Known as the city of gardens, flowers, wine, poet and literature, Shiraz is the sixth most populous city in Iran with a population of 1.7 million residents. Located in Southern region of Iran, Shiraz is the economic, commercial, industrial, and administrative centre of Fars Province. Shiraz is home to Iran's first solar plant and several universities including: Islamic Azad University of Shiraz and Shiraz University of Technology.
Voice of Travelers to Shiraz
Grape Harvesting Festival in Shiraz
I am Mondane from South Africa. I am fan of tasting wines and beverages and I travel around the world to taste different types of wine. Last week I attended Grape Harvesting Festival in Shiraz. This was the first time to travel to travel to Middle East was excited by the prospect experiencing and interacting with a new culture in Shiraz. I had planned for this trip from early this year and I needed both ticket and visa to attend the event. To receive a visa to Shiraz, one needs a valid passport, travel ticket and accommodation ticket.I bought both the air ticket and accommodation ticket to Shiraz online at a 8% off. South African Airways with a connection to Austrian Air offered 15% off any ticket bought to attend the Grape Harvesting Harvest in Shiraz. This was the first time to travel using Austrian Airlines and the experience was marvelous. With inflight entertainment and pleasantly friendly attendants, I am confident the travel experience to Shiraz was satisfying to all.
Admission to study at Shiraz University of Technology, Shiraz
I am Ahmed from Sudan, I secured an admission to study Software Engineering at the Shiraz University in Shiraz. This was the first time to travel abroad and was excited by the prospect experiencing a new culture and studying in Shiraz. I searched online for the cheapest ticket to Shiraz. The cheapest ticket to Shiraz was by Iran Air. As a student planning to study in Shiraz, the airline offered me a 20% off the ticket. My family and friends helped me in securing a study visa and accomodation ticket to Shiraz. To receive a visa to Shiraz, one needs to present a valid passport, travel ticket and accommodation ticket. Things moved first and within two weeks before my departure to Shiraz, I had my passport, air ticket, accommodation ticket and other documentation ready. I aboarded a Iran Air flight to Shiraz and generally their service was incredible. As a student with a study visa and a ticket, I was also allowed to checked in an extra bag.
Shiraz Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q.Where do I buy a ticket to Shiraz?
A. You can purchase a ticket to Shiraz either by buying it online or visiting the corresponding travel companies by yourself. Searching online for the ticket to Shiraz is the best way to compare ticket and choose an affordable ticket to Shiraz. Cheapest ticket to Shiraz can be bought online six weeks before your departure.
Q. How is traffic in Shiraz ?
A. Shiraz experiences heavy traffic during the rush hour. The rush hours in Shiraz are on weekdays between 7am to 10am and between 4pm to 7pm. You can rent a car in Shiraz but you need a parking ticket and gas which are relatively cheaper in Shiraz.
Q. How is weather like in Shiraz?
A. Shiraz experiences a hot semi-arid type of climate with hot summers and cool winters. Summer is from June to August with the hottest month being July with temperatures rising to average high of 38 degrees celsius. Winters are from November to February with temperatures dropping below freezing points in January. The best time to buy a ticket and visit Shiraz is in autumn when temperatures are warm to enjoy outdoor activities.
Q. What are the outdoor activities to do in Shiraz?
A. Shiraz is an amazing city for both outdoor and indoor activities. Whwn visiting Shiraz ensure to a tour to Persepolis, the ancient capital of Achaemenid Empire around 500 BC, read love poems at Hafez Museum, enjoy the nature of Eram Garden or visit Vakil for fascinating experience.