General

Day 1: Tabriz – Jolfa-Tabriz (292 Km Drive)

Upon your arrival at Tabriz International airport, our representative will meet and transfer you to your hotel. Then you will have time to take rest, before exploring the cradle of civilization.

Our first day in Tabriz is surely will be a fabulous experience. We embark on our journey through Azerbaijan by visiting St. Stepanos Armenian Church at Jolfa (WHS). Then drive back to visit Historic Bazaar Complex (WHS) a historical market situated in the city center of Tabriz. This  Bazaar  was  once  one  of  the  most important commercial centers on the Silk Road. Next we go to Blue Mosque. Blue Mosque, the mosque was built upon the order of Jahan Shah’s Daughter (Kara Koyunlu dynasty); O/N Tabriz

Day 2: Tabriz – Ardabil – Tabriz (500 Km Drive)

We start our morning by visiting one of the World heritage sights in the city of Ardabil, Sheikh Safi al – Din Mausoleum. It was constructed between the beginning of the 16th century and the end of the 18th century. The mausoleum, a tall, domed circular tower decorated with blue tile and about 17 meters in height; Sightseeing is followed by the Sarein Thermal pools which is located in the foothills of mount Sabalan. O/N Tabriz

 Day 3: Tabriz – Takab – Zanjan

Morning drive to Zanjan via Takab. On the way firstly, we visit Kandovan Rocky Village, where the natural rock formation containing caves turned into homes. After that continue to Takab to visit Takht-e-Soleiman (WHS).The site has important symbolic significance that you can enjoy. O/N Zanjan

Day 4: Zanjan – Hamadan

Depart Zanjan to visit Dome of Soltaniyeh (WHS), the mausoleum of Oljaytu was constructed in 1302–12 in the city of Soltaniyeh, the capital of the Ilkhanis dynasty, which was founded by the Mongols. Then continue to Hamadan to Visit Ganjnameh Achaemenid Inscription which are set of cuneiform characters written in three languages (ancient Persian, Elamite, and Babylonian), set into a rock face on Mount Alvand, about 5 kilometers from Hamadan upon arrival. O/N Hamadan

Day 5: Hamadan – Kermanshah – Khorramabad (380 Km)

Early check out after breakfast, visit Ester & Mordecai Tombs of the biblical Queen Esther and her uncle; It is the most important pilgrimage site for Jews   in the country before our departure to Kermanshah where we visit Bisotun (The ancient area located along the historical trade route. Achaemenid, Sassanian, and Ilkhanid periods). The principal monument of this archaeological site is the bas-relief and cuneiform inscription ordered by Darius I, The Great. After visiting Taq-e Bostan bas-relief carvings (WHS) in Kermanshah, continue the track to Khorramabad. O/N Khorramabad

Day 6: Khorramabad – Shushtar

Today, we can visit ancient sights and cities of western Iran including Falak-ol-Aflak Fortress, which is the most impressive castle in Iran, and the Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System (WHS) a masterpiece of creative genius, which dates back to Darius the Great in the 5th century B.C. O/N Shushtar

Day 7: Shushtar- Susa – Ahwaz

Our overnight in Shushtar give us the chance to explore the ancient cities and sites of south western Iran including, The ruins of the holy city of the Kingdom of Elam, Tchogha Zanbil Ziggurat (WHS) and Haft Tappeh located 15 kilometers to the south of the ancient city of Susa, which is one of Iran’s most significant archeological sites. We finish the excursion by visiting Susa (WHS), Susa’s long lasting as capital of the Elamites, or of the Achaemenes Empire. O/N Ahwaz

Day 8: Ahwaz – Shiraz (550 Km Drive)

A long drive via Bishapour (The city of Shapur the second Sassanid king that constructed on the road from Persepolis to Ctesiphon) and Tange Chogan (Inscriptions of Sassanid kings on the four corners around a river in a valley near to the Bishapur) bring us to the famous and beautiful city of Shiraz.O/N Shiraz 

Day 9: Shiraz

In the morning, your exiting tour will begin by visiting Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, which is known as Pink Mosque. Here, sunrays will paint the floor and the columns colors by passing through the colorful window glasses. Then, the well-Built fort of Karimkhan Citadel; Vakil Mosque and traditional bazaar of Vakil and Saray Moshir. Afterwards, we keep on our tour by visiting Ali Ebn Hamze and Shah Cheragh holy shrine for their dazzling mirror works. In the evening, you will enjoy Delgosha Garden and the Tomb of Iranian famous Poet, Hafiz. O/N Shiraz

Day 10: An Excursion to ancient Persia

We will start the day by driving to the history of ancient Persia by visiting Persepolis (WHS), a complex accommodating a cluster of palaces. In the next, we will continue our journey with having privilege by visiting Pasargadae (WHS), where Cyrus the Great is resting for centuries. In the evening, you will enjoy walking around Quran Gate and visiting Saadi, another well-known Persian poet. O/N Shiraz

Day 11: Shiraz- Kerman

After travelling to the history, now it is time to appreciate a not very common face of the nature, by visiting salt lakes. We first go to Maharloo Lake to be fascinated by the pink color of this Salt Lake. Sarvestan palace would be our next stop. This palace has been erected on a land as big as 25 hectares and is one of the earliest rock stones structures built in Sassanid-era, En-route have a short break in Neyriz. The pipe shaped wind towers in Sirjan is our last place to visit. O/N Kerman

Day 12: Kerman-Mahan-Rayen- Kerman

At first, we seize the opportunity to enjoy visiting Ganjali Khan Complex which encompasses a traditional bathhouse, well-designed Bazaar, a Caravanserai and a mosque with divine and spiritual atmosphere. For the next part of the day, we will travel to an area called Mahan, situated in south of Kerman, where a green patch, known as Shazdeh Mahan (prince) Garden (WHS). To complete the joy, we will then go to Nematollah Vali Mausoleum. The spectacular Turquoise dome of the building is easily recognized from far away. Then we will drive to Rayen Castel, you can visit the medieval mud brick city of Rayen is similar to the Arg-e Bam. O/N Kerman

Day 13: Kerman- Yazd

After your breakfast we will drive to Yazd, On the way to Yazd you will have the chance to visit Meymand Rocky Village (WHS), Meymand was awarded the UNESCO-Greece Melina Mercouri International Prize for the Safeguarding and Management of Cultural Landscapes. Then continue to Zein-o-Din Caravanserai. The caravanserai has offered cozy stay and accommodation for passing caravans. O/N Yazd

Day 14: Yazd- Mehriz- Saryazd-Yazd

We start the day by driving to Mehriz.to spend time in Pahlavanpour Garden this garden covers an erea of roughly five hectares, the dates back to the Qajarid era, in the next we will visit Mehrpadin Jame Mosque, The magnificent Minaret of Mehpadin Jameh mosque is renowned for being single. After we will drive to Saryazd, visit Saryazd Castel, Having many distinctive features both historically and architecturally, as it stands unique in the central desert of Iran. After that, we will return to Yazd. Finally yet importantly, is Dowlat Abad Garden (WHS), which is fame due to its tallest wind tower of the world. O/N Yazd

Day 15: Yazd

After Breakfast, we begin by visiting Zoroastrian’s Tower of Silence which a circular and raised structure built by Zoroastrians on top of a hill. Next, we have the chance to visit Yazd Fire-Temple, a place of worship for Zoroastrians, which contains in its heart a 2500-year-old fire and the museum. We then head to the Water Museum, an ancient house that shows possesses of Qanat system. Among in numerable attractions of Yazd, here we will visit Amir Chakhmakh Complex. The complex is decorated by along rectangular pool, surrounded by small shops; then we will experience walking through narrow allies of Fahadan District with tall mud and straw walls, which are reminiscent of the ancient architecture of the city and visit Jame mosque of Yazd. O/N Yazd

Day 16: Yazd- Isfahan

In the morning drive to Isfahan, En-route to Isfahan, we will have a short stop in Meybod. The city receives great credit for minting-coins workshops, which we also will visit. Another attraction is Narin Castle, which Remains located in the middle of historical texture of Meybod. Another must-see monument in Meybod is Shah-Abbasi Caravanserai built in Safavid era. Just like travelers in the past who could rest and recover from the day’s journey, we also stop here on our way to Isfahan to enjoy the architecture of the structure that having rooms all around, its traditionally used as shops and stores. We should leave Meybod to visit Nain Jame Mosque situated in Nain City. The Mosque was built after the Mohamad’s Mosque in Medina.  O/N Isfahan

Day 17: Isfahan

We start to enjoy Isfahan, the pearl of Islamic archeology, by visiting Chehel-Sotun Garden (WHS). This architectural masterpiece is a typical design of all Persian Gardens. We will continue our tour to Meidane Imam (Naghsh-e-Jahan Square) (WHS), to visit Imam Mosque. The undeniable beauty in design and great harmony. Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque. It enchants every viewer by its dome changing color from dawn to dusk. The Pavilion of Ali-Qapu. The building was named Ali-Qapu, which means “great gate”. Ali-Qapu is rich in naturalistic wall paintings. Traditional Bazaar makes the rectangle of the square more fascinating. In the evening, we walk through Siyosepol, the longest bridge on Zayandeh Rood River connecting east of Isfahan to its west. O/N Isfahan

Day 18: Isfahan

We are going to have a great day with a great start to walk around walking around Jolfa district and visit Vank Cathedral, which is one of the most celebrated example of the colorful architecture to mirror Christians’ religious and spiritual concepts. Then you will visit Jame-Mosque (WHS) and its incredible Oljaito Adytum. After that, we will visit Menar Jonban. Its notable feature is that if one of the minarets is shaking, the other minaret will shake as well. In the evening you will walk around Khaju Bridge on Zayandeh rood river. O/N Isfahan

Day 19: Isfahan- Abiyaneh- Kashan

In the morning drive to Kashan, on the way to Kashan we will visit Abiyaneh. The village has brilliant houses, which are constructed with peculiar reddish hue mud. Then driving Kashan to visit Fin Garden (WHS) a lush garden renowned as being the very epitome of the Persian garden. Then we will visit Boroujerdi or Tabatabaei Traditional Houses. O/N Kashan

Day 20: Kashan- Tehran

After breakfast, we will move to Tehran. Visiting Saad Abbad Palace is a great way to become more familiar with summer residence of Qajar kings at the foot of the Alborz ranges, north of Tehran. Then we will visit Tajrish Bazaar one of the oldest areas of Tehran. O/N Tehran

Day 21: Tehran

Our second day in Tehran includes some real experience of Persian life. We will enjoy ourselves while visiting Golestan Palace (WHS), the glory and perfection in design, and then we will experience Metro of Tehran for one stop only. After that, we will walk around old area of Tehran from Arsenal Gate that is now a Metro Gate to the Gate of National Garden, a historical and government compound to reach National Museum of Iran that holds an incredibly wide range of pre-Islamic remaining works. After a short break, we can garniture your eyes by visiting Treasury of National Jewels Museum. Here is the most dazzling collection of gemstones and jewelry known in the world. In the evening, we will walk in Tabiat Bridge and Abo-o-Atash Park to experience the evening outdoor activities of Tehrani People. The tour will be over by a farewell dinner in a traditional restaurant with live Persian music.

We will drive to IKA airport for departure flight. Saying goodbye is never easy, we had the honor to host you here in Iran, take care and enjoy your flight.

Services include:

  • 21 nights accommodation with breakfast;
  • Visa reference code for each traveler;
  • Transfer for the whole tour;
  • Experienced guide;
  • Lunch;
  • Farewell dinner in a traditional restaurant with live music;
  • Entrance fee for the sites mentioned in the program;

Services Exclude:

  • Accommodation in airport hotel;
  • Insurance;
  • Tip and portage

Notes:

  • Upon your request and flight time, we can book Airport hotel (IBIS or Novotel) to take some rest before flight.
  • The National Jewelry Museum is open on Saturdays to Tuesdays, if the program in Tehran is not match the days; we will visit Reza Abbasi Museum instead.

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