'A Land as Old as History'


Tehran: Old City tour; Medieval Shiraz; Stunning Persepolis: site tour; "Good and noble city of Yazd" - Marco Polo; Beautiful Isfahan: City Tour; Legacies: Arabs, Buyids, Seljuqs, Turks, Mongols, and many more!

Trip Information


Breakfast and dinner (at local restaurants and hotels) are included daily. All transport, accommodation, sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for drivers, restaurant staff, porters, local guides. Airport transfers for land & air customers.


Tour Leader gratuities, lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), domestic and international (if applicable) air taxes, visas ($125) and any excursions referenced as 'optional'. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Optional trip cancellation insurance. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on shopping, not included meals, visas and locally paid departure taxes.

Seasonality and Weather

We visit Iran in spring and autumn when the temperature should not fall below 10C (50 F) at night and climb to between 20 and 35C (69 - 90 F) during the day. We should have sunny weather most of the time, but showers are possible.

Transport and Travel Conditions

PLEASE NOTE: You will likely have to be without your passport for up to 6 weeks prior to departure due to visa application procedures. You will likely receive your passports back just prior to departure. All travellers must arrive on the tour start date (no early arrivals / late departures). Due to group visa regulations, all travellers must arrive on the same day.

Ground transport will be via bus, 24-30 seater, with air-conditioning. Air connections provided by scheduled local carries. The tour is not strenuous though it is busy; you must be steady on your feet and be able to endure some long days and some heat. We have numerous walking tours and visit several sites that are LARGE with steps and uneven surfaces. Porters are available at hotels but you must be able to manage with your baggage at airports.


Hotels are comfortable, well-located, air-conditioned, 3&4-star properties with en suite bath / toilet. Single rooms are limited and possibly smaller than twins. In more remote locations hotels are of a simpler standard. Porters are generally available (see 'Inclusions').

Staff and Support

Tour Leader throughout, national guide, local driver/s.

Group Size

10-21 (plus Tour Leader & guide)