Turkey and Tehran Trails

Tehran - Istanbul

17 days through Iran, Turkey
FROM: $2815 USD
Overland Expedition Vehicle
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Crew Member in certain areas
Comfortable Hotel 2 nights
Basic Hotel 6 nights
Camping without facilities 2 nights
Multishare Hostel 5 nights
Camping 1 night
Breakfasts x 3, Lunches x 3, Dinners x 3
$260 USD per person
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This tour connects Turkey and Iran, two fascinating and deeply historic countries on the crossroads between the East and West. Turkey has been invaded from nearly every direction in the course of its history which makes it a melting pot of influences, a captivating mix of familiar and strange; meanwhile Iran is one of the world's best kept travel secrets, an incredibly hospitable land of striking natural beauty, its varied landscape comprising mountains, salt-plains, steppes, beaches, forests and deserts, as well as beautiful tiled mosques and other wonderful architecture.

Between them they have no shortage of wonderful places to explore, including the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, the battlefields on the Gallipoli Peninsula and the ruins of the lost city of Troy, the Dome of Soltaniyeh, the historic Bazaar of Tabriz and the colourful Prometheus Caves. We also take a guided tour of the unworldy geological wonder of Cappadocia with its magical hoodoos and undulating valleys of pink and white rock.

Guided tour of Golestan Palace in Tehran
Learn about Iran's fascinating history at the National Museum
See the spectacular Dome of Soltaniyeh
Wander through the ancient bazaar of Tabriz, the largest covered market in the world
Overnight in the Kurdish town of Do?ubayaz?t
Overland Eastern Turkey and wild camp en-route
Guided tour of the valley of Cappadocia
Take an optional balloon ride over Cappadocia
Visit the incredible Blue Mosque
Explore the many amazing sites of Istanbul

A perfect trip for lovers of culture and history, this tour takes in more than its fair share of wonderful ruins and monuments. The Romans, Byzantines and Ottomans have all made their mark on Turkey, while the aesthetic beauty of Islamic architecture can be found all over Iran. This is a comfortable trip, mostly staying in hotels and hostels, with some wild camping.

Day 1 - Tehran (27th September 2021)
Border Information: if joining in Tehran, you will most likely enter Iran at Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport (IATA code: IKA).

There will be a pre-departure meeting at 10:00am - please look out for a note from your leader at the reception of the joining hotel upon arrival with more details about this important meeting.

After the meeting we will have an included tour of the stunning Golestan Palace and the fascinating National Museum of Iran.

Please note that due to restrictions on citizens of the UK, USA and Canada being permitted to remain unaccompanied in Iran, we would only be able to book one extra night of accommodation in Tehran for these nationalities before the trip starts. You will also be required to book an airport transfer in advance via your sales agent. Please ensure the correct dates for your plans are clearly stated on all your visa applications.

Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel

Day 2 - Zanjan (28th September 2021)
Day 3 - Tabriz (29th September 2021)
Day 4 - Dogubayazit (30th September 2021)
Day 5 - Lake Nemrut (1st October 2021)
Day 6 - Mount Nemrut (2nd October 2021)
Day 7 - Goreme (3rd October 2021)
Day 8 - Goreme (4th October 2021)
Day 9 - Egirdir (5th October 2021)
Day 10 - Olympos (6th October 2021)
Day 11 - Olympos (7th October 2021)
Day 12 - Pamukkale (8th October 2021)
Day 13 - Selcuk (9th October 2021)
Day 14 - Selcuk (10th October 2021)
Day 15 - Gallipoli (11th October 2021)
Day 16 - Istanbul (12th October 2021)
Day 17 - Istanbul - End Date (13th October 2021)

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27 Sep 21 Tehran
13 Oct 21 Istanbul

$2,815 USD

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26 Sep 22 Tehran
12 Oct 22 Istanbul

$2,930 USD

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