Golden Cities – 9 Days – Half Board Tour

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Why Travel With Us?

  • 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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9 Days
Min Age : 16+
Max People : 15

In our 9-Day Iran Tour, the important cities have been covered. We want to show you the most famous places in these cities in  9 Days.

Ancient Cities

Our journey will start from 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 and Abarkooh. We want to visit Abarkooh’s old cypress tree which the locals believe that it was planted by Zoroaster. Later, we are going to visit Yazd the adobe city and windcatcher. Meybod the city of Ceramic and Mosaic, Naien that is well-known for its rugs and carpets around the world, Isfahan the city of Islamic architecture are still waiting for us.  At the end of this journey, we visit Abyaneh, the red village, that its history backs to the Sassanid era, and Kashan a city with more than 7,500 years of urbanization.

Mesr Desert Expedition

Exploring Mesr desert nowadays is the result of the fortune of losing a camel! The camel’s owner discovered the desert by chance while looking for his camel.  Then, he made his own Egypt (Mesr) by digging Qanat for 5km to bring life to the desert. Although later a flood destroyed the village, the desert kept its own privacy and stood still after all.

And now it’s our turn to explore Mesr desert on this tour.

Best Hotels

In this tour, we have selected one of the best luxury hotels in each city. To be specific, the only  4-star hotel in Yazd, which is the best hotel 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:

  • Herbal distillates and “Falude” from Shiraz
  • Yazd special cake from Yazd,
  • “Gaz” from Isfahan
  • Rosewater from Kashan,
  • Sohan from Qom.

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 cities of Iran plus a desert safari in only 9 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

We offer you to bring

  • 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 Shiraz International Airport and take you to Zandiyeh hotel to rest and sleep overnight. Hence, please take your international flight directly to Shiraz international airport.

Day 1The 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 2Achaemenes

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 for founding the 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 a 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 dedicated to the Persian poet Saadi. Then, we will move to Haft Khan Restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Shiraz to taste Pizza in Iran.

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
Dinner at:Haft khan Restaurant
Overnight at:Zandiyeh Hotel, one of the best hotels in Shiraz


Day 34000-year-old Cypress Tree

To continue our overland journey, we head to Abarkooh from Shiraz. After 4 hours, We need to visit Cypress Tree which has more than 4000 years old. Local people believe that this tree was planted by Zoroaster, the prophet of Zoroastrians. The next place for visiting is Solat Historical House. We will have special midday catering at Aghazadeh House there. We can see the only 2-floored wind catcher in the world and the most famous house in Iran which the picture of it has been used on Iranian 20,000 Rial. It is great to take a picture right above the roof, just like the way it is on Iranian 20,000 Rial. Then, we will continue our tour to visit Abarkouh Ice House . Later on the day, we will drive to Abarkouh Ice House Yazd and en route, we will visit Yazd which belongs to Zoroastrian. The Zoroastrians used to put the body of the corpse on top of the mountain for 3 days till the birds eat all meat of the body then buried the body in the ground. They believe we shouldn’t make earth dirty. Afterward, we drive to Khaneh Pedari Restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Yazd to have dinner. After that, we rest at Hotel Dad .

In the case of closure of a place, we can visit one of these places:
Jameh mosque

Breakfast at:Zandiyeh Hotel
Midday Catering:Snacks +Baqlava with Tea
Dinner at:Khaneh Pedari
Overnight at:Dad Hotel, one of the best hotels in Yazd

Aghazadeh House – Abarkooh

Day 4The City of Wind Catchers

After having breakfast, we experience a great city tour in Yazd. It would be nice that you know that Yazd is located in the center of Iran and also in Dasht-e Kavir desert. Because of that, the weather is hot and dry, but at this time of the year, the weather won’t bother us.
We will start with Dolat Abad Garden which has the tallest windcatcher in Iran. You will be amazed by the water supply with channels in this great garden from out of the city. After that, we will go to the Jameh Mosque. It is the oldest mosque in Iran and some archeologists believe that it returns to pre-Islamic Iran when people used to pray in the fire temple. After visiting this special mosque, we will have ancient part of Yazd which is registered as UNESCO Heritage Site. I am sure you never get tired when you walk through the narrow adobe ally and houses in Fahadan area. In our opinion, you would enjoy the great experience of sitting in a roof garden coffee shop in this area with the view of windcatchers and adobe houses. After these joyful moments, we will visit Lariha House and Art Houses to enjoy the beauty of architecture and arts. Then, we will continue our way to reach Alexandr’s Prison. After a midday catering, we will visit Amir Chakhmaq Complex , which includes Mosque, Water Storage, Nakhl (symbol of mourning in Moharram and the famous gate with two minarets. This place is the best place for buying Termeh (traditional silky fabric with a special design (Boteh Jegheh)) and delicious sweets of Yazd. Then, we visit Yazd Fire Temple and Markar Square (Borj-e Sa’at-e Markar). The Special feature of this square is that you will be exactly in the center of Iran. For dinner, we will go to the traditional restaurant called Khan Dohad or one of the best restaurants in Yazd. After having a good dinner in a traditional restaurant will back to the hotel and rest.

In the case of closure of a place, we can visit one of these places:
Pahlevan poor Garden
Yazd Water museum

Breakfast at:Dad Hotel
Midday Catering:Snacks + Special Baqlava with Tea
Dinner at:Khan Dohad
Overnight at:Dad Hotel, one of the best hotels in Yazd

Dad Hotel-Yazd

Day 5Center of Iran

In the morning, we will leave Yazd to Chak Chak and Kharanaq. After visiting these places, we will continue our journey to Meybod. Meybod is an ancient city in Yazd province. Here the first destination is a restaurant for midday catering, we have chosen old caravansary to rest. It includes a restaurant, shops, Water storage. Afterward, we will see another amazing place named Narin Castle, Ice House, and Pigeon House. Afterward, we will back to Yazd, and we will have tea and a special cupcake from Yazd. Later on the day, you will rest up to dinner time. For dinner, we will go to Sezar Restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Yazd.

In the case of closure of a place, we can visit one of these places:
Zoroastrian village (Mazraeh Kalantar)

Breakfast at:Dad Hotel
Midday Catering:Cake-e-Yazdi
Dinner and Overnight at:Dad Hotel, one of the best hotels in Yazd


Day 6The City of Safavid Era

Today, in the early morning, we will leave Yazd to reach Isfahan , but en route, we will visit another city. We want to visit Naein castle which belongs to the Parthian empire. We will walk around the castle and visit water storage which still works. We can see the fabric workshop which is special in Naein. Then, we are going to the Jameh Mosque and Pirnia House to visit the carpet workshop. Naein’s carpet is famous all over Iran. You may also see the lifestyle of Naein’s people in this house. We should continue our way and reach the next city. According to our plan, we will visit Naghsh-e Jahan Square , which we can see magnificent architectures, colorful and large mosques of the Safavid era. Heading to this square bring us the opportunity to see Imam Mosque , Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque , Ali Qapu Palace . In front of the mosque is a beautiful forecourt which is connected to the bazaar. Since the bazaar has surrounded the square, we can visit it as well. We will have 2 hours for shopping in Naghsh-e- Jahan Square. After Shopping we are going to rest about an hour and a half in Hamdam-o-Saltaneh Traditional House Café. Then, we will visit Siosepol Bridge and Khajoo Bridge after taking photo and walk beside Zayandeh Rood River we will have dinner at Shahrzad Restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Isfahan. At the end of the night, we stay in our beautiful traditional hotel.

In the case of closure of a place, we can visit one of these places:
Fatemi House in Naein
Hasht Behesht Palace
Jameh Mosque

Breakfast at:Dad Hotel
Midday Catering:Hamdam-o-saltaneh Traditional House Cafe
Dinner at:Shahrzad Restaurant
Overnight at::Abbasi Hotel, the best hotel in Isfahan

Naghsh-e Jahan Square

Day 7Shah Abbas

In the morning, we are going to start our tour with Chehel Sotoon Palace . After that, we will visit Vank Cathedral which belongs to Armenians. In Shah Abbas period, when Osmania Attacked Armenia, Shah Abbas let them move to Iran and live in Isfahan. You will be surprised at the Music Museum, after 5 minutes of walking. In this museum, you will visit all Iranian musical instruments. The special local guide in the museum will explain all the history and details of the instruments. Then, the owner of the museum and his group will invite you to a live performance. After the incredible tour in Music Museum, for our midday catering, we will go to Arka coffee shop which, In the past, was an Armenian House and now, it converts to a restaurant and coffee shop. Another surprise in Isfahan is The Flower Garden. It is an unbelievable beautiful garden. You will find different types of flowers and trees. Great lake is in the middle of this garden. I am sure you will enjoy it a lot. For having dinner, we will go to Toranj Restaurant (Hovanes Restaurant) or one of the best restaurants in Isfahan.

In the case of closure of a place, we can visit one of these places:
Menar Jonban

Breakfast at:Abbasi Hotel
Midday Catering:Tea or coffee with traditional sweet of Isfahan (Gaz)
Dinner at:Toranj Restaurant
Overnight at::Abbasi Hotel, the best hotel in Isfahan

Day 8Soltan Ahmad

We continue our overland journey to Kashan . It takes almost 2 hours and a half. But en route, we will visit Abyaneh village. Abyaneh is one of the old villages that its history backs to Sassanid empire. In this village, people speak in an old Persian language named Pahlavi. They have special clothes and customs. You will visit special village which all the houses have made with red adobe and all the allies have covered by stone. We will continue our journey to Kashan and we will visit Fin Garden (Bagh-e Fin) and Hamam-e Fin rosewater tools before any other place. Broujerdi’s House is one of the great houses in Kashan which has a love story with amazing windcatcher and stucco design. Near Boroujerdi’s house is Sultan Ahmad Bathhouse with beautiful design. Bath in the past was not just for showering. In the Bath they had met, praying and haircut.

In the case of closure of a place, we can visit one of these places:
some of the old Houses (such as Abbasi’s )
Sharbatkhane Amin-o-Doleh
Kashan Baazar
Agha Bozorg Mosque

Breakfast at:Abbasi Hotel
Midday Catering:Special distillates made from mint, rose, and etc
Dinner at:Manoochehri Hotel
Overnight at: Manoochehri Hotel, one of the best hotels in Kashan

Fin Garden – Kashan

Day 9An Experience to Remember

We are going to have breakfast and start visiting a carpet workshop. We are going to inform you about the process of carpet-weaving, you may see the weavers from a closer look, and you can try weaving for yourself.
In the case of facing an unexpected problem in the carpet workshop, we will plan to visit Noushabad , the underground city that has been found recently, instead.
Later on the day, we drive back to Tehran . On the way, we stop at Mehr o Mah Tourist Complex to rest and midday catering.
Then it is time to have fun and attend an Iranian gathering before your departure. We are going to make Iranian natural tea on the fire and prepare our dinner together. We are going to experience gathering around a fire while singing Iranian songs. After puffing candles and having cake, we transfer you to IKA airport with the sweet taste of joyful memories.