13 Day UNESCO tour | 9 UNESCO highlights in Iran
  • Duration

    13 Days

  • Visiting Cities

    Tehran, Kashan, Isfahan, Yazd, Kerman, and Shiraz

  • Transportation

    Sedan, van, minibus or bus depeding on the number of passengers

  • Price

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Summary of the 13 Day UNESCO tour | 9 UNESCO highlights in Iran:

Tehran (1 night) – Kashan (1 night) – Isfahan (2 nighs) – Yazd (2 nights) – Kerman (3 nights) – Shiraz (3 nights)

Highlights:

9 UNESCO World Heritage sites (Golestan Palace, Fin Garden, Naqsh-e Jahan Square, City of Yazd, Meymand, Lut desert, Arg-e Bam, Persepolis, and Pasargadae), Atashkadeh-e Yazd, a Zoroastrian fire temple dated to 470 AD.

How to book this 13 Day UNESCO tour | 9 UNESCO highlights in Iran?

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Guide

English-speaking guide or driver/guide

Meals

Breakfast and snack.
* Lunch and dinner are EXCLUDED.

Transportation

  • Private sedan car/van/minibus/VIP bus depending on the number of passengers
  • one domestic flight from Shiraz to Tehran

Accomodation

Upon your request, available options are:

  • 3-star hotels
  • 5-star hotels
  • Tradditional houses

The following items are NOT included:

  • Visa fee
  • International flight
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses

Need a tailor-made tour?

Please contact us to tailor-made the tour according to your needs.

13 Day UNESCO tour

9 UNESCO highlights in Iran

Day 1 – Tehran

Arrival at IKA
Transport to hotel in Tehran, check-in, have a short rest, visit Tabiat Bridge, then Tajrish district and its bazaar and dinner in Darband where you can feel the fresh air coming from the mountains and taste some delicious Persian food.
Overnight stay in Tehran

Day 2 – Tehran – Kashan

Sightseeing in Tehran historical part. First of all, we visit the Golestan Palace Complex which is a UNESCO world heritage and the first tallest building of Tehran once used to be the symbol of Tehran. Then, we pass through the old Grand bazaar. Other places to visit are Treasury of National Jewels (if open*), National Garden Gate, National Museum of Iran and 30Tir St. (aka the food street of Tehran)
* Treasury of National Jewels is only open from Saturdays to Tuesdays from 14 to 17.
Head to Kashan in the evening. Overnight stay in Kashan

Day 3 – Kashan – Isfahan

Visit Fin Garden which is a UNESCO world heritage and a perfect representative of Persian gardens. After that, we visit Tabatabaie Historical Houses which is one of the prominent historic houses of Kashan, together with the Āmeri House, the Borujerdi House, and others. Next stops are Soltan Amir Ahmad Hammam (a traditional Iranian public bathhouse constructed in the 16th century, during the Safavid era) and the old bazaar.
Head to Isfahan and visiting 1500-year-old Abyaneh village aka the red village on the way to Isfahan
Overnight stay in Isfahan

Day 4 – Isfahan

Isfahan city tour: Naqsh-e Jahan Square which is a UNESCO world heritage and was the heart of Safavid capital where Shah mosque and Ali Qapu Palace are located. Chehel Sotun Palace (forty columns) a pavilion in the middle of a park at the far end of a long pool built by Shah Abbas II to be used for his entertainment and receptions. Depending on our time, after lunch, we can visit Vank Church also known the Church of the Saintly Sisters, is a cathedral located in the Armenian quarter of Isfahan known as Jolfa which is still one of the oldest and largest Armenian quarters in the world. Si-o-Se Pol Bridge which is the largest of the eleven historical bridges on the Zayanderud, the largest river of the Iranian Plateau.
Overnight stay in Isfahan

Day 5 – Isfahan – Yazd

Head to Yazd and visiting ChakChak fire temple on the way and continue to Yazd – Arrival early evening
Visiting Amirchakhmaq Complex at night
Overnight stay in Yazd

Day 6 – Yazd

Sightseeing in Yazd:
The main fire temple – Zoroastrian ancient cemetery known as Dakhme – Fahadan old neighborhood – Water museum – Markar Clock Tower (center of Iran)
Overnight stay in Yazd

Day 7 – Yazd – Meymand – Kerman

Head to Kerman and visiting Rocky Village of Meymand on the way
Overnight stay in Kerman

Day 8 – Kerman

Sightseeing in Kerman:
Mahan Persian garden and Lut desert
Overnight stay in Kerman

Day 9 – Bam

One-day trip to Bam to visit Arg-e Bam (UNSECO)

Day 10 – Kerman – Shiraz

Head to Shiraz (7 hrs) – Passing by Maharlu Lake (the pink lake)
Overnight stay in Shiraz

Day 11 – Shiraz

Head to Marvdasht in Fars to visit two UNESCO world heritage, namely Pasargadae the first dynastic capital of the Achaemenid Empire, founded by Cyrus II the Great, in Pars, homeland of the Persians, in the 6th century BC, and Persepolis the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. We also visit Naqsh-e Rostam which is the necropolis of the Achaemenid dynasty.
Overnight stay in Shiraz

Day 12 – Shiraz

Sightseeing in Shiraz: Nasir al-Mulk Mosque known as pink mosque due to the usage of a considerable number of pink-colored tiles for its interior design. Vakil complex (bazaar and bath). Shahcheragh holy shrine, the most important place of pilgrimage within the city of Shiraz. Eram Garden, a historic Persian garden in Shiraz or Narenjestan Garden, a traditional and historical house in Shiraz
Overnight stay in Shiraz

Day 13 – Flight back to Tehran

Depending on your departure time, fly back to Tehran

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