Iran has territory that spans 1,648,195 km², making it the second largest country in the Middle East and the 17th largest in the world, so it is no wonder that by traveling even a month , you will not be able to cover the whole country. We at Pluspersia have done our best to cover the highlights of the country in 22 days and tried to provide a hassle-free itinerary so that make an unforgettable trip to Iran for you.
This tour can be customized in case you have something different in your mind.
We will meet you at the Imam Khomeini airport and take you to your hotel in Tehran in order to get ready for an exiting tour around Iran
We will start the first day with the capital’s grand bazaar.then it is time to get to know more about the country by visiting National Museum of Iran. National Jewels Treasury is also going to be visited as well as Golestan palace in which is the result of roughly 400 years construction and renovations.
Today we are going to visit Sa’ad abd Palace , then we move toward Tabiat bridge and Ab-o-Atash Park. for the final visit of the Tehran , we visit Milad tower which is the tallest building in Iran so that we can see the capital better from the above of it.
It’s time to say good bye to the capital of Iran , Tehran. we are heading toward Qazvin , the city of calligraphy and another capital of Iran during the Safavid dynasty. the following are the places we plan to visit today
Jame mosque of Qazvin
Chehel Sotoon Qazvin
Tehran Qadim gate
We are going to visit Soltaniye dome in Soltaniyeh city, Zanjan Province. the third largest dome in the world after the domes of Florence Cathedral and Hagia Sophia.after visiting this magnificent structure , we continue our way to Zanjan and in order to visit Museum of Salt men and Rakhtshoy Khaneh of Zanjan.
A 3-hour journey takes us to the beautiful Tabriz. We will visit the following in this city.
Bazaar of Tabriz
El goli park
Parvin Etesami’s House
Today is the day of enjoying one of the most beautiful landscapes in Iran. First we head to see both Behestan Castle and Qizil Üzan River but Doodkesh-Jen will be visited beforehand. A 96-km drive through the most incredible scenery to get to the Takhte-Soleyman will be the highlight of today. Tonight we are not going to stay at any hotel in any cities. an ecolodge will be our accommodation.
We are going to visit world alive rocky village of Kandovan and stay overnight there.
From Kandovan village to Takhte-soleyman, here to create another wonderful day.
We are going to visit one of the most beautiful lakes in Iran today, so we need to drive about 300 kms toward south west to the border shared by Iran and Iraq to see the wonderful city of Marivan. Marivan lake here we come.
After visiting the beautiful Lake in Marivan and the villages that surrounded the lake, it is time to head to the next stop which is Palangan Village. Good to know that In Palangan, the roof of one house serves as the courtyard of the upper house. We are going to stay overnight here
Our next stop will be Kermanshah where we can see Taq-e Bostan which is a site with a series of large rock reliefs from the era of Sassanid Empire of Persia. Tekiye Moaven Almolk is another place which is in our list of things-to-do in Kermanshah.
A 3-hour drive takes us to Alisadr Cave in Hamadan.The world’s largest water cave that its walls can extend up to 40 meters as well as several deep lakes.
Today is the day of getting to know one of the oldest cities of great Persia. Hamadan is believed to be the capital of Medes around 700 BCE according to Herodotus, the greek historian.the followings are the places we are going to visit today
Cultural Heritage and Tourism Base of Hegmataneh
Stephen Gregory Church
Our tour to the north west and west is going to finish soon and we are about to enter the classic tour of Iran in which the cities of Kashan , Isfahan , Yazd and Shiraz are included. our first stop for today is Kashan where we can take a look at one out of 9 persian gardens inscribed as UNESCO world heritage called Fin garden of Kashan. then we walk through the Bazaar of the city in order to get to know iranian people better.
We will start the day with Agha bozorg mosque , then it’s time to see what an Kashani’s house would look like and for the final visit of Kashan we head for Noushabad , an underground city which is in 5kms of Kashan. Now that we finished visiting Kashan , another village is waiting for us, Abyaneh village which a 1-hour drive is needed to get there, is Characterized by a peculiar reddish hue, the village is one of the oldest in Iran. Our next stop will be Natanz where we can stay the night at an ecolodge
Our morning drive takes us to the wonderful Esfahan. A city that used to be the capital of Iran during Safavid Dynasty.Our first stop in Esfahan is Naghsh-e-jahan Square.from here we will be able to see several must-seen in Esfahan. on the western side of the Naqsh-e Jahan Square , we see the Ālī Qāpū palace. It is forty-eight meters high and there are six floors accessible by a staircase. Just the Opposite of this magnificent palace , Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque is being seen which is one of the architectural masterpieces of Iranian architecture that was built during the Safavid Empire. Shah mosque is another mosque built by the order of Shah Abbas I, also known as Royal mosque. For the ending of the square tour , Qeisariye Bazaar will be visited. by the way Shah mosque along with the Naghsh-e Jahan Square are inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We are going to visit a Jolfa district today. Vank Cathedral is our first visit of the morning . then we go to visit Chehel Sotoun palace , a world heritage site built by Shah Abbas II for entertainment and receptions. Shahrestan bridge is our next stop which is the oldest bridge on Zayande rood river . it dates back to Sassanid era. there are two more famous bridge in Esfahan called Khaju bridge and Sio Se pol bridge in which we are going to visit today.
Today, we are heading to Yazd but we are going to visit Meybod , Chak Chak and Kharanagh village along the way.
Welcome to Yazd. a city with its unique old city , Badgirs “wind towers” and rooftops . Tower of Silence will be the first stop in Yazd . then we move to fire tample. It is a place of worship for Zoroastrians. In the afternoon we wander around old city of Yazd. getting lost in the alleys of this beautiful is by far the most exiting part. Jame mosque of Yazd , Alexander prison , 12-imams and Amir chakhmaq complex are the places we are going to visit.
A journey to Shiraz by visiting 3 of the most important sites in Iran. Today will be all about Achamanid empire . Pasargadae that used to be the capital of the Achaemenid Empire under Cyrus the Great. Naghshe Rostam which is the necropolis of the Achaemenid dynasty (c. 550–330 BC), with four large tombs cut high into the cliff face and Persepolise that was inscribed as world heritage by UNESCO in 1979.
We start the day by visiting Nasir-ol-molk mosque ” pink mosque ” we should do it early morning in order to be able to see its beauty better . then we walk for minutes so that we can visit Karim khan citadel. after that Vakil Bazaar is going to be visited . After having lunch and to avoid heat during the summer , we will visit the Eram garden. The Tomb of Saadi is our first stop in the afternoon and for the great ending of Iran tour , we will spend the night at Hafeziye .
Today is the last day of your tour of Iran. you will fly to Imam Khomeini Airport of Tehran in order to leave Iran. Hope to see you soon