Places Visited: Tehran, Shiraz, Isfahan
Please Note: We are not currently offering any departures to Iran, following a change in the FCO Travel Advice on 10th January 2020. TransIndus has happily operated tours to Iran for many years, with our clients having greatly enjoyed learning about its rich culture and fascinating history and have repeatedly commented on the warm friendliness of the Iranian locals they've met along the way. We sincerely hope to be able to resume our tours soon and look forward to the day when we can show more of our clients the wonders of Iran. In the interim, TransIndus offers tours to many other countries across the Middle East & Central Asia and we hope one of these other destinations will satisfy your traveller's curiosity. Please do get in touch with our team of travel specialists for further advice.
This tour is perfect for anyone short of time who wishes to experience Iran’s signature sights in a focused week. It starts and ends in the capital, Tehran, and proceeds south to take in the wonders of Shiraz and Isfahan, with detours to the ancient Achaemenid site of Persepolis en route. You’ll get to marvel at the country’s most awe-inspiring mosques and tombs, shop in a succession of fabulous bazaars and experience traditional Persian culture in numerous old-world tea shops and crafts markets. The trip involves a fair bit of travelling, but we’ve devised the itinerary to ensure your drives and flights allow for the maximum amount of sightseeing.
With an extra few days to spare, we’d recommend a foray east to Yazd for a taste of the desert and disappearing world of Zoroastrian Iran, or a stopover in a rural location, such as Abyaneh village, to experience life away from the cities.