IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to current government restrictions in Iran, American, Canadian, and British nationals may only join a Tehran Urban Adventure if they are travelling as part of an Intrepid tour. Urban Adventures tours in Tehran can only be scheduled for the day immediately before your Intrepid tour starts, or the day immediately after your Intrepid tour ends. Travellers of these nationalities must travel as part of an organised tour and are not permitted to be in Iran longer than one day before or one day after their tour ends. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Tehran tour begins with a ride on the longest metro line in the Middle East, where you’ll experience rapid local transportation that carries over 2 million people in and around the city daily. During the journey, be prepared that locals may come over for a chat and you’ll start to get a sense of Persian hospitality (and curiosity) right from the get go!
A short walk from the station, we’ll arrive at the home of a local Persian family where we’ll be welcomed into their home for a meal. With the help of your bilingual guide, we’ll get to know the family and experience their openness in discussing any topic from cultural traditions to political issues. It is a unique opportunity to experience Iranian life up close and personal.
To truly understand Persian hospitality, you have to share a meal together. Persian food served at home is often very different to what is on restaurant menus. With the diversity of ethnic groups in Iran, there is a huge variety of local cuisine. Your hosts will explain how to prepare the dishes you’ll be sampling and give you an idea of the main flavours and local ingredients of Persian food.
After learning about local life, culture, and filling up on Persian delicacies, we’ll walk off our meal with a short walking tour of the surrounding neighbourhood before taking the subway back to Ferdowsi subway station. On the way, you’ll have a chance to quiz your guide about the best authentic places to continue your enjoyment of Persian hospitality
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, transportation from the subway station to and from the family home, dinner.
Exclusions: Items of a personal nature, tips or gratuities for drivers or guides.
Dress standard: Please consider the dress code in Iran. Women should wear a scarf and a coat/manteaux/shirt/tunic/dress that comes to their knees and does not show their body. Men travelling in Iran cannot wear shorts
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.