Dates of our upcoming tours are as follows:
7-14 October 2018
21-28 April 2019
7-14 July 2019
13-20 October 2019
To obtain a visa for Iran you first need approval from the Ministry in Tehran. We provide this service to anyone booking one of our tour packages.
Arrive in Tehran airport and be met in arrivals by our representative who will transfer you to your Tehran hotel.
Spend the morning at your own leisure. In the afternoon we will visit the archaeological collections at the National museum.
In the evening you will fly to Shiraz and have the opportunity to visit the Shah Cheragh mausoleum. Overnight in Shiraz.
In the morning 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 cover 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 and stay overnight
After breakfast we head out for a city tour of Shiraz, starting off at the Karmikhani complex which was the presidential palace of the Zand dynasty.
Karim Khan Zand, the founder of the Zand dynasty chose Shiraz as his capital and declared himself as 'Vakil', the lawyer of the nation, rather than king.
We then continue to the Vakil complex which consists of Vakil mosque, Bazaar and public bath which remains from, his reign. We then head onto the brightly coloured Nasirolmolk Mosque.
The afternoon can be spent at leisure before transferring to the airport in the evening for a flight to Esfahan. On arrival you are transferred to a hotel in the centre of Esfahan.
After breakfast we begin our full day tour of Esfahan at the UNESCO listed world heritage site of Naghsh-e-Jahan Square. The site was once a royal polo court and has was the official centre of the city during the 17th Century when ISfahan was the Safavid Capital.
We then visit the famous Imam 'Royal' Mosque which is located at the southern side of the square and admire the incredible architecture and tile-work.
Afterwards we move on to Aliqapu Palace, situated on the western side of the square. This was the location from which the Safavid kings used to view the polo games and ceremonies. Sheikh Lotfollah 'Ladies' Mosque is located on the opposite side of the square and we head over here next.
We will stroll through the traditional Qeysarieh bazaar which surrounds the square, before heading for lunch.
After Lunch we continue our tour and visit the Friday Mosque followed by Chehelsotun 'forty columns' palace. Afterwards we head to the soul of the city down by the banks of the Zayanderud river. There are several historical bridges over this river, erected during the Safavid era; Siosepol '33-arch' and Khaju bridges the most famous ones.
We go for tea at the tea house below the bridge, before walking along the river bank or on a paddle boat from one side to the other. We then return to the hotel in the evening.
Free day at leisure around Esfahan where you can explore the cities many more sites and spend some time around the bazaar.
In the evening you are transferred to the airport ready for a flight back to Tehran
Today we have a full-day tour of the capital, Tehran. We begin with a walking tour through old Tehran, visiting the old Gate of Tehran, Golestan Palaces, Imam (former Royal) Mosque and the Grand Bazaar.
After Lunch we will visit the unique jewellery collection at the National Treasury before heading to see many varieties of Persian Carpets through the ages at the Carpet Museum.
Afterwards we visit Saadabad Palace then onwards to Darband, an oasis of rest in Tehran, to drink tea and have a deep breath of fresh country air before heading back to the hotel. Evening at leisure.
Free day at leisure around Tehran.
Picked up for your airport transfer 3 hours before your flights departure.
Please note we can include many add ons on request or can tailor a completely different itinerary to your own choosing.