Flights to Tehran

Cheap Flights to Tehran

Follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo with a visit to Tehran, one of the most important stops along the ancient Silk Road. Here, under the watchful eye of a professional tour guide, Canadian travelers can discover the rich history of the Persian Empire and the kind hospitality of the Persian people. Misunderstood by many, Tehran is actually an exceptionally safe city for Canadian travelers that offers fascinating museums, imperial palaces and vibrant green spaces. As anyone who has visited Tehran can tell you, the capital of Iran has rightfully earned its reputation as a travel destination to watch.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Tehran

Spring and autumn are the ideal times to visit Tehran. Travelers who arrive in March can experience an authentic Iranian New Year celebration during Nowruz. Iranians mark the start of the new year with vigorous house cleaning, bonfires, fireworks, ceremonial table settings and outdoor picnics. September and October are ideal for hiking excursions outside the city, as trails are still clear and temperatures are becoming more comfortable. Once you've chosen your travel dates, set up a Skyscanner price alert to be notified when airfares drop in price.

Airports in Tehran

Most foreign travelers will arrive and depart through Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport, the city's major international airport. The airport is equipped with free wireless internet and currency exchange offices. To reach the city center, travelers can use a shared shuttle taxi, a private taxi, or their own rental car. Travelers flying into Tehran from elsewhere in the country may arrive at the confusingly named Mehrabad International Airport, which today provides only domestic service. Mehrabad International Airport is connected to the city's metro system, making it easy to reach the city center.

What to See and Do in Tehran

Because Canadian travelers can only visit Tehran as part of an organized tour, visitors will find that their guide has taken care of nearly all of the planning on their behalf. The tour operator will arrange airport transportation, accommodation and dining, based on the interests and budget of the client.[h3]No matter which tour company you choose, you will surely visit many of Tehran's most famous tourist attractions. You may begin by exploring the ornate Golestan Palace and the Treasury of National Jewels, or your guide might start by emphasizing the city's more modern history at the iconic Azadi Tower and soaring Milad Tower. Ask to stop for a meal at one of the many ghahve-khooneh, which are traditional Iranian restaurants with inexpensive local dishes, and then head to the Grand Bazaar of Tehran to shop for jewelry, carpets, spices and souvenirs. If you have more time in the city, ask to be taken to some of the beautiful parks on the edge of the city center, or inquire about the possibility of a day trip to theKhojir and Sorkhe Hesar National Park. [/h3]

Tips and Advisories for Travel to Tehran

Generally speaking, Iran is a very safe nation and there are no serious travel advisories for Canadians who wish to visit Tehran. However, Iran has a strict visa policy for Canadian travelers. In order to obtain a tourist visa, Canadians must show proof that they have registered and paid for an organized tour led by a government-approved guide. Independent travel throughout the country is forbidden. As well, Iran's contentious relationship with Israel means that travelers whose passports show they have, or may have, visited Israel will be denied entry to Iran, even if they are in possession of a valid tourist visa.

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