Iran Cultural Journey "Private" - 14 Days
- Get to know Iran's history in the National Museum of Iran
- Enjoy colorful sun rays in the Pink Mosque
- Get familiar with the Persian mythology in Persepolis
- Experience Zoroastrian culture and traditions in Yazd
- Stroll around the magnificent Naqsh-e Jahan Square
- Visit Fin Garden, Amir Kabir’s assassination spot
Tour Difficulty Level
Start City ● End City
Tehran ● Tehran
1 to 10 People
This private tour takes you to see different aspects of Iranian culture. Follow the twisting path of great Persian kings and emperors in Persepolis. Explore the earthly adobe cities of Yazd and Kerman and make your way to the divine turquoise architecture of Isfahan. Set foot in the stories of Sindbad and Aladdin and spend the night in a traditional Caravanserai.
Your expert tour guide will engage you with fascinating stories and facts as you visit Tehran, Shiraz, Persepolis, Yazd, Kharanaq, Meybod, Isfahan, Abyaneh, Kerman and Kashan.
Upon your arrival, our representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel to rest.
The second day starts by visiting the Golestan Palace Complex made up of historical structures, precious paintings, and the glorious Mirror Room. The adventure continues by strolling around the exotic Bazaar of Tehran, where vivid colors and aromatic spices create lovely scenes.
Next stop will be the National Museum of Iran; you will walk through Iran's rich history and see many historical treasures such as the statue of Darius the Great. You will say goodbye to the capital, and your guide will take you to the Airport to fly to Shiraz. When you get to Shiraz, you will be transferred to your hotel and rest to get ready for the upcoming days.
The morning is the best time to visit Nasir-ol-Molk, the Pink Mosque. The dazzling dance of light and color creates magical scenes. Enjoy the mystical atmosphere, and take lots of pictures.
You will visit Karim Khan Citadel, you will observe the artistic exterior design and interior carvings of this historical wonder, then make your way to the Vakil Complex. It consists of the authentic Vakil Bazaar, the Traditional Vakil Bathhouse (hammam) and the historical Vakil Mosque. It's the perfect opportunity to get familiar with three aspects of Iranian culture at once. You will be transferred to your hotel to rest after a fulfilling day.
The second day in Shiraz starts by visiting َAtiq Jameh mosque, the oldest mosque in Shiraz. It is famous that Hafez would come here every Thursday night to recite the noble Quran. Next stop is the Holy Shrine of Shah Cheragh where you will enjoy the spiritual atmosphere and get familiar with Islamic traditions.
After that comes the Tomb of Sa’adi, the master of speech, a great poet that shaped the Persian language into its modern form. Next, you will visit the marble Tomb of Hafez, the poet of love and spirituality. Finally, you will stroll around Eram Garden, a UNESCO site famous for its bitter oranges and diverse flowers. The day ends with transferring to your hotel to rest.
The next morning you will start moving towards Kerman. On the way to Kerman, you will be visiting the magnificent capital of the Achaemenid Empire, Persepolis. This UNESCO world heritage site takes you back to the glorious days of the Persian Empire. You will walk among the Persian myths and Gods, in the shape of massive statues.
Next stop will be another ancient treasure, Necropolis of Naqsh-e Rostam. These ancient rock reliefs are the perpetual home to four powerful kings of ancient Iran. The most famous relief exhibits the triumph of Shapur I over Valerian, the Roman emperor.
The last stop before going to Kerman will be Pasargadae, the first dynastic capital of Achaemenian and the tomb of the King of Kings, Cyrus the Great. This surreal visit of ancient wonders ends by entering the desert city of Kerman. You will be transferred to the hotel to rest for the upcoming days.
First thing in the morning, you will move towards the city of Mahan. You will visit Shah Nematollah Vali shrine, the tomb of a famous Sufi, dervish, and poet which is a holy place of gathering for Sufis and dervishes of Iran.
Next stop will be the famous Shazdeh Garden, a green miracle in the middle of the desert. This UNESCO site benefits from an ingenious water transport system that provides water for its lush trees, and refreshing water fountains.
Then you will go to the city of Rayen to visit the historical Rayen Citadel, the second largest mud-brick citadel in the world. Wander around its mud alleys and enjoy watching the sunset over its majestic watchtowers. You will get back to Kerman and will be transferred to the hotel to rest.
The morning starts with visiting the historical Kerman Bazaar and Ganjali Khan complex. It consists of a traditional bathhouse full of artistic paintings, an Islamic school (Madrasa), its famous Caravanserai and a mosque that was in use for both Caravanserai and the Madrasa.
You will then leave Kerman and start moving towards Yazd.
In the morning you will leave Zein-o-din and get to Yazd. The adventure starts by visiting Zoroastrian Towers of Silence or the Sky Burials. They were once used to expose corpses to vultures to be eaten and get clean from demons and impurity. Nowadays you can enjoy the peaceful and spiritual atmosphere while learning about ancient Zoroastrian traditions.
Your next visit will be the Zoroastrian Fire Temple where you can witness the eternal Fire, which has been burning for more than 1500 years. Zoroastrians consider Fire as a purity agent and believe that it represents God's wisdom.
The day continues by visiting Amir Chakhmaq complex which contains a uniquely designed Mosque, a caravanserai, a traditional bathhouse, and a water reservoir.
Strolling through Masjed Jameh street, you will get to Jameh Mosque of Yazd, a masterpiece of Islamic architecture with blue tiles and the tallest minarets in Iran. The day ends here by transferring to your hotel and relaxing under the starry night of Yazd.
First thing in the morning you will start moving towards Isfahan. On the way to Isfahan, you will visit a mountainous village in the middle of the desert. Kharanaq is an intact mud-brick village dating back to 4000 years ago according to the locals. Wander around its narrow alleys and enjoy the magnificent architecture.
Next stop will be the Holy Zoroastrian temple called Chak Chak (drops of water). Legends say that Nikbanoo, daughter of the last King of the Sassanid empire disappeared into this mountain when trying to escape from Arab invaders and the holy water dripping from the walls of this cave are her tears.
Our last stop before getting to Isfahan is the desert city of Meybod. This less-known historical city is famous for its 2000-year-old Narin Castle, its historical Caravanserai and its unique Pigeon Tower. The day ends by getting to the city of turquoise domes, Isfahan, and transferring to your hotel.
This morning starts by visiting the second largest historical square in the world, the glorious Naqsh-e Jahan Square of the Safavid dynasty. You will visit an architectural masterpiece called Shah Mosque with a turquoise dome and blue colored tilework that represent heaven and create the most spiritual atmosphere.
Next on the list is Ali Qapu Palace, the royal governmental building. Enjoy the lovely plaster carvings and delicate miniature paintings. After that, comes Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, the private mosque for the royal family which offers the diversity of style and color due to its unique architecture and cream-colored dome.
Then you will move towards Chehel Sotoun Palace, a pavilion in the middle of a large garden. The reflection of its wooden pillars in the long pool in front creates magnificent scenes. You will be transferred to your hotel to rest.
In the morning, you will visit Atiq square and Jameh mosque of Isfahan. Since it was changed throughout history, you can observe the evolution of Persian architecture in different parts of this historical mosque.
Next, you will get to the Armenian Jolfa neighborhood to visit the Vank Cathedral. After visiting this holy church and its breathtaking paintings you will move towards historical bridges of Isfahan.
The sun creates magic over Si-o-se-pol and Khaju Bridge; enjoy the beautiful sunset and listen to songs of local amateur singers. At last, you will head to the hotel and rest.
First thing in the morning you will start moving towards Kashan. On the way to Kashan, you will visit Abyaneh, the Red Village. The interconnected structure of this village along with its unique colors create an incredible landscape.
People of Abyaneh have preserved their traditions and customs by wearing traditional clothes. Women wear wide white scarves designed with pink flower patterns, colorful shirts, and loose black skirts while men wear long loose pants and traditional hats.
You will say goodbye to the Red Village and move towards Kashan. In Kashan, you will visit the famous UNESCO site, Fin Garden. This Persian Garden bears the tragic assassination of Amir Kabir, the righteous chancellor of Qajar dynasty.
You will be transferred to your hotel in the evening and can use this free time to explore Kashan by yourself.
In the morning you will visit the traditional Borujerdi House. Its harmonic dome and wind catchers work as ancient Air Conditioning. It is excellently designed with plaster carvings and paintings from the Great Persian painter, Kamal-ol-molk.
Next stop will be Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse which is decorated by gold tilework, plaster carvings, brick structure, and gorgeous paintings. You will leave Kashan to get to the capital, Tehran.
The metropolis welcomes you with one of its most recent attractions. Tabiat or Nature Bridge connects two major parks of Tehran and represents the modern Persian architecture.
You will be transferred to your hotel in the evening and can use this free time to explore the capital by yourself.
You may roam free in Tehran and will be transferred to the Airport according to your departure time.
Visa Authorization Code included
Visa stamp fee is not included and should be paid separately at the Place of Visa Issue (Airport, consulate or embassy). Citizens of the US, UK, and Canada must apply for the visa at least three months before their visit.
Iran Travel Insurance is included
13 Nights in standard grade hotels
13 Breakfasts, 0 Lunch, 0 Dinner
Private sedan car for Airport transfer
Private sedan car for domestic transfers
Tehran to Shiraz flight
Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
Service Not Included
Incoming and Outgoing flights to and from the country are not included.
Entrance fees for museums and landmarks are not included.
Any additional Service or activity is not included in the mentioned price, and will be charged extra.
Please tip the local guides and drivers as you wish.