14 Day Iran Cultural Tour

14 Day Iran Cultural Tour

Mysterious Persian Odyssey

From € 1695

Style:

Cultural (Essentials of Iran)

Starts in:

Tehran

Ends in:

Tehran

Destinations:

Tehran, Kashan , Abyaneh, Isfahan, Yazd, Shiraz, Kerman

Duration:

14 Days

Physical Rating:

1/5

Group Size:

2 - 10

Accommodation:

9 nights at 4-star hotels, 3 nights at traditional guesthouses, 1 night at an eco lodge

Tour Description

The 14-day tour unfolds the mysteries of Iran. In this two-week journey, you step into a different world of Iran’s must-sees. It includes modern Tehran, peaceful Kashan, glamorous Isfahan, noble Yazd, and elegant Shiraz, besides the indigenous atmosphere of Kerman deserts. From Tehran to Kerman, you’ll face different authentic cultures, try various Persian foods, and have exciting interactions with locals of different backgrounds. It is a concise lifetime adventure in 14 days.

The 14-day tour unfolds the mysteries of Iran. In this two-week journey, you step into a different world of Iran’s must-sees. It includes modern Tehran, peaceful Kashan, glamorous Isfahan, noble Yazd, and elegant Shiraz, besides the indigenous atmosphere of Kerman deserts.
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Itinerary

Experiences

  • Airport pick up
  • Tabiat Bridge
    Tehran’s largest pedestrian overpass with modern architecture
  • Bame Tehran
    A recreational place and a full view of the city at Tehran heights
  • Sa’adAbad Palace

    History Moment

    A complex of palaces at Tehran's foothills that used to be the summer residence of two Iranian dynasties

  • Welcoming Dinner
    Have you ever tasted Persian dishes?

Story of the day

Today is the day of the stylish northern part of Tehran. You’ll feel the vibe of the capital of Iran and visit this affluent city from above Tabiat Bridge over highways. There you can see a mountain dominating Tehran. Depending on your arrival time, you’ll see other places north of Tehran.

 

Accomodation

  4-Star Hotel in Tehran

Experiences

  • Golestan Palace
    UNESCO World Heritage; in the center of Tehran from the 18th century
  • Tehran Bazaar

    People & Local Life Moment

    The old maze-like market in the heart of Tehran. This 10-kilometer path is the best place to visit people closely

  • National Museum of Iran

    History Moment

    History MomentLargest Museum in Iran with many treasures of Iran's historical and ancient monuments

  • Treasury of National Jewels
    One of the world’s famous collections of jewels and diamonds from Iranian dynasties

Story of the day

Today, you’ll see a different aspect of Tehran: Tehran’s downtown. Once, a royal region, Tehran Grand Bazaar is the trading heart of Tehran. You will dive into real life through its corridors and history through surrounding monuments.

 

Accomodation

  4-Star Hotel in Tehran

Experiences

  • Borujerdi House

    Art & Architecture Moment

    A vast mansion with full details of Iran’s traditional architecture which was once for a wealthy merchant

  • Tepe Sialk

    History Moment

    History MomentAn ancient site and one of the world’s oldest civilizations that dates back to 6000 BC

  • Abyaneh Village

    People & Local Life Moment

    A different stop at a historic red village; it is 2500 years old

Story of the day

The 200-year-old Kashan houses would amaze you. Yet, above all its history is Teppe Sialk. The remains of one of humanity’s oldest civilizations from 5000-8000 years ago have been discovered there. At the end of this day, you’ll spend a calm and intimate evening in the beautiful village of Abyane.

 

Accomodation

  Traditional Guesthouse in Abyaneh

Experiences

  • Naqsh-e Jahan Square
    UNESCO World Heritage; the Iranian architecture landmark
  • Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

    Art & Architecture Moment

    An architectural masterpiece of Iranian mosques architecture and tilework from the Safavid Empire in the 17th century

  • Shah Mosque
    UNESCO World Heritage; an elegant iconic dome piercing the sky
  • Ali Qapu Palace

    History Moment

    The official residence of Safavid Emperors with historically valuable paintings and mosaic work

  • Chehel Sotoun Palace
    UNESCO World Heritage; A pleasant and freshening Persian Garden
  • House Dinner

    Hospitality Moment

    A different supper; a Persian-style meal in an Iranian home, together with an Iranian family

Story of the day

Isfahan is well-known for Naqsh-e Jahan Square. Massive domes, fascinating tile works, and its open green space all mesmerize you. You can feel calm and relaxed at these beautiful mosques. In the evening, it’s time to enjoy an Iranian dinner in an Iranian home.

 

Accomodation

  4-Star Hotel in Isfahan

 

Experiences

  • Vank Cathedral

    Religion Moment

    A splendid old church in Jolfa, Isfahan’s Armenian neighborhood

  • Jameh Mosque of Isfahan
    UNESCO World Heritage; one of the oldest preserved mosques in Iran
  • Grand Bazaar of Isfahan
    The elegant market of precious Persian carpets and else. What do you think about buying souvenirs?
  • Khaju Bridge and Si-o-se-pol Bridge

    People & Local Life Moment

    A walking tour over the Zayanderud River at a spirited hangout with songs and music

Story of the day

The 700-hundred-year Vank church in the Armenian neighborhood and the Great Jameh Mosque represent a peaceful religious coexistence. Then, go through the luxurious mazes of the Grand Bazaar. Now, it’s time to join people at their favorite rendezvous over the Zayanderud and its brick-old bridges.

 

Accomodation

  4-Star Hotel in Isfahan

Experiences

  • Drive to Yazd
  • Chak Chak

    Religion Moment

    A sacred Zoroastrian shrine in the mountain

  • Tower of silence

    Religion Moment

    A different burial space; the Zoroastrians used to leave the corpses there for the carrion birds

  • Fire Temple & Museum of Zoroastrians

    Religion Moment

    This temple holds a sacred fire that has been lit for more than 1500 years

Story of the day

Yazd is the cradle of Zoroastrianism. The oldest sacred fire has been lit in the fire temple for centuries. The temple is still active and embraces pilgrims and visitors of any religion. From the sacred tomb in Chak Chak Mountain to the Tower of Silence burial zone you’ll see a brief history of Zoroastrians.

 

Accomodation

  4-Star Hotel in Yazd

Experiences

  • Jame Mosque

    Art & Architecture Moment

    The great congregational site from 800 years ago with priceless picturesque architecture

  • Fahadan Neighborhood

    People & Local Life Moment

    The aroma of thatch within ginger adobe walls is the most memorable thing in this 1000-year-old neighborhood

  • Amir Chakhmaq Square
    A ritual center known for its symmetrical arched cloves
  • Water Museum
    A display of the Iranian genius freshwater system in the desert
  • Saheb Al Zaman Zurkhaneh
    A traditional gym for Iranian martial arts
  • Dowlatabad Garden
    UNESCO World Heritage; a lively Persian Garden in a desert city!

Story of the day

The vibe of Yazd is only sensible in its old neighborhoods. There you see welcoming people, their long history, symmetric architecture, and old traditions. See how their ancestors have adapted to the desert by creating a fresh water supply system and building windcatchers to cool their houses.

 

Accomodation

  4-Star Hotel in Yazd

Experiences

  • The Cypress of Abarkuh

    Nature Moment

    The 3rd oldest tree in the world. It is 4500 years old that literally symbolizes life and hope

  • Abarkuh Ice House
    An ancient adobe structure to store ice in the old times
  • Pasargadae

    History Moment

    UNESCO World Heritage; The majestic capital of ancient Persia’s Achaemenid Great Empire dates back to 559–530 BC

Story of the day

Find out about the oldest cypress tree in Iran and Asia in Abarkuh, near Yazd. And another wonder is yet to see. There is this iceberg-like adobe building that used to be the ancient refrigerator of the desert. This day finishes by the capital of the Great Persian Empire, near Shiraz.

 

Accomodation

  Traditional Guesthouse in Pasargadae

Experiences

  • Persepolis

    History Moment

    UNESCO World Heritage; A ceremonial complex of ancient Persian kings, The earliest remains of Persepolis are from 515 BC

  • Necropolis

    History Moment

    Ancient Iranian rock reliefs cut into the cliff, from both the Achaemenid and Sassanid periods

  • Tomb of Hafez
    The famous poet of love and mystics rests here

Story of the day

Persepolis is the remains of a very ancient civilization of the world. It was once a vast empire from east to west. The stone reliefs of the Necropolis will leave you breathless of the glory back then. Later, you can soothe your mind at Hafez Tomb and enjoy its peaceful aura.

 

Accomodation

  4-Star Hotel in Shiraz

Experiences

  • Pink Mosque

    Art & Architecture Moment

    The Nasir al-Mulk Mosque with its Orsi-stained glasses create a colorful spiritual feeling of awe

  • Vakil Complex
    3 Shiraz popular highlights; Bazaar, Mosque, and bath
  • Arg of Karim Khan
    A castle for the king, Karim Khan, built in the 11th century
  • Eram Garden
    UNESCO World Heritage; A Persian garden with a palace as its sparkling jewel
  • Shah Cheragh Shrine

    Religion Moment

    A holy tomb that was erected first in the 12th century

  • Maharloo Lake

    Nature Moment

    A pink lagoon just beside Shiraz

Story of the day

Let’s hit for a Shiraz vibe. Walk through the corridors of the most beautiful bazaar in Iran. Vakil bazaar is part of a 900-year-old complex. Shiraz is the city of Persian poems and melody. Combined with the aroma of orange blossoms, it cuddles your senses to the heavens.

 

Accomodation

  4-Star Hotel in Shiraz

Experiences

  • Drive to Meymand Village
  • Walking tour of Meymand and Cave Houses

    History Moment

    UNESCO World Heritage; a primary human residence in Iran Plateau. It is man-carved houses in the stone hills from 12000 years ago

  • An Evening with Villagers

    People & Local Life Moment

    A unique semi-nomad community popular for their way of living in temporary seasonal settlements

Story of the day

The Iranian ancestors have always conquered the diverse and harsh nature of Iran. That is the case you see in the man-carved holes within the rock hills of Meymand. The residents have been there since 12000 years ago, living a semi-nomad life in spring and summer.

 

Accomodation

  Guesthouse in Meymand

Experiences

  • Drive to Kerman
  • Fath Abad Garden
    A dignified garden with a magnificent view at night
  • Jame Mosque of Kerman
    Marvelous tilework, paintings, and arcs from the 14th century
  • Ganjali Khan Complex

    People & Local Life Moment

    A welfare complex from the 17th century, including a bathhouse, school, caravanserai, mosque, and bazaar

Story of the day

Kerman is the jewel in the ring of Iran’s hottest desert. It has been on the path of caravans and traders. Thus, the residents built welfare facilities like baths, caravansaries, and else to embrace the visitors. Also, it seems interesting to visitors to see a lively desert city with old gardens.

 

Accomodation

  4-Star Hotel in Kerman

Experiences

  • Shazde Mahan Garden
    UNESCO World Heritage; a lush Persian Garden and luxury mansion
  • Shahdad Village

    People & Local Life Moment

    An ancient village in Lut Desert with a unique culture, customs, and local food

Story of the day

Lut Desert, one of the world’s strangest deserts is in Shahdad. It has been the hottest spot on the earth for 5 years. The longest Kalouts, the tallest sand dunes, and other awful phenomena are among Lut’s attractions. And, in the vicinity of this desert is a Lush beautiful Persian Garden, Mahan.

 

Accomodation

  Eco-lodge in Shahdad

Experiences

  • Off-roading, Adventure in the Lut Desert

    Nature Moment

    UNESCO World Heritage; let yourself go in the wonders of the desert

  • Flight from Kerman to Tehran
  • Airport Drop Off

Story of the day

Today is the last day of our journey so we want to make it memorable for you with some adventurous activities like off-roading in the Lut Desert. We’ll have a flight to Tehran and then we transfer you to the IKA airport to fly back home, hoping to see you again in Iran.

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What’s included?

Official Iran Visa reference number

Inclusion

Visa

Official Iran Visa reference number

Transportation

Airport pick-up, drop-off
Domestic flight from Kerman to Tehran
All land transportation by Air-co vehicles

Accommodations

9 Nights at 4-star hotels
3 Nights at traditional guesthouse
1 Night at eco-lodge

Meals

13 Breakfast
2 Dinner
Daily snacks & bottled mineral water

Guide & Support

Local English-speaking cultural guide
24/7 Support from company throughout your trip

Additional Services

Entrance Fees to the mentioned monuments in the itinerary
Local Debit Card
Iranian Sim Card + Internet Data

Exclusions

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

We Are Flexible!!

We’ve defined 6 different moments for our Iran tour packages. They are the bolder aspects of each site or experience. As you fill out the enquiry form, let us know your preferences and which moments connect to you more deeply. We’ll make any changes necessary to your itinerary to align with your needs.

All Moments in your trip

Which one is your favorite? Share your interests with us in the Enquiry form

Pricing

For Private Tours

A 40% Surcharge would apply for solo travelers.
Volume discounts would apply for groups.

Months Price / person
March, April, May
€ 1955
Jun, July, August
€ 1695
September, October
€ 1825
November, December, January, February
€ 1695

Enquiry 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 to 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 4 meals in local restaurants

4 nights we sleep at local places

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

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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