This tour takes us to all of the major sites in Tehran as well as the ancient capitals of Shiraz and Esfahan, as well as being able to check out Southern Iraq.
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.
Tour begins in Tehran, but has been arranged with enough flexibility if people need to arrive or leave one day early. What makes this tour special is not just what we will be doing, but what we won’t be doing! All meals will be held in genuine restaurants used by local people, not tourists traps, nor will we be taken on expensive shopping trips.
We offer visa support for people of all nationalities (except for Israel). And if this was not enough, YPT will then proceed on to our group tour of southern Iraq! We conducted a research tour of Baghdad and beyond in April 2018. It proved to be not only very safe but incredibly informative & fascinating. The area is spoilt with world-class heritage and is completely unspoilt by tourism meaning we will feel like the only foreign travellers in town.
Monday October 7th – Tehran
Tuesday October 8th – Tehran
Wednesday October 9th – Tehran/ Shiraz
Thursday October 10th – Shiraz/Persepolis
Friday October 11th – Shiraz/Esfahan
Saturday October 12th – Esfahan
Sunday October 13th – Esfahan/Tehran
Monday October 14th – Tehran/Istanbul
Tuesday October 15th – Baghdad
Wednesday October 16th – Baghdad
Thursday October 17th – Karbala
Friday October 18th – Najaf
Saturday October 19th – Najaf/Basra
Sunday October 20th – Basra
Monday October 21st – Baghdad
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
– Visa support
– Accommodation on twin sharing basis with breakfast
– A/C transport and driver
– English speaking local guide and YPT guide
– Entrance Fees unless otherwise specified
– Flights in between Iran and Iraq and accommodation in Istanbul
– Visa application fees
– International air tickets to start and from end of tour
– Tips for the local guides and drivers
– Any other expenses specified on itinerary
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.