10 Days Iran Historical Tour
This tour includes 7 UNESCO World Heritages and 4 famous cities of Iran: Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz and Yazd and also other cities like Kashan and two famous villages of Abyaneh and Meymand. Let's check the itinerary below to see what is waiting for you in 10 days.
10 Days Package
Tehran Kashan Isfahan via Abyaneh Yazd Meymand Shiraz
7 UNESCO World Heritages of:
Persepolis,Pasargadae,Golestan Palace,Masjed Jam-e Isfahan,Meidan-e Imam Isfahan,Meymand,Persian Garden (Chehel-sotun, Eram and Dolat-Abad Garden)
and also: Hafez and Sadie Tombs, Shah-Cheragh Shrine, National Museum of Iran, Abyaneh village, Tape Silak, Yazd fire Temple, and many other places.
After your arrival at the airport, your guide will greet you; transfer to your hotel.
In the morning you will go to see National Museum of Iran, aging more than 70 years, containing 300,000 museum objects.
Then you will have the visit of Iran Glassware and ceramic Museum, in order to see objects of 4th millennium B.C. up to the present time.
After that you will go to see a UNESCO World Heritage: Golestan Palace that has many places to offer: The Marble Throne, Karim Khani Nook, Pond House, Picture House/Gallery, Brilliant Hall, Museum of Gifts, Containers Hall, Ivory Hall, Mirror Hall, Salam Hall, Edifice of the Sun (Shams ol Emareh) and many other places.
Morning drive from Tehran to Kahsan
This city is famous for its traditional houses. After a visit of some of these houses you will go to see Tepe Sialk (dates back to 5500–6000 BC.)
Then have a different experience of staying in one of the traditional hotel of this city that is in combination with modern facilities.
Morning drive to Isfahan via Abyaneh.
Morning tour of Abyaneh. This village is one of the significant villages of Iran- with its unique red soil and colorful dresses of its women.
Evening tour of Isfahan to see its famous bridiges such as Pol-e khaju and Siose Pol.
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).
Morning departure from Isfahan to Yazd.
Half city 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 upon your arrival to Yazd.
Then you will visit a traditional house -now the Water Museum -, in order to see how people of desert used to find and transfer water. After visiting this unique museum you will see the famous Amir-Chakhmagh Square.
In the morning 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.
Then you will drive from Yazd another UNESCO world heritage: Meymand and its cultural landscape. Half day tour of Meymand. The villagers are semi-nomadic agro-pastoralists. They change the place of their living in winter and returns to their unusual cave houses that are carved out of the soft rock.
You can have the experience of spending night in one of its cave-houses.
Driving from Meymand to Shiraz via Pasargadae and Persepolis.
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 Pasargadae. Pasargadae is the capital of the Achaemenid Empire in time of Cyrus the Great and also his tomb (the most famous monument in this site).
We continue our tour by visiting Naghsh-e-Rostam, the Achaemenian necropolis (city of the dead). Then you will go to see Persepolis.
The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BCE. The entrance of this ancient city is The Gate of All Nations, so you are welcomed to this city with every nationality that you have. 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.
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).
Departure from Shiraz International Airport