With ten Europcar locations across at key points across Iran, we can ensure that whatever region you are thinking of exploring, a world class car hire solution is on hand to be of assistance. Europcar's huge fleet of comfortable, safe and reliable vehicles is always available, with useful services such as express pick-up and 3-step online booking, as well as optional extras like child seats, satellite navigation and additional driver cover, there if you need them. Spread throughout the major cities of Esfahan, Shiraz and Tehran, with cars to suit any budget or requirement and the experience and expertise that comes from being one of the world's leading car hire firms, Europcar is ready to help you make the most of your trip.
Iran or Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a surprise to many people. Many expect a dangerous place filled with fundamentalist fanatics, but actually visiting and experiencing the country and people for themselves, they find a diverse and exciting land, where it's possible to soak up the sun and indulge in the sea and sand on the edge of the Persian Gulf or the Caspian Sea, and go hiking or skiing in the Alborz mountains. The Iranian culture has long been a draw for outside visitors, with Persian hand made rugs being prized possessions for hundreds of years, and a national art heritage amongst the richest in the world. Persia's past history as a major world power is not lost on visitors to the ancient capital of Persepolis or the Elamite ziggurat of Choqua Zanbil, and its creativity is beautifully exemplified to anyone lucky enough to stroll around or relax in one of the Persian Gardens dotted around the country. Add all this to the bustling cities filled with smoky teahouses, noisy and energetic bazaars, great deserts containing hidden oases, and what has been described as the oldest and most traditional cuisine in the world, and you'll find all your presumptions disappearing.
The City of Tehran - While many visitors pay Iran's capital little to no attention, thanks to its architectural mundanity and abundance of traffic and pollution, a closer look reveals a bustling and vibrant city with a friendly population, and more than its fair share of culture. Various palaces of the former shahs, such as Golestein Palace, Niavaran Palace and Sa'dabad Palace, and the Imperial Crown Jewels of Iran, on display in the Central Bank of Iran and said to be most valuable jewel collection in the world, show off the county's more opulent side. The National Museum of Iran, the Glassware and Ceramics Museum and the Carpet Museum, along with the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, are just a few of the many museums and galleries that can be found in town also. There is little rest throughout the remainder of the city, either, with shopping experiences at the lively bazaars something not to be missed, and the local restaurants open very late, crowded, and the very definition of authentic.