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IRAN


Experience a taste of one of the Middle East's most beautiful countries; Iran. Filled with colourful architecture, history, culture and warm, friendly locals who will leave a strong impression on you long after you've left the country. 

On this tour we will explore the capital city of Tehran, walk around the beautiful Imam Square, which is a UNESCO site, visit the ancient city of Yazd which is over 5,000 years old and is architecturally unique, wander around the city of Persepolis, another UNESCO world heritage site and was also once the capital of the Persian Empire.



Please note that some sections of these tours travel to areas where the British FCO advises against all travel to.

We research the security of our destinations highly and safety is a priority for us, however, we advise ytou to do your own research too to ensure you are comfortable with your trip.

Please note these travel warnings may also affect travel insurance for these regions, please contact us for advice on this.


We run 2 trips to Iran per year, starting in Tehran and finishing in Shiraz.

We recommend early booking, especially for UK, US and Canadian citizens who are subject to a very lengthy visa process. First through the MFA in Tehran and then through your own application to your nearest Iranian Embassy once we have your authorisation.

For most other nationalities, visas are available on arrival but we will arrange authorisation for you in advance.

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2020 TOURS

Our current 2020 group tours can be seen below. They are all guaranteed departures.


TOUR DATESTOUR NAMETotal NightsPRICE
Irantour-open2020-04-042020-04-11Iran Highlights tour7849250static2April
Irantour-open2020-10-102020-10-17Iran Highlights tour7849250static6October

2021 TOURS

Our current 2021 group tours can be seen below. They are all guaranteed departures.


TOUR DATESTOUR NAMETotal NightsPRICE
Irantour-open2021-04-032021-04-10Iran Highlights tour7849250static10April
Irantour-open2021-10-092021-10-16Iran Highlights tour7849250static10October

TOUR ITINERARY


Day 1 - Arrival and Tour of Tehran


Day 1: Arrive in Tehran airport around midnight 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.


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Day 2 - Tour of Kashan


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.


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Day 3 - Tour of Esfahan


Today we take a full day tour of Esfahan, visiting the UNESCO site of Imam Square, Ali Qapu palace and Imam Mosque.


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Day 4 - Half day Tour & Yazd


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.


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Day 5 - Tour of Yazd


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.


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Day 6 - Depart for Shiraz


A further tour of Yazd in the morning before departing for Shiraz in the afternoon.


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Day 7 - Persepolis


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.


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Day 8 - Tour Ends



Please note that there are currently visa restrictions in place for UK , US and Canadian citizens. We require 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.

Also, due to sanctions we are not able to take payments for Iran through our accounts.

DETAILS

Includes:


- Visa authorisation code and support
- Airport transfers*
- 3 star & traditional twin or double hotel accommodation
- All transport
-Experiences local English speaking tour guide
- All breakfasts
- All entry fees
- Accompanied by Western tour leader


Excludes:


- 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 (Turkish and Pegasus both usually have flights arriving around this time). For those who would like to arrive at another time, there will be a transfer surcharge.