Take in the carpet museum, jewellery museum and bustling bazaar in Tehran
Stroll around the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Eram Gardens
Discover the ancient ruined city of Persepolis, one of the world’s greatest archaeological sites
Explore the labyrinth of secret passages in Yadz
Visit Isfahan and the Imam mosque with its stunning blue dome
Curated by Steph
Day 1 Arrival Iran
Upon arrival at the airport, you’ll be met by a representative and privately escorted by car to your accommodation.
The rest of the day will be spent at your leisure.
Day 2 Tehran
Enjoy your first taste of Iran with your private guide who’ll collect you from your hotel and show you the main highlights of the capital.
Visit sights such as the carpet museum, jewellery museum, Golestan Palace and bustling bazaar.
Day 3 Shiraz, Qur'an Gate and Delgosha Garden
This morning you’ll be picked up from your hotel and driven to the airport for your flight to Shiraz.
You’ll be met upon arrival and escorted to your hotel.
After settling in, your guide will take you to Qur’an Gate and Delgosha Garden. The former was built during the reign of Adud ad-Dawla and once had held two hand written Qur’ans; and the latter is one of the historical gardens in Shiraz.
Day 4 Shiraz
Today you’ll continue your discovery of Shiraz with your guide.
Visit the Zand complex, which houses the Karim Khan Citadel and Vakil Mosque; the Mausoleum of the 8th-century poet Hafaz; the main bazaar; and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Eram Gardens.
Day 5 Persepolis and Naqsh-e Rust
This morning you’ll be driven to the ancient ruined city of Persepolis, a palace complex was founded in the Sixth Century BC. Today, the magnificent ruins make it one of the world’s greatest archaeological sites.
Afterwards you’ll visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pasargadae with its spectacular palaces, gardens, and the mausoleum of Cyrus.
Before being driven to Yazd, you’ll stop at the tombs of Naqsh-e Rustam to see the carvings which depict the conquests of Sassanid Kings.
Day 6 Yazd
Located between two of Iran’s largest deserts, Yazd is an oasis town famous for its unique architecture. The old town is a labyrinth of secret passages, bazaars and mud brick streets, unchanged for centuries.
Spend the day exploring this fascinating destination which includes seeing the Amir Chaghmagh Complex, Jame Mosque, Wate Museum and the Zartosht Temple.
Day 7 Isfahan
This morning you’ll be driven to Isfahan, stopping in the ancient desert town of Na’in en route.
After settling into your hotel you’ll have the rest of the day at leisure. We recommend wandering down to the Zayandeh River to witness the hustle and bustle of its riverbanks, which are buzzing with local life.
Day 8 Explore Isfahan
Spend the day exploring Isfahan with your guide.
See the city’s expansive collection of Islamic architecture, including the beautiful Imam Square, the second largest square in the world and arguably the city’s most impressive sight. Here you can visit the Imam mosque with its magnificent blue dome, the bazaar, and Sheikh Loftallah mosque.
You may also want to visit the Decorative Arts Museum, Jolfa and Atigh Square.
Day 9 Kashan and Departure
This morning you’ll explore the historical Persian Fin Gardens and the hammam complex, the place where Iranian nationalist hero Amir Kabir was murdered.
You’ll also have the chance to visit Kashan houses including Broojerdiha House and Tabatabai house.
Afterwards you'll be driven to the airport in time for your return flight home.