Old Tehran Free Walking Tour

Old Tehran Free Walking Tour

Every day exc. Fridays at 9:30 AM (RESERVATION REQUIRED)

Tour Overview

Join the Old Tehran Free Walking Tour and be amazed by the enchanted oriental lifestyle. Do not forget your comfortable shoes and a big smile:).

In Old Tehran Free Walking Tour, we briefly cover the history of Iran from 3000 BC to the present. (We promise, it is not boring and takes less than 7 minutes) and introduce the influence of Islam on the Iranian lifestyle. We will explore different elements of an old Iranian city structure in one of Tehran’s neighborhoods. In more detail, we talk about the exclusive Iranian Calendar, National and Religious festivals, and much information about lifestyle. We promise you new insight and information on this tour; you will visit the other sights of other cities in Iran with a new mindset and have a better understanding of an enchanted oriental country.

Time: Every day except Fridays at 9:30 am  Please book your morning tour by 20:00, on the previous evening, at the latest

Duration: about 3 hours

Meeting Point:  In front of the Golestan Palace Main Entrance (Please click here to find the meeting point on Google Maps).

Look for your smiling guide with a Persian Walk Yellow T-shirt.

You can contact us at this number: +98 935 891 46 04 (WhatsApp & Cellphone)

Please check your spam or junk email if you have not received the confirmation email from Persian Walk.

Important Notices:

Let's quickly answer to important questions (Click to expand)

How much should I pay?

First, I would like to draw your attention to some points:

 
Before the collapse of the tourism industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic & recent unrest *and protests* in Iran, our morning walking tours used to be tip-based*, and our local guides performed tours for a group of people every day.
 
But at the moment, due to the imposed situations, we changed the policy of our tours so that the travelers and guides would be in a win-win situation. In this regard, tours are performed only by reservation, even with one or two persons, and the minimum payment (tip) is 10 euros per person since performing tours is how our local guides earn money.
 
Thank you for understanding the situation in Iran, and I am sure you enjoy the priceless information you get from our storytellers. 

 In front of the Main Entrance of the Golestan Palace (Google Map), find your smiling guide with the Persian Walk Yellow t-shirt.

You can contact us with this cell phone and WhatsApp Number: +98 935 891 46 04 (Ehsan)

Please check your spam or junk email if you have not received the confirmation email from Persian Walk.

1. Take the red metro line (Line 1), get off at Panzdah Khordad metro station, and follow the sign to Golestan Palace; then you reach Panzdahe Khordad Square, turn left to Davar Street, and you will reach Golestan Palace (280 m  and 3 min walking time) 

20th Century Tehran Free Walking Tour

2. Take the red metro line (Line 1) or blue line (Line 2) and get off at Imam Khomeini Metro station, take Bob Homayoon Street down, then turn right to Soor-E-Esrafil St. Finally, turn left to Davar Street and you reach Golestan Palace. (880 m and 11 min walking time)

20th Century Tehran Free Walking Tour

Meeting Point:

Join this tour for unforgettable memories!

Trip Itinerary

Let's quickly review the Highlights (Click to expand)

9:30 AM | Golestan Palace
Golestan Palace has beautiful things from when Iran’s Royal family ruled. The Marble Throne and Mirror Hall are very impressive and show how fancy the Royal family was. Also, there are other important things in the palace that can help visitors learn more about Iran’s past and how the Royal family lived.
Tehran Grand Bazaar
The Tehran Grand Bazaar is a diverse and historic shopping hub with over 4,000 shops and 10 miles of winding alleyways. From handmade crafts to modern electronics, there’s something for everyone. As a top tourist attraction, it’s a must-visit for an authentic shopping experience and taste of Iranian culture.
Imam Khomeini (Shah) Mosque
The Imam Khomeini (Shah) Mosque in Tehran’s Bazaar is a stunning architectural masterpiece offers intricate tile work, beautiful arches, and towering minarets. It’s the biggest mosque of bazaar. In old times it worked as a social network for people.
Shams-Ol-Emare
Shams-Ol-Emare, or the Sun edifice is the 1st Tehran symbol, and it was the tallest premises in the old Tehran. Also, it was a meeting point for lovers in old times.
Arab Quarter
An old quarter of Tehran that still many Iranian Arabs live there. It is the center of perfume, cosmetics and coffee.
Jewish Quarter
Tehran Old Jewish Quarter is one of the oldest neighborhoods of Tehran. Unlike European cities, Jews in Iran have had freedom and also, many Muslims used live in their quarter.
Water Reservoir
Water reservoir or Water cistern are Iranian engineering to keep water for dry days. Iran is a dry land and Iranians are very good at water management. In Yazd you can see the best examples of Water reservoirs.
The first Bank of Iran
Jews founded the 1st bank of Iran in Tehran more than 260 years ago. Timcheh Akbarian is the name of the bank. Nowadays, it is a restaurant that serves Tea and Dizi.
Sorahi Cafe Gallery
Sorahi Cafe Gallery is located in the middle of Jewish Quarter. It is cafe and clothing store which sells Iranian style clothes with Iranian classical designs.
Ordibehesht House
An old Jewish House that has been restored by a very lovely engineer. It is a good sample of Iranian house. There are an art gallery and a cafe in this house.

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