Persian Empire Tour :: Iran Classical Tours
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Persian Empire Tour :: Iran Classical Tours

In “Persian Empire” tour, the greatness of Persian Empire will be known for you. In ancient time, Iran (also known as Persia) was one of the first and most important civilizations of the world. The great Achaemenid dynasty was the first Persian Empire (550-330 BC) which was the largest empire of the world and extended over three continents; Asia, Africa and Europe.
There are many spectacular monuments from this era among which the noticeable Persepolis is shining. In “Persian Empire” tour, you will visit the magnificent structures of this ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire and also the Necropolis (Naqsh-e Rustam), a series of elaborated tombs cut into the cliffs of the mountains. Another brilliant structure from Achaemenid Empire is “Apadana”, the Palace of Darius in Susa, another capital of the Achaemenid Empire. In ancient city of Susa, you will also visit “Chogha Zanbil”, the oldest existing Ziggurat which dates back to the Elamite period (1250 BC). Ziggurats were pyramid-shaped temples for worshiping gods. In that time, it was believed that these massive structures could unite heaven and earth and connected people to the gods.
Another outstanding highlight of “Persian Empire” tour is the town of Shushtar and its historical and mysterious hydraulic system with its magnificently designed water mills, dams, tunnels and canals. This complex is an irrigation system from the Sassanid era which supplied water to residents and farmers in this area. You won’t miss the ancient city of Bishapur and its remarkable rock reliefs among which “Tange Chogan” is most magnificent one that is illustrated by images of Sassanid kings as well as polo scenes.
In this special package, you will visit more impressive and ancient monuments date back to other Persian Empires such as Safavid, Zand and Qajar dynasties; monuments such as the grand Arg of Karim Khan, the beautiful Pink Mosque with unique colored window glass, both in Shiraz, and the Naqsh-e Jahan Square with its stunning surrounding mosques, palace and bazaar in addition to beautiful Persian Gardens and historical houses in cities of Isfahan and Kashan.
If you are interested in history and great empires of ancient time, it’s time to get itchy feet and join us in this special tour to Iran.


  • Duration : 10 days & 9 nights
  • Country : Iran
  • Destinations : Tehran (1) – Ahwaz (1) - Kazerun (1) – Shiraz (2) –Yasuj (1) - Isfahan (2) – Kashan (1) – Tehran
  • Tour Runnig : Every Month
  • Starting Point : Tehran
  • Ending Point : Tehran
Footsteps of Persian Empire Tour with Fotros Agency


Persian Empire Tour ITINERARY

Day 1


Arrival in Tehran, Transfer to hotel. Visit National Museum of Iran (Which consist of two parts, the Museum of Ancient Iran, and the Islamic Era. It contains pottery, ceramics, Bronze, books, coins and other archaeological gems from excavations all over Iran). From there, we will go to Glass and Ceramic Museum, Golestan Palace (Former royal Qajar complex) and Grand Bazaar of Tehran. O/N in Tehran.

Day 2

Tehran - Ahwaz (827 km)

After breakfast, fly to Ahwaz. In Ahwaz, visit Ancient city of Susa (120km) (Archaeologists have traced the evidence of continual habitation as far as 7000 BC, but the first settlements estimated around 4000 BC. Most of what is still remaining today constructed during the reign of Darius, including the Apadana Palace.) Visit Ziggurat of Choqa Zanbil, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Chogha Zanbil is one of the remaining ziggurats outside of Mesopotamia which was built around 1250 BC during the Elamites by King Untash Napirisha. Drive to town of Dezful, Sushtar and visit Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, a series of dams, canals, tunnels and watermills which form a complex irrigation system. O/N in Ahwaz.

Tehran - Ahwaz (827 km)
Day 3

Ahwaz - Kazerun (438km)

After breakfast, drive to Kazerun via Ramhormoz, Gachsaaraan and Nour abad (small towns we will pass by or visit en route). Visit Bishapur, ``the beautiful city of Shapur`` where is excavated by French archaeologists in the late 1930s, and Tange Chogan reliefs en route. O/N in Village stay.

Ahwaz - Kazerun (438km)
Day 4

Kazerun - Shiraz (147km)

After breakfast, drive to Shiraz. Visit vast green Dasht-e Arjan (Arjhan Plain) en route where is home to thousands migratory birds annually. Continue the way to Shiraz and visit Narenjestan Garden (Qavam House) or Eram Botanical Garden (optional), Arg of Karim Khan (Karim Khan Citadel), Nasir-ol Molk Mosque, known as Pink Mosque with mesmerizing glass works on the windows. O/N in Shiraz.

Kazerun - Shiraz (147km)
Day 5


After breakfast, drive to Marvdasht region to visit Persepolis, the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Persepolis is a unique archaeological site because of the quality of the monumental ruins, its urban planning, construction technology and unique art. After Persepolis, visit Naghsh-e Rustam (Necropolis) which is on an overlooking cliff with reliefs belong to Elamite, Achaemenids and the Sassanid era. Necropolis is a series of four rock-tombs. Persepolis and Necropolis are both UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Iran and around 60 km away from Shiraz. Return to Shiraz. At night, visit Mausoleum of Hafez and Sa’adi. O/N in Shiraz.

Day 6

Shiraz – Yasuj (221km)

After breakfast, drive to Yasuj, visit Abshar-e Margoun (snake like waterfall) a 70- meter waterfall with 100 meters width which is one of the most beautiful and attractive waterfalls of Iran. In this area, there is a picturesque view of many gardens and springs. O/N in Yasuj.

Shiraz – Yasuj (221km)
Day 7

Yasuj - Isfahan (325km)

After breakfast, drive to Isfahan via Semirom and Shahreza (small towns we will pass by or visit en route). Visit rice planting process (in case it is the rice planting season) and oak jungles en route. At night, stroll along Khajou Bridge in Isfahan. O/N in Isfahan.

Yasuj - Isfahan (325km)
Day 8


After breakfast, visit Naqsh-e Jahan Square (the second largest city squares in the world and an outstanding example of Iranian and Islamic architecture. Built in the early 17th century, the square contains Imam Mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Ālī Qāpū palace, and traditional bazaar.) Visit Chehel Sotun palace, another example of a Persian garden used for holding religious-national ceremonies and royal festivals. At night, stroll along Sio-se Pol (33 Bridge). O/N in Isfahan.

Day 9

Isfahan - Kashan (219 km)

After breakfast, visit Vank Cathedral, a complex where you can see one of the first printing offices in Iran, a museum and the main cathedral. Fine paintings and gilded carvings and the rich tile work add up to the beauty and importance of this monument. Drive to Kashan, visit Fin garden. This garden is an example of the large formal gardens of the Safavid period and Designed for Shah Abbas I. The garden's unique irrigation system was designed by Ghiath od-Din Jamshid-e-Kashani. Visit Tabatabaeis and Boroujerdis house, historical houses in town of Kashan. O/N in Kashan.

Isfahan - Kashan (219 km)
Day 10

Kashan – IKA (207km)

After breakfast, visit Tepe Sialk (Silak Hill), an ancient Zigurat, a large archeological site which built around the 3000 BC. Zigurats were temples to worship. Drive to IKA to fly back home.

Kashan – IKA (207km)


  • Visa services in Iran

  • 3-star accommodation with breakfast

  • Airport transfer (to and from)

  • Inland transfers with professional drivers and best quality land vehicles

  • Domestic flights

  • Full-time experienced professional tour guide

  • All entrance fees, sightseeing, permits, excursions and activities as per the

  • Mid-day refreshment includes a bottle of mineral water per day


  • Insurance

    • International flight

    • Tips (in restaurants and for guide and/or driver) and portage

    • Entrance fees for sights which are not included in the itinerary



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