Recently, the arrival of tourists has increased in Iran. If we don’t consider religious tourists, most historical and recreational tourists are from European countries which France is one of the three countries that most travel to Iran. In recent years, bilateral cooperation between the Iran and France has been boosted by signed the tourism cooperation document between Iran and France with the aim of promoting bilateral relations, facilitate an increase in the number of tourists between the two countries, promote human resources development in the tourism industry and were also marketing and development of mountain tourism and ecotourism among the parties. In these cases, lovely Persia improves the best facilities and resorts for French tourists according to their interest. We take you to Iran as no one else can!
You have especially tour itinerary here, this specific tour is allocated to the French nationality albeit it is just a sample tour and you can offer another routes and destinations. Absolutely, the tour scheduled can be changed according to your taste and interest. For more information about different nationality tours please refer to Iran-tours.
Iran visa for French citizens:
Thanks for great diplomatic communications between France and Iran; French citizen can get an Iranian visa in two ways easily such as Normal visa and on arrival visa. For normal visa, we do Visa procedures for you after receiving your personal data for the application form. We will apply for your Iran visa authorization number from the Iranian ministry of foreign affairs. After getting authorization number, take to the Iranian embassy or consulate that visas are currently issued in your country. You can also get an Iranian visa on arrival but before that, you have to get the authorization number from the Iranian ministry of foreign affairs by presenting your data for the application form. Visa on arrival issue at the airport for 14 days and will be extended 14 days more if you want to stay longer. For more information please refer to Iran-visa.
This tour can be operated in all season.
The First day:
After arrival at Tehran Imam Khomeini international airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. There is no special program intended for you because you have passed long distance with flying. So, the first day was devoted to resting travelers. You will meet your tour leader. After introductions, your tour leader will review the details of the tour. You will do your check-in and go for rest. In the evening, you will visit Tabiaat Bridge and Milad tower. Overnight Tehran
The Second day:
After breakfast, you will have full-day sightseeing Tehran visiting Golestan Palace. It’s a museum now. Before that was the residence of several kings of Iran. It is complex composed of several buildings in a large flower garden in Tehran. This palace is located in the Arge square. After visiting the palace, you will go to a restaurant. After enjoying a great lunch, you will visit the National Museum of Iran where you can see fabulous historical items from 5000 BC to the advent of Islam in Iran which shows a brief history of our land. After that, you have visited at National jewelry museum, the collection of the treasury of Iranian national royal jewels. In the evening, you will visit the Darband area. Overnight Tehran
The Third day:
You will be checked out the hotel and transferred to Kashan. After visiting some tourist attractions in Kashan such as Borujerdis House, Fin garden and Teppe Sialk (Sialk hill) that is a large ancient archeological site that made of clay, you will have lunch at a traditional restaurant. Then, you will set off for Isfahan. After your arrival, you will be checked in. Then, you can spend your evening in Teahouse. Overnight Isfahan
The Forth day:
After breakfast, the day is spent exploring the unique square in the world Naghsh-e Jahan square or design of the world square, the most brilliant jewel on the ring of architecture and urban design of the Safavid epoch. There is a visit at Ali Qapu palace the beating heart of administration and the highest building in the cardinal point of the capital, Sheikh Lotfollah mosque the pinnacle jewel of Iranian architecture masterpieces, it shows actually the zenith of Shi'a movement, accelerated during the reign of Safavid dynasty, Abbasi jam-e mosque on the southern side of square is a vast origin of the Islamic architecture clad by a turquoise glaze and Qeisarieh portal the main portal of the royal bazaar. You can purchase valuable supplies at the bazaar. The bazaar covers a considerably large area. After lunch at the Iranian and traditional restaurant, you will visit the most brilliant chandelier in the hall of the Safavid architecture era. In the center of Isfahan, one enters a heavenly garden with five hectares area through the eastern gate. In the middle of the garden, there is Chehel Sotoon as one of the three important exciting palaces of the Safavid era. After visiting this palace, you will transfer to the hotel. Overnight Isfahan
The Fifth day:
After breakfast, you will move sooner than other days. In the first day, you will start to explore Isfahan Atiq (antique) ‘Jame-e-mosque’ the encyclopedia on the most comprehensive pattern of Islamic Architecture in Iran. It’s the most important and the oldest religious buildings in Iran. Archeological excavation conducted in this monument shows that the mosque was one of the important religious Isfahan city in ancient times before the domination of Arabs. After visiting the mosque, you will explore ‘Zour Khaneh’ a scene of manliness, excellence, and humanistic unity. Then, you will start to explore the ancient sport, ‘Varzesh-e-Bastani’ which is still practiced in such a metropolitan city as Isfahan is evocative. In the afternoon, you will visit Atashgah, old fire temple of Isfahan and an ancient castle with a long history. After lunch, Vank cathedral will be the next destination. Vank cathedral is the most spectacular church in Iran. For the rest of the day, your optional schedule is to explore historical bridges which two of the most famous Isfahan’s bridges are Si-O-Se Pol Bridge and Khajou Bridge. The first one is the axial element of physical and cultural connection. This historical bridge which dates back to 1591-1597AD is 295 meters long and 147 meters wide. It is the longest hydraulic structure over the Zayandeh rood and all over Iran. The second one is the multi-functional hydraulic structure. Then, you will come back to the hotel. Overnight Isfahan
The Sixth day:
After breakfast, you’ll drive out of the city to varzaneh desert. Varzaneh is a city of Isfahan in central Iran and is located near the ʻʻBatlaghe-e-Gavkhuniʼʼ (Gavkhuni swamp) and is one of the historical cities of Isfahan province in terms of the history of ancient, has the very rich treasure.
Varzaneh old bridge, Jame-e mosque, caravanserai and old wind towers, multiple Ab Anbar (cistern), towers and dovecotes, castles and traces of water are considered the historic buildings in the city. Along the way, you will visit the ʻʻGhale-e Ghurtan’’ (Ghurtan castle). That is the first historic castle alive and second historic and vast castle of Iran after Bam citadel in Kerman city Which covers an area of 45 hectares and it is located in the 12 km West of Varzaneh and in the city of Isfahan. Then, you will visit ‘ʻGav Chah’’ revive the tradition of old irrigation. The rest of the day is spent in the desert sand where you can go camel riding and safari. In the afternoon, assemble and depart to Yazd. In the way, you will have a shortstop for rest of the day in Naein. This city is popular as the natural richness and historical monuments, tourist attractions, crafts, and customs. Naein is famous in the world for its rugs, Continue journey to Yazd. Overnight Yazd
The Seventh day:
Today in the morning after breakfast begin your tour of the fascinating city of Yazd. This city is famous for having too many Wind-catchers (Badgirs); the Wind-catchers were an ancient form of air condition in the different season. Then, you will visit Amir chakhmagh complex, Zoroastrian Fire Temple, Dolat Abad garden and Shish badgiri Ab Anbar (the cistern which has six wind catcher). Overnight Yazd
The Eighth day:
After breakfast and check out, driving towards Kerman is your next plan which is one of the oldest cities in Iranian plateau and well known for its historical and cultural monuments located 369 km of Yazd. When you arrive in Kerman, you will visit Ganj Ali khan complex and Ganj Ali Khan Bathhouse before checking in the hotel. The complex covers 1100 square meters and is composed of a school, a square, a caravanserai and a public bath, a water reservoir, a mint house, a mosque, a tea house, and a bazaar. Then you will transfer to the hotel and rest. Overnight in Kerman
The Ninth day:
Today, you have explored Bam citadel (Arge bam) which is the largest adobe structure in the world to its location is near the city of Bam in Kerman province. When you come back from there, you will be transferred to Kerman. Then, you have free time for the rest of the day. Overnights in Kerman
The Tenth day:
In the morning after breakfast, you will check out the hotel. Then, you will move to Bavanat which is a city of Fars province of Iran. You will welcome with Iranian custom and you can experience a style of traditional and rural life. This place is a famous tourist attraction that annually absorbs a great volume of tourists. You have to reach experiencing there. You will have lunch at a rural house. Then, you will go to Shiraz in the evening. Overnight Shiraz
The Eleventh day:
In the early morning, you will go toward Shiraz. In the way, you will visit “Pasargad” and “Persepolis”. Pasargad World Heritage collection is a set of ancient structures in the city during the Achaemenid dynasty. There is a great viewpoint where you can look over the site and the surrounding area. This set is the fifth set registered in the World Heritage List in Iran.
Persepolis, also known as ‘Takht-e-Jamshid’ was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. In this ancient city, there is a palace named Takht-e-Jamshid that was built during the reign of Darius, Xerxes, and Artaxerxes I was built for about 200 years. This location has been recorded one of Iran's UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. Then keep going toward Shiraz, overnight Shiraz.
The Twelfth day:
Twelfth day of the tour will have started while “Sepidan” is waiting for us. Sepidan city with including twelve peaks is counted as a mountainous area which is located 2300 meters above sea level. Having mild weather in summer and snow covered in winter is one of the amazing natural tourism attractions. Along the day sometimes, you will be spent with Qashqai nomads. Then, you can enjoy local and nomadic foods as well as local customs and traditional clothes. In the final step, you will go back to Shiraz, stay at the hotel and rest. Overnight Shiraz
The Thirteenth day:
This is our Full-day city tour in Shiraz that is one of the oldest cities of ancient Persia and center of the arts. At first, you will visit Eram garden. Then, you will have lunch at the restaurant. After that, you will see the Qavam house which is the traditional and historical house in Shiraz. In the evening, you will visit the Tomb of Hafez and Tomb of Saadi. Tomb of Hafez is famous due to containing in his collection. Hafez was Iranian's great poet of the eighth century (the fourteenth century AD) and one of the world's famous poets. You will visit the Tomb of Saadi. He is a well-known Iranian poet and writer. His reputation is catchy and strong for prose and poetry more melodious. The literary position is so strong that he became a professor of speech, the king spoke, even absolutely called him a master. Overnight in Shiraz
The Fourteenth day:
The fourteenth day is the last day of this fantastic journey. After having breakfast and checking out the hotel, you will transfer to the airport.