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Iran Classic Tour 9-Day

Prices are per person in a group of four (3-star hotels) and may vary according to group size and hotel rate.
Tehran to Shiraz
Duration: 9 Days
Code: PICT
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Tour transportation

Air conditioned van

Tour highlights

- A visit to the charming Golestan Palace from the Qajar era and the Iranian National Museum in Tehran, the thriving capital of Iran
- A stroll through the historical houses of Kashan
- The UNESCO-listed Naqshe Jahan Square in Isfahan, one of the world's most glorious historical squares
- Walking through the alleys of Yazd historical city
- A visit to Persepolis, Necropolis, and Pasargadae, ancient sites of the Achaemenid Empire near Shiraz

What you need to know about this tour

  • Iran Classic Tour of PackToIran covers the top cultural and historical attractions of Iran in top touristic cities including Tehran, Kashan, Isfahan, Yazd and Shiraz in 9 days. This tour is suitable for travelers who seek the essence of Persia by visiting the highlights like Persian gardens, Ancient Achaemenid sites like Persepolis, and UNESCO listed mosques of Isfahan.

What is Included

  • 8 nights accommodation at hotel
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Visa service
  • Private vehicle
  • Professional licenced guide

Tour accommodations

Tour Meals

8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch,

What is Not Included:

  • Meals

  • Entrance fees

  • Tips

  • Pre and post accommodation

  • Domestic flights


Itineraries

Arrival day

Salaam! Welcome to Tehran the capital city of Iran, with 14 million residents and a variety of attractions, from modern art galleries, architectural monuments and parks to historical legacies from the Pahlavi and Qajar dynasties. Considering your arrival time, you can take a city tour in the afternoon and visit some attractions like the Holy Defence Museum of Tehran or the Tabiat Bridge (the Nature Bridge).

Optional Excursions

  • Holy Defence Museum
  • Tabiat Bridge

Accommodation: Hotel in Tehran

Tehran City Tour

Tehran has been the capital of Iran since the Qajar Dynasty, therefore this city is home to many royal palaces. Today you will visit the Golestan Palace, the royal Qajar complex protected as a UNESCO world heritage, the Iran National Museum and the labyrinth of Tehran’s Grand Bazaar. Finish your city tour by visiting the Carpet Museum which is a collection of fascinating Persian carpets.

Included Excursions

  • Golestan Palace
  • Iran National Museum
  • Tehran Grand Bazaar
  • Persian Carpet Museum

Accommodation: Hotel in Tehran

Meals: Breakfast

Tehran - Kashan - Isfahan

Start your road trip towards Isfahan (448 km). En route stop in the historical city of Kashan and visit the Tabatabai House and Borujerdi House to get acquainted with the old Persian houses and amazing interior ornaments. You will also explore the lush Fin Garden, one of the nine Persian Gardens on the UNESCO world heritage list. You will arrive in Isfahan in the evening and visit two of the historical bridges crossing over Zayandeh River, the Khaju and Si o Se Pol Bridges.

Included Excursions

  • Tabatabai and Borujerdi historical houses
  • Fin Garden
  • Si o Se Pol and Khaju bridges

Accommodation: Hotel in Isfahan

Meals: Breakfast

The Safavid Day

Glorious Isfahan is known as the pearl of Persia and according to an old description, Isfahan is called “half of the world!” This city was the capital of Iran during the Safavid Dynasty, when the best examples of Islamic art and architecture were built in Iran. First visit the great Naqsh-e Jahan Square and the monuments around it, including the Ali Qapu Palace, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque and Shah Mosque. The whole Naghsh-e Jahan complex is protected as a world heritage by UNESCO. Then browse the handicrafts bazaar of Isfahan and visit the Chehel Sotun Garden and Palace (another Persian garden on the UNESCO heritage list), displaying fascinating wall paintings.

Included Excursions

  • Naqsh-e Jahan Square
  • Ali Qapu Palace
  • Sheikh Lotfollah and Jame Imam Mosque
  • Isfahan Bazaar
  • Chehel Sotun Garden

Accommodation: Hotel in Isfahan

Meals: Breakfast

Isfahan City Tour

Continue your Isfahan city tour, by exploring the magical Isfahan Jaame Mosque housing architectural gems from the 11th to the 19th centuries. This UNESCO world heritage site is also known as the encyclopedia of Iranian architecture. Then walk through the Armenian New Julfa Quarter which is home to a big population of Armenians who have been living in this city since the reign of Shah Abbas the Great, and visit the Vank Church. In the afternoon enjoy listening to some Iranian music at the Music Museum of Isfahan.

Included Excursions

  • Isfahan Jame Mosque
  • Vank Church
  • Isfahan Music Museum

Accommodation: Hotel in Isfahan

Meals: Breakfast

Yazd City Tour

Say goodbye to the memorable city of Isfahan and drive to Yazd (323 km). Yazd is the biggest adobe city in the world with magnificent architecture including narrow alleys, wind catcher towers and mud-brick houses. Yazd is also the center of the followers of Zoroastrianism, an ancient religion in Iran. Today you will visit the two heritages sites of this religion, the Tower of Silence and the Fire Temple. Then walk through the atmospheric old quarter of the city, which is enlisted as a UNESCO world heritage and learn about water management and Qanats at the Yazd Water Museum. In the afternoon visit the lush Dowlat Abad Garden. 

Included Excursions

  • Tower of Silence
  • Fire Temple
  • Yazd old city walking tour
  • Water Museum
  • Dowlat Abad Garden

Accommodation: Hotel in Yazd

Meals: Breakfast

 Yazd to Shiraz - The Achaemenid Day

Hit the road and drive towards Shiraz, the city of roses and nightingales (440 km). On the way stop to visit Pasargadae where the glorious tomb of Cyrus the great, founder of The Persian Empire is located. Then visit Persepolis, the ancient ceremonial capital of the Achaemnid kings dating back to 518 B.C. Walk through the amazing ruins of Persepolis and feel the glory of ancient Persia. Also explore the Naqsh-e Rostam, (Necropolis) as impressive as Persepolis, where the tombs of Persian kings were carved into the rocks of a mountain . Arrive in Shiraz in the afternoon and check in at your hotel.

Included Excursions

  • Pasargadae
  • Persepolis
  • Necropolis

Accommodation: Hotel in Shiraz

Meals: Breakfast

Shiraz City Tour

In the morning visit the charming Nasir al Molk Mosque, known as the Pink Mosque. Then explore the Naranjestan-e Ghavam and walk through the atmospheric Vakil Bazaar. Have a homemade local lunch with a local Shirazi family and experience Persian hospitality. Continue your Shiraz city tour by visiting the UNESCO listed Eram Garden and Tomb of Hafez. 

Included Excursions

  • Nasir al Molk Mosque
  • Naranjestan- e Ghavam
  • Vakil Bazaar
  • Eram Garden
  • Tomb of Hafez

Accommodation: Hotel in Shiraz

Meals: Breakfast Lunch

Departure day
After breakfast and your hotel check out, transfer to Shiraz INTL Airport for your flight back home. If your departure flight is from Tehran, you will get a domestic flight to Tehran and get transferred to IKA INTL Airport.

Meals: Breakfast

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