Must-Sees of Tehran in One Day

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Duration

11 Hours

Tour Type

Daily Excursions

Private Tour

Location

Tehran

Overview

As the capital city of Iran, Tehran has a lot to offer to its tourists which mainly date back to the Qajar and Pahlavi eras (the last two dynasties before the revolution of 1979). Visiting the downtown attractions can take the visitor to the old Tehran with its all hustle and bustle. During this one-day Tehran Must-sees, we will start from Imam Khomeini Square (Mashq Square in the old times) and the historic buildings and museums in the neighborhood.

However, the most important ones we will spend more time on will be The National Garden gateway (Sar Dar-e Bagh Melli), National Museum of Iran, the Treasury of National Jewels and the Golestan Palace

We will spend some time in the National Museum of Iran also known as the Archeological Museum of Iran to visit its both parts as Pre-Islamic or Ancient Iran and Islamic Era Museums. The former has objects from ancient Persepolis, Chogha Zanbil, Susa and many more from pre-Islamic Iran. The latter, however, has wonderful exhibits from Abbasid, Seljuk, Ilkhanid, Safavid, Qajar periods, all displayed in chronological order. As an expert in Persian Art and History, your guide will explain you the secrets of 3 thousand years old civilization in detail.

No matter if you have or haven’t visited a jewelry museum before, you will bet astonished by the jewels in the National Museum of Jewelry (the Treasury of National Jewels). It’s located in the building of the Central Bank of Iran and displays hundreds of national treasures collected by different kings and dynasties of ancient Persia. Among all, we can name the highlights as Daria-I-Noor is the largest diamond of the historic World. The Peacock Throne, The Samarian Spinel, and Pahlavi Crown.

Last but not least, is the visit of the Golestan Palace as one of the oldest historic monuments in Tehran and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will visit the Reception Hall (Talar Salam), Royal Garden, Marble Throne (Eyvan Takhte-e-Marmar) and The Badgir (wind catcher) inside the palace-complex.

Now that you have visited historic Tehran with a company of a professional guide, you will see the whole city with a different look.

Tour duration is from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visiting the amazing Golestan Palace and learning about contemporary Iran
  • Exploring one of the most extraordinary museums of the world, Treasury of National Jewels
  • Going deep into the culture and history of the country in the National Museum of Iran
  • Imam Khomeini Square
  • The National Garden (Bagh Melli)

Itinerary

Tour Location

Included/Excluded

All transportations
Pick up from your location in Tehran
Drop off at your location in Tehran
Professional English-speaking Tour Guide
Entrance fees based on the itinerary
Daily refreshments
Tips
Meals
Any type of insurance
Personal expenses

Theme

Sightseeing
Archeology

Destinations

Tehran

Important Notes

Things to know
Jewelry Museum is closed on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. It will be replaced with Reza Abbasi Museum on Thursday and Friday and Malek Museum on Wednesday. Since we will be out from 9:00 in the morning to 7:00 in the evening and we will be walking for about 1-5 hours, be sure to have comfortable shoes.
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

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

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