Once-in-a-lifetime Budget Iran Adventure
Do not worry about time. In only six days, you are welcomed to the golden triangle of Iran: Shiraz, Isfahan, and Yazd. Visiting these three cities, you will have the very essence of old Persia. 5 UNESCO World Heritages and many other incredible Persia attractions await you on this tour.
Shiraz Yazd Isfahan
After you arrive at Shiraz airport, your guide will greet you; transfer to your hotel.
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 tombs (Shiraz is famous for these two great Persian poets), Eram and Gahan-Nama Garden, and Quran Gate (with a view over Shiraz).
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 Persepolis. This ceremonial capital of the Persian Empire during the Achemaenian Dynasty dates back to 515 BCE. 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.
We continue our tour by visiting Naghsh-e-Rostam, the Achaemenian necropolis (city of the dead). Then you will go to see Pasargadae.
Pasargadae is the capital of the Achaemenid Empire in the time of Cyrus the Great and also a place for his tomb (the most famous monument on this site).
Continue your way to Yazd.
Morning 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 the famous Fire Temple of Zoroastrians, and also 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.
Evening departure to Isfahan
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 western side of the court, 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).
Late evening you can walk on the bank of the Zayande-rood river and see its famous bridges.
Departure from Isfahan International Airport.
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