visit Shiraz, Persepolis, Pasargade, Susa, Esfahan, Hamedan, Sultanieh, Qazvin,Tehran
A different route with different theme. After years of travelling around Iran, I suggest you to stay away from classic route and find out something beyond the visit of tourist destinations!
Shiraz and Persepolis as great capital of Achaemenid, Susa, one of the oldest cities of the world, capital of several kingdoms, Pasargadae, the capital of Cyrus the Great, Esfahan, Safavids capital and Hamedan, capital of Medes and Persians. . .
Let's step in the cities which in ancient times caught the attention of the Kings to make them as capitals of their kingdoms and what left from them today. . .
Day1: The tour start in Shiraz with visiting citadel, Vakil complex, Naranjestan and Nasiralmolk mosque. O/N Shiraz
Day 2: Persepolis, Necrapolis and Pasargad
Day 3 Driving to Ahvaz, hotel check in and rest. O/N Ahwaz
Day 4 Travel to Susa, the Acropole, Chogha-Zanbil and Shushtar water mills, back to hotel and rest. O/N Ahvaz
Day 5 Drive to Esfahan, en route Izeh bas relief. O/N Esfahan
Day 6 Esfahan city tour, Naqsh-e Jahan Square. O/N Esfahan
Day 7 Drive to Hamedan, check in to hotel and rest. O/N Hamedan
Day 8 Hamedan city tour. O/N Hamedan
Day 9 Drive to Qazvin, stop in Sultanieh. O/N Qazvin
Day 10 Qazvin city tour, drive to Tehran in the afternoon O/N Tehran
Day 11 Tehran Golestan palace, grand bazar tour. O/N Tehran
Day 12: Tehran modern city tour, Milad tower, Tabiat bridge. End of the tour.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At your Hotel or Airport
End location: At your hotel
Duration: 12 days
Arrival and departure days might not include all visits because of the time or tireness of the passengers.
In some areas like Babak Castle, our hiking would be limited in case of snowing or raining.
For 1-4 pax, I use my Suzuki Grand Vitara. It's safe and comfortable in long drive.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 USD - Or equivalent in Rials per person / night for lunch 3* hotel accommodation.
For the guide, $40/night in the cities except for Shiraz where I live.
All my tours are guide /driver and I use my Suzuki Grand model 2010. This Japanese car has the capability of 4WD and is safe for winter trips too.
Min pax is two but the seats fit max 4 adults with average size! The trunk is 690 litres !