Iran Short Tour in 5 Days
Although you are interested in visiting old Persia, do you not have that much time? This 5-day tour is designed for you. You can visit Tehran, the capital of Iran, and also two famous metropolises of this country -Isfahan and Shiraz – in only five days, plus 6 UNESCO World Heritages and many other attractions.
Being busy or not having enough holidays is no longer an excuse not to visit Iran. We’ve designed this tour for busy bees interested in visiting us. We have selected three of the cities that will offer you ancient history and culture (Shiraz), contemporary arts and architecture (Isfahan), and last but not least, the modern and urban life of a 21st-century Iranian city (Tehran). So why wait longer? We’re an email or a telephone call away to arrange this fantastic tour for you.
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Tehran Isfahan Shiraz
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 the 4th millennium B.C. objects 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.
Night flight 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) 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.
Driving from Isfahan 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 also 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 tombs of Kings are among various reception halls and palaces, private palaces, royal treasury and fortifications you can see in Persepolis.
Today you are welcomed 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 also visit Hafez & Saadi’s tombs (Shiraz is famous for these two great Persian poets) and UNESCO World Heritage Eram Garden.
Departure from Shiraz International Airport late at night.
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