This 9 day tour through the heartland of Iran starts in Tehran and continues to explore Isfahan, Yazd, Shiraz and the important sites in between. A comprehensive cultural tour of some of Iran’s most important sites.
Arrive – Afternoon Tehran City Tour
Arrive Tehran. In the afternoon enjoy a tour of Iran’s bustling capital including Golestan Palace and the jewellery museum.
Tehran – Kashan – Abyaneh – Isfahan
Travel south from Tehran to first visit the beautiful Persian garden at Kashan. Then travel up into the Zagros mountains to wander through the narrow alleys of the Abyaneh – one of the oldest villages in Iran. Later arrive in Isfahan.
Isfahan City Tour
One of cultural jewels of Iran, today enjoy a full day tour of Isfahan starting in Imam Square – a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the largest squares in the world. There will also be time to explore the bustling bazaar – an excellent place to pick up souvenirs including the famous Persian carpets. In the evening view the spectacularly lit up Safavid bridges across Zayande river.
Isfahan City Tour (2)
‘Isfahan is half the world’ – so goes the proverb and it certainly warrants a second full day of exploring including the ‘Pavilion of 40 Columns’ and stunning Masjid-i Jami.
Isfahan – Na’in – Yazd
Today leave Isfahan to travel to the desert city of Yazd. En route there will be time to stop at the mosque at Na’in – its origins date to the 10th century and it is one of the oldest in Iran.
Yazd City Tour
Today enjoy a full day’s tour of the desert city of Yazd – once an important stopping point on the trade routes from India and Central Asia – and famous for badgirs or wind towers. The old town is remarkably well preserved and the visitor is able to get a real sense of historic Yazd.
Yazd – Pasargadae – Shiraz
Travel from Yazd to Shiraz with a stop at Pasargadae – thought to be the ceremonial centre for Cyrus The Great.
Shiraz City Tour – Persepolis – Naqsh-I Rostam
Enjoy a half day tour of Shiraz, the ‘city of roses’. Later travel outside the city to visit the impressive sites of Persepolis, the capital of Darius the Great which was sacked by Alexander The Great and the rock reliefs of Naqsh-i Rostam.
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.
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Prices and Availability
Available to run every day of the week
Price per person £2080 based on two sharing
•Private English Guide/Driver
•All entrance fees
•Medium locally graded accommodation
•9 nights accommodation Bed and Breakfast Basis
•Personal expenses (drinks, tips etc)
- Marvel at the stunning architecture of Isfahan
- Explore the maze of streets in the desert city of Yazd
- Discover the magnificent ceremonial capital of Darius The Great at Persepolis
- Wonder at the rock cut tombs at Naqsh-i Rostam
- Tour Shiraz, the ‘City of Roses’
- Relax inf beauty of the Persian gardens in Kashan
- Enjoy the spectacle of a ‘Zoorkhaneh’ performance