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Iran Highlights Tour (11 Days)


Original price was: €1,790.Current price is: €1,690.





11 Days

Visiting highlights of architecture, Persian modern and ancient capitals, handicrafts, and culinary culture immerse you in a cradle of civilisation in the contemporary era. Indulge yourself with Persian masterpieces that mostly display themselves in mirror-work and plaster-work adorned with paintings and colourful sunshine from windows in interior design with a depicts of paradise by having a picturesque view from balconies into the Persian gardens in exterior decoration.

Iran Highlights Tour Destinations

Iran Highlights Tour Itinerary

Tehran (2N), Isfahan (2N), shiraz(2N), Yazd (2N), Kerman (2N).

Iran Highlights Tour guide will welcome you with a Logo show card at the time of arrival at IKA airport. They will guide you to exit the airport to the hotel. Let’s leave the hassle of flight under the shower and relax before the tour of Tehran Treasure. Tehran, the capital of Iran, is a modern city that beautifully combines classical and contemporary elements of Persian culture. Tehran lies on the south of the Alborz mountain range. Tehran’s palaces and museums showcase cultural and natural beauty.

Iran Highlights Tour starts with Azadi Tower, a symbol of Modern Tehran and the contemporary national gate of Iran. The tour takes us to the Contemporary Art Museum to extend our knowledge about Persian Modern Arts. It is the most valuable collection of Western art out of Europe and America. Then, our Tehran journey touches the National Carpet Museum. It shines for the collection of Persian carpets from 1500 years ago to now.

Overnight Tehran.

Carpet Museum, Iran Classic Tour Attraction
Iran Carpet Museum is the most distinctive gallery of Persian rugs. It amazes you with the beauty of colors and themes of authentic Persian art during the Iran Highlights Tour.

Today, the Iran Highlights Tour begins with Golestan Palace, a royal complex over 400 years old. Persian artists decorated the palace with peculiar ornaments such as tiling, mirror works, and paintings. Golestan Palace surpassed the four kings of the Qajar and Pahlavi dynasties who took their crowns in its majesty. The palace is a UNESCO World Heritage and embraces the symbolic tomb of Naser-al-Din Shah Qajar. The tour takes us to walk to overlook Tehran Grand Bazaar. It is a roofed-up building with old-time architecture of passages and pathways. Tehran Bazaar leaves you in a puzzle as a cultural and economic center in downtown Tehran.

Iran Highlights Tour exploration continues to Iran National Museum as a cradle of Persia story. It holds archaeological collections in two separate structures. Ancient Iran Museum and Museum of Islamic Period present you with the culture, art, and history of Iran. Finally, (Sat to Tue 14:30 to 16:30) we walk to the Treasury of the National Museum. The National Jewelry Museum shines on the beauty of the diamonds, jewels, and royal heritages. The treasury lets us feel the kingdom lifestyle better during our journey.

Overnight Tehran.

Golestan Palace, Iran Classic Tour Attraction
Golestan Palace is an incredible collection of gorgeous exterior decorations with a combination of French and Persian architecture. It embraces unbelievable interior design with eye-catching mirrorwork, woodwork, and plasterwork. Golestan Palace shines in Iran Highlights Tour as a diamond.

Iran Highlights Tour embraces Kashan legacies on the way to Isfahan today. The trip begins with Fin Garden, which depicts a genuine Persian garden. It narrates stories about the contemporary era and Persian paradise. Our expedition to Kashan city directs us to Boroujerdi House. It combines the desert style of wind-catchers with Persian traditional models of an iwan. Boroujerdi House shows superb plasterwork in interior and exterior decoration. Next in order of time, we touch Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse to feel Persian architecture in Kashan. Finally, we walk to Tabatabaee House which includes peculiar stone reliefs, stucco, and colored glasses. Then, the journey takes us to Isfahan to sense the white river. We will indulge ourselves in the beauty of the widely-known Khaju Bridge.

Overnight Isfahan.

Iran Classis Tour Highlight
Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse embraces hospitality, friendship, and art to let the local community get fresh and energetic.

Isfahan is the city of glories and Perso-Islamic masterpieces. It devotes itself to the craftsman’s dexterity and shines as an Iran highlight. Isfahan is the center of art, not only in architecture or handicrafts but also in urban structures and music. The city is a treasure of mosques, cathedrals, mansions, bridges, and gardens. Wall paintings and frescoes depict ancient battles and love stories in Isfahan.

Isfahan Highlights Tour

Iran Highlights Tour through Isfahan begins with the Gate of Naqsh-e Jahan Square (UNESCO Heritage). Qeysarieh Gate building is in remembrance of the king as the main entrance to Isfahan Grand Bazaar. It lets us visit Median-e Emam (the square) the masterwork of chief architect Sheikh Bahaee. Meanwhile, we will have a workshop on the art of Minakari in the Bazaar. The art demonstrates to us how ancient Persians enameled objects to place heaven into them. The art decorates metal (mostly Silver and Copper) or tile with patterns and paintings derived from the taste of the artist.

Firstly, we will walk to Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque to see the genius interior and exterior decoration of the dome. The mosque was a royal one for Shah Abbas Safavid. Next in order of our journey, we visit the Shah Mosque which is the architectural highlight of the square. The mosque depicts Persian architecture in the Islamic era. Shah Mosque consists of iwans, domes, tilling, and supreme engineering of voice-echoing art. Finally, our trip to the square will end with Ali Qapu Palace. The palace is a gallery of art in terms of music, painting, and decoration in an acoustic structure.

After nourishing our minds in the square we walk to Chehel Sotun Garden (UNESCO Heritage). The palace has a relaxing atmosphere with eye-catching paintings. Then, we travel to the white river to indulge ourselves in the beauty of the worldly known Si-O Se Pol Bridges.

Overnight Isfahan.

Shah Mosque, Isfahan travel attraction
Shah Mosque is one of the masterpieces of Sheikh Baha’i. The Safavid Dynasty built the mosque during the period of the Renaissance in Isfahan.

We will be leaving Isfahan and traveling to Shiraz, with a stop at the IzadKhast Complex. Sassanid kings built the complex with adobe. It consists of a fortress, fire temple, caravansary, bathroom, and the city of IzadKhast. The Iranians renovated the complex by constructing a mosque over the fire temple after the Arab conquest of Persia. After visiting the IzadKhast Complex, we will continue our journey to the Global City of Wood Carvings. We will discover the very skillful art of Monabatkari. Artists replete woods with religious designs or flower motifs in Monabatkari. Finally, we touch Pasargadae, which is the next stop on the Iran Highlights Tour itinerary. It is the ancient capital of Achaemenid that Cyrus the Great built with the famous fourfold Persian model of the garden. Pasargadae explains the nobility of the emperor and his necropolis

Cyrus the Great Tomb, Iran Classic Tour Heritage
Pasargadae ancient city embraces Cyrus the Great Tomb, Pasargadae Garden and the Prison of Solomon. It demonstrates better detail about the first king of the Achaemenid empire and the urban structure of the time.

Expedition to Persian Kings Tombs

Iran Highlights Tour exploration continues with Naqsh-e Rustam, a Necropolis. The necropolis embraces emperors of Persian civilization in rock cuts, with the king’s engraved messages on rock reliefs. Also, the Zoroastrians’ sacred place “ Cube of Zoroaster ” as a spiritual monument is next to the rock face. After that, we take a short walk to Naqsh-e Rajab, an open-air archaeological archive. It displays Sassanid imperial impregnable power and triumph over the Roman emperor on bas-relief inscriptions. On the way to Shiraz, we will have a glance at Quran Gate. The gate is the entrance gate of Shiraz from the north. Architects built the Quran Gate for the purpose of blessing passengers with the holiness of the Quran during the Zand dynasty. Finally, next to the gate is the Tomb of Khwaju, who was the guru in literature, and also a guide to Hafiz.

Overnight Shiraz.

Persian Necropolice
At the foot of Rahmat Mountain and overlooking Persepolis, the symbol of Persian civilization in Iran, two rock tombs have been excavated in the style of the tomb of Darius I in Naqsh-e Rustam in Shiraz.

Iran Highlights Tour in the city of historical stories begins with Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque. It is a supreme intellectual and artistic sacred place which proves no comparison with the typical mosques. Spirituality lies inside when sunshine passes through the colorful glasses of windows to Persian carpet orchards. Also, Nasir-al-Molk Mosque dazzles visitors with its superb ceiling ceramic work as an architectural Iran highlight.

Nasir al-Molk Mosque Orsi Windows, Shiraz Travel Attraction
Orsi Windows with Stained Glasses Inviting Many Colors to the Mosque as an Iran highlight.

Zand Legacy Depicts Highlights of Shiraz City Center

Iran Highlights Tour devotes itself to the Zand dynasty heritage. The tour begins with Vakil Bazaar. After that, Our journey continues with the Vakil Historic Bath, which is an architectural masterpiece. Architects built the bath from gypsum, stone, and brick. Then, we keep walking to Vakil Mosque to experience a royal holy place. It derives its fame from the art of architecture, calligraphy, and columns engravings. Also, Vakil Mosque shows our path to Karim Khan Citadel. It was the residence of Karim Khan and his family. Also, the citadel was a military center and the structure looks like a castle guarding the royal family and the king. Soon after, we take a walk to Kolah Farngi Mansion to experience the ceremonial palace of the Zand Dynasty. It is a Zand legacy museum now.

Vakil Mosque, Shiraz travel attraction
Vakil Mosque embraces 48 stone columns in a coordinated and spiral form in a five thousand square meters area in Shiraz.

Romance of Iran Highlights Tour

Iran Highlights tour continues with a gourmet taste of contrast in flavors. Sour Cherry Rice, a traditional Shirazi dish, is a great example of such contrast. On one hand, you can taste the sweet flavor, and on the other hand, you feel the sour taste. After exploring architectural masterpieces through Shiraz’s classic route we indulge ourselves in the spring of Eram Garden. Eram Garden (UNESCO Heritage) is the original meaning of Paradise (Pardis in Persian Language). It displays Persia’s peculiar structures in magnificent buildings and botanical gardens. Finally, we will dedicate our evening to Hafezieh. It is the mausoleum of a poet whose love stories, spiritual beliefs, and sagacious poems left an untouched legacy behind for readers to alleviate. Hafiz Ghazal by embracing eloquence inspired Persians to fall in love, be honest, and worship Allah.

Overnight Shiraz.

Eram Garden, Shiraz travel attraction
Eram Garden is a real meaning of the Persian word “Pardis” (paradise) which confirms itself as an orchard with the identifying structure of the central mansion.

Iran Highlights Tour takes us outside of Shiraz to explore Persepolis (UNESCO Heritage) and move to Yazd. It is one of the three Achaemenid Empire Capitals. Persepolis used to host ceremonial events to demonstrate the imperial majesty and eminence of Achaemenid. Good to know that, Darius the Great the second undefeated Achaemenid king constructed the palace. Persepolis, the meaning of ‘city of Persians’ is a great example of the Achaemenid architectural style. The city of Persians embraces the most significant Achaemenid heritage. Persepolis is not only an archeological remains but also a fact of the cultural legacies of Persians.

On our journey ahead, we go to Abarkuh County to wander at the 4500-year-old Cypress Tree. Finally, the trip ends with having a pleasing night in a calm atmosphere around the highest wind-catcher in the world. Dowlat Abad Garden (UNESCO Heritage) with its peculiar architecture awaits us. (Dowlat Abad visit depends on the time of arrival to Yazd.)

Overnight Yazd.

Dowlat Abad Garden, Iran Classic Tour Highlight
Dowlat Abad Garden waves at you in an adobe in size of a city. It is an orchard with a delightful ambiance to freshen your soul in Yazd.

Today, the Iran Highlights Tour embraces Yazd as one of the oldest cities in Iran. Yazd’s history goes back to ancient times. The city is the home of Persian sweeties and a famous destination for handicrafts. Religious diversity enlightens visitors about Zoroastrians, Jews, Christians, and Muslims in the city center. Persian architecture in the interior and exterior design of buildings and traditional houses inspires travelers about Yazd. Our journey begins with Yazd Jameh Mosque. Surly, the brilliance of tilling dazzles eyes next to the highest minarets in Iran. Yazd Jameh Mosque depicts harmonious crafts between Islamic and Persian architecture.

The Yazd architectural highlights tour starts with the Fahadan Area to explore the brick-and-mud lifestyle. Soon after, we will reach Alexander Prison which used to be a school. Then, we will visit the Zoroastrian Fire Temple, which continuously burns for around 2500 years. Then, our exploration will continue to the Amir Chakhmagh Complex. Amir Chakhmagh embraces gorgeous balanced submerged alcoves in the Tekyeh and the historical mosque. Finally, we will experience the traditional form of athletics. Soldiers used to get ready for warfare in Zourkhaneh (Pahlavani Rituals) in the classic era of Iran. Iran Highlights Tour ends today with a pleasing night in a calm atmosphere around the highest wind-catcher in the world. Dowlat Abad Garden with its peculiar architecture awaits travelers to relax in a paradise. (Dowlat Abad Garden visit depends on the first day of arrival to Yazd.)

Overnight Yazd.

Alexander Prison, Yazd Travel Attraction

Kerman is the largest province in Iran with the most precious archaeological landscapes and legendary Persian gardens. The city is the realm of Persian weaving such as Carpet, Terme, and Pate. Kerman is not only famous for the widely known Lut Desert but also for the pistachio nuts farms. On the way to Kerman, we will visit Zein-o-din Caravansary (UNESCO Heritage). Zein-o-din Caravansary is one of the 999 Inns for traders along the Silk Road during the Safavid Dynasty. The Caravansary is renovated as an establishment for the lodging and entertaining of travelers. Soon after, we will have an expedition to Pahlavanpur Garden (UNESCO Heritage). Qajar dynasty constructed the garden based on the Zandieh architectural pattern as a great example of Iranian Gardens. There is a cool atmosphere deriving from trees and water passing across the garden from a long aqueduct in the heart of the desert.

During our journey to Kerman, we will explore the semi-nomadic lifestyle of the locals, who reside in unique cave-like structures. We will pay a visit to Meymand village, which has been a refuge for humans in the mountains for centuries. The village is nestled within a ring of mountains, deep in the heart of the desert, and has been inhabited since ancient times.

Overnight Kerman.

Meymand Village, Kerman Travel Attraction
Discover the mesmerizing semi-nomadic way of life in Meymand village during the Iran Highlights Tour. In the village, Locals reside in extraordinary cave-like structures. Experience a lifestyle that has been passed down through generations in this unique village. Join us in exploring the enchanting world of Meymand!

Iran Highlights Tour in Kerman starts with Ganjali Khan Complex. It is a historical district that Ganjali Khan as the governor of Kerman built for public services. The archive of the area includes a mosque, a bath, a bazaar, and a school. Then, we experience the blend of taste and smell sensations evoked by a flavor in the mouth in the city center. If we could pick a taste for each city in Persia, Kerman perhaps would have had the flavor of Kolompe. Kolompeh is the special Kermani cooky inside which, is full of mashed sweet date palm. Savor every bite of this mouth-watering treat, and experience a taste sensation like no other. Soon after a touch of softness and tenderness of ancient Persian art in the corners of Kermani’s house manifests a frame of paradise. Kerman handicrafts feel like keeping a piece of heaven in your hands.

The Lut Desert UNESCO Highlights 

Iran Highlights Tour gives us an expedition to the Lut Desert (UNESCO Heritage). On our way, we will take a quick look at Shazdeh Mahan Garden (UNESCO Heritage). The garden is a true prototype of Persian gardens with a gorgeous mansion. Trees and facing fountains surround the garden to truly depict Persian paradise.

We will now visit Bam Citadel, the largest adobe structure in the world. Bam has been the site of ancient stories since over 1000 B.C. The Achaemenid Empire restored the citadel to preserve its mysterious and magical glories. The defensive fortress at the heart of the citadel includes a residential area, buildings for lodging soldiers, and the governor’s residence. Other significant constructions such as a bazaar, mosque, watchtowers, and gates can also be found here. Unfortunately, a devastating earthquake in 2003 destroyed most of the Bam citadel. However, reconstruction started soon after. Finally, we’ll visit the heart of the Lut desert (a UNESCO Heritage site) to experience the sky in our hands.

Overnight Kerman.

Bam Citadel, Kerman Travel Attraction
Bam Citadel exemplifies how ancient Persians adapted their lifestyle to the Lut Desert, and aligned their architectural power with the universe.

(Today’s Iran Highlights Tour depends on the departure time.) We embark on a journey to the Lut Desert, which is known for being the hottest and driest area in the world, to experience its unique salty desert terrain. As a result of its unique natural features, the Lut Desert has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Depart Iran.

Lut desert, eco adventure UNESCO heritage, Kerman travel attraction
Lut Desert is the hottest and driest place on earth, with extensive dune fields and strong winds.

Offer Details

  • Accommodation in 3-, 4- and 5-star hotels with breakfast daily (B)
  • Meals as per itinerary (L =Lunch, D =Dinner), including soft drinks, juices and tea/coffee
  • Qualified national guide throughout
  • Comprehensive sightseeing, and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Local economy class flight based on itinerary
  • Transportation throughout on comfortable, air-conditioned coaches
  • Land travel by air-conditioned couch
  • Lectures and talks with tour leaders and experts
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfares (please contact GoPersis DMC. or your travel agent for assistance)
  • Items of a personal nature (e.g. telephone, laundry,  mini-bar, taxis etc.)
  • Airport and hotel porterage

GoPersis DMC. will coordinate your visa application for a stay of up to 29 days in 3 to 7 working days after fulfilling specific requirements box by participants.

Visa for citizens from the U.S.A, Canada, the Great Britain and South Ireland takes around 40 days to be issued.

It is your responsibility to check your passports valid for 6 months after the date of their return home, also obtaining all necessary info for visas, inoculations and preventative medicines as may be required for the duration of the tour. Information about these matters or related items is given in good faith but without responsibility on the part of GoPersis DMC.

Visa Restriction: Entry will be refused to travelers with any evidence of visiting Israel – not just Israeli entry stamps.

It is a condition of Iran travel that clients must have comprehensive travel insurance for international tours. We reserve the right to withdraw clients if it becomes apparent that clients are unfit. There will be No refund. It is also a requirement that clients do not cause any significant disruption to the tour or the tour group. GoPersis may refuse admission on the Iran tours, or require the client to withdraw if participation causes significant disruption.

Regarding the number of passengers, Go Persis DMC reserves comfortable and air-conditioned coaches. The coaches take travellers throughout the tour and are at any service at the request of the tour guide. Go Persis DMC manages all airport transfers from your arrival to departure for domestic and international flights. In addition, taking travellers to any train or bus station resumes the itinerary.

Iranian Debit Card is for international travellers to provide them access to the Iranian payment system. Travellers can recharge the Debit cards in currencies such as Kr, EURO and AED. Iran Debit card presents an expiry date, and travellers can receive cash in Rials everywhere. The cardholder can withdraw money from ATMs of all Iranian banks. They can also purchase tickets at museums, go shopping, and even use it for internet shopping services. At the end of the trip, travellers can receive the remaining amount in cash in Rials. Besides, travellers can purchase any other currency at exchange offices.

‏ Tour members must be able to:‏
Negotiate airports and railway stations without wheelchair assistance.
* Move your luggage a short distance if required.
‏Use combined shower/bath facilities (it is impossible to guarantee walk-in shower facilities).‏
Undertake walking tours of 1-2 hours, including using stairs and walking over cobblestones and other uneven surfaces‏.
Stand for long periods in museums and other sites.‏
Embark / disembark coaches, trains and other methods of transportation without assistance
‏‏Handle your luggage.

Iranian cuisine is heavily based on rice, bread, fresh vegetables, herbs and fruit. Meat is mostly lamb or mutton. The national drink of Iran is chai (tea), always served scalding hot, black and strong. All sorts of delicious fresh fruit juices, milkshakes and yoghurt drinks are available throughout Iran.

Alcohol is strictly forbidden. Do not take any alcohol into Iran.

The most visible daily expressions of Iran’s Shi’ite Islam are the modest dress code, and rules for behavior at mosques, both of which apply for men and women.

Dress code for women: Women are required to wear loose-fitting clothing which covers the arms and legs (long pants). A coat or top that comes down to mid-thigh (light weight trench-coat), and a headscarf. During visits to some mosques, women will also be required to wear a special robe provided at the entrance.

Dress code for men: Men are required to wear trousers and shirts with either long-sleeves or half-sleeves. (No singlets). Shorts are not permitted.

All participants of the tours must obey the laws and regulations of I.R.Iran. Any failure to do so will relieve GoPersis of all obligations under these booking conditions.

* Rates for triple rooms are equal to those mentioned for the sharing twin/double room.
* Hotel early check-in, late check-out, connecting rooms and adjoining rooms are subject to availability. There will be no guarantee.
* No refund for unused services, splitting the package is not acceptable.
* Airfares are subject to change without prior notice.
* Please note that local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to the tour contents.
*Opening times of attractions and places of interest may change without prior notice.
The government would close attractions and places of interest without prior notice.
GoPersis operates each group tour in one specific language.

Go Persis DMC tailors Fixed Departure tours for time and expense management. Tour is for Four passengers (Min) and Ten passengers (Max). But, If the number of passengers goes under Six (that rarely happens), GoPersis offers a Private Style tour. Also, we can transfer you (under your permission) to another Fixed Departure. On the other hand, the price is fully refundable.

Cancellation 60 days prior to departure date, travelers have to charge 30% of package price.

Cancellation 30 days prior to departure date, travelers have to charge 50% of package price.

Cancellation less than 15 days prior to departure date, travelers have to charge 100% of package price.

Failure to arrive means a No – Show and no refund issue for Gopersis.

Cancellation policy during peak season (10MAR-30MAY/20SEP-30NOV)

*Cancellation 90 days prior to departure date, travelers have to charge 15% of package price.

*Cancellation 60 days prior to departure date, travelers have to charge 50% of package price.

*Cancellation 30 days prior to departure date, travelers have to charge 100% of package price.

*Failure to arrive means a No – Show and no refund issue for Gopersis.

Child policy:

10% discount on tour price (not applicable for airfare) for child under 12 years old. Sharing a twin room with 1 adult.

5% discount on tour price (not applicable for airfare) for child under 12 years old. Sharing a triple room with 2 adults.

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