Experience hospitable Iranians with friendly faces, ancient History and Timeless charms!

 

Iran culinary tour/12days                                                                                                                                              

Tehran–Shiraz–Yazd-Esfahan-Abyane-Kashan

 

Highlights:

Discover a diverse culinary culture throughout the country because of different climates, a wide range of fruits, vegetables, herbs and an ancient history. Adore the Persian cuisine cooked at home and served with Iranian bread and also a variety of sweets that you are going to see how they make them visiting their workshops and lots of historical places. Cook, taste and eat Persian food at hospitable Iranian homes!

Experience hospitable Iranians with friendly faces, ancient History and delicious Persian food!

 

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arriving Tehran, visiting Tehran

Visit the Archaeological Museum, National Jewels Museum and Golestan Palace museum and traditional bazaar, then transfer to the airport to fly to Shiraz(about an hour flight).Overnight Shiraz.

Day 02: Shiraz

In the morning visit Nasirol-Molk mosque and Narenjestan Garden & museum, the traditional bakery of “Sangak and Barbari”, Noodle workshop of “Faloude” (a desert that consists of starch, rosewater, sugar), and your evening will be allocated to your culinary experience. For today’s dinner you will be presented how to cook Iranian cuisine called KalamPolo, okra stew (Khoreshte Bamiye) as main courses, traditional Iranian beverage (Sharbat) as starter, and Ranginak (Date and walnuts) as dessert. Overnight Shiraz

Day 3:  Shiraz

In the morning you will visit Eram garden, tomb of Hafez and Saadi, shrine of Aliebn hamze, then in the afternoon visit Vakil complex (Bazaar, Citadel and Bath). Overnight Shiraz

Day 4:  Zeinodin

Drive to Zeinodin, en-route visit the word heritages of Persepolis and Naghsh-e-Rostam (Necropolis) and Abarkooh ice house and an old Cypress tree, and for dinner you will have Iranian dishes. Overnight Zeinodin

Day 5:  Yazd

Drive to Yazd to visit the Zoroastrian Towers of Silence, and the Fire Temple, Henna pounding workshop, then go to visit traditional bakery and crisped bakery and in the evening to an Iranian traditional gym. Overnight Yazd.

Day 6:  Yazd

Visit Amirchakhmaq square, Dowlat Abad garden, Jame Mosque and the old town and in the evening you will have your dinner with a Yazdi family cooking an Iranian cuisine called gheimeh Yazdi stew, Fesenjan stew and rice. Overnight Yazd.

Day 7: Isfahan

Drive to Isfahan while visiting “Arde” (sesame paste) workshop in Ardekan, and old cloak weaving workshops in Naien, and the famous historical bridges of Isfahan. Overnight Isfahan.

Day 8: Isfahan

Early in the morning you will see the traditional Isfahanian breakfast shop (Depending on season: “Halim and Adas”,” Aash”,” Fereni”, “Samanoo”), then visit the UNESCO World Heritage of Royal (Naghshe Jahan) Square: the second biggest square in the world including (Ali Qapu Palace, Imam Mosque, Sheikh-Lotfollah Mosque, Bazaar) and Chehel sotun palace (40 pillars) and hasht behesht garden and palace. Then for experience Iranian traditional beverages you will have a rest in a SHARBAR SARA. Overnight Isfahan.

Day 9: Isfahan

Visit the Friday Mosque, Armenian cathedral (Vank Church) and go to visit “Gaz” and “Sohan” “Poolaki”, manufactory (Isfahan souvenirs). Overnight Isfahan.

Day 10: Abyaneh –Kashan

Drive to Kashan, on the way visit Abyaneh as one of the oldest villages in Iran and meet its people who still speak Old Persian and wear beautiful costumes, for today’s dinner you will be presented how to cook an Iranian cuisine called “Shefte somagh”. Then you will have the Persian dinner you have cooked . Overnight Kashan

Day 11: Kashan-Tehran

Visit Fin Garden, historical houses of Tabatabaie and Broojerdi, Stone mill which is used for grinding spices, cinnamon stick, turmeric, peppercorn in the traditional bazaar, sweet shops making Baqlava and cookies, Rose water extraction places to see how rose water, rose perfume etc. are produce, then drive to Tehran. Overnight Tehran.

Day 12: Tehran-Airport

Visiting Darband, Imamzade Saleh and Tajrish traditional bazaar in bazaar and  Transfer to IKA international airport.

 

 

Tour Details

(Iran culinary tour)

Duration: 12days

Itinerary: Tehran–Shiraz–Yazd-Esfahan-Abyane-Kashan

Group Size:  Min 2 – Max 20 or private tour

Best Time: All year round

Departs: weekly/on request

Tour Inclusions

Meals: breakfasts

Accommodation: 3-4 star hotels

Transport: flight, airport transfers, walking, public transportation: Bus, train, metro, taxi

Invitation letter for Iran visa

English speaking guide (driver guide)

A comfortable sedan car

Tour Exclusions

Lunch and dinner

Entrance fees

Tour Prices