In this bewitching trip we explore Persian history and culture through its historical capitals, a rewarding journey rich with amazing stories and awe-inspiring monuments. The journey starts with Tehran, the current capital of Iran, and its amazing museums and then continues to Ecbatana (present-day Hamadan), the ancient capital of the Medes, then, Susa, the capital of Elamites and the oldest one in Iran. Shiraz is the next stop, the capital of Zand dynasty in 18th century. The last capital to see is Isfahan, the wonderful capital of Safavids (17th century).
Tour Itinerary :
Day 1: Arrival in Tehran. Half-day Tehran City Tour
Arrival in TEHRAN. We visit the precious Archeological Section of National Museum with artifact and objects from prehistory to Islamic era. The Abgine Museum (Glass & Ceramics museum) as the next place to see is a real time travel with plates and dishes from different periods of Iran history.
Overnight in Tehran.
Day 2: Full Day City Tour of Tehran
In our second day in Tehran we visit the only world heritage site of the city, Golestan Palace, as well as the fascinating museums of Crown Jewels and Carpet. Golestan Palace is one of the oldest and best-known historic monuments in the Tehran (4 century old). Priceless jewels and unique carpets present you the luxury and delicacy of Persian royal households and artistic genius of its people.
Overnight in Tehran.
Day 3: Drive to Hamedan
Right After having breakfast, we drive to HAMADAN, the ancient capital of Medians (7th century BCE). In the afternoon, we visit the unearthed remains of ancient Ecbatana, Alavian Tomb Tower, and Tomb of Avicenna, the author of “Canon of Medicine” the most famous book in the Medicine world, as well as 2500 year old inscription of Ganjnameh.
Overnight in Hamedan.
I have just returned from my trip to Iran. There is so much to share about the country! You will really enjoy seeing so many inspiring historic and cultural sights and friendly people.Maggyfrom Belgium
We have just returned from an incredible trip to Iran and can't recommend it enough. As a USA passport holder, you have to have a guide all the time, and to have agencies in Iran, arrange a visa authorization number in advance for you. The process takes more than a month but it completely worth it.Paulfrom USA
We don’t regret at all to have visited such an incredible and safe country.Islefrom Belgium
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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.