Turkey & Tehran Discoverer

Tehran - Istanbul

12 days through Iran, Turkey
Overland Expedition Vehicle
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, Local Crew Member in certain areas
Basic Hotel 6 nights
Camping without facilities 2 nights
Comfortable Hotel 2 nights
Breakfasts x 7, Lunches x 2, Dinners x 2
$260 USD per person
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This 12 day overland tour journeys from Tehran to Istanbul through Iran, Turkey

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 Doğubeyazıt
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
Day 1 - Tehran (1st January 1970)
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 us. Please ensure the correct dates for your plans are clearly stated on all your visa applications.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 2 - Zanjan (2nd January 1970)
Day 3 - Tabriz (3rd January 1970)
Day 4 - Dogubayazit (4th January 1970)
Day 5 - Lake Nemrut (5th January 1970)
Day 6 - Mount Nemrut (6th January 1970)
Day 7 - Goreme (7th January 1970)
Day 8 - Goreme (8th January 1970)
Day 9 - Goreme (9th January 1970)
Day 10 - Istanbul (10th January 1970)
Day 11 - Istanbul (11th January 1970)
Day 12 - Istanbul - End Date (12th January 1970)

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Jonathan S

I loved Tehran and I also really enjoyed being on the road - the actual journey. It was a fairly small group so we had a lot of room on the truck which helped, but also the whole idea of being on the open road and camping in places where probably nobody, certainly no tourists, had camped before. It helped make for a very special trip.

Suzanne M

Not as much camping as I would have liked for an overland trip