Tehran Persian Personality - Small Group Tour

Ellie was an excellent host. I really enjoyed meeting her and her family and talking with them about their life in Iran. I made #2 "good" only because Ellie had a little trouble in some moments with English, but overall she was an excellent host, and I would highly recommend this experience to anyone. ...Bridget D., – See more reviews
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Dining with a local family
Dining with a local family
Subway wall art
Subway wall art
Inside a local home
Inside a local home
Sharing a meal inside a local home
Sharing a meal inside a local home
Local food served
Local food served
Subway wall art
Subway wall art
Inside the train
Inside the train
Dining with a local family
Subway wall art
Inside a local home
Sharing a meal inside a local home
Local food served
Subway wall art
Inside the train

What To Expect

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. 


  • Enjoy the Persian hospitality of a local Iranian family

  • Sample home-cooked Persian cuisine and learn how to prepare your favorite local dishes

  • Breathe in the fresh air and take in the view on the slopes of Tochal Mountain

  • Hop on the longest metro line in the Middle East and experience riding the subway like a local


Tours in Tehran
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Meeting Point:
Ferdowsi Subway Station
4 hours
daily at 5:30 PM
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Our Tehran tour begins with a ride on the longest metro line in the Middle East; 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 start to get a sense of Persian hospitality right from the get go!  

A short walk from the station, arrive at the home of a local Persian family where we'll be welcomed into their home for a meal. 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 will give you an idea of the main flavors and local ingredients of Persian food.  

After learning about local life, culture, and filling up on Persian delicacies, walk off our meal with a short walking tour of the surrounding neighborhood before taking the subway back to Ferdowsi subway station. On the way, have a chance to quiz your guide about the best authentic places to continue your enjoyment of Persian hospitality.


  • English speaking guide

  • Transportation from the subway station to and from the local home

  • Dinner


  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Participants must be at least 6 years old to join this tour.

  • This tour operates as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 12 guests.

  • Due to current government restrictions in Iran, American, Canadian and British nationals may only join this tour if traveling as part of an organized tour group. Travelers of these nationalities may join this tour only if it can be scheduled the day before or the day immediately after your organized Iran tour. Please contact us for more information.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 4 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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