Follow in pilgrims' footsteps and explore the history of old Persia and the spirit of the new Iran. Discover magnificent mosques, small mountain villages and colourful gardens, and gain deeper insight into this ancient land. Wander the streets of ancient capitals and desert cities, and witness spectacular Zoroastrian temples. Your expert CEO will take the hassle out of planning and organizing, leaving you free to uncover the gems of Iran at the best cultural monuments and in the stalls of exotic bazaars.
Duration: 14 Days
Activities: Local Culture & Cuisine, History
Guide (Language): english
Start City: Tehran, Iran
Guaranteed Departure: No
Physical Demand: 2 - Light
Trip Rating: 80.0%
Trip ID: 126881
End City: Tehran, Iran
|Duration: 14 Days||Guaranteed Departure: Yes|
|For lovers of: Local Culture & Cuisine, History||Physical rating: 2 - Light|
|Accommodation standard: Budget%||Traveller Tour Rating: 80.0%|
|Your Guide: English speaking||Tour code: 126881|
|Starts: Tehran, Iran||Finishes: Tehran, Iran|
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.
Flights often arrive very late at night or early in the morning in Tehran. Keep in mind the evening welcome meeting when booking your travel.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Explore Tehran with a local guide, visiting the Sa'd Abad Palace and National Jewel Museum before boarding an evening train to Yazd.
Tehran City Tour
Sa'd Abad Palace Visit
National Jewels Museum
Local train (5.50-6.00 hours)
The desert city of Yazd is known as the centre of the Zoroastrian religion. Learn more about the fascinating customs of one of the world's oldest monotheistic religions and take in the unique architecture of this city.
With some free time, opt to rent a bike, relax in a teahouse, or wander the bazaars.
Yazd City Tour
Travel to one of Iran's oldest cities. Kerman was founded in the early third century and the city has historically played an important role on the Trans-Asian trade routes.
Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours)
Spend the day visiting highlights of the area. Visit the Shah Nematollah Vali Shrine and Shahzadeh Garden. Later, visit the Bathhouse Museum and the Rayen Citadel.
Shah Nematollah Vali Shrine Visit
Shazdeh Garden Visit
Rayen Citadel Visit
Ganjali Bathhouse Museum Visit
There is free time to explore the city's beautiful Regents mosque, Nasiralmolk mosque, Khan madrasa, Bagh-e Eram gardens, and perhaps even listen to some poetry being recited at the Hafez tomb.
This vibrant student city is buzzing with life and is a great place to interact with some Iran's youth.
Private Vehicle (6.50-7.00 hours)
Travel to Persepolis to explore this fascinating sight. On the way back to Shiraz, visit the rock cut tombs at Naqsh-e-Rostam, the burial place of Darius the Great and his successors.
With free time, enjoy the vibe of Shiraz.
Visit Persepolis and Nasqt-e Rostam before returning to Shiraz.
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
Embark on an included visit to Pasargadae and explore the capital and burial site of Cyrus the Great.
Stop en route to explore Pasargadae.
Private Vehicle (485km)
Wander the tree-lined boulevards of Isfahan, the jewel of ancient Persia. On a city tour, visit Imam Square and mosque, Sheikh Lotfallah Mosque, and the Ali Qapu Palace. Wander the bazaar and learn the history of Isfahan's bridges.
Stop in a miniatures shop and learn about this intricate art form before sampling some delicious gaz, a candy famous in Isfahan.
Isfahan City Tour
Spend a full day exploring this gorgeous city.
This beautiful mountain village has preserved its traditions, language and dress. Wander the quiet lanes, sample dried fruit, and relax in the hotel overlooking the green fields below.
Abyaneh Guided Walk
Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 175km)
In Kashan, opt to visit Fin Garden, Khan-e Borujerdi house, and Agha Bozorg Mosque.
In Qom, visit the Qom Shrines en route to Tehran.
Qom Shrines Visit
Tomb of Imam Khomeini Visit
Stop at highlights en route to Tehran.
Private Vehicle (320km)
Ramble through the enormous bazaar and visit the Imam Khomeini Mosque. View the many political murals that surround the former US Embassy then relax like the locals do by drinking chai and chewing on dates in a traditional chaikhuneh (teahouse).
Try some more of the fine Iranian cuisine like dizi (stew you crumble bits of bread into and mash up with a mortar and pestle right at the table!) while enjoying traditional music at a local restaurant.
Golestan Palace Visit
Carpet Museum Visit
Tehran City Tour
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Couldn't really believe we were in Iran having talked about going for so long! The places and people we were able to meet confirmed for us the generous and hospitable nature of the culture which we had already discerned from Iranian friends in England.Overall Rating
It was a great trip. Nice hotels, saw a lot of the country and heard a lot of history from Fatema. Very organized.Overall Rating
This was the best tour and possibly the best trip I have ever been on!Overall Rating
Our tour leaders were very knowledgeable and helpful. We managed to see so much of the country - and what a beautiful country! A great experience overall :)Overall Rating
This was a great trip. The local guide Peyman was excellent and the G Adventures guide Rachel was fantastic.Overall Rating
We really enjoyed our trip with G Adventures. Returning to Iran after 30 years was all that we hoped it would be. The tour leaders were wonderful and the itinerary varied and exciting. The best part was reconnecting with the Iranian people. They were welcoming and eager to meet Americans. I would recommend this trip to our friends.Overall Rating
excellent--far exceeded my expectations. The quality of the accommodations was a huge surprise..i was expecting to be sleeping in several "hole in the wall" hotels. The best hotel selection ever on this type of trip.Overall Rating
A very pleasant and enjoyable journey. Good experience in this Islamic country.Overall Rating
This really was a fantastic trip- it was my first time on a group tour and I was apprehensive about the whole thing, but our local guide Peyman was first class and the country itself is amazing.Overall Rating
Trip Name: Iran - Discover Persia
Duration: 14 Days
From Price: 2559
Trip Code: 126881
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