Meet a local family in their Tehran home for enlightening conversations 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.
What to Expect
Experience Persian hospitality at a family home in Tehran and learn more about life in Iran.
Meet your guide to take the longest metro line in the Middle East and experience a rapid transportation system that carries over 2 million people in and around the city every day. During the journey, locals may come over for a chat and you’ll get a sense of Persian hospitality (and curiosity) right from the get-go.
Following a short walk from the station, arrive at the home of your Persian hosts. They will welcome you into their home for a meal and - with the help of your bilingual guide - chat about any topic, from cultural traditions to political issues. It is a unique opportunity to experience Iranian life up close.
Share a meal with the family for a better understanding of Persian hospitality. Enjoy the kind of Persian food that is served at home - it is often very different to what is on offer at restaurants. With the diversity of ethnic groups in Iran, there is a huge variety of local cuisines. Your hosts will explain how to prepare the dishes you sample and tell you about the main flavors and local ingredients of Persian food.
Walk off your meal with a short walking tour of the surrounding neighborhood. Then take the subway back to Ferdowsi Subway Station. Along the way, you can quiz your guide about the best authentic places to continue your enjoyment of Persian hospitality.
- Local, English-speaking guide
- Transportation from the subway station to and from the family home
What's Not Included
- Tips or gratuities for the drivers or guides
Meet at the entrance to Ferdowsi Subway Station (Google Map GPS: 35.701194,51.418878).
Know Before You Go
• It is possible to arrange a pick-up and drop off to and from your accommodation before and after the tour. If you would like this, please let the local provider know after booking: email@example.com
• Please note the dress code in Iran: women should wear a scarf and a coat/manteaux/shirt/tunic/dress that comes to their knees and does not show their body; men cannot wear shorts