Iran Highlights Tour (6/7/8 Days)

Naqsh-e Rajab Reliefs 001
Shapur on the Horseback

Here’s some general information about Iran Highlights Tour:


This is the route you will take on Iran Highlights Tour:


You have the choice to pick Iran Highlights Tour as it is or customize it. You won’t be charged for this process and Destination Iran does it for you for free until you reach your ideal tour itinerary.

You can add other cities, villages, sites, regions, etc to your tour. You can deduct some from your tour. As long as the tour is doable, we will do our best to help your wishes realize.

During the customization process, Destination Iran provides you with tips based on its staff’s local knowledge and experience. In case, some activities or plans aren’t practicable for various reasons, you will be notified. If you still persist in getting it done, Destination Iran keeps this right for itself to decide to refrain from providing you such services that could be risky to you, etc.


Iran Highlights Tour includes the following services by default and could be more extensive in case you ask for more:

  • Transportation all during the trip in a private vehicle or in a private wagon of a train or on a plane.
  • Transfers are carried out in a private vehicle depending on the size of your tour.
  • Accommodation in all the destinations inside Iran. They can be in two categories of standard (3-4 star hotels) or superior (5-star hotels or best in each town). You can ask for traditional house hotels, etc too.
  • Breakfast is always included in all the accommodation you choose and you won’t have to pay for them separately, individually, etc. For lunch and dinner, you can choose when completing the tour inquiry form or before you finalize your tour package with us.
  • Guidance of all the tour by our certified national/local tour guides.
  • Admissions to enter all sites, museums, etc will always be part of the tour package.


Visa Application Assistance is a free-of-charge complementary service unless you decide to do it yourselves. We recommend you to leave this step to us as we can facilitate it for you so that you obtain your visa in a hassle-free manner.


You choose the date. You decide when to travel inside picking up this tour itinerary. It’s your tour.

There’s no specific date for this tour. It’s a sample tour itinerary by itself. However, we’ve tried and enriched it for years and assure you that you can make the most of your trip in such a limited time by taking it.


If extreme heat or cold bothers you and your co-travelers, it’s better to think twice if you plan to travel during summer or winter. However, all the vehicles and hotels used for your tour are air-conditioned and we inform you of this for your convenience.


You can determine the price pretty much by choosing the type of hotels, number of days (according to your flight information), number of travelers, number of meals per day, date of traveling to Iran, and other services.

Therefore, it’s not possible for us to provide you with a price for Iran Highlights Tour right away, but we promise to reply to your inquiries as soon as we can and within 72 hours. Generally, you will receive an answer from us in less than 24 hours. If it takes more time, please make sure to follow your inquiry up and contact us!

Type & Description of Iran Highlights Tour

Iran highlights Tour has been planned as a one-week tour to make it possible for you to see the very highlights of Iran in one week.

This tour includes the cities of Tehran, Esfahan, and Shiraz together with their sites and museums so that you can learn about Iranian culture and history in a short period of time.


You can take this tour and travel for 6, 7 or 8 days depending on your exact arrival and departure times. Your flight schedule and the exact time of arrival and departure can determine one night less or more at the first or last hotel.

Iran Highlights Tour is a guided tour in which a guide accompanies you from the start to the end. He follows the itinerary you’ve chosen, pays the entrance fees for the sites and museums, manages the tour, takes responsibility for solving any issues occurring during the tour, etc.

This is a cultural tour in which you learn about the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of Iranians. Some of them are inscribed on UNESCO’s list and some are in UNESCO’s tentative list. Many still need to be documented to go through this process.

During the tour, you drive long and short distances and stop to see sites and people. At least every 90 minutes, you will stop to stretch your legs and relax for a while, have some refreshments, etc.

During the tour, you walk for a short/long time here and there inside the cities. If you choose to customize the tour and include some trekking, etc, you must make sure you’re fit enough to do it.

Itinerary of Iran Highlights Tour

Here’s the itinerary for this tour package:

Shiraz: 3 nights

Arrival at Shiraz International Airport. Meet with Guide. Transfer to hotel for rest.

Sightseeing in and around Shiraz:

  • Nasir-ol-Molk mosque
  • Narenjestan garden
  • Tomb of Sa’dy
  • Ali Ebn-e Hamzeh Shrine
  • Karimkhany Citadel
  • Vakil Mosque
  • Vakil Bathhouse
  • Vakil Bazaar including Saray-e Moshir
  • Persepolis (UNESCO Site)
  • Naqsh-e-Rostam
  • Gate of Koran
  • Eram Garden
  • Tomb of Hafez

Esfahan: 2 nights

On the way to Esfahan, visit:

  • Pasargadae & Tomb of Cyrus the Great (UNESCO Site)
  • Ruins Izadkhast ancient village

In Esfahan, visit:

  • Si-o-Se Pol (Allahverdikhan) bridge
  • Khajoo bridge
  • Chehelsotun Palace (UNESCO Site)
  • Meidan-e-Emam (Naqsh-e-Jahan square) (UNESCO Site)
  • Emam Khomeini Mosque (UNESCO Site)
  • Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (UNESCO Site)
  • Aliqapoo Palace (UNESCO Site)
  • Qeysariyeh Bazaar
  • Vank Cathedral
  • Jolfa Armenian quarter
  • Museum of Music

Tehran: 2 nights

On the way to Tehran, in Kashan, visit:

  • Tabatabaee Traditional House
  • Fin Garden (UNESCO Site)

In Tehran, visit:

  • National Museum (3 Halls: Prehistory, Pre-Islam & Post-Islam)
  • Golestan Palace Complex (UNESCO Site)
  • Treasury of National Jewels OR Carpet Museum

At the end of Iran Highlights Tour, transfer to Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA) to fly out.

Send an Inquiry for Iran Highlights Tour Now!

    When have you approximately planned to travel to Iran?

    There are "traditional" hotels, "standard" hotels (3-4 stars) and "superior" hotels (best in town & 5 stars)

    This refers to the number of meals you want to receive.

    Please clarify how many people you are who intend to take a tour to Iran together.

    Explain what nationality is indicated at your passports.

    We need your full name (including Mr/Ms) when we contact you.

    We use your email only to communicate with you. Your "privacy" is of utmost importance to us.

    We would like to hear from you if you have any specific concerns, questions, comments, etc.

    [wpgdprc "By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website."]

    Destination Iran offers some of the best Iran tour packages.