Iran Culinary Tour Package is a 10 days and 10 nights Iran Food Tour.
Our Iran Culinary Tour is recommended for travelers who want to explore and taste traditional Persian foods, culture, and history all together.
During your Iran Culinary Tour, you will learn how to make your own Persian food by helping an Iranian family or you can just sit back and see the procedure and then come to the table to enjoy your meal.
By Iran culinary tour, you make your way through Shiraz, Yazd, Isfahan, and Tehran as well as Abyaneh and Kashan.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Based on your request
Private Bathroom included
Iran is Packed with delicious foods, rich culture and History.
Persian food and cuisine is one of the most delicious and mouthwatering styles of cooking.
Iran is a multicultural country and its food is heavily influenced by climate, culture, history, religions and traditions. Therefore, rich and fresh ingredients. The variety of culinary delights make Iran a wonderful and remarkable destination for food trips.
So in our Iran Culinary Tour we put our main cities including the highlights to explore the rich history and culture. Besides, you can taste the local foods and sweets of each city.
Fresh green herbs, rice, vegetables, lamb, fish, chicken, saffron, dried lime, mint…are main Persian food ingredients.
Tea, coffee and Dough (a sour drink made from Yogurt and water and mint) are common popular beverages here.
We want you to see how our main fresh bread, and sweets are made in the bakeries and workshops.
You will experience common foods you must try in Iran Like Dizi, Kebab (Barg, Koobideh, Joojeh, Sheeshlik) at restaurants and some of the traditional local dishes at an Iranian house’s kitchen like Fesenjan, Ghormeh Sabzi and Kalampolo.
Our clients are able to choose their own menu or leave it to us to arrange it in the best way.
So if you are looking for something different, take our Iran Culinary Tour Package and join us for a surprising holiday, full of local cuisine, traditions, culture, laughter and friendship…You won’t regret it.
Arrive at the airport, transfer to the hotel for some rest.
Your adventure begins in Shiraz.
We have selected the famous Pink mosque of Shiraz as your first stop. Nasir-Al-Molk mosque (Pink mosque) is a magical place of faith, colors and lights. You can take beautiful pictures there.
Then you can walk to the Narenjestan or Qavam house. The house was built in the Qajar era and has a tiny colorful room in its quiet garden.
Afterwards you see Madres-e-Khan, one of the first religious schools from the 16th century.
Next we head to the Vakil Complex including Vakil Bazaar, Bath, Mosque, Citadel and Saray-e-Moshir (located in the Bazaar). All of the complex was built during the ruling period of Karim Khan e Zand. At the time you spend in the Complex
you will find out about the society of Iran’s past life such as trading, ruling, praying and health care.
Your afternoon will start with Eram Garden, the most beautiful garden in the south of Iran. Eram Garden’s building has the most magnificent plaster works at its palace. You will enjoy the noiselessness and lovely atmosphere of the garden since it has been the lovers’ place in Shiraz as the Love Lock bridge for Paris.
Then we go to the Hafez tomb. Hafez is one of the greatest poets in the history of literature of Iran. He was a Persian poet who “lauded the joys of love and wine but also targeted religious hypocrisy”
Continuing Shiraz’s cultural route will take us to Saadi tomb. He is known for the depth of his social and moral thoughts.
The first day in Shiraz will end by visiting Ali-Ebn-E-Hamzeh Shrine. You can forget about all of your worries and tiredness in the pacification of the shrine.
The second day will start with an excursion to Persepolis. You will be welcomed by the great stairway of Takht-e-Jamshid with the shape of two hands waiting to embrace the hosts. You will notice the low riser of the stairs which allows many people to go upstairs together. This design refers to the fact that Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire.
The next stop is Naqsh-e-Rostam, a cliff that has been crafted by hand, with several figures at the height of 10 to 15 meters.
Also, we go to Naqsh-e-Rajab which is a very similar place to the Naqsh-e-Rostam because of its design. But the difference between these two places is that the Naqsh-e-Rostam is a multi-tomb place but the Naqsh-e-Rajab figures describe a coronation ceremony for three kings of Persia.
Finally, you will have a culinary night at an Iranian traditional house for dinner. You can cook your first Iranian meal with the help of our chef.
By the morning you will drive toward Yazd, visiting Pasargadae. Pasargadae is one of heritages left behind from the Achaemenid dynasty. The complex has the tomb of Cyrus the Great and his son Cambyses, a Citadel and a Caravanserai. Continuing our way to the Yazd we will visit Abarkuh. The city that has the second cypress tree in the world in terms of age.
You will stay overnight at Zein o din Caravanserai, the first circular caravanserai built in Iran (an isolated caravansary to explore the glamorous night sky and gazing at the stars).
In the morning you will leave the Caravanserai heading to the Yazd.
In Yazd you’ll start with the tower of silence, a kind of cemetery that Zoroastrians used to build. You will clearly see how much nature was important for Zoroastrians according to their traditions for burying corpses. The next destination, the Yazd Atash Behram fire temple which is one of few fire temples that is still alive from the Sassanid era until now. You can explore the praying ethics of Zoroastrians there.
The Third destination for you in Yazd will be Dowlat Abad Garden. The most significant thing about the garden is its ventilator tower which has a height of 40 meters! This ventilator tower is the tallest adobe one in the world.
After that you will step into the biggest historical sites of Iran with about 890 hectares of area! When you walk in the Historic City of Yazd, the walls, the pavement, clear sky, all together does not let you think of anything but calmness.
The next place, the Jame Mosque which is a perfect example of the Azari genre of architecture.
Amir Chakhmagh complex is your next place to visit. Around the square we can find a Tekiyeh which is a place where Shia Muslims gather for mourning of the Muharram. Also a mosque and a bazaar are located around the square. The mosque has a white plastering decoration with blue mosaics.
And at last in the square you will visit Alexander’s Prison.
After Amir Chakhmagh Square you will go to Saheb a Zaman Zurkhaneh (Iranians historical gym) which is built in the place of The cavernous ab anbar (water reservoir).
Next stop is the Water museum which is 124-year-old. The museum shows the techniques that Iranians have used for almost 4 millennia to build subterranean canals naming Qantas.
And at the end of the day you will visit a confectionary shop to explore baking sweets like Ghotab & Baghlava.
By the start of the day you’ll Drive to Isfahan via Meybod to visit pigeon tower & Narin Qal’eh which is another adobe citadel that was built 2000 years ago. Then we head to Naiin to visit Jame Mosque, Pirnia traditional house, trader’s house which was purchased to preserve some of the traditional aspects of Iranian life.
Based on the time, we can visit Rigareh Watermill, Aba Bafi workshop and Muhammadieh castle. Overnight Isfahan
The 6th day will start with a world heritage site, Meidan Imam which is recorded by UNESCO. It is Also known as Naqshe Jahan Square. Naqshe Jahan square was the place where the king and people met so it is also called The Royal Square too.
At the western side of the square you’ll find the Ali Qapu palace, one of the very first multi floor buildings in Iran.Standing at the south side of the square is Shah Mosque, one of the Islamic era architecture masterpieces.
At the east side of the square we have Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque with its rich tile works.
Then along the Zayanderud River, you will visit Khajoo and Sio Seh pol bridges, two brick bridges that were made in Safavid era.
After that we will go to Chehel Sotoun Palace. The palace’s architecture is from the Safavid era and it has a specific design with 20 columns. You can see the reflection of these columns in the pool , in front of the palace.
The day will end by visiting some of the confectionery of famous sweets of Isfahan like Gaz and Sohan.
The last day in Isfahan starts with the Armenian quarter of Isfahan called Jolfa. Also Vank cathedral with its magnificent architecture and frescos is located there.
Then you will go to the Fire temple of Isfahan. The temple is set on a hill which has a height of 100 meters with its adobe building.
After that you go to the Ali Gholi Agha Hamaam from the Safavid era.
The next destination would be The Jame Mosque of Isfahan which reflects Byzantine and classical art in the form of a traditional Islamic building.
The last place you will visit in Isfahan is Hasht Behesht Palace. The palace is made of 8 summer houses on two floors.
By the end of the day you drive to Abyaneh & will stay overnight in Abyaneh.
After visiting the red village of abyaneh you will head to Kashan.
By one-day staying in Kashan we will cover Fin Garden, Agha Bozorg Mosque, Borujerdi House and Tabatabaei house, Sialk Mound and a lunch or dinner with an Iranian family.
The morning of the 9th will begin with heading your way to Tehran.
Golestan palace complex which is also a world heritage site recorded by UNESCO is the first site you will visit in Tehran. The complex includes 13 palaces which are the remaining of 19. The most significant palace of the complex is Shams Ol Emareh which was built during the Qajar dynasty.
The next place to visit is the National museum beside the Jewelry Museum Where the Imperial crown jewels of Iran are kept.
The Tehran Grand Bazaar is the next place you will visit. Bazaar is more than 10 kilometers long which makes it one of the longest historic bazaars in the world.
As an expression in Farsi “you can even find hen’s milk & human life” there. The expression refers to the fact that you can find everything in the Bazaar, even the things that cannot be found anywhere else !!
And at last you will explore how our Sangak and Barbary bread bakeries work.
The last day If you are not vegetarian, you will be served with a delicious dish, Halim (includes meat, wheat, barley) with fresh bread for breakfast. Then start your tour of Tehran by visiting Tabiat Bridge (Nature Bridge) which is the largest pedestrian bridge in Iran with 270meter/890ft. along with several restaurants and food courts.
Then you can enjoy the fresh air and rural neighborhood in North Tehran, Darband. It’s a trial where you can find Hookah lounges and local Dried Fruit shops while you walk along the river.
After hiking you visit Sa’dabad complex, the main house where Reza Shah and his son Mohammad Reza Pahlavi lived. This complex has 18 palaces which turned to the museum after the Islamic Revolution of Iran.
Before going to the airport for your departure flight, You’ll have Lunch or dinner at a local Iranian house.
Iran is a safe country and it has a great level of medical range but anyway, caution is necessary for any country while you are traveling.
Our Agency accepts both Euro and dollars (USD).
For your other costs in Iran, you need to bring Euros and dollars in cash then you can easily change them at the exchange offices.
The currency in Iran is Rial and all of the bills are according to it. All money should be exchanged with Rial, but you will also hear about Toman so don’t get confused. For example, 100,000 Rials equals 10,000 Tomans or 10000 Rials equals 1000 Tomans.
Please be informed that credit cards don’t work in Iran and all expenses here should be paid in cash in the local market.
A few souvenir shops accept credit cards.
There are dress codes in Iran that you need to follow but don’t worry, the rules of the wear in Iran aren’t so strict for tourists and foreigners.
Women can wear tunic, jeans, loose pants, long ankle skirt and scarf (Hijab in Iran is compulsory) and Men can wear everything except short pants that end above or at the knee.
In case you wish to cancel your tour and do not wish to reschedule the tour due to any reason the cancellation policy will be as follow
30 days prior to departure: 25% of total charge
Between 30 to 7 days prior to departure: 50% of total charges
Less than 7 days prior to departure or no show: 100% of total charges.