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Free walking tour in old Tehran (Persian Walk)

Your guru: Mersa
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  • Tehran
  • Available in: English

About the guru Mersa

During accomplishment of my PhD study in the field of Biomaterial, I got a name from colleagues as science storyteller. I knew I have this ability to convert boring scientific facts into an enjoyable and amusing talks for people, who are not in the same field. Almost in my last phase of my PhD in Germany, I realized I invested my best time of life on a way, which could not b... More »

During accomplishment of my PhD study in the field of Biomaterial, I got a name from colleagues as science storyteller. I knew I have this ability to convert boring scientific facts into an enjoyable and amusing talks for people, who are not in the same field. Almost in my last phase of my PhD in Germany, I realized I invested my best time of life on a way, which could not bring joy and happiness in to my life. I got this realization really late. I started to follow what my heart said and quitted my PhD at the last phase. I was lost in life and decided to travel around the world. Facing deeply in the culture of South Korea, India and other countries of Asia and comparing them to West culture, where I did my study in high-tech country, Germany, made me a story teller as a Traveler. As Ibn Battuta says: Traveling leaves you speechless, then it turns you to story teller. Talking with different people at each corner of the world proved me how my Iranian culture is not familiar for most people, especially new generation. Then I decided to empower my ability of story telling on culture and social history of Iran for culturally curious travelers. Now, I am proudly the co-founder of Persian Walk telling the story of my city for all adventures and Travelers, who want to discover Iran beyond the politic news and censored media.

About the tour

In this free walking tour run by Persian Walk, we briefly cover the history of Iran from 3000 BC to present time. (We promise, it is not boring and takes less than 7 minutes) and introduce the influence of Islam on Iranian life style. We will explore different elements of an old Islamic-Iranian city structure in one of the old neighborhood of Tehran. More detail, we talk about exclusive Iranian Calendar, National and Religious festivals and so much information about life style. We promise you by new insight information of this tour, you will visit the other sightseeing of other cities in Iran with new mindset and have a better understanding of an enchanted oriental country.

Some sightseeing in this tours:

Golestan Palace

Grand Bazaar

Imam Khomeini Mosque

Jewish Quarter

Synagogue

Shams-ol-emareh

Water reservoir

The first bank of Iran

Imamzade Yahya Shrine

Kazemi Mansion

Dress code: we will walk through Bazaar and old neighborhood, which are conservative and traditional environment. We would like to ask you as a respect to their lifestyle, women would choose a dress with a knee-height outfit and do not forget your comfortable shoes and a big smile on your face.

How to reach to Golestan Palace: Take red Metro line and get off at Panzdah Khordad metro station and follow the sign to Golestan Palace, then you reach to Panzdahe Khordad Square, turn left to Davar street and you reach to Golestan Palace.

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How to find me: Looking for Persian Walk sign in front of Golestan Palace entrance
Tour duration: 3 hours

Tour schedule

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €5, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

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Ratings (13)

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Maarten pronk

1 month ago

Very nice tour and Mersa is very energetic, clever, patient and we enjoyed it a lot. We can recommend a tour with her. Thanks, Katrien and Maarten

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Michelle

2 months ago

It was a really great tour where we could get interesting facts not only about Tehran but also about the culture. Thank you Mersa, I can only recommend the tour!

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Irene

3 months ago

The tour with Mersa is more than just a tour: it‘s a journey through Theran, Iran and an iranian-every-day. Mersa is well reflected, open not just a tour-guide, but an authentic, very lovely person, that shares „her“ tehran wirh you. Next to very interessting informations about theran, iran and the history, she she gives great tips&help for your journey through iran. Absolutely worth evey minute! Thanks a lot!!

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Ornella

3 months ago

Lovely tour and lovely time. Persianwalk is a fantastic experience in Tehran.

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Sarah

3 months ago

the tour with Mersa was like a tour with a good friend, who likes to show you "her" town. A lot of really helpful informations and a little look behind the curtains! MAMNOUN!!

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Diarna

4 months ago

Mersa did a tour with me to the great Bazar and the old historic Bazar, she has so many interesting stories to tell about the history of Teheran. She knows a lot and its fun to walk with her. She speaks good German too!

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