Iran Highlights - Persian Highlights

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Highlights

• 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

• 22 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 USD

DATES, PRICES & AVAILABILITY


Accommodations

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: To Dezful via the Citadel of Khoramabad
Day 6: Tomb of Daniel, Choqha Zanbil (UNESCO) - Largest Pyramid in Mesopotamia
Day 7: To Shiraz via Temple of Anahita in Bishapour (city)
Day 8: Firouzabad
Day 9: Sites of Shiraz
Day 10: Persepolis, Ancient City of the Persians; Rock Tombs of Naqsh-E Rostam
Day 11: To To Kerman, Sarvistan palace, Neyriz mosque
Day 12: Arg-e-Bam, School Visit, Rayan
Day 13: To Yazd, Towers of Silence
Day 14: Yazd, Old City Walking Tour
Day 15: Desert and Camels
Day 16: To Isfahan; Meybod and Nain
Day 17: Stunning Bridges of Isfahan, Vank Cathedral, Imam Square
Day 18: Jameh Mosque & the Shaking Minarets
Day 19: Traditional Village of Abyaneh (UNESCO)
Day 20: To Kashan, 7,000 Year Old Pyramid
Day 21: Pilgrimage site of Quom, Farewell Dinner
Day 22: Depart Tehran
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