Join our Iranian Classics Tour and head onwards to frozen conflict zones and unrecognised breakaway republics.
In Iran, this tour takes us to all of the major sites in Tehran as well as the ancient capitals of Shiraz and Esfahan. On top of the rich history of the region, this tour also offers lots of opportunities to interact with locals, and witness the visual reality of what is the Iranian Revolution. On the trip itself and through our local guides, we will be doing lots of hidden extras (not published on the itinerary!) and where possible we will show you every side of this unique and majestic country.
We will then cross the border overland as we head into Armenia to begin exploring the unrecognised countries. This part of the tour takes you to Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh and the place they call “Europe’s Hiroshima” before finishing in Tbilisi, Georgia. The extended group moves on to Stalin’s hometown of Gori, before entering the war-torn republic of Abkhazia, formerly the pearl in the Soviet summer calendar.
YPT has truly pioneered travel to the Caucasus and the “other NK”; the frozen conflict zone that is Nagorno-Karabakh. This region suffered a horrific war after the fall of the Soviet Union, and despite being de jure part of Azerbaijan, is in fact a de facto unrecognised independent nation state (1 of 4 in post-Soviet Europe).
The second part of this combo tour is split into two parts. Group A will cover Armenia and Group B, Georgia. You can choose to do both groups or only one. Get in touch about pricing for either individual group.
|A: Iran – Armenia||€1795|
|B: Iran – Armenia – Georgia||€2495|
We offer Iran visa support for people of all nationalities (except for Israel). Since US/British/Canadian nationals need to get a visa in advance and pre-clearance takes a long time, we would advise them to book the tour at least 3 months before its starting date. Most countries do not require a visa into Georgia or Armenia. If they do it is, for most, an easy to get eVisa.
Tuesday 6th April – Tehran
Wednesday 7th April – Tehran
Thursday 8th April – Tehran-Esfahan
Friday 9th April – Esfahan
Saturday 10th April – Esfahan-Yazd
Sunday 11th April – Yazd-Shiraz
Monday 12th April – Persepolis-Shiraz
Tuesday 13th April – Shiraz-Tehran-Agarak
Wednesday 14th April – Goris
Thursday 15th April – Goris/Stepanakert
Friday 16th April– Stepanakert surroundings
Saturday 17th April – Stepanakert-Yerevan
Sunday 18th April – Yerevan
Monday 19th April – Yerevan, End of Group A
Tuesday 20th April – Tbilisi, Start of Group B
Wednesday 21st April – Gori-Tbilisi
Thursday 22nd April– Stepansminda-Tbilisi
Friday 23rd April – Zugdidi-Sukhum
Saturday 24th April – Sukhum surroundings
Sunday 25th April – Sukhum
Monday 26th April – Tbilisi
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
• Nagorno-Karabakh & Abkhazia visas/permits
• Iranian visa code
• Accommodation in twin-share / dorm rooms as per itinerary
• Breakfasts and lunches
• All transportation to complete the tour
• Experienced YPT guide throughout and local guides in each place
• Entrance fees unless specified
•Single supplement (€430)
•Tips for guides (we suggest about €5 per day)
•Personal expenses & services not included in the above
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.