The narrow, maze-like alleys meander through the neighborhoods, creating an enchanting and intimate atmosphere.
Mudbrick Buildings: The traditional architecture of Yazd features beautiful mudbrick buildings that give the city its distinct appearance.
Wind Towers (Windcatchers): These iconic structures are prominent in the neighborhoods and are designed to capture and channel the desert winds, providing natural ventilation and cooling for the houses.
Courtyards: Many houses in these neighborhoods have traditional courtyards, often adorned with beautiful gardens and water features, creating serene and peaceful spaces.
Cultural Heritage: These neighborhoods are steeped in history, and the buildings reflect the cultural heritage of the region, preserving its past for generations to come.
the availability of souvenir shops may vary depending on the specific site and its regulations. Some larger historical sites or complexes, like the Amir Chakhmaq Complex, might have permanent souvenir shops within their premises. However, smaller sites or religious places, such as the Zoroastrian Fire Temple, might not have designated souvenir shops due to their sacred nature.
There might be some religious considerations to keep in mind during the tour, particularly when visiting religious sites and places of worship in Yazd. Here are a few important points to consider:
Dress Code: When visiting religious sites such as mosques or the Zoroastrian Fire Temple, it is essential to dress modestly and respectfully. Both men and women are usually required to cover their arms and legs, and women may also need to cover their hair with a scarf. It’s advisable to wear loose-fitting and comfortable clothing that adheres to the cultural norms of the region.
Shoes: In many religious sites, you may be required to remove your shoes before entering. Make sure to wear shoes that are easy to take off and put back on, as you’ll be doing this multiple times during the tour.
Photography: While photography is usually allowed in most tourist areas, it’s important to be respectful and avoid taking pictures of people without their permission, especially during religious ceremonies or in more intimate spaces.
Silence and Respect: When inside religious sites, maintain a calm and quiet demeanor out of respect for those who may be praying or meditating.
Non-Intrusiveness: Some religious practices may be private or restricted to specific members of the community. As a visitor, it’s essential to be aware of personal boundaries and avoid intruding on religious ceremonies or rituals.
Dietary Restrictions: If the tour includes a visit to a Zoroastrian community or a religious event where food is served, be mindful of any dietary restrictions or customs that might be followed. It’s considerate to adhere to any specific guidelines regarding food and dining practices.
Your tour guide will likely provide more specific instructions and information about any religious considerations before visiting each site. Being aware of and respecting these religious considerations will help ensure a positive and culturally sensitive experience during the tour.