We have carefully selected the following organised group tours from the world's leading adventure travel companies to offer you the best experience of travelling to Iran. For convenience, we have organised these into country-wide tours and (where available) regional tours, trekking itineraries and multi-country overland tours incorporating Iran. For further details and to book your tour, click "details & booking" to visit the tour company website.
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Tours of Iran
Iran in Depth
21 days from £2399 excl. flights*
On this three week grand tour of Iran we are welcomed by friendly Iranians as we discover ancient assassin's castles, Zoroastrian fire temples, troglodyte villages, fine Islamic architecture and a rock hewn necropolis. We explore north-west Iran, a rural mountainous paradise rarely visited by tourists where we eat dinner by the Caspian Sea, wander through colourful bazaars and stay with locals. We uncover Persian history at Persepolis, watch a local wrestling show in Yazd and see incredible mosaic art in Isfahan.
15 days from £2995 excl. flights*
From our experience, Iran is one of the most misunderstood countries on earth and it is our mission to dispel many of the clichéd preconceptions as we travel through this fascinating country - from the splendours of Shiraz to the nomadic tribes of the Zagros Mountains - enjoying the fabled Iranian hospitality along the way. Throughout history Iran, or Persia as it once was called, has loomed large in world history, as indeed it does today. You will work your way slowly south through many of her famous monuments and some of her lesser-known attractions, staying in delightful hotels and rural atmospheric homestays, offering a perfect blend of culture and adventure.
Hidden Wonders Of Western Iran
15 days from £2895 excl. flights*
As increasing numbers of visitors are flocking to Iran to discover its much-lauded cultural gems, we have received a similar number of requests from those wanting to explore some of the country's lesser-known sights either as part of a more in-depth first trip or in many cases as a second trip to this endlessly fascinating country. The result is this exciting new trip which heads off the usual tourist trail to take in a wide variety of sights which are often overlooked by more conventional itineraries.Come prepared for some true surprises as along the way we'll find 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the stunning bas-reliefs of Bisotun and the huge ziggurat of Choga Zanbil; picturesque mountain villages such as Palangan; and in the Zagros Mountains, the welcoming hospitality of both Bakhtiari nomads and the minority Kurdish population. Some rough roads, long journeys and basic accommodation await the adventurous traveller but the rewards of journeying through these scenic landscapes rarely seen by western visitors will more than compensate.Iran's major sights may have always drawn crowds but this trip highlights that this ancient land has much more to offer the few willing to venture 'off-piste'¯. Come and see for yourself.
Treasures of Iran
14 days from £1699 excl. flights*
This comprehensive tour uncovers the treasures of ancient Persia whilst offering a fabulous insight into life in modern day Iran. We visit sites including the Towers of Silence in Yadz, the impressive cliff-face rock tombs at Naqsh-e Rustam and the Persian city ruins at Persepolis. Time is spent exploring the bustling capital city, Tehran and soaking up the atmosphere of the impressive Imam Square in Isfahan, where we'll experience the warmth and hospitality of the Iranian people.
Telegraph Tours Persian Odyssey
13 days from £3150 excl. flights*
The historic agreement on a nuclear deal and the re-opening of the British Embassy in Tehran seem to have ushered in a new era of cautious optimism between the West and Iran, making this the perfect time to visit this fascinating country.With a cultural and historical legacy dating back millennia, these ancient lands have witnessed the rise and fall of many notable kingdoms and this insightful trip takes us on a journey through the heartland of these empires and 'behind the veil' of this much misunderstood republic. From the capital we'll travel via the picturesque 'red' village of Abyaneh to the town of Yazd, with its well-preserved traditional houses and Zoroastrian burial towers. From here we'll head for the beautiful gardens and shrines of Shiraz and the ancient ruins of Persepolis and finally on to one of the Middle East's most spectacular destinations - Isfahan - home to some of the region's finest Islamic architecture.However perhaps more memorable than any of this is the warm hospitality of the people we'll meet along the way. This is a varied and rewarding trip, uniquely created for Telegraph Tours, which will very much appeal to anyone who has ever wanted to see the treasures of ancient Persia or has ever wondered what life in Iran is really like.
Iran: Persian Explorer
10 days from £2195 excl. flights*
With a cultural and historical legacy dating back millennia, the lands occupied by modern day Iran have witnessed the rise and fall of many notable empires. This short but insightful trip takes us on a journey through the heartland of these empires and ‘behind the veil’ of this much misunderstood country. From the beautiful gardens and shrines of Shiraz, we’ll travel via the atmospheric and timeless remains of the ancient Persian capital of Persepolis to the town of Yazd with its well- preserved traditional houses and Zoroastrianism burial towers. From here we will continue to one of the Middle East’s most spectacular destinations – the C17th and C18th capital of Esfahan. Home not only to some of the region’s finest Islamic architecture and the world’s second largest square, the Mayden-e Imam, this is also a great place to take tea in one of the old bridges that span the Zayandeh River or wander through the narrow corridors of the extensive souks with their jaw-dropping selection of handicrafts and carpets. But perhaps more memorable than any of this is the warm hospitality of the people we’ll meet along the way. Most Iranians are incredibly well-educated and widely read and will enjoy nothing more than putting the world to rights with passers-by, and for many visitors, such interactions will remain their most enduring memories of the country. This is a varied and rewarding trip which will very much appeal to anyone who has ever wanted to see the treasures of ancient Persia or has ever wondered what life in Iran is really like.
Highlights of Iran
9 days from £1149 excl. flights*
On this trip we visit the most important and impressive sights and cities of Iran. We explore the beautiful cities of Shiraz and Isfahan, uncover Persian history at the impressive Persepolis and stay in a traditional hotel in Kashan. Though the real highlight of any trip to Iran is meeting the locals, arguably the friendliest and most hospitable people on earth, always ready to welcome visitors with a smile.
* Prices are either exclusive of international flights or inclusive of flights from and to the UK as stated. Prices may vary depending on the specific departure date. Some tours may include an additional local payment to be paid in cash (USD or EURO) to the tour leader at the beginning of the tour. Please refer to the tour website for details.