While countries try to register their most precious heritages on the UNESCO list, every traveler aims to visit the best in his destination. Iran, with nineteen inscriptions, is among the top 20 countries on this list. You are invited to see a collection of magnificent architecture, unique designs, delightful mosques and primeval reliefs.
Departure / Return location
Tehran , Isfahan , Shiraz , Ahvaz , Kermanshah , Hamadan , Zanjan , Tabriz , Tehran
- Visa Services
- Disposal coach
- One internal flight
- Daily excursions with tourist guide
- All entrance fees
- Daily refreshments
- Travel insurance
- Lunch and dinners
- Any hotel extra charge
- International flights
- Iran SIM Card
This day by day itinerary is based on the latest operated program. It may change without prior notice due to different reasons.
Arriving at a Hotel in Tehran
ARRIVAL IN TEHRAN
Our trip begins from Tehran. After taking a rest at the hotel we visit Sa’ad Abad palace complex late in the morning. Then head to Tehran’s mountainous area, Darband to have a light trekking in the fresh air.
Heading Towards Isfahan
TEHRAN TO ISFAHAN
We leave hotel early in the morning for Kashan (250 km). Arriving in Kashan, we visit some highlights such as Fin Persian garden and some of city’s historical mansions. After lunch time, we get back on the track to Isfahan, one of the most beautiful cities of Iran (220 km from Kashan).
Excursion in Isfahan
Having two unforgettable days in Isfahan, as the first world heritage site, we visit Naqsh-e Jahan square with four highlighted sites located around it: Imam mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Ali Qapu and Traditional Bazaar. After enjoying our lunchtime at one of the world’s largest squares, we head to Hasht Behesht and Chehel Sotoun palace.
Excursion in Isfahan
On our second day in Isfahan, we visit Vank church, Menar Jonban and two of the most fa- mous historical bridges, Siose Pol and Khaju. Then it’s time to visit Jame’ mosque of Isfahan, a stunning illustration of the evolution of mosque architecture over twelve centuries in Iran.
Heading Towards Shiraz
ISFAHAN TO SHIRAZ
Today we continue our way to one of the most charming cities of Iran, Shiraz (480 km). The second world heritage site is right on our way, Pasargadae, the remnants of first Persian Garden and tomb of the most popular King of ancient Iran, Cyrus the Great. After lunch, we continue to the hotel, getting ready for tomorrow to start two amazing days in Shiraz.
Excursion in Shiraz
Our first day in Shiraz is allocated to the third world heritage site, Persepolis (60 km from Shiraz). A glorious remnant of the ancient civilization of Persia with the total area of 125,000 square meters. After having lunch and visiting Naqsh-e Rustam relief, we return to the hotel while entering the city through Quran Gate.
Excursion in Shiraz
On our second day, we visit Karimkhan citadel and Vakil historical complex (bath, bazaar, and mosque). Enjoying our lunchtime at the heart of the city, we then go to Narenjestan-e Qavam garden and Nasir Al-Molk mosque. The mystic atmosphere of the tomb of Hafez at night would become one of the everlasting scenes from Iran in our minds.
Heading Towards Ahvaz
SHIRAZ TO AHVAZ
Today we leave Shiraz for Ahvaz (540 km). We arrive in our hotel early in the afternoon, while having enough time to either have some rest or take a short walk around the city.
Excursion in Ahvaz
On our only day in Khuzestan province, we visit three of UNESCO World Heritage sites. First of all, we head to Shoush city (120 km) and visit Haft-Tappeh museum, then go to Choqazanbil world heritage site and finally to Shoushtar (95 km to Ahvaz), visiting its astonishing historical hydraulic system.
Heading Towards Kermanshah
AHVAZ TO KERMANSHAH
Today we leave Ahvaz in the morning for Kermanshah (470 km) with a short stop in Dezful to have lunch and visit its highlights such as Dez river and the Sassanid bridge over it, aging back to two thousand years.
Excursion in Kermanshah
In order to visit another world heritage site, we go to Behistun complex (45 km) and visit its magnificent mythical reliefs. Then we return to Kermanshah to visit Taq Bostan area with its world-famous relief, as well as Tekyeh Mo’avenol Molk.
Heading Towards Hamedan
KERMANSHAH TO HAMADAN
Our trip continues to Hamadan. Visiting Anahita temple on the way, we arrive in the city at noon (185 km) having enough time to visit tomb of Baba Tahir, Ganjnameh inscrip- tions, Hegmatana (Ecbatana) archeological site and having lunch.
Excursion in Hamedan
Today we visit Alavian dome from Seljuk period and tomb of Avicenna, regarded as one of the most significant thinkers, writers and scholars of the Islamic Golden Age. In the afternoon we visit the tomb of Esther and Mordechai which is believed to be the most important pilgrimage site for Jews in Iran.
Heading Towards Zanjan
HAMADAN TO ZANJAN
Today we leave for Zanjan (300 km) through a beautiful road and on our way we visit the world’s largest brick dome of its time, Soltaniyeh dome and then continue to Zanjan after having lunch. We arrive at the hotel by evening.
Excursion in Zanjan
Today we continue our journey by visiting a spiritually and archeologically symbolic site of Iran. As a perfect combination of nature and architecture, Takht-e Soleyman has been home to many Zoroastrian temples through different dynasties.
Heading Towards Tabriz
ZANJAN TO TABRIZ
Leaving hotel in the morning, we head to Tabriz (470 km). After some rest at the hotel, we leave to Kandovan (55 km from Tabriz), a still-inhabited cliff village with manmade dwellings, excavated inside volcanic rocks.
Excursion in Tabriz
On the last days of our trip, we visit some city highlights as well as two UNESCO World Heritage sites. First, we go to Tabriz historic bazaar complex, which is one of the most complete examples of the traditional commercial and cultural system of Iran. Then we visit
Excursion in Tabriz
After having breakfast at the hotel we head to the north-west corner of the country, Jolfa (140 km from Tabriz) to visit Armenian monastic ensemble of Iran, consisting of three edifices the oldest of which dates back to 7th century: St. Thaddeus, St. Stepanos and the chapel of Dzordzor. Then we return to hotel around evening, packing to leave Tabriz tomorrow.
Heading Towards Tehran
TABRIZ TO TEHRAN
Our flight to Tehran departs in the morning (1 h 10 min), so after arrival at
Excursion in Tehran
It’s the last day of our trip. To discover the most about the history of Iran’s capital, today we visit some highlights such as Golestan palace complex, Iran National Museum, and Treasury of National Jewels.
Departing from Iran
And finally, it’s time to bid farewell to Iran as we get transferred to the airport early in the morning for our return flight home.