Explore the ancient wonders of Iran

Travel through Iran’s most amazing destinations with our unforgettable November tour, which takes you to the beautiful cities of Shiraz, Kerman, Yazd, Isfahan, and Tehran. You will be amazed by the ancient mosques and palaces, the colorful bazaars and lively city streets, and the natural beauty of this country. You will also enjoy the friendly hospitality of the Iranian people, taste the mouthwatering local food, and learn about the rich traditions and customs of this fascinating country. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to have an adventure that will stay with you forever.

General info

Start dateSunday 12 November
End dateSunday 26 November
Days15 days / 14 nights
Price€ 1,350
IncludingAccommodation (shared)
Transportation on the ground
Local guide
Entry fees
Visa support
ExcludingInternational flights
Single room (€ 435 per night)
Lunch & Dinner
Tips for the guide
Personal expenses
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Sunday 12 November – Shiraz

  • Arrive at your own convenience in Shiraz. A city that is well connected to other parts of the world.
  • Meet your other group members at the hotel with an introduction from our local guide.
  • Overnight stay in Shiraz.

 Monday 13 November – Shiraz

  • Visit the Arg of Karim Khan (Zand Castle); this old fort is right in the middle of Shiraz.
  • Walking tour of the souk in Shiraz.
  • Highlight: We visit the tombs of Sa’adi and Hafez. Especially the poems of Hafez are still very popular in Iran.
  • Eram Garden, a place where many locals come to relax.
  • Overnight stay in Shiraz.

Tuesday 14 November – Shiraz – Persepolis

  • 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.
  • Return to Shiraz.
  • Overnight stay in Shiraz.

Wednesday 15 November – 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.
  • Visit the Madrasah-ye Khan.
  • See the impressive Shahcheragh Holy Shrine, with its many mirrors, one of the best shrines in the country.
  • Jame Old Mosque, with its impressive mosaics.
  • See the Narenjanstan Garden.
  • Overnight stay in Shiraz.

Thursday 16 November – Shiraz – Lut Desert – Kerman

  • We leave Shiraz head to the stunning Lut Desert.
  • Highlight: Along the way we encounter various desert tribes and nomads living in the area.
  • Admire the unique rock formations formed due to the constant warm weather in Kerman.
  • After arrival in Kerman we’ll visit the incredible bazaar of Kerman in the old town.
  • Overnight stay in Kerman.

Friday 17 November – Kerman – Yazd

  • We leave Kerman and go westwards towards the city of Yazd.
  • Highlight: We visit Sar Yazd and explore the famous Sar Castle.
  • We continue our drive to Yazd.
  • 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. 
  • Learn about the wind and water towers, at the Water Museum.
  • Visit the historical Dolatabaad Garden.
  • Overnight stay in Yazd.

Saturday 18 November – Yazd

  • Highlight: We go to the Amir Chakhmaq Complex, which is located in Yazd’s central square.
  • 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.
  • Stroll around the local market to get a real feeling of the city.
  • Overnight stay in Yazd.

Sunday 19 November – Yazd – Meybod – Isfahan

  • Today we have a long drive to Isfahan.
  • A quick stop at an old caravanserai.
  • Highlight: See the Meybod Water Reservoir in the city of Meybod.
  • Visit the Narenj Castle in Nain. One of the oldest villages in Iran.
  • Arrival in Isfahan.
  • Overnight stay in Isfahan.

Monday 20 November – Isfahan

  • For many visitors, Isfahan is one of the highlights of Iran, one of the culturally richest cities in Iran.
  • Highlight: We visit the world-famous Imam Square; it’s the biggest closed-off square in the world.
  • See the Ali Qapu Palace and Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, located at the square.
  • We visit the Chehel Sotun Palace, a UNESCO site located in the center.
  • Overnight stay in Isfahan.

Tuesday 21 November – Isfahan

  • Today you’ll have a free day in Isfahan. Of course, we’ll be here to advise you on your plans.
  • In the afternoon it’s possible to join a cooking class. First we’ll buy the ingredients at the local market, before we start cooking.
  • Overnight stay in Isfahan.

Wednesday 22 November – Isfahan

  • Today we have another day to explore Isfahan.
  • In the morning we’ll visit the Jame Mosque and the Vank Cathedral, two famous sights that are not to be missed in Isfahan.
  • Highlight: Cross the Khaju and Siosepol bridges, where locals congregate for tea and good conversation.
  • Overnight stay in Isfahan.

Thursday 23 November – Isfahan – Abiyaneh – Kashan

  • We leave Isfahan and head to the north.
  • Highlight: We drive to Abiyaneh, also known as the red village. It’s very touristy with locals, but still an impressive sight. 
  • We continue our drive to Kashan.
  • Highlight: Upon arrival we visit Birujedi House, an incredible house from 1857.
  • Agha Bozorg Mosque, a famous historical mosque.
  • Walk around the old bazaar.
  • Overnight stay in Kashan.

Friday 24 November – Kashan – Qom – Teheran

  • Visit to the famous Fin Garden.
  • We continue to Qom, which is the religious center of Iran and a special stop, as the Ayatollah resides in Qom.
  • Visit to the Tomb of Fatimeh.
  • Drive towards Teheran.
  • Just before Teheran, 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.
  • Overnight stay in the capital of Iran: Teheran.

Saturday 25 November – Tehran

  • Highlight: We visit Golestan Palace. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the formal royal Qajar complex.
  • In the afternoon we’ll make a museum tour in Tehran, visiting the Archeological, Islamic and Jewelry Museum.
  • Overnight stay in Teheran.

Sunday 26 November – Tehran

  • Highlight: We head to the north of Teheran, towards the area known as Darband. A popular area for the younger generation to rest and relax.
  • We visit the Sa’dabad Complex, which includes multiple palaces and buildings, including the white palace where Shah Reza Pahlavi and Farah Diba lived before they left the country.
  • We take a short hike on Mount Darband, before we return to Tehran.
  • Visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Carpet Museum.
  • Airport drop off.
  • End of the tour.