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The Tour of Celebrating the Persian New Year

7 Day Nowruz Festival Tour

From € 970

The season of new beginnings starts with the Iranian new year called Nowruz at the spring equinox. Everyone buys new clothes, put new smiles on their faces, find new hopes and dreams for the upcoming year and welcome the beauty that comes with change. Iranians have many traditions of welcoming this newness in different ways all around this ancient land. However, one tradition that is mutual among them is community gatherings specially on the first day of Nowruz and visiting elders during these holidays.

This Nowruz tour package in Iran travel agency shows you the unique ways people prepare for the Nowruz celebration from how they prepare their city to how they take an inner journey of love. It will also take you deep into the experience of local communities in Tehran, Isfahan and Shiraz from ancient times to today’s modern society. It is one of the most magical experiences to see the different ways people have been celebrating Nowruz for the past thousands of years. The stories heard and shared in Nowruz will bring so much newness to your perspective of what culture Iran tours has to offer travelers from around the world.

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Starts in:

  Tehran (If you are at other locations, tell us)

Ends in:

  Tehran

Destinations:

  Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz

Duration:

  7 Days

Age Range:

  7 - 70

Physical Rating:

1/5

Group Size:

  2 - 10

Accommodation:

  6 nights at 4-star hotels

Itinerary

We’ll stroll through the Tajrish Bazaar. It will be a scene full of local people preparing for Nowruz celebration. The shops will be filled with Haft Seen decoration items such as little goldfish, grass plants and many nuts and delicious traditional sweets. The traditional music is played by street musicians and we’ll trace the joy of Nowruz on everyone’s faces. It’s the happiest time in Iran. Afterward, we could visit Sa’dabad royal palace to your day plan. The palace has many Nowruz related events and the nature during spring in its gardens is quite extraordinary.

 

Experiences

  • Airport pick up
  • Tajrish Bazaar
    Local People and Nowruz Vibes
  • Sa’dabad Complex
    300 hectare complex built by the Qajar and Pahlavi
  • Welcoming Dinner
    Overnight stay at a 4-star hotel in Tehran

The moment of the new year is quite important in every culture. Iran is no different. We’ll be visiting a local family. Sit around haft seen table, wear traditional clothes, read poems and new year prayers until that moment arrives. Then we’ll have the most delicious Nowruz dish called Sabzi Polo which is herbed rice with fresh fish. Then we’ll visit elders of the family to hear their many memories of Nowruz in Iran.

 

Experiences

  • Local Family Gathering
    New Year Arrival Celebration
  • Delicious Nowruz Persian Dish
    Sabzi Polo
  • Elder Visits
    Tradition called “Eyd Didani”
  • Overnight stay at a 4-star hotel in Tehran

 

Story of the Day

This is the day to get to know the capital city of Iran called Tehran. We’ll visit the most important monuments of this big city from the historical ancient sites to the modern contemporary architecture of Iranians.

 

Experiences

  • Golestan Royal Palace
    UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Museum of Ancient Iran
    First Iranian Museum
  • Azadi Tower
    Symbol of Modern Contemporary Architecture
  • Milad Tower
    The highest tower in the city (435) with the best view
  • Overnight stay at a 4-star hotel in Tehran

 

 

Story of the Day

We’ll be heading to Isfahan. The first spot we’ll visit is the Naqsh-E Jahan square full of tourists from around the world and also locals traveling from different parts of Iran. It’s no wonder there is so many people visiting this site during this time. The beautiful architecture of the buildings around, the many handicraft local shops and the fountain with the plants in the middle of the square makes it a perfect place to hang out in Nowruz time. Then we’ll be visiting a local family again to experience the differences among the different regions’ Nowruz traditions and how they do “Eyd Didani” and all.

 

Experiences

  • Naqsh-E Jahan Square
    UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
    Eastern side of Naqsh-E Jahan Square
  • Shah Mosque
    South side of Naghsh-e Jahan Square
  • Ali Qapu Royal Palace
    A symbol of Iran’s Islamic heritage
  • Overnight stay at a 4-star hotel in Isfahan

 

Story of the Day

We’ll start by exploring the Jolfa neighborhood to see how Armenians celebrate Nowruz. We’ll be visiting the many hips and contemporary handicraft stores in the neighborhood while also visiting some of the most beautiful churches of Iran. Afterward, we’ll head to the old Isfahan Bazaar and Jameh Mosque. Then, it’s time to attend some Nowruz related performances such as Naqqali (Iranian dramatic storytelling) and Amoo Nowruz (a fictional figure in Iranian folklore) play. After taking in the joy of diving deep into the Nowruz cultural event, we’ll go to the main hangout spot of the town along the Zayandeh Rud River. That would be a place in which many tourists camp. We’ll walk along the historical bridges and listen to the soothing sounds of traditional music played by musicians under the bridge.

 

Experiences

  • Vank Cathedral
    Fusion of Armenian and Islamic architecture
  • Jameh Mosque of Isfahan
    A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Qeysarriyeh Bazaar
    One of the greatest and luxurious trading centers in the Safavid era
  • Amoo Nowruz Performance
  • Walking alongside Zayandeh Rud River
    Historical Bridges of Isfahan
  • Traditional Live Iranian Music
  • Overnight stay at a 4-star hotel in Isfahan

 

Story of the Day

Shiraz will be our next destination. A city filled with ancient Nowruz traditions, history and mythical stories. Therefore, visiting this city and paying respect to the founders of this country won’t be a waste of your journey. In fact, it will be one of the most grounding experiences visiting Cyrus, the great tomb and strolling through the historical city of Persepolis. There is also many exciting Nowruz related events happening in Persepolis which will be the added bonus of visiting this ancient site. During the night, we’ll visit two popular poet’s tombs whose poems are always a part of Nowruz gatherings and remembered by Iranians in most celebrations.

 

Experiences

  • Pasargadae
    A UNESCO World Heritage Site, The capital of the Achaemenid Empire
  • Persepolis
    A UNESCO World Heritage Site, The ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire
  • Necropolis
    City of the dead
  • Hafezieh & Saadie
    Ancient Persian poet’s tombs
  • Overnight stay at a 4-star hotel in Shiraz

 

Story of the Day

Shiraz will be so full of life that we’ll need to spend another day in this city to explore it all. Our last memories of this journey to Iran will be one of the dreamiest images full of colors and smells of Nowruz in Shiraz. We’ll visit the Pink mosque to see the light and color fall in love from the reflection of the windows inside. Then, we’ll walk through the old neighborhood of Vakil smelling the orange flowers coming to arrive in spring time. Afterward, we’ll continue our spring walk to one of the most beautiful gardens of Iran called Eram garden which is full of beautiful flower blossoms. Then we’ll hold these smells and sights in our hearts and fly back to Tehran.

 

Experiences

  • Pink Mosque
    Also known as the Nasir al-Mulk Mosque
  • Vakil Complex
    A combination of a citadel, a mosque, a bath, and a bazaar
  • Eram Garden
    A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Persian garden
  • Fly from Shiraz to Tehran
  • Airport drop off

Your Flexibility Options

  • You could tell us in the booking form your preferences about your guide characteristics or specific knowledge. We’ll make sure to match a guide for you based on your requests.
  • We’ve done our best to schedule your day efficiently. We wanted you to have enough time familiarizing yourself with the Nowruz festival while you also get to rest in-between. However, if you want to have more or less of either one, we are open to adjusting the itinerary based on your preferences.

This Tour's Features

Ancient Traditions

This package will provide a unique experience of the most authentic traditions of Iran since ancient times. The festivals will familiarize you with the Iranian customs and events that happen in all different regions of this land which are one of a kind and specific to that region.

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.

Unheard Narratives

You’ll get to interact with locals and hear their stories in intimate settings that allows them to share more. You’ll have the opportunity to hear the more unheard tales of Iranian people and discover Iran with unique perspectives not so many get to explore. This package will tell you the stories that will never get covered by the mainstream media.

Our Service

Transportation

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

Accommodations

6 night stay at 4-star hotels

Meals

6 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Daily snacks & drinks

Staff & Experts

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

Additional Services

Entrance fees to the mentioned monuments in the itinerary
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
Other expenses

Plan this Trip

Pricing for Private Tours

Months Price / person
March
€ 970
  • 50% Surcharge would apply for solo travelers.
  • Volume discounts would apply for groups with more than 5 people, and special offers for companies.

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?

  • We support traditional festivals not only by participating but also by introducing them to others
  • We minimize the impact of our presence in the festival by following the locals
  • We provide the necessary information (e.g. Etiquette) for our travelers before starting the tour
  • We facilitate your interaction with locals
  • We use local guides and drivers
  • We use fuel-efficient cars
  • We try to use less plastic and reduce our waste in our trip

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