10 Days
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Mar, May, Sep, Nov
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Cultural & Heritage
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Travel to the best Iran cooking destinations and taste of Rasht, Tabriz, Zanjan and Ardebil delicious cuisines

START Tehran
REGION(S) Central Iran
MEALS: 10 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
ACCOMMODATIONS: Hotel: 10 Nights
TRANSPORTATION: Flight, 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
  • Visiting the main touristic cities of Northwest Iran
  • Zanjan city tour and Gastronomy and Cooking adventures
  • Visiting Rakhtshuy Khaneh Museum & the ground Bazaar of Zanjan
  • Dome of Soltaniyeh, the oldest double-shell dome in the world (UNESCO)
  • Tabriz city tour and special excursion of different meals, tastes and sweets
  • Visiting the famous Bazaar of Tabriz (UNESCO)
  • Ardebil sightseeing tour and gastronomy excursion
  • Visiting Sheikh Safi al-din Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil (UNESCO)
  • Rasht city tour (the UNESCO Creative City)
  • Visiting Rasht Bazaar, the center of vegetarian food in Iran
  • Cooking class and Gilaki culinary tour in Rasht
  • Visiting Masuleh historical village (Tentative UNESCO)
  • Visiting Anzali port and boating in Anzali lagoon
  • Visit Gilan Rural Heritage Museum 

Iran offers varied type of meals in different corner of the country and each ethnic according to the region and season have their own dishes which has totally different material and taste. The region that we have chosen for this tailor-made journey is one of the best parts of the country which offers the best experience for culinary tour in Iran. In total the tour cover 4 provinces to give you the chance of experiencing the taste of the northwest of Iran. You also visit many tourist attractions of the region along your gastronomy adventure as well. North of Iran, in the southern part of the Caspian Sea has the best high-quality rice of Iran which is not comparable with the rice of other regions. Lahijan and the district around, in Gilan province, is the center of the tea plantation of the country and offers the best tea in Iran as well. Tabriz is so famous for delicious sweets along their famous Kofteh Tabrizi (an Iranian meatball like meal) as well. Zanjan is the center of foods festivals and they have different gastronomy courses as well. Along that Zanjan is famous for varied Ash (type of Iranian traditional soup) which is super tasty and delicious. You might find the traditional meals of different regions in Tehran or other urban restaurants but the taste and type of making and the integrants used is not the same as the locals that make it in their origin. And you could find any Zanjani cuisine in other cities of Iran.

Along the experience of the taste of each region, we included many tourist attractions of the regions to complete your soft adventure holiday in Iran. Visiting 3 important Iran’s UNESCO sites, the authentic Bazaar of 4 provinces, Anzali Lagoon, Historical village of Abyaneh and the rural heritage museum of Gilan are the most important highlights that you can see as well.

This special custom-made Iran tour is a combination of exploring the Northwest of Iran plus having a special program for tasting the traditional foods of each region and a cooking class in Rasht city. The route of the itinerary is designed for exploring the main important food centers of Iran along the cultural-historical experience of each city. The 4 main cities that are the target of this travel plan are Zanjan, Tabriz, Ardebil and Rasht. They all have their own special meals and colorful foods as well as touristic attractions and UNESCO sites. You will start your trip from Tehran and continue towards Zanjan city. Zanjan is a historical city and is famous for many different things and has one of the most important food ceremonies in Iran. After our sightseeing and the cooking program, we will continue the journey towards Tabriz which is the main city of Azari people in Iran. We will explore the city and the Bazaar which is selected by UNESCO as a world heritage site. Continue toward Ardebil and visit the city and the famous UNESCO shrine and have a taste of the local cuisine in the city. Afterward, we drive to the Caspian Sea and take the coastal road towards Anzali lagoon. You will have a boating activity in the lagoon and then it is time for photography and birdwatching through the lotus flowers. We continue our journey to Rasht city which is a UNESCO creative city and it’s the center of vegetarian foods in Iran. Rasht is the most important city for gastronomy and cooking adventure in Iran. We have different plans for this city and having a cooking class with a local guide is definitely on the program. We will visit the famous active Bazaar of Rasht. Afterward, we will drive to Masuleh historical village and walk through the narrow alleys, it is the perfect place for some photo taking. In the end, we will have a short visit to the Rasht Rural Heritage Museum and continue our drive back to Tehran.

“If you are interested in reserving a spot or would like more information, please contact us.”

  • This is a very intensive itinerary as we have to visit a lot of sites, attractions and do many activities every day. You have to be prepared physically and mentally to perform this trip efficiently.
  • This tour is not a cooking course but you will taste many different regional foods. For more information or any question, please contact us!
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