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Persepolis and Necropolis - Persepolis, The Ancient Persian Empire: Part I

Persepolis, The Ancient Persian Empire: Part I

(111 reviews)
Persepolis, Persepolis and Necropolis, Iran
60 mins

About the tour

On this tour you are taken back to 520 B.C and will take a walk with your guide through ruins of a city called PARSEH today known as Persepolis which is on the UNESCO world heritage list. A place about 125.000 square metres and consisting of several palaces with magnificent bas-relieves and engravings. The city was used as the Spring Capital and a big, important ceremony for new year was held there. High columns and giant door gates decorated by different figures, invite you to discover the history of Persian empire.

Meet your local guide


With a B.A in English translation from university, Farzaneh trained and became a certified tour guide 18 years ago. Through this, she has traveled through most parts of Iran. She is particularly interested in history and archaeology, which she has also studied. She loves meeting new people and sharing the beauties of her country. She also enjoys having fun with photography.

Farzaneh has been guiding since Mar 2003

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Persepolis and Necropolis with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Persepolis and Necropolis. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Lorraine (Canberra Australia 🇦🇺) P.

02 April 2021

A review for Parts 1 & 2 of Persepolis. When I first saw the ruins sitting in the desert, I wondered what was in store on this tour. I could not anticipate the number of times my jaw dropped on seeing the detail and accuracy of the rock sculptures everywhere we turned. I will be forever grateful to Farzaneh for leading me on this tour. The stories of the level of human decency for their society displayed by the Persian Empire was very impressive and puts shame on some of the societies in the world today. Thank you for continuing my education.

Elizabeth W.

23 March 2021

Amazing place with a great guide, thank you!

barbara V.

22 March 2021

Lovely knowledgeable lady. I knew nothing about Persepolis prior to the tour. Incredible place and great tour guide

Janice J.

19 March 2021

I really enjoyed the tour but was only able to watch part 1. I didn’t realise it was in three parts.

Swa C.

18 March 2021

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