Firuzabad and Its Vicinity Close to Shiraz

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11 Hours

Tour Type

Iran Villages

Private Tour




In an excursion to the outskirts of Shiraz, we will explore the Sassanid city of Firuzabad along with a visit to the tents of nomads living nearby. The tour will start from Qaleh Dokhtar, continuing to Ardeshir Babakan Palace, enjoying nature, visiting the nomadic tents and finally the round-shape city of Firuzabad.

Qaleh Dokhtar is located on a mountainous hill for which we will have a climbing of 300 meters. It’s known as the first construction of Ardeshir, the founder of the Sassanid dynasty in Iran. There are some gorgeous carvings on this site made of stone and plaster. The next highlight of the tour is Ardeshir Babakan Palace’s ruins. Although being destroyed during the time, the exquisite decorations are still eye-catching. There’s a fire temple on the east side of the palace where was used as a prayer house for the Zoroastrians.

Visiting these archaeological sites and learning about the Sassanid era, we will enjoy spending some time in a valley close to the ancient city of Firuzabad and then visit the tents of Qashqai Nomads. Along with getting familiar with their intriguing lifestyle, you can buy their products as souvenirs.

The last visit will be to Firuzabad city itself which was known as Ardeshir Khoreh in the old times. There’s a minaret in the middle of the city which used to be a symbol of the kingdom's power.

Being an architectural, archeological and natural tour, it will also give you the opportunity to get to know the nomads’ lifestyle in their tents.

Tour duration is from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.


  • Exploring the Sassanid city of Firuzabad
  • Learning about the Sassanid era in Iran’s history
  • Visiting Ardeshir Babakan Palace
  • Visiting Qal'eh Dokhtar Castle
  • Exploring the natural beauties in Shiraz suburbs
  • Enjoying some time in nomad tents and get to know their lifestyle


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


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Important Notes

Things to know
- Since we will be out from 8:00 in the morning to 7:00 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. The tour can be shortened or extended, also some attractions can be added or skipped.


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.


Based on 2 reviews
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adamm farhat

05/30/2021 12:02

Firuzabad and Ardeshir Babakan

The tour was a quite unexpected pleasure with full of interesting items that tour guide revealed for us one by one. sometimes you will be received more than what you expected. this tour was full of everything including Iran's nature, Iran's history and Iran's local culture.

t aylormade

04/14/2021 06:20

Shiraz Nomad

We put one more day extra for Shiraz and I was heard that around Shiraz there are some historical sites and also Nomad tribe which is worth visiting. We stay for a couple of hours in tent with Qashqai tribe, amazing and unique local experience when you see they made food and clothes out of nature.
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