Iran At a Glance (Tehran, Shiraz, Yazd, Isfahan, Maybod, Kashan) / 8 Night (9 Days)

Iran At a Glance (Tehran, Shiraz, Isfahan, Kashan) / 6 Night (7 Days)
November 9, 2019

Iran At a Glance (Tehran, Shiraz, Yazd, Isfahan, Maybod, Kashan) / 8 Night (9 Days)

Experience the wondrous remains of the ancient capital of Persepolis – the scale and grandeur will leave you in no
doubt that this was once the center of the known world. Follow in pilgrims’ footsteps and explore the history of old
Persia and the spirit of the new Iran. Discover magnificent mosques, small mountain villages, and colorful gardens,
and gain deeper insight into this ancient land. Wander the streets of ancient capitals and desert cities, and witness
spectacular Zoroastrian temple. be with us in Persia in-depth .

INCLUSIONS:

  • Private airport transfer
  • Hotel accommodation in 3&4 star hotels (B&B)
  • Dedicated A/C vehicle for all transport
  • Domestic flight (THR to SYZ)
  • All mentioned sightseeing
  • Experienced English speaking tour guide
  • Visa support and reference code
  • Refreshment

EXCLUSIONS:

  • International airfare
  • Personal insurance
  • Visa stamp fee
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Tips & Portages
  • Entrance fees (~USD1-5/site)

Day 1 – Tehran
Arriving in IKA airport, you are welcomed and assisted by our representative to transfer to your hotel to get ready for a week of
adventure in the land of Persia.

Day 2 – Tehran, Shiraz
After breakfast we will go on for visiting Capital of Iran, Tehran. First, we start a walking tour through old Gate of Tehran, visiting The
National Archeological Museum, Golestan Palace after lunch we will visit the unique jewelry collection at the National Treasury
Museum, then getting familiar with Persian carpet in Carpet museum, for end up our day we will take a rest in the artists’ house of Iran.
Getting ready to transfer to Mehrabad airport and fly to Shiraz.

Day 3 – Shiraz
First day of the Shiraz city will be start by visiting residential palace of Zand dynasty, “Karimkhani Complex”. We keep visiting the old part
of Shiraz continued by Vakil complex comprising of Vakil Mosque, Bazaar and Bathhouse then visiting pink mosque of Nasir-al-Mulk.
After lunch walking at one of the marvelous Persian Garden of Iran, “Eram Garden “. Next we visit the tomb of famous poet, “Sa’adi “.

Day 4 – Yazd
This morning we leave Shiraz toward Yazd, Your first stop today is Iran’s premier attraction, Persepolis, It was once the center of the
Persian Empire and one of the great cities of the ancient world. Then we will visit the tomb of Cyrus the great and continue our way to Yazd.

Day 5 – Yazd
Adobe city f Yazd had been registered in the UNESCO World Heritage site since 2017, after breakfast it’s time to have desert city tour
and get familiar architecture and culture of the people who live in central plateau of Iran, first by visiting marvelous Persian garden of
Yazd, “Dowlat Abad”. Then visiting congressional mosque of Yazd and walking through old part of the city. Later will visit the Yazd Atash
Behram, is a Zoroastrian holly fire temple which its fire date back to 470 AD. After visiting Amirchakhmagh mosque in the afternoon we
will visit the Tower of Silence, is a circular, raised structure built by Zoroastrians.

Day 6 – Isfahan, Maybod
Leave Yazd toward Isfahan, but on the way we have stop in Meybod city to visit the Dovecote building and Narin Castle that is
a mud-brick fort or castle in the town of Meybod, back to Sassanid dynesty. Then keep moving to Isfahan. After check in to the hotel,
it’s time to walk around the biggest river of this desert city, Zayandehroud crossing the river through historical bridges of Khajou and
Sio-Se-Pol (33 arch). Sleep over night in hotel in Isfahan.

Day 7 – Isfahan
After breakfast, we start our day city tour of Isfahan by visiting UNESCo world heritage site of Naghsh-e-Jahan square which is officialy
center of the old city during Safavid dynesty. In the Square first we will visit Imam Mosque (Royal Mosque), then visiting Aliqapoo royal
palace of Safavid kings, where they used to see the polo games and ceremonies. 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, after lunch
visiting Qeysarieh bazaar. You have free time in the afternoon. Sleep overnight in Isfahan.

Day 8 – Isfahan, Kashan
We will start another day in Isfahan to visit Friday mosque and Vank Cathedral, after lunch heading toward well preserved traditional
city of Kashan, but first en-route we will visit red village of Abyaneh. Stay overnight in the adobe antique hotel in Kashan.

Day 9 – Kashan, IKA
We will visit Kashan today by visiting historical houses which are a genuine sample of Iranian traditional desert architecture like
Boroujerdiha and Tabatabaeiha house. Then keep visiting by Fin garden, one of the beautiful sample of Persian Garden. After visiting
Kashan we continued toward airport for departure flight.