Deep into the Sassanid Era in Bishapur

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11 Hours

Tour Type

Iran Villages

Private Tour




On this excursion to the Sassanid sites in the suburbs of Shiraz, we will see the remains of the last emperors of old Persia before the Islamic era. They used to rule a huge area, in today’s geographical map consisting of Iran, Iraq, the Caucasus, Egypt, Turkey, Central Asia, Yemen, Pakistan, and parts of Eastern Arabia. Bishapur was one of the most important bases of the Sassanid kings.

During this one-day excursion, we will visit the Anahita Temple, Valerian Palace and the ancient city itself. Wandering around these somehow well-preserved sites, we will learn about the lifestyle of Iranians before the adoption of Islam. Moving on, we will see the local stores and you can buy souvenirs if you like.

The next highlight to explore is the famous Tange Chogan which is located close to the Chogan River and hence has always been considered a pleasant place. Except for the historical and cultural value, the eye-catching rock formations make the area interesting from the natural viewpoint too. We will also have the option to visit Shapur Cave, situated in the mountainous parts with about 2 hours of hiking.

Tour duration is from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.


  • Exploring Bishapur ancient city
  • Learning about the Sassanid era in Iran’s history
  • Exploration of natural beauties in Shiraz suburbs
  • Chogan Gorge River
  • Valerian Palace
  • Tange Chogan


Tour Location


All transportations
Pick-up from your location in Shiraz
Drop-off at your location in Shiraz
Professional English speaking tour guide
Daily refreshments Free
Any type of insurance
Entrance fees



Important Notes

Things to know
- Since we will be out from 8:00 in the morning to 6:00 in the evening, be sure to have comfortable shoes.
Cancellation policy
From 7-2 days prior to arrival: 30% Less than 2 days or no show: 60%
Flexible itinerary
Since this is a private tour, upon your request, the itinerary can be modified.


Where does the tour start and end?
The tour starts from and finishes in Shiraz, at your location.
Can we finish the tour earlier?
Upon your request, some attractions can be skipped to save time.
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.
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.


Very Good
Based on 3 reviews
Very Good

gabby miller

11/18/2021 08:46

Shiraz and Bishapur tour

I am happy with my booking at Exotigo, easy online booking with my credit card and good customer service

Olga petrovich

05/16/2021 13:45


Farzam is a fantastic guide, extremely knowledgeable about the history of every place we visited! Very accommodating as well.

pretty darntall

04/13/2021 06:06

Bishapur tour

Great experience. The driver came to fetch us earlier than expected using a land cruiser. Then the drive is about 30 mins to the Bishapur. for me as I love historical site that was the must-see site in Iran. If you have enough time in Shiraz, I really recommend this tour.
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