10 days tour – Classic Persia Tour

If this is your first time in Iran, this might be the perfect itinerary. In 10 days you’ll visit the highlights of Iran. Experience the culturally rich cities of Shiraz and Isfahan, the bustling capital of Tehran, and experience more conservative cities like Yazd and 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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1 person: EUR 2795 2795
2 people: EUR 2595 2595
3 people: EUR 2195 2195
4 people: EUR 1995 1995
10 days tour - Classic Persia Tour

General info

Days10 days /9 nights
Best travel timeSeptember – April
DestinationsTehran – Isfahan – Shiraz – Yazd
Transportation on the ground
Local guide
Entry fees
ExcludingInternational flights
Lunch & Dinner
Tips for the guide
Personal expenses
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Day 1 – Tehran

  • Arrival in Tehran, the capital of Iran. 
  • Meet the guide who will help you with exchanging money. 
  • Highlight: We start the city tour with a visit to Golestan Palace. This UNESCO heritage site is the formal royal Qajar complex. 
  • Visit the Azadi Tower, a landmark in Tehran and around 45m high. 
  • We pay a visit to the Treasury of the National Jewels Museum, one of the best jewelry museums in the world.   
  • Overnight stay in Tehran. 

Day 2 – Tehran – Shiraz 

  • We take a morning flight to Shiraz, the cultural rich city of literature, music and love.
  • 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 thombs 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. 

Day 3 – 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 Vakil Mosque. 
  • 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 Jahan Nama Garden.
  • Highlight: We finish the day with a visit to the Pink Lake, just outside Shiraz. 
  • Overnight stay in Shiraz. 

Day 4 – Shiraz – Yazd

  • We leave Shiraz and head for Yazd, in the middle of the desert. 
  • Highlight: First stop is Persepolis & Necropolis (UNESCO-site). This was the main capital of the Achaemenid Empire.
  • Later on we stop at the Pasargadae, this was the first capital of the Achaemenid Empire.
  • 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. 
  • Overnight stay in Yazd.

Day 5 – Yazd 

  • We visit the Amir Chakhmaq Complex, located at the central square of Yazd.
  • Learn about the wind and water towers, at the Water Museum. 
  • 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. 
  • Overnight stay in Yazd. 

Day 6 – Yazd – Isfahan 

  • Today we have a long drive to Isfahan.
  • A quick stop at an old caravanserai. 
  • See the Kabootar Dovecote (Pigeon Tower) and Meybod Ice House in the city of Meybod. 
  • Visit the Zoroastrian Pilgrimage Site of Chakchak.
  • Visit the Nain Jame Old Mosque, one of the oldest ones in Iran. 
  • Arrival in Isfahan.

Day 7 – Isfahan 

  • For many visitors, Isfahan is one of the highlights of Iran, one of the cultural 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 & Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, located at the square. 
  • We visit the Chehel Sotun Palace, a UNESCO site located in the center. 
  • Walk over the Khaju and Siosepol bridges, here locals gather together for tea and good conversations. 
  • Overnight stay in Isfahan. 

Day 8 – Isfahan 

  • Visit the Museum of the Vank Cathedral. 
  • Highlight: We take the car and 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. 
  • Overnight stay in Kashan. 

Day 9 – Kashan – Tehran

  • Visit the Fin Garden, a place where many locals come together during the weekends. 
  • Highlight: Birujedi House, an incredible house from 1857. 
  • Agha Bozorg Mosque, a famous historical mosque. 
  • Walk around the old bazaar. 
  • Continue driving to Tehran.
  • Overnight stay in Tehran. 

Day 10 – Tehran

  • End of the tour. 
  • Airport drop off.