8 UNESCO SITES
2- 12 PERSONS
IN 3 * & 4 * HOTELS
9 BREAKFASTS, 9 DINNERS
PRIVATE COACH, VAN, CAR
CERTIFIED LOCAL GUIDE & DRIVER
Iran is a country packed full of ancient landmarks and fascinating cultures, home to some of Asia's most glorious landmarks, and has a seemingly endless selection of historical treasures! You are invited to explore the ancient Persia, a living museum of world history encircled by tradition and modernity. Immerse yourself into a glorious era as you walk in the footsteps of Achaemenian great kings in Pasargadae, Persepolis, and Necropolis. Discover the complexities of this great nation on this 11-day journey. Join us for an unforgettable tour of Iran as we encounter spectacular scenery, indulge in local cuisine, and explore the rich and diverse cultural background of this fascinating country. Embark on the trip of a lifetime!
Highlights at a Glance:
- Many photo-stops along the way
- A professionally planned itinerary
- Comfortable on-tour transportation
- Small-group size, Now capped at 12 pax
- Versatile and knowledgeable local guide
- Marvel at the intricacy of Iranian Bazaars
- Explore the stories and secrets of the Persians
- Visit the charming, historic village of Abyaneh
- Admire the city square of Naqsh-e Jahan in Esfahan
- Sample a variety of Persian foods and regional dishes
- Overnight at Zein-o-Din caravanserai deep in the desert
- Discover 7 Iran's most spectacular UNESCO world heritage sites
- 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
- 33 iconic landmarks & tourist attractions enriching cultural experiences
- Visit the temple of Zoroastrian and admire its ancient holy fire in Yazd
- An Excursion in the ruins of the ancient Achaemenid capitals of Persepolis & Pasargadae
Today you will make your own 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 pre booked 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; the morning starts 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 European 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 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 showcases the nation's rich history and civilization. On the same routing, you will stop enjoying visiting 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.
This morning commences on a breathtaking drive south to Abyaneh. On the scenic route along the salt desert to this old village, your tour guide will take you first to the must-see sites of the city of Kashan; begin with a visit to explore the Fin Garden (UNESCO World Heritage Site), which is one of the most beautiful Persian Gardens dating back to the 17th century. Then continue exploring the awe-inspiring House of Boroujerdiha. In the afternoon, you reach Abyaneh to wander through this historical red mud village, where the locals still walk in traditional colorful costumes and live according to their deep-rooted culture. Finally, you will stay overnight in this picturesque hill village.
You start the day early and head out from Abyaneh on a three-hour drive south to the fabulous city of Isfahan. Located in the lush plain of the Zayande Rud River, beautiful Isfahan was the 17th-century capital of the Safavid Dynasty. As the 17th-century capital of the Safavid Empire, The city is for many travelers the climax of the journey. There is a lot to see in this beautiful dazzling capital of Ancient Persia. In the afternoon, 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 popular 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 beauty and discover first the UNESCO heritage-listed Naghsh-e Jahan Square. It is believed to be 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 some workshops of artists who paint miniature on camel bone or weave magnificent Persian carpets. 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 Grand Bazaar and explore elaborate conventional Persian handicrafts, artworks, and lovely souvenirs of the city.
We start the day early and head out from Isfahan on a seven-hour drive east to the desert city of Yazd. Stopping off at the fascinating ancient town of Ardakan along the way. This town offers several fascinating sites to visit, including its wonderful Caravanserai and the Old Town with the world's largest One-Sided Wind Tower. Then drive to Yazd, one of the most alluring cities in Persia. The ancient desert city of Yazd 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.
After breakfast, you will start the morning of your city tour right with an exploration of a mind-bending highlight in Yazd. The awesome desert city of Yazd is renowned for its unique desert architecture, regarded by UNESCO as one of the ancient towns on Earth, perfectly adapted to the harsh weather conditions of its surrounding Dasht-e Kavir desert. The Zoroastrian religion also survives in here where you visit a unique Temple Of Eternal Fire. Afterward, you set out for the old Towers of Silence on the edge of the city, where in the past decades, the bodies of deceased Zoroastrians were placed and exposed to scavenger birds, which as per their beliefs, is the most sacred method of dealing with the dead. Next up is Amir Chakhmaq Complex, where you will admire an imposing and prominent landmark comprising of a large square, a mosque, a water reservoir, several wind catchers, and a portal for Shia religious ceremonies. This city is also best known for its sweets and pastries. All Iranian and foreign visitors to this desert city must visit the local treasure of Haj Khalifa Confectionery in the Amir Chakhmaq Square. Here, you can try the famous Iranian Baklava Pastries, Ghotab (Doughnut hole-shaped cookies), Lozenârgil (coconut diamonds), and Pashmak (cotton candy). Then in the old historical Fahadan District, you have the chance for a walk through the winding alley of the Fahadan Old Town (UNESCO World Heritage Site). After spending a beautiful day in Yazd, you drive to Zein-O-din, where you stay in a 16th century renovated circled Caravanserai with panoramic views of the desert, one of the so-called old motels on the Silk Road. This old, dilapidated building was completely renovated by local artists, and the result is an incredible icon.
You will leave the caravanserai behind and drive to Shiraz. This memorable day takes you first to one of the oldest Persian highlights; Pasargadae (UNESCO World Heritage Site) was once the capital city of the Achaemenid Empire and Cyrus, the Great King of the Achaemenes, built this complex in the 6th century BC. After admiring highlight today, you will continue driving to Shiraz and stay at your hotel for three nights.
This memorable day takes you first to three incredible Persian highlights. Your guide will lead you through 2500 years of Persian history in 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, proceed to Naghshe Rostam, where you explore the ancient Achaemenid Necropolis and Sassanian 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 many exciting tourist attractions to visit, you will first admire the Tomb of the great Persian mystic poet Hafez with its charming gardens. Next, you will have time to explore and shop in the bustling Vakil Bazaar. The afternoon will be devoted to discovering the colorfully decorated Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque (the Pink Mosque), where sunlight streaming through its tiny colored glasses and windows. Next is a beautiful visit to the Naranjestan Garden, a shining gem 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 blue dome. After admiring the landmarks of Shiraz, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.
Today marks the end of your tour to Persia. We hope to enjoy the time in Iran with BePersia Travel.
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 * or 4 * hotels with private facilities (9 nights)
- Sightseeing visits & all entrance fees as per the itinerary
- Professional Iranian English speaking tour guide
- Half board throughout (9 breakfasts, 9 dinners)
- Organization of the whole trip
- Visa support- reference code
- Any personal expenses such as soft drinks, laundry, etc.
- Visa stamping fee collected by the Iranian embassy
- All optional excursions, tours, and visits
- Gratuity for local guide and driver
- International air ticket
- Travel insurance