Silk Road Tour - 10 Days
Silk Road, a herald of relationship among nations, played an essential role for transfer of culture and goods to other countries, and Iran as a part of this ancient road with its rich cultural vestiges, ancient civilization, vastness of land and climatic and geographical varieties has a lot of attractions to offer.
Tehran Mashhad Shahrud Damghan Qazvin Zanjan Tabriz Kandovan
With over 6,000 years of history and tradition, breathtaking landscapes of desert, mountain, and steppe, and glorious ancient cities that are home to the warmest people in the world. Visit Iran, discover a new place, and discover yourself.
Arrival in Mashhad, meet and greet, transfer to hotel. City tour of Mashhad, the capital of Khorasan province in northeast Iran and the second largest city in the country, Mashhad is best known for its beautiful pilgrimage shrine of Imam Reza. The shrine was built on the site of the village of Sanabad, where Imam Reza died in 818 AD (some sources say 817). On our first day we will also visit Torghabeh and Naderi museum in Mashhad. Overnight Mashhad.
On our second full day in the beautiful city of Mashhad, you will be going to Ghadamgah, mausoleum of Ferdowsi the grate Iranian epic poet as well as a sightseeing tour in the urban areas of Mashhad where you can witness breathtaking scenes of thousands of pilgrims in one of the holiest cities of Shiite Islam. Overnight Mashhad.
Early morning drive to the city of Shahrud, an afternoon tour of Amirieh and the city. Overnight Shahrud.
Excursion to Bastam to visit Bayazid Bastami Tomb then drive to Damghan, in this city you will visit the oldest mosque of Iran which is Tarikhaneh, the ancient city of Hecatompylos, tappeh hessar and Aramgah-e- Pir Almdar round tower, overnight Damghan.
Morning drive to Tehran. Transfer to hotel. Afternoon at your leisure. Overnight Tehran.
A full-day tour of the capital, Tehran. Starting with a walking tour through old Tehran and visiting the old Gate of Tehran, Golestan Palaces. We will then get more familiar with Persian Carpets at the Carpet Museum. Overnight Tehran.
Drive to Qazvin, half day city tour of Qazvin to visit Jame Mosque, Chehel Sotun Edifice. overnight Qazvin.
Drive to Zanjan via Soltaniyeh. The city of Soltaniyeh, the capital of the Ilkhanid dynasty, was founded by the Mongols. Situated in the province of Zanjan, Soltaniyeh is one of the outstanding examples of the achievements of Persian architecture and a key monument in the development of its Islamic architecture. The octagonal building is crowned with a 50 m tall dome covered in turquoise-blue faience and surrounded by eight slender minarets. It is the earliest existing example of the double-shelled dome in Iran. Upon arrival to Zanjan in the afternoon we will visit Rakhtshoor-khaneh, Jameh mosque, its two pleasant teahouses and fantastic bazaar. Overnight Zanjan.
In the morning we will drive to Tabriz. In the afternoon you will have a half day city tour of Tabriz to visit blue mosque, Shah-Goli Pavilion, Azerbaijan museum and its magnificent bazaar. Overnight Tabriz.
Drive to the magnificent village of Kandovan Village, a Rocky Architectural Oddity in Iran. Kandovan is an 'off the touristy track’ hub in Iran that is not only famous for its scenic beauty, but also its uniqueness that comes from the fact that many of its homes have been made in caves located in cone-shaped rock-formation. Thus making the complete village look like a gigantic termite colony. Transfer to Tabriz international airport for your evening flight home.
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