This a great introductory 17 day sample itinerary for private touring in Iran. Please contact us for a quote!
Private arrival transfer from Tehran IKA to hotel. Rest of day free.
2 nights Tehran.
Full day tour in Tehran with guide. National Museum, Abgineh Museum, National Jewels Treasury (in case you are interested in the National Museum, you can take the metro to the Grand Bazaar just 1 stop away; your guide/driver will go with you). You cannot take pictures at National Jewels Treasury (outside/inside) or take purses/bags in. Also, the Bazaar is crowded, so please do not take purse/bags. It is recommended to leave passports, purse/wallet in your pocket or in hotel safe.
Tehran – Qazvin – Rasht (Distance: 350km)
In Qazvin, you will visit Jame Mosque and Shazdeh Hossein Shrine. Short stop in Rudbar (land of olives) to see the traditional olive shops.
2 nights Rasht.
Masouleh and Anjali lagoon. (Distance: 100km)
First short boat ride on Anzali lagoon and a visit to local market in Anzali. Then drive to UNESCO heritage site village of Masuleh. Return to Rasht.
Rasht – Zanjan (Distance: 300km)
Drive to Zanjan and visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Soltaniyeh and some nearby monuments – Jame Mosque and a public laundry centre, converted to a museum are other highlights.
1 night Zanjan.
Zanjan – Hamadan via Takht-e Soleian (Distance: 350km)
Drive through Takht-e soleiman (Throne of Solomon) to Hamadan. If you start early and can arrive in Hamadan before sunset, you can visit Ganjname and its ancient inscription, as well as the tomb of biblical Esther and Mordechai tomb. Panoramic tour of the city for a view from outside of the Avicenna and Babataher mausoleums.
1 night e Soleian.
Hamadan – Kashan (Distance: 450km).
Drive to Kashan via Qom, in Qom short stop for an outside view of the holy shrine. Afternoon tour of Kashan visiting Brujerdi House, Fin garden, Bazaar and Aqa Bozorg complex.
1 night Kashan.
Kashan – Yazd (Distance: 420km).
Drive to Yazd, en route Abyaneh (UNESCO heritage site) village and stop for Jame Mosque and traditional textile workshops in Nain.
2 nights Yazd.
Full day sightseeing in Yazd: Towers of Silence, fire temple, old district and wind towers, Water Museum, Dolatabad Garden, Jame Mosque, Mirchakmaq Tekiyeh (site of Shiite worship).
Yazd – Shiraz (Distance: 450km).
After seeing an ice house and passing the Ali dome in Abarqu, visit Pasargadae* (or on 09 May) and Persepolis World Heritage sites on the way to Shiraz.
2 nights Shiraz.
Full day sightseeing in Shiraz visiting: Narenjestan, Vakil and Nasir Mosque, Khan Theological School, Hafez Mausoleum and Eram Gardens. Free time to visit the Bazaar.
Shiraz – Esfahan (Distance 485km)
Drive to Esfahan via Izadkkhast Castle (and, if preferred *Pasargadae instead of 07 May).
3 nights Esfahan.
Esfahan sightseeing: Naqsh-e Jahan Square including Imam & Lotfullah Mosques, Ali Qapu Palace, afternoon free to enjoy Bazaar and hotel.
Esfahan sightseeing: Tour of Vank Cathedral, Jame Mosque and shaking Minarets. Evening panoramic tour of old bridges.
Esfahan sightseeing and Tour of Chehel Sotun palace & Hasht Behesht
Private transfer from airport to hotel.
2 nights Tehran.
Full day in Tehran visiting: Reza Abbasi Museum, two palaces in Saad Abad complex, local Bazaar of Tajrish and a holy shrine.
Private transfer from hotel to Tehran IKA Airport for departure flight.