First Time Iran

13 Days, from AU $2,515

In this 13 days intinerary you will experience the beautiful country Iran. With different highlights in places as Tehran, Esfahan and Shiraz. Our guides and support staff will do all the hard work to ensure that you get the most out of China in this fast paced trip.

Our Express itineraries cover the must-see attractions with a priority on enjoyment and convenience. All itineraries can be customised to suit your personal tastes. Discuss itinerary options and extensions with our Asia Travel Experts.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: Tehran

Landing at IKIA, Transferring to Hotel for refreshing rest. Meet your guide at 10 am for the Tehran city tour and you will start by visiting the Golestan palace as one of the Iran’s world heritage sites that is very well known for its marvellous decoration of Greeting Hall, Twin Towers and Wind-Catcher hall. You will also visit the Traditional Bazaar, National museum and Jewellery galley during this tour.

Day 2: Tehran

City tour of Tehran starts by visiting Niavaran Complex, Carpet museum as well as Sa’ad Abad complex. In the evening you will have dinner in Darband.

Day 3: Kashan

A short drive toward Kashan, which is called “the Pearl of desert”. Visit the historical mansions of Kashan such as Tabatabaee and Boroujerdi that date back to 19th century, the Fin garden that is well known for its stylized garden and hot springs. And visit the historical Bazaar of Kashan.

Day 4: Esfahan

Drive towards Esfahan, one of the most beautiful cities of Iran. En route visit Abiyaneh village where it dates back to early 640 AD when Zoroastrians moved here for protections and founded this village as their new home land that is surrounded by Mt. Karkas. It is very popular for its unique type of architecture and traditions. Visit Historical bridges such as Sio-se and Khaju in Esfahan.

Day 5: Esfahan

Esfahan City tour will start by visiting Naqsh-e-Jahan Square, that is one of Iran’s World Heritage which dates back to 17th century including Aali Qapu palace, Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque and Royal Mosque. In the afternoon visit the Armenian quarter and one of its beautiful churches. It is always nice to visit the Music museum of Esfahan that presents Iranian music culture and history.

Day 6: Esfahan/Yazd

your free morning in Esfahan. Early in the afternoon you drive towards Yazd, the oldest adobe city of the world that has resided Iranian Zoroastrians. En route visit the Maybod and its ancient castle.

Day 7: Yazd

Yazd city tour will be started by visiting the Fire temple, Towers of Silence, Friday mosque and Water museum. Your free in the afternoon. It is highly recommended to walk in the old district of the city and enjoy the mud houses and constructions.

Day 8: Shiraz

Drive towards Shiraz, the city of poetry and gardens. En route visit the Pasaragadae and Persepolis.

Day 9: Shiraz

Shiraz city tour will start by visiting Nasir Al Molk mosque, which is known as Pink house, Naranjestan garden, Eram garden and Hafez tomb. In the afternoon you visit the Zand complex including the Karim khan fortress, Vakil mosque and bazaar.

Day 10: Excursion/Qazvin

Today you will have an excursion to Firuz Abad which is registered as a world heritage site. Visit the maiden palace and Ardeshir palace. Early evening you fly to Tehran followed by a short drive to Qazvin, that has been the capital of Safavid back in 17th century.

Day 11: Qazvin

The city tour of Qazvin gets started by visiting Chehel Sotoon palace, Cistern, Friday mosque, Sa’ad ul saltaneh complex.

Day 12: Alamut/Tehran

In the morning you drive to Assassin’s palace that dates to 14th century. Early afternoon you drive to Tehran. And in the evening you have a farewell dinner.

Day 13: Departure

Travelers will leave the country with sweet memories and amazing stories.

Travel Styles

All Get About Asia trips have been designed to make sure you have an unforgettable travel experience. We have developed several trip styles to cater for our diverse range of travellers. Read what your ideal Get About Asia experience might look like here.

Superior:from AU $2,515
Deluxe:from AU $2,806

All GetAboutAsia prices are based on twin share and depend on availability and season. All our itineraries can be customised including international flights and extra nights. For questions or further information, Enquire Now!

Important Information

Accommodation:

Hotels each night of the itinerary (excluding your departure day). All GetAboutAsia accommodation is handpicked by us. Upgrades are available for this itinerary.

Inclusions:
  • Visa authorization code
  • 12 nights of accommodation (breakfast included)
  • 12 days of guided tours with a professional English-speaking tour guide
  • All entrance fees mentioned in itinerary
  • All airport transfers

Exclusions

  • Visa fee & visa extension
  • Extra sites and activities
  • Lunch and dinner
  • All tipping
  • Extra sites and activities
  • International airfare
Price Dependent:

Availability of accommodation and season.

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""We absolutely loved Iran. Mehdi was an excellent guide and he would highly recommend him. The hotels were good, we felt safe and the way the itinerary was put together was fabulous.We particularly enjoyed being up in the north. I had a wonderful 80th birthday!"" — Mr and Mrs Eriksen, Adelaide, October 2019

"Our guide, Eli - professional, engaged in a personal, caring manner, at all times attended to our needs, provided in-depth information about the sites we visited, if she could not answer a question she would find the information for us. Eli was the most informative, caring and attentive guide we have experienced on our many travels. Abbas our driver – careful and defensive driver, at all times willing to help us through congested traffic and pick us up where convenient for us, when we stopped for a break would fire up his gas burner and make us an espresso, small kindness from Abbas made our trip even more enjoyable. Abbas kept the car in immaculate condition and made sure we had cold water for our travels. The itinerary enabled us to see the main sites and even though we travelled long distances, the time was broken up by visiting sites along the way. The accommodation was delightful and we were able to experience small hotels (some of which had been grand houses or caravanserai). The food was delicious and Eli accompanied each night to a select restaurant. " — Mrs McMahon and Mrs Wells, Canberra, October 2019

"We had a wonderful 2 months in Iran, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan! Our guides were all excellent and we enjoyed our time with them.Our Iranian guide was excellent 10/10. We both loved Iran. The history of the 9 countries was amazing and don't think we will ever completely understand it all. Needed lots of homework! The people, the food, the sites, hotels were really good and only a couple of cultural hiccups that were easily fixed locally. Thank you for arranging. " — Vivienne and Trish, Canberra, October 2019

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