Iran Highlights - Persian Highlights

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• Explore 13 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
• Visit the National Jewels Museum
• Visit the ancient city of Persepolis
• Stay in Yazd - Declared by UNESCO as the second most historic city in the world
• Stroll over the famous bridges of Isfahan
• See the largest ziggurat (pyramid) in Mesopotamia at Choqa Zanbil
• Encounter the warmth and friendliness of the Iranian people

Fact File

• 21 land days
• Maximum 16 travelers
• Start and finish in Tehran
• All meals included
• Activity Level: 2-3


Iran - an ancient land filled with bustling bazaars, historic sights, superb architecture, parched deserts and beautiful, snow-capped mountains.

With no less than 19 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, few countries have a history that can compete with Iran, from the ancient gems of Persepolis, and Yazd - declared the second most historic city in the world by UNESCO - to wonderful museums, glorious mosques and mausoleums, and impressive ruins with exquisite stone carvings.

Despite Iran's wealth of antiquities, perhaps Iran's greatest attraction is the warmth and generosity of its people. Making you feel genuinely welcome in their country comes naturally to the Iranians.

We visit rural villages, with a more simplistic life, to give you an off-the-beaten path, authentic Iranian experience filled with countless memories. Discovering the culture and traditions of the Iranian people will easily be a trip highlight.

Further Reading

- Warm Welcome in Iran
- Into Iranfinding warm greetings and fascinating fabled cities

FROM: $6995


  has guaranteed departures


Comfortable hotels with private bathroom facilities except at the Caravanserai, which has shared facilities.

Comfort notes

Some long drives.

Itinerary - detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Tehran
Day 2: Tehran City Sights
Day 3: Alisadra Cave, to Hamadan
Day 4: Hamadan, Ancient Ecbatana, Tombs of Esther & Mordecai
Day 5: Kermanshah, Bisotun (UNESCO) and Taq-e-Bostan
Day 6: To Dezful via the Citadel of Khoramabad
Day 7: Tomb of Daniel, Choqha Zanbil (UNESCO) - Largest Pyramid in Mesopotamia
Day 8: Temple of Anahita, to Shiraz
Day 9: To Firouzabad
Day 10: Sites of Shiraz
Day 11: Persepolis, Ancient City of the Persians; Rock Tombs of Naqsh-E Rostam
Day 12: Pasargadae (UNESCO), to Zeinoddin Caravanserai
Day 13: To Yazd, Towers of Silence
Day 14: Yazd, Old City Walking Tour
Day 15: To Isfahan; Meybod and Nain
Day 16: Stunning Bridges of Isfahan
Day 17: Jameh Mosque & the Shaking Minarets
Day 18: Traditional Village of Abyaneh
Day 19: To Tehran via Kashan, 7,000 Year Old Pyramid
Day 20: Tehran
Day 21: Depart Tehran
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