Frequently Asked Questions
Booking and Price
There are two easy ways to book our tours:
- By phone: You can call us at+1 (416)-824-4436 and book your tour on the phone. Even if you have not chosen your tour yet, our travel specialists will assist you to find the right tour.
- Online: After you choose your tour, you fill out the booking form on the same page online and submit it electronically. As simple as a click!
When you book a tour, you pay a deposit and you secure your spot. The remaining balance for your tour is due 60 days prior to departure. For your convenience, we offer secure online payment options for both electronic check and credit cards. We also accept personal checks (US and Canada bank accounts only), bank drafts or money orders in Canadian or US dollars (US or Canadian banks only), and wire transfers.
Yes: Prices are per person. The price of your tour is guaranteed the moment we receive your deposit.
Our tour prices normally don't include international airfare. But normally domestic flights are included in the price. In some tours, we offer the tour price with the international air fare included in the price. For more detailed information about flights read the tour detailed information about inclusions and exclusions for each tour.
Yes. You have the option of booking your international air ticket to/from the destinations yourself or asking our colleagues to do it for you. Golden Planet in-house air travel department is a full-service agency that books a complete range of domestic and international flights. We’ll make every effort to secure the best possible fare and routing for you. And if something goes off track once you've left home. we'll help you re-book or find new route options.
Yes. To purchase a gift certificate by phone, call us at +1 (416)-824-4436. You can also fax or mail your request to our office.
Yes. Our tours start and end in the destinations advertised. So we have travelers from Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and all around the globe who fly to the destination and start their journey with us in Iran. We normally have a briefing session on the first day of the tour for all the tour members. You can just fill out the request form and we will arrange all the bookings for you.
No, If you prefer to travel on a private, custom tour we two choices for you:
Totally tailor made tours: We love to take your dreams and weave them into a trip tailored specially for you. Persian Discoveries travel consultants have the experience of over 19 years to design and plan personally handcrafted trips. You come with ideas and we assist you to shape them and personalize them to suit you.
Researched and tested tours: if you like to see the highlights and you ask our travel consultants to recommend you an itinerary, we have a series of pre-planned tours that have been already researched and tested and many of our travelers have already used these itineraries for their individual tours. You have a wide range of choices for these tours, from Essential, classical tours to more specialized tours like photography or gardening or wine-tasting tours. After all it is our offers and your choice.
No, though many of our tours are based on cultural themes like Art, Architecture or cuisine, we also have many tours that are focused on adventure travel and ecotourism.
Families and relatives traveling together as a small group, Solo travelers preferring to be away from groups, those who like to travel more independently, travelers specialized in a particular subject like gardening or architecture and spend more time in sites associated with their interests; amateur or professional Photographers, newly-married couples looking for spending more time together and so on and so forth. They are all welcomed at Golden planet custom tours.
For the information on physical demands for each tour, please have a look at the overview menu for each tour.
Apart from sports tours or climbing tours, most of our cultural tours are physically moderate. You have to be able to walk for a few minutes for sightseeing or walking tours.