Persia Revisited, The Classic Tour of Iran
With only seven days in Iran, this tour offers this country’s essence. Visiting the famous cities of Tehran, Isfahan, and Shiraz, you can also have a tour of Kashan and Abyaneh. You can also see Iran’s 6 UNESCO World Heritage sites in this brief time.
After you arrive at the airport, your guide will greet you and transfer you to your hotel.
In the morning, you will see the National Museum of Iran, which is over 70 years old and contains 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. Then visit the Bazaar and carpet museum. O/N Tehran
Morning drive from Tehran to Kahsan.
This city is famous for its traditional houses. After visiting some of Borujerdi and Tabatabaie’s houses, visit Fin’s garden. In the afternoon, 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 combines modern facilities.
In the morning, drive to Isfahan via Abyaneh.
Morning tour of Abyaneh. This village is one of the most significant villages of Iran- with its unique red soil and colorful women’s dresses.
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 it was the Safavid Capital (17th Century). We will visit the famous Imam Mosque (Royal Mosque) on the square’s southern side, which has incredible architecture and tile work. We then visited the multistory Aliqapu Palace, which stood on the western side of the court, from which the Safavid kings used to view the polo games and ceremonies. Then, visit the 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 site 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).
Driving from Isfahan to Shiraz via Pasargadae Naghsh-e-Rostam and Persepolis.
Today, you will visit the most famous attractions of Ancient Persia in Iran: Persepolis and Pasargadae, two UNESCO World Heritage sites.
First, you will visit the great Pasargadae. Pasargadae is the capital of the Achaemenid Empire in the time of Cyrus the Great and a place for 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 welcome in Shiraz, the city of gardens and nightingales. We will start our Shiraz tour by Nasiralmolk mosque, Narenjestan Garden, and Karmikhani complex – Karim Khan Zand, the founder of the Zand dynasty who chose Shiraz as his capital. Visiting Zandieh Complex: Vakil bath (traditional Iranian bath), Vakil mosque, Vakil bazaar– the conventional Shiraz and Moshir caravanserai bazaar.
You can also visit Hafez & Saadi’s tombs (Shiraz is famous for these two great Persian poets).
Departure from Shiraz International Airport late at night.
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