A Journey to the spirit of Iran’s Culture
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10 Days / 09 Nights (Tehran- Kashan- Isfahan-Yazd- Shiraz)
- Day 01 Tehran
Welcome to Tehran, one of the most vibrant cities in Asia. Today you are off on your exciting tour with our company as you board your flight. On arrival, you will be greeted by your friendly tour guide outside the baggage hall. You will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. You will stay at hotel for overnight and enjoy the friendly hospitality of Iranians.
- Day 02 Tehran- a real sense of place of old Tehran!
After a short rest and having a delicious buffet breakfast in your hotel, we leave for a guided city tour with a professional tour guide who will explain to you all the highlights of Tehran. You have an opportunity to visit National Museum of Iran (History and pre-history parts), Abgineh (Glass & Ceramics) Museum to see a hidden aspect of Iranian science and arts, then you will visit Golestan Palaces Complex (UNESCO’s World Heritage Site). Your lunch will be served at a traditional restaurant in old Tehran’s Bazaar. Explore and enjoy the old traditional Bazzar of Tehran. You will stay at hotel overnight.
- Day 03 Head to the Half of the World, Visit Kashan en-route
Today at early morning you will check out of your hotel after your breakfast and proceed to the glamorous city of Isfahan via Kashan. En-route you will visit the historical Fin Garden (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Borujerdi House and/or Tabatabaee House of Kashan. Then we will continue our way towards Isfahan. After arrival to Isfahan you will check in and take some rest. In evening, we will visit one of the world’s famous bridges called Sio-Se-Pol. We will finish the day by having a delicious dinner next to Zayande Rood River. You will stay at Hotel overnight.
- Day 04 Visit Isfahan, the Jewel of Islamic Architecture!
Isfahan has many things to offer you from its wonderful Islamic architecture to astonishing monuments. Today you will have a great opportunity to visit some of the most magnificent attractions in this beautiful city. You will start your visit by exploring Maiden-e-Naghsh-e-Jahan (UNESCO’s World Heritage Site) with several sites including Ali-Qapu Palace, Hasht Behesht palace and Sheikh Lotfollah, and Shah Mosques; Each of these attractions around the square are amazing and breath- taking. Your lunch will be served in a traditional restaurant in Naghshe-Jahan. Isfahan Bazaar is another interesting place which caches your eyes to buy valuable souvenirs. Overnight, you will stay at hotel.
- Day 05 Isfahan city tour
Spend another day to further explore the beauties of Isfahan. Today, you will visit another set of attractions such as Jame mosque with its admiring architecture (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Chehel Soton Palace, Manar Jonban and Vank Cathedral (Armenian Church). In the evening you have time to walk around Zayandeh Rood and talk to local people. Overnight, you will stay at hotel.
- Day 06 welcome to Yazd, the city of exquisite Badgirs or wind-catchers!
This morning, after a continental buffet breakfast, check out and sit back in your coach as we drive to Yazd, with its winding lanes, forest of badgirs, mud-brick old town and excellent range of accommodation options. En-route we will visit Meybod, the traditional and historical village and Narin Castle in Naeen. Overnight, you will stay at hotel in Yazd.
- Day 07 Walking tour in the biggest mud-brick city in the world!!
As your time is short in Yazd, we do our best to show you the most highlights and must-see attractions in Yazd. The city tour encourage you to visit Towers of Silence (Dakhma) and Ateshkadeh (The Zoroastrian Fire Temple). Next visit will be Amir Chakhmaq Complex. There are also many feudal hexagonal houses that you can visit in this beautiful and tranquil district of the city, called Fahadan. You will also have some free time to shop in the Old City Bazaar, which is probably the best places in Iran to buy silk, brocade, glassware and cloth products that brought the town its prosperity in centuries past. If you have a sweet tooth, do not forget to buy Pashmak (Iranian fairy floss) and Baklava available in many shops. You will enjoy the memorable visit of Baq-e Dolat Abad (Part of UNESCO’s World Heritage Persian Gardens Site) you will stay at hotel overnight.
- Day 08 Head to Shiraz, the City of Love, Roses and Education
Today we’ll head to Shiraz, the city of love, roses and education. En- route visit Pasargadae (UNESCO’s World Heritage Site), after that we are going to visit Naqsh-e Rajab and Naghshe Rostam, the outstanding parts of the Marvdasht cultural complex. The next visits would be Zendan-e Soleiman (the prison of solomon) and Takht-e madar-e Soleiman (The Throne of the Mother of Solomon). You will stay at hotel in Shiraz overnight.
- Day 09 Visit the Pre-Historic World
In the morning to better understand antiquity of Iranian art and science you will visit Takht e Jamshid (Persepolis) (UNESCO’s World Heritage Site), foremost ancient historical site in Iran located in Shiraz as the heartland of Persian culture. We are going to see the magnificent Persepolis with the monumental staircases, exquisite reliefs and imposing gateways that leave you in no doubt how grand this city was and how totally dominant the Achamenid Empire.
In the afternoon, we will visit the special city called Dar-ol-Elm (House of Education). Next, we will head to Aramgah-e-Sadi (Sa’di’s Shrine) as the brightest star in the galaxy of Persian poets, who is one of the most widely read poets in Iran and also well-known abroad. Then here it comes Aramgah-e-Hafez (Hafez Shrine), the famous Persian poet star well-known as Persian Ghazal Apogee. You might see people performing Faal-e Hafez, a popular ritual in which you seek insight into your future by opening a volume of Hafez. After the spiritual and lovely moments with great Hafez, We will have an excursion in the Bazaar. At night we will enjoy dinner then go to the hotel for the overnight stay with unforgettable and magnificent memories.
- Day 10 Visit Highlights of Shiraz
Today after a delicious breakfast, you will have a full day tour of Shiraz to visit the graceful garden of Shiraz, Eram Garden, then Madrese Khan (School). Here it comes the spiritual visit of the oldest mosque of Shiraz, the Atigh Jame’ Mosque. Next, the magnificent Qajar building, Narenjestan Ghavam Garden, one of the most beautiful houses in Iran, awaits you. In the afternoon, you will visit Jahan Nama Garden, the oldest garden of Shiraz located in a special region of this education, nightingale, poetry and wine city and then Imamzadeh Ali Ebn-e Hamze Mausoleum, one of the disciples of Imam Reza. Our last visit will be the Holy Shrine of Shah Cheragh. You will stay at hotel overnight.
- Day 11 Fly back to your Home
Today after a delicious breakfast, we check out and proceed to the airport for your flight back to Tehran, and then transfer to IKA to fly back home. Arrive home with the pleasant memories of your Iranian tour, which we are sure and also hope you will treasure for a lifetime.