Classic Iran Experience

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5 Days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

8 people



About this tour

In this quick 5-day trip you get impressed by the ancient ruins of Persepolis, the ceremonial and spiritual capital of the vast Persian Achaemenid Empire, to the most famous relics of 18th and 19th century Shiraz; from the city’s renowned gardens to the evocative tombs of the highest figures in classical Persian literature; from the 6th century BCE world heritage site of Cyrus the Great’s capital of Pasargadae on to the historical city of Isfahan, the monumental capital of 17th century Safavid Persia and home to Iran’s finest works of Islamic art and architecture, best manifested in Naqsh-e Jahan Square.


  • Visiting the tombs of Sa’di and Hafez, two greatest Persian Poets
  • Getting bewitched by the colorful Nasir Mosque known as the Pink Mosque
  • Feeling the glory of Achaemenid Empire in UNESCO Heritage Sites of Persepolis and Pasargadae
  • Experiencing the best example Islamic architecture in Isfahan
  • Visiting UNESCO Heritage site of Golestan Palace in Tehran


  • Visa Application Process
  • Full Board (10 Meals)
  • All transportation including transfer from/to hotel, Best quality land vehicle
  • Professional escorted Tour Guide of your choice language and trained driver
  • All entrance fees, sightseeing, permits, excursions and activities as per the itinerary
  • Mid-day refreshment including drinking water throughout
  • Accommodation in 4* Hotel in Double Occupancy Room
  • International flight
  • Visa fee payable when collecting your visa from an Iranian embassy or consulate or upon arrival
  • Tip for guide and/or driver
  • Entrance fees for sights not included in the itinerary


Day 1 - Full Day City Tour of Shiraz

Today, we have a full day city tour of Shiraz. We begin our tour with Nasir al-Mulk Mosque where we have one of the most photogenic mosques in the world to frame! Then, we visit the heritage from 18th century when Karim Khan Zand chose Shiraz as his capital: Arg-e Karim Khan Zand, a castle and the Zand dynasty seat of government; Vakil Complex including a colorful and somehow romantic mosque, a hamamm now functions as a ethnographic museum, and the lively busy Vakil Bazaar; to have some relaxing moments we go to Eram Garden, registered as world heritage site under the title of Persian Garden. We will also visit the tomb of Hafez, a great Persian poet.

Day 2 - Drive to Isfahan & Visit Historical Sites

Today we will start driving to Isfahan and en route we’ll learn about Achaemenid Empire (550-330 BCE) at Persepolis, a world heritage site, where we can hear rich stories about the rise, flourish and demise of the first significant world empire. The huge columns, well-preserved bas-reliefs, huge griffins and gigantic tombs carved into cliffs are among the attractions of the Persepolis. After that, we will visit a necropolis close to Persepolis, known as Naqsh-e Rostam. This necropolis houses tombs of four Achaemenid Emperors carved into the cliff. Then we will continue driving to Isfahan, transfer to hotel, and rest.

Day 3 - Full Day City Tour of Isfahan

In Isfahan, the greatest Safavid era matrimony, Naqsh-e Jahan Square, awaits us to be visited. Naqsh-e Jahan Square is one of the largest and most attractive squares in the world. The two most awe-inspiring mosques in the Islamic world, Abbasi Mosque and Sheikh Lotfolla Mosque, along with Ali Qapu Palace Pavilion on three sides have given the square its allure. These attractions are connected via a row of two-story traditional shops where we can acquire the best handicrafts in Iran. Chehel Sotoun Palace, located inside a beautiful garden is the next stop. Then for the evening, we enjoy the 17th century bridges of Si-o Se Pol and Khaju.

Day 4 - Drive to Tehran, En route Visit Kashan & Qom

In the early morning, we leave Isfahan for Tehran. En route we go to Kashan, an old green town on the edge of desert. Here, we visit the traditional house of Tabatabai belonging to a noble family; and Fin Garden, a beautiful and historic Persian Garden, listed as a world heritage site. Then we continue to Qom. In the second Stop we Visit “Fatemeh Masoumeh” Mausoleum. After drinking tea and taking some photo we drive to Tehran, transfer to the hotel, and rest.

Day 5 - Short Tehran Tour and Fly back Home

Today we have a short visit to Golestan Palace, the most important monument of the city and one of the first buildings constructed in Tehran in 18th century. This palace is Tehran’s only sight registered in in UNESCO World Heritage List. Then you’ll be transferred to Tehran’s airport to catch your flight back home!


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