7 UNESCO SITES
2- 12 PERSONS
IN 3 * & 4 * HOTELS
8 BREAKFASTS, 8 DINNERS
PRIVATE COACH, VAN, CAR
CERTIFIED LOCAL GUIDE & DRIVER
IRAN, ancient Persia is located at the intersection of past, present, and future. 7,000-year history makes Iran as one of the fascinating cultures on Earth. In addition to Iran's culture and warm hospitality, you can also experience the magnificent of Islamic architecture. Your tour begins with the breathtaking Isfahan and ends in the flowered city of Shiraz. Highlights include the Great Shah Mosque, the Friday Mosque, the Armenian Cathedral in Isfahan, the Towers of Silence at Yazd, the ancient Persian glory in Persepolis, the mausoleum of the poet Hafez and the beautiful Nasir Mosque in Shiraz. A very exotic, diverse, exciting, and unique travel experience
Highlights at a Glance:
- Many photo-stops along the way
- Comfortable on-tour transportation
- A professionally planned itinerary
- Small-group size, Now capped at 12 pax
- Marvel at the intricacy of Iranian Bazaars
- Explore the secrets and tales of the Persians
- Admire the city square of Naqsh-e Jahan in Esfahan
- Overnight at traditional caravanserai at Zein-o-Din
- Versatile local guide with in-depth insider knowledge
- Discover 7 Iran's most spectacular UNESCO world heritage sites
- Visit the Zoroastrian Fire Temple and admire its ancient holy fire
- Stock up on saffron and other spices at the Grand Bazaar in Isfahan
- Discover the winding alleys and adobe architecture of Yazd's Old Town
- Guided tour of the incredible ruins of the ancient Persian capital of Persepolis
- 31 Unparalleled iconic landmarks & tourist attractions enriching cultural experiences
Today you will make your way to your selected gateway Airport for your international flight to Tehran, Iran. Embark on an exclusive and unique small group journey through magnificent Persia and discover this country's deep and rich history and its archeological wonders. Upon Arrival at IKA International Airport, meet and greet by an BePersia Travel representative and be transferred to your hotel in the heart of Tehran. You will have time to refresh before embarking on an enthralling tour of this city brimming with culture and history.
Welcome to the Iranian capital city, Tehran. A megacity which generously steeped in history and standing as one of the largest cityscapes in the Middle East, where there is much to be discovered. Today, you will enjoy a full-day tour of Tehran, taking in the main sights of the city; this morning will start with a visit to the sumptuous Golestan Palace Complex (UNESCO World Heritage Site), where you will enjoy visiting a masterpiece of the Qajar era, embodying the perfect integration of Persian crafts and architecture with Western influences. Next, you will spend some time taking a stroll around the Tehran Grand Bazaar, which is located a few steps far from Golestan Palace, and it is one of the largest covered ones in the world. In the afternoon, you visit the National Museum of Iran, displaying the most impressive collection of prestigious relics and historical findings. The selection here presents the nation's rich history and civilization. On the same routing, you will stop enjoying visiting the Tabi'at (Nature) Bridge, which is the largest and the most beautiful pedestrian overpass built in the capital city. After this beautiful day in Tehran, you will return to your hotel with vivid memories.
We start the day early and head out from Tehran on a seven-hour drive south to fabulous Isfahan. On the scenic route along the salt desert, we first visit Kashan, where we visit the Fin Garden(UNESCO World Heritage Site), which is one of the most beautiful Persian Gardens dates back to the 17th century. Then continue exploring the awe-inspiring House of Borojerdiha. In the afternoon, we reach our today destination located in the lush plain of the Zayande Rud River. As the 17th-century capital of the Safavid Empire, Isfahan is for many may well be the climax of the journey. There is a lot to explore in this beautiful dazzling capital of ancient Persia. Upon arrival in Isfahan, you can head out to wander around the Zayandeh River Bridges (Si-o-Se Pol and Khaju Bridges) that are the favourite meeting points for the locals.
This day is devoted to the exploration of the most glorious city of Iran, Isfahan. Following breakfast, your guide leads you for a fascinating sightseeing tour around the most brilliant tourist attractions of the city. Immerse in Isfahan sophisticated charms and discover the UNESCO heritage-listed Naghsh-e Jahan Square, the world's second-largest one with four amazing landmarks at four sides, Shah Mosque, the exquisite Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Ali Qapu Palace and Isfahan Grand Bazaar where you can visit the workshop of artists who paint miniature on camel bone. In the evening, enjoy visiting Chehel Sotun Palace Complex (UNESCO World Heritage Site); Shah Abbas II built this graceful pavilion in the 17th century for entertainment and court receptions. After a short break for tea and some sweets in one of the most beautiful Traditional Teahouses, you take a relaxing walk through the Isfahan Bazaar and explore elaborate conventional Persian handicrafts, artworks, and lovely souvenirs of the city.
You start the day early and head out from Isfahan on a pleasant drive east to the modern city of Isfahan. You are stopping off at the fascinating ancient city of Naein along the way. This city also offers several fascinating sites to visit, including its Ancient Naein Friday Mosque and the Old Town. Then continue your trip to Yazd, where you will stay for two nights.
After a pleasant breakfast, you will take a beautiful day of sightseeing to explore the ancient desert city of Yazd, which is well known for its unique desert architecture, regarded by UNESCO as one of the old towns on Earth, perfectly adapted to the harsh weather conditions of the surrounding desert. The Zoroastrian religion also survives in here where you visit the
After a pleasant breakfast, you will leave the city of Yazd behind as you head out of the city on an eight-hour drive to Shiraz. This memorable day takes you first to one of the oldest Persian capital cities, the ancient Pasargadae(UNESCO World Heritage Site), the first capital city of the Achaemenid Empire, which was founded by Cyrus, the Great King of the Achaemenes in the 6th century BC. Your guide will take you around and show you the architectural details of the tomb of Cyrus and the ruins of the first palace complex of the Persians. After admiring today's highlights, you will continue driving to Shiraz and stay at your hotel for two nights.
This memorable day takes you first to three incredible Persian highlights. Your guide will lead you through 2500 years of Persian history, Persepolis (UNESCO World Heritage Site), that was once the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Darius the Great founded this palatial complex in the 6th century BC. Persepolis embodies all the glory as well as the fall of the Persian Empire. It was here that the Achaemenid kings received their subjects and celebrated the Persian New Year. You can pass through all palaces there in Persepolis and immerse yourself in millennia of history and the tunnel of time. Later you proceed to Naghsh-e Rostam, the ancient Achaemenid Necropolis and Rock Reliefs. In the afternoon, back to Shiraz and in this most elegant city, you will visit the Quran Gate. Next, you will be transferred to your hotel.
You will take a full day of sightseeing to explore both the past and present of Shiraz today. In this most elegant city with a lot of mind-bending exciting sites to visit, you will first visit the Tomb of the Persian Mystic Poet Hafez with its beautiful gardens. Next, you will have time to explore and shop in the bustling Vakil GrandBazaar. The afternoon will be devoted to discovering the colourfully decorated Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque (the Pink Mosque), where sunlight streaming through its extensive coloured glasses and windows. Next is a wonderful visit to the Naranjestan Garden, a shining star among all the typical Persian Gardens in Shiraz with its orange and palm trees. Time permitting, the rest of the afternoon a visit to Hamzeh Shrine, a revered Shia shrine noted for the glittering mirror work adorning its central dome. After admiring the landmarks of Shiraz, you will be transferred to the international airport for your return flight home.
Today marks the end of your tour to Persia.
We are one of the few Iranian tour operators to include as many inclusions as possible into our tour packages. There are no hidden charges on your tour. The list of inclusions is very abundant and covers entrance fees, meals, transport, accommodation, and tour guiding, to name a few! Our quest is to limit the group size to a maximum of 12 guests! This will surely give us great flexibility in our itineraries, and we can adjust our tours depending on the group interests.
- All relevant transfer and transportation in a modern air-conditioned coach
- Accommodation in 3* & 4 * hotels with private facilities (8 nights)
- Sightseeing visits & all entrance fees as per the itinerary
- Half board throughout (8 breakfasts, 8 dinners)
- Iranian English-speaking tour guide
- Visa support- reference code
- Water, tea & cakes every day
- Any other personal expenses, such as soft drinks, laundry, etc.
- Visa stamping fee collected by the Iranian embassy
- Gratuity for local guide and driver
- International air ticket
- Travel insurance