Arriving in Iran and Exploring Tehran

Arriving in Iran and Exploring Tehran, Tehran, Iran (B)

After meeting up at the airport in Istanbul, Steve and I boarded the plane to Tehran, the capital of Iran, and at 4.05 AM on January 13th, we arrived. When we arrived at the airport in Tehran, we had to go through a few things to get our Iranian visa. First, it’s obligatory to get medical insurance, which cost us both 16 USD. I think they do that because most insurance companies in western countries don’t cover Iran.

Afterwards, we had to fill in a form and hand over our passports to get the visa. The visa cost me 79 USD and Steve 153 USD. Apparently, there are different prices for different countries! The whole process only took about 25 minutes, which is very quick for a visa, so that was really nice.

Off to the hostel we went in a private cab, which set us back 10 USD each. We decided to stay at Seven Hostel in Central Tehran and arrived there at about 5.30 AM, when the sun had not yet risen. Instead of going to sleep, I decided to take a shower to wake myself up a bit, so I could be ready for the long day of sightseeing! Unfortunately, I hadn’t been able to get any sleep on the flights either, but sleep would simply have to wait. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Arriving in Iran and Exploring Tehran
Guide Location: Iran » Tehran
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Melissa Cherry Villumsen
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Seven Hostel
  • Ferdowai Street
  • Naser Khosrow street
  • Golestan Palace
  • Imam Khomeini Mosque
  • Grand Bazaar of Tehran
  • Shah Abdul Azim Shrine
  • Azadi Tower