Tour Summary: Iraq (in Iran) 14-25 March 2017

The Green and Gold Army is heading to Iran to support the Socceroos in a crucial FIFA World Cup Qualifier vs Iraq in March 2017.

This is an awesome opportunity to combine our love of the Socceroos with a cultural tour to Iran. Our 12-day tour includes visiting Tehran, Esfahan, Yazd, Kashan and Shiraz. With opulent mosques and palaces, crumbling ancient ruins, delicious Persian cuisine and locals eager to make your acquaintance – you will be surprised, and delighted by Iran’s hidden treasures.

We love adventure- it is this love of adventure, and the Socceroos, that has taken us to Germany, Thailand, China, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Oman, South Africa, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Brazil and now Iran. We take pride in doing our research and collaborating with organisations that plan diligently, take appropriate security precautions, hire the best staff and have standards that our guests expect. This is why we cannot wait for our tour to Iran.

Listen to our Program Director, Kevin Pollard, who has led lours to Iran on more than 5 occasions, chat to the guys from Box2Box about his experiences in Iran and this once-in-a-lifetime tour.

Tour Highlights

Tour Inclusions

  • Watch the Socceroos play Iraq in a World Cup qualifier in Tehran – the historical Iranian capital with a large Iraqi community

  • Tour Esfahan, one of the finest cities in the Islamic world

  • Explore the mud brick town of Yazd, once a major stop on the caravan route during the Silk Road period

  • Visit an Iraqi community centre for a traditional lunch and entertainment prior to the Socceroos vs Iraq game

  • Experience tranquil gardens, lavish mansions, colourful woollen rugs, art, philosophy, poetry in exotic Shiraz

  • Marvel at the ruins of the ancient capital of Persepolis

  • Explore Kashan: home to 19th century mansions, ceramics, silks and carpets and enjoy a cooking class in a family home

  • Get to know every day Iranians – without doubt, some of the friendliest and most hospitable people you will ever meet

  • 9 nights’ accommodation in a mixture of 3 and 4 star hotels (Tehran x2 I Kashan x 1 I Esfahan x2 I Yazd x2 I Shiraz x2)

  • Fully escorted by our handpicked expert English-speaking Iranian Tour Leader

  • Hosted by an experienced Green & Gold Army Guide

  • Private airport, stadium and countrywide transfers

  • 1 internal flight as mentioned in the itinerary

  • Category 1 Match day tickets to Australia vs Iraq on March 23

  • Iranian visa invitation letter

  • All entrance fees and guided tours as per the itinerary

  • All breakfasts, 1 lunch and all dinners in boutique restaurants, ancient teahouses and restored mansions


Single Traveller Match$4,300

Notes & Additions

  • Single Traveller Match Program- we will match you with another single traveller of the same sex and a similar age to keep the cost of the package down

  • International flights (which can be organised through Green & Gold Army)

  • Iranian Visa application fee (approx. $250)

  • travel insurance (compulsory)

  • personal expenditure and any gratuities not mentioned