Persian Food Tasting in Northern-Iran

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100% of guests recommend

Duration

8 Days

Tour Type

Food Tours

Private Tour

Location

Iran

Overview

Many tourists love to experience tasting local foods of the country they are traveling to, but some will only travel to taste foods! In this 8-day Persian food tasting tour, we will travel in northern and north-western Iran with our main focus on exploring local foods of every region. Every corner of Iran has its own variety of cuisine and specialty, with different flavors from sweet to sour. This tour will also give us the chance to explore some behind-the-scene food experiences which are not available in other classic tours!

Starting from the capital city of Tehran, we will start tasting Iranian food by the most well-known one, Dizi or Abgousht. Later on, moving to the north-west of the country, we will get to know the culture and food of Azeris in Tabriz. The city is famous for its variety of sweets from which Nougat is the world-famous one. We will also taste Koofte Tabrizi as local food in the area. Moving to Ardabil, we will taste some famous local stews like Ashe Dough (made with vegetables and yogurt), Ashe Miveh (Fruits stew) and Torshi Garma.

The next destinations are close to the Caspian Sea beach, some green cities with their special nature. We will taste a special-made cookie known as Kolouche Fooman and visit the local bazaar of Rasht. Rasht is a UNESCO registered city as the creative city of gastronomy. We have the opportunity to taste Kateh Kebab, Baghali Ghatogh, Mirza Ghasemi and Torshi Kebab (Sour Kebab). The last city is Qazvin, where we will taste Qeimeh Nesar a special stew containing different nuts like pistachio and served with white rice.

Altogether, we will taste the foods including Aabgousht, Koofteh Tabrizi, Ash-e Dough, Ash-e Miveh, Torshi Garma Stew, Mirza Ghassemi, Baghali Ghatogh, Qeimeh Nesar along with sweets and snacks of the cities we are visiting.

In case you are among those who love to get to know a country by its food, do not miss the chance to participate in this tour!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tasting local foods in all the main cities of the northern and north-western Iran
  • Learning about the ingredients, recipes and serving of local foods
  • Shopping food souvenirs of the visiting cities
  • Visiting the most important highlights of the cities
  • Paying a visit to the kitchens where the food is getting ready

Itinerary

Tour Location

Included/Excluded

Accommodation in 4* hotel (7 nights)
All breakfasts
All transportations and transfers
6 Meals (Half Board)
Professional English-speaking tour guide
Domestic flight (Tehran-Tabriz)
Daily refreshments
Visa reference code
Tips
Meals (except for the 6 mentioned)
Any type of insurance
Visa label fee
International flights

Theme

Sightseeing
Food & Culinary
Activity & Experience
Shopping

Destinations

Tehran
Tabriz
Rasht
Qazvin
Ardabil

Important Notes

Things to know
- The standard itinerary and price quoted here can be amended according to your international flight schedule. - Be noted that the tour starts and finishes in Tehran.
Cancellation policy
Up to 30 days prior to arrival: 5% From 30-20 days prior to arrival: 25% From 19-8 days prior to arrival: 50% From 7-2 days prior to arrival: 75% Less than 2 days or no show: 100%

FAQs

Can I change/Modify my itinerary?
Yes, of course. Our travel experts suggest the most important highlights, however as a private tour, you can choose your personal favorite attractions and activities.
Where does the tour start and end?
The tour starts in Tehran by picking you up from the IKA airport and finishes in Tehran by drop off at the IKA airport.
How long before a trip should I book?
In high season months like April, May, September, and October hotels, tours and driver guides will be sold out very soon. Hence, it is better to book your trip as soon as you can.
Can you provide the tour in other languages?
The default tour-guide for the tour is English-speaking. However, upon your request we can check the possibility to have a tour guide in another language. It may include an extra cost.
Can I cancel some activities/attractions I’m not interested in?
Since this is a private tour, upon your request, some attractions can be skipped or added (in a way the total number of them is the same as the itinerary and there’s no extra cost).
Is it possible to skip some attractions to save more time for others?
Upon your request, some attractions can be skipped to save time and spend it in other ones.
Are arrival and departure airport transfers included in the tour package?
Of course. Both arrival and departure airport transfers for your international flights are included with the company of your tour guide.
Is it possible to book this trip with some of my friends?
Sure. Our private tours are held between one person to large groups. You can choose your fellow travelers by scrolling down adults number at the right side of page.

Reviews

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Dielle Doll

04/30/2021 06:47

Persian food Tour

2020 was a difficult year to travel, but if you can make it, it is all worth it! Given the various restrictions imposed on tourism during this period, Exotigo still delivered a rich and smooth programme: food was great, tours are interesting, hotels are comfortable and in great locations, and the cooking class is particularly fun. We focused on the food aspects in this tour, the knowledge behind the food provided great insight into Iranian people, history and culture. Pejman was hands-on all way through the tour to make sure everything went well, and all the guides are professional, knowledgable, and helped us to make the most of the trip during this difficult time.
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sandy traveller

04/15/2021 04:56

Iran food tour

I have travelled different countries and one of the first things I'm interested in any land is the unique food I'm offered. I knew that middle east is one of the most recommendable places on Earth to enjoy food. These guys did their best and professionally to introduce Iranian food and I loved it.
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t aylormade

04/14/2021 05:48

Off beaten Iran

I am not sure this tour considered as off-beaten or not but literally, I can say for those who love experience local culture and local food and Iranian cuisine that would not be anything better than this tour. You have to take care as Iranian cuisine usually contain lots of oil and possibly that's why it's delicious so do not eat so much.
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