10 Day Iran West & Northwest Cultural Tour | 5 UNESCO Sites
  • Duration

    10 Days

  • Visiting Cities

    Tehran, Qazvin, Soltaniyeh, Takab, Tabriz, Kermanshah, Hamedan

  • Transportation

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

  • Price

    Please send an inquiry via Email or fill the form at the bottom of the page.

Summary of the 10 day Iran West & Northwest Cultural Tour:

Tehran (1 night) – Qazvin (2 nights) – Takab (1 night) – Tabriz (2 nights) – Kermanshah (2 nights) – Hamedan (1 night)

Highlights:

Five UNESCO World Heritage sites (Golestan Palace, Dome of Soltaniyeh, Takht-e Soleymān, Grand bazaar of Tabriz, and Bisotun), castle of assassins and natural beauty of Alamut valley, rocky village of Kandovan

How to book this Iran West & Northwest Cultural Tour?

Please fill the contact form at the bottom of this page.  

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

Accomodation

Upon your request and availablity, the options are:

  • 3- or 5-star hotels
  • Tradditional houses

The following items are NOT included:

  • Visa fee
  • International flight
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (tips to the guide and driver, souvenir, etc.)

Need a tailor-made tour?

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

10 Day Iran West & Northwest Cultural Tour

Center, Northwest, and West of Iran | 5 UNESCO World Heritage, culture and nature

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 old 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 – Qazvin

Sightseeing in Tehran historical part. First of all, we visit the Golestan Palace Complex which is a UNESCO world heritage and the first tallest builing 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)
Head to Qazvin in the evening and overnight stay in Qazvin.

* Treasury of National Jewels is only open from Saturdays to Tuesdays from 14 to 17.

Day 3 – Qazvin (Alamut)

One-day trip to Alamut Valley known as the valley of assissins. The cult of assassins was established by Hasan-e Sabbah, the ruler of Alamut. In addition to enjoying the spectacular nature of Alamut valley, we visit the castle of assissins and learn more about how they lived and eliminater their enemies.

Overnight stay in Qazvin

Day 4 – Qazvin – Soltaniyeh – Takab

After a half-day sightseeing in Qazvin to visit some monuments remained from Safavid during the time that Qazvin was the capital of Iran, we head to Soltaniyeh to visit Dome of Soltaniyeh which is a UNESCO world heritage and is one of the largest brick domes in the world, and the third largest dome in the world after the domes of Florence Cathedral in Rome and Hagia Sophia in Turkey. Continue to Takab to stay the night.

Day 5 – Takab – Tabriz

On this day, we visit Takht-e Soleymān (Solomon Throne complex), a UNESCO World Heritage, which is the remains of a Zoroastrian fire temple built during the Sassanid period. The legend says that Solomon the prophet used to imprison demons inside a nearby 100 m deep crater which is called “Prison of Solomon”. It is also beleived that it is one of the energy centers on the earth.

Head to Tabriz to stay the night.

Day 6 – Tabriz

Sightseeing in Tabriz: Rocky village of Kandovan (similar to Cappadocia in Turkey), visiting Shahgoli, and Bazaar of Tabriz – one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East and the largest covered bazaar in the world which is a UNESCO World Heritage.

Overnight stay in Tabriz

Day 7 – Tabriz – Kermanshah

Drive to Kermanshah. It is a 9-hour drive and we will pass some cities and can pass almost along the west border.

Overnight stay in Karmanshah

Day 8 – Kermanshah

Visiting Taq-e Bostan (Arch made by stone somehow like Petra in Jordan) and Bisotun (UNESCO site), a multilingual inscription and large rock relief on a cliff at Mount Behistun established by Darius the Great (r. 522–486 BC).
Overnight stay in Karmanshah

Day 9 – Kermanshah- Hamedan

Head to Alisadr village in Hamedan to visit Alisadr water cave (one of the world’s largest water cave) and then go to city of Hamedan for the overnight stay

Day 10 – Hamedan – Tehran

Sightseeing in Hamedan: Ganjnameh (home to two trilingual Achaemenid cuneiform inscriptions), Mausoleum of Avicenna (a Persian Muslim polymath who is regarded as one of the most significant physicians, astronomers, thinkers and writers of the Islamic Golden Age, and the father of modern medicine.)
Head to Tehran after lunch (4 hrs non-stop) and then transfer to the airport depending on your departure time

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