Iran Carpet Tours

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Carpet Tour - 10 Days, 9 Nights

Trip Overview:
The art of carpet weaving in Iran originated more than 2,500 years ago. Persian carpets and rugs were initially woven as articles of necessity to cover the floors of nomadic tribesmen, giving them protection from the cold and damp. The natural progression of the skill and craft involved in the creation of these works of art has been passed down from generation to generation over the centuries throughout periods of peace, invasion and war. As international trade developed, the variety of patterns and designs grew. Today, carpet weaving is by far the most widespread handicraft in Iran. Persian carpets are renowned for their richness of colour, variety of spectacular artistic patterns and quality of design. In palaces, famous buildings, mansions and museums the world over, a Persian carpet is amongst the most treasured of possessions.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1
Pre reserve
Day 2 Tehran
Arrival early morning and transfer to hotel and have a rest. After breakfast start the tour by visiting Carpet Museum, Iranian carpets are one of the unique masterpieces created by Iranians since antiquity. Although they are known as Persian carpets, they have been made by various ethnic groups in Iran based on the same traditions and techniques. This museum has been open to visitors since 1979. The facade of the museum resembles the carpet-weaving loom. It also comprises of two floors to display different kinds of carpets, kilims and handmade rugs. Then visit Golestan Palace and Carpet Bazaar.
Day 3 Tehran - Kashan
In the morning, drive to Kashan for its beautiful Scenery and old culture. Traditionally Kashan has been famous for producing silk, carpets, velvet, rose water and potteries. Today, in addition to those traditional products, Kashan’s automotive industry produces cars and motorcycles as well as other goods in its factories. Visit fin Garden, Many Iranians and non-Iranians plan to visit Kashan to see this beautiful garden and remember how a well-liked Iranian politician (Chancellor) of 19th century was ordered to be murdered by the king. Also, the cool and shady area of this garden in this dry and hot climate provides such a pleasant ambiance and then visit Agha Bozorg Mosque. Afterwards visit Carpet workshop in Kashan.
Day 4 Kashan - Isfahan
After breakfast continue the tour by going to Isfahan and arrival in Isfahan. For everyone going to Iran, Esfahan is a certain stop, and it’s one of the places that you will remember for a long time. Forget Paris, Esfahan is the most beautiful city in the world. The Persians called it "Nesf-e-Jahan”, meaning "Half World”. Today visit Old Bridges and Hasht Behasht Palace. The Hasht Behesht palace was built in the centre of Baghe Bolbol (The Nightingale Garden) dates back to 1660. The palace is the most important building which was built during Shah Suleiman Safavid time. The palace experienced new styles of stucco work and stained glass and mirror works. Hasht Behesht was renovated by Fathali Shah Qajar in the 19th century.
Day 5 Isfahan
Full day visit Isfahan which is include: Naqsh-e Jahan Sq, Ali qapu palace, Imam Mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque and Gheysariye Bazaar. Naqsh-e Jahan Square: Known as Imam Square, this place as the most famous attraction of Isfahan city is placed at the center of Isfahan, Iran. It is an important historical place and one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This160 meters-wide and 560 meters-long square is encircled by buildings from the Safavid era. In the afternoon visit the carpet and Gelim workshop in Isfahan. Isfahan rugs are of an excellent quality, using soft kork wool (often with silk details or foundations) and a very tightly woven pile. The rugs woven in this city are perhaps the best and most valuable in the world as a whole. The most popular design is a central medallion surrounded by vines or flowers which are usually red, blue or indigo on an ivory background. Other popular design elements and motifs include vase, garden and tree of life designs, Shah Abbasi motifs, and pictorial pieces. The inspiration for the rugs' design comes from traditional motifs and patterns, nature, poetry and the great poets, but also from the rich architectural history of the city; the famous mosque of Shah Lutf Allah being a particular muse for many of the rugs created in this great city.
Day 6 Isfahan - Yazd
After breakfast drive to Yazd but on the way visit Naein and the old Jame Mosque. Then visit carpet workshop in Naein. The city of Nain is famous in the world for its magnificent rugs. The history of fine woolen men's cloak and cloth making dates back to centuries, but carpet making is relatively new and less than a century old. All the Nain rugs have asymmetrical (Persian) knots, wool pile and cotton warps. They are closely clipped for better look. In some instances silk warps are used.
Day 7 Yazd - Shiraz
In the morning continue the tour by visiting Amir Chakhmaq Square, Amir Chakhmagh square was established on the north side of an important mosque called the Old Mosque, known today as Amir Chakhmagh Mosque. At the beginning of 19th century, the square converted to a Hosseiniye, where Muslims used to gather for Muharram (the holy month). Most of the changes in Amir-Chakhmagh Square were implemented during the modernization period of Reza Shah. By completing Pahlavi Street in 1935, the northern part of the square, which connected it with the Bazaar, was demolished. This square converted also to cemetery in the Pahlavi Period and Then visit Dowlat Abad Garden . then leave Tehran for visiting Persepolis and Naqsh-e Rostam in Shiraz. Persepolis (Capital of Persia in Greek) or Takht-e Jamshid (The Throne of Jamshid) became summer capital of Achaemenian after Pasargadae. The construction of this impressive palace started by Darius I, one of Cyrus's successors, in about 518 BC. Was completed over a period of 150 years by subsequent kings Xerxes I and Artaxerxes I. It was burned down during Alexander the Great occupation in 331 BC. Historian’s debate whether was accidental or intentional retaliation.
Day 8 Shiraz
Full day visit shiraz which is include: Qoran Gate, Nasir- ol Molk Mosque, Eram Garden, Tomb of Hafez, and vakil Bazaar. Shiraz Vakil Bazaar was built during Zandiyeh era, under the order of Karim Khan Zand (1758-1779) and it is located in down town of Shiraz. This monument, which is believed had been built after Gheysariye Bazaar of Lar, has different elements comparing to its counterparts in other regions. The Bazaar has beautiful courtyards, caravansarais, bath houses, and old shops which are deemed among the best places in Shiraz to buy all kinds of Persian rugs, spices, copper handicrafts and antiques.
Day 9 Shiraz
After breakfast meet Nomadic weavers. Excursion to the traditional pastures of Qashqa’i nomads, renowned for producing vibrant tribal rugs and trappings. The Persian carpets knotted by Qashqa’i nomads in Iran have long been highly prized, not least for their beautiful – sometimes figural – design elements, but also for their high quality. These Oriental carpets are hand-knotted from fine wool, and are dyed using plants and minerals for natural-looking colors. The carpets are usually deep red and dark blue, with beige elements.
Day 10 Departure
Transfer to the Airport and flight back to home.



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Tehran, Iran
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