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Discover the Best of Iran on Private Guided Tours

This tour offers a visit to Iran’s Golden Triangle cities – Isfahan, Shiraz, and Yazd – plus Tehran, the capital. This tour also includes 6 UNESCO World Heritages and visiting two desert towns of Iran: Naein and Meybod.

8 Days



Day 1: Tehran

After you arrive at the airport, your guide will greet you and transfer you to your hotel.

O/N Tehran

Day 2: Tehran

In the morning, you will see the National Museum of Iran, which is over 70 years old and contains 300,000 museum objects.

After that, you will go to see a UNESCO World Heritage: Golestan Palace, which has many places to offer: The Marble Throne, Karim Khani Nook, Pond House, Picture House/Gallery, Brilliant Hall, Museum of Gifts, Containers Hall, Ivory Hall, Mirror Hall, Salam Hall, Edifice of the Sun (Shams ol Emareh) and many other places.

Evening flight to Isfahan

Day 3: Isfahan

Today’s tour of Isfahan starts with the UNESCO World Heritage: Naghsh-e-Jahan Square. Once a royal polo court, this site was the official center of the city when it was the Safavid Capital (17th Century). We will visit the famous Imam Mosque (Royal Mosque) on the square’s southern side, which has incredible architecture and tile work. We then visited the multistory Ali Qapu Palace, which stood on the western side of the court, from which the Safavid kings used to view the polo games and ceremonies. Then, you will visit Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (or Ladies Mosque) on the opposite side of the square. You can take a tour of a traditional Iranian Bazaar.

Then, you will continue your tour to see Chehel-Sotun Garden (a UNESCO World Heritage site in the category of Persian Garden).

You can also visit Jame Mosque of  Isfahan – a UNESCO world heritage – today, a beautiful mosque with unique architecture (over 12 hundred years ago).

At night, you will walk in the Zayandeh – Rood River bank and see its famous bridges, such as Pol-e Khaju and Siose-Pol.

O/N Isfahan

Day 4: Naein-Meybod

Drive from Isfahan to Yazd via Naein and Meybod.

In Naein, you will visit one of the oldest mosques in Iran, which is still in use. In Meybod, you will have a visit to Narin Qal-e, a castle which is nearly 2000 years old.

O/N Yazd

Day 5: Yazd

A whole day visit to Yazd, a city in the desert.

You will start with the most famous Zoroastrian Fire Temple in the city. Then you will visit Masjed Jame in Yazd with its beautiful minarets. You will be transferred to the famous Amir Chakhmaq Square. The Water Museum is located on this site, a traditional house to see how people of the desert used to find and transfer water.

You can take a walk in the old urban area of Yazd and see its unique traditional architecture.

Dolat-Abad Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage in the category of Persian Garden, is waiting for you on this day. This garden has the most giant adobe wind catcher in the world.

Day 6: Persepolis-Shiraz

Driving from Yazd to Shiraz via Pasargadae and Persepolis.

Today, you will visit the most famous attractions of Ancient Persia in Iran: Persepolis and Pasargadae, two UNESCO World Heritage sites.

First, you will visit the great Pasargadae. Pasargadae is the capital of the Achaemenid Empire in the time of Cyrus the Great and his tomb (the most famous monument on this site).

We continue our tour by visiting Naghsh-e-Rostam, the Achaemenian necropolis (city of the dead). Then you will go to see Persepolis.

The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BCE. The entrance of this ancient city is The Gate of All Nations, so you are welcomed to this city with every nationality you have. The Apadana Palace, The Throne Hall, and the tombs of Kings are among various reception halls and palaces, private palaces, royal treasury, and fortifications you can see in Persepolis.

Day 7: Shiraz

Today, you are in Shiraz, the city of gardens and nightingales.

We will start our Shiraz tour by the Karmikhani complex – Karim Khan Zand, the founder of the Zand dynasty who chose Shiraz as his capital-visiting Zandieh Complex: Karim Khan’s citadel, Pars museum, Vakil bath (traditional Iranian bath), Vakil mosque, Vakil bazaar- the traditional bazaar of Shiraz and Moshir caravanserai.

You can visit a famous Iranian Muslim holy place: the Shah-Cheragh Shrine, a funerary monument, and a mosque in Shiraz with unique mirror decorations.

In the evening, you can visit Hafez & Saadi’s tomb (Shiraz is famous for these two great Persian poets), Eram and Jahan-Nama Garden, and Quran gate (with a view over Shiraz).

O/N Shiraz

Day 8: Shiraz – Departure


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