Iran Holidays & Tours
Islamic architecture & monuments
Visit Pasargadae, Cyrus the Great's capital
Two full days exploring Isfahan
View the magnificent ruins of Persepolis
Stay in 4- & 5-star hotels in Shiraz, Yazd, Isfahan & Tehran
Small group size – maximum 26 people
The extraordinarily varied and rich history of Iran has left a very dramatic
cultural heritage. This tour reveals the best of that legacy, including the
supreme Islamic architecture of Isfahan and Shiraz, the ancient Achaemanid
capital of Pasargadae and the splendid bas-reliefs of the Palace of Persepolis.
Day 1: Fly from London to Shiraz, via
Istanbul, with Turkish Airlines. (N)
Day 2: Shiraz - Early morning arrival and transfer to the Pars International
Hotel (or similar) for 3 nights. Afternoon city tour of Shiraz, including visits
to the Hafez and Saadi tombs, the Narenjestan e Ghavam historical house, the
Nasir-ol-Molk mosque and the Vakil bazaar. (B)
Day 3: Persepolis • Naghsh-e-Rostam: Full-day visit to Persepolis, Darius the
Great's summer capital, to view the wonderful stone terrace and palace. Continue
to Nagsh-e-Rostam, the site of the royal tombs and Sassanian rock reliefs. (B,
Day 4: To Yazd via Pasargadae: Morning drive to Yazd, via Pasargadae, the first
dynastic capital of the Achaemenid Empire, founded by Cyrus the Great in the
sixth century BC. View the Mausoleum of Cyrus the Great, Tall-e Takht and the
residential palace. Stay at the Dad hotel (or similar) for these 2 nights. (B,
Day 5: Yazd: Full-day tour to the Dolat abad garden, the Zoroastrian Fire Temple
and the Jame mosque. Other highlights include the Amir Chakhmaq complex. (B)
Day 6: To Isfahan via Na'in: Drive to Isfahan, stopping at Na'in to view the
Jame Mosque and Pirnia House. Tonight stay at the Abbasi hotel (or similar) for
3 nights. (B, D)
Day 7: Isfahan: A full-day tour of the city's monuments, including Naghshe Jahan
Square, the Imam and Sheikhlotfolah mosque and the beutiful Khaju Bridge. Today,
conclude with a visit to the Ali Qapu Palace. (B)
Day 8: Isfahan: Full-day visit to the Vank church, the Chehel Sotoun Palace and
the Jameh mosque of Isfahan, inscribed as a Unesco world heritage site.(B)
Day 9: To Tehran via Kashan: Drive to Tehran, stopping at Kashan en route to
visit the Fin gardens and the former merchant's house of Taba-Tabai. Stay at the
Azadi Grand (or similar) for 2 nights. (B)
Day 10: Tehran: Full-day city tour of Iran's capital, including the National
Museum, the Golestan Palace and bazaar. (B)
Day 11: Transfer to the airport and fly from to London, via Istanbul, with
Turkish Airlines. (B)
Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Group tour manager: This tour is fully escorted throughout by a local tour
manager from arrival in Shiraz.
Dress code: Iran is an Islamic Republic and visitors are required to conform to
the Islamic dress code. For women, it is essential that all the body is covered,
except the hands and face.
Discovery tour: This tour uses the best available accommodation in Iran.
However, outside Tehran the standard is relatively simple. This tour involves
some long drives and walking over rough terrain.
unveils the home of the shrine of Imam Reza – one of the holiest sites in Islam.
This extension includes internal flights, 2-nights' accommodation, excursions to
the Imam Reza Shrine and breakfast daily.
explores this culturally rich city, including the Zoroastrian fire temples.
Pricing includes internal flights, 3-nights' accommodation, excursions and