Express Persia 10D/9N

With a visit to a UNESCO World Heritage sites almost every day, the Express Persia Tour is the best way to see Iran’s main highlights for those who have limited time.

Tour Highlights

  • Tehran – Golestan Palace – UNESCO World Heritage Site, National Museum, Jewellery Museum, Grand Bazaar, Sa’d Abad Palace, Niavaran Palace, Tajrish Bazaar
  • Kashan – Fin Garden- UNESCO World Heritage Site, Borujerdi House, Agha Bozorg Mosque
  • Abyaneh Village
  • Isfahan – Safavid Palaces, Naqsh-e Jahan Square – UNESCO World Heritage Site, Imam & Sheikh Lotfollah Mosques, Si-o-seh Pol (Thirty Three Bridge) & Khajou Bridge
  • Pasargadae Complex – UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Shiraz – Bagh-e Eram – UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, Citadel of Kerim Khan
  • Persepolis – UNESCO World Heritage Site
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Tour Information


  • - Iranian visa invitation letter with reference number issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • - Inbound & Outbound Airport Transfers
  • - Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • - Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • - Entrance fees to various sites as per itinerary
  • - Daily Breakfast, 7 Lunches & 3 Dinners
  • - 9 nights 4 Star accommodation
  • - Shiraz-Tehran Domestic Flight

Dates - Small-Group Adventure:

February to December (contact us for latest dates)


Day 1: Tehran

Welcome to Tehran!

You will be met by our representative at IKA airport and transferred to your hotel.

Tonight we get to know our tour guide and fellow travellers at the tour briefing and welcome dinner.

Overnight Tehran, Enghelab.


Day 2: Central Tehran

Today touring covers down town Tehran by visiting the National Museum of Iran – where some of the exhibited items date back to 35,000 years ago – UNESCO world heritage site of Golestan Palace, Grand Bazaar and the National (formerly Royal) Jewellery Museum accommodating the world’s most magnificent jewellery collection.

Overnight Tehran, Enghelab.

Breakfast & Lunch.

Day 3: Kashan-Abyaneh-Isfahan

Departing after breakfast for Isfahan with a stop in Kashan to visit Fin Garden (UNESCO world heritage site), Agha Bozorg Mosque and Borujerdi House, a fine example of Persian desert vicinity architecture. Our next stop before reaching Isfahan is the traditional village of Abyaneh.

Overnight Isfahan, Piroozi.

Breakfast & Lunch.

Day 4: Isfahan

Our touring day in Isfahan starts with the Safavid Emperors’ palaces of Chehel Sotoun, Hasht Behesht and Aaliqapu.

Then we take a walk along Naqsh-e Jahan Square (UNESCO world heritage site) to visit Imam and Sheikh Lotfollah mosques before heading to the Armenian district of Jolfa for a tour of Vank Cathedral.

Overnight Isfahan, Piroozi.

Breakfast & Lunch

Day 5: Isfahan

Enjoy a free day for self-exploring Isfahan.

In the evening we take a walk from Si-o-seh Pol (Thirty Three Bridges) to Khajou Bridge.

Overnight Isfahan, Piroozi.

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6: Pasargad-Shiraz

Drive to Shiraz after breakfast.

On our route to Shiraz we visit another UNESCO world heritage site; Pasargad Complex containing the tomb of Great Cyrus, founder of Achaemenid Empire and early Achaemenid Palaces.

Overnight Shiraz, Karimkhan Boutique.

Breakfast & Lunch.

Day 7: Shiraz

Today we discover the beauty of Shiraz by visiting Bagh-e Eram (UNESCO world heritage site), Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, Narenjestan-e Qavam (Qavam’s Orange garden), Arg-e Karimkhani (Citadel of Karimkhan), Vakil Bazaar, Shah Cheragh Mausoleum, Hafezieh and Sa’dieh (the tombs of two of the greatest Iranian poets).

Overnight Shiraz, Karimkhan Boutique.

Breakfast & Lunch.

Day 8: Persepolis-Tehran

We leave Shiraz in the morning for a full day excursion to Persepolis (UNESCO world heritage) capital of ancient Achaemenid Empire with its palaces and temples dating back to 500 BC, we will also visit Naqsh-e Rostam Inscriptions (the tombs of Achaemenid and Sassanid Emperors) before heading back to Shiraz for an evening flight to Tehran.

Overnight Tehran, Enghelab.

Breakfast & Lunch.

Day 9: North Tehran

Full day sightseeing in north of Tehran, visiting Sa’d Abad palace, Niavaran palace and Tajrish Bazaar followed by our farewell dinner in Darband.

Overnight Tehran, Enghelab.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 10: Tehran

Tour concludes after breakfast followed by transfer to IKA Airport for your departure flight.