On this trip from Tehran, you will travel to Qazvin and Alamut Castle, a mythical fortress which guards some terrifying secrets. Thanks to our English speaking guide, you will learn all about the Order of Assasins who were based here between the 11th and 13th centuries.
Alamut Castle and Ovan Lake
We will head northwest from Tehran to Qazvin, the ancient capital of the Persian Empire which today is regarded as an important cultural and historical center. Once we are in Qazvin, we will visit the ancient water reserve of the city, which has one of the best-conserved structures in the country.
You will learn all about how this building was used to cool water underground to supply the local population. Leaving the water reserve behind we move on to Ovan lake, a small alpine body of water located in Alamut.
The panoramic landscapes in this region are stunning, which is why you should remember to bring your camera so you can capture the memory forever.
Finally, we will go to Alamut castle to admire the ruins of some secret gardens which were built as a representation of paradise. Here, you will learn all about the history of the Nizari Ismailis, who, over three centuries, earned the nickname the Order of Assasins from their enemies due to the way they conducted warfare.
Besides hearing all about the interesting history of this mysterious sect, you will also see the glorious valley, stretching out between the grand mountain ranges of Alamut. The yellow and red colors of the slopes contrast sharply with the snowy peaks of Mount Elbrus in the background, creating a beautiful scene that will leave you speechless.
After exploring this magical part of Iran, we will return to Tehran, where our trip finally finishes.
This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.
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Tour in English
Per personUS$ 146.70
The tour is exclusively in English.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
English speaking guide.
Transport in bus to Qazvin.
Private car in the area of Alamut.
Tickets (€5 per person)
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 3 days before (Teherán local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not advisable for people with reduced mobility).