01344 622 832

zohreh majidian
Zohreh Majidian
Magic Carpet Travel Ltd


Welcome to Magic Carpet Travel
Specialists in planning and arranging trips to Iran from the UK

Iran is open, and tourism is on the rise. However, you will not be a tourist when you are with us, we will take you on a real adventure through the ancient cities of this timeless country, one of the few places that is still untouched by mass market tourism.

This is your chance to let us guide you on your adventure of a lifetime, were we can explore the authentic Iran together, and get lost in the legendary city of Persepolis, wander through the magical gardens of Isfahan and visit some of the most spectacular mosques and palaces on the planet.

Our team is Persian and British led, we are experts on the culture, history and language of Iran and our passion for this beautiful, diverse country makes us the leading authority on British tourism to Iran. Please enjoy our website and we look forward to helping you start your exciting and unique journey to Iran.

We are licensed with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for your financial protection.

Here are the range of services we can offer:

  1. We provide group tours four times a year
  2. We arrange bespoke tours at the request of private parties
  3. We arrange visas for Iran
  4. We offer a full service for business travellers
  5. We can obtain press visas and act as fixers within Iran


Iran tours 2017-2018

At Magic Carpet Travel we run a selection of fully escorted tours for those wishing to travel as part of a small group with our English-speaking tour guides, who are chosen for their experience and knowledge.

We pride ourselves in our experience and in-depth knowledge, hence the ability to design tours to suit your specific requirements, as an alternative. We can put together any program you like, whether it is similar to one of our set itineraries or a trip that we design just for you.

We can also arrange group visits for schools or a university, or special interest groups such as ornithologists, pilgrims or archaeologists. Just call us: 01344 622 832.

What they say

We had a really great time in Iran, and the organisation of the trip was impeccable. We enjoyed the company of both our guide and driver, and found Mr Sassan charming, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and obviously well respected by the other guides we met along the way.

The duration and extent of the itinerary was well-paced, culminating with Persepolis to great dramatic effect! Each day was interesting, and not too full to take in what we had seen, and also allowing for flexibility if we wanted to spend a little longer, or stop along the way.

The accommodation was generally good, with variation, as to be expected. However all the hotels were safe, clean and comfortable.

We had different local cuisine wherever we went, which accentuated the distinct variations in local character across the country.

We also found the people we encountered to be friendly, curious, educated, open and confident and this added a great deal to our enjoyment of the time in Iran and the warmth of our memories of the trip.

Thank you very much for providing such a great service.
with Best Wishes,
Grace and David

Travel FAQ & advice

The Iranian people are naturally kind, hospitable and generous. Despite any preconceptions built up by the Western media, Iran is a very safe country to visit.

Tourism is a well-accepted and welcome industry in Iran and, provided you stick to the local customs and show respect when visiting holy places, you will never be made to feel unwelcome.

Although more and more travelers are visiting Iran each year, foreigners are still a novelty: you’ll find that the Iranians are surprisingly interested in you. No cause for alarm – it’s only because they genuinely want to talk to you, or practice their English on you.

As long as you have an open mind and a willingness to be flexible, we are sure you will have a wonderful time!

Iranian Visa


Visa on arrival, is still not possible for UK passport holders, even if they already have the visa permit. The visa needs to be stamped in their passport before they arrive at the Iranian border.

European Union passport holders can get up to 30 days visa on arrival. Other nationalities such as New Zealand & Australian passport holders also qualify. For other nationals, please check directly with Iranian Consulate.

You will need to present two standard passport photos (Ladies with a headscarf), worldwide travel insurance policy document and the visa stamp fees in cash, which will vary according to nationality, for example around £80 for a EU passport.