Persia Passenger
Persia Passenger
City Tours • Cultural Tours • Historical & Heritage Tours • Sightseeing Tours
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
We are a group of professional licensed guides with years of experience in the travel industry. We are offering all types of tailor made tours of Iran.
Tehran, Iran

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Rome, Italy7 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
We just came back from a wonderful trip to Iran. Just like many people, we knew very little about the country so we searched on the web and found excellent reviews about the local tour operator “Persia Passenger” managed by Moein. We definitely recommend this agency to everyone who wants to have an authentic experience of Iran. Moein speaks excellent English and is extremely supportive, precise and passionate about his job. He is totally flexible and caring about the clients’ needs, and manages to accomodate any kind of request. He built a travel plan that was based on our preferences and needs, and took care about all the formalities (visa, documentation, internal flight, attractions’ entry tickets etc.). Everything worked perfectly, and we enjoyed our trip a lot!
Our guide during the tour was Moji: we cannot only spend wonderful words about him. He loves Iran and shared this love with us through the passion he puts into his job. He drove us for almost 1.000km across the country, from Teheran to Shiraz, gave us a lot of information on Iran’s culture and history. He also speaks English fluently so we never had any communication barriers during the trip.
We spent 9 days in Iran, and we managed to see most of the highlights although 15 days would be much better to get a full picture of the country. The hotels where we stayed are all very good, and some truly fascinating: traditional palaces of merchants transformed into boutique hotels where you can really touch the past beauty and richness of Iran!
Contrary to what most Western people think, travelling in Iran is totally safe. There are no dangers and people are so welcoming towards tourists, they are happy to invite you at their table or even at their homes to give you a taste of Iranian life.

All in all, the trip has been enchanting and we are grateful to Moein and Moji for having made it so perfect and engaging!
Written May 8, 2022
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Mara L
Bologna8 contributions
Oct 2022
We are a group of 4 Italian women used to organize and manage trips all over the world by themselves.
When we decided to plan a trip in Iran we evaluated that the difficulties of the language, the short time available and the desire to understand more about such as a complex culture and wide country, required a professional support.
So we decided to look for a well reccomended Iranian travel Agency.
We read very positive reviews on Persia Passenger Agengy and Moein so we wrote to him with a brief explanation of our interests and expectations from Iran. We had immediately a very positive feeling as he revealed himself very nice and helpful.
Our 13 days trip in Iran run from the 4th to the 18th of October 2022, in a very special moment in the life of the country.

We confirm, without any doubt, that Moein designed and managed our trip in a very safe, comfortable and amazing way, allowing us to visit some of the most important cities (Teheran, Shiraz, Kerman, Yazd, Isfahan) and live a short but emotional experience in the Dasht-e Lut Desert, which turned out to be among the most beautiful in the world.
Moein had entrusted us to a very nice professional and perfectly Italian language speaking guide. She and the driver permitted us to travel in total safety, to face and understand more deeply the complexity of this beautiful country, to get in touch with many people, giving us the feeling of travelling with two new friends.
Moreover, they were extremely helpful and full of attentions in a misfortune event during which we had the opportunity of verifying and appreciating the efficiency of a public Emergency Room in Isfahan.

So, we highly recommend Moein and his staff, with the hope of returning soon, visiting other extraordinary places of Iran with Persia Passenger and getting in touch again with the extraordinary Iranian people.
Written November 2, 2022
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Pesaro, Italy1 contribution
Sep 2022
We had an amazing 16-day trip around Iran in September 2022 and it was the most incredible trip I have ever made in my whole life. My friend and I decided to visit Iran with a private tour and ended up on Moein's website. We read very positive reviews so we wrote to him with a brief explanation of our interests and expectations from Iran. Already from our first emails we had a very positive feeling as he was very kind and helpful. He was really proactive in responses and willing to meet our expectations. As the main focus of our trip was architecture, food and culture, Moien designed an interesting trip that included all amazing cities (Shiraz, Yazd, Isfahan) and incredible experiences with local people and food, such as one night in the desert and another night with nomads. He is extremely capable of understanding your needs and doing his best to make your dream come true. Even in unexpected or misfortune events, he never loses his temperament and finds quick and prompt solutions. In addition to this, he has a sharp sense of humor and likes joking which makes you very comfortable; you can even have the impression to travel with a friend. He's professional with excellent knowledge of his country in which you couldn't fall in love.
I highly recommend Moein as a tour guide and his tours. You won't be disappointed! SEPAS, Moein!
Written October 17, 2022
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Luc Cla
Milan, Italy11 contributions
Sep 2019
My husband and I spent two weeks last september in Iran and we had a very fantastic time with Moein. He was our guide/driver and he arranged our trip according to our wishes and our needs. He speaks a perfect English so we didn't have any issue in understanding each other and he told us a lot of interesting things about the attractions we visited and about Iranian culture and habits.
We spent very beautiful days with him and everything in our trip was great: hotels, restaurants and all arrangements. We had also enough time for visiting everything we desired and we never felt to be in a hurry: so we also had the opportunity to speak with a lot of Iranians and discover their thinking.
This is why we strongly recommend Moeim and be sure you'll have a great experience in Iran.

Iran is a magic country: not only a lot of beautiful sites (most of them are Unesco sites) to visit in a very safe way, but you'll discover very friendly and kind people.
We miss them a lot and we'll go in Iran again!
Written November 3, 2019
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Sydney, Australia12 contributions
Oct 2019
We are travellers from Australia and have just spent thirteen days with Moein doing a tailored made route from Tehran to Shiraz with several stops. We spent some time online with him agreeing the detail of the itinerary and accommodation, and always found Moein to be helpful, cooperative, and full of useful advice on how to make the trip and itinerary better. In fact when we did the trip we found that the hotel selections we made against his advice were wrong (don't trust Tripadvisor) and we would have been better to take his advice.

Before committing, we spoke via Whatsapp and found Moein to be polite, constructive, and responsive to our comments. When we met him in person all those characteristics continued for the journey, and we truly enjoyed his company. He speaks excellent English, is interesting to talk to, and is committed to giving his guests a great experience of Iran. On some issues where we are unusually fussy (mainly hotels) he was always doing his best to please. Our luggage did not arrive with us when we landed in Tehran and Moein was a fantastic help in getting our bags sent to us.

More generally, travel in Iran is quite easy and safe. Some of the traffic on the roads is a bit scary, but Moein is a safe driver and has a new car with air bags so we felt safe with him. People you meet on the street are always friendly and often very happy to talk and welcome visitors to Iran. They are aware of the bad press they get in the western newspapers and many Iranians told us that contrary to the media they were delighted that we were visiting their country and hoped we enjoyed our trip. Even if they knew no English they often bent their heads with their hand over their heart as a welcome gesture. We found them incredibly warm and hospitable. And, a big plus, no pestering from touts except from some carpet retailers. The sights of Iran were fabulous too. Just note that hotels can be lower standard than you can get in other countries, so taking Moein's advice in that respect is recommended. He also found money exchangers where we got about nearly double the rate of the official exchange rate.

We based our decision to go with Moein largely on Tripadvisor reviews, plus the quality of his responses when we were negotiating a possible itinerary. He exceeded our expectations, as did Iran.
Written October 16, 2019
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6 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
My husband and I, after listening and reading about the wonders of Iran and its people, decided to leave but not having much time and not loving organized trips, we opted for a private guide / driver. We started last May 4th and returned on May 12th. Reading on the web we also came across the Persia Passenger agency that we contacted. Moein, who is an official guide, responded promptly and with him we agreed on the stages and travel arrangements. Moein, who speaks perfect English, studied at university, has been our driver and guide and was without doubt our added value to this trip. He has booked our hotels, many of them in incredible historical residences and has organized visits to historic cultural and natural sites. Our lunches and dinners have always been real experiences, in typical places but never "tourist". Moein has always been attentive to our needs but never intrusive and has introduced us to many aspects of true Iran that we could hardly have learned by traveling independently, he was also a prudent driver even in the chaos of big cities, making us feel safe and secure in his car , we also spent a wonderful evening at his home where we met his family. Our journey started in Tehran to continue towards Kashan with the splendid historic houses in one of which we stayed, passing through the wonderful Isfahan, passing through Meybod where we saw the incredible pigeon house and the ice house, Yazd linked to cult of the Zoroasters, Abarkuh with another night in a splendid mansion with a majestic wind tower and then Persepolis with the majestic tombs of Cyrus and Darius up to Shiraz from which we left. Iran is as splendid as its people and we will always remember the kindness with which we were received.
Written June 2, 2019
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Julia W
Te Puna, New Zealand4 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
I absolutely endorse all the positive comments about travelling in Iran. We were filled with admiration for the wonderful way the Iranians have preserved their ancient culture, earning UNESCO endorsement for so many of their restored sites. The friendliness, generosity and honesty of the people was superior to any country I have visited.

We are two females and decided to arrange our own itinerary. We were very fortunate to come across the website of Moeim Gholami. Definitely the best find of our Iran trip. Moeim's extensive knowledge and deep love of his country made every site visit a rich experience. He was much more than a driver/guide. He became a friend and went way beyond the remit of a guide to help us out with hotel bookings, advice on routes and Persian cuisine and customs. Moeim is a graduate with an English major and speaks English so well he can express his wicked sense of humour with frequent jokes.

I recommend Moeim without reservation. He is an excellent example of all the best qualities of the Iranian people and will add quality to your Persian experience.
Written May 16, 2019
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Brisbane, Australia48 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
My brother and I completed an 8 day private tour of Iran from Shiraz to Tehran and fell in love with the country. To anyone that is still not 100% decided on visiting Iran, I urge you to just book it and you will not be disappointed. The people, the food, the culture and sights are amazing. We even tried cancelling our further travels so we could stay in Iran for longer. We did our private tailor made tour with Moein Gholami and had the best time. Very knowledgeable, did everything he could to make our time the best possible and helped us to engage with as many local people as possible. It felt like we were travelling with a good friend to which he now is. I can not recommend Moein anymore, he is by far the best guide I have ever had. In addition to the above, he would always haggle to get the best price for us at bazaars, especially when we bought 3 carpets. If you are travelling to Iran, Moein is the best guide with the best prices you can find. For weeks prior to our arrival in Iran, we were in constant communication with Moein about what our interests are so Moein could suggest the appropriate routes and highlights. We were also lucky enough to attend Tasoua and Ashura ceremonies to which we cherish that experience to understand what was happening. We are now already planning when we will be able to visit Iran again (hopefully next year) and we will be travelling with Moein again.

Thanks again Moein for the amazing experience you gave us.

Written February 2, 2019
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Trieste, Italy2 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Me and my wife are frequent travellers, this year we decided to visit Iran.
In the beginning we hesitated a little because of the cliché imposed by western society towards Muslim Countries, but after careful research we realized there was nothing to worry about. Nevertheless we decided to search for a professional guide. After reading some reviews on TripAdvisor we found the guide who we think was ideal for us: Moein.
We contacted him by e-mail and he answered almost immediately. He's been very kind and helpful to answer all our questions about the trip by email and WhatsApp.
We're a couple very interested on history, arts, architecture, culture and lifestyle of every country we visit and we asked to Moein to set us a trip with a focus to these features.
He organised for us a wonderful 12 days tour touching the beautiful and different cities of central Iran responding completely to our needs. He managed professionally everything, from hotels booking to the attraction's entrance and led us to discover Iran with his car explaining everything in a perfect english, moreover he gave us the possibility to change the plan to our will (but original plan was fine as it was).
We remained astonished on landscapes, fascinated by the great Mosques and impressed by the millenary history of this Country and his cultural and ethnic diversity.
Moein with his calm and patience made us feel always at ease, he reflects the character of iranian people: kindness, politeness, willingness. We didn't find nowhere traces of fanaticism nor even events could made us concern, we never had the feeling to be unsafe, contrarily to what is said by the western media Iran is the safest place in the World.
Thanks to him we learned a lot about iranian lifestyle and their relationships with religion, we discovered even how Persian arts have influenced western society like music, architecture, sciences.
This journey have thoroughly enriched our lives and I suggest everybody to visit Iran and discover all his beauty with the competence, experience and friendliness of Moein.

Thank you my friend, we hope to meet you soon again!
Written December 23, 2019
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New Zealand26 contributions
Aug 2019
We had the pleasure of a 15-day tour of Iran with Moein in August of this year. I first contacted Moein after reading TripAdvisor reviews and visiting his Persia Passenger website. Between us we organised a very full tour, covering all the usual destinations and a few not so populated locations. Moein is very experienced and knowledgeable on all things Iran, and for us was the perfect choice as our tour driver/guide - he is a very safe driver, a necessity on Iran’s roads! The accommodation he suggested and booked for us was faultless, sometimes amazing (the caravanserai in Marand was exceptional) and always comfortable after a long day of travel and sight-seeing. Moein was always on time and flexible and there was no expectation that we should stick with the plan if something off the itinerary came up. Most of all tho, we had some great conversations and Moein’s sharp sense of humour made the tour good fun!
We travel frequently from the South Pacific and Iran is by far the safest country we have ever travelled in. Despite biased negative reports from the western media, we felt safe at all times and enjoyed seeing families out for picnics and generally just getting on with their lives. At no point did we feel anything other than comfortable and at ease. The people are welcoming, super friendly and always ready for a chat.
We would like to travel to Iran for a second tour to see more of the incredible places that time prevented, and if we are lucky enough to do so we will definitely look to enjoy Moein’s company again. Cheers Moein!
Written September 28, 2019
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