14-Day Silk Road Adventure in Iran

Unveiling the Mysteries of the Persian Silk Road

Discover a significant segment of the ancient Silk Road on a 14-day tour through Iran. Visit Tehran’s museums, the vibrant bazaars of Tabriz, and the serene gardens of Shiraz. This journey highlights Iran’s rich historical and cultural heritage, connecting you with the timeless trade routes that shaped civilizations.

14 Days

Highlights

Hotspots

Here are some interesting points about the Silk Road in Iran:

Day 1: Arrival in Tehran

Morning: Arrive in Tehran. Check into your hotel and rest.
Afternoon: Visit the National Museum of Iran and the Golestan Palace.
Evening: Enjoy a welcome dinner featuring traditional Persian cuisine.

Day 2: Tehran to Tabriz

Morning: Fly or take a train to Tabriz.
Afternoon: Explore the Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex, one of the most important commercial centers on the Silk Road.
Evening: Walk around El Goli Park and dine at a local restaurant.

Day 3: Tabriz to Zanjan

Morning: Visit the Blue Mosque and the Azerbaijan Museum.
Afternoon: Drive to Zanjan.
Evening: Check into your hotel and explore the local area.

Day 4: Zanjan to Hamadan

Morning: Visit the Soltaniyeh Dome, an ancient mausoleum and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Afternoon: Travel to Hamadan.
Evening: Explore the ancient Ecbatana, and dine in local eateries.

Day 5: Hamadan to Kermanshah

Morning: Visit the Avicenna Mausoleum and the Ganjnameh Inscriptions, ancient reliefs carved into the rock.
Afternoon: Drive to Kermanshah.
Evening: Visit Taq-e Bostan, a site with Sassanid rock reliefs.

Day 6: Kermanshah to Kashan

Morning: Explore Bisotun, a UNESCO World Heritage site with ancient inscriptions.
Afternoon: Journey to Kashan.
Evening: Check into your hotel and relax.

Day 7: Kashan

Visit the Fin Garden, Tabatabaei House, and Agha Bozorg Mosque. Enjoy exploring local bazaars and traditional houses.

Day 8: Kashan to Isfahan

Morning: Drive to Isfahan.
Afternoon: Explore the Naqsh-e Jahan Square, a UNESCO site, including the Imam Mosque, Ali Qapu Palace, and Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque.
Evening: Stroll along the Zayande River and visit traditional tea houses.

Day 9: Isfahan

All day: Continue exploring Isfahan with visits to the Chehel Sotoun Palace, Vank Cathedral, and the bazaars. Experience an evening of Persian music and dinner.

Day 10: Isfahan to Yazd

Morning: Depart for Yazd.
Afternoon: Check into your hotel and start exploring the old town of Yazd, another key Silk Road city.
Evening: Walk through the narrow alleys and discover traditional Yazd art and architecture.

Day 11: Yazd

All day: Visit the Zoroastrian Fire Temple, the Towers of Silence, and the Jame Mosque of Yazd. Enjoy local cuisine and explore more of the old city.

Day 12: Yazd to Shiraz

Morning: Drive to Shiraz, stopping at Pasargadae, the tomb of Cyrus the Great and Visit Persepolis and Naqsh-e Rostam
Afternoon: Continue to Shiraz and check into your hotel.
Evening: Relax and prepare for the next day’s adventures.

Day 13: Shiraz

All day: Visit the Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, the Arg of Karim Khan, Eram Garden, and the tombs of Hafez and Saadi. Explore the Vakil Bazaar.

Day 14: Departure from Shiraz

Morning: Enjoy some free time before your flight.
Afternoon: Depart for home or your next destination.

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