Iran Classical Tour - 15 Days, 14 Nights

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Iran Classical Tour - 15 Days, 14 Nights

Trip Overview:

Travel to a country that is one of the most interesting in the history of the world! In addition to the multifaceted capital of Tehran, experience the old city of Shiraz with its beautiful Gardens. Let yourself be enchanted by the incredible beauty of Isfahan and marvel at the historic ruins of Persepolis and Pasargadae. The friendly and open-minded people with your hospitality will be remembered!



Tour Itinerary:

Day 1
Meet & assist in the airport. Transfer to the hotel.
Day 2 Tehran
Tehran, the Capital of Iran since Qajar era. Tehran is sharply divided between north and south. It is bisected north-south by Valiasr (ex-Pahlavi) Ave., which runs for more than 20Km from Tajrish to the train station. City tour in Tehran includes: National Museum (Archeological Museum), Golestan Palace, Jewels Museum (from Saturday until Wednesday 14:00-16:00). One of the most amazing diamonds in this museum is Darya-ye Nur (Sea of Light), a pink diamond, which weighs 182 carats and is said to be the largest uncut diamond in the world. Visiting Grand Bazaar.
Day 3 Tehran - Hamedan
Morning drive to Hamadan Sightseeing included: Shir Sangi & Tomb of Alavian, Mausoleum of Avicenna & Mausoleum of Babataher. This statue is located in the park and square of Sang Shir. There are various theories as to the history of this statue. There could be a possibility that the same is from the Parthian period. Others suggest that this could be a relic of Medes times till the Parthian era. Yet another version holds well, that Alexander issued orders that this statue be sculptured in honor of the memory of one of his commanders. This statue is held in great respect by the people.
Day 4 Hamedan - Kermanshah
In the morning drive to Kermanshah via Kangavar village and visit Anahita Temple - The Anahita Temple is the name of one of two archaeological sites in Iran popularly thought to have been attributed to the ancient deity Anahita. The larger and more widely known of the two is located at Kangāvar in Kermanshah Province. – Countinue the way visit Bisotun Inscription & Tagh-e Bostan.
Day 5 Kermanshah - Ahwaz
Drive to Ahvaz, en route visiting Susa, Prophet Daniel’s Tomb, Apadana Palace & Chogha Zanbil. The ziggurat is arguably the most distinct architectural feature of the Mesopotamian civilization. Nevertheless, some of these structures have been found to exist outside the area once occupied by this ancient civilization. One of these ziggurats is located in Chogha Zanbil (meaning ‘basket mound’), near Susa in the Khuzestan province of modern day Iran.
Day 6 Ahwaz - Shiraz
Morning drive to Shiraz, the city of roses and nightingales. In road stop in Bishabur - the capital of Shapour I, Bishapur was an ancient city in Iran on the ancient road between Persis and Elam. The road linked the Sassanid capitals Estakhr and Ctesiphon. It is located south of modern Faliyan in the Kazerun County of Pars Province. Bishapur was built near a river crossing and at the same site there is also a fort with rock-cut reservoirs and a river valley with six Sassanid rock reliefs. - Also visit Tange Chogan.
Day 7 Shiraz
Full day city tour of Shiraz , sightseeing included: Qoran Gate, the tombs of celebrated poets Hafez & Saadi, Vakil Bazaar (closes on Fridays), Eram Garden, Nasir – Ol Molk Mosque. The mosque is called by many different names. Mostly known as the "Pink Mosque”, it is also called the "Mosque of colours,” the "Rainbow Mosque” or the "Kaleidoscope Mosque”. This is a space where light and worship intertwine. The mosque comes to life with the sunrise and colours dance throughout the day like whirling dervishes. It reflects on the ground, walls, the arches and the towering spires. It even reflects on the visitors as if a colourful ball is hit by the first sun ray and explodes to thousands of butterflies all around.
Day 8 Shiraz
Morning excursion to Persepolis and Nagshe Rostam. The ruins you see today are a mere shadow of Persepolis' former glory. In about 512 BC Darius I (the Great) started constructing this massive and magnificent palace complex to serve as his capital. Back to Shiraz and visit Shah Cheragh Mausoleum (from outside).
Day 9 Shiraz - Yazd
Drive to Yazd. En route you visit Passargadae, the first capital of the Achaemenid Empire. The first structure you'll come across in Passargadae is the six-tiered Tomb of Cyrus. Standing proudly on the windswept plain, this impressive stone cenotaph was originally much taller than it is now and is still the best preserved of the Pasargadae ruins. Also visit Abarkuh, the 4000 year-old Cyrus tree.
Day 10 Yazd
Today you have a Full day city tour of Yazd. Sightseeing included: Tower of Silence, Fire Temple, Jame Mosque, Dowlat Abad Garden and Amir Chakhmagh Square. Dowlat Abad Garden is an authentic Iranian garden that annually attracts thousands of domestic and foreign tourists. This is a complex built according to the original Iranian architectural style and consists of a large garden and some buildings.
Day 11 Yazd - Isfahan

In the morning drive to Isfahan. En route you will stop in Naein to visit its Jame Mosque and also Mohamadiyeh Village where good Aba weavers has. Continue to get Isfahan.

Day 12 Isfahan
Full day city tour of Isfahan. Iran's masterpiece, the jewel of ancient Persia and one of the finest cities in the Islamic world. The exquisite blue mosaic tiles of Isfahan's Islamic buildings, its expansive bazaar and the city's gorgeous bridges demand as much of your time as you can spare. "ISFAHAN IS HALF OF THE WORLD.”In this day visit: Naqsh-e Jahan Square (UNESCO Culture Heritage), Imam Mosque (is close on Fridays), Sheikh Lotfullah Mosque, Ali Qapu Palace, Qeysariyeh Bazaar (is close on Fridays). Naghsh-e Jahan Square (Design of the world) officially known as Imam Square, situated at the center of Isfahan city, Iran. It is an important historical site and one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. The square is surrounded by buildings from the Safavid era.
Day 13 Isfahan
Second full day sightseeing in Isfahan, including old Vank Cathedral in Armenian area, Jolfa, Jameh Mosque and Old bridges (Sio Se pol, Kaju) . One of the most marvelous attractions of Iran in Isfahan is Vank Cathedral that you can visit during your Iran tour. The Sacred Savior Cathedral, also reputed as the Saintly Sisters Church, is a cathedral situated in the Julfa of Isfahan. It is called Vank which means Convent or monastery in Armenian language. This attraction of Iran was founded in 1606, devoted to thousands of Armenians who were deported from their homes and resettled with the help of Shah Abbas I after the Ottoman War during 1603-1618.
Day 14 Isfahan - Kashan - Tehran
After breakfast we drive to Tehran. En route you will visit Kashan, the oasis city, which was once a favorite city of Shah Abbas I, who beautified it and asked to be buried there, In Kashan visiting Fin Garden & Broujerdiha traditional House. Continue drive to Tehran. The fabulous Fin Garden (Bagh-e Fin) is a historical Persian garden, located in Kashan, Iran which is registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Garden. Being one of the best attractions of the city of Kashan, this garden is like a paradise in the desert.
Day 15 Departure

End of the program, Transfer to the airport and flight back home.




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