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Traveling by train through the main touristic cities of Iran and the Iran Classical Route experience variety of Iran Railway alongside visiting all UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Tehran, Kashan, Isfahan, Yazd and Shiraz

START Tehran
REGION(S) Central Iran
MEALS: 13 Breakfasts, – Lunches, 12 Dinners
ACCOMMODATIONS: Hotel: 9 Nights, Traditional Hotel: 3 Nights, Night train: 1 Night
TRANSPORTATION: Trains, Tourist Buses, 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
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 3 different train on this trip which is two-day train journey and one-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 Esfahan to Yazd day train (7 hour) which is include of the UNESCO heritage city of Yazd. The third train will be a luxury night train from Shiraz to Tehran (16 hour). You will travel with different types of vehicles such as tourist buses, private cars, and driver guide between other destinations as well. 


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. (-)

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)

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)

Day 4: Kashan to Esfahan

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 bus station of Kashan to travel to Esfahan. Travel time is about 4 hours.  We will arrive Esfahan 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)

Day 5: 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)

Day 6: Esfahan free day sightseeing

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 buy some stuff. You could also visit the Masjed-e Jameh (Friday Mosque) which is one of Esfahan UNESCO site and located in the historic center of Esfahan. It can be seen as a stunning illustration of the evolution of mosque architecture over twelve centuries. Another interesting Esfahan attraction is Jolfa neighbor. In this part of the city, you could visit the Arminian Vank Cathedral, which is the Church of the Saintly Sisters back to 400 years ago. In the downtown the historic bridges Siose Pol (33 Bridge), Pole Khajoo (Khajoo Bridge) would be the other sights which is spectacular in the later afternoon or evening. Overnight stay at hotel. (B, D)

Day 7: Esfahan to Yazd (train-7 hour)

After breakfast in the hotel, you will be free till noon to check out of the hotel. In the afternoon transfer to the train station to travel to Yazd UNESCO world heritage city. The travel time would be between 6-7 hours depending on the train type. You will arrive at Yazd in the evening, and you will transfer to your traditional hotel in the old part of the city. Overnight stay at hotel. (B, D)

Day 8: 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)

Day 9: Yazd to Shiraz

After breakfast in the hotel, you will be free till noon to walk in the old party of the city and buy souvenirs and famous Yazdi sweets.  check out of the hotel at noon and transfer to the bus station to travel to Shiraz by tourist bus. The travel time would be about 6 hours depending on the train type. You will arrive at Shiraz in the evening, and you will transfer to your traditional hotel in the old part of the city. (B, D)

Day 10:Persepolis excursion (UNESCO)

After an early breakfast in the hotel, you will have an excursion tour in the north of Shiraz to visit Persepolis world heritage UNESCO site. You will transfer to Marvdasht which is 60 km away from Shiraz, taking an hour’s drive. 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. Overnight stay at hotel. (B, D)

Day 11: Shiraz city tour

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)

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)

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)

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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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
October 25, 2022

Hi Mike,

Thank you for arranging such a truly magical tour of just a part of your beautiful, diverse country.

From beginning to end, we were absolutely thrilled by the magnificent scenery and remarkable cities with their eye-catching monuments and superb mosques.

I’ve never eaten so well in my life or had the pleasure to taste the delicious seed-based drinks that quenched my thirst on a hot day.

Our accommodation was perfect everywhere we went, including the train journey from Shiraz to Tehran. Everyone we met was polite. It was such a pleasure to see families with small children travelling together in harmony.

The bazaars were a dream!

As already mentioned to you, Majid, our guide, was top class. I don’t think a better prepared or nicer guide can exist anywhere.

The travel arrangements from Rome to Tehran and inside Iran were perfect too including our driver, Hamid’s thoughtfulness ensuring our trip to Shemshak and airport drop-off were memorable.

As soon as I can get things on the home front in order, I’ll be looking at another of Adventure Iran’s tours. My friends are eager to join even though our climbing, skiing, camping days are over.

Once again, thank you for everything. I certainly feel rejuvenated.

I’ll be thanking your team on another occasion.

Enjoy your Friday.

Kindest regards.


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