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One day free tour in Isfahan
Most Isfahan monuments, like other countries, have entrance fees. But some of these places are public and you can visit them free, just pay Taxi rent.
Follow us on this free one-day tour.
We start the tour with the beautiful hasht Behesht (Eight Paradise) Palace in the neighborhood of the historic Abbasi Hotel on Sepah Street. This beautiful palace not only is located in a beautiful garden of the Safavid period, but also the beauties of this palace are completely visible from outside and you can visit it easily and free.

Map and route of the Hasht Behesht palace to Naghah e Jahan square


Why Hasht Behesht Palace
Hasht Behesht palace, A cut of heaven.

Why Hasht Behesht Palace

- Easy access to Subway - Chaharbagh St, Abbassi old hotel and other parts.
- It is the only palace remained from the Safavid era at Chahar Bagh area.
- Is located in a beautiful garden.
- Spectacular architecture.

Them we continue on our way to the Naqsh e Jahan Square the largest square on 15th-century, which holds the most beautiful and important monuments of the Safavid period. There are four specific monuments in this area. Imam Mosque or Abbasi Jame mosque - Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque or the Royal Mosque and   Ali Ghapoo the Beautiful Palace. They are not free.
But in the northern corner of the square, there is one of the most beautiful markets in Iran called the Qaysari or Royal Market. This old bazar has built during the Safavid era and will get familiar you to Isfahan's art and crafts. In this long and beautiful market, you will face a variety of traditional workshops - modern shops and antique shops that will introduce you a part of Isfahan art and culture. continue your way on this market and pass through different parts of this market, you will reach to one of the old squares of Isfahan called Kohneh Meydan(Old Sq) or Imam Ali Square near the Old Jame Atiq Mosque. (We recommend to visit this mosque).

Map and route of the Naghah e Jahan square to Imam Ali sq via Bazar

Lunch Time
At this half-day tour, you have visited the magnificent historical sites of Naghsh e Jahan sq and around. It's time to dine and you can select one of the Isfahan's restaurants.
Isfahan's Restaurants
To recognize a country, should taste it.

Traditional, National and Local Foods on an Esfahani Table
In the local restaurants of Esfahan, a wide range of Iranian foods are consisting of various fish and meat dishes. Tout, salmon, etc 8 grilled boiled. Accompaniments, such as French fries, tomatoes, pickles, vegetable, and onion (spring) are added to complement the delicious foods. The main people sprinkle some sumac or lime over their main courses, especially di different types of kababs, for better taste and to aid digestion. On the Traman table, bread is always in abundance, as one of the necessary items. In addition, yogurt salads and various kinds of soups, each one as an appetizer, are served in the majority of restaurants. In addition to all kinds of kababs on the Iranian table, different kinds of national and local stews are available, the majority of them use tiny pieces of meat (mutton, calf or chicken).
Among the existing stews (Khoresht), one of them, which is very nice especially for foreigners, is called, "Khoresht-e-Fesenjan' its ingredients are:
Pomegranate sauce, walnuts, chicken, duck or mutton in the northern part of Iran it is locally called; Mutoon Jan). Another famous Iranian dish is "Khoresht-e-Qeimeh' which contains: Meat, split peas, lime, tomato sauce, and onion served with plain rice. Qormeh Sabzi is also another choice cooked with tiny pieces of meat, beans, onions, lime, and green-leafy vegetables. "Khoreshte Bademjan', eggplant stew, includes: eggplants, meat, tomato sauce, onion and spices
"Khoresht-e-Beh', quince stew, is cooked with quince, meat, tomato sauce, onion, etc. There are many other different Iranian dishes to try, so for further ideas, refer to the cookbooks.
The drinks consist of mineral water doogh (diluted yogurt, a national drink made from yogurt, dried mint, and water), and the different kinds of donated soft drinks. Tea or coffee, upon request, is also served after every or dinner to top off a wonderfully delicious meal.

PM: After lunch, rent a taxi (1 $ )and return to Hasht Behest or starting point. You are in one of the most beautiful streets of the Safavid era. Enjoy the beauties of this street and hike (23 Min)to the Zayandeh Rood River and its historic bridges. you are Walking on the historic street Chahar Bagh street.
A beautiful, broad, tree-lined boulevard that stretches from the west of Naqsh e Jahan Square beyond Isfahan Palace to Si-o-Seh Pol leading south to the Armenian neighborhood of Jolfa also connects the South and North of Isfahan each other. It is today the main pedestrian and vehicular artery of the city. The avenue serves as a reference for all the other streets of Isfahan - east, west, north, and south - all roads lead to Chahar Bagh.
The name literally means "four gardens" - a typology of landscaping based on cruciform mandala plans, incorporating elements of the land and sky, through the use of green spaces, a body of water central and bisection trails. The treatment of the boulevard itself is consistent with this ideology: beautifully landscaped, with seating and seating areas, occasional water bodies and public walkways, the Avenue presents a rich and interactive urban landscape for residents from the city.
You can visit the mosque and the theological school of Chahar Bagh which is the pinnacle of elegance in mosaic architecture and the old ditches(Madi) while you are walking on this route will lead you to the historic bridges of Isfahan.

Map and route of the Hasht Behesht palace to Zayande Rood and the bridges


- A Memorable evening on Zayande Rood River and its historical bridges

The total length of Zayandeh Rood is about 420 kilometers which finally leads to the Gav Khuni Marsh. Since the time of the Sassanids to the present, some bridges and dams built over the river, so the banks of the river have been always an unparalleled host to people. At the western extreme of the city, there are the number of ditches (Madi), from the upper lands of the river which play an important role in the irrigation of the urban and rural lands, moderation of the temperature and nourishment of underground waters.
On this evening tour, you can walk on historical bridges like si-o-se pol or 33 bridge and also the Khajou bridge which is also a multifunctional hydraulic structure or sit on the bench of Zayande Rood banks and enjoy the sound of river and birds.


At the end of this tour, you will have 2 choices.
-Naghsh E Jahan at night
After a day tour, Isfahan's night beauties will be the last part of your trip.
After watching the Zayandeh Rood river's sunset on the bank, Naghsh e Jahan sq will be the last place that you will see at night.

Spending time on Naqsh-e Jahan Square is a must.
This is a beautiful place not only during the day but also in the afternoon and evening when people gather to watch the sunset.
The Royal Palace and mosques are shining, many people take the opportunity to have a picnic on the lawn around the pool and fountain.
You can hike around and talk with people and be sure hospitable people will invite you to a cup of tea or dinner.

- Sofe Mountain
To see the night of Isfahan or maybe a beautiful sunset and panoramic view of this magnificent city the Sofe mountain is calling you.
Why hiking on this mountain?
There are a number of reasons that you must try hiking on this mountain. The main reason is the spectacular views and the landscapes it offers you when you are at the top. A brilliant view of the city at night and daylight and a very exciting landscape of a series of mountains around the mountain as we climb.
In addition to all this, with perfect timing, you will have the chance to watch a breathtaking sunset while seeing the city drowning in the dark and holding a cup of Iranian tea in hand.

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