7 Days
Duration
Easy
Activity Level
Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov
Month
Cultural
Activities
Classic
Travel Style
Tailor-Made Tours
Trip Type

Trip Highlights:

  • Visit UNESCO world heritage sites in central Iran

  • Visit main cities of Tehran, Kashan, Esfahan and Yazd 

  • Visit Naiin, Anarak, Garmeh and Meybod towns and villages

  • Thorough cultural, architectural and historical tour

  • Try a variety of Persian cuisine

  • Visit unknown desert town spots

TOUR CODE 161-STN-XPL
START Tehran
FINISH Tehran
REGION(S) Central Iran (Tehran, Kashan, Esfahan & Yazd province)
INCLUDED
MEALS: 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
ACCOMMODATIONS: Hotel: 5 Nights,  Guesthouse: 1 Night
TRANSPORTATION: Private vehicle
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
Travel insurance
International airfare
Excess baggage charges
Airport and departure taxes
Any extra hotel costs such as early check in or late checkout
Laundry
Mini bar used in the room
Meals not stipulated in the itinerary
Tips (optional)
Cost of medical immunizations
Bottled water
Phone calls
Any other service not mentioned in the itinerary

A memorable journey through central Iran. This is a sightseeing tour of main historic cities of Tehran, Kashan, Esfahan and Yazd along with smaller towns and villages of Na’in, Meybod, Kharanaq and Chak Chak fire temple.
The journey will start from IKA airport and you will stay the first night at a hotel in Tehran. The next day you will have a sightseeing tour of the Capital before leaving for Kashan. The journey will continue to Esfahan for one and half day of sightseeing of its vast tourism attractions. Next on our trip would be the ancient city of Yazd before driving back to Tehran.

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Day 1: Arrival in Tehran

You will be picked up from airport to a hotel in Tehran. The first day will be free. Depending on your arrival time, you’ll likely have free time to relax or get adjusted for the journey of the next day. Overnight stay at a hotel. (D)
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Day 2: Tehran sightseeing & drive to Kashan

After breakfast, we will have Tehran sightseeing and city tour. We spend the day visiting the capital’s attractions. Before noon, we will visit the National Museum of Iran, Tehran Bazaar and Golestan Palace, the only UNESCO heritage site in the capital. In the afternoon, we will go to Artists Park “Park-e Honar Mandan” for a vegetarian meal. You will be able to spend some time walking around the park after lunch, visiting its attractions depending on your interest. We will spend a couple of hours there. Most of the times there is painting and photography show/exhibition in the park as well as a theatre and cinema hall. Also, there are a few good coffee shops for refreshment. Late afternoon, we will drive from Tehran to Kashan. In the evening, we will arrive to Kashan historic city and check into the hotel. After some rest, we will have a short walk around and have dinner in a traditional restaurant. Overnight in hotel. (B)
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Day 3: Kashan city tour - Drive to Esfahan

After breakfast, we will have a busy agenda visiting the attractions of the town. We will visit Noosh Abad ancient underground city and its castle. We will also visit the significant ancient site of Sialk dating back to 3000 – 4000 BC and the historic Royal Gardens of Fin, one of the registered Persian Gardens in UNESCO, where was built for Shah Abbas. Also we will spend a short time visiting the historic houses of Kashan. Late afternoon we will drive to Esfahan and check in to a hotel. (B)
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Day 4: Esfahan city tour

City tour of Esfahan will start after breakfast. It will be a tight day today as we will visit Naghshe Jahan Sq., Imam and Sheikh-lotfollah mosques, Alighapou palace, old bazaar, Chehel Soton palace. We will move to Armenian area of Julfa to visit magnificent Vank cathedral. For the evening Sioseh Pol Bridge will be the last visit for today. (B)
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Day 5: Driver to Yazd through the desert spots

After breakfast we have a full day exploring tour. The desert journey will start from Esfahan. We will drive towards east. On this day we will visit the historic villages of Qehi, Naiin, Meybod, Kharanaq and Chak Chak Zoroastrian fire temple. The castle (Kheir Abad) is in a picturesque location ideal for taking photos. We will also spend some time for roaming in the village of Qehi. The houses, mosques and its underground water ways called “Qanat“ are the highlights of the village. Then we will depart for the historic city of Naiin. In Naiin we will visit the historic mosque, anthropology museum and Narin castle. Following Naiin we will leave for Meybod. On the way to Yazd we will visit the Kharanagh historical village and Chak Chak fire temple (the world’s Zoroastrian halidome). We will reach Yazd in the late afternoon staying overnight in a traditional guest house (B, L)
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Day 6: Yazd city tour

After breakfast, you will have a full day sightseeing tour in Yazd visiting most touristic attractions, important Zoroastrian sites of Dakhmeh (Old cemetery & tower of silence), fire temple, Amir Chakhmagh complex and the main Grand Jame’ Mosque next to the bazaar. Next comes Rokn-o- din Shrine and the old prison named after Alexander Prison (B).
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Day 7: Yazd Free time - Transfer to Tehran IKIA airport

After breakfast, free time for walking and shopping around Yazd until noon. Check out from the hotel and drive to the north to the IKIA airport. (B)

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