Iran History & Desert Tour

12 Days Tour of Iran

Tour Route:

Tehran (256 km Drive) Kashan (262 km Drive) Isfahan (124 km drive) Varzaneh (241 km Drive) Yazd (456 km drive) Shiraz  ( 1 hr: 15 mins Flight) Tehran

Overview

Iran History & Desert, a 12 days tour package of Iran, is taking you to Tehran, Qom, Kashan, Abyaneh, Isfahan, Varzaneh, Yazd and Shiraz. By choosing Iran History & Desert you will see the must-visit cities that every traveler does and you will have the opportunity to feel more about rural life, culture, nature, and cuisine of Iran by going to the desert city of Varzaneh. In Varzaneh the more traditional aspect of Iran is revealed to you. This Iran Tour Package covers the most important museums and attractions in Iran too. The most known World Heritage Attractions like Persepolis, Naghshe Jahan Square, Persian Gardens, and the City of Yazd are to visit as well.

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Tour Itinerary

You will most likely arrive in Iran in the midnight or early morning of the following day according to the most international flight schedules heading to Iran. Most probably, your arrival should be in the next morning. This day will not be counted as one of your tour’s day, but we need to keep your room booked to rest upon arrival in Iran.

You had just left home to Iran

Hello Iran.
Arrival in IKIA, Tehran Iran.
You will be greeted at the airport by your guide and driver and transfer to your designated hotel. Have some hour rest and get ready to start exploring Iran from Tehran.
Walk along with the history in National Museum of Iran. Feel the society in person by walking in Tehran Grand Bazaar and visit the Golestan Palace Complex which is the house of amazing tile works. Can you imagine how big the biggest pink diamond in the world is? Find it out in Iran National Jewelry Museum.

Attractions: National Museum of Iran, The Golestan Palace Complex (Main Entry & Mirror Palace OnLy) , Treasury of National Jewels, Tehran Bazaar

Ready to leave Tehran and explore the enriched Iranian culture from cities to the small villages. Qom, Iran’s Vatican, considered the second holiest city in Iran cause of having is our first stop to visit Fatima Masumeh Shrine. The city is home to high ranked Shiite scholars and Shiite students from 100 countries are studying Shiite religion there. You will visit the shrine and have a short meet with the Clergies who speak different languages.
You will go to Kashan next where is more known for its historical mansions than its carpet and its material such as silk. Tabatabaei Natanzi Historical House is one very good example of such mansions to show you an Iranian lifestyle and richness by 19 centuries, visit the house in detail one behalf of all historical houses in Kashan. Every house has lots of similarities but unique styles and highlights as Broujerdiha Historical House are unique for its ceiling painting and roof. Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse with good use of the sun in the ceiling to heat and get light into the bath provides. The best view over the beauty of the Broujerdiha historical house on the horizon of Zagros mountain at the back.

Have an evening walk and feel the society even more close in Bazaar of Kashan.

Attractions: Fatima Masumeh Shrine, Tabatabaei Natanzi Historical House, Broujerdiha Historical House, Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse, Bazaar of Kashan

Good morning; ready for your great day. before leaving Kashan you will Agha Bozorg Mosque as one of the still practicing Madrassa for religious students, a good chance to see how the students think, they are open to talk. Fin Garden, World Heritage, is your last attraction before going to Iranian red village; Abyaneh, a village in the mountain with red houses and rich culture.
Locals in Abyaneh have very colorful clothing with their charm sense of humor.
Well, let’s go to Isfahan or the so-called “Esfahan”, where you will enjoy the most. Have a great evening in Naghshe Jahan Square. Make your day up and do as Isfahan’s do, picnic in the square.

Attractions: Agha Bozorg Mosque, Fin Garden, Abyaneh Village, Naghshe Jahan Square

Isfahan or so-called by Isfahan’s local “Esfahan” and its unique beauty is to visit today.
Isfahan’s beauty is being compared as “Half of the World” due to the magnificent Naghshe Jahan Square; the second largest square in the world.
Visiting the best of architectural buildings such as Imam Mosque (also called, Shah Mosque & Jameh Abbasi Mosque), Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Aali Qapu Palace, and Qeysariye Bazaar familiarize you with Safavid’s mentality. The vast square is to walk and enjoy the best.
Chehel Sotoon Museum Palace as one of the most outstanding Persian Garden palaces is to visit and get to know with the art of miniature.

Attractions: Naghshe Jahan Square, Shah Mosque, Sheikh Lotfolla Mosque, Qeysariye Bazaar, Chehel Sotoon Musuem Palace

Jameh Mosque of Isfahan as the mosque of Islamic Iranian architecture and calligraphy to be visited in the morning after checking out your hotel. Before leaving Isfahan, you will visit Vank Armenian Cathedral in Jolfa district, you will love the atmosphere and painting inside the church.

We are going to the desert to Varzaneh with a unique and interesting culture. The evening is very inspiring to catch the sunset in the sandy hills of the desert.

Attraction: Jameh Mosque of Isfahan, Vank Church, Varzaneh Desert

Ready to get to know more of the desert and the way people living there. “Gavchah” is the story of a bowl and the well to irrigate the land with an interesting story, you will visit it. Locals make Kilim at the old method, interested to visit?
You are heading the World Heritage city of Yazd, the world’s largest mud-brick constructed city. The city and its people are known for their traditional style of living, where from centuries ago people strived on saving water by creating different useful construction to save water.
A breaking stop in Naein and visiting one of the oldest mosques “Jameh Mosque of Naein” in Iran.
Arrive in Yazd, check-in your hotel, and enjoy your evening walk there.

Attractions: Gavchah, Kilim Workshop, Jameh Mosque of Naein

Do you know the secrets of living in the desert, the way people of Yazd have used them to preserve themselves? By visiting different sites in Yazd, the secrets will be revealed. It is all about water; how to use, save, and keep it fresh in the desert, we will go to visit the Water Museum, Water Reservoir, and the Wind Towers.
Yazd is not only a religious city for Muslims but also it is the most important Iranian city nowadays for the Zoroaster’s. As the center of Zoroaster’s, we will pay a visit to Fire Temple and Towers of Silence.

Don’t miss the amazing Jameh Mosque of Yazd.
Zurkhaneh, the traditional Iranian’s gym is our last program to do.

Attractions: Yazd Atashkadeh (Zoroastrian Temple), Zoroastrian Towers of Silence, Jameh Mosque of Yazd, Water Museum, Wind Towers, Water Reservoir, Zurkhaneh

Let’s go Shiraz. On your way there Achaemenids founder (Cyrus The Great) tomb and his palaces in Pasargadae; World Heritage, are to visit.
In Shiraz there are lots of cafes, people after working hours have their evening there. Why not try them and get more in touch with locals.

Attractions: Pasargadae

Time to explore Shiraz and get to feel a great sample of Persian Paradise gardens like ERAM GARDEN. Join the time machine to go back to the 18th century when Karim Khan Zand ruled over Iran from Shiraz: Arg-e Karim Khan (citadel of Karim Khan), Vakil Bazaar, and Saraye Moshir are to visit.
Later in the afternoon, you will visit the universal known Persian Pink Mosque; Nasir al-Mulk (Pink) Mosque. The evening will be inspiring in Shah Cheragh Holy Shrine to get to know more of Shiite Muslim culture.

Attractions: Eram Garden, Castle of Karim Khan, Vakil Bazaar, Saraye Moshir,  Nasir al-Mulk mosque, Shah Cheragh Shrine

You will experience a great day in the World Heritage Persepolis (WorldHeritage) standing 2500 years in the world’s history. You will have the chance to visit the smallest details, reliefs, and the greatest of sculptures in your visit to the Persepolis and the Necropolis (Naqsh-e Rostam). After your visits there you will have lunch in a relax cool restaurant with more than half a century experience “Laneh Tavoos restaurant”.
Return to Shiraz, take shower and have a great evening in the most known Persian poet mausoleum, Hafez.

A Persian food in Haft Khan restaurant is highly recommended for your last night in Shiraz.

Attractions: Persepolis, Naqsh-e Rustam, Hafez Mausoleum

Take a morning flight from Shiraz back to Tehran. In north Tehran with a different feeling of more modern Iran including visiting the Saadabad Palace Complex, where is home to different palaces and museums from Shah’s time (The King Mohammad Reza Pahlavi). Darband valley is just next to it, a place to eat and feel society in person. A great panoramic view over the city of Tehran, from one of the tallest towers in the world, Milad Tower

Attractions: Saadabad Historical Complex (White & Green Palaces Only), Milad Tower, Darband Valley

Either you stay in a hotel in IKIA (Imam Khomeini International Airport is located 50 KM outside Tehran) or Tehran city, we will help you with an airport transfer.
Say goodbye to Iran land of hospitality and we look forward to seeing you again.
Remember to share the experience of your Iran tour with Behinburg Tours with us and your friend.

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Included Tour Services

Accommodations

Budget, Standard, Superior, DeLux

TAX & VAT

Hotel tax & vat is included

Daily Services

Breakfast included, Lunch & Dinner at your request

Visa Support

Invitation Letter & Visa Grant Notice

Tickets

Museums & Attractions based on itinerary

1 Free Meal

Lunch or Dinner choice is yours

Daily Refreshments

Tea, Mineral Water, Coffee

Professional Guide

We speak your language.

Professional Driver

Licensed & Experienced Driver

Transportation

Private at your disposal

Domestic Flight

Tehran - Shiraz

SIM Card

Local sim supporting call & text

Internet

5 GB internet

Personolized Traveler's Package

Map, Pen, Note Book, Postal Card

Included Tour Services

Accommodations

Budget, Standard, Superior, DeLux

Daily Services

Breakfast included, Lunch & Dinner at your request

TAX & VAT

Hotel tax & vat is included

Visa Support

Invitation Letter & Visa Grant Notice

Professional Guide

We speak your language.

Professional Driver

Licensed & Experienced Driver

Tickets

Museums & Attractions based on itinerary

Transportation

Private at your disposal

Daily Refreshments

Tea, Mineral Water, Coffee

Domestic Flight

Tehran - Shiraz

1 Free Meal

Lunch or Dinner choice is yours

SIM Card

Local sim supporting call & text

Internet

5 GB internet

Personolized Traveler's Package

Map, Pen, Note Book, Postal Card

Optional Services

Once going on an Iran trip with Behinburg tours we can take care of entry tickets for attractions, museums, and monuments at your request and agreement of paying its cost one your behalf.

The total cost of the entrance fee for this trip is USD $ 100. 00

we leave payment of lunch and dinner to you by default; though for sure, you will get always advice from our guides and staff about Persian rich cuisine, restaurants, café and etc. BUT we will be more than happy to do it all by ourselves, as an optional service, if you agree to pay its charges, it will be included in your Iran tour package.

The daily charge is USD $ 20. 00 for both meals per person 

Excluded Services

For the nationals who need a visa to Iran, there is a direct payment fee to the Iranian government so-called “visa collection fee”, as an Iran traveler you will pay the amount at the embassy or international airport where you will collect your stamp the visa in your passport.

Visa collection fee varies for different nationals

In traveling to Iran travelers should take care of their own international flights and keep share their flight schedule with Behinburg Tours staff.

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