During our Iran tour each October, you have the opportunity to experience where east truly meets west. Here you will discover everything from lavish gem filled palaces that echo the memories of the great Persian Empire to the many bazaars and tea houses of its bustling cities. Beyond the international headlines, is a country whose hospitality is almost as rich as its history and culture.
Iran is made up of numerous ethnic groups derived from its historic Greek, Arab, Turkic and Mongol occupiers. All ethnicities share the same characteristically welcoming traits – so expect to receive an invite to a strangers home for traditional Iranian kebabs. It’s memories like these that will replace any western pre-conceptions about this beautifully unique part of the world.
Price: €1095 Inclusive Of:
Visa (invitation letter) 7 Nights Accommodation in mentioned hotel on TWIN sharing basis B/B A/C comfortable coach with professional driver throughout trip Iranian and Western English Speaking Guides for your Iran tour Entrance fees for all mentioned monuments Portage at hotels and airport Tehran/Shiraz domestic flights
Fee for issuing Visa (at Iran embassy) International air tickets Tip of the guide and driver Any personal expenses & services not included in the above itinerary Meals (around 7 Euro per day)
At a glance: Tehran – Tehran/Shiraz – Shiraz/Persepolis – Shiraz/Esfahan – Esfahan – Esfahan/Tehran – Tehran 7 nights, 8 days ITINERARY
Monday 9th October– Tehran
Arrival by flight as per your own schedule. You can spend the day checking out Tehran and also meet-up with other members of your group to mark of the start of your Iran tour. Experience Old Tehran by night and soak up the atmosphere, meeting the friendly inhabitants of this city and sampling tea and other offerings National Jewelry Museum of Iran – a spectacular attraction and always one that stands out as a highlight on the Iran tour. We spend the night at The Evin Hotel, great accommodation in Tehran.
Tuesday 10th October – Tehran
City tour through Tehran which will include examples of anti-US propaganda and the US embassy itself, made famous in the recent movie Argo. We may possibly be able to see inside the embassy as well. Visit to the Palaces of the last Shah of Iran Saad Abad Palace & Niavaran Palace We stop for lunch in the Darband hills neighbourhood with some free time to relax by the river Visit a well-known shopping area in Tehran, Tajrish Bazaar. There is a mosque here which we will visit and you will have one hour of free time to explore the area. No Iran tour would be sufficient until ee will enjoy a meal at the Ayaran restaurant which is one the most famous in restaurants Iran and located close to Ferdosi square. Enjoy sampling Iranian kebabs! Night walking tour in the city – smoke some Shisha if you like and chat with the locals – a popular Iranian pastime. We spend the night at The Evin Hotel
Wednesday 11th October – Tehran/ Shiraz
We hop on our morning flight to Shiraz for the next leg of our Iran tour. Early afternoon check-in at the Shiraz Niyanesh Boutique Hotel in Shiraz, Iran. We time to check out the citadel in the cities centre. Opportunity to here again to meet the locals who are likely to approach us with their trademark hospitality that is found throughout Iran. For some shopping and photo opportunities we will visit the local bazaar where there will be a chance to purchase some old anti American stamps and memorabilia from an collector who is based here. We visit the Saray E Mehr restaurant here to try the traditional Persian, ‘Dizi’ stew Relaxation time with tea and shisha at a local writer’s tea hous