9 day tour | £2250
If you have time or budget restrictions to consider & have no particular sights in mind, you can still achieve a basic round trip including the most inspiring experiences Iran has to offer.
You will visit some of the greatest mosques & palaces, experience the bustle of the bazaars and enjoy the quiet contemplation of Persian gardens and the imposing desert ruins of Persepolis on route.
Visit the magnificent city of Isfahan – the most celebrated sight in Iran, Shiraz, city of roses & nightingales and Persepolis, originally founded by the great Achaemenian king Darius I in 522 BC.
TOUR DATES 2017
|Out bound - Return|
|Sat. May 6th - Sun. May 14th|
|Sat. Oct. 7th - Sun. Oct 15th|
|Thurs. Dec 28th - Fri. Jan 5th|
TOUR DATES 2018
|Outbound - Return|
|Wed. March 28th - Thurs. April 5th|
|Sat May 5th - Sun. May 13th|
|Sat Oct 6th - Sun. Oct 14th|
|Thurs. Dec 27th - Fri Jan 4th|
|Depart London Heathrow Terminal 5 on British Airways at 21.10|
|Arrive Tehran 05.25 am. Transfer to hotel for brief morning rest. Then visit Golestan Palace one of the royal family and court’s former residences. Lunch at a traditional teahouse. On to either the Crown Jewels or the Carpet & Archaeological museums. Overnight in Tehran.|
|Morning flight to Shiraz. Half-day tour to visit Narenjestan Palace, Nasirol Molik Mosque and Eram Gardens. Overnight in Shiraz.|
|Excursion to the wind swept ruins of Persepolis & Naghsh-e-Rostam, the tomb of the three powerful Achaemenian Kings carved into huge rocks. After lunch drive back to Shiraz. Visit the tomb of the Persian mystic poet Hafez. Overnight in Shiraz.|
|Early morning drive to Isfahan. After lunch tour of Isfahan’s Royal square with its magnificent buildings; some of the greatest examples of Islamic architecture, including the Royal (Imam) Square, the Shah & Sheikh Lotf-Allah Mosques & Ali-Qapu Palace. On to the Bazaar spanning 5 kilometers.|
|Full day tour of Isfahan. Visit Chehel Sotun (Forty Columns) and Hasht Behesht (Eighth Heaven) Palaces. On to Jolfa, Armenian quarters of the city, to see Vank Cathedral & the Shaking Minarets. In the evening visit a Zoorkhaneh (House of Strength) to watch this traditional Iranian sport; a combination of physical and spiritual aerobics, with participants chanting to the powerful drums of their master. Evening visit to the beautiful Si-o-Se & Khaju bridges. Overnight in Isfahan.|
|Free time to shop or explore the city. Afternoon drive to Kashan. Overnight in Kashan.|
|In Kashan visit the beautiful Fin Garden, the old houses of Borujerdi (Samovar merchant) and Tabatabaei (carpet merchant). Take a walk through the old part of town. After lunch drive to Tehran. Visit the Carpet Museum. Farewell dinner. Overnight in Tehran.|
|Depart Tehran on British Airways 07.35 arrival London 11.10|
9 DAY TOUR COST
- Package Price per person £2150
- Single room supplement £450
- Visa stamp fees for UK passports £170 (cost varies according to nationality)
- Courier service to get visa stamped into the passport £130 (optional)
- Cost Indication on British Airways Airlines for return Economy from flight £360 per person including airport taxes.
The cost of the tour includes:
Obtaining visa permit, accommodation in 5 * or best available (3* or 4*) hotels in twin bedded rooms with private facilities, half board throughout (breakfast and dinner every day), sightseeing visits & all entrance fees as per the itinerary, English speaking national guide throughout the trip, all airport transfers and land transport (air-conditioned bus at all times).
The cost excludes:
All personal extras such as tips, porterage and laundry, any optional tours, travel insurance and any meals not mentioned.