Uncover Iran's Rich Heritage: 8-Day Exclusive Tour for Australians
Unveil the magic of Iran with our 8-day exclusive tour tailored for Australian travelers. From the bustling streets of Tehran to the cultural gems of Isfahan and the breathtaking landscapes of Sepidan and Shiraz, this carefully crafted itinerary promises an unforgettable journey through Iran’s history, beauty, and hospitality.
Explore ancient palaces, wander through historic bazaars, and immerse yourself in the warm embrace of local communities. With a perfect blend of guided tours and free exploration time, you’ll have the chance to experience Iran’s diverse landscapes and traditions at your own pace.
Arrival, meet and greet at the airport, transfer to hotel.
A full-day tour of the capital, Tehran. We are starting with a walking tour through old Tehran and visiting the old Gate of Tehran, Golestan Palaces, Imam (former Royal) Mosque, and Grand Bazaar, a large roofed old shopping complex. We will then get more familiar with Persian Carpets at the Carpet Museum. Overnight Tehran.
Morning drive to Kashan and Abiyaneh. You will head to Kashan city with its famous and traditional Fin Garden. There are also some ancient sites in Kashan, for example, Sialk Hill which is more than 6000 years old. After lunch at one of Kashan’s traditional houses, such as “Manouchehri House,” which is very popular amongst tourists in Iran, you will visit the world-famous Abiyaneh village, a fascinating village with ochre-colored houses, lattice windows, fragile wooden balconies, and many splendid views. Abyaneh village is one of Iran’s most stunning and exciting tourist attractions from various viewpoints. During your Iran visit, visiting this village will be an unforgettable experience. Overnight Abiyaneh Village.
Short drive to Isfahan. After checking in to your hotel, we’ll start our full-day tour of Isfahan at the UNESCO world heritage site of Naghsh-e-Jahan Sq. Once a royal polo court, this site was the official center of the city when the city was the Safavid Capital (17th Century). We will visit the famous Imam Mosque (Royal Mosque) on the square’s southern side with incredible architecture and tile-work.; overnight Isfahan.
We start another full-day tour in Isfahan, where we will visit the Grand Mosque, followed by Chehelsotun (forty columns) palace. We will then see the Vank Cathedral and the city’s Armenian Quarter. The evening will be walking by the banks of the Zayanderud River, the city’s soul. Several historical bridges over this river were erected during the Safavid era (17th Century). Siosepol (33-arch) and Khaju bridges are the most famous ones. We enjoy visiting these two interesting bridges, drinking tea at the tea house below the bridge, walking along the river bank, or paddling on a boat from one to the other. Overnight Isfahan
Drive to Sepidan, located in the heart of the Zagrus Mountain; this is one of the most famous nomad routes in Iran, frequented by many different tribes; this road is off the touristy track where you will be able to see the real life of Iran’s countryside, with fantastic mountain sceneries. On our way, we will visit the cities of Shahr Reza, Semirom, and Yasuj using beautiful roads. Depending on the season you travel, we may be able to visit these tribes en route as we will spend some quality time with the local people seeing their daily life and traditions. Sepidan Area is rich in flora and has several springs and waterfalls. One of the eye-catching flowers in this area is Fritillaria imperialis. We’ll have a delicious outside dinner prepared by a local cook. Sleep overnight in this beautiful village. Overnight Speidan Village.
After a short drive to Shiraz, we will start our Shiraz tour by the Karmikhani complex, the residential palace of the Zand dynasty. Karim Khan Zand, the founder of the Zand dynasty, chose Shiraz as his capital; we continue to Vakil complex, Vakil Mosque, Bazar, and the public bath remaining from his reign. We also visit the colorful Nasirolmolk mosque. We will visit the Eram Garden, Naranjestan Palace, and the tombs of world famous poets Hafez and Saadi in the afternoon. Overnight Shiraz.
On an excursion day, you will visit the most magnificent city of the ancient world, Persepolis, which is now registered as a UNESCO world heritage site. Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Persian Empire during the Achemaenian era. The site, 125,000 sq.m. in area, comprises various reception halls and palaces, private palaces, royal treasury, and fortifications, where we find the tomb of Cyrus the Great and remains of Achaemenian palaces and edifices. We continue our excursion by visiting Naghsh-e-Rostam, the Achaemenian necropolis (city of the dead), before returning to Shiraz. Overnight Shiraz.
You will be transferred to Shiraz airport to catch your flight home from Shiraz itself or via a connecting flight in Tehran.
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Ozzies are known for being globe trotters, and Iran – to many people’s surprise – has become a popular destination for Australian tourists. We have seen a massive surge since 2011 and offer exclusive services to our new guests from down under. Every month we see Australians from all walks of life visiting Iran. From the middle-aged couple who have seen almost every country worldwide to the 19-year-olds on their first gap year.
We have also categorized our services on accommodation level, budget, midrange, and luxury. You’ll be amazed by Iran’s tourism infrastructure.
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Iran visa for Australian citizens
Visa on arrival:
Thanks to good diplomatic relations between our countries. It is straightforward for Australian citizens to obtain an Iranian Visa on arrival. You will get a 14 days visa at the airport, and we can extend your access for another 14 days if you want to stay longer.
Or, we can apply for your visa to be issued at the nearest Iranian embassy/consulate worldwide (tickets are currently issued in Canberra for Australian citizens).
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Exclusive Iran itinerary for Australian citizens (please also check out our other tours if you wish to choose a different itinerary and tailor-make one yourself).
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