This tour incorporates many of the celebrated landmarks of central Iran. From the ancient ruins of Persepolis, the ceremonial and spiritual capital of the vast Persian Achaemenid Empire, to the most famous relics of 18th and 19th century Shiraz; from the city’s renowned gardens to the evocative tombs of the highest figures in classical Persian literature; from the 6th century BCE world heritage site of Cyrus the Great’s capital of Pasargadae on to the historical city of Yazd with its magnificent 14th century mosque, the amazing desert architecture with cleverly-designed badgirs (wind towers), and impressive structures such as the Zoroastrian Towers of Silence; and culminating in an enchanting experience of Isfahan, the monumental capital of 17th century Safavid Persia and home to Iran’s finest works of Islamic art and architecture, best manifested in Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Tour Itinerary :
Day 8: Full Day City Tour of Shiraz
Today, we have a full day city tour of Shiraz. We begin our tour with Nasir al-Mulk Mosque where we have one of the most photogenic mosques in the world to frame! Then, we visit the heritage from 18th century when Karim Khan Zand chose Shiraz as his capital: Arg-e Karim Khan Zand, a castle and the Zand dynasty seat of government; Vakil Complex including a colorful and somehow romantic mosque, a hamamm now functions as a ethnographic museum, and the lively busy Vakil Bazaar; to have some relaxing moments we go to Eram Garden, registered as world heritage site under the title of Persian Garden. Peace and life are two words best describing the garden.
Overnight in Shiraz.
When I was planning to visit Iran, people were asking me “Why do you want to go to Iran?” Now that I have returned from this 13-day “Iran Essentials” tour, I’m telling everyone that Iran is a must-see destination and they should go now! Iran is a marvelous place with astonishing sights and friendly people. It’s also a very safe country.Wendyfrom Singapore
Our experience of Iran was overall very pleasant, far exceeding our expectations. We visited many well-known cities in Iran including Tehran, Yazd, Kerman, Shiraz, and Isfahan. Each city had unique attractions and great experiences to offer. We were treated as honored guests. We highly recommend Iran-Marcopolo for Iran tours!Damienfrom Belgium
Go to Iran! It’s a very lovely, unique, misjudged country full of hidden jewels. We had a wonderful 13-day trip. Our guide was perfect. We really appreciated her knowledge and skills in showing us around the country. Now I am telling everyone that Iran is a fascinating country with wonderful people and awesome food!Robertofrom Italy
This 2 weeks holiday to Iran organised by Iran Marcopolo Tours was great! Iran has everything: history, art, natural landscapes, architecture, tasty food, and great people. The accommodation and transportation was quite convenient as well. It’s also very safe. You can go anywhere you want at any time, with no safety issues at all. We enjoyed it very much and will definitely go back again.Rafaelfrom Mexico
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Departure Dates :
Depending on the group size, the tour price will change. Tour size can vary from one person to above 20 persons.
You will be accommodated in 4-star hotels. Hotels could be replaced with similar hotel in the same category.
A Single Supplement is bookable on this trip, subject to availability at the time of booking. The price of the single suplement will be quoted at the time of booking.
The Iranian currency is Iranian Rials (IRR). However it’s common by the locals to use Toman instead of Rials on daily business. Note that 1 Toman = 10 Rials. You should also note that International payment systems and bank cards are not available in Iran. So make sure to bring enough cash for your whole journey.
Weekdays in Iran
States offices, administration, post office and banks are generally open from 7:30 – 12:00 and reopen after a lunch break until 16:00. Thursdays are working hours until 12:00, which might vary depending on the city or office.
Friday is weekend in Iran.
We offer visa assistance to those who are traveling with us. For some nationalities a visa is required to enter Iran. A visa can be Collected from the Iranian embassy or consulate in your country of residence or at the Iranian airports upon arrival. However, upon arrival visas are not available for the US, British and Canadian Citizens and a visa needs to be Collected prior to Departure. For more information about Visa Click Here.
Your trip will start in Tehran and finish in Tehran.
You need to pay 30% of your tour total amount as deposit if you’re booking prior to 30 days from departure date. If you’re booking after 30 days, you must pay the full amount. Payment should be made through wire transfer to the bank account given in your quotation sheet.
You must have a valid travel insurance during your stay in Iran. You’ll need to provide your insurance certificate when applying for visa either at Iranian embassy in the country of your residence or at the Iranian airports. You will have the option to purchase travel insurance from Iranian companies upon arrival.
Our departures will become available to you once deposit or total amount is paid depending on your purchase date. Departures will be Available once at least 2 Persons have Secured their Spot. If you plan to travel alone on one of our tours, you need to contact us to check if it’s Available.
If you cancel prior to 30 days from departure, your deposit will not be refunded. If you cancel 29 to 15 days before your departure date, 50% of your payment amount will be refunded. If you cancel 14 days before departure you will get no refund at all.