Iran Grand Tour

23 Days / 22 Nights

IRAN GRAND TOUR

If you are traveling to see the world, learning about other nations and their customs, if you are passionate to know taste their food, experience their lifestyle, Our three weeks Grand Tour of Iran is a great choice for you.

 “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” -Saint Augustine 

Tour Services And Price

Accommodation and flight ticket prices may increase up to 20% in high seasons and depending on the time you order package ahead of your travel
PremiumStandard Luxury
Price: $2380
* Accommodations in 3 Star Hotels
* Two-way Flight ticket price Paris-Tehran: 600$
Price:$2420
* Accommodation in 4 Star Hotels
* Two-way Flight ticket price Paris-Tehran: 600$
Price: $2600
* Accommodations in 5 Star Hotels
* Two-way Flight ticket price Paris-Tehran: 600$

What’s Included

1. 23-Day Tour with International tour guide license & Experienced English speaking tourist guide
2. Transportation (Air-conditioned bus/minibus/car, Flight)
3. Domestic Flights
4. 22 Breakfasts and 11 Lunches in Each city
5. All Entrance Fees
6. Invitation Letter for Iranian Visa
7. Transfers by Guide

  • Tour Highlights
  • Alamut Castle, Jameh Mosque of Qazvin, Shrine of Shahzadeh Hossein, darb-é Kushk, Ali Qapu & Chel Sotun, Chahar Oliya, mausoleum of Sheikh Zahed, Masuleh Village, Sheikh Safi al-Din Shrine, Ardebil bazaar, Shourabil Lake, Blue mosque, El Goli, Ghare Kelisa, Baqcheh-Jooq Palace, Kandovan Village, Maragheh Red Dome, Maragheh Blue Dome, Takht-e Soleyman, Soltaniyeh dome, Ester & Mordkhay tombs, Alaviyan Dome, Hegmataneh Hill, Achaemenian Ganjnameh, Anahita temple, Bisotun, Taq-e Bostan, Tomb of Daniel, Palace of Darius, Chogha Zanbil, Bishapur, Sassanid palace, Eram and Narenjestan Gardens, Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, Aliebnehamze Holy Shrine, Vakil Bazaar, Mausoleum of Hafez & Saadi, Quran gate , Persepolis, Necropolis, Pasargad, Imam square, Alighapou Palace, Imam & Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Isfahan bazaar, Si-o-Se Pol (thirty three) and khajoo bridges, Chehel Sotoun, Vank Cathedral and the Shaking minarets, Fin complex in Kashan, Archaeological & Islamic Art Museum, Niyavaran palace.
Iran Grandeur Tour

Itinerary Details

Day 01Arrival – TehranArrival at Tehran airport, transfer to hotel & rest. O/N Tehran.
Day 02Tehran – QazvinIn the morning drive toward Qazvin. Near Qazvin, in Alamut Valley climb Alamut, visit ruins of Hasan Sabah castle, a secret full mountain fort which was residential from end of 11 century to the middle of 13 century by a community of nationalist named Assassins and then coming back to Qazvin, O/N Qazvin.
Day 03Qazvin – Lahijan -RashtQazvin, a 1000-year-old city, was once the capital of Iran. After breakfast we will visit Jameh Mosque with the largest ‘Mihrab’ of any mosque in Iran, Shrine of Shahzadeh Hossein, a Muslim saint, Heydarieh Theological School, darb-é Kushk (the city old entrance gate), Ali Qapu & Chel Sotun of Qazvin converted to a museum. Then drive to Rasht; en route we will visit traditional Caspian houses, Chahar Oliya (4 Guardians) mosque and mausoleum of Sheikh Zahed in Lahijan. O/N Rasht.
Day 04Rasht – Masuleh – AstaraIn morning drive toward the mountain village of Masuleh with yellow-clay external façade of the houses. In fact this 1000- year-old village resembles an anthropological and architectural museum. Then continue to Astara, a border city. En route enjoy watching tea farms and traditional houses of local residents. O/N Astara.
Day 05Astara- Heyran Pass- Ardebil – Shurabil Lake – SareinAfter breakfast driving toward Ardebil. The route winds its way up along a river to top of mountains, passing through steep gorges named Heyran pass. In Ardebil we will visit Sheikh Safi -Ad-Din (the great Sufi) mausoleum with dome of Allah (about 56 feet high) above the resting place, Ardebil bazaar composed of all elements formed a traditional bazaar like small shops, aisles, public bath and a mosque in the Centre. Continue to Shourabil Lake, have a stop there for photo opportunity. Then drive toward Sarein. O/N Sarein.
Day 06Sarein – Lahrood- Meshkin Shahr- Ahar- TabrizSarein is a Spa region with numerous hot mineral springs of various temperatures known for their therapeutic values. Drive to Tabriz. En route you’ll pass through Lahroud, Meshkin Shahr and Ahar (well known for carpet). Tabriz was the capital of Armenia. There we will visit the 13th century blue mosque (Masjede Kaboud) and El Goli, a pleasant hillside garden around an artificial lake. O/N Tabriz.
Day 07Tabriz-MakuDrive to Maku valley at the very NW of Iran. There you’ll view the 1000-year-old Ghare Kelisa (black Church) which is the graveyard of Saint Thaddeus and located at the foot of a hill. Black and white stones were applied in its construction. And Also Baqcheh-Jooq Palace. O/N Tabriz.
Day 08Tabriz – KandovanIn the morning drive toward Kandovan Village, a living example of human adaptation to exceptionally unusual natural surroundings. Historians have recently quoted specific geographical references as evidence that links the surrounding area of Kandovan with the Garden of Eden. O/N Tabriz.
Day 09Tabriz- Maragheh-TakabDrive to Takab, en route we will visit Blue & Red domes of Maragheh and Ghaffariyeh dome. One of UNESCO’s world heritages is in Takab named Takht-e Soleyman (Throne of Salomon) built around a small lake about 3rd century AD. There are remains of buildings from various periods. O/N Takab.
Day 10Takab- HamedanDrive to Hamedan, en route we will visit in Soltaniyeh (means town of Sultans) , The 700-year old Soltaniyeh dome, the great mausoleum of a Mongol Sultan, the third highest dome in the world ( after Blue Mosque in Istanbul and St Paul’s in London). O/N Hamedan.
Day 11 Hamedan – Kangavar – Bisotun- KermanshahWe will visit Ester & Mordkhay tombs (Jewish holy shrine), Alaviyan Dome, Hegmataneh Hill and Achaemenian Ganjnameh (Treasure Inventory), a lengthy inscription in cuneiform script carved on face of two rocks in the mountain. Then drive to Kermanshah, en route we will visit Anahita temple in Kangavar, built in honor of the female guardian of waters. Continue to Bisotun which can be called a living museum of the Iranian civilization from ancient time to present with the biggest Cuneiform inscription (tablet of Darius I), where you also visit the stone statue of Hercules in the mountain. O/N Kermanshah.
Day 12Kermanshah-AndimeshkAccording to historical documents Kermanshah has been an important center. There we will visit Taq-e Bostan and a group of rock sculpture shows scenes of battles and hunts. Drive southward to Andimeshk. O/N Andimeshk.
Day 13Andimeshk – Sush – Chogha Zambil- Shushtar- AhwazDrive to Ahwaz, en route we will visit Tomb of Prophet Daniel, Acropolis, Darius Palace (Apadana) and a museum in Shush. Continue to Chogha Zanbil, one of the oldest Ziggurats in the world, then we will visit Friday mosque in Shushtar. O/N Ahvaz.
Day 14Ahvaz – Bishapoor – ShirazEarly morning drives toward Fars province. En route we will visit Bishapoor, an ancient city in heart of history, built as the commemoration of Persian Victory in Persian-Roman war. Continue to Shiraz. O/N Shiraz.
Day 15Shiraz – Firuzabad – ShirazDrive to Firuzabad, en route you’ll see and enjoy Nomad Tents live along the plains (If at the season) you may get off, sit and drink tea with them. Then we will visit Sassanid palace (224-642 AD) in Firuzabad With an area of 11 thousands sq m. it is one of the biggest monuments left from the dynasty. O/N Shiraz.
Day 16ShirazWe will visit Eram and Narenjestan Gardens, Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, Khan Theological School, Hafez (or Saadi) mausoleum , Vakil complex and the most astonishing mirror decoration of Aliebnehamze Holy Shrine. O/N Shiraz.
Day 17Shiraz-Persepolis- Necropolis-Passargad – IsfahanDrive to Isfahan, en route we will visit Qoran gate, Persepolis (a castle made by free workers not slaves in 500 BC), Necropolis (tombs of Achamenian kings) and Pasargad , tomb of Cyrus the great which was the Achamenian centre. Continue to Isfahan. O/N Isfahan.
Day 18IsfahanIn the morning we will visit Imam square, the huge open square in center of Isfahan with four monuments at four sides including Imam mosque covered inside and outside with intricate turquoise tiles, The smaller Sheikh Lotfollah mosque contains some of the best mosaics from 17th century, Ali Ghapoo Palace which was the first skyscraper in Iran and Isfahan bazaar where you can visit the workshop of artists who paint miniature sometimes on bone. In the afternoon, we will visit Si-o-Se Pol (thirty three) and khajoo bridges over Zayande Rud, relax in one of the traditional tea houses, drink tea and smoke Persian water pipe. O/N Isfahan.
Day 19IsfahanWe will visit Armenian quarter of Jolfa, Vank cathedral, Friday mosque, Shaking Minarets and Chehel Sotoun known as forty column palace with its exquisite wall painting. O/N Isfahan.
Day 20Isfahan- AbyanehDrive to Abyaneh, an ancient fascinating village with its colorfully dressed inhabitants and mud brick houses, where little has changed for several centuries. En route we will visit Natanz Friday Mosque. O/N Abyaneh.
Day 21Abyaneh- Kashan- TehranDrive to Tehran, en route we will visit Fin complex in Kashan, a city well known for carpet. O/N Tehran.
Day 22TehranWe will visit Archaeological & Islamic Art Museum, the finest museum in Iran where you’ll view a collection of ancient Persian civilization, Niyavaran palace set in fifty hectares of gardens with four separate museums, jewelry museum and Jamshidiyeh park. O/N Tehran.
Day 23TehranTransfer to Tehran Intl. airport for your return flight.
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