Persia In Depth ( Tehran>Kerman>Shiraz>Yazd>Isfahan>Tehran)
The National Archeological Museum, National Treasury, Traditional roofed bazaars, Qom Religious Town, well preserved traditional town of Kashan, Isfahan’s UNESCO world heritage site of Naghsh-e-Jahan, UNSECO world heritage site of Persepolis, Persian Gardens in Kashan & Shiraz, the desert scenes, Well Preserved noble city of Yazd, Zoroastrian oldest ever burning fire, Mud-brick citadel of Rayen and many more.
Golestan Palaces in Tehran
Saadabad Palace in Tehran
Shazdeh (Prince) gardens in Kerman
Amir Chakhmagh Mosque in Yazd
Dolatabad garden in Yazd
Vakil Mosque in Shiraz
Vakil Bazaar in Shiraz
Hafez Tombs in Shiraz
Sa’di Tombs in Shiraz
Nasirolmolk mosque in Shiraz
Eram Garden in Shiraz
Perspolis in Shiraz
Pasargad in Shiraz
Naghshe Rostam in Shiraz
Naghsh-e-Jahan Sq in Isfahan
Siosepol Bridge in Isfahan
Khajou Bridge in Isfahan
Chehelsoton Palace in Isfahan
Aliqapou Palace in Isfahan
Arriving in Tehran Airport, you are welcomed and assisted by our representative and will be transferred to your hotel to get ready for a week of adventure in this magical land.
The morning is at your leisure to relax. We get more familiar with the Iranian history by visiting the valuable archeological collections at the National Museum and will visit the unique jewelry collection at the National Treasury . In the evening we fly to Kerman.
We go on an excursion to visit UNESCO world heritage sites of Bam citadel and Shazdeh (Price) gardens and also a visit to Shah Nematollah-e-Vali mausoleum and monastery in Mahan. We will also tour the city visiting the Jaame mosque, Ganj Ali Khan Public bath and traditional tea house and Kerman traditional bazaar.
In the afternoon we drive to Yazd (360 km.) which is described by Marco Polo as a noble city through a scenic desert road.
Today we drive to Shiraz (450 km.) and will have a stop in Abarkooh, visiting its famous old cypress tree , old cistern and caravanserai, before getting to the city of roses and nightingales, Shiraz.
After breakfast we start our city tour of Shiraz. We will start by Karmikhani complex, the residential palace of Zand dynasty. We continue Vakil complex comprising of Vakil Mosque, Bazar and public bath remaining from his reign. We also visit the colorful Nasirolmolk mosque . After Lunch we continue our tour by visiting the beautiful Eram Garden , the tombs of famous poets, Hafez and Saadi and finally Quran Gate.
This morning we leave Shiraz for Isfahan and will visit en-route the most magnificent city of the ancient world,
Persepolis, which is now registered as a UNESCO world heritage site. We continue our trip by visiting Naghsh-e-Rostam , the Achaemenian royal necropolis and Pasargad where we find the tomb of Cyrus the great and remains of Achaemenian palaces and edifices. We will also stop to visit nomads in their tents. We stay the night at our hotel in Isfahan.
After breakfast, we start our full-day tour of Isfahan at the UNESCO world heritage site of Naghsh-e-Jahan Sq . We visit the famous Imam Mosque (Royal Mosque), We then visit the multi story Aliqapu Palace , stood on the western side of the square, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (or Ladies Mosque) is located on the opposite side of the square and is visited next. We will stroll through the traditional bazaar surrounding the square, before we gather again for the lunch. The bazaar which goes deep to the north is known traditionally as Qeysarieh bazaar. After Lunch we continue our tour by visiting the Jaame Mosque followed by
Chehelsotun (forty columns) palace. We wil then head to the banks of Zayanderud river, the soul of the city. There are several historical bridges over this river, Siosepol (33-arch) and khaju bridges are the most famous ones. We enjoy visiting these two interesting bridges, drinking tea at the tea house below the bridge, walking along the river bank or paddle on a boat from one to the other. We can return back to the hotel or enjoy this pleasant environment for more time.
We will drive to Tehran today (total 425 km.) , en-route in Kashaan we visit a beautiful sample of Iranian historical gardens, Fin Garden. We also visit genuine samples of Iranian traditional desert architecture at a number of historical houses in the city, now open to visitors. We have some more time for strolling in this traditionally well preserved city. In addition to its beautiful traditional environment there is a beautiful Old bazaar and a number of interesting mosques to visit. We have to drive 130 more km. for getting to Tehran.
We go on a full-day tour of the capital, Tehran. First, we will have a walking tour through old Tehran and will visit the old Gate of Tehran, Golestan Palaces, Imam (former Royal) Mosque and the Grand Bazaar which is a large roofed old shopping complex. After Lunch we will visit the unique jewelry collection at the National Treasury. We will then get more familiar with Persian Carpets at the Carpet Museum and will have a visit to Saadabad Palace. Before returning back to the hotel, we will stop in Darband, an oasis of rest in Tehran, for drinking a cup of tea and a deep breather of fresh air.
Today morning is free for rest, personal planned sightseeing, taking optional tours, shopping or joining tour extensions. This evening you can attend a Persian night at a traditional restaurant where you can have our Iranian dinner while enjoying Persian live local music
12 Days transportation all across Iran with chartered bus
4-5 star hotels
English speaking guide
All the entrance fees
Each Person in Dbl room: 1700 €
Each Person in Sgl room: 2400 €