Join us for a truly authentic experience of Persian hospitality. Meet a local family in their home for enlightening conversation over a delicious home cooked meal. Learn how to prepare the best local culinary delights and experience how an Iranian family lives and entertains their guests.
Our Tehran tour begins with a ride on the longest metro line in the Middle East, where you’ll experience rapid local transportation that carries over 2 million people in and around the city daily. During the journey, be prepared that locals may come over for a chat and you’ll start to get a sense of Persian hospitality (and curiosity) right from the get go!
A short walk from the station, we’ll arrive at the home of a local Persian family where we’ll be welcomed into their home for a meal. With the help of your bilingual guide, we’ll get to know the family and experience their openness in discussing any topic from cultural traditions to political issues. It is a unique opportunity to experience Iranian life up close and personal.
To truly understand Persian hospitality, you have to share a meal together. Persian food served at home is often very different to what is on restaurant menus. With the diversity of ethnic groups in Iran, there is a huge variety of local cuisine. Your hosts will explain how to prepare the dishes you’ll be sampling and give you an idea of the main flavours and local ingredients of Persian food.
After learning about local life, culture, and filling up on Persian delicacies, we’ll walk off our meal with a short walking tour of the surrounding neighbourhood before taking the subway back to Ferdowsi subway station. On the way, you’ll have a chance to quiz your guide about the best authentic places to continue your enjoyment of Persian hospitality
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to current government restrictions in Iran, American, Canadian, and British nationals may only join a Tehran Urban Adventure if they are travelling as part of an Intrepid tour. Urban Adventures tours in Tehran can only be scheduled for the day immediately before your Intrepid tour starts, or the day immediately after your Intrepid tour ends. Travellers of these nationalities must travel as part of an organised tour and are not permitted to be in Iran longer than one day before or one day after their tour ends.