Salaam, my name is Moein and I am an English-speaking, self-employed tour guide with years of experience in the tourism industry in Iran. As an MA graduate in English and official guide licensed by the Iran National Tourism Organization, I can offer you a front row seat and exciting insight into the rich history, diverse culture and impressive architecture of Iran.


For me, guiding is more than a job, which is why many of my clients become my friends long before the journey ends. I do my best to ensure that you see the highlights of each place we visit. I will help you to enjoy your time to the fullest by experiencing my country through the eyes of a local.


The right guide can make or break your holiday. Have a look at my Trip Advisor reviews, drop me a line and together we will make Iran the most outstanding chapter of your global experiences!

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Personalize Your Trip

I specialize in private, personalized tours for individuals and groups. My most important goal is to ensure that your tour exceeds your expectations. Are you into cultural attractions, or more interested in learning about the history and architecture of Iran? Do you like to meet the locals? Discussing your unique interests and needs and tailoring everything according to your preference is an essential part of my service.

Use Local Knowledge:

Assistance with applying for your visa, finding the best exchange rate, giving you the best recommendations for hotels and restaurants and negating the need for guide books and maps make any tour more relaxing and cost effective. At your request I can book all your accommodation, from large hotels to traditional houses and caravanserais. All accommodation can be suited to your budget.

Save Money (Get a Good Value for Money)

You can even save money by taking a private tour! At first glance, group tours might seem cheaper but there are economic advantages in choosing a private tour when you look more closely. Because you are planning your holiday based on your interests, you are not wasting money on things you do not want to do or see which is inevitable in group tours. In fact, we work together to tailor the trip to your requirements, you know exactly what you are getting and exactly what you are paying for

Travel by Private Car:

My tours are conducted by private vehicle; I have a sedan which seats 3 passengers comfortably. You can travel at your own pace and stop wherever you wish to take beautiful pictures of small towns and villages and the remarkable and very unique scenery. For larger groups (up to 18 people) I will arrange a vehicle suited to the size of the group.

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Is Iran safe in 2019?

In the recent years ago Iran has been threatened by the US government for starting war. But it never happened. Iran is as safe as it used to be for many years. The statement by the western travelers who have made a visit to Iran previously is a proof to this claim.

There are still many negative propagandas against Iran in the media claiming that Iran is a pro-terrorist country. But who have traveled to Iran in the recent years, are happy for not trusting the fool media.

Can you visit Iran as a tourist?

In spite of what the media specially US media try to show about Iran, the tourism industry in Iran develops frequently. The unique natural and historical attractions call the tourists from all over the world to come to Iran and even make the second and third visit to this country.

Recently many services have been provided for the tourist to make their trip to Iran more comfortable and pleasant. One of the most important of these services is the visa on arrival for many nationalities.

How many tourists go to Iran?

The number of the tourists visiting Iran in different from year to year. The average is around 27000 annually which is increasing by the policies provided by the government for the foreign visitors.

Can you drink in Iran? Do they sell alcohol in Iran?

Drinking alcoholic drinks is totally forbidden in Iran. In no super markets or restaurants, you can find this kind of drinks in Iran.

Bringing the alcohol is also forbidden in the airport and even as a tourist you are not allowed to bring it to Iran.

By the way there are many alternatives. There are many traditional and factory made non-alcoholic drinks that makes you not to miss your drinking habits.

Is Iran Expensive?

By the decreasing value of the Iranian currency, Iran is very reasonable for the foreign tourists specially the Europeans. You can now travel to Iran twice or even three times less expensive compared to 2017.

This does not just mean that you can do better shopping, it also affects your accommodation, your food and even your transportation quality.

What can I Buy in Iran?

The first thing that the foreign tourists tend to buy as the souvenirs for their families and friends are the handicrafts of Iran. Different cloth, dishes and carpets are among the most favorite handicrafts for the visitors.

In addition to the handicrafts, Iran has many delicious sweets in different cities. They are also good gifts for your friends who like sweet things.

What is Iran Best Known for?

2500 years of civilization and culture, powerful history and culture, different climatic areas and hospitality of the people are the most important factors for which Iran is well- known in the world and the tourists enjoy.

In addition to these, untouched rural and natural areas, clean cities and modern urban architecture in the metropolitans are also of great importance.

Can a US Citizen go to Iran?

Although there are many conflicts between Iran and the US the tourism industry in Iran is not affected by the political situation and US citizens are allowed to enter Iran with a visa in hand and with the company of a certified guide or in a formal tour.

What do I wear in Iran?

There is a special dress code for women traveling to Iran. They should cover their bodies and heads although there is no limitation for the color and model. Men are not allowed to wear shorts and sleeveless tops but T-shirts are ok.

For the both groups clothes with the political messages on them are not permitted.

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Iran Tourism has been affected by many political, social and economic factors in the recent decades. But what is important is that Tourism in Iran is growing these days.

Iran Tour Guides, By the development of the media, Iran is now well known in western countries and lots of tourists Tourism in Iran annually. However, Tourism in Iran has the potential to have much more visitors.

Iran Travel Agency is very extensive; the magnificent touristic sights and attractions can be found in every corner of the country. You can choose to hike and ski in the Alborz mountains or see the nomadic life in Zagros mountain chain.

A beach trip in south by the Persian Gulf and or in the north by the Caspian Sea could be another choice. But among all major tourist attractions, they are eager to have a deep journey in the pure and rich history and culture of Iran.

Iran Private Tours, Mostly central and western part of Iran are where you can find magnificent monuments that reflects the history of different eras and dynasties.

You can ask us to design an itinerary for you based on your time, interest and budget or you can design and customize your favorite tour to Iran. Whether as a solo traveler or as a couple or in the company of your family and friends, PERSIAPSSENGER can provide you the best Tours to Iran from Australia.

Iran tour packages, Iran is known as a culturally rich country with hundreds of historical monuments that reflect the history and culture of the era they are built in.

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Tehran, the capital, can be called the city of museums and palaces. Golestan Palace, Niavaran Palace, Sa’ad Abad Palace, Treasury of National Jewels, Iran Bastan Museum, Abgineh Museum, Reza Abbasy Museum, Carpet Museum, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Grand Bazaar and Shah Abdol Azim holy Shrine are the most attractive historical sites in Tehran.

There are also some natural attractions in Tehran for those who like trekking, skiing and hiking like mount Damavand and Dizin and Tochal skiing camps.

As Tehran is the symbol of modern life in Iran there are some modern attractions as well the most important of which are Milad and Azadi Towers.


Although the central Iran is known as the main tourist destination, Tourism in Iran is spread over the west as well. Tabriz the largest city in the northwest is considered as the capital of history of Iran.

You can visit one of the most beautiful traditional bazaars in this city. The UNESCO listed bazaar located on the silk-road was of great importance in 16th century.

Other must-sees in Tabriz are the magnificent Blue mosque, the citadel, jame Mosque, Azerbaijan museum, some Mausoleum of Poets, Kandovan village and St Stephanos Monastery in Jolfa.


If you move southward a bit from Tabriz you'll reach to Hamedan, one of the most important historical cities in the western Iran. You can find one of the biggest river-caves near this city, the Ali Sadr cave which is 70 kms far from the main city.

Hegmataneh Hill, Ganjnameh (treasure book), Alavian dome, BuAli Sina Mausoleum, Jameh mosque, Armenian Evangelical Church and Baba Taher Mausoleum are the most magnificent and important sights in Hamedan.


In the center of Iran, the second biggest square in the world with its magnificent monuments is waiting for you. the Naqshe-jahan square in the center of Isfahan city by itself can be the only the reason for visiting Iran.

The Ali-qapu palace to the great Imam mosque and Sheikh Lotfollah mosque and the great Qeysarieh bazaar have made this square unique and exclusive.

Traditional bridges like Si-o-se-pol and Khaju, Atigh mosque, Chehel sotun and Hasht behesht palaces and the Shaking minarates are other important monuments in this city that most of them are related to the Safavid era.


Not very far from Tehran on your way to Isfahan you can reach to the city of traditional houses, Kashan. Borujerdiha and Tabatabaeiha houses are the most famous historical houses in Iran with unique and exclusive architecture.

Fin garden is the other attraction which shines like a gem in the margins of the city of Kashan.

Kashan also benefits from some natural attractions as well. The most marvelous natural sight is the Maranjab dessert which is just an hour far from the city where you can experience an untouched scene with sand dunes and Salt Lake.

Close to the city of Kashan, in the middle of the red mountains of Natanz there is a small village of Abyaneh which dates back to the Sasanid era (over 15 centuries ago).

This is one of the most traditional villages that has kept its structure with red buildings and traditional costumes during centuries.


Yazd is the city located in the central dessert of Iran that has kept its traditional structure better than any other cities in Iran. In every corner of the city there are traditional building that rarely can be found other cities regarding the traditional wind-catchers on their roofs.

In addition to the total traditional structure there are so many attractive sites which are exclusive to this city.

Amirchakhmagh square, Dowlat abad garden with the tallest wind-catcher in the world, the Jameh mosque, traditional water reservoirs, Qanats and the Zorasterian fire temple are the most important attractions of the city.

Not far from Yazd you can reach to a small city called Meybod. Narin castle, the pigeon tower, the traditional Ice house and the Caravanserai are the magnificent attractive places that you can visit in this small city.


As it was mentioned earlier in this article, Tourism in Iran is not merely concentrated in the central Iran. Exactly on the west you reach to Kermanshah with lots of attractions inside and outside.

Inside the city you can visit Kermanshah Old bazaar, Takiyeh of Moaven-ol-molk, Emad-al-Dowleh complex and a number of museums.

Outside the city just in the northwest of Kermanshah the symbol of its attraction is standing. Taqe Bostan which is a series of rocks showing the Power of the Persian Empire.

Other attraction outside the city are Bisotun Rock Relief and Inscription, Taqe Bostan National Park, and the Parave Cave.


If you take the Iran classic tourist route by moving southward from Tehran, your final destination is the city of poetry and capital of Acamenid dynasty, Shiraz.

A few kilometers before Shiraz you can visit Pasargadae complex which includes the magnificent tomb of Cyrus the Great and the remaining of his palaces.

If you get closer to the city the majestic Persepolis is waiting for you to share its magnificence with you. Created by Darius the great, Persepolis is the reflection of the rich civilization in the Acamenid era.

When you enter the city you still so many monuments are waiting for you. from the Vakil complex (including mosque, bathhouse and bazaar) to the Nasirolmolk mosque (known as the pink mosque), the mausoleums of the poets, Qavam garden, Eram, garden, Shahcheragh holy shrine and Karimkhan Castle.

As it is mentioned earlier, Tourism in Iran is very broad and the tourist attractions are spread all around Iran in small and big cities and all are evidences of the pure and rich civilization of ancient Iran.

If you are keenly interested in traveling to Iran and enjoy the most beautiful places there, then I would recommend that you read the article 25 Things to Know Before You Visit Iran.

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This great Tehran has its own tales that are very interesting. As it turns out, people in the present super-city have a great interest in underground life, and most of the houses are located several meters in the underground.

Perhaps, to compensate for the past, there are many Tehranians living in the highest point of the city, and perhaps the soul of their predecessors gives them the hidden command.

Of course, this underground has had many reasons, which without a doubt should be said that it reflects the intelligence of the peoples of that time in Tehran. Yamaguchi Hamoi refers to this issue in the book of Mojaem al-Baladan, and the fear of Tehranis considers enemies to be the cause of underground.

It seems that hiding the Tehranians from the eyes of the enemies was considered a warfare itself, since their hiding places were by no means detectable by enemies and all enemies had spent several days or several weeks of their life without getting any results from the same Ways to repel evil.

As it turns out, the Tehranians have never given up on damaging and hijacking the enemy, and they have rescued the dead with the help of the clandestine technique. As you can see, the hidden housing method was only for the Tehranians, and most of the nearby villages were unprofitable.

Another interesting point about this is that the Tehranis of that time have never been involved with battles, and all their art against the enemy has been hiding in underground layers, which is, of course, commendable by the lack of facilities and people of that time.

According to the story of Ghasran and Mehran were two brothers. "Ran" means the range, and Mehran was the upper reaches and lower parts of the Alborz range.

The first aspect of Tehran's celebration can be obtained from the phrase "Yaghat Hamoi" ​​in Mojtaba al-Bodan: "I am from a man from Rai who has heard the place of trust and trust that Tehran is a great and the foundation of this dye is all located in the underground, It's not going to get this money unless your people enter it. "

In this phrase refers to Tehran's underground. This caused some people to divide Tehran into two words, "ta", meaning "below" and "thighs", and to make Tehran "underground".

Etemad al-Saltanah in Marat al-Baladan commented on Tehran's posterity: "Because the people of Tehran (here in Tehran) were hiding under the ground when the enemy collapsed to them, henceforth called the name" Thighs "have gone underground".

Kasrovi refers to the name of Tehran and Shemiran, in the course of researches that Tehran (and Tarom, Khoran, Gazhan, Gahram, Jahrom) means Garmsir and Shamiran (Shemiram, Shamiram, Shamilan, Samiran and Semirom) in the sense of a cold region Is.

Dr Hossein Kariman, the writer of the book of Qasran, writes: 
"The name of Tehran, as a Tehrani, was first introduced in Hafez Abu Abdullah Mohammad ibn Hamed Tehrani Razi, among the scholars of the first half of the first century (3 AH), the area of ​​the murderers and deceased to the year (261 or 271 ...) Insert. " 

Yakuty Hamoi describes
Tehran in the Great Temple and writes: "Tehran is a fraction of the tribes and the rest, and the last and the last words are Ajami and they pronounce Tehran because they do not have a tongue in their language. This is a village of Rey's dams and its foundations are based on the underground, and nobody reaches out to the will of the people, and in most cases they are offended by the ruler of the time.

Tehran, in the distant past, unlike Tehran, it was a green carpet of gardens and impenetrable gardens that were inhabited by its strange inhabitants, so Tehran is not far away. The works, which in the heart of ancient Tehran testify to the presence of its first inhabitants in our pre-historic times, has been lost due to the development of the city, presuming its existence.

Unfortunately, when there were random signs of the existence of these works, they disappeared due to lack of awareness of their importance and the fear of slowing urbanization. Nevertheless, it can be said that the land located between the mountains of the resort in northern Tehran and the Cheshmeh Ali in the ancient rivers have been inhabited in prehistoric times.

It relies on archaeological and topographical and climatic evidence. Discoveries conducted at Cheshme Ali, courses and, in particular, Qeyreira, located in northern Tehran, indicate the existence of groups in this region. The first groups that lived in Qaryatry.

It was similar to those who were in Ali's fountain about eight thousand years ago. After them, other tribes came and occupied the same area and adjoining area. This group was Aryan and migrated to the area from the end of the second millennium BC.

Thus, the first group, about eight thousand years ago, lived on pillars alongside permanent eyes that in the era of Islam, the name of the first Shia Imam, was called the Fountain of Ali. Almost at that time, another group was settled along the same field of arable land that was located at the foot of the Alborz between the Desert and Mount.

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Of course, deployment in Shahr-e Rari was far more developed than in other places and in a sustainable way. Because it has a particular strategic location. The location of the mountains and the desert, the presence of water, as well as a vast area of ​​fertile lands, brought about the emergence of the city, and its fate and the fate of its child, Teheran, were blue.

However, we still do not know what the city's core was and whence it came from Tehran. There is no mention of any sources in the pre-Islamic period from Tehran. It seems that the name appeared for the first time in the ratio of Mohammad bin Khammad Abu Abdullah Hafez Tehrani Razi who was Mohaddesh. Khatib Baghdadi dies to 463 AH, referring to this person as the first famous Tehrani.

The effect of this ratio in the third century lunar is that the core of the present city and its name has existed at least since the beginning of the Islamic era. Therefore, it is possible that the core of the city, as well as its name, will reach the pre-Islamic era, when it is unclear to us. If Mohammad Hafez Tehrani Razi is known as the first Tehrani.

The first product mentioned in the conversation about the future capital of Iran is the work of Yaqut Hammu in 617 AH, Zakaria Qazwini in 674 AD. AH, which has described and evaluated these high-quality works in Tehran. The power is described by Tehran as one of the residents of Ray who is a trusted man.

Tehran is a mosque between the streets of the twelve neighborhoods whose houses are enclosed in the basement and among the fruit and vegetable gardens and you are in you. An English traveler, "Carbotore", writes in 1818: "There is a vast space within the city and 200 to 300 meters wide at Qazvin's gates, where there are holes in the surface that lead to underground houses."

These residential houses Among the fields were excavated on irrigated lands. It was undoubtedly wet and this was one of the reasons for the people of Tehran suffering from all kinds of fever. Through the writings of Klaubkho, the ambassador of King Castile and Leon (Spain), we know at the Timor Lange court that in Tehran at least the houses were part of it on the ground.

There was a residence that stayed in Tehran when the Shah was from Tehran. The special urbanization of Tehran, which resulted from the arrangement of enclosed gardens and the arrangement of underground houses or atriums, is the main reason for the fence of the city at that time. If we see that this human headquarters for centuries and until 961 AH, that Shah Tahmasb built the first fence and market.

It was unbounded and baroque, because it did not need it because it was unbeatable. The security of underground houses and the impenetrability of enclosed gardens in the hearts of the Tehranians ensure that they would often rebel against the rulers.

The rulers, too, did not tolerate them, and they agreed and, as there was no guarantee of execution, the Tehranians did not actually pay any taxes. Residents of the twelve Tehran neighborhoods also had more conflicts. So it was not surprising that each neighborhood had its own Sheikh, and even if the twelve governor's sheikhs agreed to pay taxes as taxes.

Still, the Tehranians paid their taxes to the property they set their prices and were always more than real. The gradual change in the way of house-building and the creation of houses on earth, which required the protection and protection of the ruling power, occurred during the Mongol invasion of 617 AD. AH, to Shahr-e-Sheikh and its collapse during the period of the Ilkhanites and Timurid, which was suppressed by the rebellion of the Varamin in the sixth century.

An ever-growing crowd that does not have the taste of native cavemen is welcomed. In archaeological excavations, Tehran has been in the pre-Islamic period from the religious areas and Zoroastrianism.

Like the inhabitants of Mazandaran, Damghan, Qom and Kashan, before the Safavids came to power, they converted to the Shiite religion, which, of course, before the Shi'ism, was like Shafi'i people and some followers of the Hanafi religion before Shi'ism. The oldest Islamic works of the city of Tehran, belonging to the nineteenth century AH, belong to the Shia religion. In any case, it can be said that in 740 AH, Tehranians were completely Shiite.
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