14 Days
Duration
Easy
Activity Level
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, July, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Month
Cultural, Train Journeys
Activities
Classic
Travel Style
Tailor-Made Tours
Trip Type

Trip Highlights:

  • Golestan Palace, Tehran’s UNESCO heritage site

  • Experience of Iran trains in the main railroads

  • Luxury night train of Shiraz to Tehran

  • Eram Garden one of the UNESCO Persian Garden of Iran

  • Visit Persepolis, the Main Iran UNESCO site

  • Sightseeing of Meidan Emam, Esfahan

  • Masjed-e Jame, Esfahan UNESCO mosque

  • Overnight stay in historical boutique hotel caravanserai

  • Visit Yazd world heritage city of UNESCO

  • Pasargadae, the tomb of the Cyrus the Great (UNESCO)

  • Fin Garden, UNESCO Persian Garden site

TOUR CODE 150-STN-XPL
START Tehran
FINISH Tehran
REGION(S) Central Iran
INCLUDED
MEALS: 13 Breakfasts, 0 Lunches, 12 Dinners
ACCOMMODATIONS: Hotel: 9 Nights, Guesthouse: 4 Night, Caravanserai: 1 Night, Night train: 2 Nights
TRANSPORTATION: Night Train, 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

This is an Iran Train Journey for the first visitors of Iran who are interested to explore Iran Classic Route. We include the 5 major touristic cities along the most famous UNESCO world heritage sites of Iran which is located on the Classic Route. We will start our trip by visiting the capital city of Tehran and after visiting the main sites, we will head to the south direction by train. You will experience 4 different train on this trip which is two-day train journey and two-night trains. The first train trip is Tehran to Kashan day train (3.5 hour) and we will follow a special walking tour through the old part of the town in deep as well as visiting Fin Garden registered as a Persian Garden of Iran’s UNESCO. The second train trip will be Kashan to Yazd day train (5 hour) which is include of the UNESCO heritage city of Yazd. Then you will continue your trip by a private car to desert region (Dasht-e Kavir) and staying a night in Kuhpa caravanserai which is one of the most beautiful Iran’s caravanserais and renovated as a boutique hotel. Afterward you will continue your road trip by car towards Esfahan city which is the jewel of Iran cities with two famous UNESCO site. Then the third train travel is a night train from Esfahan to Sa’adat Shahr (6.5 hour) which is the region of Persepolis and Pasargadae UNESCO sites. From there you will continue your trip by private vehicle to Shiraz. You will visit Shiraz and the main highlights of the city. You will visit another UNESCO Persian garden of Iran (Eram Garden) in the city. The fourth train will be a luxury night train from Shiraz to Tehran (16 hour).

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Day 1: Arrival Tehran

You will arrive Tehran and Adventure Iran representative pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel in the downtown of Tehran. Overnight stay at the hotel. (-)
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Day 2: Tehran city tour

After breakfast in the hotel, we will have one full day Tehran walking tour. We will visit most interesting places in the downtown. We pass through some interesting street to see the life style of people in the capital to reach the lonely Tehran heritage site. You will visit Golestan Palace world heritage UNESCO site, Iran anthropology museum and the Grand Bazaar. In the afternoon, we will continue our walking tour to Khaneh Honarmandan (artist park). There is an active park and many artists coming from different part of the town to socialize and also there is a cinema, vegetarian restaurant and different type of gallery like painting, photography, statue and so on. For the evening we have improvise plan which depends on your travel time and having dinner together. Overnight stay in hotel (B, D)
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Day 3: Tehran to Kashan

Depend of the availability of the train ticket, we will have a transfer to the Tehran Railroad station, which is in the southern part of the capital. we will travel to Kashan by train which is take about 3.5 hors. The train crossed through the starting of the northern part of Dasht-e Kavir desert which has nice and interesting desert area. Also, we will see the great Salt Lake in Qom on our way to Kashan in the train. After arriving in Kashan we will transfer to the center of the town to check in the traditional hotel. You will have Kashan city tour by walk. We will start our walking tour through the old part of the town through narrow alley and old house with Persian architecture. We will also visit the Grand Bazaar and Timcheh Amin Aldoleh which is one of the plazas and it’s the most magnificent of the Kashan Bazar. We also visit Aghabozrg grand mosques in the center of the town. Overnight in the hotel. (B, D)
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Day 4: Kashan to Yazd

After breakfast in the hotel, we will visit the remains of Kashan attraction. We will visit a couple of historic houses of Borujerdiha and Tabatabaae. Afterward, we will drive to visit one of the Persian Garden of Iran (Fin Garden) which is registered in the UNESCO Persian Garden. We will back to the hotel and check out and then we drive to the train station of Kashan to travel to Yazd. Travel time is depend the train type takes between 4.5 to 5.5 hours. We will arrive Yazd in the evening and transfer you to the town. Check in to the hotel and have dinner. Overnight stay in a traditional hotel in Yazd. (B, D)
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Day 5: Yazd city tour

After breakfast in the hotel, we will have a full day Yazd city tour. Yazd is a UNESCO world heritage city with huge number of historical houses and Persian architecture. We have a full day walking tour to in the old part of the town visiting its touristic attractions such as the main Grand Mosque, Amir Chakhmagh complex and the Bazaar. Next comes Rokn-o-din Shrine and the old prison named after Alexander Prison. Depend of the month of the year its might to have visited Zoorkhane. It’s kind of sport with a ritual collection of gymnastic and calisthenic movements performed by ten to twenty men, each wielding instruments symbolizing ancient weapons. Pahlevani and Zoorkhanei rituals are Iran intangible world heritage site. Then we will drive to Zoroastrian sites of Dakhmeh (old cemetery & tower of silence) in the town. Overnight stay in a traditional hotel in Yazd. (B, D)
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Day 6: Yazd to Kuhpayeh

After breakfast in the hotel, we will travel to Kuhpayeh through Dasht-e Kavir desert by car and we will visit a few highlights of this region on our way to Kuhpayeh. It’s a full day country side road excursion and the length of this journey is about 355 km which is take 9-10 hours including of our stops for visiting the attractions and lunch time. You will visit Kharanaq historical village, Chak Chak Zoroastrian fire temple, Meybod historical town and Naiin city. We will start our journey from Yazd and the first stop is the historical village of Kharanaq. You will visit the old part of the village and the runs and photography. Then continue our road trip to Chak Chak which is the Zoroastrian fire temple. There are a lot of steps in the temple and we have to ascent to the highest point to visit the temple. Then drive to historical city of Meybod. There is an old historical mud-brick fort called Narin Castle (Narin Qal’eh) back to one thousand years ago. This monument like many other mud-brick stronghold dates back to Medes period and Achaemenid and Sassanid dynasties. Also we will visit Chapar Khaneh (historical post office), caravanserai, Ice house, Pottery and clay workshop and handicraft shop as well. Then we will drive to the historical city of Nain. Then we will visit one the oldest mosque of Iran. Also, there is a museum of Anthropology which we spend time to visit. We will continue our trip to Kuhpayeh. Overnight stay in the historical renovated hotel Caravanserai of Kuhpa. (B, D)
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Day 7: Kuhpayeh to Esfahan

You will have breakfast in the caravanserai and enjoying of the silent of this historical place. Afterward, we will drive to Esfahan which is take one hour. You will start your Esfahan city tour upon arrival of the city. We will visit the Masjed-e Jameh (Friday Mosque) which is one of Esfahan UNESCO site and located in the historic centre of Esfahan. It can be seen as a stunning illustration of the evolution of mosque architecture over twelve centuries. Afterward drive to the Arminian Vank Cathedral, which is the Church of the Saintly Sisters back to 400 years ago. Then we will continue our city sightseeing towards two of Iran’s historic bridges Siose Pol (33 Bridge), Pole Khajoo (Khajoo Bridge). Overnight stay in hotel. (B, D)
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Day 8: Esfahan City Tour

After breakfast we have a full day Esfahan walking city tour. You will walk to the downtown by walking through a couple of nice streets and alley takes around one hour. You will visit all of the UNESCO’s world heritage sites on the Naqshe Jahan Square, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Imam Mosque as well as Aali Qapu Building, Chehel Sotun (Forty Pillar) and Hasht Behest (Eight Heaven) building on this day. We will have lunch in a traditional restaurant and have a rest around an hour in the midway. Around the Naqshe Jahan Square there are many shops selling Esfahan’s beautiful handicrafts so it would be a great opportunity for those who wish to buy some of them. Will walk back to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel. (B, D)
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Day 9: Esfahan to Sa’adat Shahr

Today is free day in Esfahan. Esfahan has a nice bazaar and its center of souvenir shops and Persian arts and handicraft. You have time to walk to the Grand Bazaar and buying some stuff. In the evening before mid-night, we will check out from the hotel and we will transfer you to Esfahan train station to catch the train to travel to Sa’adat Shahr which has 25 km away of Pasargadae. The train time would be around the mid night and the next early morning you will arrive Sa’adat Shahr. (B, D)
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Day 10: Sa’adat Shahr to Shiraz - Persepolis & Pasargadae excursion (UNESCO)

Early morning around 7 am you will arrive to Sa’adat Shahr city which is 25 km away of Pasargadae UNESCO site. After breakfast in the city you will drive to Pasargadae take 15 minute. Pasargadae is the tomb of Cyrus the Great and its UNESCO site. Afterward drive 80 km to reach a Persepolis takes 1 hour. Persepolis is one of the main UNESCO World Heritage sites of Iran and registered since 1979. It’s a big area with different part and we will walk to Persepolis to visit the highlights of the ancient Persian Empire. Then we will leave Persepolis towards Naghsh-e Rosatam and Naghseh Rajab. These two sites are listed in the tentative list of UNESCO. Then after a short visit, we will drive to Shiraz, which is take about one hour drive (60 km). You will check in to your hotel in Shiraz and go for night walk and having dinner in the city. Overnight stay at hotel. (B, D)
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Day 11: Shiraz city tour

You will arrive Shiraz about 8:00 am and you will transfer to your hotel for check in. After breakfast n the hotel, you will have a full day Shiraz walking tour. First, we will visit walk to the Nasirolmolk mosque (pink mosque) which its famous for the light of the sun makes through the colored glass. Then we will walk to Shah Cheragh shrine, which is one of the main shrines of Iran. Afterward, we continue walking tour through the Grand Bazaar. Here is one of the biggest Iranian Bazaar still in the traditional style. This is a good place if you would like to buy souvenirs and spices. We will have lunch in the local restaurant and in the afternoon, we will walk to visit the Karimkhan citadel and the Eram Gardens, which is one of the Persian gardens of Iran registered with UNESCO. In the evening we will visit Hafez tomb, one of the Iran’s famous poets, dating back a thousand years. Overnight in a traditional hotel. (B, D)
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Day 12: Shiraz free day- Shiraz to Tehran

After breakfast in the hotel, you will be free in the city till noon. In the afternoon you will drive to the Shiraz train station, which is outside of the town and you have a luxury night train to travel back to Tehran. Overnight stay in the train. (B, D)
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Day 13: Arrival Tehran – northern Tehran tour

We will arrive Tehran around 8 am. We will transfer you to the hotel and we can check in take a quick shower to be prepare for the Northern Tehran tour. Today we have a dynamic itinerary and according to the travel time, day light which is changed in different season and the weather situation we will choose a couple of below attractions to visit.
Tajrish Bazaar is one of the main highlights of Northern Tehran. There is a big fresh market, spices, old stuff and meat. Also, there is a lot of nice coffee shop in northern Tehran, which is the spots of young and teenager.
The Sa’dabad Palace Complex is another choice for today. The Sa’dabad Palace Complex is a 300 hectare complex built by the Qajar and Pahlavi monarchs, located in Shemiran, northern Tehran. The complex contains 18 palaces belonged to the royal families of Qajar and Pahlavi, in a unique and beautiful garden.
Cinema museum is also another attraction we can add in our today’s itinerary. This museum at the Ferdows Garden features exhibits on Iranian cinema in a 19th-century building.
The Niavaran Palace Complex is another highlight of the area. The complex traces its origin to a garden in the region of Niavaran, which was used as a summer residence by Fath-Ali Shah of the Qajar Dynasty, Naser Ed Din Shah, Ahmad Shah Qajar.
Touchal cable car is in northern Tehran in the base of Mount Toucahl in Velenjak neighbor. We can a number of stations and we can take the cable car to the top station. On the way there and back great views over Tehran. The top of the mountain is about 3,100 meters from about 2,000 meters at the base station. There is a good ski piste in the last station an a very nice hotel as well. Darband is another base of Touchal which is the starting point of a trek goes up to the peak and many climbers take this route during Iran’s weekend which is Thursday and Friday. There is a nice short trek with a bunch of restaurants on both sides of the trek and its a nice place for seeing local and having dinner. After our Tehran adventure tour, we will drive back to the hotel. Overnight stay in hotel. (B. D)
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Day 14: Departure

According to your return fly ticket, we will transfer you to the IKA airport and you will fly back home. (B)
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