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Ziarat 5 Imam of Shia Iran & Iraq
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Ziarat 5 Imam of Shia Iran & Iraq

By Visit Our Iran
About
This 7 days Shiite Holy Land Tour covers the highlights of Najaf, Karbala, and Kadhimiya. As we visit sites including Holy shrine of Imam Hussain and many more, and with all arrangements in place, you’ll be free to simply sit back, let your senses take in the sights & sounds, and reflect on a set of memories which will remain with you forever.

Ages 1-80, max of 8 per group
Duration: 7 days
Start time: Check availability
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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
What's not included
  • International flight
  • Visa fee payable when collecting your visa from Iraq & Iranian embassy or consulate or upon arrival
  • Tour guide
  • Tip for guide and driver
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Al-Kadhimiya Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Al-Mukhayam Shrine
  • Entry/Admission - Karbala
  • Entry/Admission - Karbala
  • Entry/Admission - Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib Shrine
  • Entry/Admission - Great Mosque of Kufa
  • Entry/Admission - Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib Shrine

Start:
  • Baghdad, Iraq
Pickup details
  • Upon your arrival, you will be met by our Iranian ground colleagues, waiting for you with your name on a board at the gate. After a welcome you will be transferred to your hotel.
End:
  • Mashhad, Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 139483P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 139483P1

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Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
7 stops
Day 1
Kadhimiya
Day 2
Karbala
Day 3
Karbala
Day 4
Karbala
Day 5
Najaf
Day 6
Kufa
Day 7
Najaf
About the operator
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  • Visit Our Iran
    36
    Tehran, Iran
    Joined in April 2019
  • atizaza2024
    0 contributions
    Efficient, flexible, responds quickly, and very professional…
    We visited Iran from 12/27/23 till 01/11/24. The main purpose was to perform pilgrimage to the holy shrines of Imam Reza in Mashhad and Fatima al-Masooma in Qom. We also added some tourist destinations to our trip including Tehran, Neishapour, Isfahan, and Shiraz. Overall we had a great experience with the tour operator. Mr. Pouyan had been of immense help throughout and made our trip very comfortable. Ms. Mojgan customized our trip based on our preferences and made sure that our hotels, inter city transport, and other booking were seamless. We started off with Mashhad (Imam Reza Holy shrine) which is a master piece of architecture, beautiful courtyards, religious history, and a place to ponder and reflect. Then we took a train ride to Tehran, visited monuments and museums followed by lady Masooma holy shrine in Qom. Last two destinations were very interesting and a blend of local folks art, poetry, beautiful monuments, Islamic architecture, a deep dive into 5000 BC history, and amazing gardens. The guide, Ms. Tahiri and her husband were very welcoming and made our stay extremely joyful. Hotels in Isfahan and Shiraz were the best though others were also nice, clean, and cozy. The guides were very thoughtful and knowledgeable about the local attractions and kept our taste in mind while visiting various attractions. I’d definitely recommend Pouyan and his team and give them a 5 star rating due to their professional conduct and trying their best in taking care of the guests. Overall, Iran is a stroller friendly destination and has amazing history/art. One recommendation for future tourists is that if you know the places you want to visit, tell them to the tour operator in advance and they’ll make it customized for you. Also, if you’re traveling from US, get your phones unlocked since the local SIM cards don’t work/accepted by US phones. Connectivity is a big issue and often my wife and I had to decide the exact time/place to meet specially at Imam Reza holy shrine as it’s a huge complex and one can easily get lost. Again, that was something beyond the tour operator’s control. Can’t wait to explore other destinations in Iran in next couple of years!
    Written 17 January 2024
  • 825fadii
    0 contributions
    UNESCO Cultural tour in Iran
    Very well organized tour lasted 9 days and it was possible to see some extraordinary UNESCO sites. Hotels were well selected and could match any 4 star in Europe, if not surpass. Pouyan and their guide were extremely helpful and resourceful at all times. Highly recommend
    Written 11 January 2024
  • 19sandipl
    0 contributions
    My Experience of travelling in Iran
    I travelled solo to Iran for 18 days, and I never felt unsafe any moment. Astara was the first city I arrived and there I left my trolley bags in the open market , while a shopkeeper selling clothes by the roadside , helped me get to a sim card shop, and showed a restaurant where I ate my dinner. All the time my trolley was in his street shop, until he got me a taxi to go to a hotel. He refused any money when I offered him. I couldn't feel more relieved, grateful and safe. Later, I was in Tabriz, Ardabil, Tehran, Esfahan and finally Shiraz. Though there was language problem, everyone tried their best to help me in every way. "Welcome to Iran", was what most said ,on coming to know that I am a foreign tourist.The developed infrastructure of the country surprised me, wide highway, most with street lights. The buses had tv devices on them, the trains were clean, affordable and comfortable and getting a ticket was not a hassle. Tehran metro as well as the metro in the other cities Tabriz and Esfahan are extremely cheap. Tehran metro has a huge network and connects all major tourist places. I also used cab booking app, Snapp, and was shocked by its drivers arriving in the pick up point usually in 2-3 minutes. The people were friendly, kind and helpful when I asked them for directions. I saw such hospitality which I didn't find elsewhere in all the other countries i visited. VisitourIran helped me a lot in my visa, which I had to ask them to change 2 times, due to my travel plans changing several times. They also helped me a lot by recommending me places to visit.
    Written 20 December 2023
  • 110Jawad
    0 contributions
    Excellent service giving peace of mind.
    A big thank you to all the team from Visit Our Iran! Thank you to Pouyan and his team for making Iran so accessible to us for our 2 weeks family holiday in Iran. His team arranged every single aspect of our trip from initially advising and giving options on what was available, for our budget, to booking suitable hotels, airport transfers, local tours with guides, internal flights, internal overnight train tickets, setting up local mobile sim with data, money transfers, local debit card service, vpn setup/support so normal UK services worked on our UK phones. They helped with every single issue/question we had and gave us a excellent result. A true 5* service in all areas! We were a group of 10, 4 adults, 4 kids and 2 elderly parents. All of our needs were meant whether this be disabled access for my parents, short day trips with plenty of breaks to help with the kids and excellent shopping malls suggestions for the adults. From initial contact to completing our trip we had constant contact by his team. We visited Qum, Masshad and Tehran but the whole time we felt like we were on holiday. Mojgan was in daily contact arranging the forthcoming schedule and always at the end of the phone if we had any question or needed an English translator with the locals. She was well organised, had all our tours managed to be on time, organised the hotel check in/out dates/times, linked in with transfer pickup and drop off etc. She really gave us "peace of mind" to sit back and enjoy our trip and not have to worry on what needed to be done next. There is so much more I can say about his team but I can sum it up by saying if you want 5* service, peace of mind and want to enjoy your time in Iran, you wont go wrong with Pouyan and his team. Again, big thanks to Pouyan, Mojgan, Mehdi and the rest of the team.
    Written 30 August 2023
  • alia
    0 contributions
    Another great trip!
    We had visited 6 months earlier in the Summer and after a fabulous trip we decided to revisit in the Spring. This time we visited the Northern areas of Ramsar, Fouman and Bandar Anzali and revisited at a slower pace the cities of Shiraz, Isfahan, Tehran and Kerman- the Lut desert here is amazing! Also highly recommend an overnight train in Iran- a very enjoyable experience Again our guide Ashkan Alambeigi was excellent- very knowledgeable, organised and as always great company! Pouyan at Visit Our Iran organised the trip impeccably- from Visas to hotels and transport and was always in touch throughout the trip Iran is an amazing destination and the Visit our Iran team are amazing-don't hesitate to book.
    Written 6 July 2023
  • S Shabieh Z
    0 contributions
    Responsive, Responsible, Economical Ziarat Package - Fluent English
    My wife and I live in the US and just returned after a two week religious pilgrimage (ziarat) from Mashhad & Qom. The Travel Representative: Pouyan, was an exceptionally helpful and patient professional. From our first contact with him on WhatsApp, till our departure, he remained responsive and at no stage did we feel ANY pressure or stress. We were given a flat lump sum cost based on our custom itinerary (6 night stay in Mashhad & 5 nights in Qom, Train trip between cities, SIM card, Debit card and ground transport to and from hotel/airport/train station). The cost was most reasonable, and the hotels selected by Pouyan were all 4 star, better than the ones recommended by our friends, close to the Haram. There was no demand for advance payment, nor any difficulty in changing our plans till the last day. Upon his recommendation, we chose hotels inclusive of breakfast only ; this way, we got to experience restaurants at a much lower cost with far more variety. Without any reservations, I recommend this travel agency and Brother Pouyan to anyone from US or Canada who wishes to undertake a trip to Iran. Flexibility and options such as SIM card, debit card and insurance etc. were a blessing. Pouyan's ability to communicate on Phone. WhatsApp, BOTIM and email in clear, easy to understand English made me feel very well cared for. I have already begun telling others about it. I could not have asked for a better package!
    Written 27 June 2023
  • F6675UPrashida
    0 contributions
    IRAN VISIT
    Visit our Iran is your go to travel agency if you plan to visit Iran. We visited Iran for 9 days for tourism and pilgrimage and Visit our Iran organized our whole customized tour for the 5 cities we visited. They arranged the Airport pick up/drop, SIM cards, Debit cards. They also arranged all of our hotels, intercity travel by car, bus and by air. They are experts in their field and know how to do customized tours. Pouyan at the agency is a thorough professional and knows his job. He is responsive and will help you amend your trip if the need arises. Thank you Visit our Iran for making it a memorable trip.
    Written 13 May 2023
  • rimantezagreckaite
    0 contributions
    One of my best trips - Solo Private Tour in Iran
    I can’t thank enough Pouyan for all the help and guidance he has given me throughout organising my trip to Iran. Helping me with my visa in a short period of time, giving useful advice for the country and organising the best tour across Iran. I stayed is such beautiful places and over 2 weeks visited 6 cities with detours to mountains, lakes and deserts. I loved it all so much and I can’t recommend enough Visit Our Iran. I will go back sometime again for sure. Thank you 🥰❤️🙏🏼💫
    Written 19 April 2023
  • laurio0
    0 contributions
    A truly worthy visit
    An epic journey to give me a first-hand glimpse of Iran’s landscape, landmarks, history, people, food, music, colors, handicrafts, bazaars, victories and struggles (then and now). Brilliantly executed by a team of three on a private tour that suited my personal travel preferences. During Nowruz and Ramadan!!! Thanks Visit Our Iran for the memorable experience.
    Written 9 April 2023
  • SyedaAshrafAbbasi12
    0 contributions
    Pouyan is a Godsend for me!
    All I can say is that Pouyan has been a Godsend for me & my daughter. Before finding him, I tried twice to go to iran for Ziarat but unfortunately my experience with other Ziarat organisers has been quite disappointing & I thought I’d never be able to go to Iran for Ziarat as due to work commitments of myself & my daughter we could only opt for customised tour. Pouyan made it all extremely easy peasy for us, all we needed to do was just tell him the dates & book our flights. He arranged our visas, hotels, pick & drop service combining train journey from Mashhad to Qom. He also arranged 6 hours Tehran sightseeing on our last day of the tour before our flight back to Edinburgh from Tehran via istanbul. Pouyan is extremely courteous, professional & accessible, I had an amazing experience dealing with him especially him adding last min tailor made touches, even cancelling hotel booking & rebooking new hotel on my request to our tour with no extra charges was something totally unheard of & I will always admire & respect him for. I will highly recommend him to anyone who wants to have a headache free, affordable, luxurious, tailor made Ziarat tour. I’m extremely happy with the services provided by him with extremely low cost. All you need to do is design your tour then let him know & he will make it happen for you. Lots of prayers for him!
    Written 13 March 2023
  • Cosmopolitan656279
    0 contributions
    Brilliant experience
    We wanted to visit Mashhad and Qom specifically for ziyarat. We just arrived back home after a week in Iran. Our experience with Pouyan was fantastic. He is an incredibly efficient and kind man. We had our own plans in Qom with friends, he was very understanding and accommodating for that. Nothing but good things to say about this company and Pouyan. Would highly recommend!
    Written 13 March 2023
  • scenicroute07
    0 contributions
    Wonderful trip
    Despite what you see on TV, our experience was the opposite in Iran. It was so SAFE, and comfortable. Pouyan and I were in contact almost a year in advance, and we received a great value for our tour package. Ashkan is a GREAT tour guide who loves what he does and does it effortlessly. He took care of us like his own family. He even tried to coach the teams at Espinas Palace hotel to ensure we had better experience. We all felt so safe and comfortable throughout our trip. Thanks Pouyan for the gift and ensuring we were fine all throughout. Lovely hospitality. I will gladly be back and use your teams services and recommend you and Ashkan to our family and friends. Ps: don’t stay at Espinas hotel, chose a boutique hotel as they provide better accommodations and lovely hospitality.
    Written 24 December 2022
  • 596zahrah
    0 contributions
    Ancient Persia UNESCO tour and Ziyarat
    We had a wonderful, magical time on the Ancient Persia UNESCO tour and Ziyarat. We were a group of 6 ladies. We extended it to 15 days to really experience the culture of Iran. Our guides, Ashkan and Tahareh, had a wealth of knowledge regarding the history and culture of Iran. Loved the old mosques, gardens and bazaars. Bought some beautiful hand crafted ornaments in the bazaars. Poyan at VOI was so helpful and always available if we needed anything. Everything is cheap there but best to take extra cash as you may be tempted to buy more than you think. Want to come again and explore the North next time. Thanks so much VOI team.
    Written 20 November 2022
  • doc0007
    0 contributions
    Ziarat trip to Iran and city tour
    Pouyan help to coordinate our tour in detail before we left the UK. He processed our visas very quickly. On arrival at the airport, he arranged all the transfers and hotel stays. He also arranged our domestic train tickets and domestic flights with which we encountered. No trouble. He was in constant communication with us and whenever we had any issue we were able to contact him to Get a resolution. We had three children with us, aged nine, six and four years, old anti-insured, all of our processes of travel were seamless. Even went to the effort of arranging a bouquet of flowers to be delivered to a hotel room on my wife’s birthday and helped us to book a restaurant and arranged taxis to and from all of our locations. I would highly recommend Pouyan and his company for anyone, considering visiting Mashhad, Qom or Tehran for any sort of religious or pleasure tourism. I hope to use your services again.
    Written 8 November 2022
  • Bodrulhussain2001
    0 contributions
    A very memorable holiday in Iran 😊🏝😍
    Had a very pleasant trip to Iran. It wouldn’t be possible if the team for Visit our Iran helped us for all the steps. Pouyan & Mohammed has arranged everything for us from Visa’s, hotels, driver and guide. The Driver & Guide Erfan was exceptional. He looked after us like a family member. He made our trip very memorable.
    Written 19 October 2022
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Razi
London, UK2 contributions
Jul 2018
this is the place for those who follow the respected Islamic figure, Imam Ali. to visit his shrine and pay respect to this great man
Written 1 June 2019
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Ziarat 5 Imam of Shia Iran & Iraq provided by Visit Our Iran