Shiraz Outskirt's Greatest Highlights in One Day - Persepolis tour


Excellent from 4 reviews
100% of guests recommend


8 Hours

Tour Type

Daily Tours

Private Tour




By itself, Shiraz is one of the most important highlights of Iran which is never missed by tourists visiting the country. Apart from the atmosphere and kind, lovely people, the ancient and historical sites mainly remaining from the Achaemenid and Sassanid times are of the highest value for the visitors of this splendid city and its suburbs. During this one-day tour to the outskirts of Shiraz, we will visit Persepolis, Necropolis of Naghsh-e Rustam and Pasargadae, the ruins of the ancient greatest empire of the ancient world.

Driving to a World UNESCO Heritage Site of Pasargadae, we will pay a visit to the tomb of Cyrus the Great and also see the remains of the royal gardens and palaces of the Achaemenid dynasty.

Moving on and driving back towards Shiraz we will stop at another amazing UNESCO Heritage Site of Persepolis. Known as Takht-e Jamshid among Iranians, Persepolis used to be the ceremonial capital of the Persian Empire when Darius was ruling the country and located at a distance of about 60 km from the current city of Shiraz. There’s a lot to explore and we will spend quite a good time here after having our lunch.

After you get a deep understanding of the ancient Persian culture and history, we will move to the rock reliefs of Naghsh-e Rustam located a short distance from the glorious Persepolis. There are four tombs of great kings carved into the rock faces at a high distance from the ground.

Altogether, the tour is a great opportunity to explore the Achaemenid remains of the outskirts of Shiraz with good convenience by the accompany of a knowledgeable local guide.

Tour duration is from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.


  • Deep exploration of the ancient time remains of Persepolis
  • Visiting the glorious necropolis of Naqsh-e Rostam
  • Pasargadae


Tour Location



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



Important Notes

Things to know
- Since it's in southern Iran and it will be too hot from June to September, be sure to carry sunglasses, sunscreen and hats to protect yourself from the sun. - Wearing comfortable shoes is highly recommended.
Cancellation policy
From 7-2 days prior to arrival: 30% Less than 2 days or no show: 60%
Flexible itinerary
As a private tour, the itinerary will be modified as per your desire. You may shorten or extend the tour duration by adding or removing some sithseeing.


Where does the tour start and end?
The tour starts from and finishes in Shiraz, at your location.
Can we finish the tour earlier or later?
Upon your request, some attractions can be skipped to save time or you may extend the tour longer as per your desire.
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.
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).


Based on 4 reviews
Very Good

Jcky8 Sg8

03/22/2022 05:13

Persepolis and Naqshe Rostam tour

We were guided by a true tourguide, he explained just nice, not a long story and not so summarised. Persepolis and Naqeshe Rostam tour probably would be my top 3 destinations in Iran

Chiara Pirlo

10/28/2021 05:59

Persepolis tour

The tour was including Persepolis, Naghshe rostam and Pasargadae (the tomb of great Cyrus). amazing ancient site and history. One more thing that is really good to have while visiting historical sites is having a tour guide that can adapt himself with what he will be expected. like when the tour guide feels that the travellers are not interested in too many historical details, so he needs to stop explaining in that way.

Nicholas JH

10/05/2021 09:22

Shiraz excursion tour

Our tour guide was just nice the person we looking for. not talkative and a good photographer. whenever we asked for some more info, he openly explain some helpful detail and actually he skillfully go with the flow like make our itinerary as flexible as possible based on our request. Great day

Berry Gwan

07/01/2021 07:11

Shiraz one day tour

Wonderful tour. Even though the pink Mosque was under renovation, we had a bless time going around Persepolis and visiting beautiful places as the Naqshe Rostam, the Pasargadae. The guide, Majid, who spoke English and Spanish was wonderful, very knowledgeable, and provided a lot of information of these historical places. We were delighted.
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