9 day iran budget tour

A Luggage of Memories Tour

9 Day Iran Budget Tour

From € 790 

The Magic Carpet

When they told me I have to pay an extra $200 for excess baggage, I felt like my heart stopped for a minute. I did not have that much money left, so I told him I’d get rid of some stuff.

I was going back home from a week and a half vacation in Iran. This country had this variety of handicrafts that were so special. So, I could not close my eyes and not buy them because I loved them. Now looking at each one of them, memories of when I purchased them kept me from getting rid of any.

Have you ever brought something back from your vacation to remind yourself of the magic you experienced on your journey? Would you give it away if they asked you?

Maybe, you’d empathize with me after reading the itinerary of this tour package I took. You’d probably understand why you would buy many of those things that you would never want to give away if you travel to Iran via Iran tour operator.

Bazaar Tehran wall art people

Starts in:

  Tehran

Ends in:

  Tehran

Destinations:

  Tehran, Yazd, Shiraz, Isfahan

Duration:

  9 Days

Age Range:

  7 - 80

Physical Rating:

1/5

Group Size:

  2 - 10

Accommodation:

  8 nights at hostels

Itinerary

Story of the Day

I did not buy a thing on my first day in Iran, making me think this will be the same as all my previous trips. Modern architecture. Crowded city life. All the usual things I’d expected from Tehran.

Experiences

  • Airport pick up
  • Tabiat Bridge
    Tehran’s Largest Pedestrian Overpass
  • Bame Tehran
    (Depending on arrival time)
  • Saadabad Palace
    (Depending on arrival time)
  • Overnight stay at a hostel in Tehran

 

Story of the Day

They said Tehran I could get a glimpse into all the different regions of Iran by visiting Tehran. Seeing the many various traditional historical pieces of jewelry in the museums and the tasty local edibles in the Bazaar made me excited for the rest to come.

Experiences

  • Golestan Palace
    A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Tehran Bazaar
    City life & crowded streets, shopping, modernity intertwined with the history
  • National Museum of Iran
    Historical ancient monuments, oldest artifacts date back to Lower Paleolithic period
  • Treasury of National Jewels
  • Overnight stay at a hostel in Tehran

 

Story of the Day

The many little local shops in the historical clay alleys of Fahadan overwhelmed me on this day of my trip to Iran. I bought a colorful silk Termeh for my mom. Also, I got a beautiful set of unique glassware set that was just right for my sister’s house. And the delicious baklava to remember the taste of Yazd were a few things I just had to buy.

Experiences

  • Train to Historic City of Yazd, A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Jameh Mosque of Yazd
    One of the tallest minarets among Persian mosques
  • Fahadan
    neighborhood

    Walking tour of the old city of Yazd, A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Zarch Qanat
    The Persian Qanat, A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Overnight stay at a hostel in Yazd

 

Story of the Day


The Zoroastrian temple and the garden in the middle of the desert brought me some peace of mind. I was back on the track of enjoying the beautiful things without buying anything. I was lost in the beauty of peaceful things.

Experiences

  • Tower of Silence
    Zoroastrian ritual exposure of the dead bodies to carrion birds
  • Fire Temple & Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture
    The only one of the highest-grade fires in ancient Iran where Zoroastrians have practiced their religion since 400 BC
  • Amir Chakhmaq
    Symmetrical sunken arched alcoves
  • Dowlat Abad Garden
    The Persian Garden, A UNESCO World Heritage
  • House Dinner
    An Iranian family invites us to their home for a homemade dinner
  • Overnight stay at a hostel in Yazd

 

Story of the Day


Vakil Bazaar. Full of authentic Persian local stores owned by the hospitable people of Shiraz. I saw this Gelim with its unique Persian tale design that I wanted to take as a memory for myself to stare at in my home every day of my life. Also, the owner gave me a little bag made of carpet as a gift to remember him and not just his city and his shop.

Experiences

  • Arg of Karim Khan
    Citadel in downtown
  • Vakil complex
    Including Bazaar, Bath house, Mosque
  • Tomb of Hafez
  • Overnight stay at a hostel in Shiraz

 

 

Story of the Day


The magnificence of the historical Perspolis and the Achaemenids empire mesmerized me as it felt like I was standing right next to the gods of ancient times. I bought this gate of nations replica to complete my collection of ancient civilization symbols. In the end, I did not want to forget anything at all.

Experiences

  • Pink Mosque
    The Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, Orsi stained glasses create a colorful spiritual feeling of awe
  • Persepolis
    A grand ceremonial complex, The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BC, A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Necropolis
    A group of ancient Iranian rock reliefs cut into the cliff, from both the Achaemenid and Sassanid periods, Also known as Naqsh-e Rostam
  • Eram Garden
    Persian Garden, A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Overnight stay at a hostel in Shiraz

 

Story of the Day


I was starting to get worried about extra baggage when I got to Isfahan Grand Bazaar. Undoubtfully, it had one of the most historical buildings holding many hidden gems inside its walls. This woman in a local shop told me all about the copper miniatures they made since ancient times. It was so unique I could not resist buying one.

Experiences

  • Jameh Mosque of Isfahan
    A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Grand Bazaar of Isfahan
    City life & crowded streets, shopping, modernity intertwined with the history
  • Khaju Bridge and Si-o-se-pol Traditional Bridge
    A walking tour of Zayanderud river and bridges, Gathering of songs and music
  • Overnight stay at a hostel in Isfahan

 

Story of the Day


Naqshe Jahan square. Even though I spent the majority of my time in the historical buildings around the square, ignoring the little shops. There was so much to see that the night came along, and the stores were all closed by that time. I went to pack all my stuff realizing how many things I had bought.

Experiences

  • Vank Cathedral
    Jolfa Square is the heart of the Armenian community in Isfahan
  • Naqsh-e Jahan Square
    A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
    An architectural masterpiece of Iranian architecture. First built of the four monuments of Naqsh-e Jahan square during the Safavid Empire
  • Shah Mosque
    A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Ali Qapu Palace
    The official residence of Persian Emperors of the Safavid dynasty. Historically valuable paintings and mosaic work, acoustic rooms
  • Chehel Sotoun Palace
    Persian Garden, A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Overnight stay at a hostel in Isfahan

 

Story of the Day


I was standing at the airport, wondering what from these memories could be left behind. One more time, the hospitality of Persian people surprised me as someone walked by and asked why I looked sad with my open luggage. I told him why and he offered to take my additional luggage as he did not have a suitcase himself. It was time for goodbyes!

Experiences

  • Free Time
  • Drive to Tehran
  • Airport drop off

 

Your Flexibility Options

Our Moments

We’ve defined 6 different moments for our Iran tours. All of our Iran tour packages include every one of them. Each site or experience has different aspects. However, each moment makes one of those aspects bolder during your experience. These moments are a way for you to express your preferences and have flexibility. In IranAmaze we’ve designed the most efficient tours based on our previous experiences with other travelers. As you fill the booking form, you tell us what your preferences are and which moments connect to you more deeply. This way, you get to decide to enhance or reduce each moment during your Iran tour. We’ll make any changes necessary to your itinerary to align with your needs.

Our Guides

We have brought together a wide and diverse range of guides on our Iran tours. A huge part of your journey is to connect to your guide and have joyful conversations together. Since we want to organize Iran tours that are experience oriented, we’ve made it possible for you to have a say in choosing your guide. Usually, we would arrange a guide for you based on the knowledge we have from our guides and also you. However, you could also tell us in the booking form your preferences about your guide characteristics or specific knowledge and we’ll make sure to match a guide for you based on your requests.

This Tour's Features

Essential of Iran

This package is the most efficient one for your amount of time. You’ll see all the essentials of Iran while traveling with peace of mind. You’ll also have enough free time to dive deeper into the local culture and Iranian people’s lives. We have put the most important cities of Iran that could have fit into your time limit. All UNESCO heritage sites are fit into your package, as well.  

European Deal

All bookings and contracts are settled through SAE Event GmbH, a registered travel agency in Austria. As a result, all transactions and processes are done based on the European legal system. So you would have the advantage of working with a local tour operator under EU-law. Visiting Iran with locals was never that hassle-free.

Iranian Cuisines

We care about food. The meals are not full board so that you can choose them based on your personal preferences. Persian cuisine is popular for its diversity and deliciousness. We’ll introduce a wide range of restaurants to you so you could try what best suits your taste. In the end, we’ll expose you to a ray of delicious local Persian dishes during your trip.

Our Service

Transportation

Airport pick-up, drop-off
Train between Tehran & Yazd
All land transportation by Air-co vehicles

Accommodations

8 Nights at hostels

Meals

8 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Daily snack & bottled mineral water

Staff & Experts

Local English-speaking Cultural Guide
Chief Experience Officer throughout your trip
24/7 Support

Additional Services

Local Debit Card
Iranian Sim Card
Wi-Fi Modem
Official Iran Visa reference number

Exclusions

International airfares, taxes, surcharges
Tips
Meals not mentioned in the inclusions.
Travel Insurance
Entrance fees to the mentioned monuments
Other expenses such as laundry, mini bar used in the room, etc.

Plan this Trip

Pricing for Private Tours

Months Price / person
March, April, May
€ 890
June, July, August
€ 790
September, October
€ 850
January, February, November, December
€ 790
  • 50% Surcharge would apply for solo travelers.
  • Volume discounts would apply for groups.

Pre-Booking Form

Booking Terms & Conditions

Payment method

After finalizing the price of the tour you have selected, you should pay a deposit equal to 25% of your tour cost. Then, we will issue a booking confirmation. You should pay the rest (75%) in cash at the beginning of your tour in our office in Iran.

Cancellation policy

In case you cancel your tour booking, cancellation fees will apply:

• Up 90 days before arrival: We’ll fully refund the paid deposit.

• 90-60 days before arrival: We’ll refund 50% of the paid deposit.

• 60-30 days before arrival: We’ll refund 25% of the paid deposit.

• From 30 days before arrival to actual arrival: We will hold the deposit (25% of the package price) as a cancellation fee.

How Is This Trip Responsible?

  • Before the tour starts, the necessary information (e.g., Etiquette) is given to our travelers
  • Local guides and drivers collaborate with us
  • We eat at least 3 meals in local restaurants
  • 8 nights we sleep at guest houses
  • We help you to have a better and easier interaction with locals
  • It is not just sightseeing; we provide true to life experiences
  • We go to local-traditional markets
  • We visit the products of NGOs in Isfahan to support them
  • Cars we use are fuel-efficient
  • We try our best to use less plastic and make less waste in our trip

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