The Classic Iran Tour
16 Days / 14 Nights
This tour combining the highlights of the country will take you beyond the history of modern Iran through the land of ancient Persia, the center of many civilizations which with their achievements have contributed to our modern world; the land of Cyrus the Great, Darius the Great, Omar Khayyam and other renowned historical, literary figures.
As you explore the fabled cities of Ahwaz, Esfahan, Shiraz, Yazd, Kerman, Tehran, the ancient world famous sites of Ziggurat and Persepolis, you will see the rich cultural and historical heritage portrayed in their well preserved archeological gems. Besides, the beautiful scenery of the country crowned with mountains will fascinate you, Iranian people's heartwarming friendliness and welcome will follow you everywhere, and the bazaars filled with the aroma of exotic spices will entice you throughout the adventure. Despite numerous invasions from the Greeks, Arabs, and Mongols, Iran and its people firmly retain their own identity and character: sophisticated, diverse, and cultured; embracing it is worth lifetime experience.
2020 Tour Dates
April 4 - 22
October 10 - 28
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The Classic Iran Travel Itinerary
Depart the USA on overnight flight to Europe
In flight, stopping in Europe to change plane for flight to Tehran.
Day 3 ~ Tehran
After arrival at Tehran Airport and passing through customs and passport control, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Crowned by the Alborz Mountains, Tehran is the largest city in Iran, and has been the capital since 1789. It is an intriguing and sophisticated city, the center of Iran’s great museums which celebrate the renaissance of the Qajar Dynasty, founded by Agha Mohammad Khan.
After breakfast and some rest, we will start our tour around early noon time, first taking a short drive to Reza Abbasi Museum. The museum is named after Reza Abbasi, one of the artists in the Safavid period. The Reza Abbasi Museum is home to a unique collection of Persian art dating back to the second millennium BC, from both the pre-Islamic and Islamic eras.
Our next stop will be at the incredible exhibition of the 'Treasury of National Jewels', which is the largest set of displayed jewels in the world that are in state ownership in one location. The majority of the items now in the collection were acquired by the Safavid dynasty, which ruled Iran from 1502 to 1736 AD. Among the collection you will see the Darya-ye Nur (Sea of Light)- the largest uncut diamond in the world at 182 carats.
Next we'll see the National Archaeological Museum, one of the highlights of the trip. Its outstanding collections include 6th century BC relief from the Treasures of Darius the Great from Persepolis and a stone winged lion of Shush. We'll end our day with a pleasant stroll through Tehran's Grand Bazaar. Overnight in Tehran/Espinaz Hotel/Laleh Hotel or similar.
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Accommodation for 13 nights at selected 4* and 5* star hotels as indicated in the itinerary
One night at 1st class train ride in two passenger sleeping carriages (Theran-Shush)
13 Dinners (no drinks except water)
Two small bottles of water per day per guest
All arrival and departure transfers
Daily private sightseeing by comfortable air-conditioned car for 1/2 guests and van or minibus for 3 to 12 guests depending on the number of the guests, including professional driver and his expenses
English speaking tour guide and his/her expanses
Entrance fees to sites indicated in bold on the itinerary
Visa authorization number
Complete information package with itineraries, travel and visa information, and luggage tags