From Medes empire up to Acheamenes – 10 Days – Half Board Tour

October 7, 2020
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  • Specified hotel and restaurants
  • The best price for this level of quality
  • New and different view of Iran
  • Professional Local Guides

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17 Days
Min Age : 16+
Max People : 15

In our 10-Day Iran Tour, the different cities of special empire have been covered. We want to show you the most famous places in these cities in  10 Days.

Ancient Cities

We are going to visit Tehran, the capital city of Iran; Hamedan(Ecbatana), one of the political capital of Iran in Medes period; Kermanshah, the land of history and myths. Afterward, we head to Khorramabad, the city of untouched beautiful nature; Dezful, the bridge to the fortress back in the Sassanian era. Then, Shush(Susa), the capital of the first Persian empire and one of the most important cities of the ancient near east; Shushtar with 10,000 years of historical value and Ahvaz, with longest River in Iran.

Our journey will continue to Shiraz, the city of literary, culture and gardens; Bishapour, the glory of Sassanid dynasty. We will visit Persepolis (Takht-e Jamshid), one of the Achaemenid capitals.

Best Hotels

In this tour, we have selected one of the best luxury hotels in each city, which are the best hotels in the area to stay.

Distinct Catering

In our special luxury “half board tour”, meals are not predefined. You can choose the best food in each restaurant. The restaurants are the bests in quality and environment in every region.

Our half board tour provides free meals of famous and usually traditional restaurants in all cities during our journey. When we are on a long-distance to reach another city, you can help yourself with local fruits and vegetables, juices, tea or coffee or in some cases with midday meals or snacks, which we will buy on the way from local places in each city. We are also going to visit special cafes for resting after a long walk or for enjoying the environment of traditional or luxury cafes in some cities.

We are going to serve:

  • Hamedan special sweets called “Shirmal”,
  • Kermanshah “Nan-Berenji” and “Yukhe”,
  • Khorramabad Saji bread with cheese and Walnut bread,
  • Dezful special cookies, buffalo cream & buffalo ice cream
  • Dates from 6,000 years old trees in Susa,
  • “Zardak(a yellow carrot)” and local dairy from Shushtar,
  • Herbal distillates and “Falude” from Shiraz

Travel Insurance

It is very important for foreign travelers to be sure about the quality of insurance service, as insurance shouldn’t be just a formal procedure.

Piranoos distinct insurance service is actually a strong contract between Piranoos and the Iranian best insurance company to get the most satisfying services for travelers with Piranoos.

Furthermore, you as a Piranoos customer can get your arrival airport visa using Piranoos tour voucher + Piranoos insurance paper, these documents make your arrival visa easily.

Piranoos insurance program is included in this tour.

Tour Details

Let us show you different empire of Iran in only 10 days.  You deserve to experience what’s best during this journey. As a result, we have selected the most famous and high-quality hotels for you.

You also need to taste different kinds of Iranian delicious foods. Hence, we are going to take you to one of the traditional or famous restaurants in each destination. In these best-quality restaurants, you can choose whatever you want on the menu.

We have included all of the meals and coffee shop expenses on the offered price, so you will enjoy the most. You can visit most of the must-see sightseeing with our expert English tour guides and always ask to visit more. If we had enough time, we would take you to those attractions without any extra costs.

Departure & Return Location

Price Includes

  • All Night Stay Accommodations
  • English Tour Guide and English Local Guides
  • All Transfer & Transportation During your Journey
  • All Breakfasts & Dinners During the Journey
  • Museums and All Attractions Entrance Fees
  • Arrival and Departure Airport Transfers from/to Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA)
  • Coffee Shops, Snacks, Fruits, Midday Meals
  • Video Clips and Photos During your Journey
  • Travel Insurance

Price Excludes

  • Your International Flights from and to your Home
  • Any Private Expenses


  • Sunscreen
  • Extra Clothing
  • Comfortable Walking Shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Cap, Hat
What to Expect

It is our mission to show you the best of all cities in a friendly environment. You can feel free to ask to visit more base on our great friendship, full of honesty and kindness, and our limited time. That’s why we have listed other visitable places on each day so that you can ask to visit some of mentioned places* and your leader would make a decision base on your tour’s limited-time.
We do our best to make you feel at ease and enjoy catering services. Healthy and delicious foods will be served during your trip, especially on long time distances. The whole journey applies in the exact way we have described, so you can expect to experience and see all we have mentioned.
On this tour, we tried to reserve the most famous and precious luxury hotels, restaurants and coffee shops. Yet, if the group suggests a restaurant/hotel which is better than what we have offered, we try to change the plan to what exactly please you the most.
We apply the changes without any extra cost, because …
” Your Satisfaction has Priority to Our Own Profit”
*Note: The closure of a place is a problem that may happen in some cities unexpectedly for different reasons like unannounced repairing process. In this case or in the case of having extra time we may visit some of the mentioned items in each day.


Day 0Greeting Day

We are going to greet you at IKA airport in Tehran and take you to the Espinas Palace hotel to rest and stay the night. Espinas Palace Hotel is one of the best five-star hotels in Iran. You can get more sleep and get fully charged for upcoming visiting places in the morning.

Day 1Green Palace

We are going to leave the hotel at 09:00 am so we need to have breakfast before leaving time (8-8:45 am).
Sa’dabad Palace is our first destination. Sa’ad Abad complex has different buildings and palaces inside, but two palaces are important to visit. The White palace and the green one. Visiting the whole complex would take almost 3-4 hours. Thus, we plan to visit these two palaces only, but if we got enough time we could manage to visit some of the rest places afterward.
After that, we drive to Tajrish to share the great experience of having fun in Darband Area with you. All restaurants in Darband are located in the footer of the mountain and have a nice view. We will have a midday catering there and will return to Tajrish to visit Imam Zadeh Saleh Shrine and Tajrish Bazaar.
In the afternoon, we drive to Taleghani Park for walking, enjoying nature and having coffee and cake. After resting in a coffee shop with a beautiful view, we will visit Tabiat Bridge and Abo Atash Park.
For having dinner, we have chosen Daf traditional restaurant* which plays live music during catering services (the music depends on the date of implementation). In the case of an unexpected problem, we choose an another-best restaurant in Tehran. We will drive to the Hotel afterward to rest and sleep overnight.

*All Musical Restaurants don’t have live music in Islamic funeral days.

In the case of closure of a place, we can visit one of these places:
Niavaran Park
Niavaran Palace
Music Museum

Breakfast at: Espinas palace hotel
Midday Catering:Coffee with Cake
Dinner at:Daf Restaurant
Overnight at:Espinas Palace Hotel, the best hotel in Tehran

Sa’d Abad Palace – Tehran

Day 2The Heart of Traditional Business

We start our tour at 8:30 and we drive to Golestan Palace , which is a UNESCO world heritage site. It has different buildings to feel the Qajar era atmosphere. One of the buildings is called Shamsol Emare (Shams Mansion) which is Tehran’s Ali Qapu. Afterward, we will visit National Museum of Iran and then we will have midday catering.
Later on the day, we will visit Tehran Grand Bazaar. You can see the crowds looking for special things to buy with the best-offered price. Bargaining sounds, Termeh, copper plates are the most obvious features you can see in the first place. Afterward, we will rest in a coffee shop which all the menu is made out of organic fruits and vegetables. You can also taste homemade cakes with different types of beverages. To have a closer look at Iranian culture and the crowds cheering, coffee shops are one of the best places to spend time. We walk through Keshavarz Blv., Valiasr square, and Valiasr street a bit to see the life which is going on and different shops alongside. We reach Nayeb restaurant to have dinner and drive back to Espinas palace hotel to sleep.

In the case of closure of a place, we can visit one of these places:
Glassware and Ceramic Museum of Iran
Reza Abbasi Museum
Azadi Tower

Breakfast at:Espinas Palace hotel
Midday Catering at:a nice Cafe
Dinner at:Nayeb Restaurant (near Valiasr sq.)
Overnight at:Espinas Palace hotel, the best hotel in Tehran

Golestan Palace – Tehran

Day 3World's Biggest Water Cave

In the morning, we must leave Espinas palace hotel at 8:30. It takes about four hours to reach Hamedan, the capital city of Hamedan province.
At first, we will visit Ali Sadr Cave en route, which is the world’s biggest water cave, that thousand of tourists come to visit it each year. After that we will drive to visit Ganjnameh Inscription.
Then, we will visit Achaemenes inscription and waterfall and we can take photos. We will drive to the hotel but on the way, we must visit The Mausoleum Avicenna . Avicenna is well known around the world and his nickname is the father of Medicine.
We will continue our tour and visit The Mausoleum of Baba Taher , one of Iranian poet, and then Tomb of Aster and Mordechai .
For having dinner, we will go to Na’l Eshkeneh or one of the best restaurants in Hamedan. For resting, after dinner, we will go to the hotel.

In the case of closure of a place, we can visit one of these places:
Alaviyan Dome
Hegmataneh Hills
Museum Hegmataneh
Hamam-e Qal’eh Museum of Anthropology
Lion Stone

Breakfast at:Espinaz Palace Hotel
Midday Catering:Special cookies of Hamedan such as: Shirmal and Komaj with Tea or Coffee
Dinner at:Na’l Eshkeneh restaurant
Overnight at:Baba Taher Hotel, the best hotel in Hamedan

The Mausoleum of Avicenna – Hamedan

Day 4Facing Hercules

Today, after having breakfast and check-out, we head to Kermanshah so we can visit Bisotun Historical and Cultural Complex , which is a World Heritage Site, in the daylight.
Then, we go toward the city of Kermanshah to visit Tagh-e Bostan. Then, We are going to visit Tekyeh Moaven-ol- Molk, and Shafei Jameh Mosque. Afterward, Sarab-e-Niloofar is on the way to our hotel, so we can see it on the way of reaching the hotel.
We will have dinner at Shah Abbasi Caravanserai (also named as Laleh hotel) and sleep overnight.

In the case of closure of a place, we can visit one of these places:
Tekiyeh Biglar Beigi and Zagros Museum
Quri Qaleh Cave

Breakfast at:Baba Taher Hotel
Midday Catering:Naan Berenji/ Yukhe/Konjed Asali +tea
Dinner and Overnight at:Shah Abbasi Caravanserai (also named as Laleh hotel), the best hotel in Kermanshah

Hercules -Kermanshah

Day 5Sassanid Castle

Today, we are going to leave the hotel at 8:30 to head to Khorramabad . It lasts 3 hours to get there, so we can visit Falak-ol Aflak Citadel which belongs to Sassanid empire and located on the top of the hills. After that, we can visit Gerdab-e-Sangi. Otherwise, we can have our midday meal on the roof of Khorramabad. Then, we need to leave Khorramabad to Dezful . The estimated time to reach Dezful is about 3 hours, thus we can have dinner in a traditional restaurant in Dezful which is called Shovadoon Restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Dezful. Although our hotel is a 3-star one, it is actually the best place to rest and overnight stay in the area.

In the case of closure of a place, we can visit one of these places:
Kiuo Lake
Nozhian Waterfall
Gerit Waterfall

Breakfast at:Shah Abbasi Caravanserai (also named as Laleh hotel)
Midday Catering:Saji bread with cheese and tea
Dinner at:Shavadoon
Overnight at:Jahangardi Hotel in Dezful, the best hotel in Dezful

Falak-ol-Aflak Citadel – Khorramabad

Day 6Back to 3700 Years Ago

On this day, we start visiting some places in Dezful then we head to Susa and Shushtar .
Dezful Traditional Bazaar backs to many years ago that’s why people call it The Old Bazaar. In front of the old bazaar, there are lots of shops in which you can taste local junk foods and sweets such as Buffalo ice cream, a mix of Halva Ardeh with Dates, and special cookies. These junk foods are part of the attraction of Dezful. Then, we will continue our tour and will visit Tiznoo house . We will visit Dez River then we have to leave Dezful to Susa. It takes only one hour to get there. We need to see the fantastic Susa Castle, Susa Museum, Apadana Palace . In the evening, you can help yourself with the midday meal. Then, we drive to Choghazanbil Ziggurat which the history behind is beyond the imagination and you must see it yourself. In the evening, we will continue our trip to Shushtar, on the way we can see and take photos from Buffalo. It takes only one hour to see our indescribable city. We need to have dinner in the Mostofi Restaurant or one of the best restaurant in Shushtar. Then, it is time to check-in the hotel and rest at Tabib-e-Shushtar Hotel .

In the case of closure of a place, we can visit one of these places:
The Tomb of Sultan Ali Siah Poosh in Dezful
Tomb of Daniel in Susa
Haft Tappeh(Seven Hills) in Shushtar

Breakfast at:Jahangardi Hotel
Midday Catering:Tea and Cookies
Dinner at:Mostofi Restaurant
Overnight at:Tabib-e-Shushtar Hotel, the best hotel in Shushtar

Susa Castle

Day 7Karoon River

Meanwhile having breakfast at Tabib-e-Shushtar hotel, you can enjoy the architecture of the hotel in the morning. At the beginning of the day, we visit Shushtar Historical Hydro Structure Base and Waterfall . We drive to Mostofi Restaurant and Museum to visit the museum. In Shushtar, we must visit Jameh Mosque because it is said that this mosque is the second-oldest mosque in Iran after the one which is in Yazd. It backs to approximately 1200 years ago. After that, we can enjoy resting in Moghadam Traditional Cafe . After finishing our tour in Shushtar, we will drive to Ahwaz and we will visit Karoon river which is the biggest river in Iran. The famous bridge which is the sign of Ahwaz also passes upon this river. We will also visit Ahwaz Baazar and taste Felafel sandwiches that are one of the traditional foods in Ahwaz. You can walk and take photos near the Karoon River and relax. Then, we are going to have our delicious traditional dinner in our perfect suggestion which is Shahneshin Restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Ahwaz.

In the case of closure of a place, we can visit one of these places:
Shushtar Bazaar
Salasel Castle
Marashi Historical House

Breakfast at:Tabib-e-Shushtar Hotel (you can taste special dairies of the region)
Midday Catering:Buffalo Ice-cream
Dinner at:Shahneshin Restaurant
Overnight at:Pars Hotel, the best hotel in Ahvaz

Shushtar Hydro Structure Base and Waterfalls – Shushtar

Day 8Anahita Temple

After having breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to Shiraz. We must spend hours to pass long distances. So, we will have a stop in Bishapour to rest and midday catering. Afterward, we will visit the glory of Sassanid dynasties such as Amazing Reliefs and Anahita Temple. Then, we will continue our overland journey to Shiraz and will enjoy beautiful landscapes on the way. Reaching Shiraz, we should check-in and get ready in the lobby for having dinner at Haft Khan Restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Shiraz. At the end, we will back to Zandiyeh Hotel to sleep overnight.

In the case of closure of a place, we can visit one of these places:
Arzhan Lake
Bishapour museum
Shapour Cave

Breakfast at:Pars Hotel
Midday Catering:Fruits and Dates with Tea
Dinner at:Haft Khan Restaurant
Overnight at:Zandiyeh Hotel, one of the best hotels in Shiraz

Day 9The City of Colors

On our Shiraz tour, we choose the most beautiful and high-rated attractions to visit. In the morning around 8:00 o’clock you should be in Nasir-Al Molk Mosque and visit the combination of color and sunshine art in the mosque then we will visits Vakil Complex which contains Vakil Mosque, Vakil Bazaar, Vakil Bathhouse and Karimkhan Citadel. After visiting these places you need to rest a bit, so we can have a midday catering and then visit Eram Garden and walk around a Botanical garden and take photo then will visit Hafeziyeh Tomb. We plan to have Falude-Shirazi in one of the best places to try in the evening. Then, for dinner, we head to Shapouri (House) Restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Shiraz to enjoy the most while having dinner. At the end of the day, we rest at Zandiyeh hotel.

In the case of closure of a place, we can visit one of these places:
Narenjestan Qavam
Zinat Al -Molk(Iranian Madame Tussaud)
Delgosha Garden
Pars museum

Breakfast at:Zandiyeh Hotel
Midday Catering:Snacks + Falude-Shirazi
Dinner at:Shapouri Restourant
Overnight at:Zandiyeh Hotel, one of the best hotels in Shiraz

Hafeziyeh – Shiraz

Day 10Achaemenes

These upcoming destinations have the most famous sightseeing in the world and are named as World Heritage Sites. For visiting these places, we will drive to Marvdasht and will visit the glory of Achaemenes. In Persepolis Complex (Takht-e Jamshid) we will visit eight Palaces, two Tombs, a Museum and a Treasury. Here is a great place to find Achaemenes architecture and their beliefs. There are many rock reliefs that had registered their customs and history. After a long walk (around 4 hours) and have midday catering, we will visit Necropolis afterward. You will be surprised to see three different empires at the same time in one place. Necropolis includes Elamite relief, four tomb of Achaemenes and 5 reliefs for the glory of Sassanid. After walking in the history of Iran we will back to Shiraz for visiting Quran Gate and Sa’adi Tomb which is one of the great poets in Iran. Then, we will take you to Shiraz International Airport for your departure from Shiraz to your home (Your return flight should be from Shiraz).

In the case of closure of a place, we can visit one of these places:
Naghsh e Rajab

Breakfast at:Zandiyeh Hotel
Midday Catering:Snacks + Seasonal Fruits