Details

  • Theme:       CULTURE

  • Length:     8 DAYS

  • Physical Rating:      2/5

  • Cultural Rating:    3/5

  • Cities:    TEHRAN, SHIRAZ, ISFAHAN, KASHAN

Description

  • Shiraz, the city of love, flower and poetry, the heart of Persia with its ancient remains, pleasant gardens and inspiring literary legacy; Isfahan the crown jewel of Islamic cities with its wonder mosques and beautiful palaces, fascinating bridges and old churches, and Tehran the capital city with its museums and contemporary palaces await you in this trip. In this 8 day tour we visit 6 world heritage sites in different cities of Iran.

Highlights

  • Visiting 6 world heritage sites of Iran
  • Learning about the Iran history through places belonging to different eras
  • Learning about Iran culture and people via its bazaars

Inclusions

  • Visa Application Process
  • All transportation including transfer from/to hotel, Best quality land vehicle
  • Professional escorted Tour Guide of your choice language and trained driver
  • All entrance fees, sightseeing, permits, excursions and activities as per the itinerary
  • Mid-day refreshment including drinking water throughout

Exclusions

  • International flight
  • Visa fee payable when collecting your visa from an Iranian embassy or consulate or upon arrival
  • Tip for guide and/or driver
  • Entrance fees for sights not included in the itinerary
  • Depending on the group size, the tour price will change. Tour size can vary from one person to above 20 persons.
  • You will be accommodated in top-rated hotels.
  • Hotels could be replaced with similar hotel in the same category.
  • Upon your request the itinerary can be extended or shortened.
  • Opening times of the Jewels Museum in Tehran: Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays 16:00 – 14:00 o’clock!
  • States offices, administration, post office and banks are generally open from 7:30 – 12:00 and reopen after a lunch break until 16:00. Thursdays are the working hours until 12:00.
  • Friday is weekend in Iran.

Set Departure Dates

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Tour Itinerary

1

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN SHIRAZ

Arrival in Shiraz. Our tour guide will be waiting for us at airport to greet and welcome us. Then, we will be transferred to hotel
2

DAY 2: FULL DAY CITY TOUR OF SHIRAZ

On this day we visit Nasir Ol Mulk Mosque, named in popular culture as the Pink Mosque, due to the usage of considerable pink color tiles for its interior design. Then we will be amazed by visiting Arg-e KarimKhan (citadel),the most significant and the largest building from Zand era that was built in 1767 AD ordered by Karimkhan and Vakil Bazaar, the most atmospheric in iran and has been described as the most architecturally impressive in the country.
Visiting Hafez Tomb, the greatest Iranian love poet, Hafez is buried in Hafeziye, and ShahCheragh a funerary monument and mosque in Shiraz would be the rest of the day activity.
Overnight in Shiraz.
3

DAY 3: DRIVE TO ISFAHAN. EN ROUTE VISIT TO PERSEPOLIS, NAQSH-E ROSTAM & PASARGADAE

Early morning, we leave the city of love and poetry towards the city of grandeur, ISFAHAN, en route we will visit Persepolis, the ceremonial capital of “Achaemenid Empire” and Naqsh-e Rostam, an ancient necropolis located about 12 km northwest of Persepolis. Afterwards we visit Pasargadae that is the eternal resting place of Cyrus, the king of kings, the founder of Achaemenid Dynasty, the first world empire! We Continue driving towards Isfahan.
Overnight in Isfahan.
4

DAY 4: FULL DAY CITY TOUR OF ISFAHAN

Today is the full day tour of Naqsh-e Jahan Square, shining like a jewel among Iranian cultural heritage. The square get you acquainted with the 17th century Persian art, architecture and culture. Here, we explore great mosques of Abbasi and Sheikh Lotfollah and the palace of Ali Qapu.
Overnight in Isfahan.
5

DAY 5: FULL DAY CITY TOUR OF ISFAHAN

In the 16th century Isfahan was flourished due to the will of “Shah Abbas the Great” and the skill of Armenian settlers’ in trade. An outstanding heritage of Isfahan Armenian community is 17th century Vank Cathedral with its beautiful frescos and a treasure of historical objects and religious artifacts in its museum. The next stop is a true time travel! You can see the evolution art, architecture and imagination in mosques. Isfahan Jame Mosque, a world heritage site, dates back to 9th century. For the evening, we have two historical bridges of Si-o Se Pol and Khaju to see.
Overnight in Isfahan.
6

DAY 6: DRIVE TO TEHRAN VIA KASHAN

• Fin Garden
It contains Kashan's Fin Bath, where Amir Kabir, the Qajarid chancellor, was murdered by an
assassin sent by King Nasereddin Shah in 1852.
Continue driving to Tehran and we will visit:
• Milad Tower
also known as the Tehran Tower is the tallest structure of Iran, and the 6th tallest telecommunications tower and also the 24th-tallest freestanding structure in the world.
Overnight in Tehran.
7

DAY 7: FULL DAY CITY TOUR OF TEHRAN

Our last day is a full day city tour of old Tehran. We first visit the only world heritage site in Tehran, Golestan Palace where historic events such as the ratification of 1906 Constitution was occurred.

• Golestan palace
The former royal Qajar complex in Iran's Tehran.
• National museum
It is an institution formed of two complexes; the Museum of Ancient Iran which was opened in 1937, and the Museum of the Islamic Era which was opened in 1972.
• Jewelry museum
The Treasury of Iranian National -Royal- Jewels accommodates the world's most precious
jewelry collection.
• Grand Bazaar
an old historical market in Tehran.
Overnight in Tehran.

8

DAY 8: TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT & FLIGHT BACK HOME

Transfer to the airport and flight back home

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