A Soulful Journey through Iran: Tehran, Shiraz, and Isfahan in 6 Days.

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Isfahan, Isfahan Province, Iran
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6 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

6 people


German, Japanese, Spanish

About this tour

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  • **Highlight Reel: A Glimpse into Iran’s Spiritual and Cultural Mosaic**
  • 1. **Golestan Palace, Tehran:**
  • - *Dazzle:* Witnessing the lavishness of royal Qajar life.
  • - *Capture:* The intricate tile-work and mirrored mosaics.
  • 2. **Tehran's Diverse Worship Places:**
  • - *Dazzle:* Exploring the Armenian St. Sarkis Cathedral and Tehran Synagogue.
  • - *Capture:* The harmony of varied religious communities.
  • 3. **Arg of Karim Khan, Shiraz:**
  • - *Dazzle:* Delving into the stronghold of a ruler with humble pretenses.
  • - *Capture:* The citrus garden amidst robust citadel walls.
  • 4. **Shah Cheragh, Shiraz:**
  • - *Dazzle:* The cascading light through the exquisite mirror tile work.
  • - *Capture:* The spiritual ambiance in a sea of pilgrims.
  • 5. **Persepolis, Shiraz:**
  • - *Dazzle:* Walking through the remnants of a mighty empire.
  • - *Capture:* The intricate bas-reliefs narrating tales of the past.
  • 6. **Imam Square, Isfahan:**
  • - *Dazzle:* The grandeur of Islamic architecture in a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • - *Capture:* The majesty of Shah Mosque’s towering minarets.
  • 7. **Vank Cathedral, Isfahan:**
  • - *Dazzle:* The collision of Persian and Armenian Christian art.
  • - *Capture:* The vivid frescoes depicting Biblical and historical narratives.
  • 8. **Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Isfahan:**
  • - *Dazzle:* Experiencing celestial serenity under the dome’s peacock-tail sunlight displays.
  • - *Capture:* The enigmatic patterns of tilework and calligraphy.
  • 9. **Culinary Adventure:**
  • - *Dazzle:* From Tehran’s “Divaar” to Isfahan’s “Naghshe Jahan Traditional Restaurant,” embark on a journey through the kaleidoscope of Persian flavors.
  • - *Capture:* Every mouthful; from the tangy Fesenjan to the aromatic saffron-infused dishes.
  • 10. **Gardens and Bazaars:**
  • - *Dazzle:* Strolling through the tranquil Eram Garden, Shiraz, and the bustling bazaars of Isfahan.
  • - *Capture:* The myriad of colors, aromas, and the vibrant soul of local life.
  • The treasures of Tehran, Shiraz, and Isfahan—encompassing realms of rulers, poets, and spiritual seekers—beckon you to immerse yourself in tales penned by history, whispered through the wind that rustles through ancient ruins, and echoed in the prayers whispered in sacred spaces. An intertwining path of the modern and the ancient, the earthly and the spiritual, await to weave a rich narrative of an enchanting journey through the heart of Iran.


  • 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.


An Enchanting Journey through the Soul of Iran: Tehran, Shiraz, and Isfahan*


Embark on a 6-day exploration of the timeless allure of Iran, weaving through its rich tapestry of history, culture, and spiritual diversity. Our journey spans across Tehran, Shiraz, and Isfahan, unveiling an ensemble of significant religious sites, marvelous architecture, and enchanting culinary adventures that resonate with the Islamic, Jewish, Christian, Zoroastrian, and Sufi traditions of this magnificent land.

Day 1: Tehran - A Modern Pulse with Ancient Heartbeats


Tehran, the dynamic capital of Iran, nestles between the Alborz mountains and the vast desert, offering a unique blend of modern vigor and ancient Persian culture. This city is a tangible contradiction where tradition and modernity coexist harmoniously, and where architectural jewels from various eras sparkle under the Middle Eastern sun.


Begin your day with a delightful breakfast at “Moslem Restaurant”, famed for its hearty Halim. Afterwards, dive into Tehran’s rich history by exploring the Golestan Palace, an opulent masterpiece representing the peak of Qajar-era architecture.


Embark on a journey through religious diversity at the Saint Sarkis Cathedral, an Armenian Apostolic church, and then visit the Tehran Synagogue, shedding light on the vibrant Jewish community in Iran.


For dinner, enchant your palate at “Divaar”, celebrated for its flavorful traditional Iranian dishes. The day culminates with a night visit to the Tabiat Bridge, a modern architectural wonder providing spectacular views of the city.





Day 2: Tehran - Diving Deeper into Cultural and Spiritual Echoes



Continue exploring Tehran, where every corner sings tales of bygone eras while proudly parading its progression. Engage with the city’s rich spiritual and cultural diversity, exploring sites and tastes that have quietly coexisted for centuries.



Enjoy breakfast at “Cafe Tehroon”, a charming spot in the heart of the city. Next, delve into Zoroastrianism at the Fire Temple of Tehran, witnessing the eternal flame symbolizing Ahura Mazda.



Discover Islamic art at the splendid Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, and marvel at the vibrant carpets in the Carpet Museum of Iran.



Experience dinner at “Gilaneh”, serving a diverse array of Persian cuisines. Wrap up your day with a stroll through Darband Valley, absorbing the serene sounds and sights under a starlit sky.




Day 3: Shiraz - A City of Roses and Nightingales



Shiraz, synonymous with poetry, wine, and gardens, cradles tales of love, mysticism, and rebellion. It’s a city where the scent of oranges blossoms perpetually wafts through the air, whispering stories of poets, scholars, and kings.



Begin with a breakfast at “Cafe Ferdowsi”, and then explore the Arg of Karim Khan, a fortress inviting you to step back into the zenith of the Zand dynasty.



Witness religious harmony at the Vakil Mosque, and visit the Shah Cheragh, a stunning mausoleum where glistening mosaics tell tales of devout pilgrimages. Explore the Jewish Quarter to gain insight into the peaceful coexistence of diverse communities.



For dinner, savor the flavors of Shiraz at “Sharzeh Traditional Restaurant”. Conclude with a peaceful evening at the Eram Garden, where nature and architecture dance in an exquisite symphony.





Day 4: Shiraz - In the Footsteps of Poets and Sages



The soul of Shiraz resonates with poetic verses and spiritual wanderings, guiding you through spaces where Rumi’s words echo in the ether and Persian tales linger in the air.



Enjoy breakfast at “Homa Hotel” before setting forth to explore Persepolis, the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire, which reverberates with ancient glory.


Visit the Tomb of Saadi and Hafez, immersing in the poetic and mystical spirit of Iran. Experience the Zoroastrian Sarvestan Palace, which whispers tales of Sassanian grandeur.


Dine at “Sofre Khane Sonnati Sayyah” and stroll through the Qur'an Gate, where ancient beliefs blend seamlessly into the fabric of daily life.

Day 5: Isfahan - The Architectural Gem of Persia


Isfahan, often dubbed "Half the World", unveils an architectural journey through Persia’s golden age, with Islamic, Christian, and Jewish sites enriching the city’s spiritual and cultural landscape.


Relish a breakfast at “Bastani Traditional Restaurant”, before exploring the Imam Square, where Islamic architecture blossoms in full splendor.


The Vank Cathedral in the Armenian Quarter, Jolfa, showcases the Christian heritage, while the historic Jewish Synagogue reflects the city's diverse spiritual mosaic.


Dinner at “Shahrzad Restaurant” promises a regal feast. End your day with a serene walk along the Si-o-se-pol Bridge, where reflections of history dance upon the river.


Day 6: Isfahan - A Spiritual and Artistic Epilogue


On our final day in Isfahan, the winding lanes lead us through a spiritual and artistic realm where Sufi mysticism, Islamic grandeur, and Persian artistry intertwine.


Breakfast at “Azadegan Teahouse” precedes a visit to the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, an architectural masterpiece enveloped in tranquility and mystery.



Explore the Sufi traditions at the Harun Vilayat Shrine and delve into Zoroastrian history at the Fire Temple of Isfahan.


Conclude your journey with a farewell dinner at “Naghshe Jahan Traditional Restaurant”. As night falls, wander through the bustling bazaars, where the soul of Iran lingers in the aroma of spices, the vibrant textiles, and the warm smiles of locals.



This 6-day journey, meandering through Tehran, Shiraz, and Isfahan, unveils the rich, spiritual, and cultural tapestry of Iran. May the tales of ancient poets, the whispers of spiritual seekers, and the delectable dance of Persian cuisine linger in your memories, crafting stories that transcend boundaries and epochs.



Frequently asked questions

Tour starts in Tehran in the morning after your arrival.

Tour ends in Tehran in the morning before your departure from Iran.


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Isfahan, Isfahan Province, Iran


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