15 – 21 Day Tours

Romance of Persia (16 D)

This 16-day itinerary is probably the best option for those tourists who are interested in discovering the rich diversity of Iran with regard to culture, history, and architecture. The tour includes cultural and historical discovery, and also gives you a great opportunity to explore some of the best lesser known Iran’s attractions such as Uraman Takht Village. It starts from Tehran and ends in Qazvin, where you are going to visit some major spots including Alamut Castle before moving to Tehran Airport for departure.

Visited Cities & Towns: Tehran, Shiraz, Yazd,Isfahan, Abyaneh, Kashan, Hamadan, Kermanshah, Zanjan, Qazvin

 

Day 1

Overnight Tehran

Upon your arrival, you will be cordially met and transferred to your hotel. You will have time to rest before our morning tour of Tehran starts. We are going to visit the National Museum of Iran where you have an opportunity to see and experience the evolution of mankind through the spectacular display of historical relics. Next, we will visit a world of breathtaking jewels in stunning Treasury of National Jewelry Museum. We then take a glance at the Carpet Museum (which houses a variety of eye-catching hand-woven rugs and carpets).
Day 2

Overnight Shiraz

Today we are going to visit Sa’dabad Complex (with 18 impressive palaces two of which we will visit). Built by Pahlavi Dynasty, the site houses a number of museums (devoted to various subjects such as the miniature paintings, and royal automobiles). We continue our journey by a visit to the Glass & Ceramics Museum. With hundreds of exhibits, the building delightfully combines features of Eastern and Western styles. We then move to the airport for the flight to Shiraz. On the way to your hotel, we’ll visit Shah Cheragh Shrine (with impressive lightings and mirror-work).
Day 3

Overnight Shiraz

The day is dedicated to the beauty of Shiraz, the historical center of Persian culture well-known as a glorious image of gardens and poetry. We’ll start with a visit to the Arg-e Karim Khan, splendid Vakil Mosque and Vakil Bazaar (where you are going to experience an impressive atmosphere with an eye-catching architecture). Next, we’ll visit the Nasir Almolk Mosque (known as the Pink Mosque) followed by walking through the Narenjestan Mansion. Shiraz is home to the most cherished Persian poets such as Hafez whose tomb we will visit in the afternoon
Day 4

Overnight Shiraz

Today we go on a full-day excursion to visit two major spots where you have a chance to deeply experience the glory and magnificence of the ancient Persia. Persepolis is the first astonishing site that we will visit. Located on an immense terrace, this Achaemenid capital founded by Darius I in 518 B.C. We then drive to Naqsh-e Rustam (Necropolis), the notable burial place of the Persian kings. There also exist some rock reliefs depicting the Sassanid kings. We’ll return to Shiraz in the late afternoon.
Day 5

Overnight Yazd

Leaving Shiraz in the morning, we are going to drive to Yazd (490km) via Pasargadae, Abar Kouh, and Zein-o-Din Caravanserai. You have an opportunity to visit the Tomb of Cyrus the Great at the Pasargadae site. We then visit Abar Kouh, an ancient city with impressive desert architecture and some historical sites. The 4500-year-old cypress tree is also seen (a trace of eternity). Afterward, we’ll take a look at the Zein-o-Din Caravanserai, a Safavid structure rooted in the heart of the desert. We’ll arrive in Yazd in the evening
Day 6

Overnight Yazd

The full-day city tour of Yazd will start in the morning with a visit to the Towers of Silence (used by Zoroastrians for the Ritual of Death in the past). We then take a glance at the Zoroastrian’s Fire Temple (an impressive place with a peaceful sense of spirituality). Next, we are going to visit the Water Museum and Amir Chakhmagh Square. In the afternoon we’ll visit the Jaame Mosque with a couple of minarets among the highest in Iran. We’ll end our tour by visiting Alexander Prison, and Zour Khaneh (Iranian’s traditional gymnasium).
Day 7

Overnight Isfahan

Today we are driving to Isfahan (280km) make a few stops on the way to visit Chak Chak (the impressive Zoroastrian’s Pantheon), the old Caravanserai, Ice House (one of the most ancient monuments in Meybod used to store ice during the year), and Pigeon Tower (an Eco-friendly structure artistically built by mud bricks). Next, we have an opportunity to take a glance at the Jame Mosque, a magnificent sample of Islamic Persian Architecture in Nain. After our arrival to Isfahan, we’ll stroll by the river visiting the historical bridges
Day 8

Overnight Isfahan

The full-day city tour of Isfahan starts with a visit to the historical Naqsh-e Jahan Square (one of the largest squares in the world), glorious Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Imam Mosque (an architectural masterpiece due to its tile-works, impressive dome, and minarets), and elegant Ali Qapu Palace. Next, we are going to explore the UNESCO World Heritage site, Chehel Sotoun Palace (with a graceful terrace, and delicate wooden pillars). Next, we’ll visit the Persian Bazaar where you have a chance to be introduced to Iranian handicrafts and workshops.
Day 9

Overnight Kashan

The last day in Isfahan dedicated to visiting the Jame Mosque and the Vank Cathedral. Regarded as a masterpiece of Iranian Architecture built step by step during 12 centuries, the magnificent and splendid appearance of this historical monument is mainly because of the beauty of its calligraphic inscriptions and seven-color mosaic tiles. The delightful Vank Cathedral is a Safavid monument (where you can see the synthesis of Islamic architecture and Christian themes). In the afternoon we’ll drive to Kashan visiting the eye-catching village of Abyaneh on the way.
Day 10

Overnight Hamadan

The city tour of Kashan starts in the morning with a visit to some of the best Iranian houses in size and design which are of great architectural value (for example, Borujerdis House, Ameri House, and Abbasi House). We then take a look at the historical Mosque of Agha Bozorg (used also as a theological school). Next, we are going to see the UNESCO World Heritage site Fin Garden which is a delightful sample of Persian Garden and a remarkable highlight of Kashan. We then leave Kashan to Hamadan (395km) in the afternoon.
Day 11

Overnight Hamadan

Today involves visiting the major places in Hamadan, an ancient city which has had different names: it was Ecbatana to the Greeks, and Agbatana or Hangmatana to the Medes. We’ll visit the Alavids Dome, (a post-Islamic architectural masterpiece), and the Tomb of Esther and Mordecai (which is of great significance for Jews in Iran). We also see the Tomb of Avicenna (the well-known Persian physician and philosopher). At the end, we’ll visit the spectacular Ganjnameh, (inscriptions carved in three languages: Old Persian, Babylonian, and Elamite).
Day12

Overnight Hamadan

Today we go on a full-day excursion to Kermanshah (210km). After visiting the Anahita Temple in Kangavar, we are going to visit the Behistun inscription, (one of the most spectacular sites of Iran located 30km east of Kermanshah). It is cut on a cliff at a height of 100m and dates back to the Achaemenid era. (This splendid inscription is a cuneiform text of 400 lines in three ancient languages: Old Persian, Elamite, and Babylonian). Once in Kermanshah, we’ll have a chance to see Taq-e Bostan (rock-carvings which go back to the Sassanid period). We then drive back to Hamadan
Day13

Overnight Uraman Takht

We are going to drive to Uraman Takht village (230km) visiting Sanandaj city on the way. We have a chance to visit old Bazaars and Hajar Khatoon Mosque (an eye-catching structure due to its architecture) in Sanandaj before leaving the city to Uraman Takht (an eye-catching village abundant with pomegranate, walnut, fig and mulberry trees). We’ll visit the Tomb of Peer Shaliar Urami which is a well-known site for the local people. We also possibly take a look at the Tomb of Loskeh Hijij, and the Abdollahi and Oihang Mosques.
Day14

Overnight Zanjan

On this day, we are driving to Zanjan via Takab (480km) where we’ll have an opportunity to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site, Takht-e Soleyman, located to the north east of Takab. It is one of the oldest Zoroastrian fire temples (dating back to the Sassanid Dynasty), which has had an enduring impact on the development of religious architecture in the Islamic era. Once in Zanjan, you have a chance to take a look at the delightful handcrafts such as traditional sandals and knives (which the city was famous for in ancient times).
Day15

Overnight Qazvin

Today we move from Zanjan to Qazvin (165km) visiting two major sites on the way: we are going to have a look at an impressive brick structure— Soltaniyeh Dome— (also known as the Mausoleum of Oljaytu). It is one of the spectacular samples of the accomplishments of Islamic Architecture and Art in Iranian history, famous for its spatial proportions, decorative ornaments, and the architectural forms. We then drive to the Alamut Castle to take a look at this historically significant mountain structure situated in the heart of the Alborz Mountain
Day16 Overnight Departure On last day of your tour you are at leisure to relax and explore Qazvin City. In the afternoon you’ll be transferred to Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport for departure

 

Tour Include:
visa Processing service
Accomodation In Hotel 3* 4*
Transportation : Air condition vehicle our trasfers in private vehicle.
The Food:Three meals every day (Breakfast,lunch, Dinner)
Tour Guide: Full-Time qualified Tour Guide In English Or Your Chosen Language .
Domestic flight ticket
Special Services : Full-Time Free 3G – 4G Internet Access Depends On reception of the places.
Price : 1950 €

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Colorful Persia (16 D)

This 16-day itinerary is an amazing combination of the historical/cultural tour with hiking and trekking in the eye-catching outskirts of Zagros Mountain, a pleasant walk through oak forests, alpine meadows and narrow gorges. The tour starts from Tehran and continues through Yasuj—the capital of Iranian Nature due to its delightful waterfalls, rivers, plains, and springs. The next part of your trip includes major cities: Shiraz, Kerman, Yazd, and Isfahan. At the end, you’ll visit Abyaneh and Kashan.

Visited Cities & Towns: Tehran, Yasuj, Shiraz, Kerman, Yazd, Isfahan, Abyaneh, Kashan

 

Day 1

Overnight Tehran

Upon your arrival in Tehran, after a short rest, we’ll start our city tour by visiting the Golestan Palace which represents architectural and aesthetic accomplishments of the Qajar time (including the introduction of European themes and styles into Persian arts). Next, we’ll visit the National Museum of Iran (displaying the rich history of Iran’s ancient and Islamic periods), and Glass & Ceramics Museum (dating from the 2nd millennium B.C. to the present day). We also possibly visit the stunning National Jewelry Museum (of the world’s most valuable jewelry collection).
Day 2

Overnight Yasuj

In the morning we are going to fly to Yasuj where we have an opportunity to start a full-day hiking tour in the delightful outskirts of Zagros Mountain, a pleasant stroll through oak forests, alpine meadows and narrow gorges. Yasuj is among the cold mountainous regions (covered by the wild nut, fig, wild blackberry, pistachio, peach, pomegranate and grape trees), named as the capital of Iranian Nature due to its eye-catching waterfalls, rivers, plains, and springs. At night we have a chance to experience the beauty of stars shining brightly in the darkness.
Day 3

Overnight Yasuj

Today is also dedicated to a full-day Tour in Yasuj area which also includes a visit to the eye-catching Margon Waterfall (flowing through rocks in Margoon valley from a height of 70 meters in an area of 100-meter width). High mountains, the wild trees grown on the steep slopes of the valley, and overgrown rocks add to the magnificence and beauty of the area around the waterfall. (We have a traditional lunch with nomads in spring and summer and spend a few hours with them). We then return to Yasuj in the evening
Day 4

Overnight Shiraz

We are driving to Shiraz (180km) visiting the Qashqai nomads on the way. They live away from the bustle of the city in a peaceful environment in nature. We are going to spend a few hours with them, an excellent opportunity to become familiar with their customs and traditions. They move with their herds each year from the summer highland pastures (north of Shiraz) roughly 500km to the winter pastures on warmer (lower) lands near the Persian Gulf. We then continue our journey arriving in Shiraz in the evening
Day 5

Overnight Shiraz

For over 2,000 years Shiraz has been the heart of Persian culture, an amazing city, whose name has become synonymous with education, poetry, and nightingales. Our city tour will start with a visit to the Nasir’ol Molk Mosque with an intricate tile work and impressive carved pillars. Next, we’ll visit Vakil Bazaar and Hafeziyeh (the tomb of Hafez— one of the most revered poets in Iran— set in an enchanting garden). We then visit Narenjestan (including a garden and a pavilion with a remarkable combination of intricate tiles and stained-glass windows).
Day 6

Overnight Shiraz

Today is devoted to the acquaintance with Persepolis, Naqsh-e Rostam (Necropolis), and Pasargadae, which are magnificent historical monuments. In the morning we are driving to Persepolis, (the splendid ruins of which are included in the UNESCO cultural heritage list). Not far from Persepolis is Naqsh-e Rostam, (a royal necropolis, which stands as a lasting memory of the Achaemenid and Sassanid periods). We then visit the first capital of the Achaemenid Empire— Pasargadae— holding the mausoleum of Cyrus the Great. In the evening we’ll return to Shiraz
Day 7

Overnight Kerman

In the morning we are going to drive to Kerman (564km) visiting Salt Lake on the way. We then continue our journey aiming at visiting the Sassanid Palace at Sarvestan. This remarkable monument was erected in the 5th century A.D. and it is one of the finest examples of Sassanid architecture partially preserved. It is still not known whether it was used as the Governor’s residence, place of hunting feasts or Zoroastrian fire temple. Afterward, we will leave the Sarvestan Palace to Kerman arriving in the evening
Day 8

Overnight Kerman

Today we’ll go on a full-day excursion to visit three major spots: we are driving to Mahan where we are going to stroll through the Shazdeh Garden, (a fine example of the Persian garden-oasis, with the natural advantages of the climate). Next, we’ll visit the Rayen Castle built on an area of 20,000 square meters of mud brick. It was an excellent model of a residential fortress during the Sassanid period. We’ll end our excursion by visiting Shahdad Kalout (desert), famous for its impressive formations of sand. We then return to Kerman in the evening
Day 9

Overnight Zein-o-Din Caravanserai

We’ll start our half-day tour of Kerman by visiting the Ganjali Khan Complex (square, Bathhouse, bazaar, Caravanserai, and Mosque). Afterward, we’ll move towards Zein-o-Din Caravanserai (300 km), which is located on the historical Silk Road, the former main trading route between Asia and Europe. The building of the caravanserai is a two-story structure with circular towers, (an eye-catching place which offers you a chance to experience the pleasure of drinking a fine cup of tea under the starry canopy). We stay overnight at the Caravanserai.
Day 10

Overnight Yazd

Today we are driving to Yazd (74km) visiting Pahlavanpour Garden on the way. The garden is regarded as a historical site (among the 9 registered Persian gardens on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List) located in the city of Mehriz. Built on the basis of the design of original Iranian gardens on an area of roughly five hectares, the garden displays a special bond between the art of architecture and nature. Once in Yazd have an opportunity to see zurkhaneh, the traditional gymnasium in which the ancient sport is practiced
Day 11

Overnight Yazd

We’ll start our tour around the city which includes visiting two Zoroastrian impressive places first: the Towers of Silence (constructions in which a sensible and clean way was being used in the past to treat dead bodies), and Zoroastrian’s Fire Temple (a tranquil place with a peaceful sense of spirituality holding the famous 1500-year-old fire known as the Eternal Flame). The Water Museum is also seen which displays tools and techniques utilized for making underground channels. We’ll end our tour by visiting Amir Chakhmagh Square.
Day12

Overnight Isfahan

After breakfast we are driving to Isfahan (320km) aiming at visiting a number of remarkable sites on the way. We’ll take a glance at the Caravanserai Complex of Meybod, and Pigeon Tower (showing an eye-catching design). We then continue our trip to Nain visiting the Jame Mosque (surrounded by fourteen columns, each of which is decorated with a unique and complex pattern). We also visit the Pirnia traditional house which is a perfect example of desert houses in terms of art and architecture. We’ll arrive in Isfahan in the evening
Day13

Overnight Isfahan

In the morning we are going to visit the Naqsh-e Jahan Square (a UNESCO World Heritage site), remarkable Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Imam Mosque (a glorious sample of Islamic art and architecture), and Ali Qapu Palace (with a magnificent elevated terrace). Next, we’ll visit the Chehel Sotoun Palace and Garden (the dominant feature of which is its impressive veranda with a significance that spots it among the world’s most noteworthy structures). At the end, we’ll visit the Persian Bazaar (an excellent place to see the Iranian handicrafts and workshops).
Day14

Overnight Isfahan

Today is also devoted to the exploration of Isfahan. We’ll start our day with a visit to the Jame Mosque (a comprehensive book of Iranian and Islamic architecture where you are able to see step by step development of Persian architecture). We then take a glance at the Vank Cathedral (with astonishing paintings displaying the architectural styles of both Christian and Islamic traditions) the architecture of the cathedral is a mixture of the Safavid style and an Islamic-style dome. In the late afternoon, we are strolling through the historical bridges.
Day15

Overnight Kashan

In the afternoon, we are driving to Kashan via Abyaneh (250km), a remarkable mountainous village with local customs and traditions displaying itself as a living architectural and anthropological museum. The village has still preserved its rituals, culture, dress, and language from the old times giving an impressive idea of a model of human adaptation to the environment. Situated on the slopes of the mountain, the houses are organized in a stair-step shape. We then leave the village to Kashan (79km) where we are going to stay overnight
Day16

Overnight Departure

Today is dedicated to a half-day tour of Kashan (before leaving the city to Tehran). The contrast between the scorched deserts and immense greenery of Kashan is remarkable. Our city tour starts with a visit to some impressive houses (Borujerdis House, Ameri House, and Abbasi House built in the traditional Persian style). Next, we have an opportunity to take a look at the UNESCO World Heritage site, Fin Garden, and the historical Mosque of Agha Bozorg. We then leave the city to Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport arriving in the evening.

 

Tour Include:
visa Processing service
Accomodation In Hotel 3* 4*
Transportation : Air condition vehicle our trasfers in private vehicle.
The Food:Three meals every day (Breakfast,lunch, Dinner)
Tour Guide: Full-Time qualified Tour Guide In English Or Your Chosen Language .
Domestic flight ticket
Special Services : Full-Time Free 3G – 4G Internet Access Depends On reception of the places.
Price : 1900 €

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Coast to Coast (16 D)

This Iran tour crosses all of Iran from the southern coast to the northern coast in 16 days, from the warm waters of the Persian Gulf to the fresher and colder waters of the Caspian Sea. We cover all the important historical sites between the coasts, and it is also a chance to experience every single one of Iran’s vastly varied climates. We go from the dry desert landscapes of Yazd, rich sea life, open forests, and warm sun of the Persian Gulf, and closed jungles and intense greenery along the coast of the Caspian Sea.

Visited Cities & Towns: Shiraz, Bandarabbas, Qeshm, Hormoz Island, Kerman, Yazd, Isfahan, Tehran, Fuman, Masuleh, Lahijan, Anzali

 

Day 1

Overnight Shiraz

Upon your arrival in Shiraz You’ll be transferred to the hotel for a short rest. We then start our full-day city tour visiting Arg-e Karim Khan, Vakil Mosque, and Vakil Bazaar (an authentic bazaar with a great variety of goods in which you enjoy being lost in the harmony of different colors). Next we take a look at Nasir Almolk Mosque (known as the Pink Mosque in which the light and worship twist together). We then stroll through the Narenjestan. In the afternoon we will visit Shah Cheragh Shrine (one of the holiest sites of Shia Islam) and the Tomb of Hafez (the Iranian famous Poet).
Day 2

Overnight Bandar Abbas

We go on an excursion to see a number of major spots near Shiraz: the UNESCO World Heritage site, Persepolis, a splendid monument as magnificent as history constructed by Darius I the great. We then visit Naqsh-e Rustam (holding the rock-cut tombs of Achaemenid kings and richly decorated reliefs carved out of the rock by the Sasanians) and Naqsh-e Rajab containing four ancient inscriptions and bas-reliefs dating back to the early Sassanid period. We also take a look at Pasargadae (home to the Tomb of Cyrus the Great) before flying to Bandar Abbas at night.
Day 3

Overnight Qeshm

The day starts with a ferry ride from BandarAbbas to Qeshm Island where we are going to begin our full-day tour. We’ll visit the Stars Valley (known as one of the most eye-catching geological manifestations in the Island. It has been created slowly through erosion). Next, we have a look at Hara Forests and Khourbas Cave. The twisting structure of the cave in the midst of the mountains and its perspective toward a vast field make you wonder why this spot was made. It is believed by some scholars to be an ancient site for worshiping God about 2000 years ago
Day 4

Overnight Qeshm

Today we go on an excursion to Hormoz Island (a glorious gem in the Persian Gulf). It’s so quiet and small that you can hear the sound of the sea all over the island. Watching gazelles— roaming freely in the fields— and the combination of sunlight and red soil take you to the world of colors and dreams creating a picturesque landscape which remains in your mind for a long time. We also have an opportunity to visit the Portuguese Castle built to the north east of the island under the command of the Spanish monarch of the time.
Day 5

Overnight Kerman

On this day we are going to visit the Anthropological Museum of Bandar Abbas and Hindu Temple. The historic Hindu Temple in Bandar Abbas is viewed as representing a unique style of Indian architecture in Iran. Covering a total area of 300 meters, the temple was constructed in 1310 A.D. by Indian architects for Hindus dwelling in the area, (under the order of Mohammad-Hassan Khan Sa’dolmalek the Governor of the ports at that time). It has a corridor embracing an expansive square-shaped room. We then continue our journey driving to Kerman (500km).
Day 6

Overnight Kerman

In the morning we are going to start our half-day tour of Kerman city visiting a Safavid-era structure— Ganjali Khan Complex (square, Bathhouse, bazaar, Caravanserai, and Mosque). Next, we go on an excursion to visit Mahan and Rayen. We’ll see the historical Shazdeh Garden in Mahan (a sample of Persian Garden located 40km away from Kerman) and Shah Nematollah Vali Shrine (the famous Iranian mystic and poet). Next, we visit Rayen Castle (104 km), an impressive structure that goes back to the Sassanid time. We drive back to Kerman in the evening
Day 7

Overnight Yazd

Today we are going to drive to Yazd in the morning en route visiting Zein-o-Din Caravanserai. Located 60km away from Yazd, this is a 400-year-old circular caravanserai built by Shah Abbas I. It was part of a system of 999 such inns constructed to promote trade. Once in Yazd, we’ll start our half-day tour of the city in the afternoon walking through the old town where we have a chance to see the Jame Mosque (with a pair of minarets, the tallest in Iran, and impressive tile work), Alexander Prison, and zurkhaneh (The traditional gymnasium in which the ancient sport is practiced).
Day 8

Overnight Yazd

We will start today’s tour with the Towers of Silence (proper structures which were being used for the Zoroastrian burial ritual; It refers to a tradition dating back to 3000 years ago.). Next, we visit the Zoroastrian Fire Temple and its Sacred Eternal Flame. We also see the Water Museum, a visit to which will offer you an impressive experience of qanat, a complex tunnel system utilized to extract groundwater. The tunnels were handmade and big enough to fit one person. In the afternoon Amir Chakhmaq square and Dolat Abad Garden will be visited.
Day 9

Overnight Isfahan

Today, we will drive to Isfahan (350 km), en route visiting the following sites: Caravanserai Complex of Meybod; Pigeon Tower (a proper structure with economic benefits), and Meybod Ice House. The latter two items reveal the environment-friendly ideas. Next, we have a look at the tile and ceramic workshop and Narin Historical Castle (built some 2,000 years ago). Once in Nain we are going to visit the Jame Mosque (one of the oldest mosques in Iran). Arriving in Isfahan toward the evening, we have enough time to see the historical bridges.
Day 10

Overnight Isfahan

Today’s morning will be spent with exploration of the UNESCO World Heritage site Naqsh-e Jahan Square (an outstanding sample of Iranian/Islamic architecture and one of the largest squares in the world), Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (prominent for its scale, location, design, and ornament), Imam Mosque (one of the masterpieces built during the Safavid period), and the impressive Ali Qapu Palace. After lunch, we’ll visit the remarkable Chehel Sotoun Palace and Garden. Next, we’ll visit the Persian Bazaar (an opportunity to expand your knowledge of Iranian handicrafts and workshops).
Day 11

Overnight Tehran

In the morning we are going to visit two other major spots in Isfahan: Jame Mosque (a comprehensive book of Iranian and Islamic architecture where you can see step by step development of Persian architecture) and the Vank Cathedral (with astonishing paintings displaying the architectural styles of both Christian and Islamic traditions). In the afternoon we are driving to Tehran visiting Abyaneh (a wonderful experience of the ancient civilization and culture of Iran), Tabatabaei’s traditional house, and Agha Bozorg Mosque. We also visit Fin Garden before leaving the city to Tehran.
Day12

Overnight Tehran

Our full-day tour of Tehran will take us to the splendid Golestan Palace (a masterpiece of the Qajar period, embodying the fruitful integration of earlier Persian architecture and design with Western impacts site). Next we visit some extraordinary museums: the National Museum of Iran, (consisting of Archaeological Museum of Iran and the National Arts Museum); Glass & Ceramics Museum, (covering a period from the 2nd millennium B.C. to the present); and possibly Treasury of National Jewelry Museum (which houses the largest pink diamond in the world).
Day13

Overnight Tehran

Today’s city tour of Tehran starts in the morning with a visit to the Sa’dabad Complex. Laid on 104 hectares of astounding mountainside parkland, this historical complex was a royal summer home during the Pahlavi era. The site’s 18 buildings accommodate museums devoted to various subjects such as the miniature paintings, royal automobiles, and royal dishware. Next, we will see the spectacular Complex of Niavaran (belonging to the Qajar and the Pahlavi periods). We’ll end our tour at the Carpet Museum containing a number of carpet masterpieces of the world
Day14

Overnight Masuleh

We are on the road to Masuleh (400 km) en route visiting Fuman (the capital of Fuman County, located in Gilan Province) and Roudkhan Castle (with an area of 2.6 hectares). Situated 25km southwest of Fuman city, this remarkable castle is a military complex which had been built during the Sassanid era (224-651), and later reconstructed during the Seljuq period by followers of the Ismaili sect. Due to the natural mountainous features, it has been possible to build the castle on two tips of a mountain. We’ll arrive in Masuleh in the evening
Day15

Overnight Anzali

Our today starts with a walking tour in Masouleh. Remained from history with customs, traditions, and handicrafts, this historical village has an appealing nature and an exceptional architecture. The next stop will be Lahijan (110km) where we’ll take a gondola lift up to the Tea Farms. Titled by some as the sleeping beauty under the rain, this mountainous city is laid peacefully on the Alborz foothills. In the afternoon we’ll drive to Anzali, stopping at one of the most beautiful watery landscapes in Iran and a decent place for bird watching — Anzali Lagoon.
Day16

Overnight Departure

We are going to drive back to Tehran (375 km) on last day of our tour visiting Gilan Rural Heritage Museum on the way (where the local artistic works like handicraft, the vernacular architecture, and an extensive variety of customs are uncovered and become better understood in an authentic environment). You have a chance to see the beauty of an impressive world of architectural diversity and explore the rural environment and traditions. Arriving at Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport in the afternoon you are going to get ready for your return journey with sweet memories

 

Tour Include:
visa Processing service
Accomodation In Hotel 3* 4*
Transportation : Air condition vehicle our trasfers in private vehicle.
The Food:Three meals every day (Breakfast,lunch, Dinner)
Tour Guide: Full-Time qualified Tour Guide In English Or Your Chosen Language .
Domestic flight ticket
Special Services : Full-Time Free 3G – 4G Internet Access Depends On reception of the places.
Price : 1950 €

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Discovering the Misty Persia (18 D)

This 18-day tour package is an ideal option for those who have enough time to combine a historical/cultural trip with an amazing 4-day skiing and snowboarding. Upon your arrival you’ll move to Dizin Ski Resort, which is one of the 40 highest ski resorts in the world. The tour then continues through Shiraz, Kerman, Yazd, and Isfahan. The next stop will be Abyaneh and Kashan where you have an opportunity to experience the beauty of rural architecture and living customs. The last two days are dedicated to the capital.

Visited Cities & Towns: Dizin, Shiraz, Sarvestan, Neyriz, Kerman, Yazd, Isfahan, Abyaneh, Kashan, Tehran

 

Days 1-4

Overnight Dizin, Shiraz

Upon your arrival we’ll move to the Dizin Ski Resort (145km). Established in 1969 this dreamy landscape is the oldest, best and one of the highest ski resorts in Iran located in the Alborz mountain range (the highest ski lift reaches 3,600 m). The resort is famous for its dry snow, a striking difference in altitude, and the magnificent sunshine (balanced by cool nights) that you are going to experience during your 4-day skiing and snowboarding. At the end of day 4, you’ll be transferred to the Mehrabad Airport for Tehran-Shiraz flight.
Day 5

Overnight Shiraz

The full-day tour of Shiraz— the city of poets, roses, and love— will begin with a visit to Arg-e Karim Khan, Vakil Mosque, and Vakil Bazaar. Next, you’ll visit Nasir Almolk Mosque with its unique stained-glass windows turning the interior of the mosque into a breathtaking landscape of colors. We also walk through Narenjestan Mansion (with a house-museum). In the afternoon we will visit Shah Cheragh Shrine (with eye-catching mirrored halls) and the Tomb of Hafez (the most cherished poet among Iranian people).
Day 6

Overnight Shiraz

Today we go on an excursion to visit the following sites: the stunning Persepolis with a massive amount of structures carved out of stones. We then visit the Naqsh-e Rustam (containing the huge tombs of Persian kings going back to the first millennium B.C.). We’ll end our excursion by visiting Pasargadae, (home to the Tomb of Cyrus the great), returning to Shiraz during the evening. Before entering the city we’ll visit the Quran Gate on top of which there are two Quran manuscripts. (In the old days, travelers passed under the gate to start a safe journey).
Day 7

Overnight Kerman

On this day we are driving to Kerman (580km) aiming at visiting two major sites on the way: the Sassanid Palace at Sarvestan and Jame Mosque of Neyriz. The palace was built in the 5th century A.D. and is still not known whether it was used as the Governor’s residence, place of hunting feasts or Zoroastrian fire temple. As one of the oldest mosques in Iran, the Jame Mosque of Neyriz was originally a fire temple before the advent of Islam in Iran. We then continue our journey arriving in Kerman in the evening.
Day 8

Overnight Kerman

Today we go on a full-day excursion to visit Mahan, Ryan and Shahdad. We’ll see Shazdeh Garden in Mahan (35 Km), a 5.5-hectare garden which is a perfect example of the Persian garden, with a rectangular shape that takes advantage of delightful natural climate. Next, we’ll visit the remarkable Ryan Castle built of mud brick on an area of 20,000 square meters during the reign of the Sassanid dynasty. We then visit Shahdad Kalout (desert), a place famous for its spectacular formations of sand built by wind over millions of years
Day 9

Overnight Zein-o-Din Caravanserai

Before driving to Caravanserai Zein-o-din, we are going to have a half-day tour of Kerman in the morning. After visiting the Ganjali Khan Complex (square, Bathhouse, bazaar, Caravanserai, and Mosque) we are going to drive to Zein-o-Din Caravanserai situated on the legendary Silk Road (the main trading route between Asia and Europe until 1500 A.D.). Surrounded by sand and mountains, this 400-year-old brick building offers you a memorable night stay with a delightful starry sky depicting the beauty of the desert.
Day 10

Overnight Yazd

We are driving to Yazd in the morning visiting Pahlavanpour Garden on the way. The garden is viewed as a historical site located in the city of Mehriz. It is among the 9 registered Persian gardens on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Built on the basis of the design of original Iranian gardens on an area of roughly five hectares, the garden shows a special bond between the art of architecture and nature. Once in Yazd, we are going to see zurkhaneh, the traditional gymnasium in which the ancient sport (varzesh-e pahlavani) is practiced.
Day 11

Overnight Yazd

Our today will be dedicated to the major spots in Yazd. We’ll start our full-day tour with a visit to the Jame Mosque (with the tallest minarets in Iran). We then visit the Towers of Silence (used for the Zoroastrian death ritual in the past). We also see the Zoroastrian Fire Temple (holding the 1500-year-old Sacred Eternal Flame). We then visit the Water Museum (displaying a complex tunnel system used to extract groundwater). In the afternoon we’ll visit the 600-year-old Amir Chakhmaq square and Dolat Abad Garden (with the tallest Badgir/windcatcher in Iran and probably in the world).
Day 12

Overnight Isfahan

We are going on a road trip to Isfahan (350 km), visiting the following major sites on the way: the most sacred Zoroastrian shrine, Chak-Chak, (a gathering place for thousands of Zoroastrians from all over the world); the Caravanserai Complex of Meybod and Pigeon Tower (an eco-friendly invention with economic advantages); the Narin Historical Castle (built some 2,000 years ago); and the Jame Mosque of Nain (one of the oldest mosques in Iran). Arriving in Isfahan in the evening, we’ll see the historical bridges and drink tea at the tea house watching the daily life of citizens in Isfahan
Day 13

Overnight Isfahan

Our full-day city tour of Isfahan starts with a visit to the Naqsh-e Jahan Square (a UNESCO World Heritage site) around which there is a number of fabulous monuments including the impressive Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Imam Mosque (an everlasting masterpiece of the Persian Islamic architecture), and richly decorated Ali Qapu Palace. After lunch, we’ll visit the UNESCO World Heritage site, Chehel Sotoun Palace and Garden. The magnificent Veranda and the slender columns with over 40 meters high are is the prevailing features of this splendid palace).
Day 14

Overnight Isfahan

In the morning we’ll visit the Jame Mosque (known for its beauty of architecture and proportion). The mosque, framed by four huge iwans, includes remarkable decorative details (added over twelve centuries). It is in fact, the first Islamic building that adapted the four-courtyard design of Sasanian palaces to Islamic architecture. Next, we’ll visit the Vank Cathedral (exploring the richness of its paintings and design with elements from Islamic and Christian architecture). We’ll end our tour by strolling through the Persian Bazaar which displays the Iranian handicrafts and workshops.
Day15

Overnight Kashan

Today we are driving to Kashan visiting— on the way— the 2000-year-old village of Abyaneh (with houses made of red clay) whose inhabitants still wear traditional costumes. We then leave Abyaneh to Kashan where you are going to visit some of the best houses in size and design including Borujerdis House, Ameri House, and Abbasi House. We’ll also have an opportunity to take a look at the historically significant Fin Garden (a UNESCO World Heritage site with a special system for pools and fountains). We’ll stay the night in the city
Day16

Overnight Tehran

We’ll be on a road trip to Tehran en route visiting the Shia holy city of Qom. We’ll see the Fatima Masumeh Shrine. Imam Ali al-Ridha gave her sister the title “Masumeh”, which implies sinless or righteous. She is said to have transmitted numerous hadiths from her family members and to have been learned in different Islamic sciences and the teachings of Prophet Muhammad. People come from all around the world to pay respects to this Noble Lady. After visiting the holy shrine we’ll continue our journey arriving in Tehran in the evening.
Day17

Overnight Tehran

We’ll start with a visit to the Golestan Palace, (literally meaning “Rose Palace”). The most beautiful building of the palace is Shams Ol Emara, (which combines European and Persian architectural traditions). Next, we’ll visit the Museum of Reza Abbasi which exhibits a unique collection of Persian art (the pre-Islamic and Islamic eras). We also see the Treasury of National Jewelry Museum (possibly), which houses the largest pink diamond in the world, Kiani Crown encrusted with emeralds, pearls and rubies, and many other remarkable gems and jewelry
Day18

Overnight Departure

In the morning the tour of the capital continues with the Carpet Museum, where you can see some eye-catching carpets from different regions of Iran. We also visit Sa’dabad Complex in which lived Reza Shah Pahlavi and his son, Mohammed Reza Shah. Near the palace is the old Tajrish Bazaar, built in the traditional style of Persian architecture. Next, we’ll visit the Complex of Niavaran (which houses valuable paintings, carpets, and gifts from different countries). You are going to take a rest at the hotel before transferring to the international airport

 

Tour Include:
visa Processing service
Accomodation In Hotel 3* 4*
Transportation : Air condition vehicle our trasfers in private vehicle.
The Food:Three meals every day (Breakfast,lunch, Dinner)
Tour Guide: Full-Time qualified Tour Guide In English Or Your Chosen Language .
Domestic flight ticket
Special Services : Full-Time Free 3G – 4G Internet Access Depends On reception of the places.
Price : 2150 €

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Persia of Yore (21 D)

This tour aims to show you all the ancient capitals and almost all of the world cultural heritage sites in Iran. We will take you through all the landscapes and varied climates from the lowlands of Mesopotamia to the highlands of Tabriz in the north and northwest.You will also see the major centers of all the different religions in Iran- Christianity (the Jolfa region), Judaism (the Tomb of Esther and Mordecai and the Prophet Daniel), Zoroastrianism (fire temple in Chak Chak) and Islam (Qom). The tour starts from Ahvaz and ends in Tehran.

 

Day 1

Overnight Ahvaz

Upon your arrival in Ahvaz airport, you will have time to rest before our tour of Khuzestan commences: The worth seeing Shadegan Ponds occupy 400,000 hectares and are flourished by Jarrahi and Karoon rivers as well as Persian Gulf’s tides; Minoo Island where you can experience a traditional life style in a Mozif, a special structure belonging to this region that dates back to Sumerian times and made entirely out of reed. The experience of having coffee in this structure can become a real highlight of our day
Day 2

Overnight Ahvaz

Today we have an excursion to three World Cultural Heritages (Susa, Choghazanbil, and Shushtar). You will visit Susa, one of the most important cities of the Mesopotamia where you will be able to view the remains of monuments from 5000 years ago (Elamite kingdom). We have a chance to see the enigmatic Tomb of Daniel (the burial place of the biblical prophet). Driving to Shushtar, en route, you will visit Choghazanbil ziggurat, an ancient Elamite complex. You will also have a glance at Shushtar historical Hydraulic System (an ancient island city with an intricate irrigation system).
Day 3

Overnight Shiraz

Departing Ahvaz for Shiraz (563 km), this is a trip through multiple climates and landscapes (our journey starts from 60 meters above sea level and continues to an altitude of 1,600 meters)! We will visit, on the way, Bishapur City (known for its bas-reliefs and the remnants of a Sasanian city) and the Anahita Temple, the name of which is derived from Anahita (goddess of water, abundance, and blessing). A short stroll from Tange Chogan, the rocky walls here are home to six large bas-reliefs cut out of limestone. We arrive in Shiraz at night.
Day 4

Overnight Shiraz

Our Morning tour begins by walking through Zandieh Complex (the citadel, the marvelous Vakil Mosque, Vakil Bazaar and Saray-e-Moshir) with its glorious architecture, and the Nasir Almolk Mosque. In the afternoon, we will visit a standout amongst the most alluring and monumental gardens of Iran, Eram Garden, and the Tomb of two of the most famous Iranian poets— Hafez and Saadi. We end our tour by visiting Ali Ibn Hamzeh Shrine (with mirror tiles covering the entire wall and domed ceiling), and Quran Gate
Day 5

Overnight Yazd

In the morning we start driving to Yazd (500 km) aiming at visiting three astonishing sites on the way: Persepolis which still speaks eloquently of the magnificence of the Persian Empire as it was nearly two and a half millennia ago, Naqsh-e Rustam that is one of the most spectacular and awe-inspiring ancient sites of the Achaemenid Empire (comprising of the massive tombs of Persian kings dating back to the first millennium B.C.), and Pasargadae, the oldest Achaemenid Persian capital and the home to the Tomb of Cyrus the Great and a series of palaces. We arrive in Yazd at night.
Day 6

Overnight Yazd

We will start today’s adventure with Towers of silence (Zoroastrian Buildings for the Ritual of Death in the past). Next, we visit Zoroastrian Fire Temple with its Eternal Flame, Water Museum, and Amir Chakhmaq square (a conspicuous structure in Yazd noted for its symmetrical sunken alcoves). Dolat Abad Garden (renowned for having the tallest Badgir/wind catcher in Iran and possibly in the world, standing over 33m) and the grand, congregational Jame Mosque will be also seen. On our afternoon walking tour, we will visit the old district of the city.
Day 7

Overnight Isfahan

On this day, we drive to Isfahan (350 km), visit Meybod and Nain on the way. We will get a chance to look at the Caravanserai Complex of Meybod. Then we will visit Pigeon Tower (with an extraordinary architecture) and Meybod Ice House, both of which are Eco-friendly inventions. We have also a glance at the tile and ceramic workshop. Next, we will visit one of the oldest mosques of Persian Islamic architecture (Jame Mosque) in Nain. The city is best known for its preliminary architecture. We arrive in Isfahan in the afternoon, having enough time to visit the historical bridges
Day 8

Overnight Isfahan

The full day visiting Isfahan (known amongst Iranians as half of the world) includes seeing a few UNESCO World Heritage sites: Naqshe-Jahan square; the supremely elegant Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque; the incomparable Imam Mosque; the indulgent and lavishly decorated Ali Qapu Palace; and the famous Bazaar where you see the arts & crafts products. We also visit Chehel Sotoun Palace and Garden (the best sample of Islamic Persian painting); the life style depicted in these paintings is different with the actual condition of society in that period.
Day 9

Overnight Isfahan

Today we visit Vank Cathedral (a combination of both Persian and Christian art) and Jameh Mosque (a splendid sample of huge artistic brickworks). Renowned for its stucco decorations related to the Ilkhanid period, the Jame Mosque has about 400 small domes and is considered a wonderful museum of Islamic periods in Iran due to its various types of architecture from 1,400 years ago to the last century. After lunch, we move to Abyaneh (200 km), (the best place to see the rural architecture and traditional dresses of local people). In the afternoon we have time to discover more about the city.
Day 10

Overnight Hamadan

Today we aim to drive to Hamadan via Kashan (510 km) while we are going to make a few stops on the way to visit the best Iranian houses in size and architecture (such as Borujerdis House, Ameri House, and Abbasi House), and the majestic, Mosque of Agha Bozorg (used as a theological school and also as a mosque), famous for its precise, symmetric architecture and attractive appearance. We then go through the UNESCO World Heritage site Fin Garden, a highlight of Kashan with spectacular pools, gardens, and natural springs. We will arrive in Hamadan around evening time
Day 11

Overnight Hamadan

Today’s full day tour begins with visiting Tomb of Esther (the biblical Queen) and her uncle Mordechai. The site is of profound historical significance to Iranian Jews and the more extensive Jewish community. Next, we will visit the Tomb of Avicenna, the outstanding physician and philosopher of the medieval period, Tomb of Baba Tahir, a well-known Persian poet, and Ganjnameh inscriptions, ordered by Darius the Great (521-485 B.C.) and Xerxes the Great (485-65 B.C.). We also visit the glorious Ecbatana/Hegmataneh (the capital of ancient Media).
Day12

Overnight Kermanshah

Driving to Kermanshah (190 km), we will visit Anahita Temple (the goddess of water). Then we move to Behistun. The principal monument of this UNESCO World Heritage site is the bas-relief and cuneiform inscription ordered by Darius the Great when he rose to the throne of the Persian Empire, 521 B.C. It is the longest text about the ancient Persia written in three distinctive cuneiform script languages (Old Persian, Elamite, and Babylonian). Next, we visit Taq-e Bostan (with a series of the finest rock reliefs from the era of Sassanid Empire). We arrive in Kermanshah in the afternoon.
Day13

Overnight Sanandaj

Today, our exhilarating plan is to move from Kermanshah to Sanandaj while you can enjoy the fantastic mountain road. Because so far we have covered a large distance in Iran, we recommend you having a rest for half a day in the hotel and being relaxed. Although we can offer a half day visiting in case that you like to see more about Iran. For example one of the best places that can be seen is Zarivar Lake which is the largest fresh-water lake in Iran plateau, where you can see the remarkable flora and fauna of the area..
Day14

Overnight Zanjan

Today we drive from Sanandaj to Zanjan (360 km) via Takhte Suleiman. The UNESCO World Heritage site, Takht-e Soleyman is an exceptional ensemble of royal architecture, joining the prominent architectural elements created by the Sasanians in a symphonious composition inspired by their natural context. The site includes the principal Zoroastrian sanctuary as well as a temple of the Sasanian period dedicated to the ancient deity Anahita. The design and the general layout of this archaeological site have strongly influenced the development of Islamic architecture.
Day15

Overnight Zanjan

Today, we will begin our tour in Zanjan with a visit to Rakhtshooy Khaneh Edifice (wash-house). The place was utilized for washing clothes by women around the city. At present this public wash-house and historical relic have been renovated into a museum. In the afternoon we visit the World Heritage site, Soltaniyeh, (one of the outstanding examples of the achievements of Islamic Architecture and Art in Iranian history). The octagonal building is crowned with a 50 m tall dome covered in turquoise-blue faience and encompassed by eight slim minarets.
Day16

Overnight Tabriz

Driving to Tabriz (280 km), we will arrive in the afternoon. Our half day tour begins with a visit to the Azerbaijan Museum. It has three galleries: the ground floor bears the oldest remains from 5th millennium B.C. until the Sassanid dynasty (212-656 A.D.) including two skeletons (male and female, known as Eternal Love); the first floor contains works related to the fourth century A.D.; the historic petroglyphs sector is the newest part (located at the basement floor of the museum). We also have a glance at El Goli (formerly Shah Goli) a superb park around a square artificial pond
Day17

Overnight Tabriz

The full day tour in Tabriz begins with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Grand Bazaar. It is the biggest roofed bazaar in the world. It is not just a bazaar but also an exceptional, social, political, and religious complex. Next, we will visit the Constitution House of Tabriz which is a symbol of challenging despotism in contemporary Iranian history. Then we visit Iron Age Museum (containing objects dating back to 5000-7000 years ago), the famous historic Blue Mosque (with somehow unique dark blue color), and the Amir Nezam House
Day18

Overnight Tabriz

Today we will go on a full-day excursion to the Aras Valley to visit one of the most scenic valleys in the Middle East, where we prepare to look at two Armenian monasteries: St. Thaddeus and St. Stepanos both added to UNESCO World Heritage List. The former was built on the site around 68 A.D., a few years after Thaddeus’ death and its unique conical roofs are eye-catching and appealing. The latter is situated in a deep canyon along the Aras River. It was constructed in the 9th century and rebuilt in the Safavid era.
Day19

Overnight Tehran

Our half day excursion to Kandovan takes us to one of the world’s few rock-hewn towns, “a Rocky Architectural Oddity” which is still functioning today. A living example of human adaptation to exceptionally unusual natural surroundings where people live in man-made houses made of rocks. The Kandovan dwellings mostly date back to the 13th century A.D. The word “Kandovan” refers to the architecture of the houses as they share a comparable structure with bee hives, called “Kandoo” in Persian. In the Afternoon we fly back from Tabriz to Tehran
Day 20

Overnight Tehran

Our today tour includes the UNESCO World Heritage site, Golestan Palace, a masterpiece of the Qajar era and a wellspring of inspiration for Iranian artists and architects to the present time; National Museum of Iran (which exhibits relics from the 6th millennium B.C. till the Islamic era); Glass & Ceramics Museum (walking you chronologically through the ages from the 2nd millennium B.C. to the modern day); and possibly Treasury of National Jewelry Museum (which accommodates one of the world’s most precious jewelry collection).
Day 21

Overnight Departure

The last day of our Tour in Iran is also dedicated to the sights of Tehran beginning with a visit to the Sa’dabad Complex built by the Pahlavi dynasty of Iran (with an area of 110 hectares), containing 18 palaces and palace museums. Next, we will visit the complex of Niavaran (situated in a great garden in an eleven-hectare area, the monuments of which belong to the Qajar and the Pahlavi periods). Finally, you have a glance at the Carpet Museum (with its facade resembling a carpet-weaving loom) containing some carpet masterpieces of the world, before leaving Iran with memories of a lifetime

 

Tour Include:
visa Processing service
Accomodation In Hotel 3* 4*
Transportation : Air condition vehicle our trasfers in private vehicle.
The Food:Three meals every day (Breakfast,lunch, Dinner)
Tour Guide: Full-Time qualified Tour Guide In English Or Your Chosen Language .
Domestic flight ticket
Special Services : Full-Time Free 3G – 4G Internet Access Depends On reception of the places.
Price : 2450 €

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All around Persia (21 D)

This 21-day tour package brings you the best of Iran across its stunning diversity, taking you on a long journey along Iran’s spectacular landscape, culture, traditions, customs, history, and heritage. It gives you a unique and exotic taste of Iran and provides you with an experience to be cherished for long. You indulge in memorable experiences, during the tour, including sightseeing of Authentic Masuleh Village, Anzali Lagoon, Behistun Inscription, and Susa among other sites. It starts from and ends in Tehran.

 

 

Day 1

Overnight Tehran

After your arrival in Tehran and taking a short rest, our tour of Tehran starts with the Golestan Palace, (a masterpiece and a source of inspiration for Iranian artists and architects to this day). Next we visit a few fabulous museums including National Museum of Iran, (with relics from the 6th millennium B.C. till the Islamic era); Glass & Ceramics Museum, (walking you through the ages from the 2nd millennium B.C. to the modern day), and possibly the Treasury of National Jewelry Museum (with one of the world’s most precious jewelry collection).
Day 2

Overnight Anzali

Our plan for today is driving from Tehran to Anzali (364 km) through the Caspian coastal cities to delight in the prospects of the mountains and the sea. (You will see the two distinctive appearances of nature: the semi-arid southern slopes and the humid northern slopes). On the way, we are going to visit Gilan Rural Heritage Museum, an open air museum displaying the rural civilization and culture of people of the north of Iran. Next, we visit the authentic mountain village Masouleh (in which the tops of houses on lower levels are utilized as yards for houses on the levels above them).
Day 3

Overnight Ardabil

In the morning, we are driving from Anzali to Ardabil (235 km), visiting the Anzali Lagoon (known as a decent place for bird watching). We then proceed with our adventure over the mists in the Heyran road. Upon your arrival in Ardabil, you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage site, Sheikh Safi complex, where you can find the finest stucco works in Islamic Iranian history. It is a distinctive complex in which the elegance of structural style and spirituality are in a congruous discourse. You may visit the Shorabil Lake in the summer time if there is a free time
Day 4

Overnight Tabriz

On this day, we move from Ardabil to Tabriz (225 km). Our full-day city tour in Tabriz includes: visiting Blue Mosque (with unique dark blue color); Tabriz Bazaar (one of the most important commercial centers on the Silk Road and the largest covered bazar in the world that also serves as an exceptional, social, political, and religious complex); the Constitution House (with a skylight and corridor decorated with colorful glass and mirrors); and the largest park in Tabriz, El Goli (once in the past Shah Goli), the largest park in Tabriz
Day 5

Overnight Hamadan

On this day, we are going to drive to Hamadan (591 km), visiting the UNESCO Heritage site, Dome of Soltaniyeh on the way. It is one of the remarkable cases of the accomplishments of Islamic Architecture and Art in Iranian history with one of the world’s largest domes built from bricks. In the afternoon we are going to Ganjnameh area for dinner, visiting Ganjnameh Inscriptions, ordered by Darius the Great (521-485 B.C.) and Xerxes the Great (485-65 B.C.). It is an ancient inscription written in three languages (ancient Persian, Elamite, and Babylonian).
Day 6

Overnight Hamadan

We start our morning city tour in the green mountainous city of Hamadan with a visit to the archaeological excavations of Ecbatana, the capital of ancient Media. The next visits includes: the tomb of Avicenna, (a Persian polymath who is viewed as a standout amongst the most significant thinkers of the Islamic Golden Age); the tomb of Baba Tahir, (a well-known Persian poet of love and mystic beauty); the Alavian Dome, (delightfully decorated with flowers and plants); the tomb of Esther (the biblical Queen) and Mordechai which is of historical significance to the Jewish community.
Day 7

Overnight Kermanshah

Driving to Kermanshah (190 km), we will visit the following sites: first we see the Anahita Temple (the goddess of water); next we move to the UNESCO World Heritage site, Behistun, the important landmark of which is the bas-relief and cuneiform inscription requested by Darius the Great (when he rose to the throne of the Persian Empire, 521 B.C.). It is the longest text about the ancient Persia written in three peculiar cuneiform script languages (Old Persian, Elamite, and Babylonian); then we visit Taq-e Bostan (with a chain of the finest rock reliefs from the time of Sassanid Empire).
Day 8

Overnight Dezful

Today we drive to Dezful via Khorramabad (391 km) to visit the ancient Falak-ol-Aflak Castle, a magnificent over the 1,800-year-old castle with 8 towers and 22.5 meters high walls situated on the top of a large hill. You may see scenic views of the city from the walls of this massive fortress that was built in the 3rd century A.D. The castle used to have twelve towers, but only eight of which is surviving today. You also visit the Pol-e Dokhtar (the Maiden Bridge), one of the unique bridges in Iran and Asia due to its size, shape, and architectural features
Day 9

Overnight Dezful

The highlights of today’s tour will be a visit to three World Cultural Heritages: Susa, a standout amongst the most important cities of the Mesopotamia where you have an opportunity to see the remaining parts of monuments from 5000 years ago (Elamite kingdom) and the enigmatic Tomb of Daniel (the burial place of the biblical prophet); heading to Shushtar, on the way, you will visit Choghazanbil ziggurat, an ancient Elamite complex; You will likewise have a look at Shushtar historical Hydraulic System (an ancient island city with an intricate irrigation system).
Day 10

Overnight Shiraz

This is a journey through different atmospheres and scenes (our adventure begins from 60 meters above sea level and proceeds to an elevation of 1,600 meters)! Driving from Ahvaz to Shiraz (563 km) we will visit, on the way, the Bishapur City (known for its bas-reliefs and the remaining parts of a Sassanian city) and the Anahita Temple, the name of which is depicted from Anahita (goddess of water). A short walk around Bishapur, the rocky walls here are home to six substantial bas-reliefs cut out of limestone. We arrive in Shiraz at night
Day 11

Overnight Shiraz

Our full-day tour in Shiraz starts by strolling through Zandieh Complex (the citadel, the great Vakil Mosque, Saray-e-Moshir, and Vakil Bazaar) with its superb design and the Nasir Almolk Mosque. During the evening, we will see one of the most appealing and grand greenery gardens of Iran, Eram Garden, and the Tomb of two of the most renowned Iranian poets—Hafez and Saadi. Then the tour ends by going to Ali Ibn Hamzeh Shrine (with mirror tiles covering the whole wall and domed roof) and Quran Gate.
Day12

Overnight Shiraz

The morning excursion tour begins by driving to Persepolis (an awe-inspiring architectural creation, classified among the world’s greatest archaeological destinations) which still talks articulately of the gloriousness of the Persian Empire as it was about 2,500 years ago. Next, we visit Naqsh-e Rustam (situated inside a small perimeter close to the monuments of Persepolis) that is a standout amongst the most fabulous and sensational ancient locales of the Achaemenid Empire (involving the huge tombs of Persian rulers going back to the first millennium B.C.
Day13

Overnight Shiraz

Our full-day excursion tour to the ancient Firuzabad includes: the Palace of Ardashir, next to a picturesque pond, with unique domes with squinches; Qal’eh Dokhtar (the Maiden’s Castle) whose loftiness still delivers amazement in visitors. The castle is impressively coherent and contains many of the recurring characteristics of Sasanian royal residences and civic architecture: recessed windows, long halls, the oldest domes with squinches, arches, and stairways. In the afternoon, if it is possible, you will get acquainted with the traditional nomadic lifestyle
Day14

Overnight Yazd

Today we are going to drive to Yazd (500 km). We will be delighted to visit Pasargadae, (the oldest Achaemenid Persian capital), where you have a chance to visit the Tomb of Cyrus the Great (the founder of Achaemenid Empire). As the first magnificent expression of the royal Achaemenid architecture, the Pasargadae provides exceptional evidence to the Achaemenid civilization in Iran. The Four Gardens style in Pasargadae turned into a prototype for Western Asian architecture. We also make a stop on the way (in Abarkuh) to see the 4500-year-old cypress tree
Day15

Overnight Yazd

We will begin today’s experience with Towers of Silence (Zoroastrian Constructions for the Ritual of Death in the past). Next we visit Zoroastrian Fire Temple and its Sacred Eternal Flame, Water Museum, Amir Chakhmaq square (best known for its symmetrical sunken arched alcoves), Dolat Abad Garden (famous for having the tallest Badgir/wind catcher in Iran and probably in the world, standing over than 33m), and the splendid, congregational Jameh Mosque. Our walking tour of the old area of the city will be carried out in the afternoon.
Day16

Overnight Isfahan

Today, we will be driving to Isfahan (350 km), having an opportunity to look at the Caravanserai Complex of Meybod. Then we will visit Pigeon Tower (with an extraordinary architecture) and Meybod Ice House, both of which are Eco-friendly creations. We have also a glance at the tile and ceramic workshop. Next, we will visit one of the oldest mosques of Persian Islamic architecture (Jame Mosque) in Nain. The city is best known for its preliminary architecture. We arrive in Isfahan in the afternoon, having enough time to visit the historical bridges.
Day17

Overnight Isfahan

Our full-day tour in Isfahan includes visiting a number of UNESCO World Heritage sites: Naqshe-Jahan square; the especially exquisite Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque; the Imam Mosque (the most publicly known example of the colorful architecture); the elaborately decorated Ali Qapu Palace; and the acclaimed Bazaar where you see the arts & crafts products. We additionally visit Chehel Sotoun Palace and Garden (the best specimen of Islamic Persian painting); the way of life delineated in these works of art is distinctive with the genuine state of society in that period.
Day18

Overnight Isfahan

During the half day tour, we will visit the Vank Cathedral, the architecture of which is a mixture of the Safavid style (high arches) and an Islamic-style dome. Next, we see the Jameh Mosque (the first building from Islamic period that adapted the four-iwan courtyard format of the Sassanid palaces to Islamic religious architecture and turned into the prototype construction for a new aesthetic and layout in mosque design). The Mosque is viewed as a magnificent museum of Islamic periods in Iran because of its various types of architecture from 1,400 years ago to the most recent century
Day19

Overnight Tehran

Today, we drive to Tehran via Abyaneh, Kashan, and Qom (505 km). First, we visit Abyaneh the best place to see the rural architecture (harmonious with mountainous land and climate) and traditional dresses of local people. Next, we make a few stops on the way to visit the best Iranian houses in size and architecture (for example, Borujerdis House, Ameri House, and Abbasi House), and the magnificent Mosque of Agha Bozorg (utilized as a theological school and also as a mosque). We then visit the UNESCO World Heritage site Fin Garden, a highlight of Kashan (best known for its seven ponds).
Day 20

Overnight Tehran

Today’s city tour of Tehran begins with a visit to the Sa’dabad Complex. Situated in the ever-refreshing foothills of Darband and Tochal, this historical and cultural Complex (with 18 palaces and palace museums) spreads an area of 110 hectares. Next, we will see the delightful complex of Niavaran (an impressive structure the buildings of which belong to the Qajar and the Pahlavi periods). You have also an opportunity to take a glance at the Carpet Museum displaying a number of carpet masterpieces of the world
Day 21

Overnight Departure

Fly back to your country with precious memories of the eminent glimpses of Incredible Iran

Tour Include:
visa Processing service
Accomodation In Hotel 3* 4*
Transportation : Air condition vehicle our trasfers in private vehicle.
The Food:Three meals every day (Breakfast,lunch, Dinner)
Tour Guide: Full-Time qualified Tour Guide In English Or Your Chosen Language .
Domestic flight ticket
Special Services : Full-Time Free 3G – 4G Internet Access Depends On reception of the places.
Price : 2450 €

 

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