Fall 2019 Tourism & Peace Trips to Iran

Applications for the Fall Trips are now closed!

After our successful trip to Iran in February and wonderful feedback we are excited to announce that CODEPINK will be travelling to Iran again! Since withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, the Trump administration has pushed a maximum pressure campaign on Iran. Sanctions, threats of war, and the travel ban are harming the Iranian people. Concerned by the U.S. administration building case for war with Iran, CODEPINK is organizing a trip to Iran in Fall of 2019.

We hope to continue to spread the message of peace by building people to people relations, exploring the beautiful country of Iran, and learning about the impact of dangerous U.S. policies on the Iranian people. We’re inviting you to visit historical monuments, explore the bustling bazaars, and meet some of the most hospitable people in the world. Don’t miss the opportunity of the lifetime traveling throughout Iran and spreading the message of peace.

Scroll down to see the tentative itinerary and trip FAQs.


Peace Trip to Iran

  • Date: October 19-27
  • Cost: $1000
  • Tentative Itinerary: **Note** Arrival is to Tehran International Airport and Departure is from Shiraz International Airport

Day 1

Tehran

Arrive in Tehran international airport and meet your guide and you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 2

Tehran

Breakfast in hotel. Visit Saad Abad Palace, ex-U.S. Embassy, National Museum of Iran. Lunch in the Grand Ferdowsi hotel. Sightseeing of old gate, transfer to hotel and dinner.

Day 3

Tehran

Breakfast in hotel. Visit the Educational Center for Child Labor, visit Hazrat Abdolazim Shrine. Visit traditional bazaar and nature bridge. Transfer to hotel and dinner.

Day 4

Tehran To Isfahan

Breakfast in hotel. Visit the Peace Museum of Tehran. Drive to Isfahan with lunch on the way. Transfer to hotel and visit Siosepol bridge at night. Overnight in Isfahan

Day 5

Isfahan

Breakfast in hotel. Full city tour of Isfahan including Naghshe Jahan square, a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the world’s biggest squares, created in the 17th century. We will also visit Imam Mosque, Sheikh Lotfallah Mosque, traditional bazaar, lunch and transfer to hotel. We will admire their magnificent architecture and tile-work. At night we will visit Khadjoo bridge and have dinner.

Day 6

Isfahan

Breakfast in the hotel. Visit Jame’ Mosque, chehelsootoon palace, lunch, Vank church, music museum. Visit Jewish synagogue.

Day 7

Isfahan To Shiraz

After breakfast, we drive to Shiraz. We will have lunch along the way and visit Persepolis and Pasargarde. Overnight in Shiraz.

Day 8

Shiraz

Shiraz city tour. Eram garden, Nasiromolk mosque, Karimkhan citadel, hafez tomb, vakil bazaar. Overnight in Shiraz

Day 9

Shiraz

Check out from hotel. Transfer to airport in Shiraz.

FAQs

What is the cost?

The total cost for hotels, programming, in-country transportation and food for the Tourist trip is $1,250 and the Peace trip is $1000. A $200 deposit is required by June 30. You can pay this online or make out a check to CODEPINK, marked Iran Trip in the memo, and send to CODEPINK Iran, 2010 Linden Ave, Venice, CA 90291. This will be used to pay for the visa and handling fees. This deposit is non-refundable if you cancel, but is refundable if your visa is denied. You must bring the remainder of the fee, in either US dollars or Euros, with you in cash to give to the trip leaders as soon as you get to the hotel in Tehran.

Who is invited to apply?

The delegation is open to people from other countries but will be mostly Americans. (please note that we will only have English translation). We are seeking people who are connected to and active with a community at home, such as faith-based organizations,  universities, peace/justice groups, as well as journalists, writers, artists and videographers. We encourage those who have avenues for disseminating information when they return home-- writing articles and op-eds, giving talks, influencing members of Congress or the administration, etc. Due to the large number of persons expected to apply to go on the delegation, the US organizers will select applicants, but the Iranian government will decide if applicants will get visas.

How and when should we get there?

You are responsible for booking and paying for your own airfare. But please do not book your airfare until visas have been approved.

You can take whatever flight you want, but we will soon post some of the flights other people are taking if you want to join them. You should get changeable/ refundable tickets or use mileage in case the Iranian government does not issue you a visa, which has happened frequently in the past.

What does the fee include?

  • Accommodations (double occupancy)
  • Program activities and entrance fees
  • Three meals per day
  • In-country transportation
  • English-speaking guides Note: Fee does not cover visa process and handling at Iran’s Interest Section in the U.S. or any additional transportation costs. Visa cost is $80 at the Interest Section and $40 for express delivery if not picked up from the Iranian Interest Section in Washington, D.C.

Price is based on double room accommodations. Specific roommates cannot be guaranteed though we do our best to accommodate your request.

A single room can be requested at an additional cost of $200.

What does the visa process entail?

It is difficult to get visas for Iran, and the Iranian government process is time-consuming. That is why your application and $200 deposit must be received by June 30. For purposes of processing a request for your Iranian Visa in a timely manner, the registration, along with your deposit, is due June 30. The earlier you get us your information, the most likely you are to get the visas.

In order to come on this trip you must fill out and submit these forms.

You must upload a passport copy and a photo for your visa and send to CODEPINK. Your passport copy and photo are vital parts of the visa application process. The acceptance of your photos is at the discretion of the Iranian consulate. Please make sure you answer all the questions — if you do not, your application may not be accepted by the Iranian government.

Passport copy requirements

Follow this guide to ensure that you have a suitable digital image.

  • Must be in color
  • In JPEG file format
  • Equal to or less than 500 kB (kilobytes) in file size (less than 10 kB is not accepted)
  • Only the first page
  • Properly exposed (not too dark or too light)
  • Be sized 800 X 600 pixels
  • Clear and all characters readable
  • Must have 6 months validity before the expiration of the passport. Photo Requirements Visa photo requirements are just like a passport photo. To ensure that your visa photo meets all the requirements you can go to a professional visa photo service. Or follow this guide to ensure that you have a suitable image.Must be in color
  • In JPEG file format
  • Equal to or less than 500 kB (kilobytes) in file size (less than 10 kB is not accepted)
  • In a rectangular aspect ratio and be sized 400 X 600 pixels
  • 80% of the photo must be of applicant’s face with a full-face view directly at the camera and a neutral facial expression.
  • Optional for women to wear a headscarf in their visa photo.  

What will the delegation focus on?

This Peace Delegation will give participants a unique chance to understand this much-maligned nation and put a human face on this political struggle. It will help facilitate understanding and respect between our people—the building blocks necessary for true international diplomacy and peace between our countries.

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  • Afshin Heidari
    followed this page 2019-06-18 16:17:53 -0400
  • Stephen Finnan
    commented 2019-06-12 16:21:35 -0400
    Make Peace not War
  • Farnaz Javadian
    commented 2019-06-12 13:18:26 -0400
    I travel to Iran every year during Christmas time to visit my family. If there are plans for groups to visit Iran during Dec-Jan, I can help with accommodation, site seeing, travel tours and etc.
  • Farnaz Javadian
    followed this page 2019-06-12 13:14:59 -0400