Iran Unveiled: The Classic Persian Adventure
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.
After you arrive at the airport, your guide will greet you; transfer to your hotel.
In the morning, you will see the National Museum of Iran, aged more than 70 years, containing 300,000 museum objects.
Then you will visit Iran Glassware and Ceramics Museum to see objects from the 4th millennium B.C. up to the present.
After that, you will go to see a UNESCO World Heritage: Golestan Palace, which 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 Kashan. This city is famous for its traditional houses. After visiting some of these houses, you will see Tepe Sialk (from 5500–6000 BC.)
They have a different experience of staying in one of the traditional hotels 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 bridges, such as Pol-e Khaju and Siose Pol.
Today’s 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 on the square’s southern side with incredible architecture and tile-work. We then visited the multistory Aliqapu Palace, which stood on the square’s western side from which the Safavid kings used to view the polo games and ceremonies. Then you will visit Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (or Ladies Mosque), on the opposite side of the square. You can take a tour of 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 – today, 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 the 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 -to see how people of the 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 visit 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 most giant adobe wind catcher in the world.
Then you will drive from Yazd to another UNESCO world heritage: Meymand and its cultural landscape. Half-day tour of Meymand. The villagers are semi-nomadic agro-pastoralists. They change their living place in winter and return to their unusual cave houses carved out of soft rock.
You can have the experience of spending a night in one of its cave houses.
Driving from Meymand to Shiraz via Pasargadae and Persepolis.
Today you will 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 the time of Cyrus the Great and his tomb (the most famous monument on 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 you have. The Apadana Palace, The Throne Hall, and the tombs of Kings are among various reception halls and palaces, private palaces, royal treasury, and fortifications you can see in Persepolis.
Today you are very welcome in Shiraz, the city of gardens and nightingales.
We will start our Shiraz tour by the Karmikhani complex – Karim Khan Zand, the founder of the 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 famous Iranian Muslim holy place: Shah-Cheragh Shrine, a funerary monument, and a mosque in Shiraz with unique mirror decorations.
In the evening, you can visit Hafez & Saadi’s tomb (Shiraz is famous for these two great Persian poets), Eram and Gahan-Nama Garden, and Quran gate (with a view over Shiraz).
Departure from Shiraz International Airport.
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