Esfahan, a museum of living traditional culture, has been the capital of Shah Abbas during the Safavid era, almost 150 years! The ancient bridges, matchless boulevards, the historic roofed bazaar, Persian gardens and Blue domes have made Isfahan one of the most favorite centers in the country.

In addition to the city sightseeing, day trips from Isfahan are also among the most requested tours. The variety of attractive activities for tourists surrounding Isfahan are amazing; activities such as Bird watching, River Rafting, Skiing, Desert trekking, Visiting Nomads of Bakhtiari and much more possibilities to make a memorable difference in your Iran cultural visit.

 

Here you’ll find Isfahan Travel Guide, Tour packages, Excursions from Isfahan and the ways to get there and also the top 10 places to visit in Isfahan. 

 

Best Isfahan Tour Packages, Excursions & Activities 2020-2021

rafting in Iran rivers with certified guides
Adventure

2-day Iran Rafting Tour from Isfahan

Iran owns two famous mountain chains with lots of rivers; so, the natural condition provides the possibility of rafting in dozens of thrilling rivers all around the year.

Iran Tour for Solo Female Travelers
Cultural Tours

Women Solo Tour to IRAN

Tehran >Qeshm >Shiraz >Abarkuh >Yazd >Isfahan >Kashan
Traveling to Iran as a solo female traveler has its own risks and challenges. We are here to help you choose the best options for your solo Persian journey.

Adventure

Road Trip UAE to Europe Across Iran

Bandarabbas >Shiraz >Isfahan >Tehran >Ramsar >Masuleh >Tabriz >Bazargan
This itinerary is written for the road adventurists tempting to visit Iran natural and cultural beauties mainly on road.

Experience

Surf in Blue Persian Enamel Art

Learning about the history of Mina and its patterns, the theory of colors, and how to make a Mina in a short half-day tour either in Esfahan or Shiraz with an English speaking guide.

City Trips

3 Days Eco Tour from Isfahan

Shahrekord is famous for natural treasures; an enjoyable adventure makes a difference into your Iran cultural visit.

City Trips

Isfahan & Kashan 4-Day Tour

Kashan is an amazing destination for its ancient beauties plus the surrounding beautiful villages and small cities.

City Trips

Varzaneh Desert Tour from Isfahan

Located 105 km southeast of Esfahan and also 240 km away from Yazd is a great choice to try desert trails on sand dunes.

City Trips

Isfahan One Day Tour

Isfahan is one of Iran’s top tourist destinations for its blue domes, famous artisans, Naqsh Jahan square, Persian gardens,…

Adventure

Iran Tour for Austrians

Tehran >Tabriz >Shiraz >Yazd >Isfahan >Kashan >IKA
Austria is a peaceful country with nice residents and Iran-Austria relation has been always friendly. Here is a tour based on Austrian special interests.

Cultural Tours

Iran Tours in Classic Cars

Tehran >Shiraz >Esfahan >Kashan >IKA
Pack your Jeans and Leather Jacket! Put on your hat and we’ll rock and roll in the Iran Classic Tours with Classic Cars.

Cultural Tours

Iran Round Trip

Tehran >Shiraz >Yazd >Garmeh/Mesr >Anarak >Naein >Isfahan >Kashan >IKA
This itinerary is suitable for first-time travelers who love to enjoy desert areas alongside cultural/historical visits.

Cultural Tours

Iran Tour by Train

Tehran >Sari >Mashad >Kerman >Yazd >Isfahan >Shiraz
Iran is a vast country and train traveling makes a fabulous smooth trip by Iran national rail possible.

Cultural Tours

2 Weeks Classic Iran Tour

Tehran >Kashan >Isfahan >Yazd >Fahraj >Pasargadea&Persepolis >Shiraz
Visit the Classic Route of Iran with a standard stay in capital cities and enjoy the city without any pressure!

When is the Best Time to Travel to Isfahan?

Isfahan is best to be seen from mid-March to mid-June and from early September to October, during the sunny days when the weather is great for city sightseeing and outdoor tourist activities.

Isfahan is located in the heart of the Iranian plateau, its semi-arid climate has made Summer times desert-like; the weather is hot and dry from June to August, and the winter times from December to February are cold and also dry.

The average temperature varies from 3 °C in January to 29 °C in July & August and the rainy season which lasts for about 5 months is from mid-November to mid-April.

Isfahan Weather

How to reach Isfahan by Flight/Train/Bus/Car

Arriving in Isfahan by International Flights:

Isfahan is located in the center of Iran and has one of the most equipped airports; Shahid Beheshti International Airport. Shahid Beheshti’s IATA code is IFN and its ICAO code is OIFM.

There are daily and weekly direct international flights to Isfahan from few countries such as Dubai, Istanbul, Najaf, Kuwait, and Doha, the airlines which operate these flights are Iraqi Airways, Emirates Airline, Qatar Airways and flydubai. International Travelers mostly land in Tehran and go to Isfahan from there by car, flight, bus or train.

Arriving in Isfahan by Domestic Flights:

Isfahan is connected to many different main cities by direct flights, there are daily flights to the capital, Mashhad, Abadan, Kish, Ahwaz, Assaluyeh, Bandarabas and weekly flights to Tabriz, Sari, Rasht, Ramsar, Qeshm, Kharg, Mahshar and Kerman. Flights are operated by different airlines such as Kish Air, Qeshm Air, Iran Air, Aseman, Caspian, and Mahan Air.

Arriving in Isfahan by Train:

Isfahan is connected to Iran’s north south railway network. There are daily trains from Mashhad and night trains from Tehran, offering comfortable transportation with different level for all passengers.

Isfahan Train Station is located about 5 km into Isfahan-Shiraz road.  

Arriving in Isfahan by Bus:

Isfahan as being located in center of Iran is well connected to most of the provinces by bus. There are four bus terminals in Esfahan; Kaveh, Sofeh, Zayanderud, and also Jey. Kaveh (suitable for northern destinations), Sofeh (suitable for southern destinations) and Jey (suitable for eastern destinations) have buses to other provinces while Zayanderud terminal mostly operates drives to different cities in Isfahan province and other vicinities.

Arriving in Isfahan by car:

Going to Esfahan by car is one of the most practical ways thanks to the well-developed network of roads in the center of the country. Six roads lead to this city, two of them from the north of Isfahan, two from the west, one from the south and the other one from the east.

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