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 Commonly known as Persia in the Western world, the history of Iran has been intertwined with the history of a larger historical region, comprising the area from Anatolia and Egypt in the west to the Ancient India and Syr Darya in the east, and from the Caucasus and Eurasian Steppe in the north to the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman in the south.

The southwestern part of the Iranian plateau participated in the wider Ancient Near East with Elam, from the Early Bronze Age. The Persian Empire (Persia) proper begins in the Iron Age, following the influx of Iranian peoples. Iranian people gave rise to the Median, as the Persian people gave rise to the Achaemenid, the Parthians, and the Sassanid dynasties during the classical antiquity.

Private and Small Group Tours in Iran


GLORIOUS EMPIRE - 19 days in Iran

 This is a lifetime opportunity to visit Iran’s most outstanding heritage sites. From Persepolis (550 B.C) in Shiraz, to the largest covered Bazaar in the world in Tabriz, you will find a talking ancient history coupled with amazing architectures and above all a lovely sense of humor from the local population.  Contact Guidepost Tours. (Darwan)


 History within history is probably the best way to describe this tour. An amazing opportunity to visit St Thaddeus known to be the oldest Church in the world to St Stepanos, Virgin Mary Churches all taking you back in time to the glorious moments of ancient Persia. Contact Guidepost Tours (Darwan)

POETIC PERSIA - 14 days in Iran

 To best describe this tour one can talk and write non-stop about beautiful poetry sites and gardens in Iran. From visiting Saadi and Hafez Mausoleums (13th and 14th Centuries Persian Poets) to the site known in the biblical scripture to be the most likely site of Garden of Eden, and finally to the Rocky village of Kandovan in Oskou, all are waiting to be discovered by the lovers of ancient poetry and gardening. Contact Guidepost Tours (Darwan)

SPLENDID PERSIA - 18 days in Iran

 If you’re looking to discover the fine ancient mud brick architectures such as amazing wind towers made from mud brick coupled with geometry science, and Soltaniyeh registered with UNESCO as the highest mud brick dome in the world, then you should not miss this tour. Contact Guidepost Tours (Darwan)

FABULOUS PERSIA - 13 days in Iran

 This tour is all for lovers of ancient historic villages such as Abyaneh with its Sialk Tappeh (Sialk Hill) and ancient city of Kashan, the former with over 7000 years of history on its back.  Contact Guidepost Tours. (Darwan)


 small group scheduled departures February to November - Wander through the 4km Bazaar in Isfahan. Visit the mighty Persepolis and the bustling city of Tehran. Contact Guidepost Discovery Tours for scheduled dates and prices. (ExpWW)

TASHKENT TO TEHRAN - 19 days Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan & Iran

 Scheduled small group departures May & September - An overland exploration offers an opportunity to discover some of the lesser-travelled stretches of the ancient silk routes. This pioneering journey travels west from the vibrant Uzbek capital of Tashkent, through little-known Turkmenistan, to reach the Iranian metropolis of Tehran and a country that has only just opened it's doors to tourists again.  (ExpWW)


 Small group scheduled departures run regularly March to December - Explore the atmospheric capital city of Tehran and the ancient Persian cities of Persepolis and Isfahan. Visit Yazd, one of the main centres of the Zoroastrian cult. Contact Guidepost Discovery Tours. (ExpWW)

IRAN IN DEPTH - 21 days

 small group scheduled departures un in April, May & September to November - Discover rural northwest Iran esploring Assassin castles, the ancient cities of Isfahan and Persepolis as well as UNESCO mosques, sites and bazaars. Contact Guidepost Discovery Tours (ExpWW)


 Guidepost Tours have a number of unique luxury rail tours through Iran on the Golden Eagle Danube Express. 

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