• Duration

    7 day trip

  • Start

    Tehran, Iran

  • Finish

    Tehran, Iran

  • Group size

    Min 6, Max 12

  • Ages

    Min 15

  • Included meals

    7 Breakfast, 0 Lunch, 1 Dinner

  • Accommodation grade

    3 Star Hotels

  • Transport

    A.C Mini Bus

  • Physical rating

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  • Trip notes

    Printable trip note (Coming soon)

Iran 7 Day Tour

Best of Persia

Price per pax from

898.00 EUR

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS & ITINERARY

Iran 7 day tour is an opportunity to discover Iran’s rich culture and history and its warm-hearted people have always drawn travelers from all over the world to Iran. Although it has been a bit isolated from the rest of the world for the past few decades, it’s now opening its doors to all of those who cannot afford to miss the chance to visit Iran, the cradle of civilization.

Tour Highlights

  • » Explore fabled capitals of ancient empires with our expert trip Leader, well-spoken and experienced in sharing his native land with travelers.
  • » Stroll in magnificent Persian gardens that trace their design principles to the days of Cyrus the Great.
  • » Mingle with local residents and vendors in colorful markets including the only bazaar in the world recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • » Discover Pasargadae and Persepolis, cities of the Achaemenid Empire that rank among the world’s greatest sites of antiquity.
  • » Get to know the warm Iranian people as you dine in fine local restaurants we’ve selected for their delicious Persian food and friendly ambience.

Special Entertainments (Free & Optional)

  • » Half a day FREE experiencing the Nomadic life and staying alongside an Iranian nomad family that is likely to be one of the most memorable parts of your journey. Read more…
  • » Half day FREE Persian hospitality tour to spend time with an Iranian family, learn and help to cook homemade foods and eat like Iranian people. Read more…
  • » One-day FREE tour of Iran’s Northern railway and crossing the Alborz mountains on SURFIRAN’s private train (Departure every Thursday 6:30 AM to 10:30 PM). Read more…

Travel Itinerary

DAY 1: TEHRAN

After arriving in Tehran from Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA) our representative will meet and greet you then you will be transferred to hotel for rest.


Overnight: Tehran

DAY 2: TEHRAN – FLY TO SHIRAZ

This morning we take you a World Heritage Site, the lavish Golestan Palace. Built during the Qajar Dynasty that rose to power in the late 1700’s, this fabulous walled complex is centered on a landscaped garden with tranquil pools. Many of the elements you’ll admire today date to the 19th century when local Qajari architects and artisans were looking to integrate traditional Persian style with elements of Western and Russian origin. The palace buildings are among the oldest in modern Tehran and they are still regarded as a crowning achievement of the Qajar era.

Time permitting, we can walk around Tehran Bazaar, few steps far from Golestan Palace. Continue along the Bazaar route, we go to the Timche Akbarian. Timche Akbarian dates back to almost 260 years from the Qajar era when its main purpose was for exchange and gold. Later it was developed into the first bank of Iran ran mainly by Jews who were the prominent residents of Oudlajan neighbourhood.

In early afternoon you will visit the National Museum of Iran, where you can see fabulous historical items from 5000 BC to the advent of Islam in Iran which shows a brief history of our Land..

Tonight, we take you to the airport for your included flight to Shiraz.


Overnight: Shiraz

DAY 3: SHIRAZ

After breakfast, you will visit Nasir-al-Mulk Mosque (Pink Mosque) few steps far from Vakil Bazaar. It built by the order from one of the lords of the Qajar Dynasty, Mirza Hasan ‘Ali Nasir-al-Mulk, it took 12 years to complete in 1888. Its interior reveals a magnificent masterpiece of design with stunning colours. This is a space where light and worship intertwine. The mosque comes to life with the sunrise and colours dance throughout the day like whirling dervishes. It reflects on the ground, walls, the arches and the towering spires. It even reflects on the visitors as if a colourful ball is hit by the first sun ray and explodes to thousands of butterflies all around.

Then you will visit Karim Khan Citadel. The Karim Khan Castle is a citadel located in the downtown Shiraz, southern Iran. It was built as part of a complex during the Zand dynasty and is named after Karim Khan, and served as his living quarters.

Then you’ll have time to explore and shop in the bustling Vakil Bazaar, home to hundreds of stores, beautiful courtyards, and even an ancient caravanserai.

End your day in Shiraz on a tranquil note in the lovely garden Tomb of Hafez, one of our most outstanding poets to feel the taste of Persian Literature. Hafez is one of the great poets who impressed everyone with his mastery. His poems give us a special feeling and the peace in his tomb is really outstanding.


Overnight: Shiraz

DAY 4: SHIRAZ – ISFAHAN 5 H 45 MIN (483 km)

We have a full day of driving today to reach our destination of Isfahan; it is a good idea to stock up on locally bought and easily found dates and pistachio nuts for the journey.

We will have some stop in our way to visit legendary city of Persepolis, the former capital of Darius the Great and founded in 512 BC. There was no more impressive construction in the ancient world, except perhaps Karnak in Egypt,

Darius built the terrace, the Apadana (great audience hall), the Tachara (palace), the monumental staircases and his son, Xerxes, added the harem and the Hall of 100 Columns. Alexander the Great entered Persepolis in January 330 BC and then committed an uncharacteristic act of wanton destruction that still mystifies historians today, burning the mighty city to the ground. Though a shadow of its former self, the soaring pillars, terraces and sculptures of Persepolis still remain, probably most impressive are the bas-reliefs which line the site, telling the story of ancient governors and kings that came to Persepolis to pay tribute to the Persian Emperors.

Continue to Isfahan and check in to our hotel.


Overnight: Isfahan

DAY 5: ISFAHAN

As the 17th-century capital of the Safavid Empire, Isfahan was one of the world’s greatest cities – architecturally striking, wealthy beyond imagine, and politically powerful with Europeans, Ottomans, Indians and Chinese coming to its court – the heart of a vast Persian Empire that stretched from the Euphrates River in present-day Iraq to the Oxus River in Afghanistan. Indeed, its grandeur inspired the rhyming proverb, Isfahan nesf-jahan (Isfahan is Half the World).

Continue your exploration in Isfahan at another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Simple at first glance but wondrous in its rich detail and bold design, the Masjed-e Jamé is another masterpiece of Iranian architecture, covering nearly 5 acres in the heart of this historic city. This is one of the oldest congregational mosques in the country, and its construction and embellishment over the past twelve centuries illustrate a number of important periods in Islamic architecture.

This afternoon, your exploration continues in Imam Square. This 17th-century site is one of the largest public spaces in the world. Here in the square, you’ll visit the 17th-century Shah Mosque, revered as a masterpiece of Islamic architecture and easily recognised by its magnificent tile-work and soaring cupola and minarets. In the Ali Qapu Palace, you’ll marvel at its beautiful music rooms and the balconies where Safavid kings would sit to enjoy the polo matches unfolding in the square below. You’ll end your day exploring the Qeisarieh Bazaar that surrounds Imam Square. With hundreds of local vendors that specialize in traditional arts and crafts, it’s a wonderful place to shop for pottery, enamel, jewellery and delicately inlaid board games.

Next up is Chehel Sotun. Set in a landscaped and forested park in front of a tranquil reflecting pool, this graceful pavilion was built by Shah Abbas II for entertainment and court receptions. Entering through a portico with twenty slender wooden columns, you’ll discover soaring halls embellished with frescoes, paintings and mosaics; the Hall of Mirrors is especially breathtaking!

In the city’s Armenian quarter, you’ll delve more deeply into the region’s complex history as you visit several churches including the 17th-century Vank Cathedral with its lavishly decorated interior and unique blend of Islamic and European architectural elements.


Overnight: Isfahan

DAY 6: ISFAHAN - KASHAN - TEHRAN 5 H 45 MIN (483 KM)

After breakfast drive to Kashan, on our way to Kashan, you will visit Abyaneh village. Abyaneh Village is known as the Red Village because of its red soil and houses. The houses of Abyaneh bear an ancient architectural style, featured by the use of clay as the construction material and latticed windows and wooden doors.

After arriving in Kashan, you will visit Boroujerdi and Tabatabaei Traditional House and Fin Garden (A registered site in UNESCO world heritage). This very early Persian garden reflects ancient landscaping principles that trace their roots to the time of Cyrus the Great in the 6th century BCE.

This evening, leaving Kashan behind, we’ll travel to the capital.


Overnight: Tehran

DAY 7: TEHRAN (DEPARTURE)

Our tour guide will transfer you to Imam Khomeini International Airport according to your’ flight time.

DATES & PRICES

Iran 7 day tour

START DATE
END DATE
PRICE (P/P)
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25 December 201731 December 2017840.00 Euro990.00 Euro+ Request Booking
31 December 201706 January 2018840.00 Euro990.00 Euro+ Request Booking
21 January 201827 January 2018840.00 Euro990.00 Euro+ Request Booking
04 February 201810 February 2018840.00 Euro990.00 Euro+ Request Booking
26 February 201804 March 20181050.00 Euro1300.00 Euro+ Request Booking
15 March 201821 March 20181050.00 Euro1300.00 Euro+ Request Booking
03 April 201809 April 20181050.00 Euro1300.00 Euro+ Request Booking
13 April 201819 April 20181050.00 Euro1300.00 Euro+ Request Booking
26 April 201802 May 20181050.00 Euro1300.00 Euro+ Request Booking
05 May 201811 May 20181050.00 Euro1300.00 Euro+ Request Booking
29 June 201805 July 2018960.00 Euro1100.00 Euro+ Request Booking
17 August 201823 August 2018960.00 Euro1100.00 Euro+ Request Booking
29 September 201805 October 2018960.00 Euro1100.00 Euro+ Request Booking
20 October 201826 October 2018960.00 Euro1100.00 Euro+ Request Booking
07 December 201813 December 2018960.00 Euro1100.00 Euro+ Request Booking

Price Information

Prices listed are on a per person basis, sharing accommodation (unless otherwise stated).Prices do not include international flights.

Most tours are based on customers sharing twin-bedded rooms. If you book as an individual, you will be roomed with someone of the same sex. However, on many tours we offer the opportunity to pay a supplement to pre-book a single room.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Arrival and departure airport transfer from/to Imam Khomeini (IKA) Airport
  • Domestic flight
  • All nights accommodation in 3-star hotels
  • Land travel in Iran by air-conditioned coach
  • Services of an Iranian tour lecturer throughout the tour
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 0 lunches, and 1 dinner

WHAT’S EXCLUDED

  • International air fares, taxes and surcharges
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry or phone calls
  • Visa costs
  • Entrance fees
  • Tips to local guides and drivers

SPEAK TO OUR EXPERTS

Sarah AzadmehrSARAH AZADMEHR
azadmehr@surfiran.com
+98 912 148 0261

MAHDI ESHRAGHI
m.eshraghi@surfiran.com
+98 901 981 7359

Tailor This Tour

Iran 7 day tour is also available for booking privately for travel anytime through the year, and we can also customise the itinerary to fit your personal requirements. Please contact us for details and prices.

IMPORTANT NOTES

  1. An arrival transfer is included on Iran 7 day tour
  2. Iran 7 day tour starts at 9:00 in the morning on day
  3. The maximum check-in baggage allowance is 17 kg per person plus hand luggage
  4. A single supplement is available on Iran 7 day tour.

Accommodation

We use good quality hotels rated at the Iranian Local House and 3 star level on Iran 7 day tour. Local star ratings may vary slightly from international standards . Accommodation is based on double or twin en-suite rooms with air conditioning. All couples will have a private double room. Single travellers may choose to pay a single room supplement to guarantee themselves a single room throughout the tour. Alternatively, they may choose to share a twin room with another traveller of the same sex. If there are no other single travellers available to pair up with at the time of your booking, then we will add the single supplement to the tour price, but will refund this or deduct it from your balance payment if we are able to pair you up later on.

Transport

In your trip we use private AC Van, Middle Bus or Bus throughout Iran 7 day tour, subject to the final size of the group.

Transfers

The tour includes a 24-hour airport meet & assist service in Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport, your arrival and departure airport-hotel transfers and all other transfers.

Dates & Prices

We run regular small-group departures on Iran 7 day tour. All departures are guaranteed to run if a minimum of 6 travellers is reached.

Booking & Payment

If you would like to book a place on Iran 7 day tour, please complete the online reservation form on our website. We will then contact you with more details about how to complete your booking. Payments may be made by making a bank transfer. Full details will be provided in your booking confirmation email. Please contact us if you would like any more information or have any questions before making a booking.

Passports and Visas

Passports should be valid for at least six months after your departure from the country. Please do not bring an almost full or almost expired passport. Visa arrangements are the responsibility of the traveller. For more information about how to get an Iranian visa please visit this page.

Joining Info

These tour joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to Iran 7 day tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.

  • Joining Point: Watch this space as we announce the point soon.
  • Address: Tehran
  • Time and place: 09:00 am on day 2

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Reviews

Just came back from Iran and I can say that I’m really enthusiast from people and visited places. A very big thank to SURFIRAN because of their help, organization and professional way to manage everything that we need. I do suggest to visit Iran and contact SURFIRAN. they can really help you and make your life easier!

Jacopo and RobertoVisited February 2017Read more

Everything was arranged very efficiently. Nothing went wrong. Our guide, Mostafa Farhadi, was remarkable. Not only was he a brilliant driver, but his knowledge of the culture, history and contemporary life of Iran was amazing. He also had superb contacts in all the places we visited.

StephenVisited November 2016Read more

We organized a 3 weeks tour in Iran through SURFIRAN. SURFIRAN is a very Professional travel agency who understands their customers needs and expectations. Our stay in Iran was just fabulous, the program built by SURFIRAN was great, we have seen many and many very interesting sites and locations.

Christiane RobichonVisited May 2016TripAdvisor

Most we enjoyed the landscape and wildlife we saw, it was just amazing and not comparable with nature we found in Germany and Europe, one of my greatest experiences! Second we enjoyed the kindness of you guys (Mehdi, Negin and her family, and the two houses we stayed) it was like meeting family and friends 🙂

Christian, Robin and TimVisited October 2016TripAdvisor

We visited Iran on October 2016 with SURFIRAN travel and tours company. Organization of round trip, hotel accommodation and flights were perfect. Our guide Mostafa was absolutely excellent, helpful, friendly and his information about Iran were very informative. Thanks a lot ! Will come back soon.

Johannes Visited October 2016TripAdvisor

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