Experience the magic of ancient Persia

Classic Iran March Tour

If this is your first time in Iran, this might be the perfect itinerary. In 8 days you’ll visit the highlights of Iran. Experience the culturally rich cities of Shiraz and Isfahan, the bustling capital of Tehran, and experience a more conservative city like Kashan. This tour covers all the highlights of the old Persian empire. Try delicious food, experience why many people consider Iranians the most welcoming people around and see the diverse landscapes.

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Classic Iran March Tour

General info

Start date1 March 2025
End date8 March 2025
Days8 days / 7 night
Price€ 1,295
IncludingAccommodation (shared)
Transportation on the ground
Local guide
Visa support
Entry fees
ExcludingInternational flights
Single room (€ 200)
Lunch & dinner
Tips for the guide
Personal expenses
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Saturday 1 March – Tehran

  • Arrive at your own convenience in Tehran, the capital of Iran.
  • Pre-tour meeting at the hotel, here you will meet your fellow travelers.
  • Evening visit to old Tehran, a perfect place for a first meeting with this big capital city.
  • Overnight stay in Tehran.

 Sunday 2 March  – Tehran

  • We visit the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini. This mega-complex is a memorial for the Ayatollah and is intended as a place for Iranians to gather.
  • Revolutionary Martyrs Cemetery, here many locals come together to pay respect to their lost ones.
  • Highlight: Azadi Tower, also known as the Shah’s Monument. This 45m high tower is one of the most famous landmarks in Tehran.
  • We stop by the former US Embassy, here you’ll see lots of ant-American propaganda.
  • Ebrat Museum, this impressive museum shows more about the secret police during the Shah’s reign in the 1970s.
  • Wander around the Tajrish Bazar, this covered bazar is more than 200 years old.
  • Overnight stay in Tehran.

Monday 3 March – Tehran – Kashan – Isfahan

  • Drive towards Isfahan, located in central Iran. Along the way we’ll make plenty of stops to stretch our legs and for photos.
  • Stop at Kashan.
  • Highlight: Upon arrival we visit Tabatabai House, an incredible house from around 1880.
  • Visit to the famous Fin Garden, rated one of the most beautiful historical gardens in the world.
  • See the Sultan Amir Bath, a traditional Iranian bathhouse from the 16th Century.
  • We continue towards Isfahan.
  • Highlight: Cross the Khaju bridge, where locals congregate for tea and good conversation.
  • Evening visit to the 300 year old Abbasi Hotel.
  • Overnight stay in Isfahan.

Tuesday 4 March – Isfahan

  • Highlight: We visit the world-famous Imam Square; it’s the biggest closed-off square in the world.
  • Check out the Ali Qapu Palace and Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, located at the square.
  • See the Jame Mosque one of the most beautiful mosques in Iran.
  • Visit to a traditional carpet shop to learn more about the craftmanship of making carpets.
  • See an ancient Persian sport workout at the Zurkhaneh Gym, a workout with drum and bell music.
  • Overnight stay in Isfahan.

Wednesday 5 March – Isfahan – Yazd

  • Drive to Yazd (around 4 hours)
  • Highlight: Arrival in Yazd. The beautiful desert town of Yazd is a world apart from the other cities. Especially the old town has a magical feeling with its forest of wind towers. 
  • We go to the Amir Chakhmaq Complex, which is located in Yazd’s central square.
  • Stroll around the old city to get a real feeling of the place.
  • We will check out the Jame Mosque and Rafieian’s Old House, a primary example of the traditional architecture of this area.
  • Overnight stay in Yazd.

Thursday 6 March – Yazd – Shiraz

  • Visit the historical Dolatabaad Garden.
  • See the Tower of Silence, the Zoroastrians believed that dead bodies should not be buried, so they left them here for vultures.
  • Fire Temple, the place where Zoroastrians practiced their religion.
  • Drive to Shiraz.
  • We will take a walk around the amazing citadel of Shiraz. A great place for any souvenir hunters and to mingle with the locals.
  • Overnight stay in Shiraz.

Friday 7 March  – Shiraz

  • Highlight: See the well-known Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, famously known as the Pink Mosque. Here you’ll see stained glass, which gives the mosque a special color.
  • We depart Shiraz for Persepolis and Necropolis.
  • Highlight: Wander around the ruins of the UNESCO-heritage site. This was the main capital of the Achaemenid Empire.
  • We return to Shiraz and continue our city tour.
  • Eram Garden, a place where many locals come to relax.
  • Highlight: We visit the tombs of Sa’adi and Hafez. Especially the poems of Hafez are still very popular in Iran.
  • Overnight stay in Shiraz.

Saturday 8 March – Shiraz

  • End of the tour, depart on your own convenience.