Do not worry about time. In only 6 days you are welcomed to the golden triangle of Iran: Shiraz, Isfahan and Yazd. Visiting these three cities you will have the very essence of old Persia. 5 UNESCO World Heritages and many other incredible attractions of Persia are waiting for you in this tour.
Shiraz Yazd Isfahan
Highlights: Persepolis,Pasargadae,Meidan Imam,Masjed Jam-e,Persian Garden (Chehel-Sotun, Eram and Dolat-Abad) and also : Hafez and Sadie Tombs, Iranian Bazaar, Zoroastrian Fire Temple and many other attractions.
After your arrival at Shiraz airport, your guide will greet you; transfer to your hotel.
Today you are very welcomed in Shiraz, the city of gardens and nightingales.
We will start our Shiraz tour by Karmikhani complex - Karim Khan Zand, the founder of Zand dynasty who chose Shiraz as his capital. Visiting Zandieh Complex: Karim khan’s citadel, Pars museum, Vakil bath (traditional Iranian bath), Vakil mosque, Vakil bazaar- the traditional bazaar of Shiraz and Moshir caravanserai.
You can visit a very famous Iranian Muslims holy place: Shah-Cheragh Shrine, a funerary monument and mosque in Shiraz with unique mirror decoration.
In the evening you can visit Hafez & Saadi tomb (Shiraz is really famous for these two great Persian poets), Eram and Gahan-Nama Garden and Quran gate (with the view over Shiraz).
Today you are going to visit the most famous attractions of Ancient Persia in Iran: Persepolis and Pasargadae, two UNESCO world heritages.
First you will visit the great Persepolis. This ceremonial capital of the Persian Empire during Achemaenian Dynasty dates back to 515 BCE. The Apadana Palace, The Throne Hall and tombs of Kings are among various reception halls and palaces, private palaces, royal treasury and fortifications that you can see in Persepolis.
We continue our tour by visiting Naghsh-e-Rostam, the Achaemenian necropolis (city of the dead). Then you will go to see Pasargadae.
Pasargadae is the capital of the Achaemenid Empire in time of Cyrus the Great and also a place for his tomb (the most famous monument in this site).
Continue your way to Yazd.
Morning tour of Yazd, a city in the middle of desert. Today you will see Zoroastrian - a religion started in ancient Persia by Zoroaster- culture and life. You will visit a famous Fire Temple of Zoroastrian and also you will have a visit of Masjed Jam-e Yazd with its remarkable minarets and architecture. Then you will go to Dolat-Abaad Garden, a UNESCO world heritage in the category of Persian Gardens. This garden has the biggest adobe wind catcher in the world.
Evening departure to Isfahan
Today tour of Isfahan starts with the UNESCO world heritage: Naghsh-e-Jahan Sq. Once a royal polo court, this site was the official center of the city, when the city was the Safavid Capital (17th Century). We will visit the famous Imam Mosque (Royal Mosque), located in the southern side of the square with wonderful architecture and tile-work. We then visit the multistory Aliqapu Palace, stood on the western side of the square, from which the Safavid kings used to view the polo games and ceremonies. Then you will visit Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (or Ladies Mosque) that is located on the opposite side of the square. You can take a tour in a traditional Iranian Bazaar.
Then you will continue your tour to see Chehel-Sotun Garden (a UNESCO World Heritage in the category of Persian Garden).
You can also visit Masjed-e Jame Esfahan - a UNESCO world heritage - in this day, a beautiful mosque with unique architecture (over 12 hundred years ago).
Late evening you can take a walk in the bank of Zayande-rood river and see its famous bridges.
Departure from Isfahan International airport
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