Highlights of Iran

  • destination Iran
  • traveltime10 days
  • moneyFrom € 1150,- pp

This 10-day trip through Iran will make you so curious about the country that you want to come back without a doubt. You will travel to all highlights of the four major cities in the center of Iran.

From Shiraz you travel to the desert city Yazd via Persepolis. A visit to Isfahan cannot be missed. You will visit the square of the world, and after a few days in this city you head to Kashan & Qom. The last stop is the capital of Iran, the metropolis Teheran. From historical Iran you travel to the more modern side of the country: in Shiraz and Persepolis you will find a lot of history sites while in Tehran you can immerse yourself in the new and modern Iran. A journey through time in 10 days, it is only possible in Iran!

A 10-day tour through Iran is actually too short. However, we are aware not everyone has more than 10 days to spend, hence we have put together a trip with all highlights of the country for those who are looking for a quick visit.

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Itinerary

Flight to Shiraz, Iran including meet & assist and airport transfer

On the first day you will travel to Shiraz. Here you will be met by a local representative of Arabescape.com. You will be taken to your hotel for the night. Here you can rest and prepare for the first day of your round trip.

Shiraz

Today you will stay in Shiraz, Iran’s sixth largest city which is often called the City of Roses and Nightingales.

You start the day with a visit to the Nasir Al Mulk Mosque, a pink mosque where the beautiful morning light will mesmarize you. Sunlight shines through the stained glass windows, creating this color spectacle. After this visit you continue towards the famous Persian Eram garden.

Shiraz is also the city of Hafez, the famous poet of Iran. In the evening you will visit the Tomb of Hafez, this is an important and inspiring place in Shiraz where many young people gather.

Shiraz - Persepolis - Pasargadae - Yazd

Wake up early today, because there is a lot to see. Along with your guide you will go to Persepolis, Necropolis and Pasargadae. You will travel 2500 years back in time today.

Persepolis was built by King Darius I who gathered here with all leaders an ministers from the region during his reign. After an extensive visit to Persepolis we continue to Necropolis & Pasargadae. An educational day that will enlighten you more about the history of the country.

After this visit, you travel towards Yazd where you will spend the night.

Yazd

This day is dedicated to the Zoroastrianism, an interesting religion based on good and evil, derived from old Persia. The Zoroasters are a small minority in Iran and mainly concentrated around Yazd. You will visit the Towers of Silence and the Fire Temple where the eternal fire of Zoroastrianism burns. In the afternoon you visit the Dolatabaad gardens and stroll around the city.

Yazd is also known as the city of sweets and treats because of the many pastry shops. The city has an iconic market square with a beautiful structure, definitely worth a visit. In addition, the well-known mosque of Yazd cannot be missed today.

Yazd - Meybod - Nain - Isfahan

You will leave the desert land behind and head back north. You travel from Yazd to Meybod, where you will visit the Meybod Water Reservoir and an old caravanserai. Afterwards your journey continues to Nain, one of the oldest towns in Iran with only 25,000 inhabitants. You will find one of the most beautiful and oldest castles here, the Narenj Castle. From Nain you travel about 140 kilometers to Isfahan.

Isfahan including city tour

Today you wake up in a thousand and one night fairy tale. You are in Isfahan, in our opinion the most beautiful city of Iran. You will spend all day exploring this special city. The guide will show you all highlights. Isfahan is the third largest city in Iran with a population of three million inhabitants. The city is known for its beautiful architecture and bridges.

In the morning the guide will pick you up and take you to the Imam Square, also known as the square of the world. After Moscow’s Red Square, this is the largest square in the world. It definitely earned its spot on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Go discover and experience this city! The guide will take you on a tour through the palace, the mosques and the bazaar. In the afternoon you head towards Chehel Sotoun Palace. Queen Elizabeth stayed here on her first visit to Iran and this is a beautiful palace with special art and accompanying gardens.

Isfahan

Today is at leisure in Isfahan. Enjoy the Iranian families having a picnic in the middle of the Meidan Emam square and wander through the massive souq around the square. Fun fact: this souq is 5 kilometres long! The inhabitants of Isfahan are very outgoing and will make you feel welcome in this beautiful city. If you are looking for something to do we highly recommend a visit to the Armenian Quarter. The area around the bridges of Isfahan is also worth a visit. Underneath the Si-o-se bridge you will often find men singing, an extraordinary experience.

Isfahan - Kashan - Qom - Tehran

After a relaxing day we have a busy day ahead of us. Early in the morning you will head to Kashan, a beautiful historic city and the perfect stop for lunch on the way to Tehran.

After Kashan, your journey continues to Qom. This is Iran’s center of religion and a special stop. The Ayatollah resides in Qom and you will visit the Shrime of Fatimeh. Please note: appropriate clothing is a requirement in Qom.

From Qom you drive further towards Tehran, the capital of Iran with about 16 million inhabitants. Just before entering Tehran, you make a stop at Ayatollah Khomeini’s mausoleum. This huge complex is a memorial to the Ayatollah and serves as a gathering place for the Iranians.

Tehran including city tour

You will leave early in the morning to visit the souq of Tehran. Here you will experience modern Tehran in a perfect combination with traditional Arab life. The souq is enormous and very diverse, you can easily spend all morning here.

From the souq you continue by foot to the Golestan Palace, the oldest building in Tehran. Golestan Palace literally translates into Palace of Flowers. In addition, you go to the Palace of the Shah in North Tehran, the Niavaran Complex. The Shah lived here until he fled. This palace has recently opened to visitors.

Tehran - Flight home including airport transfer

One of our local employees will take you to Tehran International Airport from where you will fly back home. We hope you have had an amazing time in Iran.

Accommodation

Manouchehri House Kashan

Kashan Would you like to stay here? Make sure you book on time. This small-scaled hotel is often fully booked far ahead. This old house has been converted into a special accommodation and is located in the historic part of downtown.

Abbasi Hotel

Isfahan The most famous hotel in Iran and perhaps the Middle East. The Abbasi hotel has been a concept in Iran for over 400 years and is an absolute must-see during a trip to Iran. This luxury hotel has all the facilities you need for a pleasant stay.

Zandiye Hotel

ShirazThe Zandiye Hotel in Shiraz is located near the historic centre. This hotel is one of the best in Shiraz and offers you everything for a wonderful stay in this city.

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Add-ons

Extra’s always included when you book a trip with Arabescape.com

  • Stay in unique accommodations
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Details & Prices

Highlights of Iran

  • destination Iran
  • traveltime10 days
  • moneyFrom € 1150,- pp
Included
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • Meet & assist local representative
  • Overnight stays in selected hotels
  • Private driver during the trip
  • Visa Invitation Code
  • All taxes and fees
  • Personal travel app with travel route and information
  • An unforgettable experience! 
Excluded
  • Other meals and beverages
  • Personal expenses & tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Visum Iran
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