Best of Persia

TIR101: 7 Days Private Tour of Tehran - Kashan - Isfahan - Shiraz - Tehran
Tour Type: Private Tour, any part of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4 to 5-star hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
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Day 1 Arrival in Tehran
Welcome to take our best Iran tours. After your flight arrives at Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA), our local representative will pick you up on time and send you to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you.

Accommodation: Espinas Persian Gulf Hotel or similar
Day 2 Tehran
After breakfast, your private guide and the driver will pick you up at the hotel and first take you to visit the world cultural heritage Golestan Palace, which is not only one of the oldest buildings in Tehran, but also a classic Persia building in Qajar era. The dazzling and luxurious Mirror Hall and the richly mosaic-patterned exterior wall are the highlights. Then we will stroll around Tehran Bazaar. After lunch, we will visit the National Museum of Iran and Carpet Museum. In the Carpet Museum, you can not only admire the most exquisite Persian carpets, but also learn about its complex craftsmanship. After the trip, send you back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Espinas Persian Gulf Hotel or similar
Day 3 Tehran - Kashan - Isfahan
On the third day of the best Iran tours we will leave Tehran for Kashan. The 244-kilometer (152 miles) drive will take about 2.5 hours. This oasis city in the desert has more than 500 old houses, so it is called "the City of Old House". We will visit the most famous Tabatabei House. In addition, visit Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse and Fin Garden. After the tour, continue to drive for about 3.5 hours to Isfahan and check into the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Kowsar Hotel or similar
Day 4 Isfahan
During today's best tours of Iran, the guide and the driver will take you to visit Isfahan. The first stop will be Imam Square, the biggest city square in Iran. There, we will visit Shah Mosque built in the 17th century; Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, also known as Ladies Mosque for it was built for the female royal members; and Ali Qapu Palace and Qeisarieh Bazaar where there are several hundreds of shops specializing in traditional Iranian handicrafts. After lunch, continue to visit Chehel Sotun Palace with a traditional Persian garden, a hall supported by 20 wooden pillars, and the dazzling Hall of Mirrors. When night falls, we will go to see the beautiful Si-O-Se Pol Bridge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Kowsar Hotel or similar
Day 5 Isfahan - Shiraz
Today, we will drive to Shiraz. After about 3.5 hours' drive, we will first arrive at Pasargadae, the Tomb of Cyrus the Great. Then we will continue to drive for about 50 minutes to Naqh-e-Rustam; this cemetery on a cliff is the burying place of Darius the Great and his successors. Then we will go to the Legendary City of Persepolis, the most significant archaeological site in Iran. It represents the glory of the Persian Empire and still allows us to feel the grandeur of this great palace 2,500 years ago. After the sightseeing, go to the hotel in Shiraz to check in.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Grand Hotel or similar
Day 6 Shiraz - Tehran
After breakfast, the guide and the driver will accompany you to visit Nasir-al-Mulk Mosque, also called Pink Mosque. To avoid the crowd, we will visit it before 9:00. After, visit Narenjestan Garden and Vakil Bazaar. The last stop is the Tomb of Hafez. Hafez is the most outstanding poet in Iran whose poems influence the generations of people in Iran. After the visit we'll transfer you to Shiraz Airport for flight back to Tehran. On arrival, you will be picked up at the airport and transferred to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Espinas Persian Gulf Hotel or similar
Day 7 Departure from Tehran
Your best tours of Iran come to an end. After breakfast, our local representative will send you to Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA) according to your flight schedule. Wish you a pleasant journey home!

Meals: Breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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