12 day iran luxury tour

The Glorious Land of Diversity Tour

12 Day Iran Luxury Tour

From € 2590

Experience it all

Have you ever heard so many good things about a place that you’ve become curious to see it for yourself?

One friend said the Zoroastrians were the most peaceful people she met. Another friend told me about the silence of Iran’s deserts and how he hugged the stars every night.  Another one told me all about Iranian hospitality and yummy food. Not even once, I had a friend coming from Iran, not telling me amazing things about that land.

I wanted to experience it all. I did not just want to see the historical places or nature or the religious aspects; I wanted it all. I wanted to buy a tour to ensure high-quality services on my journey but also one that was flexible! I had experiences with tours taking me to places or doing activities I did not enjoy much so I wanted to ensure that does not happen to me this time.

I came across this week and a half long package that seemed just right for me! I’ll tell you all about the different moments I experienced on my journey. I was happy that they were the most flexible accommodating Iran tour operator of all. Warning! Just like me, you might decide to experience it all through your own lenses afterward!

Cafe Restaurant yazd

Starts in:

  Tehran

Ends in:

  Tehran

Destinations:

  Tehran, Kashan , Abyaneh, Isfahan, Yazd, Shiraz

Duration:

  12 Days

Age Range:

  7 - 80

Physical Rating:

1/5

Accommodation:

  8 nights at 5-star hotels, 1 night at the eco-lodge, 1 night at traditional guesthouse

Itinerary

Story of the Day

Today was all about the modernity of Tehran. Tabiat bridge, with its modern architecture, weaved together modern people of Tehran. It felt nice not to have so much planned for our first night as I had a chance to enjoy the walk among my first expression of Iran!

Experiences

  • Airport pick up
  • Tabiat Bridge
    Tehran’s Largest Pedestrian Overpass
  • Bame Tehran
    (Depending on arrival time)
  • Saadabad Palace
    (Depending on arrival time)
  • Welcoming Dinner
  • Overnight stay at a 5-star hotel in Tehran

Story of the Day

Today, I realized how modernity and ancient history are intertwined in Iran, even in a city like Tehran. We went to a historic royal palace and the museums in which I got a glimpse of the diversity that was about 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 5-star hotel in Tehran

Story of the Day

This was my moment of history at Sialk hills. I was so glad I could have changed the tour plan because I wanted to sit in front of skeletons and things that were found thousands of years ago. It felt like I could hear the stories of the people who lived here at the time.

Experiences

  • Borujerdi House
    Features of Iran’s traditional residential architecture
  • Puppet Museum
  • Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse
    Traditional Iranian public bathhouse
  • Tepe Sialk
    Ziggurat dates back to 3000 BC, oldest settlement dates to around 6000 BC
  • Fin Garden
    The Persian Garden, A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Overnight stay at a 5-star boutique hotel in Kashan

Story of the Day

Today was all about the people and the local life. I had the opportunity to meet rural villagers of Abyaneh who lived the same way as their ancestors. At night, I walked through Isfahan historical bridges that connected the ancient culture I had experienced in Abyaneh to the present of the people who sang and danced in Isfahan every night.

Experiences

  • Abyaneh Village
    A symbol of the rural lifestyle of Iran
  • Khaju Bridge and Si-o-se-pol Traditional Bridge
    A walking tour of Zayanderud river and bridges, Gathering of songs and music
  • Isfahan Aquarium
    Face to face with deep-sea animals
  • Overnight stay at a 5-star hotel in Isfahan

Story of the Day

I walked through a day full of art and architecture. Naqshe Jahan. Shops. Mosques. Handicrafts. Garden. Peace. This day gave it all to me in a short amount of time. The diversity of architecture through time in just one city was mind-blowing after all.

Experiences

  • 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
  • Jameh Mosque of Isfahan
    A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Grand Bazaar of Isfahan
  • House Dinner
    An Iranian family invites us to their home for a homemade dinner
  • Overnight stay at a 5-star hotel in Isfahan

Story of the Day

To experience that silence under the starry sky while sipping on Persian tea and enjoying the light breeze that passed by was an experience that did not fit in words at all. I was glad my tour was flexible enough to change the plan and even find me a lovely lodge to spend the night.

Experiences

  • Vank Cathedral
    Jolfa Square is the heart of the Armenian community in Isfahan.
  • Varzaneh Desert Camp
    Desert magic of Iran along with a Salt Lake and a starry sky
  • Overnight stay at an eco lodge in Varzaneh

Story of the Day

I thought there was only one religious moment I would get to explore in Iran: Islam. However, in Isfahan, we went to a church. And today, I got to walk through temples and museums of one of the most ancient religions of all — Zoroastrians who had lived in Iran for a long time.

Experiences

  • Chak Chak
    Most sacred of the mountain shrines of Zoroastrianism
  • 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
  • Overnight stay at a 5-star hotel in Yazd

Story of the Day

It was a blessing to walk through the historical alleys of Fahadan in Yazd. I got to taste many delicious food and delights in the traditional roof cafes. I realized that history, culture and culinary art are all intertwined in many ways in Iran!

Experiences

  • Jameh Mosque of Yazd
     of the tallest minarets among Persian mosques
  • Fahadan neighborhood
    Walking tour of the old city of Yazd, A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Amir Chakhmaq
    Symmetrical sunken arched alcoves
  • Water Museum
    The Persian Qanat, A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Saheb A Zaman Zurkhaneh
    Iranian martial art, a traditional system of athletics
  • Dowlat Abad Garden
    The Persian Garden, A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Overnight stay at a 5-star hotel in Yazd

Story of the Day

I learned many secrets about all aspects of life from the Nomads I met during my day here in Iran. They lived based on seasons and in tune with nature in all different ways in life. They were forever travelers who knew how to enjoy each moment when it was their time.

Experiences

  • The Cypress of Abarkuh
    Oldest living lifeform in Asia, 4000 to 5000 years old
  • Pasargadae
    The capital of the Achaemenid empire dating back to 559–530 BC, A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Overnight stay at a traditional guesthouse in Pasargadae 

Story of the Day

It felt as if I was walking through time. The time had stopped in thousands of years ago only for me to experience what it was like to live in Persepolis during ancient Persian time. While wearing this VR, I got see the magnificence of a moment in time that was forever gone and now brought back by this technology in modern times!

Experiences

  • 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
  • Tomb of Hafez
  • Tomb of Saadi
  • Overnight stay at a 5-star hotel in Shiraz

Story of the Day

I always need a day of just relaxing on my travels, and I was happy this tour had planned for this on the right day of my trip to Iran. The hospitality of this Persian family who hosted me for dinner that night just made it one of the most peaceful kind experiences I’ve had in my life.

Experiences

  • Pink Mosque
    The Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, Orsi stained glasses create a colorful spiritual feeling of awe
  • Arg of Karim Khan
    Citadel in downtown
  • Vakil Complex
    Including Bazaar, Bath house, and Mosque
  • Shah Cheragh Shrine
    Persian for “King of the Light”, a funerary monument holy to the Shia Muslims
  • Eram Garden
    Persian Garden, A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Overnight stay at a 5-star hotel in Shiraz

Story of the Day

I was glad I had gathered it all. I had memories of art and architecture, nature, religions, history, hospitality, people, and local life. This tour had planned for it all and was flexible enough for me to decide what memories I wanted to take away when we part. It passed by like a blink of an eye!

Experiences

  • Fly from Shiraz to Tehran
  • Milad Tower
    The sixth tallest tower in the world
  • 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
Domestic business class flight from Shiraz to Tehran
All land transportation by SUV​​

Accommodations

8 Nights at 5-star hotels
1 Night at traditional Boutique Hotel
1 Night at eco lodge​
1 Night at traditional guesthouse

Meals

11 Breakfast
2 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 such as laundry, mini bar used in the room, etc.​

Plan this Trip

Pricing for Private Tours

Months Price / person
March, April, May
€ 2990
June, July, August
€ 2590
September, October
€ 2850
January, February, November, December
€ 2590
  • 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 2 meals in local restaurants
  • 1 night we sleep at an eco lodge
  • 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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