Uptown Tehran, Nature and Culture

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9 Hours

Tour Type

Daily Tours

Private Tour




The Metropolitan of Tehran with its wide diversity in culture from downtown to uptown has a lot to offer for the ones who are eager to discover the city. During this one-day tour in the northern part of Tehran, we will spend some time in Darband where is famous for its pleasant weather and natural beauties and also is a place that Tehranis spend their leisure time. While having a mountainous hiking trail, we will see lots of local stores selling different kinds of street food based on the season and loads of tea houses/restaurants on every corner.

Getting back down to the city, we will visit the Saadabad Palace Complex consisting of two main palaces of the White Palace and the Green Palace, some other small palaces and buildings which turned into museums after the Iran revolution in 1979 plus some gorgeous gardens. The main construction was built by Qajar dynasty and later on redesigned and completed by Pahlavis (1925-1979). The complex has a lot to offer which needs a one-week visit if you want to see the whole!

The next destination after lunch will be another lovely leisure-time place of the locals known as Bagh Ferdows. The area contains a splendid small beautiful building as the Cinema Museum located in the center of a lovely garden, cafes, a bookstore, and a small movie theater. You can see lots of young artists and teenagers hanging out in the neighborhood.

The last part of this one-day tour of uptown Tehran belongs to Tajrish, a well-known roundabout and its neighborhood consisting of Imamzadeh Saleh Shrine and Tajrish Bazaar. You can witness people from different ages, ethnicities and backgrounds visiting the holy shrine to show their respect and pray. And in Tajrish Bazaar we will see lots of locals doing their everyday shopping in one of the most famous bazaars in the city.

This tour will give you a deep understanding of the everyday life of locals living in Tehran by visiting the natural and cultural places in the northern part of the city.

Tour duration is from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.


  • Exploring the natural attractions of uptown Tehran
  • Short hiking in the northern Tehran mountainous part of Darband
  • Visiting Saadabad Palace Complex
  • Bagh Ferdows neighborhood and its live cultural attractions
  • Imamzadeh Saleh Shrine
  • Strolling in Tajrish Bazaar and see the local shops


Tour Location


All transportations
Pick-up from your location in Tehran
Drop-off at your location in Tehran
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 9:00 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
As a private tour, upon your request, some attractions can be skipped to save time or some sightseeing can be added.


Where does the tour start and end?
The tour starts from and finishes in Tehran, at your location.
Can we finish the tour earlier or extend later?
Upon your request, some attractions can be skipped to save time or some sightseeing can be added.
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 3 reviews
Very Good

gabby miller

11/18/2021 08:45

Tehran, Darband tour

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

Nayla Vee

05/08/2021 04:46

Tehran one day tour

It was a very nice tour. We went around Old Tehran and down to the Palaces then had a nice breakfast and then back to the start point. Our guide, Jalal was very good. He knew exactly where to go down all those narrow streets of Old Tehran and he would stop to share some information about historical buildings. Darband was excellent as he was in charge of bringing up the rear. He made sure all were safe when crossing the busy streets. All-in-all, it was a very nice tour.

t aylormade

04/14/2021 05:52

Tehran Tour

Booked it for a winter season tour. It was not a crowded tour. In fact, it feels like a private tour as there was just me and another girl. I had a tour guide with a heavy beard. (I don't recall his name). He is very knowledgeable and was very ready to take our questions. He brought us along northern part of Tehran which was quite modern. we did hiking and also visit some palaces.
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