Explore the Ancient civilization of Persia and visiting its best historical sites
Travel through Iran Classical Route and get a feel of Iranian hospitality
Visit the most important Iranian UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Explore the historical village of Abyaneh and photograph locals in traditional dresses
Pass through Dasht-e Kavir desert and stay in a renovated historical caravanserai
Short visit to the religious city of Qom
TOUR CODE 193-STN-CUL START Tehran FINISH Tehran REGION(S) Central Iran INCLUDED MEALS: 14 Breakfasts ACCOMMODATIONS: Hotel: 12 Nights, Caravanserai: 1 Night TRANSPORTATION: Private vehicle, Flight All transportation according to the itinerary
Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
Meals as indicated in the itinerary
English speaking tour guide
NOT INCLUDED Entry fee for the sites not mentioned in the itinerary
Excess baggage charges
Airport and departure taxes
Any extra hotel costs such as early check in or late checkout
Mini bar used in the room
Meals not stipulated in the itinerary
Cost of medical immunizations
Any other service not mentioned in the itinerary
This two weeks trip to Iran is designed for those with no rush about visiting the main cultural and historical Iranian monuments through the famous Classic Route of Iran. The trip will cover all of the UNESCO sites located on this route as well as the most important sites still not registered in the list. Alongside visiting the Ancient Persia civilization, you will have different sightseeing tours to discover the modern side of Iran with a chance to socialize with locals and get a feel of Persian hospitality. This tour will starts from Tehran with you getting picked up from IKA airport and after visiting the capital you will continue your tour toward the south. You will visit Qom city (2nd religious capital of Iran), Kashan historical city, Abyaneh historical village, Esfahan (center of Persian Arts), Kuhpayeh (desert town), Naiin historical town, Meybod (Ancient town), Chak Chak (Zoroastrian fire temple), Pasargadae (Tomb of Cyrus the Great), Persepolis (the capital of the Persian Empire) and Shiraz which is the city of poets and beloveds! The covered distance including city sightseeing would be around 1500 km. The overland trip will finished in Shiraz and with a domestic flight you will get back to the capital to fly back home. The accommodation types are standard touristic hotels alongside Persian traditional hotels and an unforgettable night in Kuhpa caravanserai in the heart of Dasht-e Kavir desert.
The journey has no physical activity but we have designed special walking tours in main cities to cross special spots of each of them and overall a final culturally rich classic tour. Also after dinner we have short night walking tours in mentioned cities around a few spots famous among locals to see the Persian life style in 21th century and get more of an idea about Iranian hospitality. The tour has no meals (lunch and dinner) include to give you a chance to have your own desired foods and your guide will help you find the most famous restaurants near the location of your travel itinerary.
Day 1: Arrival to Tehran
Day 2: Tehran downtown
Day 3: North of Tehran
Day 4: Qom city tour
Note: Visiting the Salt Lake depends on your travel time, when the road is dry its only possible to travel with a sedan or 4×4 car or a minibus. We could not drive to the lake with a van or bus.
Day 5: Kashan city tour
Day 6: Abyaneh – Esfahan
Day 7: Esfahan walking tour
Day 8: Esfahan active day tour
Day 9: Kuhpayeh & Varzaneh desert
Day 10: Na’in, Meybod, Chak Chak and Kharanaq- Detour to Yazd
Day 11: Yazd city tour (ancient UNESCO city)
Day 12: Persepolis & Pasargadae- Drive to Shiraz
Day 13: Shiraz city tour
Day 14: Fly to Tehran- Departure
- Best travel time for those who have come to only do this trip is spring and autumn. April and May are the high season.
- If you would like to have an activity along your classic tour, autumn is the perfect travel time for those who would like to have desert trekking/cycling trip, mid to end of spring is perfect for those who would like to have trekking, summer is perfect for those who would like to ascent Iran’s most famous high peaks and winter is the perfect travel time for those who would like to travel to the south of Iran or the Persian Gulf and combine it with a cultural-historical trip to Iran.
- We don’t recommend traveling in march as it’s the long holiday of Persian New Year in Iran.
- If you would like to add a short activity trip along this Cultural tour, please get in touch. According to the type of activity that you are interest in, numbers of your free days, your travel time and the level of your fitness we will advise you the best possible trip.