A Journey through Tehran’s Rich History and Culture in A 3 Day Tour

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Fars Province, Shiraz, District 1, Eram Boulevard, Eram Garden, Iran
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3 Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

German, Japanese, Spanish

About this tour

A Symphony of Exploration: A Three-Day Sojourn through Tehran’s Enchanted Tapestry

In the heart of Persia, where the golden threads of history and culture intertwine, lies Tehran, a city that beckons the intrepid traveler with its harmonious blend of antiquity and modernity. With each step along its storied streets, you shall embark upon a poetic odyssey, where the pages of time unfurl before your eyes, revealing the secrets and treasures of this resplendent metropolis.

This meticulously crafted three-day itinerary is your key to unlocking the essence of Tehran, inviting you to immerse yourself in the grandeur of its past and the vibrancy of its present. Each day is a new chapter in this symphony of exploration, replete with rich prose and poetic landscapes that will leave an indelible mark on your soul.

Prepare to traverse the annals of history as you uncover the palatial splendors of Golestan Palace, where the ghosts of Persian royalty whisper secrets of a bygone era. Then, wander through the hallowed halls of the National Museum of Iran, where the echoes of ancient civilizations resonate in the artifacts that bear witness to the nation’s timeless heritage.

Day one is but a prelude to the artistic crescendo of day two, where you’ll find yourself lost in the masterpieces of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, surrounded by the brilliance of Picasso, Warhol, and Van Gogh. Amidst the vibrant threads of Persian carpets at the Carpet Museum of Iran, you’ll witness the intricate artistry that has adorned royal courts for centuries.

As the sun bows to the city’s cultural riches, you’ll seek solace in the spiritual sanctuary of the Imam Khomeini Shrine, a place where devotion transcends time. And when twilight bathes Tehran in a soft, golden glow, the alpine retreat of Darband awaits, a hidden gem nestled in the embrace of the Alborz Mountains.

The final day of your journey finds you at the crossroads of tradition and innovation. You’ll explore the awe-inspiring Persepolis, a testament to the grandeur of ancient Persia, and then delve into the mysteries of the Qavam House, an architectural jewel hidden amidst the bustling city.

Tehran, with its kaleidoscope of experiences and poetic nuances, promises to awaken your senses, ignite your imagination, and etch memories that will linger long after your departure. Join us on this symphonic expedition through the heart of Iran’s capital, where every corner tells a tale, and every moment is an invitation to discover the enchantment of Tehran.

Highlights

  • Day 1: Immersing in Tehran's Rich History and Culture
  • Golestan Palace (Palace of Flowers): Step into the opulent world of the Qajar dynasty, surrounded by lush gardens and dazzling mirrored halls.
  • National Museum of Iran: Traverse millennia through artifacts, from the Achaemenid Empire to Islamic art, showcasing the essence of Persian heritage.
  • Tehran Grand Bazaar: Lose yourself in a maze of treasures, where the pulse of commerce resonates through the air.
  • Azadi Tower (Freedom Tower): Ascend this iconic symbol of modern Iran for panoramic views and an enchanting evening glow over the city.
  • Day 1 Dining Recommendations:
  • Breakfast: Moslem Restaurant
  • Lunch: Cafe Pars
  • Dinner: Milad Tower Restaurant
  • Café: Haj Ali Darvish Tea House
  • Day 2: Artistic Treasures and Spiritual Reflections
  • Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art: Be inspired by the world's extensive collection of Western modern art, including works by Picasso, Warhol, and Van Gogh.
  • Carpet Museum of Iran: Delve into the intricate world of Persian craftsmanship through vividly colored and designed carpets.
  • Imam Khomeini Shrine: Find serenity and spiritual reflection amidst striking architecture and profound significance.
  • Darband: Escape to the Alborz Mountains, where charming teahouses along a gentle stream offer a respite from the urban pace.
  • Day 2 Dining Recommendations:
  • Breakfast: Il Pianoforte Café
  • Lunch: Gilaneh Restaurant
  • Late Lunch: Boustan Restaurant
  • Dinner: Darband Traditional Restaurants
  • Day 3: Modern Marvels and Cultural Gems
  • Sa'dabad Complex: Explore the former royal residence, a sprawling complex of palaces, museums, and beautiful gardens.
  • Niavaran Palace Complex: Visit the former Shah's residence, featuring elegant architecture and historical significance.
  • Tehran's Contemporary Art Museum: Experience Iran's thriving contemporary art scene in a dynamic museum.
  • Tabiat Bridge: Marvel at the architectural wonder that spans over a lush park, offering panoramic views of the city.
  • Day 3 Dining Recommendations:
  • Breakfast: Shemroon Café
  • Lunch: Tavoos Restaurant
  • Dinner: Divan Restaurant
  • Café: Elixir Bistro
  • This meticulously crafted three-day journey promises to unveil the true essence of Tehran, from its historical opulence to its modern vibrancy, offering an unforgettable glimpse into the heart of Iran.

Included/Excluded

  • In our tour packages, several common included services are typically provided to enhance the overall experience and convenience for travelers. These services can vary depending on the type and price of the tour, but here are some common inclusions:
  • 1- Accommodation: Most tour packages include accommodation in hotels, resorts, lodges, or other types of lodging. The quality of accommodation may vary based on the tour category (e.g., budget, standard, luxury).
  • 2- Transportation: Our tours often include transportation to and from the destination, as well as transportation within the destination itself. This may involve flights, transfers, bus or train rides, and even cruise ships for specific tours.
  • 3- Guided Tours: Unless you prefer not to have a travel guide guide, many of tours include guided tours of key attractions, historical sites, museums, and landmarks. Knowledgeable guides provide insights, historical context, and local expertise.
  • 4- Meals: Tour packages often include meals, which can vary from breakfast only to full-board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Some tours may also include special dining experiences or culinary tours. Please let us know if you want to have meals included in your travel package.
  • 5- Entrance Fees: Admission fees to attractions, national parks, museums, and other sites are frequently included in tour packages.
  • 6- Activities and Excursions: Tours may offer a range of activities and excursions, such as hiking, wildlife safaris, cultural performances, city tours, or adventure sports. The specific activities included depend on the tour's theme and destination.
  • 7- Transfers: Airport transfers to and from the hotel at the beginning and end of the tour are typically included for added convenience.
  • 8- Travel Insurance: Some tour operators provide basic travel insurance as part of the package, offering coverage for unforeseen events such as trip cancellations or medical emergencies. We offer travel insurance while in Iran.
  • 9- Local Transportation: If the tour involves moving between cities or regions, local transportation (e.g., domestic flights, buses, or trains) is often included.
  • 10- Support and Assistance: We provide on-ground support and assistance, including local representatives or guides available to assist with any issues or inquiries.
  • 11- Itinerary and Documentation: Our tour packages typically come with a detailed itinerary, maps, and information about the destinations. Some may also include travel documents like visas or permits.
  • 12- Cultural Experiences: Our tours aim to provide authentic cultural experiences, such as interactions with local communities, traditional performances, or hands-on workshops.
  • 13- Free Time: While guided tours are common, our tour packages also allow for free time to explore independently or engage in optional activities of personal interest.
  • Group Dynamics: Being part of a group tour often provides the opportunity to meet fellow travelers, fostering a sense of community.
  • 14- 24/7 Emergency Support: We offer 24/7 emergency contact numbers for travelers in case of unexpected situations or emergencies.
  • It's important to carefully review the details of any tour package to understand precisely what is included and what might require additional fees. Different tour operators and tour types offer varying levels of inclusions, so travelers should select a package that aligns with their preferences and needs.
  • Please let us know if any of the above included services are what you need or prefer to exclude from your travel package.
  • Tour packages typically offer a range of inclusions to make travel more convenient and enjoyable, but there are also common items and services that are often excluded, requiring travelers to cover the costs separately, unless you want us to have those items covered in your travel plan. These exclusions may vary depending on the travel plans and the specific package, but here are some items/services that are frequently not included unless requested:
  • 1- International Flights: Most our tour packages do not include international airfare to and from the destination. Travelers are responsible for booking their own flights unless it is explicitly mentioned as part of a package.
  • 2- Travel Insurance: Comprehensive travel insurance is often not included in tour packages. Travelers may need to purchase insurance separately to cover things like trip cancellations, medical emergencies, and baggage protection. We do offer such services at a very low price point, please ask for a quote.
  • 3- Optional Activities: While many of our tours offer a set itinerary with included activities, optional tours and excursions are often not included. Travelers may need to pay extra for activities not specified in the package.
  • 4- Meals: While some of our tours include meals, they may not cover all meals during the trip. Travelers should check the package details to determine which meals (e.g., breakfast, lunch, dinner) are included and which are not.
  • 5- Personal Expenses: Expenses such as shopping, souvenirs, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, and personal items are typically not covered by tour packages. Travelers are responsible for their own discretionary spending.
  • 6- Embassy Visa and Entry Fees: Tour packages usually do not include the cost of visas or entry fees to certain countries, national parks, or attractions. Travelers must pay to obtain visas and pay entrance fees separately when required.
  • 7- Gratuities: Tips for guides, drivers, and hotel staff are often not included in tour prices. Travelers should budget for gratuities separately, although some tour operators may recommend a standard tipping guideline.
  • 8- Airport Transfers (Outside of Set Times): While airport transfers are often included on arrival and departure days, travelers who arrive or depart at different times than originally planned may need to arrange their own transportation to and from the airport.
  • 9- Personal Travel Gear: Items such as luggage, travel adapters, and personal gear like hiking boots or snorkeling equipment are not typically provided in tour packages.
  • 10- Pre- and Post-Tour Accommodation: If travelers wish to arrive earlier or stay longer at the destination before or after the tour dates, they will need to book additional accommodation separately.
  • 11- Additional Travel Documentation: Costs related to obtaining necessary travel documents (e.g., passports, permits) are usually not included in tour packages.
  • Medical Services: Expenses for medical services, medications, or vaccinations required for travel are not covered. Travelers should consult with their healthcare providers and budget accordingly.
  • 12- Cancellation or Interruption Coverage: If travelers need to cancel their trip or encounter interruptions not covered by travel insurance, they may incur additional expenses.
  • It's crucial for travelers to carefully read the terms and conditions of a tour package and review the provided itinerary to understand what is included and what is not. Additionally, you should communicate with us to clarify any uncertainties about inclusions and exclusions before booking a tour.

Itinerary

Day 1: Discovering the Heart of Tehran

Introduction to Day 1:

In the heart of Iran's bustling capital city, Tehran, a symphony of history, culture, and modernity awaits the intrepid traveler. This three-day odyssey will unfurl the tapestry of Tehran's most enchanting treasures, each woven with the threads of its rich past and vibrant present. Day 1 beckons us to explore the core of Tehran, where ancient traditions meld seamlessly with contemporary marvels.

Place 1: Golestan Palace

Our journey commences at the resplendent Golestan Palace, an opulent oasis in the heart of Tehran. As you wander through its beautifully adorned halls and verdant gardens, you'll be transported to the Qajar era, where kings and queens once held court. Marvel at the intricate mirror work, exquisite tiles, and the legendary Peacock Throne. Gaze upon the Marble Throne, where the Pahlavi dynasty's last shah was crowned.

Breakfast:

Begin your day at Café Naderi, just a stone's throw away from Golestan Palace. Savor traditional Persian breakfast delights like fragrant saffron tea and crispy barbari bread.

Place 2: Tehran Grand Bazaar

From Golestan Palace, venture to the bustling Tehran Grand Bazaar, where the pulse of the city beats. Lose yourself in the labyrinthine alleys adorned with a kaleidoscope of Persian rugs, spices, jewelry, and textiles. Here, history meets commerce, and every corner whispers tales of ancient trade.

Lunch:

Indulge in a delectable kebab feast at Shater Abbas, an authentic Persian eatery nestled within the bazaar. The succulent skewers and fragrant rice will invigorate your senses.

Place 3: National Jewelry Museum

Your next stop is the National Jewelry Museum, housed within the Central Bank of Iran. This treasury showcases a dazzling array of gemstones, including the infamous Darya-i-Noor diamond, Peacock Throne jewels, and the globe's most significant pink diamond collection. Each gem holds a story, a testament to the nation's regal history.

Dinner:

Wrap up your day with a sumptuous meal at Moslem Restaurant, renowned for its tantalizing Iranian stews and aromatic saffron-infused rice dishes.

Day 2: A Tale of Ancient History and Modern Artistry

Introduction to Day 2:

As the sun rises on our second day in Tehran, we embark on a journey that juxtaposes the antiquity of Iran's historical heritage with the contemporary allure of its art scene. Prepare to be enchanted as we delve into Tehran's captivating duality.

Place 4: National Museum of Iran

Begin your day at the National Museum of Iran, where millennia of history unfold. Wander through halls adorned with artifacts from prehistoric to Islamic times, including the magnificent Luristan bronze collection, the famed Cyrus Cylinder, and the enigmatic Saltman mummy. Here, history whispers its secrets.

Breakfast:

Enjoy a traditional Persian breakfast at Pardis Café, an inviting spot offering an array of aromatic teas and pastries.

Place 5: Azadi Tower

Our next destination is the iconic Azadi Tower, a symbol of Tehran's modernity and its enduring connection to the past. Ascend to the viewing platform for panoramic views of the city, where skyscrapers meet historic landmarks, creating a visual symphony of contrasts.

Lunch:

Satisfy your hunger with a delectable Mediterranean meal at Leila Restaurant, adjacent to Azadi Tower.

Place 6: Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

Prepare to be mesmerized at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, a treasure trove of modern masterpieces. Wander among works by Iranian luminaries like Farideh Lashai and Monir Farmanfarmaian, as well as international giants like Picasso and Warhol.

Dinner:

Complete your day with a fusion of Persian and European flavors at Divan Restaurant, known for its innovative culinary creations.

Day 3: Nature's Oasis and Spiritual Reflection

Introduction to Day 3:

Our final day in Tehran promises an exquisite blend of natural beauty and spiritual contemplation. Today, we'll explore the tranquil sanctuaries that provide solace in the midst of the bustling metropolis.

Place 7: Darband

Escape to Darband, a picturesque mountain village on the northern outskirts of Tehran. Here, lush trails lead to a cascade of waterfalls, offering respite from the urban whirlwind. Along the way, you'll encounter charming teahouses and eateries nestled amid the verdant landscape.

Breakfast:

Begin your day at a rustic Darband teahouse, where you can enjoy traditional Persian breakfast and the soothing aroma of samovar-brewed tea.

Place 8: Sa'dabad Complex

After your nature retreat, visit the Sa'dabad Complex, once a royal residence. Stroll through its manicured gardens and explore historic palaces, such as the White Palace, Green Palace, and Mellat Museum, each a testament to Iran's opulent history.

Lunch:

Savor Persian delicacies at Salar Restaurant, known for its traditional cuisine and picturesque garden setting.

Place 9: Imamzadeh Saleh

End your journey with a visit to the serene Imamzadeh Saleh, a sacred shrine nestled in the heart of Tajrish Square. This place of worship provides a glimpse into Iran's spiritual fabric and offers a moment of reflection amidst the bustling city.

Dinner:

Conclude your Tehran adventure with a delightful dinner at Nilufar Restaurant, famous for its Iranian specialties and charming ambiance.

With your heart filled with the splendor of Tehran's highlights, your three-day voyage through this captivating city reaches its conclusion. As you depart, remember that Tehran, like a precious gem, holds countless facets, waiting for you to return and explore further.

Languages

German
Japanese
Spanish

Frequently asked questions

Tehran at 7 am.

Tehran at 7 pm

Yes

No age limit.

Tour's Location

Fars Province, Shiraz, District 1, Eram Boulevard, Eram Garden, Iran

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Group 5 adult 5 10%
2 Group 10 adult 10 20%
Bulk discount children
# Discount group From children To children Value
1 Group 5 child 5 10%
2 Group 10 child 10 20%

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