Comprehensive Culture Tour in Iran

The Two-week Persia tour gives you a marvelous chance to explore the Iranian culture

Welcome to Comprehensive Culture tour in Iran

Iran is one of the ancient origins of civilization. According to the latest findings, Iran has had civilization since 4000 B.C which means about 6000 years ago. We have prepared this tour to make you more familiar with Iran during your Persia tour. This is the best choice for those who are looking for a short time tour in Iran. Iran cultural tour is one of the most popular Iran tour packages of Alibabatrek.

Tehran

We will start our Iran cultural tour by visiting the political capital of Iran, Tehran. Tehran has attracted the attention of kings over the last 400 years. Most of the important buildings of this era are built in Tehran. Therefore, visiting Tehran is an important part of our Iran cultural tour.

Kashan

Continuing our tour in Iran, we will be heading towards Kashan. This city is famous for being the cradle of the Iranian civilization. Kashan is one of the cities of Isfahan province and has many tourist attractions. We will be staying at a traditional hotel at this part of our tour in Iran. Then, we will visit the monuments and the unique deserts of this city.

Isfahan

Next city we visit in our tour in Iran is going to Isfahan, the second touristic city of Iran. This city has many historical buildings. UNESCO has registered many of these buildings as world heritage sites. Naqsh-e Jahan square is one of the most distinguished world heritages.

Yazd

We will continue our tour in Iran by visiting Yazd and its famous wind wards. Because of its valuable, historical architecture and intact historical texture, UNESCO has registered many world heritage sites in Yazd. Yazd is the center of Zoroastrian society. Therefore, the fire in many of the fire temples of this city is still burning.

Shiraz

Then, we will visit Shiraz, the city of great poems. Visiting this city is an important part of our tour in Iran. You can see the Iranian culture and history wherever you look in this city. Historical gardens like Eram, Narenjestan and Vakil bazaar, mosque and bath are only part of this city’s tourist attractions. Visiting Persepolis and Pasargadae is the most prominent part of our tour. These monuments are from 1200 years ago. So, this city is having a lot to offer to our Iranian cultural tour.

Kerman

Then, we will arrive at Kerman. This ancient city with an especial culture and history is in the south east of Iran. Shahdad desert and its amazing yardangs is the hottest place on earth according to NASA. The historical Mahan city and Arg-e Bam are only part of the attractions in this city. At the end of our tour in Iran, we will go back to Tehran.

Comprehensive Culture tour in Iran At a Glance

Day 1: Arriving at Tehran.

Day 2: Tehran Travel; Tehran Sightseeing.

Day 3: Kashan Travel; Drive to Kashan, Kashan Sightseeing.

Day 4: Kashan Travel; Kashan and Abyaneh Sightseeing, Drive to Isfahan.

Day 5: Isfahan Travel; Isfahan Sightseeing.

Day 6: Isfahan Travel; Isfahan Sightseeing, Drive to Yazd.

Day 7: Yazd Travel; Yazd Sightseeing.

Day 8: Yazd Travel; Yazd Sightseeing.

Day 9: Shiraz Travel; Drive to Shiraz, Shiraz Sightseeing.

Day 10: Shiraz Travel; Shiraz Sightseeing.

Day 11: Kerman Travel; Drive to Kerman, Kerman Sightseeing.

Day 12: Kerman Travel; Kerman Sightseeing.

Day 13: Kerman Travel; Mahan Sightseeing, Visiting Shahdad Kalouts desert.

Day 14: Kerman Travel; Kerman Sightseeing, Flight to Tehran.

Places You Visit in Comprehensive Culture tour in Iran

 

TEHRAN

  • Golestan Palace
  • Bazaar
  • Abgineh Museum
  • Nature Bridge

Kashan

  • traditional houses (Abbasi house, Tabatabaei House)
  • Fin Garden
  • Fin Bath
  • Tepe Sialek
  • Abyaneh

Isfahan

  • Naghsh-e Jahan Square
  • Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque
  • Imam Mosque
  • Ali Qapu Palace
  • Chehel Sotoun
  • Si-o-se-Pol Bridge
  • Khaju Bridge
  • Isfahan Grand Bazaar or Gheysarieh Bazaar
  • Vank Cathedral

Yazd

  • Fahadaan Neigborhood
  • Zurkhaneh
  • Jame Mosque of Yazd
  • Zoroastrian Fire Temple
  • Amir Chakhmaq Complex
  • Water Museum
  • Having a walk in the historical texture of Yazd
  • Yazd Fire temple
  • Alexander’s Prison
  • Dolat-abad garden
  • Lariha House

Shiraz

  • Pasargad
  • Perspolis-takhte jamshid
  • Naghshe rostam
  • Nasir-ol-molk Mosque
  • Narenjestan Garden
  • Vakil Complex
  • Arg-e Karim Khan
  • Tomb of Saadi
  • Tomb of Hafez

Kerman

  • Fathabad Garden
  • Rayen Castle
  • Arg-e Bam
  • Shah Nematollah’s Tomb
  • Shazdeh Garden
  • Ganjali Khan Complex
  •   Jame Mosque of Kerman

Comprehensive Culture tour in Iran Itinerary

 

Day 1          Tehran

Welcome to Iran! The agents of Alibabatrek will pick you up at Imam Khomeini Airport. Then, we will transfer you to your hotel for having a rest. Your tour in Iran has just begun so prepare yourself for visiting amazing displays of the Iranian culture.

Attention: The schedule of this day can be different according to your flight time.

  • Accommodation: Hotel (4-star) in Tehran
  • Meals included: Wellcoming Dinner

Day 2          Tehran

Your tour guide will be waiting for you at the hotel lobby at 9 A.M. on the first day of your tour in Iran. You should have your breakfast before 9 o’clock at your hotel. We will start this day by visiting Golestan Palace. The palace dates back to almost 450 years ago, in the Qajar era. After that, we will visit Tehran Grand Bazaar near this palace. We will pass through the corridors of it and watch people pass. This Bazaar has been the beating heart of Tehran for many years.

We will have lunch at one of the restaurants in Bazaar which serves various amazing Iranian foods at 1:30. Next part of our tour in Iran is visiting Abgineh museum. The building of this museum dates back to the Qajar era. You can see a collection of pottery and glass from different eras of Iran at this museum.

After that, we will visit Tabiat Bridge which is a symbol of modern Tehran. Therefore, visiting it is always part of the tours in Iran. We will spend some time on this bridge for taking photos and enjoying the view. Then, we will have dinner at one of the restaurants near the bridge and overnight Tehran in the hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel (4-star) in Tehran
  • Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3          Kashan

At 8 A.M. We will be traveling to Kashan and have breakfast in one of the restaurants on the way. There are many traditional and historical houses in Kashan. These houses are the masterpieces of Iranian architecture and are extremely spectacular.

After arriving at Kashan we will be visiting Fin Bath on this day of our tour in Iran. Fin Bath and the gardens around it date back to Safavid era. Fin Bath is where Naser al-din Shah ordered the murder of his prime minister, Amir Kabir.

Then, we will pay a visit to Abbasi House. This house is one of the most beautiful historic houses in Iran. We will have lunch at the amazing restaurant in this house.

After resting a bit, we will continue visiting historical houses. We will continue our tour in Iran by visiting Tabatabaei House. Its building is an amazing mixture of Iranian art and architecture. This house is famously known as “The Bride of Iranian Houses”. Then, we will visit Sultan Mirahmad Bath which is a unique example of the architecture and decoration in Iranian baths. Furthermore, the roof of this bath is one of the symbolic places of Kashan. Also, many photographers are interested in taking pictures of this place.

Finally, we will go to a cozy restaurant for having dinner and overnight Kashan in a cozy traditional hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel (4-star) in Kashan
  • Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4          Kashan /Abyaneh / Isfahan

This day is going to be one of the most interesting parts of your tour in Iran. First, we will visit Tepe Sialk. Sialk is the name of the first civilization in central Iran and dates back to 5500 B.C. Actually, Sialk was temple made of clay and terracotta. This archeological complex has a fascinating history that your tour guide will explain for you.

After that, we will be going to Abyaneh village. This village is 1500 years old. Abyaneh is a stepped village and is very attractive to the tourists. One of the significant features of this village is the red color of the walls because of its red mud. We will eat lunch at one of the traditional restaurants in Abyaneh. Then, we will have a walk in the gorgeous allies of Abyaneh.

Next part of our tour in Iran is visiting Isfahan which is famously known as “Half of The World”. Then, we will eat dinner at a restaurant. The Isfahan days of our tour in Iran, are going to be busy and full of new experiences. Therefore, we will need to rest enough to continue our Persia travel. Then, we will overnight Isfahan in the hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel (4-star) in Isfahan
  • Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5          Isfahan

9 a.m. Welcome to Isfahan! After having breakfast at our hotel, we will begin our excursion and visiting the landmarks of this wonderful city.

First, we will be visiting Naqsh-e Jahan square. This square spectacular square consists of many historical buildings. Shah Mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Ali Qapu Grand Palace, and beautiful old bazaars. After visiting the mentioned places, we will have lunch at a traditional restaurant at 1 P.M. There is no doubt that you will enjoy the tasty Iranian food in this restaurant. We recommend you to try Biryani for lunch. Biryani is one of the toothsome traditional foods in Isfahan. It is made of lamb and white liver.

Next, we will go to see Chehel Sotun which is near Naqsh-e Jahan Square.  One of the significant features of this complex is gallant paintings on the roof of Bist Sotun. Also, the mirror artworks of Ayeeneh Hall and the entrance of Joloos Hall are breathtaking. The meaning of Chehel Sotun is “Forty Columns”. The reflection of 20 columns in the pool in front of this palace is the reason for its name.

Then, we will be heading towards Si-o-se-pol bridge to continue our tour in Iran. Si-o-se-pol bridge is one of the masterpieces made in during Safavid era. This bridge is on the Zayanderud river. After that, we will visit Khaju Bridge which is on the east of Si-o-se-pol.

  • Accommodation: Hotel (4-star) in Isfahan
  • Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6          Isfahan / Yazd

We will continue visiting Isfahan on this day of our tour in Iran. First, we will go to Jolfa Neighbourhood. Mostly, the residents of this neighborhood are Christians of Isfahan. We will visit Vank Cathedral in this neighborhood. This cathedral is one of the historical churches in Isfahan. It was built during Shah Abbas the second’s era. Vank means monastery in Armenian.

Second, we visit Naqsh-e Jahan Square again for having lunch in there. You will have a couple of free hours at this part of our tour in Iran. You can go shopping and buy some handmade souvenirs of Isfahan or watch the sights of this square.

Afterward, we will have a short return to the complex and leave Isfahan to visit Yazd. It takes almost 4 hours to get there. After arriving at Yazd, we will stay in a nice traditional hotel, have dinner and overnight Yazd in the hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel (4-star) in Yazd
  • Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7          Yazd

Excursion in Yazd begins at 9 A.M. right after having breakfast. We will start by visiting Amir Chakhmaq Complex. This complex includes historical bazaar, mosques, and cisterns dating back to Teimoorian era. We will continue our tour in Iran inside the Bazaar. After going through the narrow allies of Bazaar, we will enter Fahadaan Neighborhood. We will have a walk to see the historical texture of this city. Yazd is the first city in the world made of adobe. It is also the second historical city of the world. The historical texture of this city is a world heritage. Also, UNESCO has registered this city. The architecture of the houses in Yazd is a wonderful example of the desert homes in the world. The building of these houses was according to the dry and hot weather. Therefore, Yazd is one of the most popular destinations of tours in Iran.

We will continue our tour in Iran by visiting the Jameh Mosque of Yazd. After walking a bit in Yazd, we will visit a historical house with a special Iranian architecture. Lariha house with a history of 150 years, is one of the popular tourist attractions in Yazd.

Afternoon

After having lunch, we will be heading towards the longest Qanat in the world. Qanat is an underground canal to transport water. Iran has the oldest and longest Qanats in the world.

Thereafter, we will visit Alexander’s Prison which has been in Fahadaan Neighborhood for 10 centuries. There are stories saying Alexander the Great built it during his attack to Iran. This building used to be a prison but later changed to a school called Ziyaeeyeh.

After visiting Alexander’s Prison, we will be visiting a cozy café for having some coffee and resting a bit. There, we can watch the sunset as well.

Then, we will go to a traditional gym called Zurkhaneh. There, we can watch the athletes doing sports. Ancient wrestling is an Iranian sport with a long history.

Finally, Overnight Yazd in the hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel (4-star) in Yazd
  • Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8          Yazd

After having breakfast, we will leave our hotel at 9 o’clock to continue visiting Yazd.

We will start by visiting a Zoroastrian crypt. A crypt or a tower of silence is a place where Zoroastrians put the corpses of the dead people. The corpses will be eaten by wild animals and birds. According to Zoroastrian beliefs, corpses impure the holy element of soil. Therefore, they do not bury their corpses.

Thereafter, we will go to the fire temple of the Zoroastrians in Yazd. A fire temple is a holy place for Zoroastrians. Therefore, you should adhere to specific manners at this temple which your tour guide will explain for you.

At almost 1 P.M we will go to a restaurant for having lunch.

Then, we will be going to Dolatabad Garden. This garden is one of the oldest gardens in Yazd. UNESCO has registered this garden as a world heritage. This garden is hundreds of years old and is 70000 meters. It includes buildings, pools, and fountains.

Then, we will go to the Water Museum which is actually Kolahdooz house. The lower floor of this house has two 2000 years old Qanats. These Qanats are still working.

After that, we will return to our hotel. You will have free time for a few hours in this part of your tour in Iran. Then, we will have dinner at a traditional restaurant and overnight Yazd in the hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel (4-star) in Yazd
  • Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9          Shiraz

At 8 o’clock in the morning, we will start traveling to Shiraz. It takes 3 hours to arrive at Pasargadae, Cyrus the Great’s tomb. Then, we will go to Naqsh-e Rostam. After that, we will visit Ka’be-ye Zartosht.

This ancient area has antiques left from Elam, Achaemenes and Sassanid’s era. This area has been constantly noted since 1200 B.C to 625 A.D. Therefore, you can find the tombs of 4 of the Achaemenes kings. Also, it has rock reliefs from Sasanid era and an Elamite rock relief in Naqsh-e Rostam.

We will have lunch at a local restaurant. Afterward, we will be heading towards Persepolis.

At this point of our Iran cultural tour, we will start visiting the palaces in this sight. In this historical city, there is a palace called Persepolis. Cyrus the Great, Khashayar shah and Ardeshir the first built this palace. It used to be a prosperous city for 200 years. UNESCO registered this sight is registered as a world heritage.

Next part of our tour in Iran is going to Shiraz. We will have dinner at a traditional restaurant and overnight Shiraz in the hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel (4-star) in Shiraz
  • Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10          Shiraz

Welcome to Shiraz! On this day of our Persia tour, your tour guide will be waiting for you at the hotel lobby at 9 A.M.

You will start the 10th day of your Persia tour by visiting Nasir-Ol-Molk Mosque. This mosque is one of the most valuable mosques in Iran. Colorful glasses are used in building the windows of this mosque. These windows will have a breathtaking view when the sun shines. Because of the pink tiles used in building this mosque, many call it the Pink Mosque.

After that, we will visit Narenjestan Ghavam Garden. During the ruling of Naser al-din Shah this garden was built. There are many buildings and gardens in this complex.

Then, we will go to Vakil Mosque complex which includes the Vakil mosque and Vakil Bath. During visiting this complex, we will definitely pay a visit to Saray-e Moshir. You can find many Iranian handcrafts in this place.

At almost 1 o’clock, we will have lunch at this complex and then continue our excursion in Vakil complex. After that, we will be going to Arg of Karim Khan. Karim Khan used to live in this place. This building has a mixture of residential and martial architecture.

Thereafter, we will visit the tombs of Hafez and Saadi who are the most famous Iranian poets. This way we can have a poetical end for visiting Shiraz! We will have dinner and overnight Shiraz in the hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel (4-star) in Shiraz
  • Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11          Kerman

We will start this day of our tour in Iran by traveling to Kerman at 8 A.M. after having breakfast.

We are going to eat lunch at a restaurant on our way. Next, we will have a stop at Fath Abad Garden, an amazing example of the Iranian gardens near Kerman. This garden dates back to almost 150 years ago. The material of this building is raw clay and it is designed with chalk.

Thereafter, we will have dinner and overnight Kerman in the hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel (4-star) in Kerman
  • Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12          Kerman

At 9 o’clock in the morning, we will be heading towards the Jame Mosque of Kerman. Jame mosque of Kerman has a history of 700 years and Mozafar al-din Shah ordered building it. This mosque has a very interesting story that your tour guide will tell you.

After having lunch at a restaurant, we will visit Arg-e Bam. UNESCO has registered Arg-e Bam and it is the greatest structure built by clay in the world. In 2003, part of this sight collapsed because of an earthquake. But now, UNESCO is having supervision over rebuilding this sight. The area of Arg-e Bam is 180000 meters. Then, we will go back to Mahan for having dinner and overnight Kerman in the hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel (4-star) in Kerman
  • Meals included: Breakfast

Day 13          Shahdad Kalouts Desert

On this day of our Iran culture tour,  our tour turns into an Iran desert tour! We leave our hotel at 9 after having breakfast. At first, we visit Shah Nematollah’s tomb who was a Dervish leader. The turquoise dome of this tomb is breathtaking.

Then, we will go to Shahdad desert. We will have lunch at Shahdad desert camp and have a short rest. We will be having a walk and take photos after having a rest. Then, we will go towards the Kaluts and other attractions of this desert. We will watch the sunset and then the stars in the desert before going back to Kerman. Also, the night view of the Kaluts is magical! We will have our dinner and overnight Kerman in the hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel (4-star) in Kerman
  • Meals included: Breakfast

Day 14          Kerman, Mahan / Tehran

Today is the last day of our tour in Iran. After having breakfast, we will leave our hotel at 9 A.M. First, we will pay a visit to Shazdeh Garden. This garden is built within the desert and UNESCO has registered it. Shazdeh Garden is one of the historical gardens of Iran and dates back to Qajar era.

After that, we will go to Ganjali Khan complex in the center of the city. This complex is 400 years old and has Esfahani architecture.  We will visit the square, bath, bank, school, cistern, mosque and bazaar in this complex. Then, we will be going to the airport to go back to Tehran and this will be the end of our Iran cultural tour.

Attention: The schedule of this day can be different according to your flight time.

  • Accommodation: _
  • Meals included: Breakfast

Comprehensive Culture tour in Iran Trip Services

  • All transfers by private Air-co Cars
  • Domestic flight from Kerman to Tehran
  • All accommodations, 13 nights at 4-star hotels.
  • Breakfast included
  • Welcoming Dinner
  • Entrance fees for the monuments
  • An expert English-speaking tour guide
  • Travel insurance

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Comprehensive Culture tour in Iran

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  • Flexible dates for private tours (Group/Solo)
  • Volume discount for groups more than 4 pax.
  • Surcharge applies for solo travelers
  • Valid 4 seasons
  • Age Requirement: +16
  • Physical Rating : 1 out of 5
  • Join in: IKA (Tehran) - End in: IKA (Tehran)
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  • 13 nights at 4-star hotel (twin/double)
  • Surcharge may apply should you prefer other types of accommodations e.g.: Single Room
Meals
  • 13 Breakfasts
  • 1 Welcoming Dinner
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  • Private car from/to mentioned destinations
  • Flights from Kerman to Tehran
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  • Departure dates are flexible, you can choose your preferred dates.
  • Prices listed are for private small group tours (up to 4 people).
  • Volume discount would apply for bigger groups.
  • Surcharge would apply for solo travelers.

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  • This tour is based on customers sharing twin-bedded rooms. If you book as an individual, you will be roomed with someone of the same sex.
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