Details of our highlights tour can be found below. Arriving in Tehran, we will visit Kashan, Shiraz, Esfahan, Yazd and Persepolis.
Upcoming dates are as follows:
7-14 October 2018
21-28 April 2019
7-14 July 2019
13-20 October 2019
Day 1: Arrive in Tehran airport and be met in arrivals by your
guide before transferring to your hotel in Tehran.
A few hours rest before a tour of Tehran. In the late afternoon we depart for Kashan where we will stay overnight.
Day 2: After breakfast we will take a tour of Kashan, visiting the Fin Garden, Abbasian House, Bazaar and Soltan Hammam. After the tour we drive on to Esfahan where we will stay for the next two nights.
Day 3: Today we take a full day tour of Esfahan, visiting the UNESCO site of Imam Square, Ali Qapu palace and Imam Mosque.
Day 4: A half day tour of Esfahan today where we visit Chehel Sotun palace, the ancient bazaar, Sio Se Pol bridge, Khaju bridge and Jame mosque. In the afternoon we head to Yazd.
Day 5: After breakfast we start our tour of Yazd. The city is over 5000 years old and is the centre of Zoroastrian culture and also one of Iran's most architecturally unique cities. We will visit Amir Chakhmaq complex, water museum, Jame mosque, Old district, Dolat Abad garden and Zoroastrian fire temple.
Day 6: A further tour of Yazd in the morning before departing for Shiraz in the afternoon.
Day 7: After breakfast we visit the ancient city of Persepolis;
a UNESCO world heritage site. Persepolis was the capital of the Persian Empire during the Achemaenian era. The vast site covers over 125,000 square metres and is composed of reception halls, private palaces, royal treasury and fortifications.
We then continue onto Naghsh-e-Rostam, the Achaemenian Royal Necropolis where we can see the remains of Achaemenian palaces and edifices.
Return to Shiraz in the afternoon for a tour of the city.
Day 8: Complete our tour of Shiraz, visiting Pink Mosque, Holy Shrine of Shah Cheragh, Karim Khan Citadel, Eram Garden and Narenjestan
House. Here the tour ends. Either depart home from Shiraz or we can help to arrange
you a domestic flight back to Tehran (approx £50).
This tour includes:
- visa authorisation code and support
- airport transfers*
- 3 star & traditional twin or double hotel accommodation
- all transport
- experienced local English speaking tour guide
- all breakfasts
- all entry fees
- accompanied by Western tour leader
- International flights
- Visa fee at Embassy (prices depend on nationality)
- tips for guide
- Meals (about £20 per day)
- Domestic flights if flying back to Tehran (approx £65 - we will help you to reserve this and you will pay for it on arrival)
- Optional single supplement of £190
* arrival transfer is provided for those arriving on flights around 1:00am. For those who would like to arrive at another time, there will be a transfer surcharge.
Please note that there are currently visa restrictions in place for UK , US and Canadian citizens. Werequire you to submit your documents to us 4 months in advance to ensure time to obtain your visa authorisations.
There are also travel restrictions in place for UK , US and Canadian citizens, being required to be accompanied by a guide at all times, which means there is no flexibility on the itinerary.