Iran in depth group tour

“Live like a Silk road trader, spending a night in a traditional caravanserai on this 17-day tour of Iran which will transport you from ancient cultures to modern metropolises via grand bazaars and fire temples”


Tabriz | Jolfa (church of St Stephanos) | Zanjan | Kandovan | Soltaniyeh | Tehran | Golestan Palace | Grand Bazaar | Kashan | UNESCO-registered Fin gardens | Abyaneh village | Isfahan | Naqsh-e Jahan Square (the world’s second largest) | Yazd | Towers of Silence | Fire Temple | night in a traditional caravanserai on Silk Road route | Shiraz, the 'city of poets' | Persepolis | Pink Mosque

Description of Iran in depth group tour

Discover historic and fascinating Iran, a country bursting with UNESCO World Heritage sites, on our 17 day small-group tour. Plunge into the hustle and bustle of the populous capital, Tehran and discover the sights of the city from the modern metro. Head to the Jewels Treasury and the National Museum of Iran and enjoy a quiet stroll through Golestan Palace. Jump on a local train and pass through the Iranian countryside to Yazd before continuing to beautiful Isfahan. The city boasts a host of fascinating historical buildings including the Vank Cathedra and the Jameh Mosque. Head out like a local for an early evening stroll along the striking Zayandeh River Bridges.

Experience life as a Silk Road trader with a night in Zein-o-Din, the caravanserai built as part hostel, part fortress in ancient times and enjoy a spot of star gazing. End the trip with time in Shiraz, the 'city of poets'. Visit the most iconic site of the country Persepolis to discover an historic site lost for years to sand and dust.

Travelling through a good chunk of the country and visiting many of the key historical and cultural sights, this small-group tour will give visitors an in-depth Iranian adventure!

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03 Sep 2018
£ 4395
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Iran in depth group tour


Iran is a country where 'green' policies and principles are not exactly buzz words so it's all about the little things adding up to slowly start to make a difference. We are always talking to our local ground agents about the importance of stressing to clients the importance of basic responsible principles such as appropriate waste disposal, not to waste water, turning off lights on leaving the room in hotels, not replacing towels and bedding daily etc.

Our local agents are also keen to stress to visitors the importance of not straying from marked trails at historic sites, an important step towards maintaining the sites for future generations.

As a company we have introduced responsible practices in our UK office including paper, cardboard, aluminium and plastic recycling. We also support local UK charities including the RNIB and various charities around the world. 50% of our office staff use public transport (bus and train) and cycle to work. Management encourages this with their introduction of the cycle to work scheme which offers subsidised cycle ownership.


By the very nature of life in Iran all services are provided by local Iranian people. This includes your local English-speaking group guides, the drivers, local guides at various monuments/sites and hotel staff. All staff are paid a fair wage for Iran and all wages are kept within the local communities thereby supporting local people. Furthermore, by visiting these hotels and sites additional income is brought into the region, further helping to develop the local area.

Almost all meals are included on the itinerary and food is sourced locally whether it is served in hotels or a local restaurant. All hotels on the itinerary are locally owned, managed and run.

Possibly one of the key positive benefits of visiting Iran is the albeit sometimes small influence outside attitudes and cultures can make on the people of the country. Iranian people are always welcoming and friendly and keen to learn a little about Western ways. This holiday helps to allow each culture to learn a little about the other which should hopefully encourage tolerance between Iran and the outside world.

1 Reviews of Iran in depth group tour

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2016 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Iran the country - the people, the bustle, the food, the antiquities - it was a revelation; can't wait to go again !

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Go with an open mind and leave negative preconceptions behind. Many Iranians will want to talk to you, to say Hello and practise their excellent English. Do respond and make new friends.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, we used entirely local amenities, restaurants, bazaars and travel services.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

This was very good.The success of a group tour is very dependant on the tour leader and the local guide, both of whom were excellent in this case.

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